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Im trying to install drivers for my motherboard (http://usa.asus.com/prog/spec.asp?m=P4PE&langs=09) ASUS P4PE. It's about 3 years old. I downloaded a BIOS update, but the file type is .awd.
IMy PC says i dont have a program to open with it. Would anyone have any clues as to what i should do to install this driver?? :-| , :o

It's an image file for Award BIOS. Instructions Here

I wouldn't recommend updating the bios unless the new version has a fix for a problem you're experiencing. That's just my opinion.

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Agreed. the BIOS update is NOT a driver!

It's an update to the system BIOS, it needs to be installed using a software tool, and if there is a problem while its being installed you can find that your PC may never work again! Danger, BEWARE!


This is the reason, actually, that most BIOS update downloads are nor self-executing files, but need a separate installer tool ;)

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a bad flash is fixable, you would need to buy a new bios chip with the correct Data on it for that board !!don't know were you would buy one !!

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Fixable in theory, caperjack. In reality you'd expend so much time, effort and possibly even money to locate a replacement BIOS chip and have it shipped to you that it would be a better alternative to simply replace the motherboard :)

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Yeah, but a whole lot of smoke coming from the chip when it was the wrong one was intersting .and they do get really hot!:) heehee

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