Flashing BIOS

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by leonlai, Jul 18, 2002.

  1. leonlai

    leonlai Guest

    ive heard of people flashing bios and stuff but i have no clue what it means like how u do it and what the purpose of flashing it is.. can someone fill me in please?
     
  2. NetRyder

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    Flashing the BIOS is updating it.

    When you flash the BIOS, you usually get support for new technologies, improved performance (sometimes) and certain bugs fixes.

    You can get an update for your BIOS from the mobo manufacturer's website. But be very careful. If you do anything wrong while flashing the BIOS or if there is a power failure while its being flashed, you're basically screwed ;)
    You would just have to go ahead and buy a new BIOS chip.

    Not trying to scare you ... just a warning. A BIOS flash is usually successful ... I've done it a couple of times. Make sure you read the instructions very carefully ... that's all.

    Good luck! :)
     
  3. Sprung

    Sprung Guest

    I was flashing my BIOS the other day...

    The neighbors saw me and called the cops!:p
     
  4. leonlai

    leonlai Guest

    cool thanks
     
  5. NetRyder

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    LOL :D