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Windows 7: BIOS Upgrade Help


17 May 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
BIOS Upgrade Help

Hi, I have a HP-Pavilion KJ376AAR-ABA m8430f and was trying to find a BIOS update for it through the HP website but couldn't find anything. It's brand is the following: American Megatrends Inc. 5.43 09/10/2009, any help on how I should update or whether there even is one would be appreciated.

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17 May 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

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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17 May 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

k thanks.
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17 May 2013   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

You're welcome
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17 May 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

In general a BIOS update should only be done if it addresses a specific problem you are having. You would not update merely because a newer version is available. A failed update, which can happen even if you do everything right, is a very serious situation.
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18 May 2013   #6

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Sorry VistaKing, perhaps I'm misunderstanding what you mean here...

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VistaKing View Post
There is no bios update for Windows 7 as to the PC originally came with Windows Vista
but the BIOS has nothing to do with the actual OS but is mainly for the motherboard... regardless of OS. However, it may affect the OS. Example, the OS isn't reading the correct RAM info because of the way, say Win 7, is communicating with the motherboard. In this case a BIOS update would fix the issue on the motherboard so that Windows 7 can communicate with it. In this instance, the BIOS fixed a motherboard issue, not a Windows issue.

Also....

Quote:
The fundamental purposes of the BIOS are to initialize and test the system hardware components, and to load an operating system or other programs from a mass memory device. The BIOS provides a consistent way for application programs and operating systems to interact with the keyboard, display, and other input/output devices (through the motherboard). Variations in the system hardware are hidden by the BIOS from programs that use BIOS services instead of directly accessing the hardware.
BIOS - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Anyway please accept my apologies if I've misunderstood you
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18 May 2013   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

My graphics card won't start up when I install the driver. I'm thinking that updating the BIOS may fix the issue.
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18 May 2013   #8

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aXcen7z View Post
My graphics card won't start up when I install the driver. I'm thinking that updating the BIOS may fix the issue.
Uhhh that could be a number of issues which could have nothing to do with a BIOS update. That said, you need to tell us exactly what got you to the issue you find yourself with?

You also might want to list your complete system specs so that we can see what exactly it is you have, especially the type of video card you have.

And where are you getting the video card drivers from???
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18 May 2013   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'm getting the drivers from nvidia.com, nvidia gt 8500.

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
Install Language: English (United States)
System Locale: English (United States)
Installed: 4/28/2013 11:04:45 PM HP-Pavilion KJ376AAR-ABA m8430f
System Serial Number: MXZ8100K1L
Asset Tag: Asset-1234
Enclosure Type: Desktop
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
2.40 gigahertz Intel Core2 Quad
64 kilobyte primary memory cache
4096 kilobyte secondary memory cache
64-bit ready
Multi-core (4 total)
Not hyper-threaded Board: PEGATRON CORPORATION Benicia 1.01
Bus Clock: 1066 megahertz
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. 5.43 09/10/2009
Drives Memory Modules c,d
750.15 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
672.46 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GH10L ATA Device [Optical drive]

Generic- Compact Flash USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 1
Generic- MS/MS-Pro USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 4
Generic- SD/MMC USB Device [Hard drive] (3.96 GB) -- drive 3
Generic- SM/xD-Picture USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 2
Kingston DataTraveler G3 USB Device [Hard drive] (31.02 GB) -- drive 5
ST3750640AS [Hard drive] (750.16 GB) -- drive 0, s/n 5QD4KQ0D, rev 3.CHN, SMART Status: Healthy
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19 May 2013   #10

Windows 8.1 Pro | Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Try the driver here. You may have to do it in compatibility mode

NVIDIA Unified Graphics Driver Update - HP Pavilion Media Center m8430f Desktop PC | HP® Support
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