Reformatting and BIOS Tags: Chipsets BIOS Hard Drives Motherboards Last response: October 20, 2011 2:54 PM in Motherboards Share ragetg October 20, 2011 1:52:03 PM Sorry for the probable stupid question. But if I have updated my BIOS since first installing the board and I reformat my hard drive would that reset the BIOS and make me have to re flash the bios again afterwards? In this case I flashed my M4A785T-M ASUS Board to version 2006 and am about to change my hard drive, does the hard drive affect the BIOS version in any way? Thanks. More about : reformatting bios ragetg October 20, 2011 2:15:28 PM werner123 said:Hi, no if you updated the bios it's updated, no need to do it again unless there was a problem with the initial update, your HDD has got nothing to do with it. Just leave it as it is. And did you remember to reload optimized defaults in the bios after you updated with the new version? After flashing it gave me the option to use the same settings as before or change them, I left them alone if that is what you mean. m 0 l ragetg October 20, 2011 2:25:12 PM Hmm, what sort of things would get changed? I've never adjusted anything in the BIOS like multipliers, voltages or anything. Anything I should go look at? m 0 l Related resources Updating bios without reformatting? - Forum Bios and reformat help needed - Forum how to reformat my 3D dual bios ??? anyone pls hlp me... I'm in trouble - Forum Reformatting drive - Will my OEM keys go away? - Forum Reformatting an old HDD - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer ragetg October 20, 2011 2:36:35 PM Alright thanks for the help. While you are reading you seem to know a bit more than I do so am I correct in thinking that the AMD Phenom II x6 1090T will run properly on my M4A785T-M Asus board on version 2006? http://support.asus.com/cpusupport/list.aspx?SLanguage=... It states that it is supported as of version 2006, but I'd really like to be sure before I mess anything up (processor is arriving today) m 0 l ragetg October 20, 2011 2:48:47 PM I updated to 2006 already from the file I just saved it on my C drive, so I should update now to 2302? m 0 l ragetg October 20, 2011 2:54:37 PM Alright thanks man, I'm gonna update to 2302 just to feel up to date. Thanks for all the help. m 0 l ragetg October 20, 2011 2:54:48 PM Best answer selected by ragetg. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Can't access BIOS to reformat older Dell Forum How to reformat hard drive from bios Forum Solvedserious question about reformatting Forum SolvedRemoving McAfee Endpoint Encryption before reformatting HDD Forum SolvedReformatting Windows 7... Forum SolvedOEM Reformatting issues Forum SolvedAm I able to transfer an old HDD to a new rig without reformatting? Forum SolvedI Need help with reformatting my PC Forum SolvedAvoid external drive re-formatting Forum SolvedReformatting a hard drive taken from another computer. Forum SolvedReformatting From Windows 8 to 7 Forum SolvedReformatting USB drive Forum SolvedReformatting HDD without loosing OS and drivers Forum SolvedNew laptop: best practices for bloatware removal and future reformatting? Forum SolvedReformatting a corrupted ssd Forum More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !