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latest bios update for asus z97-a motherboard Questions


p5200

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#1
Has anyone with this board tried this bios update? I believe the version # is 2205. Is it mainly important just for upgrading to the new 5th. Gen. processors or, is there benefits for the 4th. Gen. i7 4790k also? Thanks! :)
 

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Rocky

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#2
I own the Asus Z97-A motherboard and my instruction manual says not to upgrade the BIOS if my system is running smoothly. The manual clearly states to upgrade BIOS only when you have to, thus I have never upgraded my BIOS.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8.1
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    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel Haswell i5 4690
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    Asus Z97-A
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    2 x 8gb HyperX, by Kingston
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Rocky

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#3

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  • OS
    Windows 8.1
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    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel Haswell i5 4690
    Motherboard
    Asus Z97-A
    Memory
    2 x 8gb HyperX, by Kingston
    Graphics Card(s)
    None yet
    Sound Card
    Outboard USB DAC
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    Samsung S24D360
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popeye

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#4
I've probably updated BIOS 20-30 times over the years on different computers, never had a problem. Maybe just lucky.

Always used the manufacturer's update utility.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
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    Laptop
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    Acer V3 771G-6443
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    i5-3230m
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    Acer VA70_HC (U3E1)
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    8GB DDR3 PC3-12800 (800 MHz)
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    HD4000 + GeForce GT 730M
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    Realtek High Definition Audio
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    17" Generic PnP Display on Intel HD Graphics 4000
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    1600x900 pixels
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    Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250 GB
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    90 watt brick
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    Bluetooth
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    Asus RT-AC56R dual-band WRT router (Merlin firmware). Intel 7260.HMWWB.R dual-band ac wireless adapter.

Rocky

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#5
You're a brave person. I'm not going to update my motherboard's BIOS. Call me a baby.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel Haswell i5 4690
    Motherboard
    Asus Z97-A
    Memory
    2 x 8gb HyperX, by Kingston
    Graphics Card(s)
    None yet
    Sound Card
    Outboard USB DAC
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung S24D360
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    1920x1080
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    Internet Explorer 11
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    Windows Defender

popeye

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#6
Baby. :)

Only my experience, not trying to convince anyone. Usually the reason I did it was to add some feature or there was a bug fix. I wouldn't do it if just just for a CPU that I'm not even using.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Acer V3 771G-6443
    CPU
    i5-3230m
    Motherboard
    Acer VA70_HC (U3E1)
    Memory
    8GB DDR3 PC3-12800 (800 MHz)
    Graphics Card(s)
    HD4000 + GeForce GT 730M
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17" Generic PnP Display on Intel HD Graphics 4000
    Screen Resolution
    1600x900 pixels
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250 GB
    ADATA SSD SP900 128GB
    PSU
    90 watt brick
    Mouse
    Bluetooth
    Antivirus
    Comodo
    Other Info
    Asus RT-AC56R dual-band WRT router (Merlin firmware). Intel 7260.HMWWB.R dual-band ac wireless adapter.