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Anyone tell me if anysequence to updating Bios,systemdrivers

I am getting around to updating the BIOS and all the motherboard drivers and graphic and soundcard drivers in a 2002 computer. Is there a sequence eg BIOS first.

I saw that some drivers need to be fully UNinstalled first (eg sound and graphics) before installing the latest.

The thing is, I am about 8 upgrades behind esp for the BIOS and motherboard. does the BIOS need to be sequentially upgraded, or is all taken care of in the latest. It's an Intel 845 chipset and Intel D845BG motherboard. The BIOS says it is by AMI, but INTEL seems to have the flash BIOS upgrade for free; AMI wants $29.95US.

Can I can skip the other 7 earlier upgrades?

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I will follow

In reply to: Anyone tell me if anysequence to updating Bios,systemdrivers

I will follow this with interest as I have the similar comfiguration of D845GVSR motherboard and a D845 chipset. GoodLuck.....Jeff

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Sorry you are not having much luck. I am a newbie and not much help to you. You might try this "" They have lots of info and forums as well.

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Device drivers are reliant on the BIOS in know how to act. I always upgrade BIOS first. Read the help file for your chips... some upgrades may be cumulative... others may be singular in nature and have to be done one at a time. When in doubt do the sequential updates then driver updates. Note: Drivers are almost always cumulative. Hope this helps.

and life goes on...


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Only do BIOS if you have a reason.

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BIOS flashes could have bad results. If there is a reason to do it OK, if not then why temp fate.

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