Solved Updating the BIOS

mitchell

Ngai Tahu/Tau Iwi
Vista Guru
Hi i have just bought a new laptop as i fried the MoBo in my last one which i bought in the early days of Vista, not realising what system requirements were for Vista i landed up with a very under resourced in the hardware dept. laptop and i am shure my constant tinkering with the hardware caused the death of it. Which brings me to my query (now that i am overly paranoid about tinkering with hardware) i have been researching and have found there is very mixed opinion on applying Bios updates and was wondering what people here thoughts are? I have two pending Bios updates 1st addresses better support for SP2 and the 2nd improves system performance & LCD panel brightness.
and if i apply these updates do i need to do both updates or just apply the current one, any opinions would be greatfully received. :confused:
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Hewlett Packard, compaq presario CQ60-305AU
    CPU
    AMD Athlon QI-46 2.1 Ghz
    Motherboard
    Wistron 303C
    Memory
    2048 Mb DDR2 SD Ram
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVidea GE Go Force 8200M G / 256Mb dedicated grapics memory
    Sound Card
    MCP78S NVidea High definition
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6" High Definition Brightview Widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    1336x768
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba MK2555GSX ATA
    Mouse
    Synaptics PS2/Touchpad

bobtran

Power User
Re: Updateing the BIOS

Bios updates are mutually exclusive (ie, you can only have one installed). I believe that most bios updates are cumulative so if you choose the newest one you should get both of these issues addressed.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Systemax N2000
    CPU
    Q6600 (G0 stepping)
    Motherboard
    XFX nForce 680i LT
    Memory
    4 X 2gb OCZ SLI-Ready PC-6400
    Graphics Card(s)
    Dual XFX GeForce 9800GT 512MB in SLI mode (Stock)
    Sound Card
    Integrated High Def audio 192 kHz/32-bit eight channel
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1 24" Septre widescreen, 2 17" Optiquest Q171b's
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x1200 Sceptre / 1280X1024 Optiquest's
    Hard Drives
    250GB 7200 RPM SATA II
    PSU
    Cooler Master Real Power Pro 1250W
    Case
    n2000
    Cooling
    Thermaltake bigwater 760is - Liquid cooling
    Mouse
    Microsoft wireless laser Mouse 6000
    Keyboard
    MicroSoft wireless 6000 v2.0 keyboard
    Internet Speed
    Wild blue -darn it 1.5mb down and 200k up 17gb p/month FAP
    Other Info
    Windows home server x86(1.5 Tb on 5 drives), Ubuntu 9.0.4 x86, vista x86 sp1, XP pro sp3 x86. SQLserver 2005, MySQL DB 5.0.

mitchell

Ngai Tahu/Tau Iwi
Vista Guru
Re: Updateing the BIOS

Thank you Bobtran, it is assuring to have that confirmed as any other machine i have had has never had any more than one Bios update issued in the time i have had it. Thanks again
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Hewlett Packard, compaq presario CQ60-305AU
    CPU
    AMD Athlon QI-46 2.1 Ghz
    Motherboard
    Wistron 303C
    Memory
    2048 Mb DDR2 SD Ram
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVidea GE Go Force 8200M G / 256Mb dedicated grapics memory
    Sound Card
    MCP78S NVidea High definition
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6" High Definition Brightview Widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    1336x768
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba MK2555GSX ATA
    Mouse
    Synaptics PS2/Touchpad
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