Dell updating bios
I was working on a Dell Inspiron 531 this morning, trying to update the Award BIOS from version 1.0.3 to the latest version, 1.0.13.The computer originally shipped with 32-bit Windows Vista.I decided to give 64-bit Windows 7 Ultimate a whirl, and see how it all goes.Besides a known issue regarding Away Mode (detailed and solved here), it works pretty darn well. At least, not as easily as the Dell Support site describes it.And most seem to be using a 64-bit version of Windows 7. I booted into the UBCD4win (which ran Windows XP, in 32-bit mode).I then ran the file, and successfully flashed the BIOS to version 1.0.13. Rather than rehash the directions to make a UBCD4win, there is a link to their website below.NOTE: Creating this bootable CD using UBCD will require the installation disk for the 32-bit version of Windows XP, and can take a bit of time to create and burn to CD/DVD (maybe 30-60 minutes? But, it works, it’s cool, and having a UBCD around can prove quite useful!
The link above states so under the important information tab.so, i have G5 which is similar machine. Joseph Alexander is the CEO of Mobile Kangaroo, a full service repair shop and Apple Authorized Service Provider headquartered in Mountain View, CA.Mobile Kangaroo has been repairing electronic devices such as computers, phones, and tablets, for over 16 years.Like drivers and softwares, updates for BIOS are also released occasionally, but you should have a very good reason for updating your BIOS, also called flashing your BIOS. In the window, make sure System Summary is selected in the left pane. Note down the characters under “Serial Number” which is your Service Code.
Unless you are having a specific issue like compatibility while installing new hardware that is resolvable through BIOS update, only then you should update your BIOS. In the larger right pane, locate BIOS Version/Date. Type it under Service Tag or Express Service Code’s text box on the webpage and click submit.
As for thermals I see no improvement nor any significant change. Temps spiked above 100C and bluescreened multiple times. Support Assist requested I update bios (why not) so I did.