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Old 07-05-2005, 02:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Angry phoenix boards and bios

I have recently acquired a Phoenix board with Award bios and none of my components work with the board. When I called the Award team, I was informed that the reason is because the components are too new for the board and the IRQ's are not being assigned correctly. I was then told that the only way I could fix this problem was to pay $60 for the bios update. This board was designed for an AMD XP 1500+. Now this seems to me that a board that new should be able to recognize newer components. Also, is that pretty standard that you have to pay for a bios upgrade or do most companies fairly let you upgrade for free for buying their product? Is this my only option?
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Old 07-05-2005, 02:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Most give it away off the site for free to anybody. (You could buy another motherboard for $60!!!)
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Old 07-05-2005, 02:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
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If you consider paying $60 for a BIOS update, it would be better to buy a new board (Abit NF2)

How far does the pc get? As you could do it yourself by downloading the new BIOS on a working PC, putting it onto a floppy, boot from floppy, type what it says on their site, wait a while, it will restart. You will need to clear CMOS, and then your done.
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Old 07-05-2005, 03:09 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Who makes the board?


As phoenix makes the BIOS.
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Old 07-05-2005, 03:34 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Sorry bout that. Phoenix is the maker of the board and Award is the bios. Phoenix was bought out by Award.
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Old 07-05-2005, 03:39 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I never knew they made motherboards.

I would try calling them one last time, and make it a bit more direct that they give you the BIOS for free or otherwise, try ebay for a good one.
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Thank you for the help. I will try that.
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