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Upgraded from XP to 64bit Windows 7, Upgrade BIOS?

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Last response: in Motherboards
October 24, 2010 2:03:00 AM

My PC is over 4 years old and I have never updated the BIOS.

I recently replaced my 8800GTX that died with a GTX 460 (768MB), as well as upgraded from XP to 64bit Windows 7.

I am considering overclocking since my PC specs are a bit dated (listed as follows):

NForce 680i SLI
e6600 Core 2 Duo
4GB G.Skill DDR2-1066 RAM
GTX 460 (768MB)
TruPower 550W PS
Thermaltake HSF
Thermaltake Armor Case

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.


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a c 435 V Motherboard
October 25, 2010 12:52:45 AM

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.
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