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G580 CPU upgrade - no BIOS

Q: G580 CPU upgrade - no BIOS

So I bought a new CPU for my old G580 laptop. I wanted to upgrade from the B960 it has right now (it's the 20150 model). The new CPU is a i5-3320M as it's listed as a compatible part on both the downloadable PDF and the PartsLookup website (I checked with my serial number as well). I changed the CPU, installed thermal paste, everything, but to no avail. Won't even enter BIOS. The "on" LED flashes for 10 seconds, then it shuts down. Installed the old CPU again - it boots without problems. New CPU again - no BIOS, nothing. I have updated my BIOS to the latest possible version (version 5ECN96WW (V9.01), as the newer version shows a "Error 255 - TDK Library Initialization Failed". I just don't know what to do anymore. Could be a faulty CPU, but I doubt it. The only difference is that the old CPU is Sandy Bridge, and the new is Ivy Bridge. But it's shown as "compatible" with the laptop everywhere. It's a shame really...

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Hello I have problem with bios update i have Windows 10 Pro 64bit (Installed yesterday) and i cant update bios because TDK error 255, i try run program on W7 64bit, W8 64bit and W10 Pro 64bit, but program doesnt run properly, so do you have any tips ? I was trying to run in Diagnostic mode, Safe boot etc..., but nothing happens.Another solution is Flash bios, but i am not Proffesional in bios, so i am worrying about crash my laptop, if i do it wrong my laptop will doesnt run, so i if you have any good guide how to do it right please help me.Thank for comment. Picture of error: http://imgur.com/AMZcV85 Specs from CPU-Z:CPU: http://imgur.com/a/3O3unMainboard: http://imgur.com/a/0I4m8 

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A friend had a malware attack, a beeping error on Chrome about a Windows Defender error running Win 10. She managed to shut down Chrome and then shut off her computer. She tried turn back on, but it would not. I managed to start the computer by removing battery , AC power and the bios battery. The only way to turn on is to remove all of the above and then reinsert bios battery and connect AC power. The keyboard does not work properly, types mostly 6s and a few other characters (ie the shift key types an 's'). No wifi, no CD, no mouse touchpad. I can get into Windows 8, which I restored from factory partiton. Did not affect the operation. I assumed that the bios must have been over written, so I downloaded an update, but it will not install. Program goes through the motions, but the old bios is still there. I am using an external USB KB and mouse. I still can not get into the bios. Is there a way to "force" a bios update?

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Hello I have this product :
G580 Laptop (Lenovo) - Machine Type 2689

Serial Number  *
Machine Type Model   59373343

with CPU B2960 @ 2.2 GHZ intel pentium , 
I need to upgrade my cpu to Core I3 or Cor I5 What is the models I can replace my cpu to it ?
and How I can Buy it from lenovo and How Much .
Thank you .
 
Moderator edit by bananaman: Masked serial number to prevent mischief.
Mod's Edit: System model added to front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.

 

 

A:G580 - Upgrade My CPU

Hi ragabm76 , 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
For your  LenovoG580GRBRTXB9604G320R8ESA Machine Type - Model 59373343  Machine Type 2689 :
 
Intel B960 2.20G 2M 35W SNB PGA CPUSocket : FCPGA988, PGA988 SYSTEM BOARDS: LG58 MB W8 UMA HM76 W/BT/HDMI WO/3G Core chipset: Intel HM76
 
Based on the psref Machine Type 2689 :  
recommended upgrade : 
Intel® Core? i3-2370M processor (2 cores / 4 threads, 2.40GHz, 3MB cache),
 
Lenovo part number : 
102500228  Intel I3-2370M 2.4G J1 3M 2cPGA Processor  checking on Lenovo encompass costing 562.31 
 
 
Not sure if generic CPU would be accepted by the BIOS since OEM systemboards have specific OEM FRU considered for compatibility even if the chipset would enlist compatible CPU .
 
Related discussion here . 
 
Hope this help answer your query. 
 
Regards

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Hello, The Problem:Recently I installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS  to my HDD in UEFI mode. Soon I found out that I could not access the BIOS using F2, but F12 allowed selection of boot device. Reinstalling Windows, I found out that the boot menu still had the Ubuntu entry and I still could not access the BIOS. I searched on the web for a solution and before I could manage to find a proper one, I managed to delete both the ubuntu and windows boot manager boot entries, still locked out of bios. This time I could not boot into any OS, could not access bios using f2 nor access boot menu using f12.  The Solution:There was one last hope, during boot I noticed that PXE (Boot via ethernet option was still showing).Note: This solution requires you to update the BIOS. This is a very risky procedure, so proceed with caution. This will also probably void your warranty. If you can access boot menu (F12) and want to regain access to the BIOS (F2), boot into Windows 7. Install a bios update for your laptop (specifically for your laptop) available at The Lenovo Support Site. The oldest BIOS (probably for Windows 7) is preffered. If you donot have access to windows 7, perform step 2 and boot into the created ISO by creating a bootable CD or pendrive. Then goto step 11.If you can't access F12 and F2, cannot boot into OS, but can boot via Ethernet (there should be a message about trying Atheros Ethernet PXE Boot during startup), start from step 1. Perform the following steps on a s... Read more

A:Lenovo G580 cannot access BIOS after installing Ub...

Update: Even in the newest BIOS Update 62cn97ww (for Lenovo G580), Ubuntu causes the same problem. I came across a solution on the internet, that works without having to update the BIOS if Ubuntu can be accessed. To fix it, boot into Ubuntu (should be installed on the system), start Terminal and type in the following commands:sudo grub-install
sudo efibootmgr -b 0 -BReboot and F2 should work. BIOS should be accessible through F12>Tab>Setup also. Ubuntu will boot no more but can probably be fixed.

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hi, i just updated my windows 7 to windows 10. should i update my bios?i see no update for windows 10, the latest is only for windows 8.1.this is the current bios i am usingSMBIOSBIOSVersion5ECN39WW(V3.05)thanks

A:lenovo g580 20150 latest bios.

My rule of thumb with BIOS updates is "if it is not broke, do not try to fix it" because there is always an inherent risk that a BIOS update can fail, and if so, leave  the system bricked (dead) requirnig a new motherboard, and there does not appear to be anything in the latest updates readme.txt other than specific fixes for Windows 8.1... So I would hold off. Summary of changes
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General Information:
Fixed:
1. Modified small number keys (such as the key U, I, O¡­) matrix for win8. Cheers, 

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HiI have Lenovo G580(59337073) with Celeron B820.is it possible to upgrade the CPU to Intel core i3(i5) 3rd generation(Ivy Bridge)? thx 

A:Lenovo G580 CPU upgrade

Hi
 
Welcome to the community.
 
Please find below the supported Processor of your system, you can use any one of them.
 
3rd generation Intel Core i5-3210M 2nd generation Intel Core i3-2370M Intel Celeron B820 (1.60GHz, 2MB) 
 
Regards,
Sameer



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Hello!  I have a G580 (2189) with an i7-3632QM processor. I currently have 8gb of RAM and after running wmic MEMORYCHIP, I realize I have 2 slots with 4gb in each.  I'm now interested in changing them for 16 (2x8)gb and is aiming for some affordable Crucial memory. I have found a kit called: CT2KIT102464BF160B and from what I can find, this seems to fit my computer. Can anyone confirm that? It would be great.  And just out of curiosity, are there any 16gb memories available for DDR3L? Since it seems like my processor can handle 32gb but I only have two slots, I would need 16gb in each.  Thank's in advance. 

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Hello guys, i just bought a lenovo g580, and i am not happy with the fps I am getting. I want to play Counter Strike Global offensive.I want to ask what parts can i change on my laptop so i can get a bit better fps?So my parts are: i7 2620m witch is dual core with 4 threads on 2.7 ghz turbo boostIt also has 1x2gb ram and 1x4gb ram.Video is GForce 630m and 1 tb hard drive.CPU Socket is 988B rPGAI know I can upgrade ram and get an SSD . But can I change the processor and the video card? And also is it worth getting anymore than the 6 gb of RAM.Thank you. 

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Hello, I have an Lenovo G580 Celeron Dual core 1,8 Ghz, 2Gb DDR3, the pocessor is B830 I think.My question is what kind of processor should I upgrade from i3 series or i5 series?I have a list with a lot of models with socket G2 but I'm not sure if all are suitable.This is the list: http://www.cpu-upgrade.com/CPUs/Intel/Mobile_Celeron_Dual-Core/B830.html Can anybody help me? Thanks,

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Hello, I'm currently running a I3 3120M on my G580, model 20150. My question is whether if I can upgrade my CPU to a I7 3612QM, the G2 socket model, and how much will battery life be affected by the I7? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

A:G580 CPU Upgrade to I7 3612QM Possible?

Hi
 
Welcome To Lenovo Community
 
As per the technical specification link you can upgrade to 3rd generation Intel® Core? i7-3520M
http://www.lenovo.com/products/us/tech-specs/laptop/essential/g-series/g580/
 
 Battery backup will not be having much difference
 
Do give this a try and let us know  
 
 
 
Hope This Helps
Cheers!!!
 
 
 
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Hi all!I have an older G580 laptop. It came with a B950 CPU and i wanted to upgrade the CPU.I studied the Hardware Maintenance manual for the supported CPU's.On page 101 it says (amongst others):Intel SNB I3-2350M 2.3G 3M J1 PGA Processor.I found one like that cheap and i bought it.I installed it succesfully, but it does not work correctly.Although it has 4 threads, any software or test only detects 2 cores, 2 threads. It seems that hyperthreading does not work.Laptop model is G580  model name 20157BIOS is the latest i could found, version 62CN97WWOthers reported the same problem and solved it by BIOS update, but i cannot find any newer BIOS than this one.Please help me.  

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Buenas, tengo un portatil lenovo g580 modelo 2189 con 4gb de ram, necesito aumentar la ram por temas del trabajo de fin de carrera, y no se cuantas ranuras tiene, cuanto es lo maximo que puedo introducirle en gb, y la velocidad maxima que puede tener la tarjeta ram. Muchas gracias

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Please assist as I did the following steps to access the BIOS, it hangs:1. Shut down the computer2. Press the "Recovery Button" NOT THE POWER BUTTON (A small round button with curve arrow sign which is located on the left side of the Power Button just next to the dust removal opening on the left side of the laptop)3. Selected the BIOS Setup and nothing happens. I cannot even choose the boot option. If I put a pendrive with ubuntu, It picks it up, but not the Windows pendrive.My original HDD has bad sectors and cannot clone it. Any Ideas on how to help me?

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Hi

I got a new Lenovo G580 laptop which did not come with any pre-installed OS. I installed Ubuntu in UEFI mode (I had not disabled UEFI/Secure Boot). Later I installed Windows 7. During installation it asked me to format the entire format as it did not recognize the GPT partition. Accordingly without thinking twice I erased the entire HDD and installed Windows 7. Now I am unable to enter into BIOS

Things I have tried:
Tried with F2, F1 and Delete keys while booting
Tried removing the battery and booting while pressing the above keys individually
Tried removing the battery and adapter, held the power button for 1 minute
Tried removing the battery and held the power button for 1 minute while the adapter was plugged in
Tried pressing F12 and going to the APP MENU but I can only see "Diagnostic Splash" Nothing else and in that diagnostic splash screen I see that the System BIOS is "shadowed"
How can i gain access to BIOS so I can disable UEFI and install Win 7 and Ubuntu side by side
 

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Hi, I have lenovo G580 20157 laptop with windows 8 pro, i found a bios update 62cn97ww on support site but when i restarted my laptop and run the 62cn97ww update it just hangs and does not respond. kept ideal for long time to restart but no response. Any help on this?

A:Lenovo G580 20157 bios 62cn97ww update problem

hi adarsh_savant,
 
I think you may have concern in this thread,
http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-3000-and-Essential/G580-Bios-update-problem/m-p/1199186/highlight...
 
Here the suggested solution from neokenchi that helped.
 
1. Boot into the BIOS by repeatedly tapping F2 on startup
 
2. In the BIOS, navigate to the Boot Tab and set UEFI to Disabled or Legacy then press F10 to save and exit. When
the computer reboots, check if you still get the errors and/or if you're able to boot into Windows.
 
3. If same problem, leave the changes that you made on Step 2 and attempt to re-install Windows via a Windows 8 recovery drive or OneKey Recovery button (note that this will wipe the computer to factory settings)
 
Hope this helps,
Cheers!



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once the update started it rained go maybe 15 seconds and just shut my computer off entertainment a bloatware screen say that the software ran in to an error and it would restart itself. I let the computer along for over an hour and finally restarted the system muse us in the power button.  once I went to restart the system I only got a blackberry screen my computer is out of warranty and your dell bios update killed my motherboard I called dell they told me in not so many words my motherboard was Fried and they would not replace it.  If I gave some on software I wrote and they installed it and it had no warning it would fry the I computer thatbwould be data to someone's personal property... DELL is this how you value your customers?

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once the update started it rained go maybe 15 seconds and just shut my computer off entertainment a bloatware screen say that the software ran in to an error and it would restart itself. I let the computer along for over an hour and finally restarted the system muse us in the power button.  once I went to restart the system I only got a blackberry screen my computer is out of warranty and your dell bios update killed my motherboard I called dell they told me in not so many words my motherboard was Fried and they would not replace it.  If I gave some on software I wrote and they installed it and it had no warning it would fry the I computer thatbwould be data to someone's personal property... DELL is this how you value your customers?

A:got the windows 10 free upgrade and used the dell diagnostics tool to upgrade driver and bios everything worked fine until the update of the bios!!!!

I called dell they told me in not so many words my motherboard was Fried and they would not replace it.

Dell just saying it's a "possibility" the motherboard might need to be replace. No one can tell you that motherboard is definite "Fried" without first looking at the system.
What is the system model number and version of windows before upgrading to windows 10? Example: Dell Inspiron 3543, windows 10
You're able to boot into BIOS(F2 key) and diagnostic (F12 key) ?
1. Power off computer
2. Power on computer, quickly start tapping F2 key ( BIOS) or F12 key( BIOS) continuously

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Computer won't boot after bios upgrade.Quick history- computer was working but was dropped, damaging hdd- verified hdd damage by removing it and connecting it to another computer- verified computer hardware still good by booting and using it from ubuntu live cd- purchased SSD- changed Bios HDD support to Legacy mode so I could install w7- installed w7 64 bit professional- install went great, computer booted in windows, no lan or wifi yet : missing drivers- downloaded drivers and bios update from HP site for my exact machine to USB stick using different machine- installed audio driver- installed bios update, did not tamper with machine at all during BIOS update followed instructions exactly- after bios update  s/w said bios flash was 100% complete computer just hung for 15 min's- repowered machine: only get black screen- holding down F10 while powering up gets white "F10...BIOS Setup Options" text in lower left corner of screen, nothing else happens,I tried holding the windows and B key before powering then for a minute after powering several times, nothing happened. http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c02693833I repeated that procedure half a dozen times with and without a USB with the BIOS update software on it in a USB slot, no difference.  Does my model support this key combination to load deffault BIOS settings? Do I have any other options to unbrick my machine? Any advice is appreciated.Mike

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A:Bios Upgrade on HP Envy 750-170se CTO bios family 2b4b

@FrozenGamer? If your PC takes 3 minutes to boot in a factory condition then you should contact HP support. If your PC is less than 21 days old then quickly return it.  Without any modifications, your PC should be booting up in less than 30 seconds. I haven't seen any official HP posted information that supports NVMe m.2 SSDs.  Run the HP Support Assistant and see if it picks up a later BIOS update. HP's support number is 800-474-6836 or 800-HPINVENT or online here.  

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I updated the bios after I had notified from Toshiba about the Bios v3.50. The process was done by the Toshiba Utility software, and after the reboot there is "Password =" on a blank screen and it not recognise my BIOS password, writing "Not certified".

I have also tried the HDD password but no luck.

What can I do now?

A:Satellite Z30-A-12R BIOS password not recognised after BIOS upgrade

Hi

Before trying to update the BIOS, all passwords should be removed!
BIOS password can be removed by authorized service provider available in your country.

But the unknown HDD password cannot be removed anymore.
In such case the HDD isn?t accessible and cannot be used.

Sorry mate but in my opinion you have only one chance to get the BIOS password removed; you need the ASP assistance.

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I have the Dell Inspiron 518 desktop with 64 bit Vista, and attempted to update the BIOS to version 1.0.7 last evening.  I closed all open programs, disabled anti-virus, and ran the BIOS update as administrator.  The update began and asked if I would like to update from version 1.0.5 to 1.0.7, and I clicked on the update button.  The BIOS flash began by deleting the previous BIOS and then attempted to install the new 1.0.7 BIOS but produced an error message similar to "error writing BIOS to block," an the only option was to cancel the update.  I knew I did not have any BIOS installed at that point, but my computer was still operating so I made an additional attempt to re-download the 1.0.7 BIOS and re-install it.  No good, it would not even run now.  There was no turning back and no way to reinstall either the previous BIOS or the new one.  Eventually I tried to restart the computer, and it would not start. 
Dell is sending a tech next week to replace the motherboard on this otherwise great computer that is only about two months old.
DO NOT upgrade the BIOS on a Inspiron 518 with 64 Bit Vista to version 1.0.7.  The upgrade does not work and will kill your motherboard.
Art

A:Dell Inspiron 518 BIOS v1.0.7 64 Bit Vista DO NOT UPGRADE BIOS

No it happened to me too.  Dell is replacing the motherboard under warranty but I was told somewhat firmly not to update the BIOS unless advised by a technican.  In my defense the BIOS update was listed as "recommended" under the download section for this unit on the Dell support website.
I would recommend to avoid two phone calls (over 40 minutes each) to tech support and several days waiting for a new motherboard, not to update the BIOS at this time.
Thankfully it is being covered under warranty.

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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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Dear All,
I have a question regarding BIOS upgrades as well as downgrades. First, about downgrading BIOS, is it a safe thing to do? If not, then what makes it not safe? I have Dell Inspiron 640M, with the latest BIOS A10. Not happy with this one due to high pitch sounds coming from the top right hand corner of the laptop. It's been suggested that I downgrade only a couple of revisions back, namely, to either A09 or A08. However, Ive been getting conflicting reports about the safety of downgrading from Dell Tech Support. Some say that it's not done at all, others say that as long as it's only to downgrade back to a couple of previous versions, then risks are not as high as going all the way back to a really early version, such as A03 etc. The risks, I'm told, is in the performance of hard disks. Apparently, if you downgrade to a really early version such as A03, then problems will arise, though I'm not sure what the exact problems are. Moreover, there are those who say that there is no procedure for downgrading and that it is never suggested to anyone to downgrade their BIOS. The notion that it becomes riskier as you downgrade back to a really early version of BIOS such as A03 baffles me, because in my case, prior to doing any kind of updating for BIOS on my laptop, I had version A03, and have not had any kind of improvements, enhancements done to my computer whatsoever. in other words, my computer is the same as when I got it last year in terms of ha... Read more

A:Is downgrading of BIOS safe? How do you know if down or upgrade of BIOS is successful

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Yesterday, I clean-installed Windows 8 Pro x86 on an old Dell Vostro 1400 laptop which had been running Windows 7 Ultimate, and it activated and ran fine, without even a single exclamation point in Device Manager. I applied the update necessary to make the Store offer 8.1 and proceeded to install it as I've done on a couple other machines. After downloading the thing, it errored out with:

Couldn't install Windows 8.1

Contact your PC manufacturer to see if you can upgrade the System BIOS

When I clicked the OK button, it then gave me the informative and grammar-challenged error box:

Something happened and the Windows 8.1 couldn't be installed. Please try again. Error code: 0xc1900104

Try again Cancel

Ever the optimist, I clicked Try again, and of course, it proceeded to download all over again from scratch, only to error out in the same way. I then downloaded all the Windows 8 updates, although just the one had been necessary on my other machines that successfully upgraded to 8.1, and tried again, only to get the same result.

Today, I've discovered the Windows 8.1 Compatibility Assistant, which avoids the lengthy download of the upgrade every time (Microsoft, maybe you should run it implicitly before downloading 3 GB of transient data), and it tells me:

This PC doesn't meet system requirements

Contact your PC manufacturer to see if you can upgrade the System BIOS

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A:Windows 8 to 8.1 Upgrade failed - must upgrade System BIOS

Store upgrade is more hassle than it's worth...Can't see how bios version can prevent the upgrade...

If you can download a full ISO - try that rather.

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Hi, AllI try to upgrade the BIOS of my x1c gen3 20BS, and BIOS update utility for windows, the BIOS version is UEFI: 1.13 / ECP: 1.09I am working on windows 8I follow the utility's instruction and install the tool, run the tool, and reboot the OS, everything seem fine, but when I check the BIOS again, I found the BIOS vesion is still 1.10, but ECP has already upgraded to 1.09 Anyone could help? Many thanks.

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Hi, AllI try to upgrade the BIOS of my x1c gen3 20BS, and BIOS update utility for windows http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-x-series-laptops/thinkpad-x1-... UEFI: 1.13 / ECP: 1.09I am working on windows 8I follow the utility's instruction and install the tool, run the tool, and reboot the OS, everything seem fine, but when I check the BIOS again, I found the BIOS vesion is still 1.10, but ECP upgrade to 1.09. I wonder why I cannot upgrade my BIOS, anyone could help, many thanks.

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Please help me to update the BIOS im having the  LENOVO 5VKT07AUS version, it date is 9/1/2009, please help me to update the bios, and my system serial number is xxxxxxxxxx , and i need to upgrade the ram to 6gb, im now having 2gbddr3@1066MHz, please help me to choose the RAM also. please help me in these two things. 
 
Thank You in ADVANCE.
 
 
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A:My H22010028 needs bios upgrade and RAM Upgrade

hey kameshss,for updating the bios go to >>http://consumersupport.lenovo.com/us/en/DriversDownloads/drivers_list.aspx?CategoryID=746114download the proper Chipset driver and install it.As for upgrading the RAM, I suggest calling our Tech Support via the number listed in the link below >>http://www.lenovo.com/contact/in/en/




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I upgraded my BIOS to 5CKT77US not long ago and my understanding is that I can go up to 16GB RAM now; can anyone confirm this for me before I spend the money and have it not work? I'm currently running 8GB PC-8500/533. Thanks!

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Trying to upgrade BIOS on HP laptop w/ Vista Home Premium, Phoenix BIOS. Downloaded BIOS upgrade from HP website, sp42853.exe, and when it executes, gets to a point where Quanta.vbe shows up in Notepad with 6 lines of random characters. I can only close the window, then the Phoenix Winflash splash screen appears with options of "Flash BIOS" and "Exit". When I flash the BIOS, I get an error " Cannot locate file BIOS.WPH. Must locate file to continue." The only option is "OK". Then Windows comes up saying that the program did not install properly, Do I want to install with default settings, or do I want to say it installed correctly? Installing with default settings does not work. My Bios is version F.07, latest version is F.32. This BIOS upgrade was supposed to take care of periodic freeze ups according to HP tech support. I've had to recover from the "upgrade" several times with System Restore. One time I tried installing the upgrade, and my computer would reboot & shutdown every 2 minutes on its own unless you clicked on something in which case it shut down immediately! I've talked to 6 HP technicians and 3 Costco concierge tech support people about this so far and cannot find a solution yet! I believe that the quanta.vbe file is opening with the wrong program, but I have not been able to change the file association in Vista!

A:Can't upgrade BIOS

Sometimes, when you have a big jump in version numbers, it can screw up. You should try to update incrementally
F.7 to F.32 is a pretty big leap

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Anyone know a location from which I could d/l a free bios upgrade please?

Larry, started installing that Maxtor 8.7 in the P100... all went smooth, Windows 98 being installed as I type. Thanks again for your help.
 

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I need help on how to upgrade my bios. I am running win xp and have award bios not sure of version.

Please help
 

A:Bios upgrade.

What brand of P.C do you have? A lot of the big ones (Dell, Gateway, Compaq etc) configure their own system specific Bios files...
 

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Have a 533i eMachine and want to install a larger hard drive. Is there anyway I can flash the Bios. eMachine site doesn't offer any info.
Thanks.
 

A:Bios Upgrade (?)

Go to http://www.lavalys.com and download the excellent and free Everest Home which, when run, will give you the complete and utter rundown on what is in your computer including, if available the web address from which to download a BIOS update. It shouldn't, however, be necessary to update BIOS just to add a larger hard disk.

Guessing from your processor that you're probably running '98, you'll need to run fdisk from your boot up floppy to partition the new drive and format it to store data. Post back with some more details and someone will be able to guidde you through.
 

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Hey gang, i got a friend who is having problems up-grading from 8.1 to W-10 ! It's a Asus Gaming computer he tried this link >>> Windows 10 <<<
So he sent me this message "Tried running the Windows 10 upgrade its saying BIOS isn't supported" !!

He's not computer smart so he asked me to help him do this !!
Any help guys !!!!

Thanks
Chuck

A:Bios won't let him upgrade

Go to the manufacturer website, download the bios upgrade and upgrade the bios.

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Hi guys, Please can anyone help.

I have an old advent 7007 laptop which I hope my daughter can use for school. The problem is that it needs a BIOS. I have not been able to find one anywhere with it being such a dated unit. Techguys recommended buying a new laptop or registering for a warranty. DSG haven't stopped laughing yet.

The BIOS says it is an AMIBIOS but apparently the motherboard is not a genuine AMI board. (A Dixons special i think)

The tech data is
Motherboard ID 63-0620-009999-00101111-040201-SIS650$N34AS100 BIOS VER 1.05D
BIOS Manufacturer American Megatrends.

If anyone knows where I can Download a new BIOS and Flash it would make my smiley smile.

A:bios upgrade

Found this:
http://www.uktsupport.co.uk/advent/laptop/7007.htm

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Hi guys,
Here's the deal, my machine freezes regularyl for no real reason, no blue screen, doesn't matter, can be screensaver, or browsing, or just sitting. Occasionally with the send error report it takes me to microsoft and suggests a Bios Upgrade. I have not installed any new hardware in quite some time. The 3 things I believe it might be is the video card, GeForce 5200, overheating, or the Bios.
so,,,the drivers seem good for the video, according to driveragent, i could tell you if it overheats, sooo, here's my Bios string, I cannot find an update for it:

An AMIBIOS ID String Was Detected:
62-0801-001131-00101111-040201-SiS65X
- ---- ------ ------
| | | |
| | | Chipset/BIOS Info
| | BIOS Build Date
| Manufacturer ID
BIOS ROM Information
AMIBIOS ROM Size: 256 KB
BIOS Build Date: Apr 02 2001
Motherboard Manufacturer Code Detected: 1131 - ELITGROUP
Please Consults ELITGROUP for support

AMIBIOS Build Tag: M935D
AMIBIOS Project ID: M935D Not listed in TAG.DAT file

For more information on upgrading your BIOS go to http://www.ami.com/support/bios.cfm?refer=mbid
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SMBIOS info:
Manufacturer : ECS
Product Name : M935D
Version : 2.0
Serial Number: 00000000

----------------------------------------------
Here's some more info:... Read more

A:Bios Upgrade Help

That is an ECS Motherboard Model M935D with a SIS 650 Rev. 128 chipset. you need to go to the ECS website and the support\downloads section to see if there is a newer bios available for it.
 

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Hi,with my HP250G3 i can't reboot or shutdown in linux OS, but in Windows works correctly. Linux doesn't recognized BIOS, other user risolved this problem with BIOS upgrade.Can you write me a correct link? There's nothing on support center.... Regards

A:Upgrade BIOS

Hello, http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?sp4ts.oid=6732463&swItemId=ob_149154_1&swEnvOid=415... #hpexpertday




Regards;SmileyI am an HP employeePlease click the White Kudos star to say thanks for helping.Please mark Accept As Solution if my help has solved your problem.

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hello there,
The HD on my kids computer blew and I bought a seagate 40G HD. I know that 98se only recognizes up to 32G but I can use fdisk to partition it provided the BIOS reads the full 40G. Well, it doesn't. I did some reading and if I upgrade the BIOS it should read the full 40. (right?) Well, the problem is that I have never ventured a BIOS flash and upon reading it says that I can ruin the computer if I choose the wrong BIOS upgrade. I am having a hard time finding the upgrade. I found one that just says award modular Bios v4.51PG but the following number is different. (2Y5IMG01)
I hope there is someone that could help me locate the right bios upgrade. (installation instructions would be greatly appreciated. I have also been told that overlay software may be the route as well. Your thoughts.
thanking you in advance.
Nettie

computer is
350mhz
os is 98se
256m ram
new 40G seagate hd
BIOS : award modular Bios v4.51PG 2A5LA008
 

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looking for Award Modular bios v6.00PGN
Via chipset: VT82C693A - V693AS-A03-12-21-200
Bios date: 12/21/200-693-686-6A6LGJ1CC-00

where can I download the flash utility???
 

A:Bios upgrade

You normally find the utility on the MB maker's site along with the actual BIOS update.
 

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Just got a 1000mhz slot a thunderbird for my computer, I looked through the manual and made sure that the cpu was compatible with the board (or so i thought). It turns out that the manual that shipped with the board from ebay was for the Asus K7V-T and the board itself was a K7V. I then found out online the K7V only supports the Athlon and Athlon classic CPUs. My question is that because the boards are almost identical, can I update the bios of my board with the latest bios for the K7V-T, and if so will this enable support for the CPU? Thanks, Ryan
 

A:Bios upgrade?

I don't think that the BIOS is the only factor determining support for the other mentioned CPUs. I would say that NO, you couldn't update the BIOS to make your chip compatible but I could be wrong. I couldn't find too much info pertaining to the differences in the two boards.
 

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Hi I have a problem. I never upgraded my bios before I checked the compaq site and don't see any updates. I ran the program called everest and it told me to upgrade my bios because it was outdated. I don't know what to do because I ran various programs and they show that my bios is unknown.

My computer is randomly freezing that is why im am trying to update bios, i dont think it has to do with overheating or psu problems or ram issues. I think it is with my bios.
Compaq 5002US
Windows XP PRO
AMD Duron Processor 801 MHz
192 mb ram
8 mb nvidia vanta lt graphics card
 

A:Bios upgrade

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my computer keeps crashing when ipods or pen drives are inserted windows says i need a Bios upgrade but i dont know what this is could someone please help
 

A:BIOS Upgrade

we'll need to find out what kind of comp you have first. is it a dell, hp, ect. if it's not a manufactured pc then you'll need to find out what kind of mother board you have

if it's a manufactured pc, what make and model IE ( dell dimension 4400, compaq persario 1100,)

thanks
 

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uh, where do i upgrade my bios

Your BIOS Report Results
BIOS ID: 12/18/2001-I845
OEM Sign-On: ACPI BIOS Revision 1002
BIOS Date: 12/18/01
BIOS Type: Award
Chipset: Intel 1A30 rev 4
Super I/O: Unknown
OS: WinXP SP2
BIOS ROM Socket: Yes
BIOS ROM Size: 256K
Memory Installed: 512 MB
Memory Max: 2048 MB
CPU: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 1600 Mhz MAX: 2400 Mhz
 

A:BIOS upgrade

Normally you would go to your mobo manufacturers website and get the bios update from there.

Why do you want to upgrade your bios? Unless there is a specific reason, you should leave it as it is.

Regards Howard
 

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My computer crashes randomly and when I send an error report, it says consider a BIOS upgrade. If possible, I do not want to pay money. I am looking to download the update and install it myself.

Here is my BIOS

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Your BIOS Report Results
BIOS TYPE: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
BIOS ID: 03/12/2005-SiS-661-6A7I4FK9C
OEM Sign-On: snc302eeh - 661MXPro BIOS v1.0 (031205)
BIOS Date: 03/12/05
BIOS Type: Award
Chipset: SiS 661 rev 17
Super I/O: ITE 8705/SiS 950 rev 2 found at port 2Eh
OS: WinXP SP2
BIOS ROM Socket: Yes
BIOS ROM Size: 512K
Memory Installed: 1280 MB
Memory Max: 4096 MB
CPU: Intel Genuine Processor 2933 Mhz

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I already checked phoenix bios homepage, and for updates they refer you to some site that charges money.

Any other suggestions?
 

A:How do you upgrade BIOS?

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Help me upgrade my BIOS for my mercury PI845GLM-AGP MOBO

HELP!!,windows xp restarts with a blue screen all of a sudden.
the BSOD says it 's a STOP error and then restarts.

I learned that this was a stop error and the microsoft error analysis web told me to upgrade my bios.
My processor is Intel P4 1.5 Ghz .
My motherboard is Mercury PI845GLM-AGP V5.0. My BIOS is AMI.
so i dowloaded amiflash.com from www.ami.com
i dowloaded the BIOS FILE ENDING WITH .ROM from mercury website.{www.mercury-pc.com}

i inserted a dos boot cd.
and typed amiflash.com
it starts up but says
"no flash support press any key to quit"
what am i supposed to do???????

How do i upgrade if i get the above error.is there another way.
 

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i'm trying to get my bios upgraded and i am sending you the right download, any of these and wondered which you thought was the best one and how do i make it work. I tried @BIOS and the computer keeps popping up with @bios has encountered an error and must be shut down. Then it says can't make a floppy with a boot from winXP. Any ideas on what to do? Would the dos flash utility work and if so what do i do? Why i am trying to update the bios is the computer keeps rebooting on it's own and as you will see they have changed fan speeds. If i have to i'll go to E-Support to order the floppy, which i really don't want to do after i done it once, and don't like their sales pitches. This is for another computer of mine which has xp home and amd 1700 processor, 512 memory. Or if there's another place to make a floppy on the web would be nice. Thanks.
http://www.giga-byte.com/Motherboard/Support/BIOS/BIOS_GA-7VTXE+.htm
 

A:Upgrade The Bios

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after turning off computer for a few hrs. when we turn on it goes to black screen. Turn it off and then back on and all boots ok. We have checked drivers for upgrades and now wonder if it is the BIOS that needs upgrading. How do we check this? Is remote assistance available for this? Microsoft checked out machine and they referrred us to HP due to BIOS concern.

A:Upgrade Bios

RGalvin, welcome to the forum. There is no BIOS update available for your motherboard.  Your best option would be to do a full System Recovery to see if that solves your problem. Another possibility is a failing power supply unit (PSU).  Here is a guide to help you troubleshoot it.  The problems that you describe can be caused by a lack of power from the PSU. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.  

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Hey guys, im looking for a free upgrade for my bios, iv been looking for the past 2 days and so far have had no luck, please guys i need this, im sick of USB 1.1!
 

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I tried to upgrade my motherboard with a floppy disk. After I completed the upgrade it wont bring up the bios. When I turn it on the lights come on but no monitor and no beeps. While doing the upgrade it told me to save the current config to the floppy incase something went wrong and it is saved on the floppy but I cant get it to get to the point when it can read the floppy. When I turn it on the num lock, caps lock, and scroll lock lights all come on and stay on. Im sure that all 3 light staying on at the same time is trying to tell me what the problem is. Maybe I have to type something in. All of those lights are lock lights so maybe its trying to tell me its locked. Any help would be great. The motherboard is a SuperMicro P6DBE with Dual Intel PIII 650mhz.
 

A:No Bios after upgrade.

you did an improper flash. You will either need to send your motherboard to the manufactuer to reprogram the BIOS, or use a backup chip if your motherboard has one.

In either case, you either A: used the wrong BIOS update
B: Did not let the BIOS update complete completely

Thus your motherboard is a paperweight as its brains have been erased.
 

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i have a amd processor, 1.4Ghz sis735 mainboard( i hope) how do i download the correct files to upgrade it , my bios date is american megatrends release 08/27/2001 s. any help would be appreciated so i dont mess this up . also im running windows xp
 

A:how do i upgrade my bios

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I am running windows 7 on HP Pavilion dv9548us laptop with this bios version/date : Phoenix  F.33  dated Nov. 12 2007. Can someone tell me where I can find the updated bios or is it possible to update this bios? thanks

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I.ve ben told by my computer tech that my bios need updating!! can someone tell me in plain terms how it wil improve my pc. does it makes things quicker etc etc.
 

A:Bios upgrade ??

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Ive bought Leadtek GF4 Ti4200 128ram
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A:VGA BIOS upgrade?

If you dig a little in these forums, you'll find my sad story about flashing VGA BIOS..
 

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hi all, just wondering if can anyone help i have just bought a seagate 300gb hdd to connect to my foxconn 761gxk8mb-rs mobo 64bit running vista ultimate 64 bit. but the bios will not recognise the hdd.current bios is phoenix award v6.00pg.

spent hours today on the net but unable to find upgrade or flash.

any help or suggestions please. thanks in advance.
 

A:Bios upgrade

First, be sure you have a Windows XP Service Pack 2 install, as anything less will be trouble. Windows XP with no Service Pack will NOT allow changes in hard drive size. Windows XP with Service Pack 1 is unreliable.
Is this FoxConn a motherboard independent of any manufacturer?
Dell, HP, and Compaq use some Foxconn boards. If it is in a computer sold under a brand name, the BIOS update will likely be on the website of the computer manufacturer.
Then go here:
http://www.foxconnchannel.com/en-us/support/downloads.aspx
The FoxConn 761GXK8MB-RS or KRS should work.
YOU WILL NEED TO FLASH THE BIOS FROM A FLOPPY DRIVE DISK, IN MY EXPERIENCE. So if you do not have one, install one... even a used one... most repair shops will sell you one for $5.00.
If you have doubts, call FoxConn tech support, as ALL BIOS UPDATES ARE RISKY.
That is a pretty new board, and the lastest BIOS was issued in January of 2008.
 

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i have a Asus P5S-VM mobo and i want to upgrade my Intel Celeron D to an Intel Pentium 4 but im having trouble understanding what bios version i have.

ive looked for the motherboard revision number which is 1.02 but dont know which version that means 1020 or the earlier 1002 version. the cpus ive identified work only with the 1007+ version. i want to install the new cpu without having to update the bios

any help is much appreciated
 

A:Bios Upgrade

Try entering your BIOS(tapping delete or some other "setup" or "bios" button on startup), and check the version there.
 

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I want to check whether or not my BIOS is as up to date as it can be. My pc ic a Compaq Workstation AP550, so it is fairly old. Can anyone tell me how to check whether it is up to date & any other technical information I need to find out about it & where to find that information
 

A:Upgrade BIOS

Firstly, unless there is a hardware issue that requires an upgrade, and for which the manufacturer has identified and issued a fix for that particular issue, it will not deliver any benefit.

The failure rate of BIOS flashes is several %, and in your case would economically destroy the motherboard. I would only do it to address a known issue that actually affected me. It's not a recreational activity.

Any update would be on the HP site, as they acquired Compaq.
 

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I've run across posts on BIOS upgrades to fix various hardware knocks; my question: Must I have a particular problem in order to benefit from such a process or is the old saw 'if it ain't broke...' in effect? (Whatever the viewpoint, I understand this isn't something a novice should toy with.)
 

A:Why upgrade BIOS

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I would like to upgrade my bios but I'm a bit confused. Are these upgrades available for free download? I inquired with one company and they said it was $60. That seems a bit steep to me. Then someone else told me bios upgrades are free just like drivers. Can someone explain this to me please?
 

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My computer has a ASUS K8V SE Delux Mobo in it and the BIOS version is 1001.005
I was looking at the ASUS Website and the current BIOS version is 1007. Is there a reason I should upgrade to the current bios and if so, how would I do it? It seems that for Bios before 1003 one needs to use something called afudos not "flash" I have NO floppy on my computer but have a second hard drive, ability to use a key drive or a cd. Any help appreciated. Im running XP home THANKS!
 

A:Bios Upgrade??? Yes or No? How?

Do you have any problems that a BIOS upgrade will cure? If the answer is no, so is my answer to your question. You should only do a BIOS upgrade if you are addressing a specific issue, since a bad FLASH can leave you with a doorstop for a computer.
 

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I recently did a BIOS downgrade this PC to install the Windows 7 And now I would like to have the Windows 8 with the latest original BIOS from Acer. And while trying to update to the new BIOS it gives me error because 4 - Error: ROM file is not ROMID Compatible with Existing ROMID BIOS. Any soluciton?

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Hi guys,

I was just checking driver downloads from the ASUS website to see if there were any updates.

Upon running Speccy, I found out I have BIOS 212. There is a BIOS 223 available. Following is the changelog from my current BIOS version to the latest:

BIOS 223
1.Fix system may hang if press power button immediately after plugging AC in.
2.Fix OS led not light after resume from deep S3.

BIOS 219
Support i3-2370

BIOS 218
Firmware Change

BIOS 213
Support new CPU i7-2670

BIOS 212 (CURRENT)
Optimize Asmedia USB3

I have not performed a BIOS update before, because it required floppy disks back in the day and it could be quite the process, so I stayed away from it.

My driver CD came with a "Windows BIOS Flash Utility V2.31.1", which should allow a more convenient updating of the BIOS while in the Windows environment.

So far, things appear to be fine, eventhough my BIOS is quite outdated.

Would you suggest to proceed with the update or should I leave it be? Why so?

Advice is much appreciated. Thanks.

A:Should I upgrade my BIOS?

The BIOS should not be updated unless the update addresses a specific problem you are having. If the update fails, which can happen even if you do everything right, your system may be unbootable. Recovery from that often requires physical replacement of the BIOS chip.

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Ok I bought a new cdrw the other day and I tried to burn a few files using the latest edition of Nero, but it's coming back saying that the bios is dated 98 when it needs 99.
Using SIW there is no info as to the mobo maker.
Here's the shots below.
How can I up this bios if it's possible?
 

A:Bios upgrade

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I have HP Pavilion 15-e017tx. Operating system: Windows 10 64-bit. What's the latest BIOS update for me?

A:BIOS Upgrade

Please see HP Notebook System BIOS Update (Intel Processors); F.04 14.4 MB Apr 12, 2013F.06 14.4 MB Jun 28, 2013 F.08 14.4 MB Aug 05, 2013F.15 14.8 MB Nov 25, 2013 F.21 14.9 MB Jan 06, 2014 F.23 15.6 MB Jun 10, 2014 F.24 A 15.6 MB Nov 28, 2014 F.26 Rev.A 15.6 MB Jun 30, 2016F.27 Rev.A 15.6 MB Jul 25, 2016 (most current) Since HP supports your computer under Windows 7, 8, and 8.1... you may need to install this update by creating a USB Flash Drive with the BIOS and booting from that flash drive. If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to ask. Please click the White KUDOS "Thumbs Up" to show your appreciation

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Have an IBM Thinkpad 600 233, 4G HD and 190mb memory....thing
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A:Upgrade BIOS?

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Does anybody know if a BIOS upgrade is available for my Packard Bell PB600 MOBO? It currently has a PhoenixBIOS version 4.04 AGOURA release 1.20. I need support for a larger HDD.
Thanks in advance.
 

A:BIOS Upgrade

Welcome to TSG!

I have tried a somewhat futlie search on your behalf, and can't find a new upgrade any later than the one you have.
You can go to http://www.mrbios.com/biosupgrades/upgradenow.cfm and download the bios agent there to get your bios string, then you will be able to see what is avaialble, but these guys are a paid source. If there is something for you, then it may be worth your while.

That system is a bit old (96-97), so you might just be as well off upgrading the board and such.
Sorry I couldn't be more help.
 

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just followed recommended bios upgrade now windows 10 wont work. keep getting cyclic messages: 'WDF_VIOLATION' and 'Inaccessable_boot_device'. Have tried every permutation in start up options, though I am no expert in these matters.Some guidance would be appreciated. The computer is not connected to the internet.

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I have a ECS motherboard i installed a PIII 800 instead of a Celeron 700 .

My machine boots up once every 5 trials not event the processor cooler turns on. I asked my vendor he told me to upgrade the bios . The abios is an Award v6.00PG rev 2.0c

I tried to flash the rev 2.0e with awd830 when it asks me to overwrite the bios i say yes it kiks out with a message UNKOWN FLASH.

Anybody can please help

TKU

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A:bios upgrade

It would help to know which ECS MB and try going to ECS website and look for downloads/BIOS for your board. Even a simple change in revision number of the motherboard may require a different BIOS to be installed.
 

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I want to know the latest BIOS for my model.













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A:BIOS Upgrade

F.26 http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp66501-67000/sp66805.exe

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I received a Routine Alert from HP stating that there was a BIOS F.61 update available for select ProBooks.  My ProBook 4525s was included in the included list.  The details stated the upgrade "Improved the UEFI EDK2 security" and "HP strongly recommends transitioning to this updated BIOS version."  When I clicked on the link for my laptop and selected my OS (Windows 7 Pro 32), then clicked on BIOS, what showed was F.60 Rev.A, 30 NOV 2015.  Where do I find BIOS F.61? Thanks

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I have a "P41 845PE 2AA3" mother board with phonex award bios v6 and I am trying to upgrade the BIOS. I know i need Flash utility and the upgrade software. Does anybody know where i can find these 2 items.

thanx
 

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This has been solved, thanks.

A:BIOS Upgrade Help

aXcen7z

Your PC has the most current bios version . There is no bios update for Windows 7 as to the PC originally came with Windows Vista .

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Just installed Win7 on a XP machine. I used the F/T wizard and saved to my D drive. I have 3 HD's. When I loaded Win7, it only sees the one HD. The other two I found somehow as Raid. Tried to find the BIOS key on startup, but only seen setup, and that doesn't give me the option . Thought maybe an BIOS update would fix that. Would like to get my old settings back. The BIOS is American Megatrends 080014 01/13/09.
Thanks
Nick

A:How to upgrade BIOS

Setup is the Bios, there`s probably not an update for it.

You need to post the exact make and model of the pc if you want help.

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My BIOS version is A09 on Dell Latitude 5510 laptop.
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A:I can't upgrade BIOS - Help !

I had this issue in the past as well. What I did was download a tool that allowed me to create a bootable usb (dos). I had the E55A10.exe on the root of the usb stick so I can update the bios from DOS. Worked like a champ.
The tool was call NautilusA41_ZPE.exe. It is on the dell site somewhere.

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My cpu is an oem and so is my motherboard.I have an emachines t3612
with and intel celeron d 3.46 533mhz 512cache,i want to upgrade the cpu to the intel core duo E4700 2.6gb 800 mhz 2mb cache heres my prob.My board is an emachines which is owned by gateway.The board number is intel d945gccrg1 and the revision is 300.
On the intel site it lists an intel 945gccr but no d945gccrg1.I called intel and at the time they did not know I bought my board from emachines when i read them the board number they gave me the detailed specs of my board and upgrades i could do for my cpu.When i told them it was an oem emachines motherboard they said they could not be sure the processors my board supports would work because gateway tweeks the board once they buy it.On the gateway site is my board exactly posted
as http://support.gateway.com/s/MOTHERBD/Intel2/4006181R/4006181Rmv.shtml
this is the board posted on intel
http://support.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/d945gccr/
if i upgrade the cpu i have to have minimum bios of CR94510J.86A
my current bios are CR94510J.15A.1007.2007.0216.1519 which is an outdated gateway bios that i never upgraded because i never seen the need.I have already maxed out my ram to 2.0 gb and have a high end mid grade xfx geforce 8500gt soon to go to 8600 as i see that to a 9600 is not worth the upgrade plus i will be getting a gaming sound card also but right now i want to upgrade my cpu and am not sure if i put the bios in before dropping the cores in place and... Read more

A:Cpu and Bios Upgrade

I went ahead and flashed the bios myself.The intel bios took considering this was an intel manufactured board in the first place.With the bios upgraded I can now go ahead and drop the new processor and everything will work fine.

Note to viewers: Always make sure a processor is compatible with your board before installing it.The board must have already installed the appropiate bios.If you have an oem system like emachines or any other
namebrand make sure you either have the appropiate oem bios for the new processor...In my case emachines was not willing to help *** me in this process saying putting new bios on my computer would ruin the board...with being able to upgrade the bios and processor you no longer need the company so there not quick to assist.Considering bios upgrades to the board from the manufatcurer of the board is risky,
if the oem alters the board in certain ways the bios may not take which
can ruin your board...so before installing new bios be sure to create a bios recovery disc or floppy and make sure your familiar with the syntax that will need to be reentered if you get the blue screen of death.In my case my board was an intel d945gccr intel purchased from gateway.
On the board the new number was d945gccrg1.Only the g and the 1 were different which ws on the sticker on the board not on the actual board.I was able to locate the most recent bios for the board by visiting intel.The first two letters of the bios gave me the courage to upgrade the bios.The bios ... Read more

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Is it recommended that I upgrade the BIOS when I install new RAM? My system is a dell inspirion 5100 with the A28 BIOS version. Do I really need to upgrade or can I leave it the way it is?
 

A:BIOS Upgrade

Unless you are having some problem, don't flash the BIOS. If your Dell doesn't recognize all the memory, you might have to. As long as you installed the recommended memory, you shouldn't have a problem.
 

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Hi there just today my compaq presario sr1710nx restarted and it just won't start up anymore.
It well jump into the screen where you have to choose to go to save mode or normal but when I choose one it just restart again and jump to that mode. I've downloaded the bios but I have to be in window to upgrade it.. Is there any other way I can go around it to do this... Please help ....

Thanks,
Tou Xiong

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Hi all,
I have a HP pavilion 6404 (PIII 550, 128M, 10G HDD), been running win98 and recently upgraded to xp. the system is hanging on the windows welcome screen. I have loaded the OS twice with same prob. been told that I may need to upgrade the bios of the motherboard. the m/board has got written P2B-VE (ASUS AS97-127F). went to hp website and downloaded the little program to flash the bios, but stops and display a message saying "cannot flash when memory agents (eg HIMEM) are present".
AM I missing something? or is there anything I should be doing differently?
Any help will be appreciated
Thanks in advance
SE
 

A:Bios upgrade

Bios updates should be done from pure dos ie no memory managers, config.sys, autoexec.bat, etc running. Go to bootdisk.com and download the disk they have just for flashing a bios.
 

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hello, i was wondering if some one could tell me if i need an bios upgrade..

i read something that some bios only support 147gb of hard drive space, i have just installed a new 160gb hd and have added my old one to make 75gb of extra storage..

i used the bios agent, i dont know if i should send it to esupport, or call them.. heres what it says:

Program: eSupport.com BIOS Agent Version 3.55
BIOS Date: 08/28/01
BIOS Type: Award Modular BIOS v6.0
BIOS ID: 08/28/2001-I845 -P4B
OEM Sign-On: 3.05
Chipset: Intel 1A30 rev 3
Superio: NSC 366 rev 10 found at port 2Eh
OS: WinXP SP2
CPU: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 1600 Mhz MAX: 2400 Mhz
BIOS ROM In Socket: No
BIOS ROM Size: 512K
Memory Installed: 1024 MB
Memory Maximum: 3072 MB
Memory Slot 01: 512 MB
Memory Slot 02: 256 MB
Memory Slot 03: 256 MB

any help would be great.

thanks-
 

A:Do i need a bios upgrade?

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I have a problem with sblive sound card working on my pc.Talked to creative & they said to get lastest mb drivers & bios.
I ran a program to find out what versions I am running & program tells me it can't find valid dmi.Can someone explain this & point me to the drivers & bios I need. Thanks
BIOS CAPABILITIES TEST REPORT
===============================

Generated by: BIOS Wizard 2.10
Date: October 25, 2001
Time: 18:00

PnP Version : BIOS currently supports latest version 1.0
PCI Version : BIOS currently supports latest version 2.1
PCI IRQ Routing Table : BIOS currently supports this feature
Enhanced Disk Drive
Specification : BIOS currently supports this feature
DMI Version : Valid DMI is not found
ACPI Version : BIOS currently supports latest version 1.0
APM Version : APM BIOS not installed. It has been replaced by
ACPI
Booting From CD-ROM : Unable to test this feature because DMI is not
found
Supports ESCD : Unable to test this feature because DMI is not
found
Can be Updated (flashed) : Unable to test this feature because DMI is not
found
Can be Shadowed : Unable to test this feature because DMI is not
found
BIOS Chip in Socket : Unable to test this feature because DMI is not
found
Supports Selective Booting : Unable to test this feature because DMI is not
found
Supports LS-120 Booting : Unable to test this feature because DMI is not
found
Supports ZIP Booting : Unable to test this feature because DMI is not
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A:bios & mb upgrade no dmi

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hi i just read somewhere recently that if you upgrade the bios on your mother board then that can help with oc'ing. either way i would like to upgrade it or update or w/e. however i do not kno very much about doing this my motherboard is an ASUS A8N-SLI Premium with an Opteron 144 processor the rest of my specs are on my profile sheet. any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:BIOS upgrade

You have to download the right bios version. Try here
http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?SLanguage=en-us

Then extract it to a floppy disk, boot the computer to the floppy and follow the instructions on the screen...Make sure it is the right version or you could ruin your bios.
 

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I'm upgrading the CPU but must also upgrade the BIOS. Am I correct in that it is necessary to upgrade the BIOS prior to upgrading the CPU?
Thanks.
 

A:bios upgrade

You probably will have to update your BIOS.

I had a older Gigabyte board a couple of years ago that would not work with my newer CPU (Duron 1300), but it did after the BIOS was updated. BTW, the reason given by Gigabyte for the BIOS upgrade was to work with that CPU.

But, someone else may have a different experience.
 

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I am considering a bios upgrade from E support. The reason I want a BIOS upgrade is to hopefully gain control of the bios so I can overclock a bit. Does anyone know if a BIOS upgrade from E support will actually unlock the currently locked BIOS on my HP a500n ????
 

A:bios upgrade

I don't know but I do know that an HP by design isn't designed for overclocking or upgrading. Not only is the BIOS severely lacking but the components are sub standard when it comes to this area. You would need to upgrade your cooling for the CPU and case, and case cooling is sometimes hard to do with an HP case. The RAM might also not be able to cope with running at a higher frequency even if the CPU can.

Will the eSupport BIOS reveal hidden settings is something I don't know.
 

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I enabled the on board USB support, installed a printer(usb). the printer prints terrible and locks up the system. The on board sound card stopped working.
I unistalled the printer, disabled the USB support and the sound is back. I think I need to upgrade the bios.
I found the file but can't be sure of the correct utility.
Should I upgrade?
can you help me pick the correct utility?
61-0222-000747-0010111-071595-m747, AMIBIOS tag M747 v5.0
Slot 1/socket 370, 333mhz celeron
Windows 98se
Discontinued board
I have searched the PCchips web site, the winsbios web site and the AMI web site.
I found the upgrade on the PCCHIPS website under discontinued.
Thanks
 

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Hi Everybody! I want to know the latest BIOS for my model. Best, Foxdie

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I am trying to flash my mobos bios due to an issue. (hope this fixes my problem)
Windows 2000 stopped loading.
The motherboard is fine as I have tested another hdd with it.
The hdd is fine as I have tested it with another mobo.
The memory is ok which I have also tested it with another module.

My specs are:
Nec 3550A
Wd Caviar 30gb wd300
ga-8vt800
rage 128pro ultra
don't think power supply matters
cpu 2.4 cely

I am wanting to flash the newest bios due to this issue.
The problem just happend all of a sudden and stopped loading windows.
I have installed windows 2000 with another mobo and the same hard drivwe but that not seem to work.

Ive tested this mobo,hdd with other components (they work fine)

I am trying to reinstall windows but I can't due to ntdetect failed
and
\winnt\system32\config\systemced
and file \i386\biosinfo.inf failed to upload set up cannot continue

Ive tried setting the jumpers in diffrent places but it just gives me
I\0 0000000 errors.

Any suggestions would help.
Anything at this moment
So this is why I want to upgrade my bios hopefully this will fix my issue...
Thanks appreciate
 

A:Bios Upgrade

Hells3000 said:



I am trying to flash my mobos bios due to an issue.

The motherboard is fine as I have tested another hdd with it.Click to expand...

So why do you want to Flash the BIOS





Hells3000 said:



The hdd is fine as I have tested it with another mobo.Click to expand...

Whats the HD got to do with the Mobo being supposed faulty





Hells3000 said:



The memory is ok which I have also tested it with another module.Click to expand...

How does testing the memory with another module prove the memory is OK, or do you mean you put another stick in and it worked





Hells3000 said:



I am wanting to flash the newest bios due to this issue.Click to expand...

Im still trying to work out what your issue is





Hells3000 said:



The problem just happend all of a sudden and stopped loading windows.
I have installed windows 2000 with another mobo and the same hard drivwe but that not seem to work.Click to expand...

What ??





Hells3000 said:



Ive tested this mobo,hdd with other components (they work fine)Click to expand...

SO again I ask, what is the problem





Hells3000 said:



I am trying to reinstall windows but I can't due to ntdetect failed and \winnt\system32\config\systemced and file \i386\biosinfo.inf failed to upload set up cannot continue

Ive tried setting the jumpers in diffrent places but... Read more

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Hi everyone, from some year i'm having a bad trouble with my notebbok:when i force my video card to do a heavy job(to watch a hd video for expamle) in the 40% of cases my pc crashes in the a black screen. So i read in the internet thath the issue can be solved by an upgrade of BIOS. So can you help me to find the right way in order to upgrade my Bios?Product Name is Hp-g066nl. Thank you in advance and sorry for my bad english!

A:Upgrade BIOS

There is a fairly new BIOS from September, 2015 which would likely be an update for you: http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp73501-74000/sp73940.exe Download this and run it from within Windows. Don't be running any other programs. Make sure it is plugged in to AC power and has a fully charged battery. Don't expect miracles on the video. It is actually doubtful this will make a difference but the BIOS update is part of ordinary maintenance so it cannot hurt to do it. You may find that the HP software on the laptop has already performed this update and if so the BIOS program will tell you that you already have this BIOS and refuse to go further.  If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it. 

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I'm trying to upgrade my Bios on my laptop.  Currently have F.08, trying to install F.10.  Have downloaded the update file on 3 different computers, via normal download and via HP Support Center, but keep coming into the same problem.  Upon getting to the screen to choose what I want to do, all 3 options are greyed out along with the "next" option, so I cannot upgrade the bios (expected when on other systems), but I also cannot copy the bios file nor create a bootable flash image (which is what I want to do).  Is there any way to actually get the updated Bios to work?

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I know I need one,

Award BIOS Type Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
System BIOS Date 10/31/02
CPU Type AMD Duron, 1111 MHz (11 x 101)
Motherboard Name Gigabyte GA-7VAX

Do I need one? If so what do I do when I get one?
 

A:BIOS upgrade

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I have been trying to upgrade my BIOS that is over five years old, yet when I follow the directiond that I got, it runs par way and then says I am missing a file, I have all the files it said I needed. I don't know what to do, and I am having tons of trouble with my processor, and video chip which I have been told is all related to the BIOS problem please help...
 

A:BIOS upgrade

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