Hello!I am trying to update BIOS on my laptop T460p and am getting an error.Here is a part of Winuptp file: [2016/7/1 19:38:47] version 29.03OS = Windows 10 64bitDriver Loading....DoneSystem BIOS Version -> R07ET20WApplying BIOS Version -> R07ET67WSystem EC Version -> R07HT08WApplying EC Version -> R07HT14WAC adapter/Battery check....OK.BIOS Flashing....The number of retries of BIOS update = 1The number of retries of BIOS update = 2The number of retries of BIOS update = 3Failed.Error : Failed to verify Secure Flash image.Error code = 234 Thank You in advance!Read other answers
I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system
It's worked out well for many of us in the past.
You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)
I am new to a ThinkPad with fingerprint reader, but not to ThinkPads. Running Windows 7 64-bit. In Windows I installed the Lenovo Touch Fingerprint Software. I enrolled my fingerprints. Windows: It works well with Windows. Instead of logging in to Windows with password I can use the fingerprint. Next to deleting fingerprint data, only option I have in Settings is "Enable pre-boot authentication". Seems when I have this enabled, that windows will automatically log-in (not asking for password or fingerprint) if I used fingerprint to boot-up the computer during boot-time (enabled via BIOS). Boot/BIOS: I am a bit unsure how exactly this is configured via the BIOS. Only when I enable "boot password required" I will be asked to scan my fingerprint (or type the password). I assume it's meant this way. If boot password is disabled, I am not asked for the fingerprint at all. With boot password enabled, and that's strange to me, it would first ask me to scan the fingerprint and when I did so successfully, it will still require the password as well. I first scan my fingerprint, it gets a green checkmark (= success), then it shows the password icon, and next to it a hand which is crossed out, then a moment later I need to enter the password. Is it meant this way? Or should it be password OR fingerprint? Summary of settings (by choice): In Lenovo Touch Fingerprint Software i disabled "pre-boot authetication". This way I still need to ... Read moreRead other answers
I'm trying to update my computer to Windows 7, but was told that my version of BIOS is incompatible. I went to the Dell website to try to download the newer version, but it keeps downloading the Dell Driver Download Manager instead of the actual file that I need to download... Anybody know how I could update this WITHOUT running into this problem? It's becoming seriously annoying...
Hi and welcome to TSF what is the model of the computer,did you enter your serial to find the correct page,the simplest way is just to find the model from the select model option in the centre http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/Read other 1 answers
I downloaded the latest BIOS update driver from dell.com for my old Inspiron 5100 laptop. My laptop has A 06 version and the newest version is A 32. When I try to run it I get the message NOTICE-"Running on a unsupported system".
I have both XP home edition (which was the original OS when I bought the laptop )and XP professional. XP home doesnt allow me to boot my computer now.SO I run it on XP professional only.
I am doing this to reformat my computer with an external CD drive connected via the USB. My BIOS log doesnt recognize the USB connection.
Thanks in advance
Running on an unsupported system.
I just downloaded sp59218, a BIOS update and the update failed. The error I get is:The system BIOS update file (C:User\(name)\Download\ROM.CAB) is missing or corrupt. The system BIOS will not be updated. Anyone else had this issue? Anyone here from HP with recommendations or how to fix this problem and proceed the BIOS update? NOTE: I'm not familiar with F10 way update....i prefer from Windows directly.Thank you in advance for help!Read other answers
Hello Lenovo support, I just tried to update my BIOS on my Lenovo Z50, which has Windows 10. I chose the file this site said I just use, 9bcn91ww.exe, but when trying to install it I get the message:ErrorIHISI: Get support mode error in SMI!SMI Return Code: 0x45 Am I trying to install a wrong version or is it something else?Read other answers
Hi. After upgrading BIOS to 2.12 the CPU frequency is locked to the lowest possible (disregarding BIOS settings). Plugging in the battery makes it work again.For the sake of prolonging my battery life I ususally run without it when safely docked at home.Anyone else experiencing this? I assume it's a bug?
It sounds like a bug might have been fixed. I would expect it to slow down if you had just a battery (no A/C) or just A/C (no battery). The charhing circuity won't "cook" the battery. It will stop charging when it is fully charged.Read other 1 answers
I have downloaded the bois from the lenovo official site. But when I am updating its show the error message not for this notebook . I have lenovo g500s laptop .other people also facing same issue for the same laptop .please help ...Thanks in advance...
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The correct version of BIOS update has been just released - BIOS Update for Windows 8.1 (32-bit, 64-bit)
Now there should be no problems with it's installation.
I got the t470p about 5 months ago. Recently when ever i start it up i get an error that says "There was a problem starting C:\Program Files(x86)\Thinkpad\Utilites\PWMTR64V.dll" i did read here on the forum to delete something in the task schedule and i did but it didnt work. Does anyone know how to fix this errror? I never got it before. *** I go to that location and the only thing i have is "PWMIF64v.dll" which isnt correct. *** Also looked around and found this " PWMTR32V.dll " which is correct but this says 32 and not 64.Read other answers
Hi. I have a dell inspiron laptop. My problem starts when i tried to update my bios from a07 to a15. While the update is running my laptop screen suddenly turned blank but my laptop is still on. What should i do?
Please check and see if you can get into BIOS. By the way list Dell model number and version of window. Ex: Dell Inspiron 3543, windows 10
1. Power off computer
2. Power on computer, quickly start tapping F2 key continuously. Hopefully, you'll be able to see BIOS screen.
AMD Dual Core processors - updating BIOS?
how do you do this?
thanks a lot
Flash a BIOS?
You need to download the update from the motherboard manufacturer. Then follow the directions in the readme file that usually comes with it.
Hello.I need to update BIOS on my notebooks.I used my second computer to creat a BIOS recovery drive on my USB.I used this way:Recovering the notebook BIOS using an external storage devicehttp://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c02693833 I download recommended version:sp62234.exeAfter step "5. In the Location to Save Files window, click Change."The HP System BIOS Update Utility DOSENT opens and i have 2 errors: 1.IHISI: Get support mode fail in SMI! 2. BIOS did not support InsydeFlash! Please help me.Read other answers
hi there, i am fixing a friends old computer and the hdd was stuffed so i got a new maxtor diamondmax 9 for it. although once installing it i found out that it would only run in udma2 mode (checked it in another computer and it ran at full udma6)
so i suspect that the current bios cannot support udma5 or 6, so i am looking for a bios upgrade for it.
the bios string is 6A69RPRDC-00, the number on the actual motherboard is 35-C960-00-05
thanks for any help, i am really hoping i can make this board work at udma5 at least and not have to settle for udma2.
ps. i just found this
04/19/2001-i815-ITE87X2-6A69RPRDC-00 ITE87X2 + Winbond-W39A
if that is any help.
Old Machines.....(just like me... but can still perform to the max lol)
I your Bios has the option of udma up to 6 then generally the bios supports the Mode! and your problem is that the HDD does not support the mode (cant remember if you said it does).
You are probably using wrong criteria for bios upgrade search.
You Need the MB's Manufacturers Name or at least the MB Chipset and bios Manufacturers Name as well. go to the Computers muanufacturers website (you probably done that already) and search model.
otherwise Download a System info utility from Tech Spot, I use SiSoft Sandra or AIDA32.. (sandra might cause bluescreen on older machines).. Aida problably will have link direct to bios update site. hope this was of some help
I have a msi p67-m55 motherboard and I tried updating my bios.
The instructions were to update it using a USB, so thats what I did and it said it was successful, but now I cannot get into my desktop at all
So what it does right now: If I leave the USB on it will say "ERROR LOADING OPERATING SYSTEM"
and if I take the USB off or change my boot priority to my harddrive, It will load up to the "STARTING WINDOWS LOGO" and then after seeing two of the colors of the logo, it will reboot and turn into a infinite cycle.
I already tried the option to "Launch startup repair", no avail.
Can someone help me? I heard using the repair works but I dont have a Window7 CD, but can use a window7 image on a USB.
Hi, Updating your bios doesn't really have anything to do with your OS once windows is loaded. Perhaps its a driver issue. Have you tried booting in safe mode if you press f8 you can do thisRead other 2 answers
hiiam new to this so forgive me if i have posted in the wrong placei own an hp 250 g4 recently i updated my bios and after successful update i tried to enter bios and its asking for admin password but i never has set any admin passwordit says system disabled [ | 87228416] i can normally boot into my os but cant enter the bios plz help me
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i updated my bios and the fan is now very loud on it for some reason , im not sure why here's my belarc advisor list if anyone can help me get the fan back to normal that would be very helpful!
Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (build 2600) Packard Bell NEC SPIRIT 550
Enclosure Type: Desktop
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
2.93 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4
16 kilobyte primary memory cache
1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache Board: Packard Bell NEC
Bus Clock: 133 megahertz
BIOS: Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG 07/15/2005
Drives Memory Modules c,d
80.02 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
63.95 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space
COMBO IDE5232CO [CD-ROM drive]
SCSIVAX DVD/CD-ROM SCSI CdRom Device
Apple iPod USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 1
ST380011A [Hard drive] (80.02 GB) -- drive 0, rev 8.01, SMART Status: Healthy 480 Megabytes Installed Memory
Slot 'A0' has 512 MB
Slot 'A1' is Empty
Local Drive Volumes
c: (NTFS on drive 0) 80.02 GB 63.95 GB free
Users (mouse over user name for details) Printers
local user accounts last logon
ashley 12/4/2005 4:57:52 PM (admin)
local system accounts
Administrator never (admin)
Marks a disabled account; Marks a locked account None detected
Primary IDE Channel [Controller]
Secondary IDE Channel [Controller]
SiS PCI IDE Controller None detected
Bus Adapters Multimedia
VAX... Read more
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While I"'m installing software downladed from your website, it shows IHISI: Get suppport mode fail in SMI. and then BIOS didn't support insyde Flash
We need the exact model number of the laptop and identification of the BIOS update you are trying to install.Read other 1 answers
My OS is Win7 ultimate 32-bit.
I have an Asus P5LD2-X/1333 motherboard. I used to have a Intel Pentium Dual-Core 1.80ghz. Today I installed a Intel Pentium Dual-Core 2.50ghz E5200. It's running just fine, without any software updates. However when starting the PC I get the following message:
Unknown CPU detected. Update BIOS to unleash it's full power.
Fress F1 to continue.
As I said, Windows runs just fine. But I feel like I should update the BIOS (or should I really?).
After 2 hours of failed attempts to update it, I find myself here. The update file i got from the Asus site is a .rom, so I can't run it with Windows.
So what have I done?
First I created a bootable flash drive with the .rom file on it using windows's tools (cmd > diskpart) as fat32. When trying to boot it (after I changed the boot order) I get a message saying "Remove any storage or media". When I use the BIOS's EZ Flash I get the following loop:
I tried the same, this time with ntfs - same results.
Then I did the same, this time making the flash drive bootable with Rufus. The results are mostly the same, but this time when I boot it, I get a flashing "_" at the bottom left of the screen. It stayed there for 6 minutes and I eventually lost patience. Should I have waited more?
Final note: I had been using a 2gb and a 4gb flash drive. Just now I've read that I have to use a f... Read more
Bear in mind that if you screw up a BIOS update, it's very easy to turn your pc into a doorstop.Read other 2 answers
I've been trying to update my BIOS as I realised how old the driver is, but I useless, as they tell me to download programs that cost and I just cannot be bothered to go through all that.
Could anyone give me a link to where I can just download an update please?
Try here, this is the driver page for your computer model number listed in your specs. Notice the OS says Vista but if its a BIOS update the only relevance of the OS is weather the flash utility will run in Windows 7. All the other drivers listed are for Vista. This could be the correct BIOS for your machine but a second opinion would be most welcome to confirm.
P.S Run at your own risk as we all know the risks of incorrect BIOS updates. Check the motherboard show to be P5LP-LE before flashing.
I have a laptop in the shop and one of the things the tech is doing is updating the BIOS, he said they were way out of date. It got me to wondering, should I be updating BIOS on my other computer? is it something I can do? I don't really understand that part.
Check the PC (or motherboard) manufacturer's web site to see if there is a firmware update for the BIOS. If there is read the notes to see if you think that the fixes or improvements are worth it. Updating the firmware is doing a brain transplant so in the unlikely event that something goes wrong there will probably be no recovery.
Yes, you can probably do it, depending on the procedure given.
Well I finally finished my comp this morning at 2:30 am. It consisted of intel p4 2.o ghz, western digital 80 gig hd with 8mb cache, soundblaster audigy, leadtek 128 mb geforce4 ti4200 with vivo, 512 mb crucial ddr ram, 40,12,48 liteon cdrw, iomega 250 mb zip, sony floppy, Allied 400 watt power supply, 2 ballbaring fans, us robotics modem, a black case by evercase, and an asus p4s533 motherboard. First time build and runs mint.
I would like to update the bios on it, but im having problems iwth the autoupdate function. Where can i get an update for the bios?
Thanks a ton
Go to the Asus website and you should be able to find it according to the model # of your board. I wouldn't recommend updating the BIOS unless you are having problems though.
when im done building my pc and installing the os, do i need to download all the updates for the bios that were released? or just the most recent one. because im confused that if i download the most recent update, it wont fix all the bugs that the updates before it fix
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I am not sure and want to know if I need to update my BIOS.
This laptop is 2 years old, and is running all well. I haven't had any crashes etc. But I am wondering if updating the BIOS will prolong my machine's life.
Here are some screenshots which give basic info. about the laptop in question.
PS I didn't like the idea of paying more than 20 quid for their yearly subscription.
Unless the BIOS update corrects a problem that you're having, then I wopuld leave well alone. These updates are usually to enable the motherboard to support newer hardware such as processors. Since yours is a laptop, you wouldn't be able to upgrade anyway, so I would leave it as it is.Read other 5 answers
Hiya doin' CHILL here, I need to know how to update my BIOS for my E-machine W3623 System. The BIOS is very outdated (7/29/2005) which I think maybe causing certain performance issues I have been having. I at least want to have the most recent BIOS running for the machine (for optimal performance) which I have already looked into (which is the Coconut Creek CR94510J.15A.1015 2009). I realize this update MUST be downloaded straight from the manufacturer ONLY or I could risk screwing myself over.
I downloaded the file from the E-machines support site. Problem is, when I try to run it I get the Intel Express Update Set-up screen which comes up and then it says "This program is unable to continue. Internal System Error: This is a programming or internal problem." After that I can't continue and the process automatically shuts down. So now I'm stuck and don't what know to do. Here is some more information about my system:
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64x
Intel Express Family Chipset 82945G
Also another side question: Is this unit capable of more RAM than 2GB? Thanks in advance and I would GREATLY appreciate any help I can receive on this as I am lost. Let me know if you need anymore specific specs on the system.
Welcome to SevenForums,
Performance issues aren't necessarily fixed up updating the BIOS. You are running a fairly low-spec PC so I wouldn't expect the performance to be outstanding. What sort of issues are you having? There may be easier way to fix this.
That is the correct BIOS update - how are you flashing the BIOS?
Unfortunately, your machine supports a maximum of 2GB only.
if anyone could help me on updating my bios it would be most appriciated. here's any vital information needed and if i left something out, please let me know and i apologize..
manufacturer: American Megatrends
bios rom size: 256k
bios id: 62-1030-009999-00101111-040201-VIA_K7
chipset: VIA 82C3189 rev 0
Not sure if this is the right subforum. System specs: Model: HP Pavilion p6522f desktop PCProcessor: AMD Athlon II X4 635 2.9 GhzMemory: 8 GB RAM installed (2 sticks x4)GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 graphics card Motherboard: CPU-Z tells me it's a "FOXCONN" model "2A92 1.01" and the BIOS is American Megatrends Inc. v 6.09 09/07/2010. My BIOS seems very out of date (3 years old) and I would like to update it. I use this computer for gaming, and Borderlands 2 is unreasonably laggy even on mid/low settings, and I've read in multiple places that making sure the BIOS is updated is an effective fix. How do I go about doing this? What's the right .exe to download and run?
Hi, You can find new BIOS up to 8th May 2013 on the following link: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareCategory?os=4063&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&sw_lang=&product=4254837#N682 Regards.Read other 6 answers
Hello,today i wanted to update my bios (from "P02-A2" to "P03-A3) because i want to use my new processor - intel i7 3770, but after start updating i got sad massage "Rom file size does not match existing BIOS size".I have got a predator g3610 and i was installing it through DOS by using pendrive.What should i do now?
P03-A3 BIOS description says:BIOS (for device with Ivy Bridge & USB 3.0 supported) has your Predator the Ivy Bridge microarchitecture? i don't think you can update P02-A2 version to P03-03, the BIOS flash is telling that, different ROM size.Read other 6 answers
Basically I want to flash my Bios, but the thing is... I am not sure which I have to choose! is it all of them? do I choose the latest one? I am lost.
Bios updates: http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3863#bios
Motherboard: GA-Z68A-D3-B3 http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3863#ov
your help is really appreciated.
(p.s. if I am correct, my current version is F3. Not even listed!)
You only choose one and that is usually the latest one.
That said, are you having a problem that you hope the BIOS update will fix? If not, see the warning:
Because BIOS flashing is potentially risky, if you do not encounter problems using the current version of BIOS, it is recommended that you not flash the BIOS. To flash the BIOS, do it with caution. Inadequate BIOS flashing may result in system malfunction."
1.Please use the prepared boot disk to boot into DOS mode. Then, type in the following commands?
afudos /i For example, afudos /ip4c800b.rom,
refers to the fullname of the BIOS file. The following shows the procedure of BIOS refreshing.
How do I find out the fullname of my BIOS file? I typed in the given one, but it said error: can't open rom file.
The file is on your floppy. Just look at the contents with the dir command or browse the thing in Windows or whatever.
I'm trying to update the BIOS on my ASUS mobo. I've got Afudos and the newest updates, but I don't know how to put them together.
I was trying to use the DOS version and it told me
Usage: afudos /i<ROM filename> [/o<save ROM filename>]
The ROM is called P4P8SE06.ROM
I typed "afudos /i<d:\downloads\ASUS\Updated BIOS\P4P8SE06.ROM> [/o<save d:\downloads\ASUS\Updated BIOS\P4P8SE06.ROM>]" but it didn't work.
I'm really not sure if I should update my BIOS or not. I'm trying to optimize my Windows 7 x64 and get it updated. I've been following this tutorial, Optimize Windows 7, but I'm unsure weather or not to update my BIOS.
I have an ASUS M5A97 R2.0 motherboard, and I haven't had any problems with it. However, I noticed I'm running version 1006 from 10/17/2012. The latest is 2301 from 3/27/2014 and it improves system stability (not to mention the countless updates and fixes between versions 1006 and 2301).
Plus, there's some chipset drivers for AMD and I've been having problems getting my CCC started.
So... should I update or not?
Read the BIOS notes for the fixes it provides. I do not recommend updating the BIOS unless it has a fix for your issue.Read other 9 answers
how can i update my BIOS? sisoft sandra claims that my BIOS is old and needs to get update...
Manufacturer : AT/AT COMPATIBLE
Version : Award Modular BIOS v4.51PG
Date : 06/16/98
Plug & Play Version : 1.00
Tip 201 : System BIOS is old. Check for an update.
Tip 200 : SMBIOS/DMI Interface not supported. Check for a BIOS update.
I just can't find an update from the internet...plz help!!!
Most manufacturers have updated BIOS on their websites for download. If it is a custom build, the motherboard manufacturer will have one.
It is not usually necessary to update BIOS unless you have a particular issue that the update resolves . .
I hope I'm posting appropriately. I'll try to be brief.
I've been having problems with my monitor lately. Squiggly lines appear around the lower half of the monitor and garble the image. Messing with the degauss and refresh rate seem to have no effect. The effect seems to be random, and from what I have read I assume it's just dying, but there is something troubling me. I ran the troubleshooter (which I don't think I've ever really done) and got to the point where it said I should update my BIOS. When I first had this computer assembled in 2k2, I had a problem which ended up being the BIOS and the folks that put it together updated it and its been that long since its been done. I've since installed a new video card and updated windows a fair amount in that time.
I'm trying not to be too verbose, but I want any helpers that may come my way to have as much info about my situation as possible...
Anyway, whether or not this is the problem with my monitor may not be important. If the monitor is just dying out I probably still need to update don't I? I've read a bit about it and I've downloaded what I assume is the most recent update for my BIOS and the (again, assuming) appropriate "flash" thingy. However, I'm more than a little apprehensive about attempting this on my own without some input.
The folks here helped me out immensely a while back with a browser hijack and the first forum I though of to come to with th... Read more
1. The BIOS has been there since 2002, the squiggly lines appeared recently. ergo the BIOS has nothing to do with the squiggly lines.
2. The windows troubleshooters are as useful as tits on a bull.
3. If you are not experienced with BIOS upgrades be warned you can get into real trouble if anything goes wrong - possibly to the extent your PC never works again.
4. The majority of people NEVER upgrade their BIOS and their computers still seem to work OK.
Have a look at the download site where you get v1010 and see what the update is supposed to fix. Unless it says "fixes squiggly line problem" (and I'll bet good money it doesn't) it's not going to help you.
Let us know what kind of monitor and what kind of display card you have, because i think you have a hardware problem.
Hi, i've been told a bios update might stop my pc crashing when my belkin wireless is plugged in. only thing is i'm confused as to how to do this!
System analysis says i have american megatrend BIOS, a asus motherboard SE Deluxe, but my boot up screen says Fast track Promise technology.
where do i get the right bios update? which oen will eb the right BIOS? and is it likely to stop the random crashing?!
questions, questions, questions!
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Will updating an A-Bit BIOS to the latest BIOS remove any Virus that is in the BIOS. And what BIOS Viruses are out there and what can you do to get rid of them?
If your BIOS is infected overwriting it with the latest version of the real one will overwrite the problem. Most of these however render your PC useless to the point you cannot even boot. SOme of the names are Chernobyl, PE_CIH, Win95.CIH, Win32.CIH, W95/CIH.1003, CIH.Spacefiller
Most AV sites have removal tools
i want to update my bios ( i have asrock motherboard N68-VS3 FX ) and i am a gamer who interested in performance
i have bios ver 1.20
can i use the last bios update 1.70 ? or i have to download all the previous updates first
what i mean is the update cumulative ??
You only have to update the BIOS if you have a problem with the machine. I wouldn't advise you to update the bios becaause you only update the bios if you have a instability problem that warrants a BIOS flash or installed newer hardware that supports the mother board but its unable to boot with the newer hardwareFor exampleI bought a newer CPU (AMD 6100FX) with a newer motherboard socket AMD 3+ but when i installed it it didn't boot up because the CPU was newer than the manufacturer motherboard bios so that warrants a BIOS update. I look up your board and you have some newer versions of the bios but the current bios only improve windows 8 compatibility. The bios is a cumulative update you have to read the documentation for the exact BIOS version because you cant really tell what changes in these updatesBIOS updating can be risky because if you have experience a power issue or event your computer can become a paper weightRead other 11 answers
hi, I'm new here, and need help updating my bios, i know my way around a computer a bit, but this has got me stuck, i have no floppy drive, so thats out of the question, i just bought a CD burner, tried that once didn't seem to do anything, may have burnt it wrong i really don't know, could use some step by step instructions
the motherboard is an abit IB9, i have already found the correct update for it, any help would be greatly appreciated
Is there a specific problem with your board that a BIOS update corrects? If not, I would leave it alone.
Here is a link from Abit that explains the flashing process in detail.
Additionally, it is reported that Abit ceased motherboard manufacture at the end of 2008. If you should encounter a problem with the flash and need to RMA the board you may or may not be able to do so. I would proceed with caution.
i just got a new ram for my pc. and the ram speed 2400MHz but my pc default 1333 MHz so i tried to chang the clock timing and the voltage of the ram but my BIOS is so old it didnt alow me to do that. is there any other way i can get to change my ram speed that i paid for.
kerlos28 You can NOT clock the RAM at speeds your processor will not support, and without specific model information of your PC, I can not see what speeds it will allow. So please follow these instructions: Finding Your HP Product Model Number | HP® Customer Support We can proceed once you provide the information.ThanksRead other 1 answers
I am upgrading my system from Windows 98 to XP Pro, Full (clean) install. I plan on wiping everything out on the hard drive and start from scratch. Is it necessary to update the BIOS, and if so, where do I find the update? The computer I am upgrading was put together by a local person and he is no longer around, so there is no manufacturer's website to go to and I am not for sure who made the motherboard.
It is a good idea to run the Compatibility wizard on the XP Disc prior to installing . . it will tell you what hardware and software is compatible. ( Insert the XP disc while the system is on and choose "Check for Compatibility" )
I like to update to the newest BIOS when I Upgrade a pc to XP, but it is not a exercize to be undertaken lightly . . I use a UPS to prevent a power loss from converting the machine into a trotline weight . .
You can download and run the Belarc Advisor or Everest to find out what MotherBoard you have ( and a lot of other details about the system as well )
Good luck . .
Hi i have just bought a new laptop as i fried the MoBo in my last one which i bought in the early days of Vista, not realising what system requirements were for Vista i landed up with a very under resourced in the hardware dept. laptop and i am shure my constant tinkering with the hardware caused the death of it. Which brings me to my query (now that i am overly paranoid about tinkering with hardware) i have been researching and have found there is very mixed opinion on applying Bios updates and was wondering what people here thoughts are? I have two pending Bios updates 1st addresses better support for SP2 and the 2nd improves system performance & LCD panel brightness.
and if i apply these updates do i need to do both updates or just apply the current one, any opinions would be greatfully received.
Bios updates are mutually exclusive (ie, you can only have one installed). I believe that most bios updates are cumulative so if you choose the newest one you should get both of these issues addressed.Read other 2 answers
Recently got an older Dell laptop with Vista on it. I know nothing has ever been upgraded on it and I'd like to upgrade the bios but Dell won't give me any information because it's not under warrantee. Is there a web site where I can go to that can scan for the correct updated bios and possibly scan the laptop and let me know what else needs to be updated or should I just take this into a repair shop.
Is there a web site where I can go to that can scan for the correct updated biosClick to expand...
Don't know if anything like that exists. Why not just go to www.dell.com, Support section, and see if there is a BIOS update for that machine? Use the Service Tag for easier searching.
and possibly scan the laptop and let me know what else needs to be updatedClick to expand...
Dell may do that. Reinstall Vista (or Recover to factory defaults) if that was not done and then get and install the latest drivers from Dell's site. Install the chipset first.
Hey everyone how do i install my latest bios from my manufacture, i cant get the flash bios to work?!!? heres a link to my mobo. The flash thing to install bios is like a comand promp but it starts then closes itself! what can this be? thankyou in advance
be extremely careful when updating the BIOS. Not completing the BIOS flash will render your motherboard a paperweight. You will then have to send it in to get the BIOS reburned on the EPROM.
Most manufactuers have explicit instructions on their websites for updating BIOS files. There is a dos file to do this usually. BIOS updates cannot be done through windows. Use your floppy drive.
basically you type the name of your flash program, followed by the name of the new BIOS file.
LET IT RUN ITS FULL COURSE. DO NOT INTERRUPT.
also SAVE your OLD BIOS. Most BIOS flash programs have this option. Save it to another floppy disk. You might need it if you run into problems.