Help with Mobo Bios Update

By eazy_duz_em
Apr 19, 2006
  1. Hi,
    I just Updated my PCChips M848A-rev 2.1 to M848A v.5
    It all went good til the start of the sistem...the sistem halts at "Checking NVRam"
    Can my mobo be repaired? It's Bios Chip cannot be taken off..
  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    what did you update? If you did not complete updating your BIOS, you will need to send the motherboard into the manufactuer for a physical hardware reprogram. BIOS updating is one area where you need to be exact, precise, and patient. It is not an amateur task.

    BIOS is FIRMWARE not hardware.
  3. sleppy

    sleppy TS Rookie

    What is FIRMWARE then?
  4. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    if you do not understand what firmware is, do not attempt to update the BIOS yourself.

    Firmware is any software platform pre-loaded onto hardware and almost always is on a ROM or EPROM.
  5. sleppy

    sleppy TS Rookie


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