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Lenovo g500s bios updating problem. While updating...

Q: Lenovo g500s bios updating problem. While updating...

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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A: Lenovo g500s bios updating problem. While updating...

Pan761,

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.

Regards,

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Hi,
I have lenovo 3000 n100 0768HCQ laptop.I update my bios and after updating my system is not working well. When i press any key of keyboard ,all usb connected devices disconnects and after releasing key they get connected as they just have been plugged in.I tried with my old bios version to recover but it is not working . When flashing bios a blue screen appears and system restart.
What to do.. Please help me.......
 

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The BIOS update went smoothly. But with the new BIOS version, no operating system is loaded. The Windows installation hangs in the "Starting windows" stage. Different Linux distributions are also not possible to install and also to boot into Live CD mode. The BIOS switched various modes, AHCI \ Compatible, Legasy \ UEFI. I tried different options.How can I now restore the old BIOS version?

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I try to upgrade the motherboard BIOS (the model is the MSI GF615M-P33)

but when I go to flash and write me the command(mode with automatic update does not exist since the model is very old) it gives me the following message:

"Flash part is not supported"

How can I fix it ?

A:Problem updating BIOS

Welcome to our forum spinalgr1990.

Are you having a problem that you think updating bios will solve?

Are you trying to update the bios exactly as the motherboard instructs you to.

These are just some basic question that need to be answered no matter what motherboard you have.

What are the bios you have now?

Is this the exact message you receive?






Quote:
"Flash part is not supported"


When it comes to motherboard bios close is not good enough.

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Hello All,

I saw this tread which included some issues with AHCI and I have a few questions.

I recently upgraded my bios on my 965P-DS3 V3.3 motherboard from F10 to the newer F12 version. I went straight into settings and tweaked the Bios per a guide I found on hardocp forums.

I enable AHCI, and set some other SATA settings (my current drive was plugged into an orange socket). Rebooted, XP was sluggish to load and then blue screened. I then disabled AHCI and rebooted using optimized defaults. Only now I'm experiencing very loooooong load times on just about anything. Games, apps, the HDD light is on but it doesn't seem to be reading all the time. Things will eventually load but it's taking 10x as long as usual. So the HDD works, but something is definitely screwy.

So my question is due I revert back to F10 Bios, or do a windows repair or roll back to a restore point, or did I seriously screw up my HDD??? I think I know my course of action (roll back the bios), but I just wanted some more info before I take that risk and frustration of potentially screwing it up. So if anyone has a similar experience with the HDD and this board, plz let me know how you fixed it. Prior to the Bios Update things seemed to be working fine.

Thanks,
Jack
 

A:Problem after updating bios

I put this in your own thread. When you have a problem, please start your own thread. The reason is with one problem, it is difficult at best to follow what has/has not been done. With two problems in one thread, it is impossible.
 

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Hello,i have download the last Bios update from the HP site. (sp48847.exe)Problem, when i run the file, it opens InsydeFlash but both "Current Bios" and "New Bios" version etc boxes are empty.So i didn't risk to click START.... i prefered to EXIT it instead.I am running is with administrator privileges.So how can i do? My actual version of the bios is F.30 while the new is F.66... for quicker info here is the link to my product : http://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/hp-pavilion-dv4-1100-entertainment-notebook-pc-serie...

A:Problem updating bios.

Hey @nammy22222, I understand you're having trouble updating the BIOS. Please check out this guide on how to do that HP Notebook PCs - Updating the BIOS as there may be a step you are missing. Cheers,TechSurge.

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http://support.asus.com/download.as...2N68-AM+PLUS&os=17>&hashedid=N9gfnjYUinlROPLf

Have downloaded lasts bios, have put it on a flash stick fat32, have renamed file to 1801, got into it fine, backed up current bios fine but when i go to install new one i get error erasing blocks. Not sure what to do now.
 

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We ran into another problem. The motherboard will not recognize the new processor. We cannot update the drivers from a cd or thru windows itself because it will not even boot from anything. It will just go to the main bootup screen and give us a "unknown processor revision" message. We have tried booting to a dos startup floppy disk, but we'v had no luck.
 

A:problem with bios updating

sorry, forgot to include that the motherboard is a msi neo2 rx480
 

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Hi
 
Recently bought a Lenovo A740 wich I thought had the Nvidia GTX graphic card. When trying to update the driver it cannot be found. I also have a "unrecognized 3D unit" on PCI slot 4.  How can I check if I even have the card? Its a model F0AM00A1MT-G
 
Matias...
 
Mod's Edit: Additional information added to Subject line for clarity of issue.
 

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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.

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Hi all, I recently bought Lenovo G500s laptop. Initially it came with DOS. So, i took up partioning the HDD for installing Windows 7. So i changed the boot order to USB drive. Partioned my HDD and went on to install Win 7 through USB Disk. But now it says "Missing Operating System" and i cannot access the system BIOS using the Function keys. I guess, i had also messed up UEFI/Legacy settings in BIOS earlier. But now i cannot access the BIOS at all. Can anyone provide me solution to undo the same or reset the corrupt BIOS. Probably by uploading the G500s BIOS file, so that i can flash it in my laptop. Thanks for the help in advance.

A:Cannot Access Lenovo G500s BIOS.. please help

hi starfire1801,
 
Welcome to the Forums.
 
During boot-up, if pressing Fn+F2 does allow you to access the BIOS, can you try to:
1. Remove the AC adapter and battery then press the power button for 20secs.
2. Reconnect the AC adapter and press the OneKey Recovery button. If a menu appears, choose BIOS Setup.
3. If you get the same problem, download a free copy of Windows 8 Enterprise (90day trial) and install it on the system. When you get Windows 8 up and running, try accessing theBIOs via the UEFI Firmware Settings.
 
 
Hope this helps

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HelloOn the process of updating my BIOS, after downloading "Flash UEFI BIOS update (Flash from operating system version)" and opening the readme file, i came across a dificulty that im not able to continue my process.(https://us.download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/thinkcentre_bios/fbj9ccusa.txt): readme fileSo, i did everything correctly untill the step 2 of the "Installing the Package" process, basically when a put the command ("cd C:\SWTOOLS\FLASH\FBJYxxUSA\")on the Prompt, appear a message saying: "iit not recognized as an internal or external command"I already changed the path on my Computer properties, but nothing seems to work outIf someone could lend a hand, i would aprecciate a lot. Thanks!Btw: im using windos 10https://gyazo.com/33367d1e74576f72ace4236867258266: sorry about being in portuguese, i really dont know how to make it in english, just in case someone wants to see what appearsEdit 1: my pc is a desktop M93p

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I've downloaded the file from the Toshiba website, and now have P003Fv370.exe. Running that just comes up with "BIOS update is not supported OS, Unsupported OS or service pack is installed". I was under the impression it was OS independent? Please help, I need to update it to stop it crashing and blue-screening me every half an hour. I've already installed the value added package.

I have a Toshiba Tecra M5 PTM51E
Running Windows 7 Enterprise
Current installed BIOS is version 1.70

I also read somewhere about installing it with a USB, If someone could help with that I'd appreciate it. Thanks.

Message was edited by: Suppression
Just tried it again and it says "Could not create "C:\TOSHBIOS.UPD" folder!" I have no idea what's going on anymore.

A:Problem updating Tecra M5 BIOS

Hi

The P003Fv370.exe is a package.
Click right on this package and choose unzip here.
Now you should see other files inside this .exe package.

From my knowledge there should be a file which starts the BIOS update.

If it will not work, I guess you need the Toshiba original preinstalled system to update the BIOS.
At the other hand I don?t think that BSOD appears due to old BIOS version.
I guess update will not solve the problem.

Possibly the BSOD appears due to some critical software issue or hardware problems? so would be really interesting to know if the same happens using Toshiba preinstalled system

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1) Not charged in off mode.2) In the system the bluetooth disappeared.3) There is no possibility to downgrade the BIOS version.4) USB+OTG flash drive Work slowly.5) ... Can anyone fix this, or should I buy a new laptop?

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I am in the process of updating my BIOS settings on my laptop (which I was prompted to do by Toshiba's hardware updating service).

I followed all of the instructions provided by the program as it extracted and ran the update. However, the computer began the process of restarting, but has been "logging off" windows (Vista Business) for about an hour now. I'm not sure how to stop the process without causing serious damage to my BIOS, but this doesn't seem normal.

Please help!

A:Problem updating BIOS- Protege A600

DO NOT UPGRADE TOSHIBA BIOS.

Lack of support and many bugs in their new BIOS.

Before you are making any upgrade try contacting Toshiba directly and see that it's impossible.

Last BIOS upgrade was really bad.

Hen

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A:Graphic problems/WinUpdate Problem/Updating BIOS -...

copy BIOS Win and Rom folders to c:\press windows logo key + xselect command prompt (admin)once on command prompttypecd\press entertypecd winpress entertypeflash.batpress enter it will start to flash BIOS

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My PC crashes frequently and the blue screen mentions to update BIOS as one way to prevent the crashes
I have recently upgraded my RAM from 512MB to 1512MB, also my graphics card from Geforce 6200 to a Geforce 8800 320MB, also from windows XP to Vista. The PC make is a siemens Scaleo P with 3.06Ghz and a Celeron D processor.
however when i tired to update my Bios i couldnt find the download. My motherboard is made by Gigabyte (GA-8S649 MF) the nearest is GA-8S648 and 650. when i search the motherboard number on google the results are rare and foreign making it difficult to understand.
Please help and all advice is welcome
cheers
 

A:Problem updating BIOS, can't find update from manufacturer

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Have you tried the Fujitsu/Siemens website?

You will need to enter the serial number into the search options.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
 

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Good day One of my clients came to me with a laptop issue She hasa Lenovo G500S Touch laptop. It sometimes freezes at the Lenovo Bios Screen. She is running Windows 7 on it as she does not like Windows 8  Now it does not happen all the time but its frustrating to her as she is not tech minded and she just wants the thing to work.  Sometimes it starts up normally and sometimes it just hangs at the Lenovo screen. I have tried removing the battery (sometimes it works) , tried resesting the bios and disabling USB boot. I have also tried to remove the hard drive and check it in another PC and its fine. When it does start then its fine. it mostly happends when she moves the laptop around or puts it in a bag and takes it out again. There are no bios updates for the Lenovo G500S touch but only for the Lenovo G500S which does not work on the Laptop. Is there anything else we can try as she has spent so much money on this laptop trying to get it repaired as she does photo editing on it and I know the warranty has expired on the laptop and at that stage she did not take out extended warranty. Is the motherboard now defective ? Please advise as I have never seen this in my IT career and now I don't think I must recommend Lenovo PCs to my clients if they are going to give these issues. I have even cleaned the RAM Slots too Looking forward to help here. Regards Roger StaceRSCOMPUTER SERVICE AND RETAIL SOUTH AFRICA. 

A:Lenovo G500S Touch Problem

Without seeing the notebook myself I could only state that it sounds like a connection between main board and attached daughter boards in the case. Ribbon cable, connectors and such do come loose over time.The other things that could cause this would be damages from a drop or liquid spill... But without looking at it for such I could not be certain. CB

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I'm working with a Lenovo Z50-70 Win8.1x64 preinstalled and wish to know what to do after updating to WIN10:
- as updating to WIN10 we will have to reinstall all SW programs, what about the Lenovo applictions (OneKey Recovery, Smart Voice, ....)?
- I think its files are in the Lenovo partition, each one has a setup.exe, but there is no help to assist in reinstalling.
Could somebody specify the steps to run?
Thanks.
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 

A:Z50-70 - Lenovo preinstalled SW after updating to ...

First thing I would do is make sure I have the latest drivers and software from support.lenovo.com for Windows 10.Then check everything that is installed on your machine individually. If a certain program or peripheral doesn't work reinstall the software or the driver.That is basically it.

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A:Bios update fail. Blank screen while updating bios

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.

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AMD Dual Core processors - updating BIOS?

how do you do this?

thanks a lot
 

A:AMD Dual Core processors - updating BIOS/flashing BIOS?

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.
 

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I'm working with a Lenovo Z50-70 Win8.1x64 preinstalled and wish to know what to do after updating to WIN10:- as updating to WIN10 we will have to reinstall all SW programs, what about the Lenovo applictions (OneKey Recovery, Smart Voice, ....)?- I think its files are in the Lenovo partition, each one has a setup.exe, but there is no help to assist in reinstalling.Could somebody specify the steps to run?Thanks.

A:Lenovo preinstalled SW after updating to WIN10

First thing I would do is make sure I have the latest drivers and software from support.lenovo.com for Windows 10.Then check everything that is installed on your machine individually. If a certain program or peripheral doesn't work reinstall the software or the driver.That is basically it.

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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.
thanks again
-Moltenz

ps. i just found this
AM-960
04/19/2001-i815-ITE87X2-6A69RPRDC-00 ITE87X2 + Winbond-W39A
at http://www.plasma-online.de/english/identify/serial/mainboard/mb_aristo.html
if that is any help.
 

A:help with updating bios. cannot find bios upgrade - 6A69RPRDC-00

WOW..............

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.
Try WWW.driverguide,com

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
 

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Hi, guys!Some info:X1 Carbon (type 20FC)Lenovo Power Management Driver - 10 [32,64], version 1.67.12.16 My computer keeps telling me that there is an update for the Lenovo Power Management Driver and I keep installing that very same version. After install, tells me that my current version is indeed 1.67.12.16 but that there is an update to 1.67.12.16 (the same) available. Please tell me how to fix this. Thanks !

A:Lenovo Power Management Driver keeps updating and ...

Hello to all, I have the same problem, did the update a couple times already and it is still showing as a critical update Same thing with the (optional) Realtek audio driver. I contacted Lenovo support, but they couldn't help either. jass56 X1 carbon 3rd gen  20BS

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Hi, my mum has recently bought a lenovo g580 laptop, new, however it keeps on crashing and i'm assuming it is something to do with drivers needing to be updated as well as the usual stuff associated with new computers. However , when it crashes it comes up with your pc ran into a problem and needs to restart. So after trying to update it using various methods, i thought about returning it to factory settings. It took around 2 1/2 hours to get it to 23% returned when it came back saying it couldn't return to factory settings. So it is now stuck, i can't turn it off because it keeps trying to repair itself, it won't automatically repair itself, any ideas? I cannot go onto main windows desktop to do anything, any ideas folks
 

A:Solved: Windows 8 lenovo updating problems

Hello, if the computer is new and cannot be restored to factory settings, you should seek out the Lenovo Support, they should either help you restore the computer or it should be returned as defective. Brand new computers should not be having these kind of issues.
Regards

The Cleaver
 

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Hi, So, the latest Windows update could not be configured on my laptop, and the laptop keeps spitting out the following error: "Failure configuring Windows updates. Reverting changes. Do not turn off your computer." The problem is, it won't let me do anything past that screen, so basically all of the usual troubleshooting options are unavailable. I've let it sit for an hour+ and it still sits on that screen. I've also restarted the computer and attempted to reboot in safe mode, same result. I contacted Windows support, and they told me to try and "force boot" the computer. The customer rep eventually had me go into the Boot Menu (F12 when the computer reboots), but he gave up, saying that it would be far too complicated for him to try and explain how to fix it from his end. How he explained the situation is that my computer is essentially in an endless boot cycle. Would anyone be able to link me to a guide or be able to explain how to force boot my laptop so I don't have to attempt to do it over the phone, or better yet a way to bypass the update? Or is my laptop just a goner?

A:Lenovo B570 updating windows error, don't know how...

hi Oglemi,
 
Just to verify, are you running on Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1 ?
 
If you have Win7, are you able to login and go to the desktop when you tried to boot in Safe Mode or is the screen stucked to the Failure configuring Windows Updates screen? 
 
If you're able to login into Windows, try these steps:
1. Press the Windows key? +R, type services.mcs and press Enter. On the list of services, look for Windows Update and set the startup type to Disabled.
2. Reboot the machine normally, undo the changes that you did in Step 1 and set Windows Update to Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them under the Control Panel then reboot.
    - Link to picture
3. Install the updates one by one (oldest ones first).
 
As for doing a "force boot", AFAIK  this means bypassing the boot manager and boot directly to the boot partition where Windows is installed (more info here). This can be achieved by using third party utilities like UltimatBootCD, Hiren's BootCD, etc.
 
In your case, the Failure configuring Windows Updates error happens before logging-in to Windows, thus, you can't force boot unless you reset the updates that are pending to be installed as indicated in this guide.
 
Microsoft article::
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949358
 
 
Regards

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I need to update my BIOS. It is American Megatrends Inc. 1009.003, 9/5/2005. I went to the American Megatrends website, but couldn't find what I needed. How should I go about this?
 

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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.

A:updating Bios

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.Thanks

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Hey, my laptop has been giving me some pain recently with BSODs when exiting Source games. I've also been experiencing performance drops in these games and in others which were all fine some time ago. Steam support suggesting updating my video and audio drivers (which I did) but they also said I should update my BIOS.

I have never updated my BIOS before and want to ask what and where should I get an update for my laptop, how to apply it and things I should be careful about. Also, would this void my warranty?

The laptop is an Acer Aspire 5742ZG
OS Windows 7 Ultimate x86
CPU Intel Pentium P6100
Motherboard Intel(R) 5 Series/3400 Series
Memory 3 GB DDR3
Graphics Card(s) NVIDIA GeForce GT 420M

LE: Also, while we're on the subject, do you have any good reads on BIOS updating and when it should be done? It's unexplored territory for me

A:Need help updating BIOS

Hey, first thing you need to do is type msinfo32 in the Start button search/run box. In the window that opens, look up the field Bios version/date and tell us what exactly you see there. This tells you the version number and date of the currently installed bios. By knowing this it can be determined whether an update is actually applicable.

Bios updating used to be a dangerous business in the earlier days but with better and more user friendly tools its quite OK, as long as you take certain precautions. However, do remember that no matter you do everything right, theres a very small chance that your mobo can get bricked, so the responsibility is all yours.

Not trying to frighten you, just need to be careful and be prepared.

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Oh and I don't have a floppy drive. So I'm not sure how to update the BIOS without one.
 

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Hi it seems that I have a problem with my SATA II speed settings. Apparently this might be due to a lack of BIOS / Motherboard support for SATA-II - is there a way to check for this? I mean, I can check the BIOS settings, but I dont see any particular reference to SATA-II - Is there a resource to cross reference my particular BIOS generation or type to see if it does allow SATA II? Thanks!

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It seems that my BIOS might not support SATA II If is does not, can I, should I - upgrade my BIOS? (My laptop is about 1.5 years old now - should it have SATA II installed in the BIOS settings?) Thanks!

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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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Board: ECS K7S5A 1.0
Bus Clock: 66 megahertz
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. 07.00T 04/02/01

Thats my motherboard spec, i recently aquired a amd athlon 3000+ but my bios only sees it as a 1500 / 2100 + so want to update my bios but am very unsure and wary on doing so, from the official site ive found the utility and update but as my bios version says 1.0 and the update only says 3.0 and above im not sure if itll work, does anyone know what i should do?

Thnak John
 

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How risky is bios updating. asus sabertooth x58

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ocir, your motherboard site shows that the latest bios is:
Sabertooth X58 1304 BIOS
2011.09.26 update

I would download the update and most bios system updates have a choice to accomplis from booting a disk
or from the Windows OS.
Choose which you want to do,

I have done this lots of times, mostly from Dell but also intel and asus.

Rich

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Hi. Will the bios in my PC ever need to be updated? How will I know the signs of it. My PC is about 7 years old now.
Reason I ask is my friends PC that is a 4-5 year old DELL had a message that the bios was out of date, and I updated it for her by following the prompts.

I don't even know what a bios is....should I worry about my PC?
 

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The best rule to follow is,if it is work OK it doesn't need updating.
 

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Hi,
its a bit lengthy and might not seem a really general question; but I guess Im only asking for basic understanding here:

Im occasionally getting the error 13 :
: The embedded controller (EC) did not respond within the specified timeout period. This may indicate that there is an error in the EC hardware or firmware or that the BIOS is accessing the EC incorrectly. You should check with your computer manufacturer for an upgraded BIOS. In some situations, this error may cause the computer to function incorrectly.

I thought I would do a bios update. I googled it and found this,
when I go to the manufacturer website (here) , I cant see any batch file that the manual mentions, instead there is exe files to updating the version of bios. when i download and run them, I get the error saying that the file didnt install properly and if i want to redo it with the recommended setting. I tried checking the version of the bios externally with a software and it seemed its still the previous version. I tried reinstalling the update using the new settings, same old same old.
note: in the sony website it says:
This BIOS update must be installed before upgrading to Microsoft? Windows Vista? operating system. ( the computer was shipped in xp)
I have missed it.
anything I can do?

cheers,
Shahab

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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?  













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A:Updating my BIOS?

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.

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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.
 

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http://support.asus.com/technicaldocuments/technicaldocuments_content.aspx?no=546&SLanguage=en-us

http://support.asus.com/technicaldocuments/technicaldocuments_content.aspx?no=541&SLanguage=en-us
 

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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?

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Read the BIOS notes for the fixes it provides. I do not recommend updating the BIOS unless it has a fix for your issue.

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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?

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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.

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So the motherboard should be compatible with some of the ryzens.But will the bios support it ??

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@letsthrowq, welcome back to the forum. There are letters associated with the model, such as, nc, nf, nt or no.  Once I have this information, I will able to answer your question better.

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I want to update my BIOS with a .bin file. I have extracted and saved to a bootable disc. But when prompted in MS-DOS i have no idea what to type in to JUST open the .bin file that needs to run so i can update the BIOS. Thanks a lot... Dave
 

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