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Old 04-04-2006, 11:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Flashing The BIOS?

Some one want to explain what flashing the BIOS is to me?

Just curious


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Old 04-04-2006, 11:38 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Its basically installing a new BIOS for you system. It can be useful if you want to update to a better version of the BIOS. It can be dangerous. If you screw up or put the wrong or an incompatable BIOS in you're pretty much fu*ked.

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Old 04-04-2006, 11:39 AM   #3 (permalink)
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what exactly do you mean? its hard to understand if you ask how to get it done or whats the benefits of updating it , well ill answer both , bios updating improves cpu/ram compatability and sometimes fixes minor stability issues

basicly you can update it via windows or dos (by using a bootable floppy/cd) , overall its safer to update from dos

if you got a floppy drive
download this
and follow instructions http://www.dfi.com.tw/Support/mb_faq...YPE=US&SITE=US

if you dont have a floppy drive or got no floppy disks at the moment
i made an iso file , http://www.upload2.net/download2/Lrp.../nf4d.rar.html just burn it (as disc image of course ,not as data) and boot from it , instructions are nearly same as the link above except the obvious which is you should boot from the optical drive and not from the floppy

edit forgot to mention, better check whats your current bios version before you update as its possible you alredy have the latest
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