CMOS BIOS update HELP!

Microsoft Windows 7 ultimate 32-bit
August 17, 2011 at 03:18:07
Specs: windows XP sp3, P4/1gb ddr2 RAM
i am using a gigabyte GA-G31M-ES2C mother board coupled with a Pentium 4,my board can also support modern cpu's like the quad series,i would like 2 know how i can reset the CMOS and BIOS(like a full format) and also how 2 update it:

here is my mother boards manual :

http://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q...



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#1
August 17, 2011 at 04:45:39
What do you expect to gain by updating the BIOS? The BIOS cannot be "formated". The fact that you even asked such a question suggests you probably shouldn't be messing with BIOS updates. If you perform the update incorrectly, you'll be shopping for a new motherboard. If you insist on doing it, detailed instructions are on the Gigabyte site. There have been at least 3 versions of that board, make sure you download the correct BIOS file & flash utility.

http://www.gigabyte.com/products/pr...


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#2
August 17, 2011 at 13:31:08
Gigabyte offers updates that may or may not help. Read the update files to see if any do support exactly your issue.

I have installed many a cpu in a bios that didn't support it and never seemed to matter much. Just reported wrong.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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#3
August 17, 2011 at 16:48:25
If your computer is running well, Don't mess with it. If you want to upgrade to a Core2 Duo or Core2 Quad then check on Gigabyte's website for CPU compatible list. If the CPU is on the list then look to the right and see what BIOS version supports it. If your BIOS supports it then do nothing. If only the newer one supports it then you have the option to look for another CPU that is supported by your BIOS or update to the newer BIOS, but this is always a risk. If you choose the wrong version, you have a power failure while flashing it, you have a RAM error you did not know about, or a number of other things, then when things go wrong you will need a new board. If you are planning on overclocking then you can get more out of an E7500 OC'd than an E8200 for less money and the E8200 would top out your board's FSB before you could get much more out of it (just an example). So choose your CPU wisely.

If you are looking for decent gaming performance, don't forget to get a decent graphics card or you won't realize all of your potential.

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#4
August 17, 2011 at 18:54:03
OH, this is where my lost post went.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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