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Want to buy Asus H81M-PLUS motherboard and i3-4150 CPU; how to make sure it'll work?

I want to buy an ASUS H81M-PLUS mainboard and an Intel i3-4150. The CPU is an Haswell Refresh CPU, but the mainboard needs a newer BIOS version to support the CPU. I expect it won't be shipped with ...
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Anyone has and is willing to share BIOS update for Sun X4170?

I have a Sun X4170 server and would like to update its BIOS (for one, Windows 2008 does not work on it). However, since Sun was bought by Oracle, there is no way to download any BIOS update. Does ...
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How can I boot to DOS with a UEFI BIOS? (re: updating BIOS)

I have a Supermicro X9SCM-F motherboard and I'd like to upgrade the BIOS because I'm having trouble installing Windows 8.1 (and apparently I'm on a very old BIOS). However, I can't seem to boot to ...
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Bios update dependencies Asrock

I am using an Asrock Z68 Pro3 Mainboard with Bios P1.60. I want to update its bios to install Arch Linux via Usb on it. On Asrocks website it states: Supports Intel's 3rd Generation CPU. To ...
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Freezing on HP bios update?

So, my computer (HP Pavilion g7) has been funky for the past few days and it eventually got to the point of when I turned it on, nothing would happen, only the lights would flash. I left it alone for ...
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Flash .rom file to BIOS chip

I have got a .rom file from my BIOS chip using this tool (it really isn't a virus). I extracted the Packard Bell boot logo from it using CBROM, edited it and put it back into the .rom, which ...
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Flash BIOS on multiple computers over the network?

This might be a ridiculous question but is there a way to Upgrade the bios of multiple machines via the network? We have multiple Lenovo machines that require BIOS updates that we are doing ...
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Does updating BIOS solve certain BSODs?

Specifically speaking I am wanting to update my BIOS for my P8Z77 Asus M-PRO motherboard. I'm running a ivy bridge i7 3770k with a GTX 570, 2 X 8GB G.Skill 1333 DDR3 RAM I have the latest driver ...
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1answer
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FastGate A20 Line And Himem.sys Issue With Updating BIOS

I have been persistent with a thought to perform my first BIOS update ever through MS-DOS but have been postponing this task until today. Despite people telling me any bootable ISO will do it either ...
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0answers
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Why There Is Limited BIOS Revisions Displayed For My Laptop's Model?

There are actually many BIOS revisions available for my laptop's model - from A04 to A08 and then from A12 to A14 (latest to date). Albeit when signing in to DELL's website and navigating to download ...
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How to update my bios in Windows XP

I have this BIOS no INTEL MQ96510J.86A.0816.2006.0716.2308 Can anyone please tell me where I can find the update bios image and how can I update that. I don't have any floppy drive on my ...
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How do I update the BIOS on my motherboard. Asus P8Z77-V LX

I recently built this new PC but I notice most games are not running as well as I had hopped, Tribes, Skyrim, Saints Row the Third and Serious Sam 3 for example. Some have really bad FPS like 60-30, ...
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X200 Tablet notebook won't start after BIOS Update

I have LENOVO X200 Tablet and I ran the BIOS Update and the computer won't start after the BIOS update. When I ran the BIOS update utility it ran everything fine and asked to restart the computer but ...
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What is a Micom chip?

I downloaded a BIOS updated for my Samsung netbook, and noticed it also updated the MICOM chip. What is a MICOM chip for? I tried Googling it to no avail.
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Should I update ASUS BIOS from 0501 to 0606?

I am currently using 0501 ASUS BIOS on a P8Z68-V PRO and have noticed that whenever I boot my computer, I get 2 - sometimes 3 - ASUS logo screens during start-up. I also noticed in EZ mode BIOS, one ...
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1answer
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Updating BIOS, won't recognize battery is plugged in

I have a Dell Inspiron E1505 running Windows XP. I am trying to upgrade to Windows 7, but it tells me I first need to update my BIOS. I downloaded the BIOS file and have tried running it, but it ...
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What Steps To Take To Reduce Chances Of BIOS Update Failure With Laptop?

I need to update BIOS but i am affraid of failure which will render laptop useless and only sending motherboard to manufacturer for BIOS replacement chip can solve the problem. Should i run laptop ...
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455 views

Can't install Windows 7 and I can't flash BIOS on HP D1160

I'm having trouble installing Windows 7 on a HP d1160 (maybe 5-7 years old). I've already done this one time when the harddrive died. Now I'm doing once again because of a second harddrive failure. ...
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1answer
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How to update the BIOS of an asus a3tiont motherboard?

How to update the BIOS of an asus a3tiont motherboard? I have no clue. Formerly I had to use a floppy drive, etc. But this I don't have any!
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How to update the BIOS of a HP6510b notebook?

How to update the BIOS of a HP6510b notebook? I have no clue. Formerly I had to use a floppy drive, etc. But this is a notebook! How can I do it?
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What precautions should I take before updating the BIOS?

This is my follow-up to Is it OK to update my BIOS? Hopefully I shan't need to update my BIOS - but I thought I'd ask anyway - What precautions should I take before updating the BIOS? One that comes ...
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I can't update my BIOS because the current version is an empty string

I am using an Intel D945GCCR motherboard. I want to update the BIOS but the current installed BIOS has an empty string for the BIOS version which causes an error and prevents me updating. The error ...
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How can you update bios on p5k-e motherboard without a floppy?

I have an ASUS P5K-E motherboard and I need to update the bios but I don't have a floppy drive or floppy disks. Is it possible to set up a CD so I can boot from it and flash the bios? Thanks!
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VIA VT6410 BIOS Update Utility? Gigabyte GA-8I915PL-G Motherboard Integrated RAID Controller

I have a Gigabyte GA-8I915PL-G motherboard with a VIA VT6410 RAID controller onboard. I recently purchased a new hard drive that apparently needs the VT6410's BIOS updated in order to have it ...
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How to update Bios for GigaBye ga-p35-s3 board?

I downloaded the F7 bios from their website (link). Now what? It seems as if I need to prepare some kind of a dos bootable device because there is an autoexec.bat file in the extracted files. I could ...
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How can I upgrade my MSI 790GX-G65 BIOS

I have just installed a new MSI 790GX-G65 and my Windows XP freezes a few seconds after it comes out of any sleep mode (S1, S3 or S4). My mobo has BIOS 1.4; it looks like there was a 1.5 version, a ...
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How to update a BIOS without Vista?

I'm attempting to install an OS on a Compaq Presario SR5113WM. I'm having trouble boot from CD with it, so I figured I would try a BIOS update. Well, I went to the compaq update page and the BIOS ...
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How to update GIgabyte X58 BIOS in 64bit Windows?

I want update my ex58 GIGABYTE motherboard but there is no their bios update tool is not compatible with 64bit, I'm getting this: --------------------------- Unsupported 16-Bit Application ...
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How can I update the bios of my gigabyte ex58 ud4p motherboard?

Virtual PC docs say I have to disable trusted execution or update bios. I am running a gigabyte ex58 ud4p motherboard. How can I update the bios, is it risking what I have installed on my system ...