I have a 2514 lab router with 16MB ram and 16MB Flash. The router works perfectly fine. It currently has version 5.2(8a) boot ROMs. I have new boot ROMs, version 11.0(10c)XB2, that I could put into it. Is there a benefit to upgrading the boot ROMs if the system seems to be working fine now? Or, should I save these boot ROMs for possible use in another router?
Previously, I received a different 2514 that was giving memory errors and spontaneously rebooting itself. The problem in that case turned out to be that its older boot ROMs were not compatible with newer RAM that was in that 2514. I upgraded the ROMs and that system now works great.