Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: New BIOS needed

12 Oct 2010   #1
up69

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!!


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

12 Oct 2010   #2
Keiichi25

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?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Oct 2010   #3
Lemur

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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


12 Oct 2010   #4
Lemur

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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Oct 2010   #5
karlsnooks

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
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Oct 2010   #6
thefabe

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
Bill2

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

What model no. is your notebook?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 New BIOS needed




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Bios help needed please required help with hardrives
I run a msi -760GM-P23 motherboard , the issue is this i have 3 hard drives i have set the bios setting to boot to which hard drive first. I can disable two of them but when i load my 3rd hard drive and check c programs i can see the files from the other hard drive even tho they have been...
Hardware & Devices
Bios Dell Password Needed!!
Hello, I Reset bios after it when turn on laptop need password!! What's password? Service Tag: 7C9WTP1 PPID: CN0YXXJJ7016614R045NA00
General Discussion
XFX 750a SLI motherboard Bios Updates Needed
Hi, I am having trouble finding the newest stable version of bios uodate for the XFX 750a sli MB. Can anyone help me with this? The support on xfx website is just terrible and they do not offer bios updates. Thanks in advance Tomc3976
Drivers
BIOS Onetime Password *Help Needed*
So I recently purchased a Vaio P92KS 2.0ghz 256gb SSD from Dynamism - Online shopping for Ultra-mobile Tech and Gadgets. I had it for about 3 days, set up a BIOS password and ran through a bunch of tweaking. Had the computer working perfectly and looking exactly to my liking, even got the boot time...
General Discussion
Help Needed Messing Up Bios
I have onboard video in my system. I just purchased a PCI Express card with 512 MB and installed it to get ready for Win7. I did not do anything to disable the onboard video as I figured that would be done automatically. I just ran the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor again and it still says my card...
General Discussion
BIOS Update Needed??
My BIOS version for my HP Pavillion dv6000 Entertainment Lappy is : 1.0PARTTBL - Update needed? I dont even kno where to update my BIOS ;) And if their is an update... should i get it? I remember back in the day, on my old HP laptop, i downloaded a BIOS update vis hp's website, and it broke my...
Drivers

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:56.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App