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Question about bios updating

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May 29, 2012 12:08:14 PM

I just built my first rig yesterday (so glad I did, so much fun) and I was wondering about BIOS updating.

My BIOS atm is 1.0 but the most recent is 1.20.

Do I need all the subsequent updates before 1.20? or will 1.20 give all the 1.10 features

edit: oh wait now that I look there are numerous versions but different methods.

So I guess there's only 1.10 + 1.20

just different ways of obtaining it?

so do I need 1.10-> 1.20

or just 1.20?

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May 29, 2012 12:22:14 PM

Do you NEED any of them? Unless you are trying to correct a problem you are experiencing, I.E. something doesn't work, or is not supported by your current BIOS, you don't NEED to update anything. As a general rule you should only update a BIOS to correct an issue you are having, not just to get the "latest & Greatest" BIOS.

That being said, if you ARE going to update your BIOS, then (in your example) going to 1.2 should give you everything that 1.1 had. You should be able to go from 1.0 directly to 1.2 without having to install 1.1.

Good Luck!
May 29, 2012 12:33:20 PM

All firmware updates are images and not patches. They contain the entire firmware code and overwrite the previous firmware completely. Ergo, all firmware updates are cumulative by nature so grabbing the latest one is all you need to do.