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How Do I Update My BIOS?

By mike066604
May 23, 2007
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  1. hey guys, if someone can please help me update my BIOS because i dont know how to do it. i installed everest, and it says that my system BIOS and Video BIOS are both over 2 years old, and it may be the reason why my video card has been acting flaky as of late.

    this is what i have. i went to the website for the motherboard but im not sure what BIOS to download, or how to update my Video BIOS.

    motherboard - Asus K8N-E Deluxe 64-bit 1 socket 754
    motherboard chipset - nForce3-250gb

    if someone can walk me through how to do it i would really appreciate it. thanks.
  2. MMDominator88

    MMDominator88 TS Rookie Posts: 152

    Your going to have to go to the manufacturer's website to find and download drivers for your MB
  3. MMDominator88

    MMDominator88 TS Rookie Posts: 152

  4. mike066604

    mike066604 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 26

    what i need to know is once i download the write file, how do i updated the BIOS because the file just goes into this search mode looking for something for it to open with. what do i do?
  5. MMDominator88

    MMDominator88 TS Rookie Posts: 152

    can you tell me what type of file it is looking for (file extension)
  6. MMDominator88

    MMDominator88 TS Rookie Posts: 152

    is it the ".007" file extension
  7. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,423   +7

    oops,I was posting about motherboards bios.
    Video is another thing but nothing to do with a motherboard bios update,
    just a video driver update.
  8. MMDominator88

    MMDominator88 TS Rookie Posts: 152

    when it asks you whether you want to pick a program from a list or from the web, pick from the list....MAKE SURE TO UNCHECK the box that says "always use this program" and click on the "browse" button. It will bring up a windows explorer window that will allow you to look for a folder containing the correct program. I would advise to look for a folder that contains "ASUS" or the name of your mobo. and look for a program for opening the ".007" files

    this is about all the help I can give due to my not having an ASUS mobo and never dealing with opening that extension before
  9. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,423   +7

    See my edited post.
  10. mike066604

    mike066604 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 26

    okay so i went to the program ASUS update and put the file in and was not able to update the system file bios. but it still says that my video bios is still outdated. how do i update that now?
  11. mike066604

    mike066604 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 26

    so the video bios is just the updated video driver? i have a ATI Radeon 9800 pro 128 mb. so how should i go about updating this driver? im guessing from the website.
     
  12. mike066604

    mike066604 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 26

    so i went to the ATI website and downloaded the display driver from my video card, and also downloaded a AMD athlon 64 processor update. it still says that my video BIOS under the motherboard tab is still outdated? what exactly do i have to download to update the video bios?
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