The BIOS controls the basic input/ output commands that help boot your system. Keeping everything up to date help reduce errors and bugs that that the manufacture has found and fixed by creating an update. Updating your BIOS isn’t that complicated and can be done by following a few steps listed below.
MSI BIOS update for Ryzen 5000 and 6000 Series
With the release of the new Ryzen, 5000 and 6000 series older motherboards will need to update the BIOS in order to work effectively with the latest CPU’s. MSI and other manufactures have already released this BIOS update. So make sure you are downloading the most up to date version of the BIOS if you are updating your BIOs for this reason.
Before we begin Flashing BIOS can “brick” the your motherboard if not done properly. By bricking I mean the damage to the motherboard will be irreparably. To avoid damage to your components please following the next few steps:
- Do not flash the firmware if there is a chance of a abrupt powerless that can happen.
- Make sure you are updating the correct firmware from the manufacturer for that device. Model and manufacturer must match.
- Use a usb drive that is trustworthy, do not use a drive that is prone to crashing.
- Do not interrupt the process of install for any reason once you begin flashing the BIOS.
When flashing a BIOS it wipes all the current settings for a time. Without these settings your computer will not be able to boot properly. So always take precautions when updating the BIOS on your motherboard.
How to Update a MSI Motherboard
Before we get into the thick of it you are going to need a USB flash drive and an internet connection to be able to download the update. The USB stick will be used to install the update.
- Download the BIOS software
First, you will need to go to the manufactures website and download the BIOS update for your motherboard. In this instance, it will be MSI. You can find their download section Under support than downloads. MSI has an easy search area where you can select the product type. Make sure you are selecting the correct make and model of your motherboard. If you are not sure about the model of your motherboard you can look here to see how to find the
- Extract to Flash Drive
Once the file has been downloaded you will now need to exact the file onto a USB flash drive. Go to the folder you downloaded the file to right-click the file>extract all>select the USB flash drive as the location. Make sure the file is fully unzipped before proceeding to the next step.
- Restart the computer and Enter BIOS
With the flash drive still plugged in restart your computer. to enter BIOs you have to repeated smash the DEL or F2 key. Normally you just have to press the key once right at start up. But the repeatedly smashing the keys is how the pros do it.
- Enter Into M-Flash
Once you are in the BIOS screen you should see M-Flash down towards the bottom of the screen. Click M Flash. The system will want to confirm that you will be booting from a flash drive. Click “yes” to confirm.
- Select the BIOS Update
You system will reboot and enter into Flash mode once you are in flash mode. You computer will ask you to select the file on your flash drive. Select the file that you downloaded and click ok.
- The System will update
You system will install the BIOS update. Just let your computer restart and boot back into the operating system. Once you are back to your operating system the update should be complete. To double check if your system is upto date. Type “msinfo32″ into the search and press enter. This will bring up the system summary. Within the system summary you will need to look for ” BIOS VERSION/DATE” . This will tell you what BIOS version you are currently running.
Yes while it is possible to update a BIOS without using a flash drive. It is just highly recommended that you do use a flash drive a not update it in an alternative way. By using a flash drive you are eliminating potential errors from happening.
First you will need to know what motherboard you have installed on your computer. Here is how you can check what motherboard you have in your computer. Then you will need to figure out the current BIOS version you have running. This way you will know if you will need to update or not. To find the current BIOS version you will need to goto you windows search bar at the bottom of the screen. Type “msinfo32″ into the search and press enter. This will bring up the system summary. Within the system summary you will need to look for ” BIOS VERSION/DATE” this will tell you what the current BIOS versions you are running on your motherboard.