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Upgrading Mobo BIOS to support a CPU

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July 15, 2011 7:48:05 PM

i have a ga_8simlnf motherboard bios versen 1.0y 01/31/2004 and need to up date as my computer wont boot from cd have tried re setting in the bios but just starts windows up many thanks mal
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July 15, 2011 8:09:10 PM

Welcome to Tom's Forums! :) 

The GA-8SIMLNF is an OEM MOBO so you'll need to go to the OEM site for any BIOS support.

As far booting off the CD/DVD the CD/DVD media needs to be 'bootable'. If it's a Windows CD/DVD try holding F8. I assume "have tried re setting in the bios" meant that you changed the Boot Order in the BIOS to boot off the CD/DVD as first priority and next the HDD.
July 15, 2011 8:34:22 PM

yes from cd drive first priority but it does not save the changs it starts up windows so i can not put the boot up disk for windows xp if the computer crahes
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July 15, 2011 9:00:28 PM

Replace your CMOS Battery if the actual BIOS setting is 'forgetting' the settings in the BIOS.
July 15, 2011 9:04:40 PM

many thanks will try that and put cd in drive and see if it works makie
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