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I purchased a 200mx pro processor upgrade for a p-120. I installed it and ran some benchmarks and they all seem to indicate that the I have a p-200, but there is no difference
in system performance. And even more is the fact that I have to boot my system 2x to get to win95. All of my games and win95 run exactly the same as prior to the upgrade. I've triple checked my jumper settings. I have an award plug&play bios 1.0. The bios thinks I have a 486@66mhz and win95 can't seem to identify my system speed either. Do you think it could be my bios? I dl a bios upgrade, but I don't know how to use it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Sam
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How to do a BIOS upgrade:

1. Find out the brand, type and BIOS version of your Mainboard.
 (Should be printed on the board itself)
2. Go to the site of the manufacturer on the internet (if you don't know it, just type in the brand and model in a search engine and browse around from there)
3. Locate the latest BIOS for your board. As you already had a Pentium, you most likely have a flashable BIOS (so-called EEPROM). Check the MB manual to make sure. If it is not possible, you will have to order a new BIOS-chip. Download the BIOS, and follow the instructions on the site. Most manufacturers provide the FLASH-program (i.e. program that can write data in the BIOS-chip) in the same zipfile as the BIOS. If not, you have to download that aswell.
4. unzip the file to a bootable diskette.
5. Reboot, and start the flash program as stated in the README that came in the zipfile or on the site.
6. In the program, you will have an option to "SAVE CURRENT BIOS TO DISK" Do so, and name it something like OLD.AWD
7. Make sure you know the filename of the new BIOSfile, it will be something like a number with the extension AWD (for AWARD, the BIOSdesigner). Under the option "WRITE NEW BIOS" (or something like that), you will have to enter this name. Let the program write, and exit when successfull. Back in DOS, eject the diskette and REBOOT.
Now the computer should restart properly.

Check Wim's BIOS Page (www.ping.be/bios) for all the info you could ever wish for (even how to fix a bad-flashed BIOS)

Kind Regards,

Simon
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