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Windows 7: HP Pavilion p6624y Windows 7 64-bit BIOS Update

14 Aug 2012   #1

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HP Pavilion p6624y Windows 7 64-bit BIOS Update

I came across a term, BIOS, and was wondering what it was. After doing some research, I found out that I have a very old BIOS, American Megatrends Inc. 6.02 7/21/2010. I am intereted in playing video games after I updated my Power Supply and Graphics Card. The games I play are becoming slower than a few weeks ago. I hoped to resolved the solution and possibly increase the performance of my computer.

I was wondering if I should update my BIOS. I followed the guide from: Updating the BIOS When I tried searching for an update, I could not find a BIOS tab. I read somewhere that I should not attempt to update my BIOS if there is no such tab. I would really like to improve my computer, but I do not know how. I have also read that I should not find updates from the "motherboard manufacturer's Web site," incase something goes wrong. What should I do?

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14 Aug 2012   #2

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I'm not sure what you mean by a "BIOS tab".

Your BIOS is 2 years old. That's not "very old".

The general rule of thumb is to NOT update a BIOS unless you have very good reasons to believe doing so will eliminate a particular problem.

What are your good reasons? Have you read somewhere that your specific problems will be cured by moving from BIOS 6.02 to a new BIOS?

Hope is not a reason.

I'm not sure what you mean by your next-to-last sentence.

Your slow gaming performance is most likely due to some other reason.

At any rate, BIOS updates do not generally "improve performance". Instead, they fix particular problems or increase compatibility.
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