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Bios Upgrade solved many probs

  1. #1


    david ford Guest

    Bios Upgrade solved many probs

    Just for info

    I am running Dell Dimension XPS (liquid cooled) 710 quad core 3.2. with
    high spec guts, and recently upgraded to vista ultimate.

    Even after installing the latest graphics/sound card drivers etc from the
    relevant manufacturers (which dell alert you to as soon as they are tested)
    I still had numerous blue screens of death. Dell have now released the
    latest bios upgrade for the motherboard, and guess what - no more crashes -
    despite my numerous attempts to induce one. Vista is also remarkably
    faster. Amazing what a wee bios upgrade can do.


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  2. #2


    Dave Cox Guest

    Re: Bios Upgrade solved many probs

    "david ford" <zoomkid_scotland@msn.com> wrote in
    news:OTzSdaDeHHA.284@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl:

    > Just for info
    >
    > I am running Dell Dimension XPS (liquid cooled) 710 quad core 3.2.
    > with high spec guts, and recently upgraded to vista ultimate.
    >
    > Even after installing the latest graphics/sound card drivers etc
    > from the relevant manufacturers (which dell alert you to as soon
    > as they are tested) I still had numerous blue screens of death.
    > Dell have now released the latest bios upgrade for the
    > motherboard, and guess what - no more crashes - despite my
    > numerous attempts to induce one. Vista is also remarkably
    > faster. Amazing what a wee bios upgrade can do.
    >


    So many people don't have a clue about flashing the bios on the
    motherboard, they are always so quick to blame the OS for issues.
    Great post!

    Checking to see if your system motherboard has an update for the bios
    before upgrading to Vista or any OS should be top priority. Check
    your documentation for your MOBO(Mother Board) manufacture/model
    number, go to their web site and do a search for any bios update
    (flash bios). Make sure to follow the procedure exactly as
    instructed. Always backup your system/personal files before any flash
    updates or OS upgrades.

    Be certain you are using the correct flash Bios update for your
    MOBO!!!

    On a personal note: I wouldn't upgrade any system to Vista that is
    older then 1 year just for the simple fact that you might have driver
    issues with older hardware ie: video,sound,network cards etc etc.
    Many companies discontinue support for older models and do not offer
    updated drivers. Make sure to check for Vista compatable drivers for
    all your hardware before attempting to upgrade. Do not just rely on
    the Windows compatablity test. Go to the manufactures web site for
    each piece of hardware in your system and check for the latest
    drivers. Also do yourself a favor and do a clean install of Vista
    when you upgrade, it will take longer to reinstall the software that
    you want.......but it will pay off in the long run.

    Software progress is/has always been faster then hardware
    progress....If we all want to move forward you just got to let the
    old technology slip into the past and can't complain when your old
    hardware wont work with new software you want.

    DOS 5.0 still works great on a 486 but is that where we want to be?

    Hope this helps.

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  3. #3


    Adam Albright Guest

    Re: Bios Upgrade solved many probs

    On Fri, 6 Apr 2007 11:30:14 +0100, "david ford"
    <zoomkid_scotland@msn.com> wrote:

    >Just for info
    >
    >I am running Dell Dimension XPS (liquid cooled) 710 quad core 3.2. with
    >high spec guts, and recently upgraded to vista ultimate.
    >
    >Even after installing the latest graphics/sound card drivers etc from the
    >relevant manufacturers (which dell alert you to as soon as they are tested)
    >I still had numerous blue screens of death. Dell have now released the
    >latest bios upgrade for the motherboard, and guess what - no more crashes -
    >despite my numerous attempts to induce one. Vista is also remarkably
    >faster. Amazing what a wee bios upgrade can do.


    Yep, of course the nay sayers will tell you don't flash BIOS. Glad you
    didn't listen to them.



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  4. #4


    John Inzer Guest

    Re: Bios Upgrade solved many probs

    Adam Albright wrote:
    > On Fri, 6 Apr 2007 11:30:14 +0100, "david ford"
    > <zoomkid_scotland@msn.com> wrote:
    >
    >> Just for info
    >>
    >> I am running Dell Dimension XPS (liquid cooled) 710 quad core 3.2.
    >> with high spec guts, and recently upgraded to vista ultimate.
    >>
    >> Even after installing the latest graphics/sound card drivers etc
    >> from the relevant manufacturers (which dell alert you to as soon as
    >> they are tested) I still had numerous blue screens of death. Dell
    >> have now released the latest bios upgrade for the motherboard, and
    >> guess what - no more crashes - despite my numerous attempts to
    >> induce one. Vista is also remarkably faster. Amazing what a wee
    >> bios upgrade can do.

    >
    > Yep, of course the nay sayers will tell you don't flash BIOS. Glad you
    > didn't listen to them.

    ==============================
    When I first installed Vista...every action
    resulted in some type of error. Flashing
    the BIOS cured everything...now it runs
    error free.

    --
    John Inzer
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    Digital Image MVP

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    Notice
    This is not tech support
    I am a volunteer

    Solutions that work for
    me may not work for you

    Proceed at your own risk



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  5. #5


    XS11E Guest

    Re: Bios Upgrade solved many probs

    "david ford" <zoomkid_scotland@msn.com> wrote:

    > Just for info
    >
    > I am running Dell Dimension XPS (liquid cooled) 710 quad core 3.2.
    > with high spec guts, and recently upgraded to vista ultimate.
    >
    > Even after installing the latest graphics/sound card drivers etc
    > from the relevant manufacturers (which dell alert you to as soon
    > as they are tested) I still had numerous blue screens of death.
    > Dell have now released the latest bios upgrade for the
    > motherboard, and guess what - no more crashes - despite my
    > numerous attempts to induce one. Vista is also remarkably
    > faster. Amazing what a wee bios upgrade can do.


    My experience was the reverse. I have an ASUS K8v SE Deluxe and Vista
    64 failed to install at all, it would boot on the CD, run through the
    loading files sequence and stop cold!

    I tried several things to no avail and then the light went on, I'd
    tried to install Mandriva Linux a year or more ago with the same
    results and I remembered the fix, I flashed the BIOS to the original
    that came with the MB (the original BIOS is located on the CD that came
    with the MB) and all is well.

    Moral of the story: You never know? I strongly recommend upgrading the
    BIOS but I'll even more strongly recommend saving the old BIOS!

      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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