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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.
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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.

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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?
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A:Motherboard BIOS Help

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A:New Motherboard No BIOS

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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

Its not really in XP, its when the computer first turns on. It should display the motherbaord model and teh BIOS version.

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A:bios and motherboard upgrades

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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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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

The latest BIOS for your board is version 1015. It's not necessary to load each BIOS in order, just load the latest. To load the BIOS you must copy it to a floppy disc and rename it P5GD1-VM.ROM If you didn't rename it, that's why it won't load. On the same Asus download page, you can get the user manual for your board, which goes into detail how to reflash the BIOS. It can render your motherboard un-bootable if you do it wrong, so I would read the manual before attempting it again, and follow instructions carefully.
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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,
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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

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A:Motherboard and bios problem

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


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

PC BIOS reprogramming, replacement, recovery

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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.

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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
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A:UWAVE Motherboard Bios

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Okay, after looking up info/asking around I'm wondering if it's a power issue. The bios is reporting the Vcore voltage as 1.408V. Isn't that a bit on the low side? (All other voltages seem okay.) Could this be causing the problem? And uh, could someone tell me how to fix this? Do I just set it manually in the BIOS?

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1. Is the flash drive formatted FAT file system
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A. Before You Begin

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Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Go to your mobo manufacturers website.

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recently removed my computer drives - master and slave

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But when I clicked run nothing happened, Is this meant to happen?
and I don't want to have to flash my BIOS as a lot of places say its a bad thing to do, unless that is the only way of doing it?
Also, how do you find out what is your current BIOS? I thought it told you when you went in the BIOS but I couldn't see it anywhere?

Please could someone help me. Thanks!

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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...

But be warned any mistake will trash your board !

Please let us know if it is something else you are looking for.
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DOS/4G Protected Mode Run time Version 2.01a
Copyright (c) Tenberry Software Inc. 1996
Chipset Type - Intel 430-TX
Flash Part - MIXC28F1000PPC
ERROR 2 - File does not exist

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Is this an AMI BIOS.
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