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Windows 7: Right Version of Bios?


08 Apr 2010   #1

Win 7
 
 
Right Version of Bios?

I have been having some VERY serious issues with my computer. How do I tell if I downloaded and 'flashed' the proper bios version? Do I need to contact ASUS? Can someone tell if I have the right version by looking? What do I do? I might have put the wrong version on? I might not have..... Is there only 1 version?




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08 Apr 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

That BIOS is an older version, but it should still work.

Go here and download the latest BIOS: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.-Support-
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08 Apr 2010   #3

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

According to the official Asus website these are the bios versions you might have, you likely have one of teh first two:

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M3N72-D BIOS 1402

M3N72-D BIOS 1301

1102 BIOS for M3N72-D

1002 BIOS for M3N72-D

0902 BIOS for M3N72-D

0701 BIOS for M3N72-D

0603 BIOS for M3N72-D

0502 BIOS of M3N72-D

M3N72-D BIOS 0404

M3N72-D BIOS 0305

M3N72-D BIOS 0202
If you want the latest correct bios:

Go to: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.-Support-

In the "Input Model to Search" Box on the Left Input Your Model # (M3N72-D)

One option should come up in the list (M3N72-D)

Pick your operating system (Win 7 x??)

You will see a list of downloads --

BIOS (11) [BIOS HISTORY]
BIOS-Utilities (1)
Chipset (1)
AUDIO (1)
Utilities (2)
Manual (12)

EDIT: Wow, I take forever to type
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08 Apr 2010   #4

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I get the feeling that you are not particularly experienced in flashing a BIOS. If that is the case, I would suggest describing the kind of problems that you are having, before flashing it again, because there is a certain amount of risk to having a bad flash (which could be he cause of your current problems). A flash is something that should only be done if it is actually needed. Personally, I prefer to buy replacement BIOS chips, which already have the latest BIOS flashed in them.

EDIT: After looking at a picture of your chip, you may want to disregard what I said about replacing it, because it is not socketed like mine. It's looks like it requires soldering:

http://cgi.ebay.com/BIOS-Chip-ASUS-M...item5882aa7501
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08 Apr 2010   #5

Win 7
 
 

Thanks everyone! Got it! Works!
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08 Apr 2010   #6

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Although I rarely recommend flashing a BIOS [for the obvious risk factor] for future reference, always create a backup of your current BIOS before flashing. That's standard protocol.
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