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User Info: JKatarn

JKatarn
1 month ago#11
Lienhart posted...
Do not update your bios unless you absolutely have to (99% of the time this is for hardware compatibility)

The worst case scenario, though very unlikely due to dual-bios systems now, is bricking it. The term brick means your motherboard will be as useful as a brick (it's dead).

I think updating bios always resets settings though? I've always had to write down my OC settings and re-enter them.


While generally I'm of the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" mindset, any reasonably modern and decent board (last 7 years or earlier) is going to have built in BIOS backup/update protection, so the likelihood of bricking your board is extremely minimal.
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EvilGiygas
1 month ago#12
EliteGuard99 posted...
I bought a more powerful i7 4790K (upgrading from i5-4670K)

Unrelated but man... What a waste of money.
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EliteGuard99
1 month ago#13
EvilGiygas posted...
EliteGuard99 posted...
I bought a more powerful i7 4790K (upgrading from i5-4670K)

Unrelated but man... What a waste of money.

What should I have got instead @EvilGiygas

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User Info: JKatarn

JKatarn
1 month ago#14
EliteGuard99 posted...
EvilGiygas posted...
EliteGuard99 posted...
I bought a more powerful i7 4790K (upgrading from i5-4670K)

Unrelated but man... What a waste of money.

What should I have got instead @EvilGiygas

My Processor (CPU) Model Socket for my MB uses an LGA 1150


A better GPU/SSD - even if you're doing a lot of video-editing/using other multi-threaded apps, it's unlikely you'd see much difference with that CPU, certainly not worth the hassle/cost of the upgrade IMO.
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Kokuei05
1 month ago#15
If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
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User Info: Mogu_Mogu

Mogu_Mogu
1 month ago#16
If there are settings in your BIOS that interface directly with your drives in a special way that will have to be reset after the BIOS update.
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