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Version number? Hey, i want to update the Bios... but I cant work out what version my KT7a is. I've checked the sticker on the ISA card slot, but it doesn't say - instead it says 'KT7atif027697' underneath the barcode. I half suspect it's a 1.0 since it doesn't mention it, but I know that I bought the mobo in 2002 (since the date of the current bios is 31-01-2002 and 7n and I don't think I updated it) and I know that DDR motherboards such as the Asus A7m266 had been released - so I can't believe it was just out (e.g. v1) when I bought it Can anyone help me work out what version I've got? Thanks

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Bios 7N is for the following

  1. Support up to 137GB HDD and above.
  2. HPT 370 RAID BIOS version 1.11.0402. The RAID function is for KT7-RAID / KT7A-RAID only. This BIOS version is also for non RAID boards and HPT BIOS will be automatically disabled while RAID controller chip not detected.
Version A9 is the last update
  1. Fix nVidia GeForce4 Ti 4x00 AGP card compatible issue with Windows XP.
  2. HPT 37x BIOS version 1.11.0402.The RAID function is for KT7A-RAID only. This BIOS version is also for non-RAID boards and HPT BIOS will be automatically disabled while RAID controller chip not detected.
  3. BIOS Compile Date: 7/11/2002.
LINK
The above link is for the KT7a with Raid, however the standard KT7a also lists the same bios updates, the KT7a Raid ver1 lists different bios that won't be compatible with your board.

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Bios update


How to Update Your BIOS


By Patrick Miller, PCWorld




  • Jan 21, 2010 6:00 PM


  • Check your BIOS version, without restarting your PC, by using msinfo32.exe (as described in the text).187437-versioncheck_original.jpgThe easiest way to find your BIOS version is to open up the System Information app in Windows--just type msinfo32 into the search bar (for Windows 7/Vista) or the Run box (XP), and clickSystem Summary; your BIOS version should now show up on the right under your processor speed. Record your version number (and the date that appears afterwards, if applicable).

    Step 2: Check your PC/motherboard manufacturer\'s Website for BIOS updates.


    Most PC manufacturers handle BIOS updates based on your specific line and model, so head over to your manufacturer\'s support page and check its listings for your PC, because if you download and install a BIOS intended for a different model, your PC probably won\'t work (although most BIOS updaters are smart enough to notice if you try to install them on the wrong hardware). If there is a BIOS update file available, grab it--along with any documentation it comes with, because often warnings and specific instructions are contained in the Read Me docs.

    Those of you who assembled your PC yourself will need to look for BIOS updates from your motherboard manufacturer\'s Website. If you don\'t remember your motherboard\'s model number, you can look it up without opening up the case by downloading and running CPU-Z and clicking on the Mainboard tab.


    Step 3: Read the included documentation.


    Your PC\'s BIOS handles a lot of the nuts and bolts ISO Recorder for Windows XP or the version for Windows 7/Vista) to create a BIOS update CD.Other systems will have you copy a few files to your bootable disk, restart, and open up the BIOS during startup (typically by pressing a specified key for setup options), and change the boot order so your system looks for a bootable USB drive or CD before loading the OS from your hard drive.

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Does the DG31PR motherboard support Geforce 8400GS 512MB PCI-E?


Yes, but check your BIOS and make sure the PCI-E slot is enabled.

Also, when you say doesn't start, you mean just the screen? Right?

Oct 21, 2012 | Intel DG31PR Motherboard

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Where I can find last BIOS version for my P5VD2-NVM/S?


Click on Start and then Run.


In the text box in the Run window, type msinfo32 and click OK. This will open the System Information program.


When System Information first opens, it defaults to the System Summary, a short list with some of the most important information about your computer system listed.


On the right side of the program, locate the BIOS Version/Date entry.

This field contains the BIOS version that is currently running on your motherboard.


This field may also contain additional information such as the BIOS date, BIOS manufacturer, motherboard manufacturer and the motherboard model number.


Note: If the BIOS date is shown, it can be useful in determining the current BIOS version from a motherboard manufacturer's website if the version is not clear here.



Write down your existing BIOS settings so you can restore them after you've flashed the new BIOS firmware.


Determine the correct BIOS firmware that you need for your computer.

Check your computer manufacturer's website for this information.


If you have a custom-built system, check the motherboard manufacturer's website for the latest BIOS firmware.


Download the latest BIOS firmware specific to your computer.

Some manufacturers provide custom software that initiates the update through your operating system; others provide a third-party application that allows you to flash the BIOS through DOS.


Run the installer or executable file that you downloaded.

Alternately, if the BIOS firmware update is handled via your operating system, simply click "Update," "Write," "Confirm" or a similarly-named button.


If you are prompted for an installation CD, insert the media into your disc drive.

If the CD contains an "autoexec.bat" file, the BIOS will flash automatically when you restart the computer.


While the BIOS flashing procedure varies, nearly all manufacturers provide detailed instructions for completing the task.


Turn off your computer.

Wait about one minute and then reboot.

On some systems, the flash update will restart your computer automatically.


As your computer reboots, go immediately into the BIOS setup menu and look for an option to "Restore Defaults" or "Load Fail-Safe Defaults."


This will be on the main page or the last page of a tabbed menu.

Navigate using the arrow keys on your keyboard and follow all on-screen instructions.


When finished, save your new settings and then exit BIOS.

Your computer will load the operating system.

http://www.wimsbios.com/recommend/biosagent/ibelowmenu

hope this helps




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Processor won't work after bios update


I went to the manufacturer's website and checked on this. Based upon the MB Model number you provided, and the fact that you had a v1.16 BIOS version installed, there was no newer version available from the manufacturer. There WAS a v2.06 version on site, but there was a notice that you must update from a previous v2.xx to use it (apparently there are some part number differences). If you installed a v6.0 BIOS, you have either installed the wrong BIOS from the manufacturers website, or are trying to use a "hacked" BIOS. As there has been no BIOS updates since 2005 for this board, I would have to wonder what you are trying to make this board do that it couldn't do before. BIOS updates risk the loss of the board and should only be performed when absolutely necessary.

Jan 03, 2012 | AOpen AX4SPE-UN Motherboard

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Hi , my motherboard is k7n2 delta 2 platinum ms-6570e , i've had a problem to install windows xp , but finally i did it . Now i've got problem to install some programs like office , nero itp....


Hi, you can download the drivers manualy from here:

http://www.msi.com/product/mb/K7N2-Delta2-Platinum.html#/?div=Driver&os=XP%2032

The drivers or the bios file needs to be unziped before installation.
Install first the system and chipset drivers.

Try also to run windows update.
You will need the updates to install office and etc.

Try also to add more memory ( ram ) to your system.

Supports DDR200/266/333/400

Aug 24, 2011 | MSI K7N2 Delta2 Platinum Motherboard

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PCI Video wont work with Gigabyte GA-K8VM800M motherboard


hey try the removing cards.....
window 7 may took up it best when no such changes are around..
! Gb or 2 RAm is enough to get run your Win 7
and sound card is noot required untill you have 4 or more speakers

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Hello , i have made update to my DG31PR bios , the new update version is 0066 ,,, after update the pc cant enter the windows and i have intel Pentium 4 processor 3.00GHz / 2m ,, after that i return the...


you have no need to update or upgrade your bios version anywhere if it work properly, but now if u have prob wid it,
1. try any other processor (P4, Dual Core, Core 2 Duo e.t.c)
2. reinstall any other version (0066 or 0052), just change the way of installation (this time install it from Floppy drive or other one, which is different to the 1st time u install from)

Jun 13, 2009 | Intel DG31PR Motherboard

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No beeps no bios display


Hello...

this problem is common to these motherboard models.

this post is technical and care must be strictly observed.

1. first turn off your pc (make sure to remove the power cord for safety precaution)
2. Open right side panel using a screw driver
3. carefully remove the memory card by pressing the white plastic locks located on both ends of the memory card
4. connect power cord
5. turn on your pc.... you should hear a beep sound with intervals. (this is 2 check whether your motherboard is still functioning)
6. turn of pc by holding the power button for 4-5 seconds.
7. remove power cord.
8. carefully insert the memory card back to the memory slots.
(make sure that the memory is properly inserted on the slots before turning on your pc)
9. Turn on your PC.


Repeat steps 1-9 this time use the other memory slot..

Note:
this is technical. you must have a hardware background before doing this procedure.

hope this helps :)

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Motherboard ASUS P5RD1-VM ram problem


More people should complain with Asus support. Checking Asus forums, you'll find there's an obvious problem with a PCI-E video addon + 2 used memory slots. In my case, I had 2Gb (1 + 1), mb with bios version 1104, and it worked fine; when I installed a new PCI-E card, the system was very... very sluggish. Now I have uninstalled 1 memory, I'm using only 1Gb of RAM with the PCI-E card, and it's working well.

Again: checking Asus forum, this is a reported problem, and a bios bug... Asus should release a new bios version, but they seem not to bother, as this is a relatively "old' mb...

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No sound card detected Win 98SE Windows Media Player unusable.


first chuck your mother board, in so many MB have one jumper for audio enable or desable. so try this method

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