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BIOS Upgrade

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by jonoclarke, Mar 19, 2002.

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  1. jonoclarke

    jonoclarke Thread Starter

    Mar 18, 2002
    Does anybody know if a BIOS upgrade is available for my Packard Bell PB600 MOBO? It currently has a PhoenixBIOS version 4.04 AGOURA release 1.20. I need support for a larger HDD.
    Thanks in advance.
  2. RandyG


    Jun 26, 2000
    Welcome to TSG!:D

    I have tried a somewhat futlie search on your behalf, and can't find a new upgrade any later than the one you have.

    You can go to http://www.mrbios.com/biosupgrades/upgradenow.cfm and download the bios agent there to get your bios string, then you will be able to see what is avaialble, but these guys are a paid source. If there is something for you, then it may be worth your while.

    That system is a bit old (96-97), so you might just be as well off upgrading the board and such.

    Sorry I couldn't be more help.
  3. Nick Scott

    Nick Scott

    Dec 11, 2001
    If you can't get a M/B BIOS update you could probably get away with using a BIOS overlay (Like EZ-BIOS which you can download and install from the HDD drive maker's web site) to enable large hard drive support.

    I have an old P100 with a 2GB BIOS limitation, but put in a 10GB Maxtor DiamondMax, downloaded and installed EZ-BIOS and have never had a problem with it since 1998.
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