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*Changing* the BIOS?

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November 15, 2010 3:22:31 PM

Hello everyone, I have a simple question;

Is it possible to change a bios, by another one? Why would I do that, simple.

I had a gaming laptop, and my mom changed her pc, and she gave it to me, here's the spec

Gateway
Core 2 Quad Q8200
6gig DDR3
1.1k Gig HDD
Ati radeon HD5770

Now, I would like to remplace the bios because the one the motherboard comes with (A random Acer motherboard btw)
lack in the overclocking department, and I'm quite sure I could squeeze some mhz out of this CPU.

So that's why I'm curious to know if I could remplace this crappy bestbuy bios, by let's say, a bios with more overclocking abilities.

Thanks!

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November 15, 2010 4:09:48 PM

Not likely. Most newer boards have the bios chip soldered on; most bios files won't flash to a different board; it's a failsafe mechanism designed to prevent you from having a dead board from flashing the wrong file. It's safer to change out the motherboard, and if necessary, get a new windows coa for the new board. Gateway, like most oem systems, has a small bios file with the windows keycode. Your windows copy most likely won't load with a non Gateway motherboard.
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November 15, 2010 4:11:11 PM

Alright, thanks alot!
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