BIOS update for old intel boards??

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by lionman, Sep 17, 2010.

  1. lionman

    lionman MDL Novice

    Sep 17, 2010
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    Hey,

    I have an old D915GAG board here that won't play nice with a HD5450.

    I think the new cards don't like the old BIOS of the PCIe 1.0 enabled board.

    Is it possible for the BIOS to be modded for the newer cards to function?

    I'm pretty sure the issue is BIOS related rather than electrical.

    Cheers
     
  2. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Probably not, as it is more like the electronics limitation
    Also this board is SO old (yes, I have one of them as well, makes perfect Mac OS X) that might be easier to just replace it

    sebus
     
  3. lionman

    lionman MDL Novice

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    It's easy and cheap to replace, but I was hoping for a very cheap option as the person it belongs to is not very well off.

    I have been reading that some OEM boards of similar design have had BIOS updates supporting the later graphics cards. I figured it was a long shot but thought it was worth the ask.

    Thanks for the reply at least:biggrin:

    I can get hold of an old 3450 and see if that is old enough to play nice.
     
  4. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Or nVidia 8400 (cheap & cheerful) and performs very well in this board

    sebus