Are BIOS chips often interchangeable in different mfr motherboards w/ same chipset?
Sorry if this is a dumb question, but
If you have two motherboards from different manufacturers, say an Intel and something obscure, like a discontinued Soyo, and they happen to have the same chipset, can you use the bios chip in one to replace that in the other, if you flash the BIOS after the swap? Or are BIOS chips typically more custom fit to the board itself? Or further still, am I unlikely to find two different mfr motherboards w/ identical chipsets?
- JoelKatzLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
The BIOS is customized for the motherboard's exact design.
- 1 decade ago
You are playing with fire. BIOS is desing to work on the specific model of motherboard in order to identify each hardware piece of the motherboard(pci express slots, video, sound...etc). its a real bad idea doing swap from a different model. people flash the bios in order to "hack" its performance, but its also risky and doesnt improve that much the performance
- 1 decade ago
yeah, each manufacturer has different settings. they won't match; even same manufacturer and same chipset but different models will have different settings
- furbushLv 44 years ago
interchangeable!! that would desire to truly be so relaxing, i propose you have gotten all varieties of distinctive ones, like those previous cellular telephones which you will replace the hide of... somebody might desire to invent them.