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Thread: bios upgrade

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2003


    Hi i wan't to see if there is an upgrade( flash) for my bios, it's a AWARD BIOS version 6 dates back to 2001/on a VIA Motherboard I can't seem to find the web site to see if there is one, Any one know where to look. Thanks to who replies.
    PS-Iv'e looked on VIA web site and it's the same date and version as the one i have.
    P4-1.7 (socket 423 )
    Via motherboard
    400 fsb
    256-DDR 2100 mem
    AC 97 sound
    Award bios
    Maxtor 60 Hdd 7200
    5 cooling fans

  2. #2
    Beefy Guest


    First question: Why do you want to update? If everything is working, then you don't need to.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Ohio, USA


    I agree with Beefy. But are you also sure that it is a VIA mobo and not just a VIA chipset in your rig?

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2003


    This is what SIS says it is Manufacture-VIA Technologies Inc
    System Bios- 10/22/2001 P4x266-8233-6A6CW00BC00(Award)
    Chip set-P4x266/A
    And SIS say's i should update my BIOS because SIS can't read some of the info like how much memory i have. Not that i am really kean on doing an upgrade but i thought i would look it up just in case i needed to do one.Just to answer your question if its a VIA motherboard I wen't on via's web site found my board
    P4x266 VL33-S
    Apollo-P4-266 Thanks for the reply.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    May 2003


    Man, I hate to pass you onto another forum, but you should really check out a placed called These guys are all over mobo's, BIOS and similar feats. If you can't find your answer there, then there probably isn't one to be found.

    Good luck!
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