Updating bios using asus
So I went to asus' website, found the drivers etc under my particular mobo.Now I was given two files, I've attached them because once I open the rar/zip files I dont know what to use to then run them with so I can update the mobo?Ok I've had some serious issues with running itunes & my iphone, syncing, writing errors etc.The guys on the apple forum said to try and update my bios.
System Manufacturer/Model Number Built it myself OS Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64 CPU Intel Quad Core Q6600 2.40GHz Motherboard Asus Memory 8g Graphics Card Nvidia 9600 GT & 9800 GT Sound Card Turtle Beach 5.1 Monitor(s) Displays Three 19" Dell's & one 46" Samsung 750 It's been a while since I used Asus products, but as I recall the file beginning with AFUD is a utility used to update the BIOS. You can open both of those zip files with 7-zip, Winzip, or any similar program.
So, I wouldn't do it unless you had very good reason to believe it will solve your problems--look around on the Asus site to see if that is true.
Computer type PC/Desktop System Manufacturer/Model Number Ignatz Special; 4 speed manual gearbox; factory air conditioning; one of one OS Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit CPU Intel Skylake i5-6600K, not overclocked Motherboard As Rock Z170M Extreme 4, micro ATX Memory 8 GB Hyper X DDR4-2666 (2 x 4 GB) Graphics Card none; graphics are integrated on CPU Sound Card onboard: Realtek ALC1150; external: USB Behringer UF0-202 Monitor(s) Displays Dell S2340M 23 inch IPS Screen Resolution 1600 x 900 Keyboard Microsoft 200 6JH-00001 USB Mouse Dell or Microsoft optical wired; USB PSU Rosewill Silent Night 500 watt fanless, semi-modular Case Antec Solo II Cooling Noctua NH-U12S; Noctua F12 intake, Noctua S12A exhaust Hard Drives System: Crucial MX100 series SSD, 128 GB; Data: Samsung Spinpoint 103SJ, 1 TB; Backup: WD Caviar Green WD30EZRX-00D8PB0, 3 TB Antivirus Microsoft Security Essentials and Malwarebytes Premium Browser Pale Moon Other Info All fans PWM; speeds at idle: CPU circa 500 rpm; intake circa 600 rpm; exhaust circa 600 rpm; CPU temps 27 idle and 47 C load in a warm room (27 C/81 F) when running Intel Extreme Tuning Utility stress test.
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You can update the BIOS of your ASUS computer if you want your computer to support new CPU and a larger memory, or if you want to fix any ongoing bugs and known issues.