I have a Athlon 550 on a K7M motherboard w/ 512Mb ram. The documentation for the K7M says to only upgrade the bios if absolutely necessary, but I want better performance. New bios are available. Should I install them?
My first though was, well if he did'nt make any hardware upgrades since he got the sys, the original bios should be ok.
However if you intend to upgrade a component of your pc, then by all means upgrade your bios. You will have a good chance for better performance.
IMPORTANT: Upgrade bios BEFORE the new component is added.
Also a os upgrade might benefit from a bios upgrade, but i have questions myself about that.
If you do flash your bios be veeeeeeery carefull and follow all steps to the letter. If you are carefull it will go well.
I have done it, so anybody can, ask pike ! :-)
Electric coolaid for everyone, except me, never touch the stuff !