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Gigabyte motherboard model GA-7VM400M F4 I need a new Bios.

By hey_koolaidman
Oct 6, 2006
  1. I have a gigabyte motherboard model GA-7VM400M F4 I need a new Bios. Techspot has it on there website but I can't download it. im unable to find anywhere else can anyone help please?
     
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    You should be able to find a bios update HERE.

    Unless you have a specific reason for updating your bios, I don`t recommend it.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
     
  3. hey_koolaidman

    hey_koolaidman TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Well i'm having issues with running a new CD burner and dvd combo. Plus this game is saying my chip set is out of date. So i'm trying to get that updated
     
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Ah I see.

    In that case go ahead, just be sure to follow the instructions exactly.

    Good luck.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  5. hey_koolaidman

    hey_koolaidman TS Rookie Topic Starter

    is there away to just update the chipset drivers? I looked on gigabytes website and can't get a bios driver so I came here
     
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Yes, go to the link I gave you and download and install the latest drivers for your mobo(if there are any updated drivers).

    Regards Howard :)
     
  7. hey_koolaidman

    hey_koolaidman TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I know the chipset I have and whats mobo? Sorry i'm not used to dealing with the bios I tend to stay from things I can break lol
     
  8. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Mobo=Motherboard.

    The link I gave you is to your mobo manufacturers website.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  9. hey_koolaidman

    hey_koolaidman TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Still can't find the bios driver on their site. Its not available anymore I think. BUT techspot says they have it in their downloads but when I try to download I get a web page not found thing. its saying I need GA-7VM400M FB and what I have is GA-7VM400M F4
     
  10. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Take a look HERE.

    There are several; different versions of your mobo. You need to find out exactly what version you have.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  11. hey_koolaidman

    hey_koolaidman TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I know what version I have its a GA-7VM400M F4
     
     
  12. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    No, you have the GA-7VM400MF, the 4 refers to the current bios version you currently have.

    See HERE.

    Regards Howard :)

    Edit: there are two versions of your mobo GA-7VM400MF and GA-7VM400MF-P See HERE. Make sure you know which one you have.
     
  13. hey_koolaidman

    hey_koolaidman TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ahh ok so do I get the latest version of it? which would be F9 And how do you know I have that board?
     
  14. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Yes mate.

    Like I said just make sure you choose the right model of your mobo(see my edit above), then follow the instructions exactly. The link above is for your bios.

    You can also get all the latest drivers from the same site.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  15. hey_koolaidman

    hey_koolaidman TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ok how do I find out what version of board I have. now when I look at everything there is no P after the name I have
     
  16. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Open your case and look at the mobo itself. The model number should be printed on the board, probably near or inbetween the pci slots.

    Another way is to download either the free Everest or SIW programmes from HERE and HERE. These programmes will give you lots of info about your system, including your mobo model.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  17. hey_koolaidman

    hey_koolaidman TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ok this is what its saying

    Property Value Model GA-7VM400M

    Property Value Version 1.x
     
  18. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    That doesn`t tell us very much does it? Is that what`s printed on the mobo?

    If so try the programmes I linked to.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  19. hey_koolaidman

    hey_koolaidman TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I used the programs you sent me i'm sorry for being so dumb when it comes to this. thats what it said GA-7vm400m with the software and on the mobo
     
  20. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    All I can suggest is you compare the specifications of each of these two mobo`s HERE and see which one corresponds to yours.

    It may be they both use the same bios. But that`s just a guess.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  21. hey_koolaidman

    hey_koolaidman TS Rookie Topic Starter

  22. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    If you read the release notes for the updated bios files it tells you what has been fixed in the new bios.

    Like I said, I don`t recommend you to update the bios unless it`s absolutely necessary.

    Regards Howard :)
     
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