Solved Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG update download

June 26, 2010 at 04:35:20
Specs: Windows XP, 1024

i want to update the bios



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June 26, 2010 at 07:18:50

BIOS updates are available at the motherboard manufacturer's website. There should be detailed instructions on how to perform the flash & an explanation of the risks involved. Be aware that if you do it incorrectly, you could very well have to replace the motherboard.

That being said, what is it that you think a BIOS upgrade is going to fix?



#1
June 26, 2010 at 04:36:42

Why? For any machine, that has the potential to be fatal...

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."


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#2
June 26, 2010 at 04:47:08

If your system is working fine bios update will not improve anything. 1024mb? Adding more memory will improve system perfomance.

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June 26, 2010 at 05:19:17

BIOS updates must be obtained from the computer or motherboard manufacturer. The BIOS as supplied by Phoenix must be customized by the manufacturer to match your hardware. Any BIOS update must be a VERY close match for your hardware or your system will be unbootable. A failed BIOS update is potentially disastrous. In some cases the only recovery is physical replacement of the BIOS chips - if they are available.

The general rule regarding BIOS updates is that they are done only when necessary, not just because there is a later version available.


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#4
June 26, 2010 at 05:37:09

I'll ask the same question. Why?

Unless you have a problem that you know a BIOS upgrade will fix, don't do it. It will achieve nothing and put yourself at unnecessary risk.

Stuart


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June 26, 2010 at 07:18:50
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BIOS updates are available at the motherboard manufacturer's website. There should be detailed instructions on how to perform the flash & an explanation of the risks involved. Be aware that if you do it incorrectly, you could very well have to replace the motherboard.

That being said, what is it that you think a BIOS upgrade is going to fix?


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August 8, 2010 at 03:37:45

I need it , help me please.

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#7
August 8, 2010 at 05:33:30

Need what, a BIOS update?

Why? Tell us what the problem is and it may not need a BIOS update.

Having read the previous posts in this thread you will know that you need to go to the Motherboard manufactures web site. As you say nothing about your computer there is nothing anyone can do without some information,

Stuart


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#8
December 30, 2010 at 12:33:50

iam having trouble with my motherboard i have 2 sata ports but there not working i have good parts what do i do plz help me

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#9
December 30, 2010 at 23:39:07

Do not tag your question onto the end of someone else's thread, start your own and you will more liekly get an answer.

Only this time give a lot more information as the hardware you are using and no Email addresses. The reply will appear here

Stuart


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#10
February 13, 2011 at 05:01:42

Hi, I have a similar problem on
Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG

My BIOS doesn't see a new SATA HDD. Moreover, there are no 'lines' in BIOS saying anything SATA related, only IDE 'lines' which have another HDD and 2 DVD drives against them.
So I thought it could be due to an outdated BIOS. Could it be something different?

Thank you in advance.


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#11
February 13, 2011 at 08:49:06

GGN

Your problem has absolutely nothing to do with the bios !

Click on the button Start a New Discussion at the bottom of this page to start your own Topic.

In your own Topic....
Supply all the info you can come up with, including the make and model of the brand name system, or if you have a generic desktop system the make and model of your mboard.

The model, sometimes the make, of a mboard in a generic desktop system is usually printed on the mboard's surface in obvious larger characters, often between the slots.
...............

If your mboard has SATA support - has SATA data headers -the bios already supports recognizing SATA drives.

However, if you have an older mboard that only recognizes the original SATA specs, recent and new SATA II or SATA III drives may NOT be recognized unless you install a jumper on two pins on the drive to limit it to the original SATA specs, 150mbytes/sec max burst data transfer rate.
Some models have the pins for that,some don't.
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Flashing the bios is NOT a fix-all !
It's the riskiest thing you can do with a computer !

It makes absolutely no sense at all to flash your bios if your computer worked fine AT ANY TIME with the same bios version and cpu previously.

If the release notes for the bios versions that are newer than the mboard presently has do not mention a problem that is fixed by flashing the bios that is definitely your case, it's extremely unlikely flashing the bios is going to solve your problem(s).

Usually a newer bios update includes all the previous fixes, unless there was a problem with something that was changed.

In most cases, the only legitimate reason for flashing the bios is if you want to install a cpu in the future that the mboard supports for sure that present bios version does not support recognizing.

Retail desktop mboard models generally have a CPU support list on the manufacturer's web site with the minimum bios version required stated on the same line as each cpu. There are even some web sites where you can look up the cpus for many mboard manufacturers retail models in one place that often show the minimum bios version required too - e.g.
http://www.cpu-upgrade.com
If a brand name system has a retail or OEM mboard model that is on the mboard manufacturer's web site, that of course has a brand name system bios version, there's no certainty that the brand name system bios versions support the same cpus as the mboard manufacturer's versions
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