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Windows 7: BIOS Update

22 Mar 2010   #21
MadMaxData

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
The Windows BIOS update is as simple as installing a driver.
Nobody said it was hard. Dumping a glass of ice water on a fired up motherboard is easy too. But the results...not so good.


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22 Mar 2010   #22
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MadMaxData View Post
Nobody said it was hard. Dumping a glass of ice water on a fired up motherboard is easy too. But the results...not so good.
I'm not sure where such is post is warranted, but... How come...

As for....

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MadMaxData View Post
Dumping a glass of ice water on a fired up motherboard is easy too. But the results...not so good.
I could make the same argument about taking advice from forums

And yes, you are correct, noboday said it was hard. I merely made a counterpoint to something that's being presented, and backed it up with links.

Peace
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22 Mar 2010   #23
MadMaxData

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
I could make the same argument about taking advice from forums
I totally agree. However, some who are less knowlegable than others can most certainly benefit from more experienced users.

I don't think I need to provide a link to proove that flashing a BIOS is risky. That's computer science 101. I'm of the strong opinion that flashing a BIOS should only be done when it's absolutely necessary. I probably won't be changing that opinion any time soon either. Sorry.

I don't want to argue about it though. Your opinion is just as valid as mine.
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22 Mar 2010   #24
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

To set the record straight, I do agree, and preach, that messing with a BIOS is dangerous. I don't take these things lightly, however were talking about a BIOS update which the OP obviously tried, so that says he's comfortable with doing so. In that case why not help him resolve the issue of why he can't get the update to work.

I don't know how his post turned from I can't get my BIOS updated to a debate on why you should/shouldn't update a BIOS.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Griffin View Post
I am trying to upgrade the BIOS on PC to BIOS Update [TS94610J.86A]

When I run it, however, it says it cannot proceed due to a programming or internal error.

Any suggestions?
At any rate we're cool. No hard feelings
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22 Mar 2010   #25
MadMaxData

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
I don't know how his post turned from I can't get my BIOS updated to a debate on why you should/shouldn't update a BIOS.
These things happen from time to time. I don't believe any of us intended on hijacking the thread. We just wanted to voice our opinions about the procedure, which some obviously take very seriously, and only want to help. However, I personally cannot partake in helping someone to flash a BIOS unless it's the absolute last option. If something would happen to go wrong it would eat away at my conscience. I try to give advice like the PC under discussion is my own.


Max
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24 Mar 2010   #26
cymb

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 
What is wrong?

hello,
after update bios(last build,asus website),i got 3 beeps and one message:cpu qfan error,and restart.not everytime.so,what is wrong?
mb:asus p5ql se
cpu:intel core 2 duo e8400 3.0 ghz
ram:4.0 gb
windows 7 x64 home premium
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24 Mar 2010   #27
MadMaxData

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

I'm not gonna' say it...

I hope you backed up your original BIOS.
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24 Mar 2010   #28
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MadMaxData View Post
These things happen from time to time. I don't believe any of us intended on hijacking the thread. We just wanted to voice our opinions about the procedure, which some obviously take very seriously, and only want to help. However, I personally cannot partake in helping someone to flash a BIOS unless it's the absolute last option. If something would happen to go wrong it would eat away at my conscience. I try to give advice like the PC under discussion is my own.

Max
Well said. I agree 100%. I would add - and unless flashing the bios address a particular, specified problem that one is having.
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26 Mar 2010   #29
MadMaxData

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
Well said. I agree 100%. I would add - and unless flashing the bios address a particular, specified problem that one is having.
I'll go along with that. As long as the user knows the risk involved right up front. For example, if your willing to risk corrupting your BIOS with an update to get the maximum overclocking ability, then go for it. To each his/her own.
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27 Mar 2010   #30
cloud8521

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MadMaxData View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
Well said. I agree 100%. I would add - and unless flashing the bios address a particular, specified problem that one is having.
I'll go along with that. As long as the user knows the risk involved right up front. For example, if your willing to risk corrupting your BIOS with an update to get the maximum overclocking ability, then go for it. To each his/her own.
I agree fully with this, i do it mainly for over clocking, and sometimes for faster startup times, or anything else it may help with. tho my mobo does have 4 fail safes, 2 backups of the original on the cd and the disk drive, and a backup hard coded/ unchangeable original bios. if the bios has any problem, old tech gigabyte cooked up in 2001, but kept modifying until now. heres how it works ( back then XD) i think its the same now just they added 2 more steps, the cd and hard drive step

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