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Windows 7: Cant find the right BIOS update

27 Jan 2014   #1
mastahelix

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Cant find the right BIOS update

I cant seem to find the right chip-set drivers or bios update if they even exist, I don't really know what I am doing when it comes to drivers, so any help is welcome, I have been to my computers manufacturer Fujitsu Siemens and AMI and found nothing, I have sent an email of to Fujitsu but they haven't yet answered.

I have used driver search programs and got incompatible NVIDIA chip-set drivers, AMI's site takes me to a free BIOS scan which tells me there is a upgrade but wants $39.99 to get it, I don't know if its lying or not, but now I am almost convinced that there must be an update somewhere, I have found a lot of updates for similar motherboards but don't want to risk it as they probably wont work.

I used CPU-Z to get all the information I could, the attached txt file is a full report of my computer
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Chipset

Northbridge NVIDIA GeForce 7100 rev. A2
Southbridge NVIDIA nForce 630i rev. A2
Graphic Interface PCI-Express

Mainboard Model MS-7504VP-PV (0x00000316 - 0x905C7AC0)

DMI BIOS
vendor American Megatrends Inc.
version V3.0V
date 04/10/2009
ROM size 1024 KB




Attached Files
File Type: txt EVIL-PC.txt (69.7 KB, 4 views)
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27 Jan 2014   #2
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Hi there ... There are no Windows 7 Drivers available for your Model .. Only Vista Drivers which may well work .. You can find the Drivers in the Link below ...


http://support.ts.fujitsu.com/Download/ShowFiles.asp
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27 Jan 2014   #3
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

You should not update the BIOS unless the update addresses a specific issue you are having. It should not be done just because there is a newer version available. A failed update, which can happen even if you do everything right, can put you in a very serious situation. If it isn't broken, don't fix it.
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27 Jan 2014   #4
mastahelix

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hello, thank you for your reply.

I know about the BIOS versions on the manufacturers site, but my current version and date are different from those listed. The newest BIOS updates under Windows Vista are from the 6th Jan 2009 and is Version 1.1 3.0S whereas mine seems to be Version 3.0 from 04/10/2009, this is why I am confused I should have explained better but if there is no existing Windows 7 x64 BIOS then what am I currently running? Is my version the vista one that simply works or a updated version from AMI, I really don't know to my knowledge I haven't updated the BIOS directly, the only piece of software for Windows 7 x64 from the manufacturers site is a patch that is incompatible with the OS at this time.

I don't really trust the manufacturer if the current BIOS isn't listed, I understand that there probably isn't a newer BIOS update after reading around but I would like to know where my current version came from.

As for why I am looking for an update, I have a few errors that I have pinned down to my motherboard, it may be just that its on its way out, the last thing I could think of was the BIOS since it was recommended by a few people.
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27 Jan 2014   #5
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Hi there are lots of different Versions on the Fujitsu Siemens Website .. The newest one is dated 12 01 2009 ... The Chipset Driver can be found on there too ..
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27 Jan 2014   #6
mastahelix

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Okay, I see that version, but my current version still out-dates it, I will keep looking for my version maybe it is the same but want to make sure, since there is no point in getting the same one I already have.

I see the chip-set drivers I will look in to that, I didn't see them when I looked last, they are old but my current ones may need re-installing.
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27 Jan 2014   #7
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Yes they are old Chipset Date 25 11 2008 ..
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27 Jan 2014   #8
matts6887

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LMiller7 View Post
You should not update the BIOS unless the update addresses a specific issue you are having. It should not be done just because there is a newer version available. A failed update, which can happen even if you do everything right, can put you in a very serious situation. If it isn't broken, don't fix it.

Definitely agreed here. Its best just to leave the bios alone unless it specifically tells you otherwise. As a failed update can basically make the motherboard become nothing but a useless paperweight for lack of better terms. (unless you know of someone that can fix bios chips; of which i dont think there are very many of those type of people out there) but even with that its still not worth risking it.
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27 Jan 2014   #9
mastahelix

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I fully understand the risks of editing the BIOS, I should make it clear that it is the last straw to relieving my computer of problems, but I would like to experiment before I buy a new motherboard since I will be buying all new hardware if the board completely fails since my computer is outdated by 6 years.

As I have said above, the current BIOS I have is different from the manufacturers site archive, maybe in naming alone I don't yet know, but I am currently going through a list of potential fixes for my motherboard before I determine its the hardware, one of which is to update the BIOS.

As for the problems themselves I sometimes randomly crash, sometimes I try to boot and it doesn't leave the BIOS screen and sometimes USB ports stop working. Tempetures are fine, windows files, hard-drives and most drivers. The only ones I cant research are the BIOS and chip-set drivers, because my version is different from the official or at least it seems to be.
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28 Jan 2014   #10
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by matts6887 View Post
Definitely agreed here. Its best just to leave the bios alone unless it specifically tells you otherwise. As a failed update can basically make the motherboard become nothing but a useless paperweight for lack of better terms. (unless you know of someone that can fix bios chips; of which i dont think there are very many of those type of people out there) but even with that its still not worth risking it.
I can fix BIOS chips and even I won't risk flashing the BIOS on my machine unless it's absolutely necessary, which it hasn't been -- ever.

@ mastahelix, I suggest you follow the advice of LMiller7 and matts6887 and not fiddle with the BIOS. It's too easy to brick your motherboard if something goes wrong.
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