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Updating BIOS

Hi experts,
 I have a PIII compaq PC. It is supporting only memory up to 128MB.I came to know that if i update the BIOS it will take more memory. But i dont know how shall i do that
can anyone suggest
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Rajesh
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sirbountyCommented:
Go to HPs web site: http://welcome.hp.com/country/us/en/support.html
Type in the model of your computer.  
That brings you to a list of choices - choose BIOS and pick the appropriate version.
Down below that, it'll have instructions on how to install it.
Good luck!
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sirbountyCommented:
BTW - Compaq is now HP (compaq.com will redirect you to hp.com)
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LRI41Commented:
Can someone explain or give me an address to learn hoe to flash BIOS


The first admonition is Don't try it unless you actually have to.
The second  BE CAREFULL!!!!

[Lockergnome Windows Digest] Progressive Drums and the Minesweeper  
Date: 3/30/2002 12:15:32 PM Pacific Daylight Time
From: subscriptions@lockergnome.com

BIOS Central

http://www.bioscentral.com/


"Welcome to BIOS Central. My goal here is to provide the most
comprehensive PC BIOS information on the Internet. It's going to
take a lot of work and time to do it all. As I am the only one
working on this site, updates are slow to come. Please understand
that I work on this site as a hobby. I am not paid, nor do I
receive any income from it. If there is something that you would
like to see added or have suggestions on the site, please e-mail
me. The original purpose of this site was to document PC BIOS Post
Codes because the manufacturers of these BIOS haven't provided
adequate documentation. However, I have decided to expand this
site to include more details about the BIOS and how it works in a
PC. Also, I'm attempting to branch out some and include other
information as well. Operating systems and hardware."


[langalist] LangaList Standard Edition 2003-05-15  
Date: 5/14/2003 9:31:45 PM Pacific Daylight Time

Huge Library Of Drivers/BIOS Updates/Etc.

     Hi Fred, This French site (English translation available
     onsite) has a huge base of BIOS files, drivers, firmware,
     utilities, service packs etc. Always good to have in your
     favorites list for a rainy day.

   http://www.station-drivers.com



     ---Eran

Thanks, Eran! the site is quite comprehensive and very active: On just
the day I visited, 24 new files (video card drivers, CD drivers, etc.)
and BIOS "flash" updates were posted. This wasn't an aberration---
nineteen had been posted the day before. Nice!

***********************************************

A Better BIOS

Smart Computing Magazine Article


Upgrade Your BIOS For Better PC Performance

http://www.smartcomputing.com/editorial/article.asp?article=articles%2F2003%2Fs1403%2F22s03%2F22s03%2Easp&guid=6id4g400&searchtype=0&WordList=flashing+a+bios






How do I save and restore my BIOS settings.


BIOS1310.zip is available as freeware at:

 http://www.simtel.net/pub/pd/13599.html


 and it works at a MS-DOS level. Check it out.


BIOS v1.31.0

   http://www.simtel.net/pub/pd/13599.html



BIOS v1.31.0 - What it does:
- Save and restore the BIOS settings
- Delete the BIOS settings
- Display information about the BIOS, BIOS Extensions and BIOS
beepcodes
- Find BIOS passwords for Award and Ami BIOS
- Find BIOS universal passwords for Award BIOS
- Dump the whole BIOS segment to disk
- Switch the 1st and 2nd level caches on/off
- Turn off the PC (requires APM 1.2+)

Special requirements: None.

bios1310.zip has replaced bios1293.zip.

Freeware. Uploaded by the author.

Matthias Bockelkamp

mbockelkamp@hotmail.com

http://www.geocities.com/mbockelkamp/




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