WHY UPDATE YOUR BIOS?
Many times the bios shipped with the motherboard was shipped
"before its time". The vendor provides updates from their website that fixes
some of these problems. The supplier also updates the bios to support larger hard drives
and newer processors and larger memory chips. You may need a bios update to
support larger memories, new CPU's, or larger hard drives.
To take advantage of these improvements you need to download
the proper bios file and bios flash utility.
If you have a Phoenix, IBM or non AWARD or AMI
bios be sure to backup your bios using UNIFLASH (see our FAQs page). If the
flash fails your board will be dead and makers such as HP, IBM, Dell and
Gateway will not sell you a replacement chip. They will only sell you an
entire motherboard for more than the cost of a new computer! With a backup
file we can help you recover with just a chip. It is possible we may also be
able to locate an AMI or AWARD bios that will work in your board, but in most
cases they use boards that have parts missing and do not work with a standard
bios from the motherboard maker.