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Re: [vox-tech] mobo bios upgrades
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Re: [vox-tech] mobo bios upgrades

heh.  i may know exactly when the last time you bought new hardware was.
that was the last time i bought hardware too.  for about 2 weeks we had
the fastest AMD x86 systems money could buy.

well, i imagine i can install win98 for a few minutes, but oh, what a
waste to install an OS just to upgrade the BIOS.   sigh.


On Tue 06 Apr 04, 11:42 AM, Foo Lim <@...> said:
> Hmm..  the last time I upgraded my BIOS, I had to download a Windoze 
> executable to put on a bootable floppy along with the BIOS image.  Some 
> mobo manufacturers have an executable that can upgrade while you're in 
> Windoze.  However, both methods require you to have Windoze installed.  
> Mark's method may work.  I haven't had to upgrade my BIOS in a long time 
> (which also means I haven't bought new hardware in a long time  :(  ).
> Foo
> On Tue, 6 Apr 2004, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> > a 64-bit mobo i'm eyeing takes PC2700.  just learned of a bios upgrade
> > that lets the board use PC3200.
> > 
> > since i don't plan on putting MS windows on this machine i'm curious how
> > you upgrade a bios, since i've never done it before.  do upgrades come
> > in the form of...
> > 
> > a. bootable disk (like DOS) in which case linux users can use them?
> > 
> > b. a windows EXE, which case you have to install windows (i'm not sure
> >    i'd use wine for this) to upgrade the bios.
> > 
> > c. both forms have been known to be used.
> > 
> > thx,
> > pete

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