BIOS Update Links - (12/24/07)

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Postby cimino » Fri Oct 31, 2008 01:08

I'm sure there's a good reason for it. The Sony engineers have probably worked out that the mean time between failure of certain components (HD, RAM maybe) will be extended if they are kept cooler.

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Postby Matta » Fri Oct 31, 2008 10:27

Fair enough, thought so myself when I saw description of 1 of the earlier BIOS: "Improved the stability of the system".

I guess that achieved by making fan to power on more often. :)
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Postby water » Sun Nov 02, 2008 18:22

Well sometimes you do things to the BIOS to upgrade your systems speed. Yet you have to sacrifice the fact of all that heat that will be generated...

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Postby Matta » Sun Nov 02, 2008 18:48

water wrote:Well sometimes you do things to the BIOS to upgrade your systems speed. Yet you have to sacrifice the fact of all that heat that will be generated...


There was no mention of speed increase, only stability. I guess it's just Sony's way to handle stability issues (not that I had any issues).
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Postby jordant2 » Fri Jun 26, 2009 01:07

What does this update solve?

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Postby anh » Fri Jun 26, 2009 23:49

You will be able to boot from external USB flash drive.
You could not boot from them with older BIOS, I guess version lower 100.
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Postby tannalv » Fri Sep 18, 2009 08:45

I gave this BIOS to the geniuses over at mydigitallife, to see if they could add SLIC 2.1 to it. So far there has been no luck...

911medic wrote:This has been a bit of a PITA due to a N2 ID string in the bios.


I've tried flashing both in DOS and in Windows (both 7 and XP), no luck. It just gives me the somewhat cryptical message "Platform Signature not found in the Interface".
If anyone wants to look in to it or has any ideas... Please speak out! I would really like to SLIC 2.1 this machine.

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Postby sblue » Tue Nov 10, 2009 11:36

tannalv wrote:I gave this BIOS to the geniuses over at mydigitallife, to see if they could add SLIC 2.1 to it. So far there has been no luck...



I've tried flashing both in DOS and in Windows (both 7 and XP), no luck. It just gives me the somewhat cryptical message "Platform Signature not found in the Interface".
If anyone wants to look in to it or has any ideas... Please speak out! I would really like to SLIC 2.1 this machine.


The BIOS posted on mydigitallife actually will flash. My machine had Ubuntu and XP on it so I tried to flash from DOS and from XP but it failed. So I re-imaged my Sony with the Vista setup it came with. Then I ran the BIOS from mydigitallife and it completed.

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Postby thomasstuart » Tue Nov 17, 2009 15:58

Hey Benz145
Thanks for all detail as well as link.


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