I have a D945GNT mother board and want to upgrade the bios
mother board: D945GNT
processor: Pentium 4 630 ( Hyper Threading )
BIOS: NT 94510J.86A.3528.2006.208.1102
OS: WIN 7
I have some query in this regard
1. is there any problem in directly upgrading with latest .bio file .Because more than 20 updates of bios released so far.
2. Which is the safe way to upgrade either by flashing .bio file or with .EB.EXE. file through windows?
3. I want to replace the processor with Pentium D after bios update. So is it necessary to disable Hyper threading in the bios.
I have attached a ZIP file containing the latest .BIO file I have for the NT board. You need to install this BIOS using the BIOS Recovery process.
For information on the BIOS Update process, consult Intel Desktop Boards BIOS Update Instructions and, for this particular case, Intel Desktop Boards Recovery BIOS Update Instructions.
To help you better, here are my step-by-step instructions for BIOS Recovery:
Again, follow this process exactly; no deviations and no shortcuts.
OOPs, didn't answer your questions,
Thanks for your prompt response.
But as per the procedure given by you I have done the bios recovery process but nothing happened. I got a black screen with no report with only fan working. Tried all the available 4 ports on the back side (USB 2.0 ) and with 2 different flash drives number of times.
What could be the reason? Any more option left for me to try?
It simply means that the flash drives you have tried are not compatible with your old BIOS or haven't been prepared properly. I suggest that,
Once again thank you for the prompt response and guidance.I have gone through many posts by intel community especially by n_scott_pearson and AlHill before going for the bios update. Though the bios update was failed through appropriate way as advised, as a last resort I have flashed with a usb drive and it was a success and updated to the latest version with a jump.
The intention for bios update was to go for a minor upgrade with a pentiumD processor and I have replaced with a pentium D 820 processor. As perintel documents pentium D is supported both by mother board and bios version but the system was was not booting.The processor fan is spinning normally,mother board green LED glowing but no beep sound and no display in the monitor.The pc is working normally once the old processor put back in the socket. Awaiting for a solution from the community