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Old 03-16-2004, 04:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Flash BIOS ?

Has anyone heard of Flash a BIOS program or have experience using something along the same line?

I am stuck with this Dell and unfortunantly it has the 850 chipset so I am stuck with Rambus. I would like to overclock but the way Dell has thier BIOS set up doesn't allow me to change the vital settings for overclocking. Then I heard about flash BIOS.

Any info is greatly appreciated.

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Old 03-17-2004, 11:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Hmmmmm.

My dell BIOS can be upgraded. A month or two after I purchased it I received a BIOS update in the mail on a floppy.

I wouldn't even know what to type in a search anywhere to find a program for the BIOS on my PC. I the vital settings for over-clocking a PC disabled on my setup menu.

There has got to be a way to overclock this machine. Everyone tells me to get a new motherboard. I don't think that's the answer. Yet. Someone has to know something.

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Old 03-17-2004, 11:56 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Ok Flash a couple of megabytes,but get a new cpu first and throw this one in the garbage,Thats the way i see it and asus confirmed.
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Old 03-18-2004, 10:39 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I was referring to "overclock settings" as the many options within the BIOS setup program that are essential to overclocking a board. Bus Speed, Voltage settings, you know? I know how to overclock.

Now I have another question, which program would I need? I just need to find a program that is going to back-up my current BIOS just in case. Like I said I have no idea where to look. Well I have an idea but I would like more information.

Another question. Do these programs erase the enitre BIOS? Is it possible to do irreversible damage using these programs?

Thanks for all the info so far.
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Old 03-18-2004, 06:56 PM   #5 (permalink)
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You said that you were sent a new bios in the post...
Either there is a flashing program on that or it will have instructions about flashing your BIOS.
I use AWDFLASH but it is built into my motherboard (I press a key when it boots).
I think that you need to try and find your motherboard manual, that will give you instructions.
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Old 03-20-2004, 11:43 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks for all your help guys. I appreciate it. I have contacted Dell several times relating to the motherboard. They send me links to online manuals which are absolutely no help whatsoever.

I think I am clear on the whole process now after hearing from individuals with actuall exeperience and wisdom, not just somebody reading a book to me over the phone.

Once again thanks. I am just going to buy a new motherboard but I can't find anyone who makes Rambus boards brandnew anymore.


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