If you want to fix any issues with the motherboard or make your motherboard more compatible with the latest hardware, you would want to update your BIOS. However, updating BIOS is not always necessary and should only be performed if the update provides drastic improvement to the board.
There is some catch to updating the BIOS, which have discussed in the article.
So, without further delay, let us get right into it.
You can follow the steps mentioned below to check your current BIOS version.
Press the Windows+ R key to open Run.
Type msinfo32.exe to open the SystemInformation dialog box.
Here, on the right panel, corresponding to BIOS Version/Date, you can see your motherboard’s current BIOS version.
How to Update Gigabyte BIOS?
Before we start with the methods to update the BIOS, power loss during an update can cause permanent motherboard failure. Therefore, it is always recommended to use a UPS while performing a BIOS update.
Unless you face any compatibility issues or issues with the board in general, you do not need to perform a BIOS update.
However, these risks are almost eliminated these days due to the integrated BIOS backup system in the motherboard.
Now, as we have that out of the way, let us see how we can update gigabyte BIOS.
Warning: Make sure that your computer does not suffer from any power surges. Power loss during a BIOS update can cause your motherboard to malfunction and may not work at all.
Gigabyte App Center
Gigabyte developed its App Center to easily launch the Gigabyte application on your computer. Download its latest drivers and update BIOS. Furthermore, using this application BIOS update will be a piece of cake as you do not even need to enter the BIOS.
Unfortunately, Gigabyte’s App Center is only compatible with Gigabyte products.
Here is how you can update BIOS using the Gigabyte’s App Center.
Once the download is complete, install and run the AppCenter.
Click on the downward-facing arrow.
Now click on the NotInstalled tab
Here, check @BIOS and click on Install.
Once the installation is complete, run @BIOS.
Then, go to the UpdatefromServer tab.
Select the closest server.
The application will automatically detect your motherboard details and provide you with its latest BIOS version.
Click on this file and select Next
The application will now prompt you to a Face-Wizard screen. You can ignore this and click on Next.
Now,click on OK.
The App Center will now ask you to save the current BIOS file. Select Yes.
Once the backup is complete, the BIOS update process will start.
Please do not interrupt the update process, as it can cause your motherboard to malfunction.
When the process is complete, your computer will reboot.
Now, check the SystemInformation to check the BIOS version.
The newer version of the motherboard has an option in the BIOS named Q-flash, which lets you update the BIOS through the BIOS itself. If your motherboard does not support Q-flash, you can manually update the BIOS from the motherboard.
Please follow the steps mentioned below to update the BIOS.
Format the USB drive and copy the extracted file to the drive.
Rename one of the files you extracted, which consumes the highest space, to GIGABYTE.bin.
Now, insert the USB drive into the white USB port on the motherboard.
Turn on the motherboard.
The LED light next to the white USB port should flash/flicker, indicating that the BIOS update is in progress.
Once the update is complete, this LED light stops flashing.
Now turn on the system and check the BIOS version. You will see that the update was successful, and the BIOS has been updated.
When Do I Need to Update BIOS?
Updating BIOS does not increase your system performance. It also does not make your PC perform faster. Furthermore, if there’s nothing wrong with the motherboard, it is not recommended to tinker with the motherboard’s BIOS.
Some reasons you may need to update the BIOS.
Compatibility issues between Motherboard and latest hardware