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Old Dec 25, 2010, 05:59 PM   #1
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Phoenix Award Bios v6.00 PG Upgrade

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.
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Re: Phoenix Award Bios v6.00 PG Upgrade

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.
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Re: Phoenix Award Bios v6.00 PG Upgrade

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)

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Processor upgrade information

Socket type: AM2
TDP: 89 watt
Motherboard supports the following processor upgrades:
  • Athlon 64 X2 with Dual Core technology up to 5600+ (up to 89 watt)
  • Athlon 64 less than 4000+
  • Sempron less than 4000+
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Re: Phoenix Award Bios v6.00 PG Upgrade

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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.
enrod,
Did you ever succeed on an upgrade for this BIOS? I'm in the same pickle.
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Re: Phoenix Award Bios v6.00 PG Upgrade

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.
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Re: Phoenix Award Bios v6.00 PG Upgrade

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
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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
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Re: Phoenix Award Bios v6.00 PG Upgrade

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!
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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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