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Which PC components needs firmware upgrade?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by f0ku5, Oct 3, 2011.

  1. f0ku5 New Member

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    As title says.
    I want to ask much more educated people than me ;)

    I used to upgrade motherboard (BIOS, you know) mouse firmware (Razer DeathAdder) and even DVD drive (some lite-on, but I found upgrade).
    In the past I even found upgraded firmware for my audio card (Xonar DX).

    Is there anything else in PC that need upgrading? :)
     
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    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Depends on the specific hardware. Please list your system specifications.
     
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    ASRock Z68 Pro3
    Intel Core i5-2500K
    8 gigs of 1333 mhz ram
    HiS Radeon 6970
    Asus Xonar DX
    D-Link DFE-528TX network card

    hard drive (Samsung 1TB)
    and that DVD Rom drive. Lite-On

    plus Razer DeathAdder.


    that's probably all? :)
     
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    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Nope. I don't see anything that needs a firmware update. :)
     
  5. f0ku5 New Member

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    well...

    bios of my Z68 Pro3 i up-to-date.
    Same for my Radeon and Xonar.
    I believe that network card don't need to be upgraded?

    I haven't found any firmware update for my hard drive and DVD drive is up-to-date.
    Same for mouse.

    You sure that there's nothing more sitting in my PC that need to be upgraded? ;) I'm a little... paranoid over this. You probably know, I want to have all updated. It's like drivers.
     
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    Unless you have a specific problem with some component in your system, then you should avoid upgrading firmware.

    That said, your specs show that everything should be as up to date as it possibly can be.
     
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    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Firmware updates aren't very common. Just make sure you have the latest drivers installed for your hardware. Nothing to be paranoid about since most of the time if it works with older firmware.. well, it works. Firmware addresses hardware issues and you don't seem to be having any.
     
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    thanks for replies :)
    As I said before - I'm just paranoid about latest bioses and firmwares in the same way as updated drivers :p
     
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    but if you plan you can take board and vga card, but like others say if you fine and have no problem so you can skip it
    upgrade if you have problem or something specific like you want use latest proccessor but your board having a problem on that you can consider upgrade it
     

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