We are always reminded to keep our software’s ranging from antivirus system to even games to be updated. The other essential part of our computer system that might be left out with the update is a BIOS. It probably does not need a regular update as much as other software’s but keeping it up to date will make sure your computer capable enough of running the latest hardware type that might not be supported by current version of BIOS.
Do my PC/Laptop needs a BIOS upgrade ?
In most cases the only reason to get a BIOS upgrade is to add support for a new form of hardware you are adding to your system (such as a new CPU, or larger hard disk etc) that is not supported by your current BIOS. Most operating systems do not use the BIOS once the operating system is up and running, so you should not upgrade the BIOS in an attempt to fix a software bug unless the system/motherboard manufacturer has identified the BIOS as the cause of the problem.
BIOS Agent is a handy and a useful software which helps in detecting your BIOS version. All you need to do is just click on the "Get BIOS Info" on the bottom left and shortly after that, all information related to your BIOS will be fetched onto the screen.
With all information on your screen know you can simply cross check the BIOS version displayed in BIOS checker with the vendor’s website. If your BIOS needs to be upgraded, the installation is pretty straightforward like an ordinary software. It is advisable, however, to use an uninterrupted power supply (UPS) during the upgrade as a power failure might cause data corruption to the BIOS, of course you don’t want this happen because you if it fails you wont power up your motherboard.