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Where can I get a copy of the newest BIOS update for my motherboard?

Model: Asus P5GD1-VM Motherboard
Version: 0602
Chipset: I915
Date: 09/06/2005-16:48:11
Onboard Sound: Azalia (swa)
Onboard LAN: Exist (wl)
BIOS Size: 512 K
BIOS Type: AMI

I've downloaded all BIOS .ROM files in the official website of Asus. But it weren't compatible with the BIOS.

Please help me! Thank you very much in advanced!
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  1. Hi, Have you bought the motherboard as a separate component or as part of a system/PC?
  2. alexoiu said:
    Hi, Have you bought the motherboard as a separate component or as part of a system/PC?


    As a separate component. I'm updating/flashing my BIOS because it says, "Intel CPU uCode Loading Error."
  3. Check the CPU support list at the ASUS site. Is the CPU supported and if yes, what BIOS version is required?
  4. alexoiu said:
    Check the CPU support list at the ASUS site. Is the CPU supported and if yes, what BIOS version is required?


    Here's the CPU properties, I found these at the top of the CPU.

    Intel '04
    Pentium 4
    506 SL8PL MALAY
    2.66GHZ/LM/533/04A
    L603A580
  5. It requires a newer BIOS version.
    Can you access the BIOS? Do you have an older CPU?
  6. alexoiu said:
    It requires a newer BIOS version.
    Can you access the BIOS? Do you have an older CPU?


    I can access the BIOS. It doesn't have an update or flashing utility. But as an alternative, I'm capable of using MS-DOS.

    Unfortunately, I don't have an older CPU.

    Where can I find a .ROM file to update my BIOS? I tried all .ROM files in the official website of ASUS but it didn't work.

    Can you help me find a new .ROM file for my BIOS? How?

    Thank you very much! :)
  7. You're welcome.
    Save the downloaded and unzipped file to the floppy and rename it to P5GD1-VM.ROM
    Restart and Alt+F2 during POST
  8. alexoiu said:
    You're welcome.
    Save the downloaded and unzipped file to the floppy and rename it to P5GD1-VM.ROM
    Restart and Alt+F2 during POST


    Where can I find a .ROM file to update my BIOS? I tried all .ROM files in the official website of ASUS but it didn't work. Can you help me find a new .ROM file for my BIOS? How?
  9. http://support.asus.com/download.aspx?SLanguage=en&p=1&s=22&m=P5GD1-VM&os=&hashedid=HIaTej0gN00zmLOa
    The 1014 version is a ROM file. Try renaming it to P5GD1-VM.ROM
    Make sure it does not end with .rom.rom (unhide the file extensions if hidden).
    and see if it does work.
  10. alexoiu said:
    http://support.asus.com/download.aspx?SLanguage=en&p=1&s=22&m=P5GD1-VM&os=&hashedid=HIaTej0gN00zmLOa
    The 1014 version is a ROM file. Try renaming it to P5GD1-VM.ROM
    Make sure it does not end with .rom.rom (unhide the file extensions if hidden).
    and see if it does work.


    Unfortunately, it says "ERROR: ROM file ROMID is not compatible with existing BIOS ROMID." :(

    Here's the complete image of the flashing process:

  11. I still think that your board was part of a barebone system.
    If you check the ASUS page, the first BIOS version for the board P5GD1-VM is 1001.
    Or in your case it's 0602.
  12. That all looks to me like we are talking about a different Motherboard. Is it really a P5GD1-VM? Is "Version: 0602" the current version of your BIOS? Because there has never been a version like this for the P5GD1-VM.
  13. alexoiu said:
    I still think that your board was part of a barebone system.
    If you check the ASUS page, the first BIOS version for the board P5GD1-VM is 1001.
    Or in your case it's 0602.


    What is a Barebone System?
  14. It's something like http://www.asus.com/Search/?SearchKey=pundit
    Even if a motherboard installed in one of these systems is P5GD1-VM, the BIOS for a barebone is different than the BIOS for the motherboard bought as a separate component from a retailer.
    You have to flash the BIOS with a version downloaded from the ASUS barebone page.
  15. Best answer
    I've just checked the ASUS eStore page. It seems that the BIOS chip is on socket and you can order one from http://us.estore.asus.com/index.php?l=product_detail&p=3855
    or ebay:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/BIOS-CHIP-ASUS-P5GD1-VM-/380449603492
    This way you'll get one flashed with the latest BIOS version for the motherboard P5GD1-VM (not barebone) and hopefully it will solve the issue.
  16. alexoiu said:
    It's something like http://www.asus.com/Search/?SearchKey=pundit
    Even if a motherboard installed in one of these systems is P5GD1-VM, the BIOS for a barebone is different than the BIOS for the motherboard bought as a separate component from a retailer.
    You have to flash the BIOS with a version downloaded from the ASUS barebone page.


    How to flash my BIOS with a compatible Asus motherboard which contains MS-DOS? What are the ways?
  17. The ways are those described in the manual.
    I suggest replacing the BIOS chip. No other ideas.
  18. alexoiu said:
    The ways are those described in the manual.
    I suggest replacing the BIOS chip. No other ideas.


    How about removing the BIOS Chip then insert it again? :??:
  19. No. It has to be replaced. It's not expensive. If in US, I suggest ordering one from ASUS eStore.
  20. alexoiu said:
    No. It has to be replaced. It's not expensive. If in US, I suggest ordering one from ASUS eStore.


    Okay, does this BIOS Chip replacement is related to the "Intel CPU uCode Loading Error?"
  21. Thanks! It really helped me. :)
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