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Old 02-18-10, 18:38
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Default bios upgrade

hello im in need of a bios update i get BSOD some times that results in asking me to update my bios

also alot of other stuff crashes firefox,msn and thunderbrid i emaild the support of the mozlia they said to update my bios then try again..

so if some one could point me in the right direction please for free bios update for my bios thanks in advance



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    CPU Properties:
      CPU Type                                          Intel Pentium 4 550, 3400 MHz (17 x 200)
      CPU Alias                                         Prescott
      CPU Stepping                                      D0
      Instruction Set                                   x86, MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3
      Original Clock                                    3400 MHz
      Min / Max CPU Multiplier                          14x / 17x
      Engineering Sample                                No
      L1 Trace Cache                                    12K Instructions
      L1 Data Cache                                     16 KB
      L2 Cache                                          1 MB  (On-Die, ECC, ATC, Full-Speed)

    Multi CPU:
      Motherboard ID                                    OEM00000 PROD00000000
      CPU #0                                            Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.40GHz, 3400 MHz
      CPU #1                                            Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.40GHz, 3400 MHz

    CPU Physical Info:
      Package Type                                      775 Contact LGA
      Package Size                                      3.75 cm x 3.75 cm
      Transistors                                       125 million
      Process Technology                                7M, 90 nm, CMOS, Cu, Low-K Inter-Layer, High-K Gate, Strained Si
      Die Size                                          112 mm2
      Core Voltage                                      1.425 V
      I/O Voltage                                       1.425 V
      Typical Power                                     84 - 115 W  (depending on clock speed)
      Maximum Power                                     101 - 151 W  (depending on clock speed)

    CPU Manufacturer:
      Company Name                                      Intel Corporation
      Product Information                               http://www.intel.com/products/browse/processor.htm

    CPU Utilization:
      CPU #1 / HTT Unit #1                              0 %
      CPU #1 / HTT Unit #2                              2 %


    Motherboard Properties:
      Motherboard ID                                    10/11/2004-Grantsdale-6A79DFK9C-00
      Motherboard Name                                  Foxconn 915A01-P/915A03-P/915P7AC

    Front Side Bus Properties:
      Bus Type                                          Intel NetBurst
      Bus Width                                         64-bit
      Real Clock                                        200 MHz (QDR)
      Effective Clock                                   800 MHz
      Bandwidth                                         6400 MB/s

    Memory Bus Properties:
      Bus Type                                          Dual DDR SDRAM
      Bus Width                                         128-bit
      Real Clock                                        200 MHz (DDR)
      Effective Clock                                   400 MHz
      Bandwidth                                         6400 MB/s

    Chipset Bus Properties:
      Bus Type                                          Intel Direct Media Interface

    Motherboard Manufacturer:
      Company Name                                      Foxconn Electronics, Inc.
      Product Information                               http://www.foxconnchannel.com/productsOverview_motherboard.cfm?pSocket=&pChipset=
      BIOS Download                                     http://www.foxconnchannel.com/productsDownloadOverview_motherboard.cfm
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Old 02-19-10, 07:42
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Default Re: bios upgrade

i forgot my bios info


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BIOS Properties:
      BIOS Type                                         Award
      Award BIOS Type                                   Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
      Award BIOS Message                                I915 Series 42BF1P13 101104
      System BIOS Date                                  10/11/04
      Video BIOS Date                                   04/09/08

    BIOS Manufacturer:
      Company Name                                      Phoenix Technologies Ltd.
      Product Information                               http://www.phoenix.com/en/products/default.htm
      BIOS Upgrades                                     http://www.esupport.com/biosagent/index.cfm?refererid=40

    Problems & Suggestions:
      Suggestion                                        Are you looking for a BIOS Upgrade?  Contact eSupport Today!
      Suggestion                                        System BIOS is more than 2 years old. Update it if necessary.
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Old 02-19-10, 08:16
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Default Re: bios upgrade

A BIOS update is a very precarious procedure, not for the faint hearted because if it goes wrong, very bad things happen.
This would be a last resort IMO.

BIOS update is also not for those with little knowledge and is something even guys in the know are reluctant to perform.
I just did one because I had no choice.

When you get BSOD what error code do you get?
As for programs, have you tried reinstalling them?

What did you do just before this started happening? (eg:install software/hardware etc)
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Old 02-19-10, 08:30
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Default Re: bios upgrade

this is my last resort as i have reinstalled about 4 days ago and get alot of errors i have reinstalled 4 times all together
phoned microsoft all they said to do is to reinstall

ive done all windows updates

random applications crashing on me
msn, firefox, thunderbird with no error

also the system errors are the following

[codeError code 1000008e, parameter1 c0000005, parameter2 bf80fae0, parameter3 a624c6d4, parameter4 00000000.


Error code 10000050, parameter1 bad0b158, parameter2 00000000, parameter3 8056fa81, parameter4 00000002.

Error code 1000008e, parameter1 c0000005, parameter2 bf022e88, parameter3 aaf91f54, parameter4 00000000.

Error code 1000008e, parameter1 c0000005, parameter2 acfbc4a4, parameter3 aaaf996c, parameter4 00000000.

[/code]


bsod errors from event system is

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The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck.  The bugcheck was: 0x1000008e (0xc0000005, 0xbf80173d, 0xa96fea30, 0x00000000). A dump was saved in: C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\Mini021910-02.dmp.

The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck.  The bugcheck was: 0x1000008e (0xc0000005, 0xbf80fae0, 0xa624c6d4, 0x00000000). A dump was saved in: C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\Mini021910-01.dmp.
there are few more too.
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