Bios Update

Compaq / Kt478aa-acj sg3440il
May 7, 2011 at 06:45:42
Specs: Windows XP(Used to be Win 7), 2 GHz / 2037 MB
I have an MSI ms 7525 motherboard.which i cant overclock since it is an HP OEM motherboard and if i overclock it by software it gets reset every time I restart the question is if I install a bios update for a similar board with identical hardware(chipsets and other things)and bios from the same company(well not oem bios just bios from the same company)will my computer work and/or be overclockable.


intel pentium dual core e2180 processor
msi ms 7525 hp oem motherboard
2 gb ram
250 gb hard drive

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May 7, 2011 at 07:21:43
If it is a BIOS from HP then it is an OEM BIOS as HP are an OEM. If you are thinking of using a BIOS from MSI then you are taking a chance. It might work, but then it might not. You just do not know what modifications HP have made to the original BIOS and hardware.

It is a case of do you feel lucky!


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May 7, 2011 at 07:21:46
"will my computer work and/or be overclockable"
This is a big risk. Consider your board toast before you start.
I dont suggest you do this. IF you choose to do so, it is yours. Your motherboard can become un-usable just by flashing / updating, let alone any other changes. You may not be able to restore the BIOS to original. As long as you FULLY Understand those facts, here goes:
The BIOS is model specific. There are similarities between models. Be sure the new BIOS has enough space to fit on the chip. The chip size may vary between models. All major chips should be identical. Variations will cause unexpected issues. Especially with the I/O chips for storage / booting. Your going to have to verify hardware address of each connector to be the same as well. That can change. If the hardware address changes, nothing will save your board.
Specifically, your board will need to have the circuitry to support the variable clock. That probably has been left out for HP to save a few pennys, and save a lot of equipment returns.
I would look around and find someone who has done what you are wanting to do. Tweaking the BIOS in any hardware device is a risk. But it can have it's rewards.
Is it worth the risk of having to replace the device?

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May 7, 2011 at 07:57:35
Cross flashing to an unsupported BIOS can render a board completely useless. I suggest you abandon that idea & stick to your other thread.


"if i overclock it by software it gets reset every time I restart the PC"

Uh, yea, that's how software overclocking generally works.

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May 7, 2011 at 19:48:19
ok.then no flashing unknown bioses.can A .22 file be consireded a bin file to flash a bios.cuz last day i flashed by bios with a .22 file with modded SLIC 2.1 for Win 7.the day i get a new computer im going to burn this one well maybe except for the processor.

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May 8, 2011 at 08:15:01
How old are you, 10?

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May 8, 2011 at 19:54:23
12 actually.hehehe!!

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May 9, 2011 at 20:02:23
That is about as safe an idea as throwing your computer out the window.

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