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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by puzzled geezer, Aug 1, 2006.

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  1. puzzled geezer

    puzzled geezer Thread Starter

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    hey peeps just wondered if you could help me with a small problem im having regarding my computer BIOS i need to update the drivers and im confused as to how to do it it is an asustek motherboard model K8V-MX also ive heard something about flashing BIOS or something does anyone know what that means basically i dont know whcih one to download as theres a whole list of them please help:(
     
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    Why do you feel you need to upgrade your bios , there is a slight risk associated with bios flashing
    are you confussing your windows drivers with the bios ?
    what ver bios are you at right now ? ver 201 ?
     
  3. puzzled geezer

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    well it stems with a problem with my grpahics card the resolution on one of my games is not correct so i contacted my graphics card manufacturers and they said i should update my BIOS drivers.
     
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    That does not sond right to me, i think they ment the drivers for your video card. If you tell me the video card make and model i will see if i can find updated drivers.


    here you go
    http://support.asus.com/download/download_item.aspx?product=1&model=K8V-MX
    if you want to flash your bios, remeber there is a risk of borking your whole mainboard.

    you should also DL the manual, i tried to it is really slow 5 kbs
     
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    thanks a lot but if i just update them and nothing else is that a risk as well? i only want to update them not flash them really i thought flashing them was a neccessity thats all and its not my video card drivers as they are already updated. so do i just download the one that is for xp?
     
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    onsite,

    I'm thinking of doing the same thing for my Asus A8V, because the latest BIOS deals with some issues with the Linux 2.4 kernel. Sometimes, the boot screens are not responsive to any keyboard inputs, and I have to reboot until they are. I do understand that there is a risk to this, but Asus has a number of bios utilities for doing this. I'm considering using Afudos, because it is performed from a floppy, instead of online, which sounds a bit safer, but is there a better choice?
     
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    puzzled geezer you know i was just thinking, a lot of the bios settings can be adjust through CMOS, why not try that first. Look for settings for your video card. Of course if the vid card manufacturer said you need to upgrade the bios.
     
  9. onsite

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    one last thought if you flash your bios, clear your cmos.
     
  10. puzzled geezer

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    ok thanks for all the help guys much appreciated.
     
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