How to Upgrade the BIOS in an ASUS

By Dean Lee

The procedure for updating the BIOS for a computer used to be a convoluted process. However, many ASUS motherboards come packaged with an ASUS BIOS updater software that allows for quick BIOS updates. The BIOS is a software that runs on the motherboard that tells the computer how to startup.

Things You'll Need

  • Computer with ASUS motherboard
  • Internet connection

Step 1

Open a Web browser and go to http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?SLanguage=en-us. Select the motherboard being used from the drop down menu.

Step 2

Select the operating system being used from the pop-up menu.

Step 3

Expand the BIOS-Utilities menu by clicking on the "+," then download the BIOS update tool.

Step 4

Double-click the downloaded BIOS update tool file to install it. Follow the prompts to finish installation.

Step 5

Open the update tool. In the drop down menu, select "Update BIOS from the Internet", then click "Next."

Step 6

Click Auto-Select to find the appropriate FTP site, then click "Next."

Step 7

Select the most recent BIOS file from the drop down menu, then click "Next" and follow the prompts to finish the update.

Tips & Warnings

  • Always update the latest version of the BIOS update software for the motherboard being used before updating.

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