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Formatting question

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Jukesy, 2 Aug 2006.

  1. Jukesy

    Gangster

    Joined: 27 Jan 2005

    Posts: 162

    Location: West Midlands

    Hi all,
    I was thinking about formatting my pc cause recently it has started to slow down and no matter how many defrag's/scandisk' i do it just doesnt feel as fast and efficient as it used to. Now that ive put in a new CPU (upgraded from 3200+ to 3700+) i had to update the bios so the motherboard would recognise the chip, the question is:

    'If i formatted the primary hard driver with my operating system on, how would i go around updating the motherboard so it would recognise the chip? Does the bios reset itself on a format or does it keep to the same version until a manual reset is performed on the jumper'?

    Thanks in advance,
    Kris
     
  2. img

    Hitman

    Joined: 23 Mar 2005

    Posts: 631

    formating hdd wont effect bios. bios is on a chip it wont go back to old version unless you reflash it with that version
     
  3. Jukesy

    Gangster

    Joined: 27 Jan 2005

    Posts: 162

    Location: West Midlands

    Thanks img!! ;)