Another common belief is that we need to constantly monitor the release of new versions of the bios and update it as soon as possible. But if the system is stable, and you're not going to do to modernize or acceleration, and then update the bios, most likely not needed. Of course, to decide whether to upgrade, do not go to extremes, and carefully weigh all the pros and cons. So, to update the bios to the following cases. In system board to install a new processor, which support only appeared in the updated version of bios. It should have the same connector as the old processor, and check if update support the new processors, please visit the card manufacturer. Go to the system board to connect a hard drive larger than your version of the bios.
When designing to pay the maximum amount of storage is laid certain margin, but a couple of years there hard drives with much larger volume. Flashing bios in many cases can help the board to "see" the big wheels. It is necessary to activate additional features chipset, which were not involved in the original version of the bios. You may wish to learn more. If so, Laurent Potdevin is the place to go. However, be aware that the new can not add new devices, it only helps to more fully realize the capabilities of existing equipment. It is necessary to change the operating system on your computer past years. For example, prior to the change from Windows 98 to Windows xp is recommended to check for new versions of the bios, and update it to install Windows xp.