We’ve just posted our first Wim’s BIOS video on YouTube! In the video we show step-by-step how to update the firmware of your Intel SSD (Solid State Drive)
The newest release adds some performance improvements in the NCQ area, so it’s a good idea to update to squeeze the best performance out of your drive!
The firmware update essentially boils down to the following steps:
Download the Intel SSD firmware ISO file
Burn the ISO file to a CD. (preferably a CDRW or DVD-RW so you’ll be able to reuse the CD again for other purposes)
Boot your PC from the CD
Follow the instructions to flash the new SSD firmware to your drive
Wimsbios.com is now hosted on its own cloud infrastructure (VPS). Together with CDN technology for the static parts of the site, the performance has been improved greatly! Let us know how fast the site loads at your end!
We’ve added a new page about Asrock BIOS upgrades on Wim’s BIOS. You can find a list of AMI motherboard identification strings to identify your Asrock motherboard as well as links to the official site.
People using the Compaq/HP A8AE-LE motherboard may have noticed very slow performance with BIOS v3.13 (the latest version available on the HP site) due to the system taking 60% to 100% of CPU cycles even at idle time.
BIOS v3.14 fixes this problem, but is unfortunately not yet available. Edwin, one of the moderators at Wim’s BIOS Forum can email you this version if needed. Head over to the forum thread and send edwin a PM to ask for the BIOS.
Wim’s BIOS Page is now online for more then 11 years, but it is still alive and kicking in 2007 🙂 While we’re now mainly focussing on adding AMI and Award BIOS Identification strings we have a lot of future ideas for the site.
Please let us know what you think is still missing on the site (eg. an example could be downloadable motherboard manuals). You can use the comments system on this blog to react!
As you may know, PCI/AGP and PCI-Express video cards use their own BIOS apart from the mainboard’s BIOS to enable their capabilities. A lesser known fact is that motherboards which use integrated VGA chipsets also have a video BIOS, but here it is stored inside the main motherboards BIOS as a module.
As on every vga card updated video bioses may help with resolving display problems. A famous example is the missing WXGA display resolution on some integrated SIS chipsets.
This How to (written by cp) will replace the integrated chipset’s video BIOS in your mainboard BIOS with a newer version. Check the link to read more!