a couple of ways to update the BIOS. Most boards now have a utility that will let you update the BIOS from inside Window. You can also boot from a floppy and update from there without entering Windows. This is safer but a little more trouble. The key word here is "safer".
Anyway, there is a good chance that you will not need to update the BIOS. BIOS changes are nearly always slipstreamed into the boards during production.
I always recommend updating the BIOS late at night on a clear night (no thunderstorm
) if you do not have a UPS. Power grid seems a little more stable.
When you get the motherboard, read the directions very carefully. If you do not understand any part of the directions, stop and ask someone.
Updating a BIOS is dangerous. You can ruin your motherboard. Do not proceed until you understand exactly what you need to do every step of the way.