Manufacturer: ATI Technologies. Inc
Caution Level: Intermediate
Download File Size: 52.73 Mb
Operating System: Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows NT
Latest Version / Release Date: 184.108.40.20646 / May¬†2005
It is a BIOS and system update. Sometimes, especially when upgrading your PC, you may need to perform a BIOS upgrade in order to update your system to accept a new hardware part or to fix a bug. BIOS is a program stored inside the ROM memory of your motherboard. There are three programs stored there: BIOS, setup and POST. As they are physically stored in the same memory chip, the majority of users call setup and POST as ‚ÄúBIOS', even though this is wrong, as they are three distinct programs. BIOS which is the Basic Input/Output System teaches the system processor on how to deal with basic things, like how to access the hard drive and how to write text on screen. So ‚ÄúBIOS upgrade' really means an upgrade on the programs stored on the motherboard ROM memory.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
Even though the procedure name is ‚ÄúBIOS upgrade‚Äù, you actually upgrade all three programs (BIOS, POST and setup). The Fatal1ty X800 XL Secondary helps one to upgrade your PC. Its quality and modern ness determine the features and capabilities of your machine to a large degree. Fortunately, BIOS chip corruption is quite rare; the BIOS is a small program and flashing it usually takes only a few seconds. Many motherboards have a special ''safety feature'' to prevent accidental changes to the flash BIOS--a jumper that must be changed before performing a flash BIOS upgrade. While this is a security feature, it also obviates one of the great advantages of the flash BIOS, namely not having to open the case! Your motherboard manual will tell you whether you have a jumper or not. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Fatal1ty X800 XL Secondary errors before installing any driver updates.