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Discussion in 'Computer Games and General Discussion' started by Sop, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. Sop
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    I was going to update the bios.. BUT AWARD BIOS DOESN'T EXIST ANYMORE!

    Will phoenix have the bios I need?

    System listed beelow.
    Board: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. 8IPE1000P2 1.x
    Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
    BIOS: Award Software International, Inc. F6 12/25/2003
     
  2. Sir-Fritz

    Sir-Fritz GBAtemp Maniac

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    Why do you want to update your bios anyway?
     
  3. Sop
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    Because I like to update my stuff.
     
  4. Pong20302000

    Pong20302000 making notes on everything

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    get driver magician 3.61
    if you look hard enough im sure you can find it free on the internet

    finds loads of drivers in its own personal database and there all up to date
     
  5. Zekrom_cool

    Zekrom_cool I respect faith, but doubt is what gets you an edu

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  6. Sop
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    Sop groovy dude lmao

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    You didn't think I would've tried that?
     
  7. PettingZoo

    PettingZoo yesss

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    A simple google wouldn't have hurt would it? (http://www.driverstock.com/GigaByte-GA-8IPE1000-driver-download/30-36-8286-67834/index.html)

    Why are you bothering to update a board from 2003/2004 anyway? I doubt it would do very much for it performance wise or anything.
     
  8. Sop
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    Because I wanted to..
     
  9. PettingZoo

    PettingZoo yesss

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    Do you know how to update the BIOS for that motherboard?
     
  10. Originality

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    As with any process that involves re-flashing a ROM chip, updating the BIOS runs the risk of causing permanent damage to the motherboard. If the new BIOS image is corrupted, or you use the wrong version of BIOS image, or if it doesn't flash over properly, or if there's a power failure, or if the BIOS flashing routine isn't coded properly... Well, kiss your motherboard goodbye, because it will not work until the ROM chip itself is replaced. Or manually flashed with someone with the right equipment.

    Basically the only time you ever touch the BIOS is when you're encountering a BIOS related problem. Most BIOS updates only add extra CPU compatability. It is very rare for a BIOS update to provide any sort if performance enhancement. Also, not every motherboard even has a BIOS update. You can't take a decade-old motherboard and flash it with a BIOS from 2011 - the BIOS has to be specifically coded for that particular motherboard.
     
  11. overslept

    overslept WALLY WALLY WALLY WALLY WALLY WALLY WALLY WORLD

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    Yes, updating the BIOS is very risky. I like to keep my stuff updated as well, but I don't touch the BIOS unless there's something wrong and I need to remedy it.

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