Phoenix Award Bios v6.00 PG Upgrade

Discussion in 'Hardware Discussion & Support' started by enrod, Dec 25, 2010.

  1. enrod

    enrod New Member

    Hello, I'm looking to update my bios for the following pc:

    HP Model a6130n
    Motherboard Properties
    Motherboard ID 04/04/2007-MCP61P-6A61KE11C-00
    Motherboard Name Unknown

    Front Side Bus Properties
    Bus Type AMD Hammer
    Real Clock 200 MHz
    Effective Clock 200 MHz

    BIOS Properties
    BIOS Type Award
    Award BIOS Type Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
    System BIOS Date 04/04/07
    Video BIOS Date 06/12/09

    BIOS Manufacturer
    Company Name Phoenix Technologies Ltd.
    Product Information http://www.phoenix.com/en/products/default.htm

    My intentions are to install a quad core CPU on this board. I am wondering if this is possible as well and if a BIOS upgrade would even be necessary to do such an upgrade.
  2. Tyrsonswood

    Tyrsonswood HH's curmudgeon

    The only possible BIOS updates you will get for that board would have to come from HP, so look there first...... If they don't spec a BIOS for a quad core, you're probably out of luck on that.
  3. simonw

    simonw New Member

    This is the motherboard I tracked down from the HP site for the a6130n, it looks like quad-core cpus are not supported.

    Motherboard Specifications, MCP61PM-HM (Nettle) - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

  4. sporter85643

    sporter85643 Computer Technician

    enrod,
    Did you ever succeed on an upgrade for this BIOS? I'm in the same pickle.
  5. Tyrsonswood

    Tyrsonswood HH's curmudgeon

    The OP hasn't been on this forum since, probably didn't even read my reply.

    But the same thing stands... If the original manufacturer doesn't have a BIOS update then there isn't one. There's no such thing as "generic" BIOS updates for any boards or by any BIOS manufacturer..... they are always custom coded for the specific boards by the board manufacturer or system maker.
  6. master_rasha

    master_rasha New Member

    ok i am having more of a issue with things not working properly and a friend pointed me in the direction of sisoft sandra and it said my bios is old and out of date but everything else is glitching because of it ,,,i get random blue screens out of no where ,,,,i clean my computer everyday yet it will not stop ....(i am a noob to ur site so bear with me on the posting of threads please) here r my motherboard specs
    SiSoftware Sandra

    SiSoftware Sandra

    Computer
    Model : PCCHIPS A13G
    Workgroup : WORKGROUP
    Host Name : RashaNightmare
    User : Dennie&Rasha

    Processor
    Model : AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+
    Speed : 2GHz
    Cores per Processor : 2 Unit(s)
    Type : Dual-Core
    Integrated Data Cache : 2x 64kB, Synchronous, Write-Back, 2-way, Exclusive, 64 byte line size
    L2 Cache : 2x 512kB, ECC, Synchronous, Write-Back, 16-way, Exclusive, 64 byte line size

    Computer
    Mainboard : PCCHIPS A13G
    BIOS : Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG 05/10/2007
    Bus(es) : ISA X-Bus PCI PCIe IMB USB i2c/SMBus
    Multi-Processor (MP) Support : No
    Multi-Processor Advanced PIC (APIC) : Yes
    Total Memory : 3GB DIMM DDR2

    Chipset
    Model : AMD Athlon 64/Opteron HT Hub
    Front Side Bus Speed : 2x 1GHz (2GHz)
    Total Memory : 3GB DIMM DDR2
    Channels : 1
    Memory Bus Speed : 2x 402MHz (804MHz)

    Memory Module(s)
    Memory Module : Mushkin 991759 996759 1GB DIMM DDR2 PC2-6400U DDR2-800 (5-6-6-18 3-24-6-3)
    Memory Module : RamEx 2GB DIMM DDR2 PC2-6400U DDR2-800 (5-6-6-18 3-24-6-3)

    Video System
    Video Adapter : ATI Radeon HD 3400 Series (40 SM4.1 600MHz, 512MB DDR2 800MHz 64-bit, PCIe 2.00 x16)

    Graphics Processor
    STREAM Processor : ATI Radeon HD 3400 Series (40SP 2C 600MHz, 512MB DDR2 800MHz 64-bit)

    Storage Devices
    WDC WD1600JB-00GVA0 (160GB, ATA100, 3.5", 7200rpm, 8MB Cache) : 149GB (D:)
    Seagate ST3250820AS (250GB, SATA300, 3.5", 8MB Cache) : 233GB (F:) (G:)
    Seagate ST98823AS (80GB, SATA150, 2.5", 8MB Cache) : 75GB (C:)
    Y-E DATACF Card Reader (USB) : N/A (H:)
    Y-E DATASM Card Reader (USB) : N/A (I:)
    Y-E DATAMS Card Reader (USB) : N/A (J:)
    Y-E DATASD Card Reader 1GB (USB) : 971MB (K:)
    PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-112D (ATA66, DVD+-RW, CD-RW, 64kB Cache) : N/A (E:)

    Logical Storage Devices
    Hard Disk (D:) : 149GB (NTFS) @ WDC WD1600JB-00GVA0 (160GB, ATA100, 3.5", 7200rpm, 8MB Cache)
    System Reserved (F:) : 100MB (NTFS) @ Seagate ST3250820AS (250GB, SATA300, 3.5", 8MB Cache)
    Hard Disk (C:) : 75GB (NTFS) @ Seagate ST98823AS (80GB, SATA150, 2.5", 8MB Cache)
    Removable Drive (K:) : 969MB (FAT) @ Y-E DATASD Card Reader 1GB (USB)
    Hard Disk (G:) : 233GB (NTFS) @ Seagate ST3250820AS (250GB, SATA300, 3.5", 8MB Cache)
    Removable Drive (H:) : N/A @ Y-E DATACF Card Reader (USB)
    Removable Drive (I:) : N/A @ Y-E DATASM Card Reader (USB)
    Removable Drive (J:) : N/A @ Y-E DATAMS Card Reader (USB)
    Optical Drive (E:) : N/A @ PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-112D (ATA66, DVD+-RW, CD-RW, 64kB Cache)

    Peripherals
    LPC Hub Controller 1 : ECS MCP61 LPC Bridge
    LPC Legacy Controller 1 : ITE IT8726F
    Audio Device : ECS MCP61 High Definition Audio
    Audio Codec : Realtek Semi Realtek 660 High Definition Audio
    Audio Device : Creative Labs CT4850 SBLive! Value
    Serial Port(s) : 1
    Parallel Port(s) : 1
    Disk Controller : ECS MCP61 IDE
    Disk Controller : ECS MCP61 SATA Controller
    USB Controller 1 : ECS MCP61 USB Controller
    USB Controller 2 : ECS MCP61 USB Controller
    SMBus/i2c Controller 1 : nVidia MCP5+ SMBus 1
    SMBus/i2c Controller 2 : nVidia MCP5+ SMBus 2

    Printers and Faxes
    Printer : Microsoft XPS Document Writer (600x600, Colour)
    Printer : HP PSC 950 (1200x1200, Colour)
    Fax : Microsoft Shared Fax Driver (200x200)

    Peripherals
    Media Player : Y-E DATA SD Card Reader (969.34MB)

    Network Services
    Network Adapter : NVIDIA nForce 10/100 Mbps Ethernet (Ethernet, 100Mbps)

    Power Management
    Mains (AC) Line Status : On-Line

    Operating System
    Windows System : Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.01.7600 (Service Pack 3)
    Platform Compliance : x86

    Windows Experience Index
    Current System : 3.6

    Performance Enhancing Tips
    Warning 100 : Large memory sizes should be made of Registered/Buffered memory.
    Tip 2546 : Large memory modules should be ECC/Parity.
    Tip 2 : Double-click tip or press Enter while a tip is selected for more information about the tip.

    SiSoftware Sandra

    Computer
    Model : PCCHIPS A13G
    Workgroup : WORKGROUP
    Host Name : RashaNightmare
    User : Dennie&Rasha

    Processor
    Model : AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+
    Speed : 2GHz
    Cores per Processor : 2 Unit(s)
    Type : Dual-Core
    Integrated Data Cache : 2x 64kB, Synchronous, Write-Back, 2-way, Exclusive, 64 byte line size
    L2 Cache : 2x 512kB, ECC, Synchronous, Write-Back, 16-way, Exclusive, 64 byte line size

    so if someone would kindly help me please let me know ty very much
  7. zeke2009

    zeke2009 New Member

    OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600
    System Manufacturer BIOSTAR Group
    System Model P4M89-M7B
    System Type X86-based PC
    Processor x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13 GenuineIntel ~1100 Mhz
    BIOS Version/Date Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG, 02/08/2007
    SMBIOS Version 2.4
    Locale United Kingdom
    Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.5687 (xpsp_sp3_qfe.080930-1426)"


    hello guyz i need your help i cant locate the specific file, i wanna update my BIOS, i hope you can help me in this matter, thank you very much!
  8. Tyrsonswood

    Tyrsonswood HH's curmudgeon

    Biostar..... BIOSTAR :: Motherboard

    The ONLY place you might find one.


    There are a few P4M890-M7 boards, none with a "B" extension..... (and none named "P4M89-M7B" You need to get the real number directly from the board) You have to match your board EXACTLY to one listed get the right BIOS. If there's anything there newer than what you have, I don't know.

    Is there a specific reason you need to flash your BIOS?

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