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32 /64 MB cooljudson

I'll accept any answer,thanks for trying to help me out
P.S. How much risc is involved in flashing the bios ?
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There isn't much risk involved except if you accidentally rebooted the machine during the operation which last for about a minute.  You shouldn't have to flash your bios unless you need a new feature that's not currently supported.
You will also need to ensure that you are using the correct flash upgrade program for your revision of bios chip.  If you use the wrong upgrade it can cause some major problems.
If your using the correct bios upgrade from the manufacturer there is little risk.
Bios upgrades have you make a copy of your present bios to dtsk before you start to upgrade
Sorgie is right. If you get the wrong rom for your bios, or there's a power failure, or something that interrupts the flashing process, you'll most likely have to send your computer in to the manufacturer to have them flash it with a machine, or put a new bios chip in it. I've done several bios flashes, and have had no problems. They almost always work from a boot disk that is created by the flash package, and all you have to do is boot it with that disk, wait, and then restart your computer once it's finished.
I have mixed feelings about flashing BIOSes.  The temptation is to upgrade your BIOS to add newer features, but for the cost of the upgrade, you probably could've put less than $70 with the cost and had a new motherboard which doesn't need an upgrade.  Also, some of your devices may not work with your newly updated BIOS because of "generation-related" incompatibilities.  Many people will tell you that these simply don't exist, but I've seen it more than a dozen times in the last few years.  One manufacturer wants you to purchase only their products so they don't work 100% with other products from other manufacturers and so on...

I just really wouldn't update your BIOS if at all possible!  Besides these comments, the other guys bring up very valid points about this being a very risky "surgery" for your PC.  One which can prove very costly, if you have to replace your motherboard after your BIOS upgrade purchase.
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