Desktop Boards
Desktop Boards
BIOS update instructions

This document provides instructions for updating your computer to the latest BIOS version.

See BIOS update instructions for Intel® NUC products.

All BIOS update files for Intel® Desktop Boards are available on the Intel Download Center.

Six methods of updating an Intel® Desktop Board BIOS to the latest version are offered. The number of options made available for any particular board varies depending on drive support and BIOS update file size. You only need to use one.

Online Instructions Download Watch
Express BIOS Update Download the .PDF Watch the Video*
F7 BIOS Flash Update Download the .PDF Watch the Video*
iFlash BIOS Update Download the .PDF Watch the Video*
ISO Image BIOS Update Download the .PDF Watch the Video*
Recovery BIOS Update Download the .PDF Watch the Video*
Integrator Toolkit BIOS Files Download the .PDF Watch the Video*

Other BIOS update instructions for unique boards:

Check this matrix to see which method works for you.

BIOS Update Launched From:

Express BIOS Update1

F7 BIOS Flash Update2

iFlash BIOS Update

ISO Image BIOS Update

Recovery BIOS Update

Integrator Toolkit BIOS Files

Windows*

X

USB device (not bootable)

X

X

USB device (bootable)

X

X

X

X

CD (not bootable)

X

X

CD (bootable)

X

X

X

X

Diskette3

X

X

X

1 The Express BIOS Update is the simplest and most common method of updating the BIOS.

2 The F7 BIOS Flash Update is available on Intel® Desktop Boards beginning in 2009. To see if your board supports this feature, in BIOS Setup, check the Boot > Boot Display Options menu for the setting Display F7 to Update BIOS.

3 The diskette method can be used only when the BIOS update files are small enough to fit on a diskette (smaller than 1.44 MB) and if the desktop board includes diskette drive support.

Identify your board
To identify your Intel® Desktop Board, refer to Identify your board using the Intel® board ID tool.

To identify your current BIOS version, check the BIOS version string:

  1. During boot, enter the BIOS setup by pressing F2.
  2. Check the Main menu.
  3. The third segment of the BIOS version string (a 4-digit number) is the current BIOS version.
  4. Press Escape to exit BIOS Setup.

Example of BIOS ID string showing the version number:

Note
  • Update the BIOS on your computer only if the newer BIOS version specifically solves a problem you have. Intel does not recommend BIOS updates for computers that do not need it. You can view all new BIOS fixes in the release notes included on the BIOS download page in Download Center.
  • Downgrading the BIOS to an earlier version is not recommended and might not be supported. An earlier BIOS version might not offer support for the latest processors, bug fixes, critical security updates, or support the latest board revisions currently being manufactured.
  • Before initiating a BIOS update, be sure to read and precisely follow the update instructions. You can open and print any PDF file from the online instructions table below for easy reference.
  • All images in the examples used in the instructions are for illustration purposes only. You need to select the correct BIOS files for your desktop board.
  • If a BIOS update process is interrupted, your computer might not function properly. Intel suggests the process be done in an environment with a steady power supply (preferably with UPS). If you have system issues after updating your BIOS version, see Troubleshooting BIOS Issues.

Note: PDF Files require Adobe Acrobat* Reader*

This applies to:

Intel® Desktop Board D2500CC
Intel® Desktop Board D2500HN
Intel® Desktop Board D2550DC2
Intel® Desktop Board D2550MUD2
Intel® Desktop Board D2700DC
Intel® Desktop Board D2700MUD
Intel® Desktop Board D410PT
Intel® Desktop Board D425KT
Intel® Desktop Board D510MO
Intel® Desktop Board D525MW
Intel® Desktop Board DB65AL
Intel® Desktop Board DB75EN
Intel® Desktop Board DB85FL
Intel® Desktop Board DH55HC
Intel® Desktop Board DH55PJ
Intel® Desktop Board DH55TC
Intel® Desktop Board DH57DD
Intel® Desktop Board DH57JG
Intel® Desktop Board DH61AG
Intel® Desktop Board DH61AGL
Intel® Desktop Board DH61BE
Intel® Desktop Board DH61BF
Intel® Desktop Board DH61CR
Intel® Desktop Board DH61DL
Intel® Desktop Board DH61HO
Intel® Desktop Board DH61KVCH
Intel® Desktop Board DH61SA
Intel® Desktop Board DH61SKCH
Intel® Desktop Board DH61WW
Intel® Desktop Board DH61ZE
Intel® Desktop Board DH67BL
Intel® Desktop Board DH67CF
Intel® Desktop Board DH67CL
Intel® Desktop Board DH67GD
Intel® Desktop Board DH67VR
Intel® Desktop Board DH77DF
Intel® Desktop Board DH77EB
Intel® Desktop Board DH77KC
Intel® Desktop Board DH87MC
Intel® Desktop Board DH87RL
Intel® Desktop Board DN2800MT
Intel® Desktop Board DP55KG
Intel® Desktop Board DP55SB
Intel® Desktop Board DP55WB
Intel® Desktop Board DP55WG
Intel® Desktop Board DP67BA
Intel® Desktop Board DP67BG
Intel® Desktop Board DP67DE
Intel® Desktop Board DQ57TM
Intel® Desktop Board DQ57TML
Intel® Desktop Board DQ67EP
Intel® Desktop Board DQ67OW
Intel® Desktop Board DQ67SW
Intel® Desktop Board DQ77CP
Intel® Desktop Board DQ77KB
Intel® Desktop Board DQ77MK
Intel® Desktop Board DQ87PG
Intel® Desktop Board DX58OG
Intel® Desktop Board DX58SO
Intel® Desktop Board DX58SO2
Intel® Desktop Board DX79SI
Intel® Desktop Board DX79SR
Intel® Desktop Board DX79TO
Intel® Desktop Board DZ68AF
Intel® Desktop Board DZ68BC
Intel® Desktop Board DZ68DB
Intel® Desktop Board DZ68PL
Intel® Desktop Board DZ68ZV
Intel® Desktop Board DZ75ML-45K
Intel® Desktop Board DZ77BH-55K
Intel® Desktop Board DZ77GA-70K
Intel® Desktop Board DZ77RE-75K
Intel® Desktop Board DZ77SL-50K
Intel® Desktop Board DZ87KLT-75K
Intel® NUC Board D34010WYB
Intel® NUC Board D54250WYB
Intel® NUC Kit D34010WYK
Intel® NUC Kit D54250WYK

Solution ID: CS-022312
Last Modified: 04-Nov-2013
Date Created: 23-Feb-2006
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