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Windows 7: BIOS Update

27 Mar 2010   #31
MadMaxData

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Does that only work on motherboards that have two physical BIOS chips? Or is it a BIOS backup program?


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27 Mar 2010   #32
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MadMaxData View Post
Does that only work on motherboards that have two physical BIOS chips? Or is it a BIOS backup program?

The mobo has to be setup for it, see the 2 "BIOS" chips in the snip.

Over at Vista Forums a couple years ago we tried to help someone that a "bad flash" had disabled his server board, it had to be replaced.
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27 Mar 2010   #33
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cymb View Post
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
Did you remember to plug in your CPU fan when you moved cases?

~Lordbob
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27 Mar 2010   #34
Griffin

Windows 7 Professional Professional 6.01.7600 (x64)
 
 

I installed my RAM today and (touch wood) it seems to be working. No BIOS update required.
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27 Mar 2010   #35
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Griffin View Post
I installed my RAM today and (touch wood) it seems to be working. No BIOS update required.


Well we're hoping for you, keep us updated.
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28 Mar 2010   #36
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

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.
Maybe not so good... but VERY interesting to witness.

I once got called out to fix a machine at a local plant. The computer was a console style sitting in a bracket under a desk... where they had just spilled nearly a pint of Ferric Chloride... the stuff went down the front of the desk, under the edge, got on top of the computer, dripped in through a vent and disolved part of the heatsink...

Their complaint? "Funny smell coming from computer".

OT... BIOS flashes may be easy, but I would still hold them for the last resort in fixing a given problem. Windows "automatic updates" have created an "I always need the newest____" attitude that flies right in the face of all common sense. Extending this same mindset to crucial parts of the system makes even less sense.

Plainly... "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."
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