This sounds like it is offered as a 3rd party BIOS upgrade. You didn't say who the manufacturer is, bust most of the better manufacturer's support their own BIOS updates directly. Using a 3rd party BIOS is often used on non-support motherboards or older motherboards that are no longer supported, or for some special feature the original manufacturer does not support (different CPU's or controllers, etc.)

For a 3rd party BIOS, 39.95 is cheap.  They can be much higher, close to $100.


At 09:49 AM 4/5/2006, Thompson, Jimi wrote:
I just encountered what I consider to be a totally outrageous problem.
I've got a system with a BIOS issue.  The motherboard maker has decided
to use Award's BIOS and they want a minimum of $39.95 to email me the
BIOS update that I need to fix the system.

I thought I post here, even though it's a bit off topic to see if any of
you have encountered anything similar and to see what you've done to
resolve the issue.

The system in question is loaded with FreeBSD.


Jimi Thompson, CISSP

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