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User Info: mrtywer

mrtywer
3 years ago#1
So, from looking about, I've heard that, with the release of the i5-4690 (my current cpu), H87 chipsets need to do a BIOS update in order to fully support the new cpu chips. I see the latest MSI bios on their website (I'm not touching Live-Update), do I NEED to update? I have v2.6, MSI has the latest at v2.7. I'm ON the computer in question, so it's not like it's not working.
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User Info: mrtywer

mrtywer
3 years ago#2
Bump for great justice!
MSI H87-G43 | Intel Core i5-4690 @ 3.5 Ghz | 8G Gskill Ripjaws X @ 1600 | Sapphire Radeon R7 260x

User Info: arleas

arleas
3 years ago#3
The general advice I always see here is that if everything is working, don't update, unless you can definitely see that something isn't working right... If you had a dual bios I'd say go for it anyway.
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User Info: Lvthn

Lvthn
3 years ago#4
Sometimes the motherboard comes with updated BIOS to support newer CPUs already installed. P9X79 needs an update to run 4820K and above, but mine came with a sufficiently recent BIOS to still run it (I updated anyway since I have BIOS flash, but it worked straight out of the box).

If BIOS version is actually sufficient and you don't have dual BIOS or flash, updating is a risk. But if you don't, even if it seems to be working, I'd probably go ahead and update. Working right now doesn't mean instability can't crop up later.

User Info: romsnbombs

romsnbombs
3 years ago#5
If it had a bios updating tool within the bios menu itself, where you just copy the rom to a usb flash drive and click "update", I'd say have at it.

But if you're left flashing with some dodgy software from within windows, or making a DOS boot disk etc, leave it. Don't want to brick the board
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