Note: If you are not experiencing problems on your computer and are not aware of any additional features in the BIOS that are needed, then you may not need to perform the update.
You can click on View Details in the Drivers page to review the release notes for the specific update to determine if the update will benefit you.
The only way to know for sure your motherboard make is to pop off the side panel or open the case and take a peek.
If you have additional BIOS-related questions, click one of the appropriate articles below: How to Clear the BIOS Password Downgrading the BIOS on a Dell computer.
The BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) is critical to the proper operation of your computer.
I could not find a revision number on my motherboard.
The initial POST screen and BIOS scan makes no mention of one either.
If your Dell PC or tablet supports BIOS recovery, you can recover the corrupt BIOS by using the BIOS recovery method on your Dell PC or tablet.
Refer to the Dell knowledge-base article BIOS Recovery options on a Dell PC or Tablet for more information.
The second line shows the motherboard model, BIOS version and date.
The lower left section of the screen shows the BIOS version date, motherboard model and BIOS ID.
If are not familiar with the basics of flashing the BIOS or if you are not 100 percent sure that flashing your BIOS is the right thing to do then please read the companion article Three Good Reasons for Flashing Your BIOS. Misidentification of your motherboard make/model/revision number If you built your computer then you know the brand of the motherboard that you purchased and you will also likely know the model number. If you purchased your computer prebuilt, as most people do, then you probably don't know what is under the hood.
You might be able to get the information by entering the serial number of the PC on a Web site, but when it comes to flashing your BIOS you need to be 100 percent accurate and the information on the Web site could be incorrect.
It is the first code that is executed at start-up and defines the way your motherboard will communicate with the system hardware components.