BIOS upgrade / update

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southerngq

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I am looking for a BIOS update for my system. This is proving to be much harder than I expected. Have been to the Phoenix site and my BIOS is not listed.

Any ideas?

Motherboard Properties
Motherboard ID 4W4SB0X0.15A.0019.P14.0005091032
Motherboard Name Intel Warm Springs WS440BX

Front Side Bus Properties
Bus Type Intel GTL+
Bus Width 64-bit
Real Clock 100 MHz
Effective Clock 100 MHz
Bandwidth 800 MB/s

Memory Bus Properties
Bus Width 64-bit
Real Clock 100 MHz
Effective Clock 100 MHz
Bandwidth 800 MB/s
 
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According to the manual for your motherboard (found here): ftp://download.intel.com/design/motherbd/oem/70258701.pdf

It says to update the BIOS through Intel's utility on their website, however, your board doesn't appear to be listed anywhere. I only skimmed the manual, you may want to give it a better look and see if it mentions what BIOS you use. Goodluck!
 
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It looks like Intel stopped supporting that particular model back in 1999 from what I could find on their site.

If this was so you could use a larger harddrive(>32Gb) then the only suggestion I have would be to get an add-on IDE controller.
 

southerngq

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I am running a 20GB and 30Gb hard drive at the moment.

I can't find a upgrade for my BIOS anywhere. Have been to every site I know.

Any other suggestions?

Thanks
 

JohnWill

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Since Intel no longer supports it, I'd seriously consider a MB upgrade. If you buy a BIOS from somewhere like Unicore, it'll cost as much as a new MB.
 

southerngq

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I have no serious problems but the older my system gets, the newer I want my BIOS to be. Just want to make sure the large applications I run can be handled.
 
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never update a bios without having a specific problem in mind.


You will cause more problems than you fix sometimes.
 
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I agree with above. You'll understand the first time you flash a board unusable <G>. Perhaps you may want to look into upgrading your hardware a bit if you want to move away from the old?
 

southerngq

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My BIOS have been flashed before with no ill consequences.
However, I do understand the concern.

Thanks all
 

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I've flashed the BIOS in lots of systems, but I agree with the comment about having a reason. I don't update them for fun, it's normally to solve a problem or add a feature that is missing on earlier versions.
 
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