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#1 Ben_26

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Posted 23 February 2015 - 09:18 AM

Been having some issues with the Bios only recognising 1GB of Ram from 2x1GB Spoke with Crucial who sold me them and they confirm they are Low density Rams.

 

I have found that my Motherboard has been phased out ,Its 2006 ,MotherBoard P4M800P7MB-RS2H

Pheonix Technologies : Been on there website esupport but am sent to Third Party Bios website to pay for an

 

update,but when i looked on a download site it put me off usuing them from their terrible reviews.

 

Would anyone be able to tell me if i can download these FREE bios updates in the link below

 

when i first started to download them i saw  the Security Notice The Publisher could not be Verified,

 

Just wondered if anyone else has used these  Free Bios updates before?

 

 

http://www.foxconnchannel.com/ProductDetail.aspx?T=Motherboard&U=en-us0000191

 

Thanks for any help Ben


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Posted 23 February 2015 - 09:56 AM

You should not be downloading BIOS's from Phoenix even though it's written by them. You need to download the BIOS from the link you provided, Foxconn's support site. I do not know if they have to be flashed in order of version because I see there are different sizes between versions both larger and smaller. What is the BIOS version on your MB? You should see it at either initial boot or in the BIOS settings. Keep in mind that a bad flash can brick the MB.



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Posted 23 February 2015 - 02:01 PM

You should not be downloading BIOS's from Phoenix even though it's written by them. You need to download the BIOS from the link you provided, Foxconn's support site. I do not know if they have to be flashed in order of version because I see there are different sizes between versions both larger and smaller. What is the BIOS version on your MB? You should see it at either initial boot or in the BIOS settings. Keep in mind that a bad flash can brick the MB.

Hi There John_C21 thanks for your reply I have heard of independant Bios  Flashing Tool downloads

 

no idea which one to use ? My Motherboard Bios  Version and Date : Phoenix Technologies LTD  6.00PG 9/21/2006

 

I am concerned about Flashing the Bios to be honest!

Thanks for your great help once again Ben



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Posted 23 February 2015 - 02:53 PM

I don't see any BIOS version that is on the Foxconn site that corresponds to your version or date. I would contact Foxconn's Technical Support and tell then your version and which version you should download if you decide to flash the BIOS. There are only three files in each zip file. The firmware and AWDflash.exe This is a utility from Award which also is a BIOS company. I believe Phoenix purchased them. AWDflash needs to be run from DOS. You cannot run it in Windows. There is also a file called CBRom.exe. It takes multiple firmwares and combines them into one firmware file. You may want to ask about this when you contact Foxconn. Also ask them about the memory size discrepancy.

 

http://www.foxconnsupport.com/contact.aspx



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Posted 23 February 2015 - 04:32 PM

 Hi JohnC_21 

 

thank-you for your in depth advice and taking time on explaining everything above i will definately will contact Foxconnsupport

 

Thanks for finding the right places for me to contact too. :thumbup2:

 

Cheers from Ben






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