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How Do I Update My American Megatrends Bios

  • I work from home most of the time and my employer wants me to update my BIOS to a version less than 7 years old (current is American Megatrends P11-A3 from ). On the Acer website there is a version P11.B1 from but it is titled BIOS - UEFI for Windows 8 (Not for Upgrades).
  • American Megatrends BIOS Introduction. This is part 1 of a 2 part series about the American Megatrends BIOS, or AMIBIOS. You are introduced to what the BIOS is, the beep codes if there is a fault, and the BIOS Setup Utility. Part 2 looks at the AMIBIOS Update process. This is not a straightforward process for the typical home computer user.
  • So it's not too complicated to make certain which bios update utility you need to flash your bios. Part 2 looks at the amibios update process. Solved how to flash american megatrends bios - posted in internal hardware, hi, i have a microcode for american megatrends mobo that i would like flash, a process that is documented in a.
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Do make sure that you read, and preferably print out, any details on how, exactly, you should carry out the flashing process. If you make a mistake. Or even try flashing the wrong BIOS update you MAY wreck your BIOS chip and your motherboard will be no good to man nor beast. You'll have fvcked it up, and will need to buy a new motherboard. Click on the BIOS file and press Enter key. For example: Choose E7B50IMS.150 Select Yes to start the BIOS update process. Noted: Do not power off or restart system during BIOS updates process. Also, do not remove the USB flash drive at all times. After completing.

AMI provides a number of support options for its BIOS products, both for its Developer Customers and End Users of AMI's BIOS and UEFI firmware solutions.

Read below to learn more; use the Technical Support Contact Form to contact AMI Technical Support for assistance beyond the options described here.

For Developers & Partners: 'Always-On' Support

AMI's global presence and innovative tools like our Customer Portal, Enterprise Information Portal (EIP) and 24/7 SVN source code access mean help is always within reach for Aptio customers. AMI has offices in 7 countries and over 1300 employees in N. America, Asia and Europe, to best respond to the urgent needs of partners.

  • On Demand Source Code Access: SVN allows a customer to receive source updates 24/7
  • SVN access is integrated into Visual eBIOS for easy updating of modules
  • AMI's Enterprise Information Portal (EIP) allows customers to directly connect with engineering resources 24/7
  • EIP gives easy access to: NRE Project Status / Inquiries or Feature Requests / Bug Reporting & Tracking
  • The AMI Customer Portal is also accessible 24/7
  • The Customer Portal provides access to: Quick Start Guides / Utility Manuals / Porting Guides (100+ for Aptio V) / Upgrade Guides / Advisories on new technologies and updates

Customer Portal

Click the link below to access AMI's Customer Portal for Aptio customers. For assistance with access issues, please contact your AMI Sales Representative.

Enterprise Information Portal

Click the link below to access AMI's Enterprise Information Portal. For assistance with access issues, please contact your AMI Sales Representative.

Training Services

AMI offers custom training at customer sites and AMI offices worldwide. Courses are designed around customers' current projects for maximum effectiveness.


Technical Support

Support services from AMI are dependent on your sales agreement. Please contact your Sales Representative for assistance or use our contact form linked below.

For End Users: Multiple Support Options

AMI offers a number of AMI-branded support options for End Users of its BIOS and UEFI firmware products:

  • Use the Motherboard ID Tool (MBID) to verify the manufacturer of your motherboard and help determine your support options. Works with Microsoft® Windows® 7, Microsoft® Windows® 8.1 and Microsoft® Windows® 10.
  • Learn how to use the Aptio 4 Status Codes, Aptio V Status Codes and AMIBIOS Checkpoint and Beep Codes to aid in problems that occur during the pre-boot process
  • Download the AMIBIOS8 Firmware Update Tool to update AMIBIOS on your system.
  • Download the Aptio 4 Firmware Update Tool to update Aptio 4 on your system.
  • Download the Aptio V Firmware Update Tool to update Aptio V on your system.
  • Use our Technical Support Contact Form to get in touch with AMI's Technical Support team

Motherboard ID Tool

To identify the motherboard manufacturer and support path for AMI & non-AMI boards, AMI offers its MBID Tool for download via the link below.

Status, Checkpoint & Beep Codes

Status, checkpoint and beep codes offer vital diagnostic information about errors in the pre-boot process, for both UEFI and legacy BIOS platforms.

Firmware Update Tool

The Firmware Update Tool is a utility to update both Aptio and legacy system BIOS. It features both command line and GUI interface for ease of use.

Technical Support

End Users of AMI products seeking Technical Support are encouraged to use our Technical Support contact form via the link below.

Most Commonly Asked Questions About BIOS

As a BIOS manufacturer, we often hear and get questions concerning BIOS. For today's post, we decided to round up a few of the most commonly asked questions about BIOS and answer them!

What does BIOS stand for?
BIOS stands for Basic Input Output System.

What does the BIOS do?
The BIOS is low-level software that is responsible for running the boot process that occurs after you press the power button. There's a lot going on in those few seconds it takes to boot and the BIOS is the one who runs the show!


How Do I Upgrade My American Megatrends Bios

What is the relationship between BIOS and UEFI?
UEFI stands for Unified Extensible Firmware Interface and is considered the more powerful successor to BIOS. UEFI and BIOS have the same features; however, UEFI has extended functionality and features. The UEFI Forum was formed to promote a standardized interface and interoperability between systems and platforms. More information about UEFI can be found at here.

How do I update my BIOS?
In order to update your BIOS, you should contact your system manufacturer or look at your system manufacturer's website. The system manufacturer is the one who can provide you the proper updates and resources to update your BIOS. BIOS providers cannot provide updates to a customer's BIOS because they license the BIOS to manufacturers and the manufacturers make changes to the BIOS to fit their specific motherboard specifications.

How do I check my BIOS version number?
There are a couple ways you can check the BIOS version number of your system:

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    Open the Command Prompt window and type, 'wmic bios get smbiosbiosversion' (without the quotation marks). The returned prompt should tell you the version number.
    If you are using a system running Windows OS, type 'msinfo32' (without the quotation marks) in the Run or Search box and the System Information window should open. In the window, you will see a section called 'BIOS Version/Date' that will tell you the BIOS version number.

UpdateThere are some other ways; however, we found these methods to be the easiest/most straightforward.

How do I identify the system manufacturer?
The system manufacturer can be found in multiple ways. AMI has a Motherboard ID Tool that can be used on some systems.
Specifically for Windows users, there are two simple ways to find out. One is to type 'dxdiag' (without the quotation marks) in the Run box, which should open the built-in DirectX Diagnostic Tool. There, you should be able to find the system manufacturer listed. The second way is to right click on the Start window and clicking 'System'. There, the Settings window will pop up and if you look through it, you will find the manufacturer.

How do you enter into BIOS settings?
We've actually written a blog post about it! There are a few different keys you can use to enter into BIOS setup. You can find them here.

And those are the questions! Have any other general questions? Let us know in the comment section and we may answer some more questions in a future blog post!