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Windows 7: New BIOS needed


12 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 
New BIOS needed

BIOS Type:Phoenix
BIOS Date:June 8th 2009
BIOS ID:79.03.00-None
BIOS OEM:79.03.00
Chipset:Intel 2A40 rev 7
SuperIO:Unknown
Manufacturer:Gateway
Motherboard:P-79

Laptop is a P-79 series from Gateway

I've been having issues with my RAM, tested both of my 2GB DDR3 1066 memory on both of the board slots, both worked like a charm separately, but when both of those memory are put together, my system starts to get BSOD. So I'm currently running on 2GB of memory at the moment. Think a new BIOS would help?

If so where may I find this BIOS update? Gateway main site does not provide such software.


THANKS!!

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12 Oct 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by up69 View Post
BIOS Type:Phoenix
BIOS Date:June 8th 2009
BIOS ID:79.03.00-None
BIOS OEM:79.03.00
Chipset:Intel 2A40 rev 7
SuperIO:Unknown
Manufacturer:Gateway
Motherboard:P-79

Laptop is a P-79 series from Gateway

I've been having issues with my RAM, tested both of my 2GB DDR3 1066 memory on both of the board slots, both worked like a charm separately, but when both of those memory are put together, my system starts to get BSOD. So I'm currently running on 2GB of memory at the moment. Think a new BIOS would help?

If so where may I find this BIOS update? Gateway main site does not provide such software.


THANKS!!
Are you sure that the RAM is the same manufacturer though? Given that the both test out fine separately, but when both together they have problems, doesn't necessarily rule that it is a BIOS issue. Mix manufacturer RAM can introduce instability.

The other possibility is that the other slot may be bad, did you test both ram chips in the other slot and see if you are seeing instability?
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12 Oct 2010   #3

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Hold the phone.

1. Please fill out complete System Specs

2. If you are having BSODs, please do the following:

http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html

3. Upgrade your NVidia Chipset and other drivers that may be old

Gateway Support Drivers & Downloads

4. I was going to say "flash" the bios, but I can't find it.
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12 Oct 2010   #4

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Each memory slot can hold DDR3 PC3-8500, DDR3 PC3-10600 with a maximum of 2GB per slot. So memory is correct.
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12 Oct 2010   #5

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

And the results of following Keiichi's advise is?

Here is a link to a memory test program recommended with a very high frequency:
Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool
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13 Oct 2010   #6

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

If all else fails you can purchase a bios from this site with whatever bios version you want preloaded. I have used their services in the past.:: BIOSMAN :: BIOS Updates : BIOS chips : BIOS recovery : AWARD : PHOENIX : AMI : BIOS replacement : Thumb Drives : Minoru 3D Webcam
This is of course if your absolutly sure you need a new bios chip. Fabe
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Oct 2010   #7

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

What model no. is your notebook?
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 New BIOS needed




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