According to ASUS the motherboard, M5A97 R2, with BIOS 1006 is compatible with the FX8350 processor. Should I update the BIOS - this can be risky? The Computer works perfectly except if I try to restart the computer. If I shut down the computer it also will freeze upon restarting. To restart the computer I must shut off electricity to the computer and turn it on again and press the start button on the computer to start - the computer will then run perfectly. I usually do not shut down my computer; usually put it in sleep mode. The sleep mode works well - no problem starting from the sleep mode. Any solution - Thanks Very Much. Love this processor.
Yes, you should update the BIOS to the latest version.
There aren't risks if it operates with the proper precautions.
Do not upgrade the CPU overclocking and read the mainboard manual for the correct procedure. Do not upgrade from Windows and uses a USB 2.0 flash drive clean.