Re: the correct upgrade for M810 LR

Re: the correct upgrade for M810 LR


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Posted by Henry on February 22, 2002 at 21:28:08:

In Reply to: the correct upgrade for M810 LR posted by Kaushal on February 22, 2002 at 11:27:34:

: My question is 1.which is the correct upgrade for this motherboard, the numbers for the upgrade changed in the last 24 hours 2. the more critical question is whether i should upgrade at all - i have numerous crashes or unscheduled errors of iexplore everyday, 3. i have never done this before and i am a little leary of doing this .

: Any suggestions or comments, Kaushal


Your #3 is a VERY GOOD place to be. NEVER "update" your BIOS unless you must. When the time comes, learn all you can about BIOS update and corrupt BIOS recovery procedures (BEFORE you need it).

Suggest that you install ALL of the Operating System, ie and any other software patches available then find and install all of the very latest drivers for your onboard features and expansion cards, especially video drivers. Check the chipset maker's web sites and see if they have later drivers than the mainboard and card makers. OS patches and latest drivers will probably fix most of your crash problems.

You could have a component overheating - primary suspects are CPU, video processor, chipset, power supply and memory. Make sure CPU heatsink is flat against the chip (Flip Chip style CPUs can get edge contact ONLY - and overheat). Touch components as quickly as possible after a crash - cool anything that seems warm. Blow in the case with a BIG fan - if crashes stop - or become less frequent - you have a heat problem.

It is common for mainboard makers to update the BIOS fairly frequently for current products to support more CPUs and to fix bugs. I prefer seasoned updates (at least a month old) to let the maker fix new or remaining bugs. Read the BIOS Release Notes and make sure the notes list a fix for YOUR problem - if NOT MENTIONED don't update. If you update anyway you have NOTHING to gain and your BIOS to corrupt.

Since you found the BIOS updates you must know about PC Chips. Their fastest site is:
http://www.pcchips.nl/

LOTS of outstanding, reliable, unofficial support for anything PC Chips at:
http://www.stud.fernuni-hagen.de/q3998142/pcchips/

Good Luck,
Henry



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