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  simonsup 19:00 27 Sep 2005

Hi just upgraded from an athlon xp1700+
to a amd sempron 3000+ & Abit KV 80 mobo.
Everything seems ok except my bios says
Amd Hammer Family processor model unknown.
I thought a mobo bios update would fix this
but i dont know how to do this.
the mobo cd driver disk has a utilty for doing this online but the flash program says it is out of date, download the latest one from abit
but the same thing happens.
I dont want to mess up the bios & damage the mobo.
Any idears how to solve this anyone?
cheers peeps :)

  Totally-braindead 19:07 27 Sep 2005

If its running ok I'd be tempted to leave it because as you obviously know if you flash the BIOS and something goes wrong you can effectively destroy the motherboard. Perhaps someone can suggest a benchmark program you can try which will tell you what speed you're getting and what it should be, I seem to remember Sandra had a benchmark program, try that click here

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:33 27 Sep 2005
  simonsup 19:57 27 Sep 2005

thanks for the replies peeps
but does anyone know how to update my mobo bios?
It is an Abit KV80 754 socket with Via K8M800 chipset.
The bios is phoenix award bios v6.00PG

  Totally-braindead 20:11 27 Sep 2005

Heres the webpage with instructions on the click here click here

  simonsup 21:04 27 Sep 2005

I have successfully updated the bios after printing out how to do it & it worked..Phew i was sweating for a moment or 2.
The bios now says Amd Sempron 3000+

Thank u all for the advice :)

  Mr Mistoffelees 21:12 27 Sep 2005

Although you were successful on this occasion, BIOS upgrading generally belongs, very firmly, in the "if it ain't broke don't fix it" category. Only do it if you really have to.

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