Is it possible to program a new bios chip with the latest update, insert it then boot up my PC?Cheers
Well.. yes, it's commonly called 'flashing' (updating) the BIOS. It's a little more complicated than that, though.
First, check your motherboard manufacturer's website for the proper BIOS flash and the utilities, and what features it will add. If you don't need or want the features, it's better to wait for one that does.
Here's a site with lots of BIOS and mobo info.
Thanks Socalgal, i will go and buy a new bios chip and flash it via a hot swap and hopefully it will work. Cheers.
Wait.. why do you need to buy a new BIOS chip? Did you have a bad flash?
To simply upgrade the BIOS features - to flash it - you do not need to buy a new chip. The flash itself upgrades the firmware.
Whcih mainboard and BIOS version do you have? Which OS are you running?
You should follow the directions for flashing on your mobo manufacturer's website
Thanks Socalgal for the hints. I started out with a flash going wrong, no back up bios file and flash going horribly wrong. I reflashed a number of times but the bios just would not work. I understand that the chip is unusable and i have to get a new one. I have flashed a number of times before but this time things turned to mud - if you get my drift! Have done all the things you suggested a number of times but to no avail so here i am. I have an FIC PT 2011 mainboard, AMI v1.1? & operating WIN 95 b. Cheers.
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