Can I update my BIOS?

Packard bell / Ixtreme m3720
December 25, 2010 at 10:39:54
Specs: Windows 7, 2.499 GHz / 4095 MB
Motherboard:Packard Bell MCP73PVT-PM
BIOS version: AMI P01 - A3 21/07/2009
SMBIOS version: 2.5

Is it possible to update my BIOS?
If so a link would be great!

Thanks!


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#1
December 25, 2010 at 10:49:05
Why do you want to update the BIOS? What do you hope to accomplish? If there is an update available, it will be found at the Packard Bell website.

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#2
December 25, 2010 at 10:49:05
If you don't NEED to update your bios, don't. It can be done, but is sometimes risky. Why do you need to update?

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#3
December 25, 2010 at 10:55:22
Recently installed some new hardware (graphics card to be precise) and at the moment it's unusable because for some reason my BIOS won't/can't change from it's current settings. I've ruled out the possibility of something wrong with the card so I thought updating the BIOS might be worth trying.

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#4
December 25, 2010 at 11:23:47
As long as you've installed the card correctly in it's slot, connected the aux power plug (if required), & transferred the monitor cable from the onboard to the new card, it should work immediately & at least display the Packard Bell splash screen. If that's not happening, either the card is bad, the power supply is too weak, or there's a problem with the installation. I highly doubt this is a BIOS issue.

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#5
December 25, 2010 at 12:00:20
I agree with both of the above responders comments.

You don't need to update the BIOS.

Do you see anything on the screen when you first start the computer?

What is the make and model of the new graphics card?


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#6
December 25, 2010 at 21:11:04
The BIOS should only be updated when the update is specifically designed to address a problem you are having. A BIOS update must be obtained from the computer or motherboard manufacturers website and be designed for your exact hardware. Even if you do everything right a failure could occur, leaving you with a dead system.

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