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How do I find out which BIOS I'm using?

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Hi folks, it's been a while since I posted here. Too busy enjoying my PC I guess.

 

A bit of a stupid question considering my experience, but here goes...

 

Is there any way to find out which BIOS I'm using? I know my sig. says 702-3 (it was some time ago and am now unsure), but is there any util that will also tell me the -3 part?

 

I'm asking because I notice there's a newer BIOS out and am hoping for a little better overclock. I know the golden rule is "if it aint broke don't fix it", but I'm a sucker for punishment.

 

I overclocked another Opteron 146 (bought same time as mine, same steppings etc.) to 2.85Ghz on a crappy Asus A8N-SLI SE. This was for my boss, and I feel a little ripped lol :nod:

 

I'm willing to post A64 Tweak screenie if it's of help to anyone to get me clocking higher.

 

Thanks.

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you can find alittle detail @ the post screen press the [Pause] button & look in the bottom left hand corner *& you'll see the bios date.

 

Now if your like me the datae alone don't help much so i use

Everest_Bios.PNG

which gives me everything. everest used to do a free home edition but you can get the trial Everest Ultimate Edition

 

luck :)

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while youe computer boots up it tells you whch bios versiob your riunning or you can install Everest and look under motherboard bios LOL

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I do use Everest myself. Here's some of the detail.

 

Award BIOS Type Phoenix - Award WorkstationBIOS v6.00PG

Award BIOS Message (704-22V6) BIGTOE TWEAKED 704-2a

System BIOS Date 07/06/05

Video BIOS Date 06/10/04

 

 

Would I have anything to gain by using the lastest BIOS?

 

 

Thanks.

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I'm running with 0406 DFI NF4 bios files - OCZTony which is the successor to 704-2bta, have been on it a couple of weeks not much difference i find the auto selection of MAL (Max Async Latency) & rpt(Read Preamble Time) is better when setting them Auto & selecting Dram Responce Time. Their nearer the manual figures i found through trial & error with earlier bios.

 

Like you

I know the golden rule is "if it aint broke don't fix it", but I'm a sucker for punishment.
:rolleyes:

 

luck :)

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Thanks Angry, I was already aware of this but needed more info, which Everest provided perfectly.

 

Thanks all.

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