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Windows 7: Should i update my BIOS?


19 May 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit
 
 
Should i update my BIOS?

My Laptop is Acer 4741.all my games hang for like 3 seconds, and continues normally. it continuos happen on all games ive played on my laptop. should i upgrade my bios to the latest one?? mine bios is v.1.04 now....


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19 May 2012   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gadot View Post
My Laptop is Acer 4741.all my games hang for like 3 seconds, and continues normally. it continuos happen on all games ive played on my laptop. should i upgrade my bios to the latest one?? mine bios is v.1.04 now....
It is generally a risky thing to do. I have updates bioses without a problem, but if something goes wrong (say a Windows crash) and the update is interupted, then your system will no longer boot.
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19 May 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gadot View Post
My Laptop is Acer 4741.all my games hang for like 3 seconds, and continues normally. it continuos happen on all games ive played on my laptop. should i upgrade my bios to the latest one?? mine bios is v.1.04 now....
if you are not used to or knowledgeable of flashing bios my advice would be:

-Take a look at the Bios Update notes. If it specifically lists a issue you are having or says that its a critical update, then yes, update them.

-If you are not experiencing any of the issues it fixes, then I wouldn't worry about it, as a bios flash is potentially risky and will likely not solve your issue.


Depending on the method you use, its usually rather safe to do though. I personally prefer flashing via USB stick.



In regards to your issue, when your games hang, is it when you first launch the game or peridodically during play?

Its possible, the delay is when accesing the HardDrive for DATA. If that is the case, doing a system clean up with something like CCleaner, delete the contents of the TEMP folder, and then defrag your HardDrive may improve performance.
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19 May 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks for the reply.i have ccleaner and always using it.i even use Advanced care system care pro.Nothing fixes it. i think Bios update is the last thing i have to do. Any more suggestion to help me with the game lag??
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19 May 2012   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gadot View Post
Thanks for the reply.i have ccleaner and always using it.i even use Advanced care system care pro.Nothing fixes it. i think Bios update is the last thing i have to do. Any more suggestion to help me with the game lag??
Don't use those "cleaners". They are bad news on Windows 7. If you have a slowness problem, then make a separate thread about it and we will be happy to help you
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19 May 2012   #6

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Most problems with games in laptops tend to be related to its limited graphics capabilities and/or the lack of system memory after the graphics has taken its share.

Unlike desktops, where you might flash the BIOS to accomodate a newer processor, there is usually very little need to do so in a laptop as the hardware is generally not upgradeable.

If you do decide to flash your BIOS, you should follow all instructions provided with the update to the letter. Failure to do so can leave your laptop as a very expensive paperweight. Needless to say, you should only get this type of update from your laptop manufacturer and not from some 3rd party site (including the BIOS manufacturer themselves, as they only provide the basic code which is then customised by the laptop manufacturer to suit the laptop in question), and you should make sure that it is specifically for your computer, in particular check the full model number (including version/revision) to make sure that it applies. Also, read the documentation carefully to see what changes are made and what issues it fixes. Checking their Forums to see what others with the same model laptop have done, and what their experiences are/were, is also useful.
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