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BIOS & ROM on the Motherboard

Q: BIOS & ROM on the Motherboard

Hi guys,

I'm going to find the following info about new/recent computers. Is there anyone who likes to help?

1-Where the BIOS is stored on the motherboard? Inside the ROM, EPROM or something like USB storage on the motherboard?

2- I have also heard that this (BIOS) is stored into CMOS and a battery supplies the power for the settings of the BIOS, correct?

3- Also I have read that in the new motherboards there is a jumper that can delete the settings of the BIOS. What's your thoughts?

Thanks in advance.

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A: BIOS & ROM on the Motherboard

1. See #2
2. CMOS is correct, sometimes these are removable chips.
3. Yes, many motherboards have a jumper to reset to defaults, this is pretty important for overclockers, because you can set the BIOS to settings that are so unstable the computer can't get to the BIOS.

4. Your definition of recent/new is not in alignment with what most people would say is new. Motherboards for a few years now have been shipping with UEFI rather than a traditional BIOS.

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/bios-rom-on-the-motherboard.201654/
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Hi guys,

I'm going to find the following info about new/recent computers. Is there anyone who likes to help?

1-Where the BIOS is stored on the motherboard? Inside the ROM, EPROM or something like USB storage on the motherboard?

2- I have also heard that this (BIOS) is stored into CMOS and a battery supplies the power for the settings of the BIOS, correct?

3- Also I have read that in the new motherboards there is a jumper that can delete the settings of the BIOS. What's your thoughts?

Thanks in advance.

A:BIOS & ROM on the Motherboard

The BIOS is a chip on the mobo. There are some hard wired default settings, and volatile user settings. The 1st time a mobo starts, the user settings are the default settings. If you change anything eg boot order, or overclock the cpu etc and click save (often F10) the new settings are used (not the default). The user data is kept alive by a battery. If the battery fails, the BIOS returns to default. Taking out the battery is one way to reset the BIOS to default. Another way is to temporarily connect a mobo jumper to clear the BIOS, or go into the BIOS screens and choose default settings.

When changing BIOS settings for overclocking, it's easy to screw things up so the pc won't even boot - solution is to pop the battery out for a couple of minutes to reset back to default.

HTH

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/328486-bios-rom-motherboard.html
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Heya
My BIOS needs updating but my motherboard doesn't appear on the the GIGABYTE website
GA-8I915PMD
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I need to upgrade my BIOS in order to put my new CPU in
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A:My MotherBoard and BIOS

I think that's an OEM (maybe HP or Compaq) board and most features are probably locked. You can check the BIOS version and flash it if you dare. I would not mess with it unless you are having problems. You can always get technical if you're good enough.

Is this it?

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...name=c00906137

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A:Motherboard BIOS Help

If your board is working the axiom is to 'not flash'. I'm sorry that this happened just when you've got a new card and all. Can you somehow locate the BIOS that you had ? Reinstall it. At least things would be working again. If you get that, won't your hardisk be O.K.? When I have a serious issue like this: I do my best to get to the product website & get an online tech chat going. There can be a lot of support out there if you really look. Try it. I know you want your PC back. Good Luck.
 

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A:New Motherboard No BIOS

you probably need to go back and check all connections inc;
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the 4 pin power
reseat all memory
check all the case-motherboard connectors

also list what board u had and processor....... etc ...etc
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/new-motherboard-no-bios.1105451/
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A:Motherboard Bios help please....

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A:New motherboard, no bios!! Help!!!

When you say "no bios" I presume you mean it isn't going through power on self tests (POST)?

What IS it doing? Are there any lights that come on on the board? Does the fan start spinning?

What board? What system did you put it in? What power supply?

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A:motherboard bios

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Look under Motherboard -> BIOS -> BIOS date, its best to get it from the Boot up screen though.

Why do you want to know? Just asking because a BIOS update that can go bad can render your motherboard useless and it should only be used to fix a specific problem.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/motherboard-bios.212130/
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A:bios and motherboard upgrades

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/bios-and-motherboard-upgrades.431542/
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A:MotherBoard Won't Boot To Bios

When you have a problem build go back to the basics. Make sure that the ram, cpu, and video card are seated correctly. Note; the video card can be hard to get completely seated. Insure that the cpu fan is connected to the correct header [most modern boards will not power up if there is no fan signal]

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/motherboard-wont-boot-to-bios.196921/
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A:Motherboard BIOS question

I believe you can download BIOS updates for free. I may be wrong. Should be able to download the latest BIOS and flash it for nothing.

I may have misunderstood something in your post but I don't see any problem here.
 

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A:Motherboard BIOS update

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A:Updating the bios and motherboard

For the first question I would say do what hp said to do. Couldnt hurt,
may fix your problem, or it may not.
In order to flash your bios you will need a working floppy drive. I would
not flash the bios just for the sake of flashing it. If you know of a specific
benefit you will get from that then go ahead. But it can be tricky and
risky.,make sure you have the right flash, and backup, follow directions.
again make sure you are using the right version for your board,

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/updating-the-bios-and-motherboard-148349.html
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A:Motherboard BIOS question

It is Not advisable and likely not to install (wrong type error on update)
You would need two bios chips, one you can muck around with, the other- original

I'd also be concerned that the computer (bios) may not start again after flashing the wrong one; or the Video (bios) may stay blank after flash update

As for the next bios version (not released yet) may or will work. Ar Huh and that'll be when ? Maybe sell the card new (or computer !)
 

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A:Update bios Motherboard

If a new BIOS version is available then YES..

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A:Compaq bios motherboard

Try here:

HP United States - Computers, Laptops, Servers, Printers and more

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A:What BIOS driver am I looking for with this motherboard?

Are you talking about a BIOS Upgrade? Or are you talking about theChipset driver? If a Bios Upgrade, what is the reason you want to upgrade the BIOS? Is there a problem or is it just that you want to have the most up to date? Here is the Asus Page for the M2V Motherboards. http://usa.asus.com/Search.aspx?SearchKey=M2V
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/what-bios-driver-am-i-looking-for-with-this-motherboard.908008/
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A:Motherboard and bios problem

Use this link on how to reset CMOS. The information you need is in the center section dealing with moving the motherboard jumpers or removing the battery.

http://www.dewassoc.com/support/bios/bios_password.htm
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/motherboard-and-bios-problem.305999/
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A:Motherboard with replacement BIOS

Yes, most mobos will let you replace the bios chip. You can get more info at these sites.

BIOSCHIP.COM :: BIOS UPDATE

Replacing your BIOS chip - how to update your system BIOS - PCTechGuide.Com

PC BIOS reprogramming, replacement, recovery

having said that, I've flashed bios innumerable times with a 100 % success rate. You just have to be careful and follow instructions to the T.

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/170280-motherboard-replacement-bios.html
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A:Bios Help needed Please for my motherboard

Welcome to TechSpot Forums

Some stores can replace / reflash faulty BIOS chips, that's probably your best bet.

If you have enough experience and another mainboard with the same chipset, you could try swapping the BIOS chips while flashing with the second board - but if you aren't sure what you're doing, you could end up with two broken machines.

Maybe this could be a good reason to upgrade the computer?
 

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A:Having problems with motherboard bios

can you see the h/d in the bios
have you formatted it and put an active partition on it
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/having-problems-with-motherboard-bios.205435/
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A:UWAVE Motherboard Bios

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/uwave-motherboard-bios.281599/
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Thanks. :wave:
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/cant-get-past-bios-defective-motherboard.32948/
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I don't know how likely that is.

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A:Solved: Motherboard says one thing, bios says another?

Probably exact same motherboard, just with an extra PCIe slot. Same chipset and all.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-motherboard-says-one-thing-bios-says-another.880864/
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Hello,

Can you give a little more information on this?

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Dave

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/how-to-find-the-bios-chip-on-the-motherboard-573628.html
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http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Operating-Systems-and-Recovery/how-to-get-windows-product-key-when-motherboard-bios-not/td-p/5650462
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1. Is the flash drive formatted FAT file system
2. QFlash


Updating the BIOS with the Q-Flash Utility

A. Before You Begin

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http://www.gigabyte.com/webpage/20/HowToReflashBIOS.html
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/cant-update-bios-on-gigabyte-motherboard.1158605/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/flash-bios-of-am2-am3-compatible-motherboard-with-am3-cpu.831975/
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I have the Asus Maximus VI Formula
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Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Go to your mobo manufacturers website.

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/bios-problems-motherboard-shot-please-help.102582/
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We would have to know the BIOS brand....is it Phoenix, Award, American Megatrends...??

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/gigabyte-motherboard-not-booting-to-bios.101504/
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A:motherboard/agp/graphics card/bios?

Make sure that you installed the VIA AGP driver in 'Turbo' mode - otherwise you will be restricted to AGP1X only
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/motherboard-agp-graphics-card-bios.85391/
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A:Updating Video BIOS for motherboard

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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/updating-video-bios-for-motherboard.77874/
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For more information, check this out:
--GIGABYTE--DUAL BIOS WEB

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/312419-my-gigabyte-b75-motherboard-dual-bios.html
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I would check the asus website... And honestly unless if you hare having direct issues related to the motherboard I do not suggest updating your bios since you are not very tech savy...

http://www.sevenforums.com/drivers/122779-asus-p5q-deluxe-motherboard-bios.html
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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/bios-motherboard-failure-need-imminent-help.105529/
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If you don`t know what you`re doing, don`t do it.

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http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/391681-updating-my-motherboards-bios-driver-okay.html
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A:Please help with BIOS, Video Card, and MotherBoard

You can take out the battery, but also look for a small jumper often near the battery. Usually the set up is that the 1 and 2 pins are jumpered. Briefly moving the jumper to pins 2 and 3 will reset CMOS.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/please-help-with-bios-video-card-and-motherboard.333472/
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A:AAHD3-HB Motherboard 7.16 BIOS Fixed

Thank you for posting the solution for your problem.  It may help others with the same problem who are tech saavy enough to complete the process.

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/AAHD3-HB-Motherboard-7-16-BIOS-Fixed/td-p/4196822
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A:Motherboard BIOS (windows V) (URGENT)

Not knowing exactly what screen you mother was on and what changes were made makes is impossible for us to give advice on how to go about fixing this.

What's type of PC is this....laptop/tower? What is the exact make/model of said PC?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/motherboard-bios-windows-v-urgent.1169418/
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A:Is it motherboard or hard drive or bios , which is the cause of this

Quote:
recently removed my computer drives - master and slave

Both are SATA


There's some confusion from the start. There is no such thing as master and slave with SATA drives! Master and slave drives come from the old technology, EIDE (PATA) drives where you could have two drives attached to one "data" cable and one motherboard connector. With two drives on one data cable, there needed to be a way for the system to keep track of the drives, so one drive was designated as master, the other as slave. And this was determined by a jumper on the back of the drive and where on the cable the drive was connected.

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You can have more than one drive on a power cable with SATA, but that has nothing to do with master and slave - as again, no such thing with SATA drives.

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A:BIOS problem with DH67CL INTEL motherboard

The instructions begin on page 52 of the Intel Desktop Board DH67CL Product Guide.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/bios-problem-with-dh67cl-intel-motherboard.1128249/
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A:motherboard wont boot past bios

If you don't have an optical drive, how did you install the OS on your hard drive for the new computer? If you are trying to boot to a hard drive that has Win 7 installed on it while it wa in a different computer, it isn't going to work anyway, New motherboard requires clean istallation of Windows 7.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/motherboard-wont-boot-past-bios.1034090/
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A:Update the motherboard BIOS P5LP-LE, RAM 6Gb visas / 3.5Gb u...

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A:set motherboard bios cmos to factory default.

If you take the CMOS battery out for 15mins that should clear all the BIOS settings and therefore set it to factory settings,

Dan
 

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A:Which is the BIOS chip compatible with M572 motherboard?

Not Sure what it is your looking for, your motherboard is a PC Chips M572, The BIOS chip is what you have specified AMI BIOS !

If you are looking for the BIOS Flash Upgrade...

http://www.bios-drivers.com/drivers/55/55924.htm

But be warned any mistake will trash your board !

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/which-is-the-bios-chip-compatible-with-m572-motherboard.138149/
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Copyright (c) Tenberry Software Inc. 1996
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A:BIOS upgrade problem for M572 motherboard

"file does not exist" usually means you typed the wrong file name of the flash file.

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/bios-upgrade-problem-for-m572-motherboard.137848/
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Is this an AMI BIOS.
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/foxconn-motherboard-bios-update-fail.905950/
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What method of BIOS flashing have you tried thus far?

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