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Bios Update

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by droogygirl, Apr 9, 2004.

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  1. droogygirl

    droogygirl Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    I have been told it is a good idea to update my bios as it is dated 2000, I have all the information I will paste below, but I can't get my head around a)how I do this and b) what is the correct file to download. Any help would be great!

    Your BIOS Report Results
    BIOS ID: 04/26/2000-694X-596B-977-6A6LJH2AC
    OEM Sign-On: (AV14S831) VIA Apollo Pro133A PCIsets
    BIOS Date: 04/26/00
    BIOS Type: Award
    Chipset: VIA 82C691 rev 196
    Super I/O: Unknown
    OS: WinXP
    BIOS ROM Socket: Unknown
    BIOS ROM Size: Unknown
    Memory Installed: 255 MB
    Memory Max: Unknown
    CPU: Pentium® III (0.18 µm) With 256 KB On-Die L2 Cache 768 MHz

    thxs in advance for any help! :)
     
  2. brianF

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    No reason to do a bios upgrade unless you are experiencing trouble that would lead to upgrading the bios, my opinion
     
  3. replay

    replay

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    do ya self a favour.... don't do a bios update....its risky
     
  4. droogygirl

    droogygirl Thread Starter

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    hi,

    really? I think I will stay away from messing with it, I had a friend who said it made their computer run better. So I thought why not,
    thxs for your help..
     
  5. phatmattrat

    phatmattrat

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    Unless you truly know what you're doing, DON'T DO IT. Screwing up a BIOS update can render the bios as useful as a shelf ornament. Mistakes here are usually irreversable and should really only be done by a support technician or a geek :p . I've been working with computer hardware for almost 5 years and I don't even have the guts to do a BIOS update.
     
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