If the Flash Memory Writer utility was not able to successfully update a complete BIOS file, your system may not be able to boot up.
EDIT: I haven't bought it yet, so i'm open to suggestions if you think I should buy a different SDD.
In fact, most motherboard manufacturers, including Intel, recommend against upgrading BIOS unless there is a specific problem that an upgrade to a specific BIOS level will fix.
Most sysadmins also would agree that "if it is not broken, don't fix it." Upgrading BIOS just to get to the latest level is counter-productive in terms of the time it takes, but also can cause problems that did not previously exist. And that can be a problem for those of us who don't use Windows in any form, like me.
Well first you’ll need to figure out the current version of the BIOS.
In this article, I’ll explain multiple ways you can determine the BIOS version.
And—being the geek that I am—I also just wanted another hardware project with at least some little bit of justification. I originally used these two identical systems in a classroom environment where raw performance was not an issue.
EDIT: oh and I forgot to mention, I'm open to suggestions if you guys think I should get a different SSD.It is the first software your PC loads so that it can use things like CD drives, mice, and keyboards practically from the moment you turn it on.This guide will help you flash (update) your BIOS by taking the right precautions and walking you through each step.I decided that I wanted to add more computing power to those tasks so decided to update some of my older computers rather than purchasing new ones.After all, these are perfectly good computers with yet untapped capabilities.Another method to determine the BIOS version on your computer is to simply restart the computer.