Firmware updates help resolve any hardware related issues you may be experiencing with the CD drive such as being unable to read some CD Discs or may update the region code on your DVD drive.
Unlike a driver update, these updates should only be performed for users who are experiencing hardware related issues with their drives.
We recommend you visit our CD drivers page for a listing of manufacturers and their driver update pages to obtain the latest drivers.
Some manufacturers may also have firmware updates available for their CD drives.
Not an operation for the novice, and not one that even PC enthusiasts approached with enthusiasm.
In recent years, things have gotten a whole lot more friendly on the BIOS upgrade front, and markedly more failure resistant too.
Now, when we talk about updating motherboard drivers, we are mainly talking about all the device drivers on our computer.
Updating your computer's drivers and other updates can resolve problems, improve the performance, and increase the stability of your computer.
Computer BIOS updates should only be run when you are having compatibility issues with your hardware or you feel that your computer hardware is not performing as it should.
The task involved downloading the correct BIOS file, the proper CMOS chip flashing software, rebooting the PC into DOS mode, applying the correct commands and then waiting in suspense until the update finished.
All the while there was a lurking danger - if something went wrong, you would be left with an essentially unusable motherboard…
PCstats will also help walk you through the process of locating potential updates, and deciding if you need them.