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Q: Upgrade BIOS

Hi everyone, from some year i'm having a bad trouble with my notebbok:when i force my video card to do a heavy job(to watch a hd video for expamle) in the 40% of cases my pc crashes in the a black screen. So i read in the internet thath the issue can be solved by an upgrade of BIOS. So can you help me to find the right way in order to upgrade my Bios?Product Name is Hp-g066nl. Thank you in advance and sorry for my bad english!

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A: Upgrade BIOS

There is a fairly new BIOS from September, 2015 which would likely be an update for you: http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp73501-74000/sp73940.exe Download this and run it from within Windows. Don't be running any other programs. Make sure it is plugged in to AC power and has a fully charged battery. Don't expect miracles on the video. It is actually doubtful this will make a difference but the BIOS update is part of ordinary maintenance so it cannot hurt to do it. You may find that the HP software on the laptop has already performed this update and if so the BIOS program will tell you that you already have this BIOS and refuse to go further. If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it.

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Upgrade-BIOS/td-p/5706764
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http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/software-os/f/4997/t/19988802
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A:got the windows 10 free upgrade and used the dell diagnostics tool to upgrade driver and bios everything worked fine until the update of the bios!!!!

I called dell they told me in not so many words my motherboard was Fried and they would not replace it.

Dell just saying it's a "possibility" the motherboard might need to be replace. No one can tell you that motherboard is definite "Fried" without first looking at the system.
What is the system model number and version of windows before upgrading to windows 10? Example: Dell Inspiron 3543, windows 10
You're able to boot into BIOS(F2 key) and diagnostic (F12 key) ?
1. Power off computer
2. Power on computer, quickly start tapping F2 key ( BIOS) or F12 key( BIOS) continuously

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/t/19988802
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http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Bios-Upgrade-failure-rebooted-bios-no-continue-to-startup/td-p/5763869
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A:Bios Upgrade on HP Envy 750-170se CTO bios family 2b4b

@FrozenGamer? If your PC takes 3 minutes to boot in a factory condition then you should contact HP support. If your PC is less than 21 days old then quickly return it.  Without any modifications, your PC should be booting up in less than 30 seconds. I haven't seen any official HP posted information that supports NVMe m.2 SSDs.  Run the HP Support Assistant and see if it picks up a later BIOS update. HP's support number is 800-474-6836 or 800-HPINVENT or online here.  

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Bios-Upgrade-on-HP-Envy-750-170se-CTO-bios-family-2b4b/td-p/5585600
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I have also tried the HDD password but no luck.

What can I do now?

A:Satellite Z30-A-12R BIOS password not recognised after BIOS upgrade

Hi

Before trying to update the BIOS, all passwords should be removed!
BIOS password can be removed by authorized service provider available in your country.

But the unknown HDD password cannot be removed anymore.
In such case the HDD isn?t accessible and cannot be used.

Sorry mate but in my opinion you have only one chance to get the BIOS password removed; you need the ASP assistance.

https://forum.toshiba.eu/showthread.php?77914-Satellite-Z30-A-12R-BIOS-password-not-recognised-after-BIOS-upgrade
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A:Dell Inspiron 518 BIOS v1.0.7 64 Bit Vista DO NOT UPGRADE BIOS

No it happened to me too.  Dell is replacing the motherboard under warranty but I was told somewhat firmly not to update the BIOS unless advised by a technican.  In my defense the BIOS update was listed as "recommended" under the download section for this unit on the Dell support website.
I would recommend to avoid two phone calls (over 40 minutes each) to tech support and several days waiting for a new motherboard, not to update the BIOS at this time.
Thankfully it is being covered under warranty.

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3514/t/19264970
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A:Is downgrading of BIOS safe? How do you know if down or upgrade of BIOS is successful

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/is-downgrading-of-bios-safe-how-do-you-know-if-down-or-upgrade-of-bios-is-successful.597666/
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AM-960
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A:help with updating bios. cannot find bios upgrade - 6A69RPRDC-00

WOW..............

Old Machines.....(just like me... but can still perform to the max lol)

I your Bios has the option of udma up to 6 then generally the bios supports the Mode! and your problem is that the HDD does not support the mode (cant remember if you said it does).

You are probably using wrong criteria for bios upgrade search.
Try WWW.driverguide,com

You Need the MB's Manufacturers Name or at least the MB Chipset and bios Manufacturers Name as well. go to the Computers muanufacturers website (you probably done that already) and search model.

otherwise Download a System info utility from Tech Spot, I use SiSoft Sandra or AIDA32.. (sandra might cause bluescreen on older machines).. Aida problably will have link direct to bios update site. hope this was of some help
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/help-with-updating-bios-cannot-find-bios-upgrade-6a69rprdc-00.42513/
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A:Windows 8 to 8.1 Upgrade failed - must upgrade System BIOS

Store upgrade is more hassle than it's worth...Can't see how bios version can prevent the upgrade...

If you can download a full ISO - try that rather.

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A:My H22010028 needs bios upgrade and RAM Upgrade

hey kameshss,for updating the bios go to >>http://consumersupport.lenovo.com/us/en/DriversDownloads/drivers_list.aspx?CategoryID=746114download the proper Chipset driver and install it.As for upgrading the RAM, I suggest calling our Tech Support via the number listed in the link below >>http://www.lenovo.com/contact/in/en/




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Your BIOS Report Results
BIOS TYPE: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
BIOS ID: 03/12/2005-SiS-661-6A7I4FK9C
OEM Sign-On: snc302eeh - 661MXPro BIOS v1.0 (031205)
BIOS Date: 03/12/05
BIOS Type: Award
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OS: WinXP SP2
BIOS ROM Socket: Yes
BIOS ROM Size: 512K
Memory Installed: 1280 MB
Memory Max: 4096 MB
CPU: Intel Genuine Processor 2933 Mhz

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A:Bios Upgrade (?)

Go to http://www.lavalys.com and download the excellent and free Everest Home which, when run, will give you the complete and utter rundown on what is in your computer including, if available the web address from which to download a BIOS update. It shouldn't, however, be necessary to update BIOS just to add a larger hard disk.

Guessing from your processor that you're probably running '98, you'll need to run fdisk from your boot up floppy to partition the new drive and format it to store data. Post back with some more details and someone will be able to guidde you through.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/bios-upgrade.303576/
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A:Bios upgrade?

I don't think that the BIOS is the only factor determining support for the other mentioned CPUs. I would say that NO, you couldn't update the BIOS to make your chip compatible but I could be wrong. I couldn't find too much info pertaining to the differences in the two boards.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/bios-upgrade.945903/
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A:Bios Upgrade

Hells3000 said:



I am trying to flash my mobos bios due to an issue.

The motherboard is fine as I have tested another hdd with it.Click to expand...

So why do you want to Flash the BIOS





Hells3000 said:



The hdd is fine as I have tested it with another mobo.Click to expand...

Whats the HD got to do with the Mobo being supposed faulty





Hells3000 said:



The memory is ok which I have also tested it with another module.Click to expand...

How does testing the memory with another module prove the memory is OK, or do you mean you put another stick in and it worked





Hells3000 said:



I am wanting to flash the newest bios due to this issue.Click to expand...

Im still trying to work out what your issue is





Hells3000 said:



The problem just happend all of a sudden and stopped loading windows.
I have installed windows 2000 with another mobo and the same hard drivwe but that not seem to work.Click to expand...

What ??





Hells3000 said:



Ive tested this mobo,hdd with other components (they work fine)Click to expand...

SO again I ask, what is the problem





Hells3000 said:



I am trying to reinstall windows but I can't due to ntdetect failed and \winnt\system32\config\systemced and file \i386\biosinfo.inf failed to upload set up cannot continue

Ive tried setting the jumpers in diffrent places but it just gives me
I\0 0000000 errors.

Any suggestions would help.
Anything at this moment
So this is why I want to upgrade my bios hopefully this will fix my issue...
Thanks appreciateClick to expand...

Dont think Im being mean, but you really need to rethink your post, start again and tell us exactly what you are trying to achieve and why you think a BIOS flash would fix it.

Regards
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/bios-upgrade.74792/
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A:Bios Upgrade

Try entering your BIOS(tapping delete or some other "setup" or "bios" button on startup), and check the version there.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/bios-upgrade.749267/
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A:BIOS Upgrade

Unless you are having some problem, don't flash the BIOS. If your Dell doesn't recognize all the memory, you might have to. As long as you installed the recommended memory, you shouldn't have a problem.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/bios-upgrade.546163/
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A:bios upgrade

It would help to know which ECS MB and try going to ECS website and look for downloads/BIOS for your board. Even a simple change in revision number of the motherboard may require a different BIOS to be installed.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/bios-upgrade.13208/
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Here's the shots below.
How can I up this bios if it's possible?
 

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A:Bios Upgrade Help

That is an ECS Motherboard Model M935D with a SIS 650 Rev. 128 chipset. you need to go to the ECS website and the support\downloads section to see if there is a newer bios available for it.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/bios-upgrade-help.55881/
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A:Bios Upgrade??? Yes or No? How?

Do you have any problems that a BIOS upgrade will cure? If the answer is no, so is my answer to your question. You should only do a BIOS upgrade if you are addressing a specific issue, since a bad FLASH can leave you with a doorstop for a computer.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/bios-upgrade-yes-or-no-how.445818/
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A:bios upgrade

I don't know but I do know that an HP by design isn't designed for overclocking or upgrading. Not only is the BIOS severely lacking but the components are sub standard when it comes to this area. You would need to upgrade your cooling for the CPU and case, and case cooling is sometimes hard to do with an HP case. The RAM might also not be able to cope with running at a higher frequency even if the CPU can.

Will the eSupport BIOS reveal hidden settings is something I don't know.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/bios-upgrade.345797/
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A:I can't upgrade BIOS - Help !

I had this issue in the past as well. What I did was download a tool that allowed me to create a bootable usb (dos). I had the E55A10.exe on the root of the usb stick so I can update the bios from DOS. Worked like a champ.
The tool was call NautilusA41_ZPE.exe. It is on the dell site somewhere.

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/software-os/f/3524/t/19676276
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Your BIOS Report Results
BIOS ID: 12/18/2001-I845
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A:BIOS upgrade

Normally you would go to your mobo manufacturers website and get the bios update from there.

Why do you want to upgrade your bios? Unless there is a specific reason, you should leave it as it is.

Regards Howard
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/bios-upgrade.29267/
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A:Cpu and Bios Upgrade

I went ahead and flashed the bios myself.The intel bios took considering this was an intel manufactured board in the first place.With the bios upgraded I can now go ahead and drop the new processor and everything will work fine.

Note to viewers: Always make sure a processor is compatible with your board before installing it.The board must have already installed the appropiate bios.If you have an oem system like emachines or any other
namebrand make sure you either have the appropiate oem bios for the new processor...In my case emachines was not willing to help *** me in this process saying putting new bios on my computer would ruin the board...with being able to upgrade the bios and processor you no longer need the company so there not quick to assist.Considering bios upgrades to the board from the manufatcurer of the board is risky,
if the oem alters the board in certain ways the bios may not take which
can ruin your board...so before installing new bios be sure to create a bios recovery disc or floppy and make sure your familiar with the syntax that will need to be reentered if you get the blue screen of death.In my case my board was an intel d945gccr intel purchased from gateway.
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the bios on intel were cr****** and so on so i took a shot and succeeded now when my computer starts it says intel and the processor im upgrading to is the highest for my board.When i drop the processor ill reply back to show how it went.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/cpu-and-bios-upgrade.725714/
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I know I need one,

Award BIOS Type Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
System BIOS Date 10/31/02
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Motherboard Name Gigabyte GA-7VAX

Do I need one? If so what do I do when I get one?
 

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A:Can't upgrade BIOS

Sometimes, when you have a big jump in version numbers, it can screw up. You should try to update incrementally
F.7 to F.32 is a pretty big leap

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/218634/cant-upgrade-bios/
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A:Should I upgrade my BIOS?

The BIOS should not be updated unless the update addresses a specific problem you are having. If the update fails, which can happen even if you do everything right, your system may be unbootable. Recovery from that often requires physical replacement of the BIOS chip.

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/318267-should-i-upgrade-my-bios.html
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A:BIOS Upgrade

Please see HP Notebook System BIOS Update (Intel Processors); F.04 14.4 MB Apr 12, 2013F.06 14.4 MB Jun 28, 2013 F.08 14.4 MB Aug 05, 2013F.15 14.8 MB Nov 25, 2013 F.21 14.9 MB Jan 06, 2014 F.23 15.6 MB Jun 10, 2014 F.24 A 15.6 MB Nov 28, 2014 F.26 Rev.A 15.6 MB Jun 30, 2016F.27 Rev.A 15.6 MB Jul 25, 2016 (most current) Since HP supports your computer under Windows 7, 8, and 8.1... you may need to install this update by creating a USB Flash Drive with the BIOS and booting from that flash drive. If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to ask. Please click the White KUDOS "Thumbs Up" to show your appreciation

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A:Upgrade BIOS

Hello, http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?sp4ts.oid=6732463&swItemId=ob_149154_1&swEnvOid=415... #hpexpertday




Regards;SmileyI am an HP employeePlease click the White Kudos star to say thanks for helping.Please mark Accept As Solution if my help has solved your problem.

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A:No Bios after upgrade.

you did an improper flash. You will either need to send your motherboard to the manufactuer to reprogram the BIOS, or use a backup chip if your motherboard has one.

In either case, you either A: used the wrong BIOS update
B: Did not let the BIOS update complete completely

Thus your motherboard is a paperweight as its brains have been erased.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/no-bios-after-upgrade.62772/
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A:bios upgrade

Found this:
http://www.uktsupport.co.uk/advent/laptop/7007.htm

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/bios-upgrade-304572.html
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Should I upgrade?
can you help me pick the correct utility?
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A:How to upgrade BIOS

Setup is the Bios, there`s probably not an update for it.

You need to post the exact make and model of the pc if you want help.

http://www.sevenforums.com/drivers/321080-how-upgrade-bios.html
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A:Upgrade BIOS

Firstly, unless there is a hardware issue that requires an upgrade, and for which the manufacturer has identified and issued a fix for that particular issue, it will not deliver any benefit.

The failure rate of BIOS flashes is several %, and in your case would economically destroy the motherboard. I would only do it to address a known issue that actually affected me. It's not a recreational activity.

Any update would be on the HP site, as they acquired Compaq.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/upgrade-bios.475820/
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A:bios upgrade

You probably will have to update your BIOS.

I had a older Gigabyte board a couple of years ago that would not work with my newer CPU (Duron 1300), but it did after the BIOS was updated. BTW, the reason given by Gigabyte for the BIOS upgrade was to work with that CPU.

But, someone else may have a different experience.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/bios-upgrade.272473/
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A:BIOS Upgrade

we'll need to find out what kind of comp you have first. is it a dell, hp, ect. if it's not a manufactured pc then you'll need to find out what kind of mother board you have

if it's a manufactured pc, what make and model IE ( dell dimension 4400, compaq persario 1100,)

thanks
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/bios-upgrade.758687/
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A:Bios upgrade

You normally find the utility on the MB maker's site along with the actual BIOS update.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/bios-upgrade.164003/
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A:BIOS Upgrade

Welcome to TSG!

I have tried a somewhat futlie search on your behalf, and can't find a new upgrade any later than the one you have.
You can go to http://www.mrbios.com/biosupgrades/upgradenow.cfm and download the bios agent there to get your bios string, then you will be able to see what is avaialble, but these guys are a paid source. If there is something for you, then it may be worth your while.

That system is a bit old (96-97), so you might just be as well off upgrading the board and such.
Sorry I couldn't be more help.
 

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A:BIOS Upgrade

F.26 http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp66501-67000/sp66805.exe

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/BIOS-Upgrade/td-p/5589485
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A:Bios won't let him upgrade

Go to the manufacturer website, download the bios upgrade and upgrade the bios.

http://www.tenforums.com/drivers-hardware/39769-bios-wont-let-him-upgrade.html
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A:VGA BIOS upgrade?

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A:Bios upgrade.

What brand of P.C do you have? A lot of the big ones (Dell, Gateway, Compaq etc) configure their own system specific Bios files...
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/bios-upgrade.114973/
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A:Bios upgrade

Bios updates should be done from pure dos ie no memory managers, config.sys, autoexec.bat, etc running. Go to bootdisk.com and download the disk they have just for flashing a bios.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/bios-upgrade.226701/
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A:BIOS upgrade

You have to download the right bios version. Try here
http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?SLanguage=en-us

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A:Upgrade Bios

RGalvin, welcome to the forum. There is no BIOS update available for your motherboard.  Your best option would be to do a full System Recovery to see if that solves your problem. Another possibility is a failing power supply unit (PSU).  Here is a guide to help you troubleshoot it.  The problems that you describe can be caused by a lack of power from the PSU. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.  

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A:BIOS Upgrade Help

aXcen7z

Your PC has the most current bios version . There is no bios update for Windows 7 as to the PC originally came with Windows Vista .

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A:Bios upgrade

First, be sure you have a Windows XP Service Pack 2 install, as anything less will be trouble. Windows XP with no Service Pack will NOT allow changes in hard drive size. Windows XP with Service Pack 1 is unreliable.
Is this FoxConn a motherboard independent of any manufacturer?
Dell, HP, and Compaq use some Foxconn boards. If it is in a computer sold under a brand name, the BIOS update will likely be on the website of the computer manufacturer.
Then go here:
http://www.foxconnchannel.com/en-us/support/downloads.aspx
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YOU WILL NEED TO FLASH THE BIOS FROM A FLOPPY DRIVE DISK, IN MY EXPERIENCE. So if you do not have one, install one... even a used one... most repair shops will sell you one for $5.00.
If you have doubts, call FoxConn tech support, as ALL BIOS UPDATES ARE RISKY.
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{ Computer ID : FC, SubTyp: 01, BIOS-Level: 0
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Maus laut BIOS : nicht PS/2-Typ
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URL : http://www.wintac.com/bios.htm
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A:processor and bios upgrade

Seeing how your manufacturer is out of business, you may be out of luck. It'd probably be best to buy a new motherboard with the processor already on it.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/processor-and-bios-upgrade.121825/
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A:BIOS - CPU Upgrade OK, now I'm nervous

If your current BIOS supports (your particular) 4x core, go ahead and install the new CPU. Examine the update history of any more current BIOS versions. If none of the changes apply to your system, no need to flash.

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A:The Impossible Bios Upgrade

What do you mean by "share the jack"?

You aren't plugging the phone line into both modems, are you?

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Get free stuff and help out a poor computer tech:
LarryCore begs for money
 

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A:BIOS Upgrade Problem

Bob C.,
Welcome to TSG.
If you browse thru your CMOS setup utility (bios) do you see any speed settings for your DIMM ports? If you do page down to change the speed and give each setting a try. If it doesn't work you can reset to default.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/bios-upgrade-problem.91217/
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A:Tecra 540 - BIOS upgrade ?

Hi

On the Toshiba driver page in the Tecra 540 section you can find two BIOS packages.
The one package BIOS 8.00-TRAD contains an BIOS Tecra 540 exe file and some pdf documents which describes how to update the BIOS.

Furthermore the Toshiba FAQ document +?How do I update the BIOS on my Toshiba Notebook and where can I get the latest BIOS for my machine??+ provides a step by step instruction.

Please check the last point *?BIOS Upgrade Procedure 7?*

It says:
For all models except those listed in procedures (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, & 6)
So if your model was not listed in the early procedures then you will have to use the last ?Procedure 7?

https://forum.toshiba.eu/showthread.php?34916-Tecra-540-BIOS-upgrade