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 12/07/2004 06:48 PM
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PowerPlant05
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I want to update my bios since its still the same version that came stock. I cant tell what Rev my board is wether its 1 or 2. I ran PCMark04 and clicked on the details tab, under motherboard it showed it as a revision 3? How can I determine which one I really have and how to get it updated. Thanks

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Did Gigabyte give you any programs to flash your BIOS? If not, do you know how to make a MS-DOS Boot Disk?

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 12/08/2004 08:41 AM
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QUOTE (PowerPlant05 @ Dec 8 2004, 09:48 AM) I want to update my bios since its still the same version that came stock. I cant tell what Rev my board is wether its 1 or 2. I ran PCMark04 and clicked on the details tab, under motherboard it showed it as a revision 3? How can I determine which one I really have and how to get it updated. Thanks
The rev. 1 version of the Gigabyte GA-7N400 Pro2 has a fan on the NorthBridge, the rev. 2 has just a heatsink.

To update your BIOS, use the online updating utility called "@BIOS". This is located on your N Force 2 driver CD, included with your motherboard.

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 12/08/2004 11:46 AM
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I wouldnt use the Windoze based Bios update tool cuz if windows locks your in trouble although the board does have dual Bios. I would download the Bios onto a floppy then go tinto the bios at startup and there is an update utility within the Bios that works very well.

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 12/08/2004 04:02 PM
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QUOTE I wouldnt use the Windoze based Bios update tool cuz if windows locks your in trouble although the board does have dual Bios. I would download the Bios onto a floppy then go tinto the bios at startup and there is an update utility within the Bios that works very well.

Agreed. To make an MS-DOS bootable floppy...

-Insert a floppy disk
-Right click your floppy drive and click format
-Check the box "create MS-DOS startup disk" (something like that)
-After formatting, extract the BIOS files to the floppy disk.
-Leave the floppy in, and restart the computer.

The flash utility should display and just follow the instructions.

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