I started the steps to OC (never OC'ed before) and wasn't able to disable all my spread spectrum options so it got me thinking if I should maybe update my BIOS. Any thoughts if I should consider doing so based on my recent changes as well as my desire to OC? I would like to extend the life of this PC another year or so so I don't have to plow serious cash into it yet.
Absolutely not. Do not flash the bios if you're not having any problems. Windows 7 has never required a bios flash to run properly. Don't know why so many folks think it's necessary. And many folks have more problems, not less, after flashing, especially with overclocking. You only need to flash when a new cpu won't post. Otherwise, you do so at your own risk.