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post #1 of 10
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I’m curious if anyone knows an easy way to find out what bios my motherboard is currently using. I know that CPU-Z gives a mobo bios date under the motherboard tab but CPU-Z reports that my mobo has a 7/25/2007 bios, problem is that according to DFI there is no such bios for the P965 DK.

Does everest or something report what bios is being used?
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post #2 of 10
I usually go off the cpu-z dated.

Mine however is the actual date on my MB manufactures website. Is the date you are getting close to one of the bios updates?
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post #3 of 10
When you reboot and it is going through POST, can you see the version there? that can confirm what CPU-z is actually seeing ...
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post #4 of 10
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I am not at my computer so I can't say for sure but I am pretty sure cpuz reports a 7/25/2007 bios, DFI has BIOS dated:

3.26.2007
4.24.2007
7.3.2007
9.4.2007

So there aren't any that are really that close.
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post #5 of 10
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I have looked at the POST screen but don't recall seeing the bios version on there. Would it be at the bottom left corner or what?
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post #6 of 10
Don't you have an Award BIOS? If so, it shows the version right below the banner:

Award Modular BIOS vxxx, an Energy Star Ally

version xxxx

I think it only shows it during cold reboot, but I've seent it there.

The AMI BIOS shows it on the bottom.
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post #7 of 10
go to the command prompt,

Type debug and press ENTER.
At the Debug hyphen prompt, type "d FFFF:0" (without the quotation marks), and then press ENTER.

should show the date your Computer is using on the first line, save you from rebooting
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post #8 of 10
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Alright guys, I'll have to look around when I get home and see what those suggestions do for me. I'll get back with a post at that point to let you know what I found. Thanks for the help thus far!
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post #9 of 10
i know with mine under motherboard and version it tells me

must be different for each bios manufactor
post #10 of 10
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Alright guys, sorry for the delay but i checked out my system last night to see what is says. Both CPU-Z and my post screen state "7/25/2007" as the bios date, weird. I am not having any problems with the current bios but I am just confused as to what bios I actually have because if it's old then I want to update it. Any other ideas on this one?
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