Bios update request

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rappinlarry
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I recently purchased an HP pavilion a1250n, which motherboard is an MSI MS-7184 (which apparently is an oem motherboard that is not supported by the company).

I was just wondering if there is a bios update that lets me unlock a few extra options (like overclocking) the HP bios does not have.

Any help would be really appreciated.

My Bios specs are as follows:

Program: eSupport.com BIOS Agent Version 3.45
BIOS Date: 09/30/05
BIOS Type: Phoenix - Award BIOS v6.00PG
BIOS ID: 09/30/2005-RS480-SB400-6A666M4DC
OEM Sign-On: Copyright 2005 by Hewlett-Packard Company

Rev. 3.35 09/30/2005
Chipset: AMD 1100 rev 0
Superio: Unknown
OS: WinXP SP2
CPU: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+ 2000 Mhz MAX: 3000 Mhz
BIOS ROM In Socket: Yes
BIOS ROM Size: Unknown
Memory Installed: 2048 MB
Memory Maximum: 2048 MB
Memory Slot 01: 512 MB
Memory Slot 02: 512 MB
Memory Slot 03: 512 MB
Memory Slot 04: 512 MB
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colin43
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I am looking for a fix too. Did you come across one for the MS-7184 Bios?
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Robin
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I have a HP Pavilion w5052.be with an MS-7184 motherboard.

I flashed the MB with the latest MSI MS-7093 bios. And all is working fine ;-)

Mini Howto.

- Download latest MSI MS-7093 bios
- Make a bootable usb stick or CD or floppy
- copy the files to it
- run awfl855a.exe biosfilename /py/sn/wb/f
- Now the bios is flashed and your Pavilion will boot with the MSI bios but makes more noise and the bios is protected with an HP password, ...
- Open your case and reset your CMOS, ... move the CMOS jumper for a few secs
- reboot and enter your bios and configure as desired
- (for the Realtek AC97 driver go to http://www.msi.com.tw/

Have fun !!

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nice info!

i've added the bios id to http://www.wimsbios.com/manuf/microstar.jsp
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For known computer manufacturers, (like HP, Toshiba Sony and such), always check their website.

For Toshiba I recommend to use Google because their website is way tooo much complicated and if you search you find nothing.
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Oh thank you! This was genius. Any other compatible bios for HPs I'd love to hear about.
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Hi!

I have HP Pavilion A1120.fi computer. My motherboard is free, I build this motherboard new computer. Will bios exchange? I interested overclock. My motherboard is MS7184. Can I change bios to MS7093?

Sorry my bad english!
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Wintoosa wrote:Hi!

I have HP Pavilion A1120.fi computer. My motherboard is free, I build this motherboard new computer. Will bios exchange? I interested overclock. My motherboard is MS7184. Can I change bios to MS7093?

Sorry my bad english!
Most probably an OEM motherboard built by MSI for HP. No overclock settings in Bios.
Wintoosa
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Denniss wrote:
Wintoosa wrote:Hi!

I have HP Pavilion A1120.fi computer. My motherboard is free, I build this motherboard new computer. Will bios exchange? I interested overclock. My motherboard is MS7184. Can I change bios to MS7093?

Sorry my bad english!
Most probably an OEM motherboard built by MSI for HP. No overclock settings in Bios.
I know motherboard bios not supported overclock. But, can I change current bios to new MS7093 bios. MSI homepages find MS-7093 bios. Can I change my current (MS7184) bios to MS7093.
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one mainboard: MS7184
another mainboard: MS7093

a BIOS (or better BIOSes in general) is not interchangeable between different mainboard models!
If you email me include [WIMSBIOS] in the subject.
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Wintoosa wrote:
Denniss wrote:
Wintoosa wrote:Hi!

I have HP Pavilion A1120.fi computer. My motherboard is free, I build this motherboard new computer. Will bios exchange? I interested overclock. My motherboard is MS7184. Can I change bios to MS7093?

Sorry my bad english!
Most probably an OEM motherboard built by MSI for HP. No overclock settings in Bios.
I know motherboard bios not supported overclock. But, can I change current bios to new MS7093 bios. MSI homepages find MS-7093 bios. Can I change my current (MS7184) bios to MS7093.
You can change your bios to a different one. But then your computer won't work anymore. Do not use the other Bios unitl you are willing to buy a new computer!
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Gentlemen, in this thread there's a post from someone named Robin that has done exactly this, flashing the 7093 bios on his 7184. Care to explain?
edwin/evasive

Do not assume anything

System error, strike any user to continue...
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yeah. maybe that could work (the hp site offers only ONE bios for both mainboards) but since the mainboard still is an OEM version i don't recommend flashing any other bios.
If you email me include [WIMSBIOS] in the subject.
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