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Please help me update the BIOS to newer version

By habs2habs
Feb 14, 2010
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  1. Hi everyone

    please i need your help.

    please be with me,a little complicated problem.

    I bought this desktop from packard bell,

    This is the specification of my pc:

    -intel Q6600 quad core
    -p5n e SLI (BV from packard bell)
    -one hard disk (windows vista home premium)
    -another hard disk (window7 home premium)
    -sapphire vapor-x HD 5770 1 GB(graphic card)
    -Direct X 11)
    -All the chipset is up to date,except the BIOS

    The version of the Bios i have is:1001

    But the latest version:1006

    I had small problem with the sapphire graphic card,the sapphire technical support,asked me to update the BIOS to the latest version,and update the (chipset,and the graphic card software to the latest version).catalyst 10.1

    As i said,everything is up to date,except the BIOS.

    But i am so afraid to update the bios.

    In packard bell website,they asked to create a CD,to be able to update the bios.

    i am mainly using the windows 7,

    in packard bell website,the latest version of the (BIOS 1006),is in vista,NOT in windows7.

    I will restart my pc,with window vista,update the Bios to version 1006,than (hopefully) if everything is fine.

    restart my pc with windows7.

    As i said i am really afraid to update the bios.

    If i want to take my pc to pc specialist,it will cost me a fortune.

    Kindly,can you please advise me if is it worth to update the BIOS.

    The desktop is running normally,with the old version:1001

    I hope to hear from you very soon

    My kindest regards
    habs2habs
  2. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,288   +7

    What problem do you have with your graphics card?

    Unless absolutely necessary, it isn't generally recommended to update the BIOS.
  3. habs2habs

    habs2habs TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thank you Ritwik7

    thank you so much for your quick reply.

    The problem,when i try to play far cry2,if i press forward,i move than stop than move than stop,on and on.

    with my previous graphic card(nvidia 640 mb 8800 gts) i never got this problem.

    i even bought new psu for this card.

    my old psu was only 400 watts(FSP, psu)


    the new psu(antec earthwatts 750 watts)

    i really don't want to upgrade the BIOS ,my pc working normally.

    but the technical support from sapphire,recommend me to do that.

    please what do you think>

    i hope to hear from you very soon

    My kindest regards
    habib
  4. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,288   +7

    Does the problem only occur in Far Cry 2?

    Also ensure that the 6 pin PCI-E connector is plugged in to your card. I hope that you uninstalled your previous graphics drivers before installing the latest ones.
  5. tweakboy

    tweakboy TS Maniac Posts: 518

    The problem is when you change vendors from ATI to nvidia or from nvidia to ATI , You must also clean format your disk.

    It is perfectly normal for say someone to upgrade a 8800 GT to a ATI 5870 and it performs like their old card.

    This is the major thing when you change vendors. It happens to a lot of people and a clean format OS install will fix it and your new ATI will fly fast.....
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