Articles :: How to Flash a BIOS Without Giving Yourself a Headache :: Motherboards.org

Doc Overclock · 12-12-2000 · Category: Guides

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Find your manufacturer's Web site, and go to the drivers section of the site. This is found most commonly under the support section, but can also be found on the motherboard information page. Motherboard HomeWorld will also have BIOS updates available for download. We are currently finishing up our database to better serve you with this feature. Some sites, such as MSI, have an auto-update program that does this for you. If your site doesn't offer this, you will have to do it manually. Locate your motherboard and download the Phoenix BIOS 4.0 or the AWARD FLASH EXE program from the site. It is usually in the same place as the BIOS upgrade bin file, and can be found with a little searching of the site. Then you need to find the most current BIOS for your make of motherboard and download it. This is most likely to be a zipped up bin file that needs to be unzipped before you can use it. Once again, make very sure you are getting the BIOS update bin file for your exact motherboard. Download these two files to your system and you are ready for the next step.



The decision to upgrade your BIOS is yours. By following the procedures outlined in this article you agree that Motherboard HomeWorld is in no way liable or responsible for any resulting loss of system functionality. If your system is working without problems or conflicts, then it is not recommended that you flash your BIOS.

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  1. Introduction
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  7. Conclusion