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Thread: How To: UPDATE BIOS

  1. #1
    Raw Wave EsKALad's Avatar
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    Jan 2005
    Chicago, IL


    ok guys i really need to update my bios on my m9000 board and i have no clue how. i downloaded the new bios from the via website. its a bin file. i have no clue how to update. can you guys help me out? maybe even make a sticky of it with a step by step how to?
    i got dat ***** sittin on 22s! SUPERMAN EDITION!

  2. #2
    Constant Bitrate
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    Nov 2005
    Warning: Screwing up a BIOS update can put your board in a non-functional irrecoverable state.

    First identify the BIOS manufacturer. A quick google shows the VIA M9000 mainboard has an AWARD flash.

    Then locate the BIOS update program released by the BIOS manufacturer - in this case google around for "AwardFlash".

    Download the correct BIOS (usually *.BIN) for the board. Be very sure you have the right model and check the README that it can be used on your board revision.

    Follow the instructions that should come packaged with the BIOS update program.

    As a sidenote, there are utilities out there that would allow you to modify the BIOS file, providing access to undocumented features and offering new ways to mess up your mainboard.

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    Neither darque nor pervert DarquePervert's Avatar
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    Apr 2004
    One thing you left out...
    You're also going to have to make a bootable floppy or CD that contains the update program as well as the .BIN file, boot to that, run the flash tool and specify the appropriate .BIN file.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?

    Under normal circumstances, a signature would go here.

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