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Updating the motherboard

Take note of the version and the date of the release.

It’s a myth that BIOS updates somehow make your computer faster or run better.

In some rare instances, a BIOS update can fix a motherboard issue that might make your computer perform better, but it’s usually not related to speed.

Only update the BIOS if you have a need to do so - typically, if the system is working with the current BIOS firmware then it is better to leave it alone.

OK, first of all, you must know that even though Kaby Lake is compatible with Intel's Z170 Skylake chipset, the CPU is designed for Intel's Z270 Kaby Lake chipset to use its new features. Copy the file you downloaded to the flash drive and insert it on the board.

Be very careful when updating motherboard BIOS firmware.

If you flash the wrong file, or power is cut during the process, there is a good chance you will brick the motherboard.

Search for your particular computer model and you should see a section called Drivers and Downloads or something similar. Always read the release notes or details to see what is actually being updated.