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e Support's web-based Bios Agent utitlity reports thefollowing information about my system board: BIOS Date: 12/26/01BIOS Type: Award Modular BIOS v6.00PGBIOS ID: 12/26/2001-VT8366-8233-6A6LVH2DCOEM Sign-On: (AK35S00D) VIA KT266A VT8366A VT8233Chipset: VIA 82C3099 rev 0Superio: Winbond 697HF rev 6 found at port 2Eh OS: Win2000 SP4CPU: AMD Athlon(tm) XP 1666 Mhz BIOS ROM In Socket: Yes BIOS ROM Size: 256KMemory Installed: 1024 MBMemory Maximum: Unknown Memory Slot 01: 512 MBMemory Slot 02: 512 MBMemory Slot 03: 0 MBAny suggestions on finding the right BIOS version would be appreciated.
A lot of computer technicians are other experienced computer users update their BIOS at some point usually because of a motherboard reporting temperatures wrong, not detecting certain hardware, not working with certain hardware or to allow the motherboard to accept larger hard drives.
Some postings suggestthat I would need a different BIOS for support under Windows vs. There is a lot of info out there, but I have found no consensus.
I have found different version BIOS images at various sites.Updating BIOS versions is best done while the machine is imaging.Fortunately for us, the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) provides a built-in mechanism for updating BIOS versions.Nearly all Intel Based motherboards and some 3rd party motherboards have a jumper or switch to recover the BIOS.Typically it can be found somewhere near the BIOS battery.