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Old 08-28-2006, 06:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Exclamation I need serious BIOS upgrade help/advice!!!

So you guys will have to excuse my ignorance as far as computer-tech knowledge goes. I'm rather new to actually knowing what happens in my computer and I really want to upgrade my BIOS. My system is not so advance, I have a hand me down PC from my brother with a Athlon 1600, ATI Radeon 9550 (OC'ed out) bla bla bla. I have a pheonix technologies BIOS. Apparently the company has since merged and offers no support for BIOS upgrades. "They don't support them" Basically I want to OC my processor and ram a bit, or as far as ArcticSilver will let me to allow me to game for as long as I can. I beat F.E.A.R. on this computer with decent framerates. YES YES YES I know this computer sucks but I am trying to make it the best it can be!

I don't know how to Flash my BIOS or what sites to look for or even what type of driver . . flash file whatever to choose. I have been doing a lot of reading and most people tailor their instructions to those who have some idea of what they are doing.

My mainboard has a VIA kt 266a/233a Chipset . . . ehh. I'm not sure what else needs to be posted. If anyone can help me please do!!!

Thanks much

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Old 08-28-2006, 09:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Save your time energy and money and just go buy another pc with that old of a main board it will be nearly impossible to find a bios update for it if you want to make that computer of use make it into a dedicated game server or web server dont waste your time trying to make it into something that its just not

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Old 08-28-2006, 10:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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yeah your best bet for an update would be to find somebody who's got the latest update on their computer and is good enough w/ computers to know how to send it to you...which will be pretty much nobody

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Old 08-29-2006, 03:44 AM   #4 (permalink)
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well u could always find the name of the update u want
then download it from mirror/p2p ect
save it to floppy
flash BIOS from the inside
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