BIOS upgrade

  rossgolf 19:16 09 Nov 2007
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could anyone tell me where to find a free bios upgrade for a ;;


BIOS Type: AMI
BIOS Date: January 20th 2003
BIOS ID: 62-0120-001131-00101111-040201-SiS735-K7S5A
BIOS OEM: K7S5A Pro Release 01/20/2003 S - 07.00T
Chipset: SiS 735 rev 1
SuperIO: ITE 8705/SiS 950 rev 2 at port 002E
Manufacturer: ECS
Motherboard: K7S5A
OS: Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Maximum Memory: UnknownMB
Installed Memory: 512MB
Memory Config: Slot1:512 Slot2:0 Slot3:0 Slot4:0

  woodchip 19:24 09 Nov 2007

Go to ECS site for one click here
I do not know the one you want but it will be on this site

  woodchip 19:26 09 Nov 2007

PS this board is a Old board running a K7 AMD cpu So you may need to look in Archives

  woodchip 19:30 09 Nov 2007

Look under socket 462 click here

  Totally-braindead 19:32 09 Nov 2007

It'll be on the ECS site right enough the K7S5A motherboard. You will need to know what version of board you have, I think it tells you on it if memory serves.
Can I ask why you want to flash the BIOS because it can make the motherboard useless if done wrong?

Heres what ECS say about updating the BIOS
"Please do not update the BIOS if your system is running fine.
Please do not update the BIOS if the BIOS patch doesn't pertain to your current problem.
Please read the update description and special note carefully before updating the new BIOS
Unsuccessful BIOS flash may cause the system fails to boot up.
Please make sure your M/B PCB version number at first then download the right BIOS for the upgrade. and
Please use the BIOS flash utility that published in the web site instead of the flash utility in CD driver "utility folder"."

Not wanting to nag you or anything just make you aware of the risks.

  rossgolf 22:19 09 Nov 2007

the reason i want to do it is because me and my dad think that our usb 2.0 pci cards are not running properly because we have an old motherboard which needs a new driver (or flashing) so thats why i am doing it. some one now will come on and tell me i dont need to just because of the usb 2.0
thanks anway

  VoG II 22:24 09 Nov 2007

Flashing the BIOS incorrectly is a pretty good way of rendering a system non-bootable. Think carefully before doing this.

  rossgolf 22:25 09 Nov 2007

but would this help the usb 2.0 situation..?

  paul€ 22:31 09 Nov 2007

' the reason i want to do it is because me and my dad think that our usb 2.0 pci cards are not running properly '

Why do you think they are not running correctley?

  rossgolf 22:34 09 Nov 2007

because when we connect them up to the computer , when we want to plug a , say usb pen in ...it coms up as usb device not recognized ..yet wen we plug it into our usb 1.1 it works we have tried literally everything to get it to work and its a pretty old mother board anyway
what do you think?

  paul€ 22:48 09 Nov 2007

' our usb 2.0 pci cards '

have you more than one usb 2.0 pci controller card installed?

have you tried moving the card to a diferent PCI slot?

is the card showing in device manager without any conflicts?

In device manager, under usb serial bus controllers, is enhanced mentioned?

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