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Unless you are trying to improve some functions or solve some problems, you do not need to update your BIOS. If it's not broken, don't fix it. - Go to Top
Take the cover of the computer and look inside. Peel the sticker of the BIOS chip (28 or 32-pin DIP IC with the BIOS brand sticker on it). (source: c't 2/97/110) Anything without a Window that doesn't have a 28 or 29 as the preceding numbers of the part #, is most likely a standard ROM.
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Check JP4 (see system board diagram); it's next to the BIOS. JP4 is the BIOS flash jumper. Make sure it's OPEN. If JP4 is closed, then the BIOS flash feature is LOCKED.
Flashroms are designed to be flashed so flashing/reprogramming your Xbox's flashrom is done in the manufacturing process by Microsoft and we reprogram it when modding.
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Yes, in a majority of cases it is possible to flash a BIOS from one of the top-end cards. You only need to ensure stable work at the appropriate frequencies (400/850, 450/850 and 475/940MHz). There's nothing miraculous about that, only the card is identified according to the BIOS information. Some users report a change in the card's overclockability, usually a favorable one.
OS Support - It's possible that Windows 95 isn't configured 100% correctly on a computer with an outdated BIOS. To let Windows 95 fully support Plug 'n Play you also need a PnP-BIOS. This is a very important reason to update your BIOS. Large HDD support - All harddisks that are sold today are more then 528 megabyte. To support these harddisks the BIOS must have LBA (Logical Block Addressing) support.
Award and AMI give m/b manufacturers a BIOS customized for each specific board and the chipset(s) controlling that board. Then the manufacturer, using tools from Award/AMI, makes final modifications to the BIOS before shipping the system or board. In other words, the manufacturer knows more about that system than they do and is better able to provide a Flash BIOS upgrade. Note: http://www.award.com.tw/download contains hundreds of Flash BIOS images, specific to each motherboard manufacturer.
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When flashing a BIOS remotely, IT Assistant sends UDP packets to initiate the flash. Make sure that you network allows UDP packets to be routed to the managed node. All the data that IT Assistant displays in the system list is stored in the data repository. The data repository is refreshed during each discovery cycle. If you perform a BIOS update, IT Assistant reports that change after the next discovery cycle.
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The computer was flashed incorrectly. You may have flashed the BIOS with the hard drive in the system. If you have a 700 Series system, remove the hard drive and flash the system using the floppy drive. Take the main battery out and let the system run. The smaller CMOS battery which powers the CMOS chip which holds the setup information (like hard drive type, time and date) will charge on its own. Charge the CMOS battery for 48 hours. First check the obvious possible causes.