The $30 seems like a lot of money to spend on something you don't really need. I would go to the manufacturer?s website for your mother board and see if they have an update for your particular motherboard/BIOS. It is usually as easy as downloading the file, putting it on a disk, and installing it. And you can do all that for free.
Personally I do not mess with my BIOS unless I have a reason too. I am more from the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" school of thought. It is always possible for things to go wrong while updating your BIOS and this can leave your machine unusable.
So to make a long story short, unless you have a reason to update your BIOS, I would probably leave it alone and save your money. But others may disagree...
I have the following system. Being a novice at best I have a question about the BIOS.
I've recently requested information about my systems BIOS and for $30.00 I can have it upgraded Is this normal to be charged? How often do you update your BIOS? Thanks in advance for your time.
Emachine's T6524 AMD Athlon 64 3500+ 2.19 GHz / 2GB DDR /A WDC 200GB HDD/ Dual Layer DVD