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Upgrading i want to upgrade the whole system: bios ;cpu speed to any higher possible.what do i need to make this possible?

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Hello densola,

Do you want to keep your current motherboard? If that is the case, then you'll need to...

Check w/ the motherboard manufacturer for documentation on that board. This will give you the maximum specs (RAM and CPU) that the motherboard will support.

As for changing the BIOS, that's a whole other matter. The BIOS is written to firmware that resides in an IC that is soldered onto the motherboard. You can, however, check w/ the manufacturer to see what their latest BIOS update is. In fact, you'll likely need the latest BIOS update in order to support the hardware changes.


Please, let us know if this response was helpful for you or, of course, if you have more questions, etc on this topic.

Thank you
BJ

Posted on Apr 04, 2008

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    B Joan Rapier Apr 04, 2008

    If you don't know what motherboard you have (and the system is still bootable), you can run a utility called Belarc Advisor on it.



    Belarc Advisor is a great (free) little PC audit utility that will identify nearly all of your hardware, software, security updates, etc. You can find it HERE on Belarc's web site.


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    B Joan Rapier Apr 17, 2008

    Hello densola

    How did it go? Did the information I provided you w/ answer your question re: upgrading you rmotherboard?

    I DO hope that is the case. :) If it isn't, please, post back here and we'll continue to assist you.

    If it is the case, would you kindly take just a moment to close the problem by assigning a FIXYA rating for my "solution"? I would be very grateful for your generosity and show of appreciation.

    Thank you once again for using FixYa! Have a beautiful day.
    BJ @:)

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