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Windows 7: BIOS - Driver for my Bios

13 Oct 2010   #1
EmZon

Windows 7
 
 
BIOS Driver - XFX nvidia 9300

Hello guys,

I have experienced some bluescreens lately, and I think I need to update my BIOS. I can`t seem to find the correct driver, or atleast find away to install it if I would have found the correct one.

Motherboard:
XFX MI-9300-7AS9 Nvidia nForce 730i

The bios is from American megaTrends (or something, I am on my laptop now, since my computer won`t start, it freezes at windows logo)

Would some fellow Pc users please help another comrade it trouble?


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13 Oct 2010   #2
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Is this your board? Motherboards - NVIDIA GeForce® Series - NVIDIA GeForce® 9300

You have to register to access the Support page which will have all your drivers and BIOS updates.
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13 Oct 2010   #3
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Might be a good idea to post over here about the BSOD's,

Crashes and Debugging - Windows 7 Forums

read this first before posting,

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

and see what our experts there have to say.

If they determine that a bios update might resolve it grab this first,

CPUID - System & hardware benchmark, monitoring, reporting

and confirm which bios version you have (Mainboard tab); and no it isn't American megaTrends, the bios comes from XFX and XFX only. Next go here,

Support

register and look up your motherboard. Then compare the bios version you have installed to what they have available. If what they have is newer than what you have, look for any release notes as to what has been improved/fixed. If you then do decide to go ahead and flash it (not going to bother with all the end of the world if it goes wrong garbage, with today's boards and how they're flashed about the only way for it to go wrong is if the power goes out in the middle of it), check your motherboard manual or whatever XFX has on their site on how to flash.
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13 Oct 2010   #4
HQuest

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 | OSX Lion 10.7 x64
 
 

You should download either the .bin file (and then use an application to flash your BIOS) or (probably easier) to download the .iso file, burn into a RW media (CD or DVD) and boot your machine using this disc. It should do all the trick for you.

(I'm recommending the RW media just because image file is lesser than 1Mb)
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13 Oct 2010   #5
EmZon

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k View Post
Is this your board? Motherboards - NVIDIA GeForce® Series - NVIDIA GeForce® 9300

You have to register to access the Support page which will have all your drivers and BIOS updates.
Yes, it is.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Might be a good idea to post over here about the BSOD's,

Crashes and Debugging - Windows 7 Forums

read this first before posting,

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

and see what our experts there have to say.

If they determine that a bios update might resolve it grab this first,

CPUID - System & hardware benchmark, monitoring, reporting

and confirm which bios version you have (Mainboard tab); and no it isn't American megaTrends, the bios comes from XFX and XFX only. Next go here,

Support

register and look up your motherboard. Then compare the bios version you have installed to what they have available. If what they have is newer than what you have, look for any release notes as to what has been improved/fixed. If you then do decide to go ahead and flash it (not going to bother with all the end of the world if it goes wrong garbage, with today's boards and how they're flashed about the only way for it to go wrong is if the power goes out in the middle of it), check your motherboard manual or whatever XFX has on their site on how to flash.
Thank you.

I have been posting there some weeks ago, but there was not much of a result. I got "CMOS calculate failure" today, I googled and found some articles about it may be BIOS. Or i could be my ram, but my old ram (which is fine) was installed while I got the BS. And the BIOS is from early 2008 (according to CPU-Z; Brand: American Megatrends Inc., Date: 11/04/2008, Version: V 1.0B25

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HQuest View Post
You should download either the .bin file (and then use an application to flash your BIOS) or (probably easier) to download the .iso file, burn into a RW media (CD or DVD) and boot your machine using this disc. It should do all the trick for you.

(I'm recommending the RW media just because image file is lesser than 1Mb)
Thanks, If I come to a conclusion to do the flashing, I will burn a CD
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13 Oct 2010   #6
EmZon

Windows 7
 
 

I registered at the site the two of you refered to, and downloaded the ISO file and burned it. Now I will reboot to boot with the CD as tw33k suggested, and hopefully, it will do the trick

Thanks for answering, I will come back with how it went.
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13 Oct 2010   #7
EmZon

Windows 7
 
 

I did not manage to boot from the CD, I have therefore not updated BIOS.

After I rebooted, my computer refuses to start or uses a ton of minutes to log onto windows. And when it finally logs onto windows, BSOD code 0x00000124 remains on the screen until I shut it down or press reset.

Also, I get these "beeps" when I boot, I dont know what they mean. Normally it doesnt have as many beeps as I do.

This is how they beep:

Biip(High pitch) -> biip biip (lower pitch then the 1st one) -> biip (high pitch) ---pause for maybe 3 sec--- -> Biip (lower pitch)

How come?
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13 Oct 2010   #8
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Stop 124,

Stop 0x124 - what it means and what to try

As for the beep code(s), check your manual or the XFX support site and see if it lists anything for them.
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13 Oct 2010   #9
EmZon

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Stop 124,

Stop 0x124 - what it means and what to try

As for the beep code(s), check your manual or the XFX support site and see if it lists anything for them.
Quick response, I like

As for the most of the tips on that sites, I can not perform. My system boots, loads windows after a segnificient(?) amount of time, and BAM! Bluescreen.

Nor can I switch the components (except RAM wich I have allready tried (1-by-1 etc) ) as I got nothing to replace it with.

Im thinking of just buying a new motherboard, before I rage so hard that my TV, my 2 laptops, my 2 monitors, my fridge, couch, desk, table and everything else goes to hell!
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13 Oct 2010   #10
spyknee

W7 Ulti/64, XP Pro/32
 
 

The beep codes are telling you that there is a hardware issue concerning your cpu, ram or vid card or mobo.
Remove all ram sticks but 1, the lead slot. If system boots get and use memtest 86 or schedule the W7 mem diagnostics. Check each stick alone.
See if your HD manufacturer has a diagnostic disk, if so check the HD.
If you have been using same system awhile, no hardware changes lately. Then your bios should be OK. Altho updates usually are helpful.
Enter mobo bios and see if they appear to be set right. Ram and CPU.
Are all fans functional?

For bios flash I use a floppy. Save new bios to desktop.
Extract to floppy.
Bios to "floppy boot" only, or enter bios and select bios flash option.
flash, DO NOT INTERRUPT PROCESS for any reason!
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