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Q: Motherboard BIOS update

Hello! I'm new here at Tech Spot. This is a great website.

Where can I get a copy of the newest BIOS update for my motherboard?

Model: Asus P5GD1-VM Motherboard
Version: 0602
Chipset: I915
Date: 09/06/2005-16:48:11
Onboard Sound: Azalia (swa)
Onboard LAN: Exist (wl)
BIOS Size: 512 K

I downloaded all BIOS .ROM files in the official website of Asus. But it weren't compatible with the BIOS to be flashed.

Please help me! Thank you very much in advanced!

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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:Windows Update INCLUDES Motherboard Drivers and BIOS Update on M2A-VM?

I have the same board on another pc.

You only need to download and install only that which would make your setup current.

You really only need to update the bios if you will be moving up to a newer processor that is not currently supported by the current bios or if the newer bios fixes a known problem.

You need the latest motherboard chipset driver. (I would install this first if you haven't already)

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The audio driver you can either download from Asus or from RealTek.
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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

From GIGABYTE's website, download the latest compressed BIOS update file that matches your 1. motherboard model.

Extract the file and save the new BIOS file (e.g. X79UD7.F1) to your USB flash drive or hard drive. Note: 2. The USB flash drive or hard drive must use FAT32/16/12 file system.

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A:Tecra 9100 - BIOS block 1 damaged and how to update BIOS?


All you can find is stuff on Toshiba support page. I don't know where you live but try to contact nearest Toshiba authorized service provider.
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A:Fan works like a helicopter-BIOS update is blocked BIOS vers...

@YuraL? To better help you we would need the exact model number or product number of your laptop/desktop??? REO
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A:Problems with Nvidia gpu post BIOS system BIOS update.


Have you updated your GPU with the latest drivers?

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A:Downgrade a BIOS update or Optimising BIOS settings

Hey @Rahul_mk,  I would like to welcome you to the HP Support Community. If my reply resolves your issue or answer your question(s),  please let others know this reply was helpful by clicking the Accept as Solution button. I understand that you did a BIOS upgrade but it did not take well to your HP Pavilion Notebook - 15-ab522tx. You mentioned that your Notebook is now slow and games and movies are stuttering.  Many HP Notebooks have an HP BIOS Restore tool that may recover the BIOS from an earlier version and restore basic functionality. Please follow the documentation to do a BIOS reset.  Have you tried to perform a hard reset?Which BIOS version did  you upgrade to? You said that Windows 10 is up to date.Have you tried using the HP Support Assistant for updates also?  You can try following the below steps to reload the factory installed BIOS Setup Settings:In the BIOS Setup utility, select the Exit tab.Select Load Setup Defaults.Select Save Changes and Exit (pressing F5 and the Enter key will also load the Setup Defaults).Press Esc and then Enter to exit Setup.If you require further assistance, I would be more than happy to continue to help you. Please re-post with any information you think may help me find a resolution for you. Please also let me know if the BIOS reset works. If you would like to show you appreciation for my efforts today, please take a second to click the Thumbs Up button below. I am glad that you joined in!  Have a great day!
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A:Solved: HP DV6500 Notebook wrong BIOS update by HP update function?

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A:Motherboard BIOS Help

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A:New Motherboard No BIOS

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A:BIOS & ROM on the Motherboard

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2. CMOS is correct, sometimes these are removable chips.
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Look under Motherboard -> BIOS -> BIOS date, its best to get it from the Boot up screen though.

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

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A:My MotherBoard and BIOS

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A:BIOS & ROM on the Motherboard

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A:Motherboard and bios problem

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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.
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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.
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A:Motherboard BIOS question

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BIOS Version: A M I - 10000429

Manufacturer: Sony Corporation
Product name: PCV-RS430G(UC)

Sony VAIO, 2.8Ghz p4.

Having some difficulties locating upgrades/updates for my BIOS and mother board. I am eventually looking to increase AGP aperture size but that option is not present in my current BIOS along with a lot of other specs I should see and be able to change.

A:bios and motherboard upgrades

Flashing the BIOS can be a risky venture. Looks like you have a stripped down Asus board made for Sony VAIO. In which case any BIOS update would be available at the manufacturer website. It is possible to flash with a modded BIOS but i strongly recommend you not try it.

Next time you want a computer either buy from a custom computer build shop like ABS, Velocity Micro, or Monarch computers or build one yourself. They use off the shelf(not proprietary) components in which nothing has been stripped out in regards to tweaking/upgrading the BIOS.
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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 with replacement BIOS

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

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.
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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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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: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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You're able to boot into BIOS(F2 key) and diagnostic (F12 key) ?
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A:BIOS corruption after BIOS update

Hello, please use the link below to download the link for latest drivers Please be advised there may be chances you will loose complete data while bios recovery  please download the bios file on empty USB Stick and create USB recovery by running that file from the USB drive then follow the instructions as below: with the USB recovery media inserted on the unit  Turn off the computer.Plug the notebook into a power source using the power adapter.Press and hold the Windows key and the B key at the same time while the computer is off.Still pressing the Windows and B keys, press and hold down the Powerbutton on the notebook for 1 second, and then release the Powerbutton and the keys.  

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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.
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A:how to find the bios chip on the motherboard


Can you give a little more information on this?

Why do you think you need to replace the 'bios chip'