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Rodrigo
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Bios Update Model DG31PR

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I need to update the motherboard Bios so I can install windows 10. Could you send me the latest BIOS version.

Model DG31PR
Serial Number 271395008842  AA E58249-306

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n_scott_pearson
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SSDs did not exist back then, so this likely contributes to the problem. I also saw that the SATA controller on this board (and multiple generations after it, so not really its fault) only supported SATA II, severely limiting the performance of the SSD regardless.

I got around both of these problems with an add-in PCIe x1 SATA controller card. It provides a 2x SATA III controller and also provides a home for the SSD itself! Because it has a Boot BIOS, it also supports the SSD being the primary boot device. 

Here it is on Amazon.com: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01452SP1O

Hope this helps (it did me, I ended up using two of them to augment older systems),

...S

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AlHill
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What is your current bios revision?

The latest bios is PR0071.BIO, which I have attached.

The release notes are here:

https://web.archive.org/web/20191120150650/https://downloadmirror.intel.com/18881/eng/PR_0071_Releas...

This board is from 2007:

https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/50375/intel-desktop-board-dg31pr.html

On a board this old, I would take it to a recycle facility, then get a new board.

Also, there may be dependencies regarding the bios update.  Read the release notes.

Doc'

 

Rodrigo
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I'm in a very old version.

PRG3110H.0065.2009.0421.1559

I will use what you sent me and give you a feedbak.

n_scott_pearson
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I recommend that you use the BIOS Recovery process to install this update. 

For more information on the BIOS Recovery process, consult Intel Desktop Boards Recovery BIOS Update Instructions. To help you better, here are my step-by-step instructions:

  1. NOTE: Read these instructions completely before starting. Follow all instructions EXACTLY.
  2. On some other Windows-based PC, make sure that you have the .BIO file for the BIOS release you wish to install.
  3. Insert a 32GB or smaller USB 2.0 flash drive into the PC. Do not use USB 3.0 flash drives.
  4. Format this USB flash drive using the Windows Format applet. Select to install the FAT32 file system (NOT vFAT, NOT exFAT; FAT32 only). You must also specify that the Quick Format option be Disabled (unchecked).
  5. NOTE: If FAT32 is not offered as a choice by the Format applet, your USB flash drive is too big; use another.
  6. Copy the .BIO file into the root folder of this USB flash drive. This should be the only .BIO file in the root folder of the USB flash drive.
  7. Properly eject the USB flash drive. Do not just yank it out. Do this from File Explorer or using the Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media System Tray applet.
  8. Power off the Desktop Board system.
  9. Remove the yellow BIOS Configuration jumper from the board. It will be the only yellow jumper; the rest will usually be black.
  10. NOTE: Remember the pins that this jumper was plugged onto; you will need this information later.
  11. Plug the USB flash drive into one of the black USB 2.0 ports on the back panel of the board. Do not use blue or yellow USB 3.0 port. Do not use any front panel USB ports.
  12. Power on the system.
  13. The BIOS Recovery process should start automatically. You should see a progress report on your main monitor.
  14. NOTE: If you do not see a progress report displayed on a monitor, do not power off the system for at least 15 minutes. While it is rare, it is possible for the process to proceed without an onscreen display; you must give it ample time to complete, just in case.
  15. When the BIOS Recovery process is complete, you will be asked to power off the system. Do so.
  16. Restore the yellow BIOS Configuration jumper to the pins it was on previously. This should be across pins 1 and 2 of this (three pin) header.
  17. Remove the USB flash drive from the back panel of the board.
  18. Power on the board.
  19. Immediately begin pressing the F2 key, over and over (approx. once per second) until you see the BIOS Setup (or Visual BIOS) screen displayed.
  20. Verify, using the BIOS version string, that the BIOS installed properly. Stop if it isn't.
  21. Press the F9 key (followed by the Y key) to reset of the BIOS configuration.
  22. Press the F10 key (followed by the Y key) to save the BIOS Configuration and exit BIOS Setup.
  23. Once screen is cleared (goes black), begin pressing the F2 key, over and over, until you see the BIOS Setup screen displayed.
  24. Make any changes to the BIOS configuration that you desire (for example, disabling NUMLOCK) or that you require (for example, setting Boot Order, enabling UEFI, etc.).
  25. Press the F10 key (followed by the Y key) to save the BIOS Configuration and exit BIOS Setup.
  26. Test.

Hope this helps,

...S

Rodrigo
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Hello, thank you very much for your help, I managed to update the BIOS for your information, now I'm managing to run Windows 10. But I have another problem, the BIOS does not recognize the two HD, as one is SSD and the other is not and it gives priority to the non-SSD. Can you help me with this difficulty?

n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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SSDs did not exist back then, so this likely contributes to the problem. I also saw that the SATA controller on this board (and multiple generations after it, so not really its fault) only supported SATA II, severely limiting the performance of the SSD regardless.

I got around both of these problems with an add-in PCIe x1 SATA controller card. It provides a 2x SATA III controller and also provides a home for the SSD itself! Because it has a Boot BIOS, it also supports the SSD being the primary boot device. 

Here it is on Amazon.com: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01452SP1O

Hope this helps (it did me, I ended up using two of them to augment older systems),

...S

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