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Windows 7: update your bios

17 Jan 2012   #51
R4dul

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Yes that pretty much covers it :) Of course yu can just run the awdflash then it will automatically ask you what's the file name. After you select it you'll notice it will display the name of your BIOS chip, for me it was Winbond. You can try making a backup of the current BIOS but at least for me that did not work, it could not read it. I also noticed, when writing the new BIOS that there were 2 blocks that could not be written, but since it works flawlessly ever since i suppose those are ROM blocks and it's normal that they stay that way. The upside of this new BIOS is that (except the occasional and well known "cannot enter setup" bug) it's far more stable than the packard bell version.
Anyway, good luck! And hope it works out for you. But i'm curious why you would want to use ATI graphics on Nvidia motherboard. There are many rumours of stability problems when doing that. As you can see yourself it doesn't even work at all with your current BIOS.


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17 Jan 2012   #52
wakko

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by R4dul View Post
Yes that pretty much covers it :) Of course yu can just run the awdflash then it will automatically ask you what's the file name. After you select it you'll notice it will display the name of your BIOS chip, for me it was Winbond. You can try making a backup of the current BIOS but at least for me that did not work, it could not read it. I also noticed, when writing the new BIOS that there were 2 blocks that could not be written, but since it works flawlessly ever since i suppose those are ROM blocks and it's normal that they stay that way. The upside of this new BIOS is that (except the occasional and well known "cannot enter setup" bug) it's far more stable than the packard bell version.
Anyway, good luck! And hope it works out for you. But i'm curious why you would want to use ATI graphics on Nvidia motherboard. There are many rumours of stability problems when doing that. As you can see yourself it doesn't even work at all with your current BIOS.
Cost is the biggest issue for choosing the 6870 ati card, when the equivalent Nvidia card is aproximately £40 more expensive. Something that at present i cannot afford. I will get the chance this weekend to flash the bios so fingers crossed it all works out well. Thanks for your help. The only problem i have found is on hirens website is finding the actual download link to his boot cd. Any help would be gratefully received.
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17 Jan 2012   #53
R4dul

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

That's because you probably went to hiren.info No link there. This one should work though:
http://www.hirensbootcd.org/files/Hi...ootCD.15.1.zip
There should be the iso in that zip.
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19 Jan 2012   #54
wakko

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

One last question for you did you do just awdflash.exe newbios.bin or did you have anything after it like /sn /cc /cd /wb??

Cheers
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19 Jan 2012   #55
R4dul

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

No, i just ran the awdflash and then typed the file name in the prompt box it displayed.

Cheers and good luck
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19 Jan 2012   #56
wakko

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Well i just tried it and i got Invalid Windows Licence.

Any ideas?
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19 Jan 2012   #57
R4dul

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

what? wait a minute i don't get it, what does the awdflash dos program got to do with windows?
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19 Jan 2012   #58
wakko

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

found version 1403 over at my digital life forums and that worked. now to test the ati card in that version.....

Still get the same error when trying to flash 1406 over 1403.
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19 Jan 2012   #59
R4dul

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

So just to understand better... is there a windows flasher that can be used? If so please tell me, it wold be much simpler (but less safe) than the DOS version
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19 Jan 2012   #60
wakko

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

well i got it to update using the Asus Update utility that i got from Download ASUS Update 7.18.03 Free - An utility that allows you to save, manage and update the motherboard BIOS - Softpedia in the end that made my bios 1406 down side is the ati card still doesnt work........
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