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Windows 7: update your bios

28 Feb 2010   #11
tz frantic

windows 7
 
 

when i enter the bios is says on top phoenix award bios my motherboard is vegas 2 do i use the vegas 2 file


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28 Feb 2010   #12
FZ21Z

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 ®™
 
 

I'm guessing yes, if that's all there is.
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28 Feb 2010   #13
tz frantic

windows 7
 
 

1006 version is the one i want to update to is there any point in updaing to it with the issues fixed





version Operating System Notes 1006 Vista
  • Fix issue where keyboard LED stayed on in S3, S4 and S5 mode.
  • Updated microcode for several CPU models.
1005 Vista
  • Reduce S3 resume time.
  • Modify fan regulation for new CPU support.
  • Fix CPU issue after clear CMOS or when CPU is changed.
  • Support for new CPUs.
1002 Vista
  • Can recognize new CPU models.
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28 Feb 2010   #14
tz frantic

windows 7
 
 

i am not great with computer's so i am a little affraid to do it the only problem
with my computer is windows media player 12 take 1 min to load and freeze from time to time
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28 Feb 2010   #15
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheSchaft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tz frantic View Post
how can you update you Flash your BIOS to the newest version.
warning   Warning
This is something that you do NOT want to do unless you have a lot of experience with doing it. It is very rare that you would need to even consider it, so I would advise against it, in the strongest terms.

If you are looking to update the on-board components, like the video or sound, drivers are available for those for all different motherboards.

Why are you looking to do this?

Did you see this?
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28 Feb 2010   #16
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Go to the manufacturer's site to download the latest version. Trust the manufacturer and be leary of any place else.

The manufacturer provides software and documentation on flashing (writing) the chip used to store their "bios".

Be extremely careful and precise when overwriting a chip's memory.

Mistakes can be disastrous.

That said, I always flash the "bios" when an update is made available. I've never had a disaster and I always follow the directions precisely and first ask the manufacturer if I have the slightest question regarding their flash procedure.
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28 Feb 2010   #17
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

If you are upgrading to a newer CPU,
Such as you had a 65NM and want a 45nm, then you'll likely need this bios update.

If you are not upgrading your CPU, and are having no other problems it specifically lists:
Updating the Bios is only taking a risk for no gain. Its not going to help anything.

This looks more like a bios update to support CPUs under a newer architecture.


If you want to update them anyway, or need too, I highly suggest flashing with a USB drive OUTSIDE of Windows.

Theres always a risk, but software from within Windows increases the risk greatly. Especially if that software is not designed to run in Windows 7.
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28 Feb 2010   #18
FZ21Z

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 ®™
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Did you see this?
They replied to it so looks like they did, where we're at now is whether or not it will improve anything.
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28 Feb 2010   #19
FZ21Z

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 ®™
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tz frantic View Post
1006 version is the one i want to update to is there any point in updaing to it with the issues fixed

version Operating System Notes 1006 Vista
  • Fix issue where keyboard LED stayed on in S3, S4 and S5 mode.
  • Updated microcode for several CPU models.
1005 Vista
  • Reduce S3 resume time.
  • Modify fan regulation for new CPU support.
  • Fix CPU issue after clear CMOS or when CPU is changed.
  • Support for new CPUs.
1002 Vista
  • Can recognize new CPU models.
I'd say so, but it's ultimately up to you, and if you don't feel confident doing it, then don't, but if you do, make sure to back up the original first.
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28 Feb 2010   #20
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tz frantic View Post
i am not great with computer's so i am a little affraid to do it the only problem
with my computer is windows media player 12 take 1 min to load and freeze from time to time

Maybe y'all shouldn't be talking someone into something he's not sure how to do, especially since it could disable his machine if it gets done wrong.
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