- Nov 13, 2011
- GA-Z77X-UD5H 10.13.6
- i7 3770K
- 2x GTX 980 Ti
- Mobile Phone
My MB came with BIOS version F14. I don't have any issues that I would blame on the BIOS and therefore I never updated it (I think F16 is current).When you did a fresh install,, Did you have to update the BIOS at all? I have this same build that has always worked. Im on 10.10.5, but want to update to at least El Cap. Can I just start fresh and install on new SSD without updating any BIOS Settings?
I have to say though that I tweaked the BIOS in the past, mainly to overclock RAM and CPU. That was before I switched to a GPU render engine. When I tried an El Cap Clover install a while ago with my old BIOS settings the install failed. I never bothered figuring out why... I just left it there.
For Sierra I loaded the 'optimized defaults' simply because I didn't want to deal with BIOS tweaking anymore and no longer rely on the extra speed from overclocked RAM and CPU.
If you are on 10.10.5 like I was, you probably boot in legacy mode and not UEFI. That's an option you have to decide upon during the install.
Other than that: Just pop in a new SSD, disconnect power to all other drives and you are good to go.