thinking about updating my bios because I understand it will enable larger drives, I have xp pro 80 Gb hd but have been given a 120 GB and 130 Gb drives which would help with the video editing I do, have run a program called everest home edition which enabled me to link to my bios home page, making enquires with then they have offered me a upgrade, their email staes "Based on the technical specifications you had submitted, we have an excellent BIOS Upgrade for your system. We have the brand new Award BIOS for your motherboard. The price is only $29.95 (U.S)." after reading some forums I am not so sure, all advise welcomed
mobo is microstar internationsl, there is a lnk to the following page for bios upddates: click here would appreciate any help from there are don't want to make a mistake, what do I need to know and where from there
The first thing you need to know is as already stated "don't ever pay for a bios upgrade". The second thing is do you really need to upgrade, as tomjerry has already said. Thirdly, if you muck it up, say bye bye mobo!
Should only need bios update if a single drives capacity is greater than 136GB, so should be ok for your drives. However checking motherboard manufacturers for bios updates may indicate other advantages to upgrade. If there's no great advantage don't bother.