Award BIOS Upgrade Fees - Slightly Offtopic

fbsd_user fbsd_user at
Wed Apr 5 15:19:30 UTC 2006

For that kind of money you can get a bios replacement
chip from unicore.
Which probably is better and contains more functions
that the mfg would provide.

I have never had to pay the mfg for a bios burnable upgrade.

Who is the motherboard mfg?
I would like to know so I don't buy their motherboards in the

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-freebsd-questions at
[mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at]On Behalf Of Thompson,
Sent: Wednesday, April 05, 2006 10:50 AM
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Subject: Award BIOS Upgrade Fees - Slightly Offtopic

I just encountered what I consider to be a totally outrageous
I've got a system with a BIOS issue.  The motherboard maker has
to use Award's BIOS and they want a minimum of $39.95 to email me
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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