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Bios update for VIAP4M

I am trying to download a bios update. My bios version is Phoenix-Award Bios version 6.00PG released 03-30-05. My motherboard is VIAP4M-42302e31. Can anyone help me get the download I need?

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  • Thomas F. Schneider May 11, 2010


    VIa is a chip set maker. I do not think they made 
    your board. They don;t list motherboards on their website. Look to find another name on the board.

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Hi there
Go to this support website, select your model motherboard and download the drivers you need:

http://support.octek.com.au/products/mainboards/P4/Intel/mb_p4_i_74.htm

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Posted on Feb 18, 2009

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Version EVEREST v2.20.405
Homepage http://www.lavalys.com/
Report Type Quick Report
Computer CRYSTAL_XP
Generator crystal
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600 (WinXP Retail)
Date 2010-03-04
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