Updating my bios

I have an external USB memory card reader made by San Disk. [G28] I'd actually used a different computer to put the BIOS image file (0504.bin) on my CF card, so it was at this point that I plugged the USB flash card reader in to this computer.

Next I found my way to the EZ-Flash menu item and picked it. It seems to read at least ATA IDE drives (including CD-ROM and DVD-ROM drives), SATA drives and USB drives like my flash card reader or a flash drive (thumb drive, jump drive, whatever).

I fix them - that's how Late Night PC Service got started after all.

Sometimes 'BIOS' and 'BIOS image' are interchangeable (like when you're talking about the file, that's really a BIOS image) and sometimes BIOS is used to mean other things, like the setup screens that are shown when you boot up your computer and go into the setup. [G47] I assumed that by "sub file name" they meant either a directory name (a path) or the file extension (like .bin). [G53] This warning seems like overkill since there shouldn't be any way to damage things from here (other than possibly overwriting a file on the attached drive). In response I got a progress bar showing that EZ-Flash was "Backuping ROM".So to be safe I just put in since the version number of the existing BIOS was 0109. [G56] So backuping means it's reading the BIOS image and copying it to a file on the attached drive (my flash card).Because BIOS flashing is potentially risky, if you do not encounter problems using the current version of BIOS, it is recommended that you not flash the BIOS. Inadequate BIOS flashing may result in system malfunction.All intellectual property rights, including without limitation to copyright and trademark of this work and its derivative works are the property of, or are licensed to, GIGA-BYTE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. The whole BIOS updating procedure should be treated with extreme caution.

If you do not encounter any system instability or bugs with the current BIOS version, we suggest that you keep it.I don't have good proof to think this will solve my problem but I do see they fixed a couple problems related to RAM.I used 2 sticks of OCZ DDR2-800 (PC2-6400) RAM in a dual channel configuration in my system.Either I'm good at building systems and choosing the right parts or I just usually buy hardware that's old enough for the kinks to be worked out.Which ever one it is, I'm not afraid to upgrade my BIOS, I just don't want to unless I think there might be a benefit.I mentioned the other day that I had a couple lockups with my new system (an AMD 64 X2 4200 with the Asus M2NPV-VM motherboard).