Bad reviews about asrock extreme 4 p67

I just went to newegg to read about asrock extreme 4 p67 motherboard.

Almost everyone said you need to update bios from 1.0 into 1.3 otherwise your CPU would overheat when you OC.

I am sure everyone using p67 wants to OC their CPU.

Does this mean updating bios is a must?

I heard that bios update is kinda dangerous and PC noobs shouldn't try.

Are these all true? Should I have alternative p67 that doesn't need any updates and still run well?
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  1. i think you will not find any motherboard that not need BIOS update :)

    just read BIOS update instructions and update is normal but don't switch power off until you finish the update
  2. I see, I will read the instruction.
    By the way, do I need to update it before I install windows OS or is it done while windows is on?
  3. joonkimdmd said:
    By the way, do I need to update it before I install windows OS or is it done while windows is on?
    You need to read and follow the directions carefully. They will answer your question.

    There are probably a couple different ways to update your BIOS so you will want to choose the one that makes the most sense to you.

  4. There are 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.
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