Bios update help needed please

14 replies
Found 14th Feb 2009
Hi i need to update a friends bios on his pc,the model is RC410-SB450

ATI CHIPSET RS400/RC400/RC410

REV 01

PHOENIX TECHNOLOGIES.


i can find the latest bios for this model,can somone please help


thanks

14 Comments

Sounds lie a Pcpartner motherboard but you need the exact model number
pcpartner.com/dow…715

Original Poster

Its A Maxdata Pc

I was going to say it sounded like an MSI motherboard.

A search for "RC410-SB450" in Google brings up MSI motherboards,

I have to agree with tonyg1962, we have to know the EXACT make and model of motherboard.

Putting the wrong BIOS code on a motherboard can stop it working completely.

The names you are have given us are ATI (which is the make of chipset) and Phoenix (which is the make of BIOS).

We need the make and model of the MOTHERBOARD.

Original Poster

just checked on the mobo,this is what it says-

MS 7248 VERSION 2

MSID XPM50101C00

ATI XP450

You need to download Cpuid and run it and it will tell you the exact Mobo model number
cpuid.com/cpu…php

then click on the motherboard tab and you will see this
http://i42.tinypic.com/149xu6b.jpg[/IMG]

Original Poster

this is what it says-


MODEL- RC410-SB450

CHIPSET-ATI RS400/RC400/RC410 REV 01

LPCIO-WINBOND W83627EHF


BRAND PHOENIX TECHNOLOGIES


VERSION 6.0

The model number you have given is a Gateway version of an Msi motherboard

support.gateway.com/s//…tml
even though it is listed as the same Mobo sometimes they have different for Bios for each specific model of PC,running one of the Gateway BIOSs may be a bit of a gamble.I understand you are wanting to add more than 2gb Ram but this might not be possible anyway,You may be better staying with 2gb as the difference is negligable anyway

Original Poster

yeh want to put more ram in it,realy want to update the bios to see but want to make sure i get the right one lol

I have a Emachines with a Msi motherboard and tried a different Bios but ended up with the Cpu fan on full speed but i had backed up the old bios so switched back,It looks like that Mobo doesnt support more than 2gb whichever Bios anyway,Just one of the things about having a mass manufacture PC rather than custom build ,
Tony

Original Poster

ok do you knw where i can find the other drivers like usb and motherboad drives for it?thanks for the help

Well if you click on the links here it will take you to all the drivers providing it is the same Mobe ,I would look at the product views pics to see if it is the exact same one
support.gateway.com/s//…tml

Original Poster

i need the ethernet comtroller driver,any ideas?its on winxp

Original Poster

all got now,thanks for everyones helps

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