How Do I Update My ASUS Motherboard?
We had a client ring us this morning asking us how to perform a BIOS update on his ASUS computer.
Though we pretty much told him this information over the phone, he said he would rather wait for us to come around and help him, and not risk bricking his motherboard 🙂
How Do I Check for a BIOS Update?
To do this, press the Windows key and S to open the search bar, then type ‘System Information’ and hit Enter. This will open a window with the information about your computer, including the version of BIOS your motherboard is using.
Once you have the version number, search for your motherboard model on the manufacturer’s website and you’ll be able to find if there are newer updates out there!
Updating the BIOS can be crucial for keeping your computer running optimally, as it can help with compatibility issues, reduce system crashes, and improve the performance of your software.
Make sure to complete the update correctly to avoid any potential damage to your system.
1. Download The BIOS Update Utility
Open the MyASUS window by pressing Win + S and typing in MyASUS. Hit Enter to open the MyASUS window.
Then, select Customer Support > Live Update > Latest. If you can’t find the Live Update tab, your computer doesn’t support this feature. You may have to try the second method.
The BIOS Update (Windows) section should list the BIOS Update for Windows file. Click on the download icon after it to get the ASUS BIOS Installer.
Once downloaded, you can install the BIOS Update Utility to update your motherboard.
2. Update BIOS in BIOS Utility (with EZ Flash)
First insert the USB drive and extract the BIOS file you downloaded.
Then, restart your ASUS computer and press the DEL key to enter the BIOS Utility.
Select Advanced Mode and shift to the Tool tab, then choose ASUS EZ Flash 3 Utility.
Select the disk where the BIOS file is saved, then choose the file.
In the popup window, choose Yes, and then Yes again to confirm the BIOS information and update.
The process will take some time to finish, after which your computer will be restarted automatically.
That’s all there’s to it!
3. Update BIOS Using AI Suite 3 (EZ Update)
Updating your BIOS with AI Suite 3 is easy.
First, you’ll need to download the BIOS file and extract it to your USB.
Next, download and install AI Suite 3 from the ASUS Download Center. Extract the AI Suite 3 file to your USB as well.
Then, find and double-click on the AsusSetup.exe file, click Install, and restart your computer.
After restarting, open the EZ Update, select the extracted BIOS file, and click Flash.
Restart your computer again and the update process will start.
Once the process is complete, restart your computer again and you’re done!
AI Suite 3 is a great tool to use when updating your ASUS motherboard BIOS.
4. Update BIOS Using USB BIOS FlashBack
If your ASUS motherboard supports the USB BIOS FlashBack function, you can follow these steps to update the BIOS.
First, make sure your computer is completely shut down and the power cord is disconnected.
Then, insert your USB storage device with the BIOS file into the USB BIOS FlashBack port of the motherboard.
After that, press the USB BIOS FlashBack button and the LED will begin to blink.
The BIOS update should start automatically and will take approximately 3 minutes to finish.
Finally, when the LED stops blinking, it means the BIOS update has completed successfully.
It is important to note that this method is only available for certain models of ASUS computers.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where Can I Find the Correct BIOS Update for My Motherboard?
You can find the correct BIOS update for your motherboard by visiting the ASUS website. S
earch for your motherboard’s model number and look for a “Downloads” or “Support” page. From there, you can download the latest BIOS version.
What Is the Difference Between a BIOS Update and a Driver Update?
A BIOS update is changing the software that runs the basic hardware components of your computer, while a driver update is changing the software that allows your computer to interact with a specific hardware device.
Is There a Way to Perform a BIOS Update Without an Internet Connection?
Yes, you can update your BIOS without an internet connection. Find a USB drive, download the BIOS update onto it, then follow the instructions on the manufacturer’s website to install the update.