For the purposes of this article I am going to assume that you understand the risks of flashing your BIOS and have a good reason for upgrading your existing BIOS.If are not familiar with the basics of flashing the BIOS or if you are not 100 percent sure that flashing your BIOS is the right thing to do then please read the companion article Three Good Reasons for Flashing Your BIOS.The second line shows the motherboard model, BIOS version and date.The lower left section of the screen shows the BIOS version date, motherboard model and BIOS ID.e has a BIOS scan browser plugin utility that works with IE Explorer and Firefox.The only way to know for sure your motherboard make is to pop off the side panel or open the case and take a peek.(Figure A) Look for the manufacturer, model number and a revision number.If you built your computer then you know the brand of the motherboard that you purchased and you will also likely know the model number. If you purchased your computer prebuilt, as most people do, then you probably don't know what is under the hood.
The decision to flash your BIOS should not be taken lightly.
It is essential that you do it mistake free if you still want to be able to use your computer.
The BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) is critical to the proper operation of your computer.
It is the first code that is executed at start-up and defines the way your motherboard will communicate with the system hardware components.
(Figure B) You can also get pertinent information from the initial POST screen.
(Figure C) The first line in the upper left portion of the screen shows the BIOS maker and version.