View Full Version : Award Bios upgrade?

03-06-05, 10:41 PM
Ok sorry if this is wrong spot. Any way I have an old viao p3 that runs pretty cool(like 43c full load with dry and washer going, so room is pretty hot) I can get it to run cooler to pretty easly if needed. Any way I wanted to OC it but the bios are locked. I was wondering is there any way to use a program to unlock them? My bios stats are
Field Value
BIOS Properties
BIOS Type Award Medallion
Award BIOS Type Award Modular BIOS v6.0
Award BIOS Message ACPI BIOS Revision 1002
System BIOS Date 12/28/00
Video BIOS Date 11/19/02

BIOS Manufacturer
Company Name Phoenix Technologies Ltd.
Product Information http://www.phoenix.com/en/products/default.htm
BIOS Upgrades http://www.esupport.com/biosagent/index.cfm?refererid=40

I can do the biosupgrade but then I have to call the company and just dont feel like getting into some long phone convo over some old bios.

My mobo is

Field Value
Motherboard Properties
Motherboard ID 12/28/2000-I815 -CUSL-LV
Motherboard Name Asus CUSL-L

Front Side Bus Properties
Bus Type Intel GTL+
Bus Width 64-bit
Real Clock 133 MHz
Effective Clock 133 MHz
Bandwidth 1066 MB/s

Memory Bus Properties
Bus Width 64-bit
Real Clock 133 MHz
Effective Clock 133 MHz
Bandwidth 1066 MB/s

Chipset Bus Properties
Bus Type Intel Hub Interface
Bus Width 8-bit
Real Clock 67 MHz (QDR)
Effective Clock 266 MHz
Bandwidth 266 MB/s

Motherboard Manufacturer
Company Name ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
Product Information http://www.asus.com/products/mb/mbindex.htm
BIOS Download http://www.asus.com/support/download/download.aspx

Any ideas on what I can do? I google this somewhat and found some tools but no to sure if any will actually unlock it for me(most just seems to do thigns like let me control fan and what not)