Bios Update

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droogygirl

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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! :)
 
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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
 

droogygirl

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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..
 
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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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