Question Running an R5 3500 with an ASUS X570-P mobo. My BIOS version is 1405, all the way back from late 2019. Should I update?

_danielpwils01

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I've heard updating your BIOS can cause more problems than it actually solves.

What do you guys think? Could I possibly see a boost in performance or stability? I have noticed that my CPU never boosts to the advertised clock speed, it always stays a bit under 4.1GHz.

If I do decide to update, should I go straight to the newest BIOS version or make a few stops in between? Any advice or information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
 

Colif

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Every bios update between one you on and current says it fixes system stability so it might help

I can't see anything there saying you needed to have a certain BIOS to use your CPU so you can skip all way to 4002 - I wouldn't grab the beta

If you aren't have any problems now, I wouldn't update BIOS as its not something you do just cause a new one exists. I don't have latest for my X570 as current one works fine.

manual should show how to update BIOS - https://dlcdnets.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/SocketAM4/PRIME_X570-P/E15829_PRIME_PRO_TUF_GAMING_X570_Series_BIOS_EM_WEB.pdf

Max speed of your CPU is 4.1 so how close do you get, its unlikely to ever reach max. Needs right conditions, and thats just on 2 cores, not all.
 

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