Previous BIOS for ASUS A7U

mikola-akbal Posts 2 Registration date Saturday October 7, 2023 Status Member Last seen October 10, 2023 - Oct 7, 2023 at 03:40 PM
HelpiOS Posts 14388 Registration date Friday October 30, 2015 Status Moderator Last seen July 17, 2024 - Oct 13, 2023 at 04:45 PM

    Hi!

    I need previous versions of BIOS for my ASUS A7U. The reason is the following. It looks like ASUS added to last version of BIOS (206 - 2008.10.24 - A7U206AS) special undocumented code that restricts possibilities to upgrade. And offer only this last BIOS. I can not find anywhere any previous version of BIOS. I hope previous version will solve problem of upgrading.

    Can you advise databases where I can get previous versions of BIOS for my notebook? Without mods. Simply official versions.


Windows / Edge 117.0.2045.47

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HelpiOS Posts 14388 Registration date Friday October 30, 2015 Status Moderator Last seen July 17, 2024 1,878
Updated on Oct 9, 2023 at 05:34 PM

Hi,

I couldn't find any previous version for your BIOS - only the 206 version is offered by Asus and other third party websites. I suggest you try asking Asus support to see if they can provide old BIOS versions for your laptop directly.

Also, it seems that your processor is an AMD Turion 64 MK-36. Running a recent operating system will be almost very difficult even if you upgrade the RAM and use a SSD. Windows 7 (or a lightweight Linux distribution) seems to be the last system supported by your laptop.


mikola-akbal Posts 2 Registration date Saturday October 7, 2023 Status Member Last seen October 10, 2023
Oct 10, 2023 at 04:27 AM

> Also, it seems that your processor is an AMD Turion 64 MK-36.

Turion TL-58.

> Running a recent operating system will be almost very difficult even if you upgrade the RAM and use a SSD. Windows 7 (or a lightweight Linux distribution) seems to be the last system supported by your laptop.

I am in Windows 10 now. I hope, it's possible to upgrade processor too.

> Running a recent operating system will be almost very difficult even if you upgrade the RAM and use a SSD. Windows 7 (or a lightweight Linux distribution) seems to be the last system supported by your laptop.

No. ASUS says: "Your moddel is in archive. We have right not to help".

> I couldn't find any previous version for your BIOS - only the 206 version is offered by Asus and other third party websites.

Me too. It seems, it's hidden policy of ASUS. They make last BIOS-es that don't allow to upgrade. All previuos versions are removed.

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HelpiOS Posts 14388 Registration date Friday October 30, 2015 Status Moderator Last seen July 17, 2024 1,878 > mikola-akbal Posts 2 Registration date Saturday October 7, 2023 Status Member Last seen October 10, 2023
Oct 13, 2023 at 04:45 PM

Most of the time, processors are soldered on the motherboard on laptops, making upgrade not possible. However, for your Asus A7U, this page suggests that your processor can be upgraded to the ones listed there (CPUs supported by your motherboard).

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