Changing BIOS manufacturers

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Bybloke
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I currently have AMI bios (the latest version available) but have power problems using W2K. The alternative for my M/B is Award bios which seems to have a fix for my problem. Can I simply flash my board with the Award bios? Are there any likely negative reprecussions of switching BIOS type?
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I think it would be wise to tell us exactly which board you have before we can give a decent answer. Differs from board to board.
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Bybloke
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Its a Microstar MS6119 (with intel pIII 550). I am running AMI Bios v1.3c 301199.
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It should work. Make sure that you use the correct BIOS - there are two different board versions - one with CPU Plug*Play and one without.
Patched and tested BIOSes are at http://wims.rainbow-software.org
UniFlash - Flash anything anywhere
Bybloke
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Thanks! :)
I saw there were two types of board. Any advice on how to tell them apart?
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CPU PnP means FSB/Multiplier configuration via Bios menu and Standard Mainboard means configuration by Jumper or DIP-Switches installed onto the Board .

http://www.msi.com.tw/support/bios/bios ... el=MS-6119
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