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After changing video to 8600GS I can't upgrade bios to FSC 1.25 from 1.15


SirKhan

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Hi,

Since I changed the video card from my broken ATI X1800 to a new Nvidia 8600GS I cannot upgrade the bios from 1.15 to 1.25 which would be great because it has some additional support in Vista/Windows7. I tried everything to force the upgrade but WinPhlash, DOS flash and pretty much every flasher I tried says "This BIOS is not for this model". I tried AC plugged in, out, battery in, out, every combination but no go. I strongly believe this is because I changed the video card to a new one.

Problem is I have installed with 1.5 hours work a super cooling mod and now my laptop runs ~46°C when idling in Windows and I REALLY don't want to start over with that... :)

Please help... thanks!

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Hi,

Since I changed the video card from my broken ATI X1800 to a new Nvidia 8600GS I cannot upgrade the bios from 1.15 to 1.25 which would be great because it has some additional support in Vista/Windows7. I tried everything to force the upgrade but WinPhlash, DOS flash and pretty much every flasher I tried says "This BIOS is not for this model". I tried AC plugged in, out, battery in, out, every combination but no go. I strongly believe this is because I changed the video card to a new one.

Problem is I have installed with 1.5 hours work a super cooling mod and now my laptop runs ~46°C when idling in Windows and I REALLY don't want to start over with that... :)

Please help... thanks!

what's a super cooling mod??? :)

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what's a super cooling mod??? :)

Because of the gap everywhere after I installed the new card I have applied the copper mod with great caution and lots of expensive thermal paste :)

Any advise regarding the original question, please? :P

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Because of the gap everywhere after I installed the new card I have applied the copper mod with great caution and lots of expensive thermal paste :)

Any advise regarding the original question, please? :)

did you try the bios from alienware? i read somewhere(i dont remember sorry :P ) that users with a fujitsu updated their bios with a alienware bios and got it working

good luck

EDIT: and yeah i think its because you replaced the video card too, try flashing with the old card

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did you try the bios from alienware? i read somewhere(i dont remember sorry :) ) that users with a fujitsu updated their bios with a alienware bios and got it working

Unfortunately the 1.19W from alienware doesn't support the new videocard (8600gs) and I already have another topic about that :'( Why is this so complicated...

Thanks for the reply!

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