Upgrading, Step By Step

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Upgrading, Step By Step

Postby evasive » Sat Jan 25, 2003 4:10 pm

Gigabyte has prepared a BIOS upgrading tutorial:
http://www.gigabyte.com/webpage/20/HowT ... hBIOS.html

Quite complete. Note: replace any Gigabyte entry with your manufacturer's.

Also: SOYO offers a great (and simpler, text-based) explanation of:
a) How to flash your BIOS.
b) How to determine if you need a 1Mbit (128KB) or 2Mbit (256KB) BIOS.

http://www.soyousa.com/kb/kbdesc.php?id=35

edit: updated gigabyte link
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Postby CDBurner » Mon Apr 21, 2003 12:27 am

Very nice! The page seems to have moved to http://tw.giga-byte.com/english-web/support/procedure1.htm.
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Postby Ripshod » Tue Sep 09, 2003 3:37 pm

Neither link works for me, always end on the home page. 8O
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Postby evasive » Tue Sep 09, 2003 4:55 pm

The soyo link still works, updated the gigabyte one.
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Postby and235100 » Fri Sep 19, 2003 10:50 am

Thanx for this site, I have been looking for flash bios upgrades for ages, but haven't been able to steel myself into applying them, in fear of messing my computers up.

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Postby Ban » Thu Jul 08, 2004 6:03 am

The procedure from the Soyo website above worked for me. Some of the instructions that I read warned me not to flash from a floppy disk and that made me really nervous because (with XP) after booting from the floppy, I couldn't access my harddrive. I followed the directions and flashed it from the floppy as directed by Soyo and it worked :D.

There are two files that you need, one is an ***.exe file and the other is a ***.bin or a filename with 3 numbers as the extension.

I Flashed an MSI MS6378X-L motherboard BIOS by downloading a zip file from MSI's website and unzipping it onto a formatted, bootable floppy. The files that were unzipped were awfl823.exe, w6378.350, and two text/readme files. I rebooted using the floppy and typed the following at the A:\ prompt:

awfl823 w6378.350 /f

then followed the directions to complete the flashing process.

I remember the utility asking me if I wanted to save the old BIOS and saying yes, I named it "oldbios" but didn't know if I was supposed to give it an extension. I didn't think it would matter because my BIOS version and video card were incompatible anyway so I was going to replace the board if upgrading the BIOS didn't work.

Here's some more info on it below, I recommend reading as much about it as you can about it so that you are comfortable with the procedure.

http://www.cybertechhelp.com/html/tutor ... .php/id/65

This is only my second time flashing a BIOS so if you see something else that makes more sense for your system, use it.

Hopes this helps and GL.
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Postby dapnac3 » Tue Sep 14, 2004 10:46 am

Thanx for this site, I have been looking for flash bios upgrades for ages, but haven't been able to steel myself into applying them, in fear of messing my computers up.


That's been my line for so long I've gotten rather tired of it; so, as soon as I move - two weeks from now - my very first project is to flash both of my machines. Asus a7n8x deluxe ver.2 and a ECS that's even newer. Thanks for giving me the courage.

BTY the gigabyte page is still up. I just visited it today.
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Postby evasive » Sun Sep 16, 2012 3:32 am

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