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Here's a screen from SIW screenshot on my BIOS details :-

http://xs.to

(Yes I don't know how to do a smaller thumbnail)

It lists 2003 as the date the BIOS was released, do I need to update?
 
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Usually it's only advisable to do a BIOS update if you are having compatibility/stability issues - because updating your BIOS, if done incorrectly, has a high chance of permanently ruining your motherboard.

Also you cannot guarantee there won't be a power cut during the update which would leave the BIOS half-copied and result in ruined motherboard. It's a calculated risk and if you are having issues and the way to resolve is to update the BIOS, then go for it, otherwise if it ain't broken don't fix it
 

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in some instances (lets say retros) where the bios is old, wouldnt a bios update increase performance?
 
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Possibly - it depends on what the update is for - some updates can even reduce performance.

Always check and see exactly what the update is 'fixing' :nod:

There is no need to update your Bios unless you really need to, say for upgrading the CPU/memory etc where the current bios won't recognise it.
 

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