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Last response: in Motherboards
December 17, 2012 1:53:37 PM

I'm buying new graphic card with 2.1 PCI-e express slot. Heard that older BIOSes have problems with 2.1 cards. I been searching for days but i couldn't find update for this one:

BIOS Date: September 27th, 2007
BIOS ID: 64-0511-000001-00101111-092707-Bearlake
BIOS OEM: BIOS Date: 09/27/07 15:30:10 Ver: 5.11 - 5.11
Chipset: Intel 29C0 rev 2
SuperIO: Unknown
Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
Motherboard: KC889AA-ABZ

LIke you see my last BIOS update was long time ago. There's a some stuff named BiosAgentPlus that find your lastest BIOS update but i dno't want to pay for that! Is it any other change doing this? TNX for replies! :wahoo: 

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a b V Motherboard
a b U Graphics card
December 17, 2012 2:00:04 PM

If the mobo's manufacturer did not release a newer version of BIOS, I don't think you can safely update it. If they did release one, best thing is to follow their instructions, as manufacturers come up with their own utilities to flash a BIOS.
A bad flash can render you mobo dead.
I would go ahead and try the new card with the current BIOS, since there is a chance it may work without fiddling with the BIOS.
a b V Motherboard
a b U Graphics card
December 17, 2012 2:01:23 PM

Should be fine, i've never heard of an outdated BIOS rendering GPU's unusable. If someone could explain that to me it would help.

Even if the slot is 1.0/1.1 you can use a 2.1 card, you just won't have that extra bandwidth.
December 17, 2012 2:09:26 PM

About bandwith you're right! But many people said that 2.1 card didn't work on their comp. Some of them suggested BIOS update... I don't know :S