Can't find upgrade for BIOS

Sony / Vgc-rb40
October 11, 2011 at 21:54:20
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, 3 GHz / 2046 MB
In checking my BIOS my Aisa 32 says that both my system and video card have BIOS' that are over 2 years old. I was able to update the video card divers, a Raedon 4600 series card, but I can't find any updates for my motherboard. I did disable the Intel integrated video that came with the computer when I installed the Raedon card. Could that be a problem for upgrading my BIOS?

BIOS Properties:
BIOS Type AMI
System BIOS Date 03/13/05
Video BIOS Date 08/30/08
BIOS Manufacturer:
Company Name American Megatrends Inc.
Product Information http://www.ami.com/amibios

Problems & Suggestions:
Suggestion System BIOS is more than 2 years old. Update it if necessary.
Suggestion Video BIOS is more than 2 years old

I suspect that Intel manufactured the motherboard for Sony and so they don't support it for upgrades am I right?
Thanks for your help.

Jim Smith


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#1
October 11, 2011 at 22:05:14
First off, unless you have a very specific problem,and to wit, upgrading the bios is the known cure for specific problem, then I would forget about the upgrade. Rarely does it resolve what issues users experience and if anything goes wrong while upgrading or flashing the bios as many call it, you may end up with a worthless motherboard. So ignore the upgrade unless you see where it will solve a problem you are having.

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#2
October 11, 2011 at 22:58:58
You say it's a Sony? Then any bios upgrades would be on the support page for your Sony model. You can check there to see if there's a critical bios update. But as already mentioned, if it ain't broke don't fix it.

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#3
October 12, 2011 at 22:06:21
Leave it and suspect that the warning is a fake and may be followed up later by an ad for some supposedly fix-all solution that probably will damage your system and cost you money.
Computers, BIOS', and manufacturer updaters do not recommend BIOS updates (maybe driver updates), and video cards receive all updates through drivers so there is certainly some untruth or misleading information there at least (probably to confuse you).
All driver should only downloaded from the system mfg's site except for video cards and add on/upgraded hardware, those only from the component mfg's sites.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#4
October 12, 2011 at 23:12:14
Assuming he meant he used aida32 and not aisa 32 then I think it's a legitimate report. It's just one that should be ignored.

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October 13, 2011 at 07:28:12
Thanks everybody That helped.

Jim Smith


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