will updating bios of the motherboard damage the motherboard?
i bought a new gigabyte x299 ud4 motherboard and after my first format it was unable to find the lan adapter so i updated its bios once. does this affect my warranty or reduce the life span of my motherboard in any way?
No, if done correctly there is no negative impact on your hardware and it shouldn't affect warranty unless you managed to brick your board somehow. Not sure about that.
BIOS updates are not recommended unless you are having issues, as they can sometimes do more harm than good, but in terms of hardware damage there is no real concern.
nitinvaid20 said:NO it wont affect the warranty nor its life span
and is the lan working now? have you installed the lan drivers for it?
yes my lan is running now and everything seems to be working perfectly since the bios update. just being a little paranoid since my friend told me it might reduce the life span and i spent alot of my savings on this new work station.
BIOS Updates are there for a reason. Usually to fix bugs or security in the BIOS. When ever i come across a PC I always make sure the BIOS is the latest. If it was an issue with warranty then I don't think they would release them. Even if you brick it I think they will still warranty it (It is fairly easy for them to replace the BIOS chip on a board). As far as life span goes that one I have never heard of before and i don't see any reason why it would shorten it. The only issue that a lot of people have is if you are doing Intel RAID though the BIOS you MUST do a BIOS backup of your settings BEFORE you upgrade otherwise you will lose your RAID settings and then it becomes more of an issue to fix.
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mcnumpty23 said:dont listen to your friend
the biggest risk with a bios update would be losing power half way through updating it
manufacturers always release bios updates
to fix issues
or to support new hardware etc
so people are meant to update the new bios if what it fixes or improves is relevant to them