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I have Gateway G6-350 bought July 1998. Where can I get a BIOS update. ( Don't laugh!).
I have looked.
It has a MP440BX Intel motherboard, Phoenix BIOS 4.0 release 6,  4M4PB0X1.15A.0013.PO7.
I don't really know what these numbers mean !
Thanks.
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by:waffleironhead
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a little more info would be of some help here

do you have the original case? on the back would be a model and serial number for the system

another way would be to look directly at the motherboard for a model number...my guess is that it will start with
400 and continue for a total of 7 digits
like 4000061

if everything i have seen so far is correct, this is the latest bios update for you motherboard, though you need to confirm that yourself by downloading the file and reading the readme, in it they have a checklist to make sure this is the correct one.


http://www.support.gateway.com/support/drivers/getFile.asp?id=14928&uid=63751837

hth
waffle
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by:giardap
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Thanks for the response.
Both Lot and Serial Number from the back are 930736, as is the barcode.
It is a G6-350 manufactured in Ireland 20/7/1998.
The other info posted above is from POST and a run through with Belarc Advisor.


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waffleironhead earned 750 total points
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after running a double check, i can only say that the link above is to the bios update that you need, given that everyhting i see is correct the bios post line you gave 4M4PB0X1.15A.0013.PO7 refers to the mp440bx motherboard that you have...

your best bet would be to download the above file and run through their readme and verify that everything checks out

1.  Turn on the computer, and repeatedly press the F1 key to enter the BIOS Setup Utility.

2.  After the BIOS Setup Utility opens, look at the bottom of the screen for the current BIOS version.  The version needs to read 4M4PB0X1.xxx.xxxx.Pxx (where Pxx is the current revision number).

3.  If BIOS 4M4PB0X1.xxx.xxxx.Pxx is displayed, you have the correct BIOS update.  Press F10 to exit the BIOS Setup Utility, and then press ENTER.

as this goes along with the bios string that you posted above, then this is what you need.

hth
waffle
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by:giardap
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Thanks for the information.

Just to complete this question I have been advised that the correct link to the BIOS update for me is

ftp://ftp.gw2k.co.uk/bios/desktop/Tabor/

This is for UK and Ireland where I am.

The link
http://www.support.gateway.com/support/drivers/getFile.asp?id=14928&uid=63751837

relates to US I think. So it may not be exactly right for non-US Gateway machines.

Thanks again
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