Award BIOS Upgrade Fees - Slightly Offtopic
derek at computinginnovations.com
Wed Apr 5 22:51:04 UTC 2006
This sounds like it is offered as a 3rd party BIOS upgrade. You didn't say
who the manufacturer is, bust most of the better manufacturer's support
their own BIOS updates directly. Using a 3rd party BIOS is often used on
non-support motherboards or older motherboards that are no longer
supported, or for some special feature the original manufacturer does not
support (different CPU's or controllers, etc.)
For a 3rd party BIOS, 39.95 is cheap. They can be much higher, close to $100.
At 09:49 AM 4/5/2006, Thompson, Jimi wrote:
>I just encountered what I consider to be a totally outrageous problem.
>I've got a system with a BIOS issue. The motherboard maker has decided
>to use Award's BIOS and they want a minimum of $39.95 to email me the
>BIOS update that I need to fix the system.
>I thought I post here, even though it's a bit off topic to see if any of
>you have encountered anything similar and to see what you've done to
>resolve the issue.
>The system in question is loaded with FreeBSD.
>Jimi Thompson, CISSP
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