BIOS needed for DFI AK-74EC

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goofy_doggy
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Does anyone know where I can download BIOS for my DFI AK-74EC motherboard? I wish to upgrade my CPU to AMD Duron 1200+.

Information:

Program: eSupport.com BIOS Agent Version 3.23
BIOS Date: 11/05/01
BIOS Type: Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
BIOS ID: 11/05/2001-8363-686B-6A6LMD4EC
Chipset: VIA 82C305 rev 3
Superio: VIA 686 rev 64 found at port 7h
OS: WinXP
CPU: AMD Duron(tm) 800 Mhz MAX: 500 Mhz
BIOS ROM In Socket: Yes
BIOS ROM Size: 256K
Memory Installed: 512 MB
Memory Maximum: 512 MB
Memory Slot 01: 0 MB
Memory Slot 02: 256 MB
Memory Slot 03: 256 MB
Memory Slot 04: 0 MB
Denniss
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There is no Duron 1200+ - only a 1200
goofy_doggy
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I have been there but new BIOS. I wrote to eSupport, they quoted me US$24.85 for a new BIOS. Is there anywhere else?
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Have you tried the Beta Sector at DFI ?

But a Duron 1200 should be supported with your Bios - newer Duron 1400 and up not as they use 133MHz FSB
goofy_doggy
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I have not tried. I will visit the site to check it out. BTW, it is safe to try the beta version? My current BIOS does not allow overclocking. That's what makes me unhappy about the board.
edwin
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Duron 950 max.

Latest regular is 2001/11/05
http://www.dfi.com.tw/Upload/BIOS/AK74EC1105.ZIP
No mentioning of enhanced CPU support for any of the revisions.

Latest beta is 2002/06/12
http://www.dfi.com.tw/Upload/BIOS/BAK746121.zip
Description
1.Support HDD Size over 136GB. 2.Fix using Fdisk utility then HDD always reports 8GB.
No mentioning of enhanced CPU support. So, Duron 950 it is.
edwin/evasive

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