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Does it matter if upgraded cpu before bios update?

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Last response: in CPUs
May 20, 2012 1:49:40 AM

Hi , I upgraded from celeron 2.2 dual - core 2 duo 2.93... I was told that updating bios dosn't always need to be done, if mobo is capable of cpu. When i popped new cpu in , got directed to bios and loaded optimal default's.. Would this affect cpu performance due to NOT updating prior to upgrade??? Plus i ran bios update from biostar website ( Within window's ).

If anyone can help me with this , it would be most appreciated . ;) 

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May 20, 2012 1:57:39 AM

ah, i submitted a reply to the wrong post, DOH sorry :p 
a c 293 à CPUs
May 20, 2012 4:07:46 AM

The fact that it booted at all shows that it SHOULD be fine without an update, but you can look for an update to see if there is one pertaining to the new CPU.
a c 137 à CPUs
May 20, 2012 8:01:34 AM

Always best to update with the old cpu as less chance of a bios failure using the new cpu that may not be 100% stable with the old bios.

I would never directly update a bios fro the internet, download, stick on pen drive and do it locally, less chance of again corrupting bios.