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First things first – Upgrade the MSI Wind BIOS (from Windows)…

by on Feb.05, 2009, under Life, Technology

OK I’ve got this brand spanking new MSI Wind U100 and before I do anything I want to upgrade the BIOS


well I’m running 1.05 at the moment and whilst it supports the energy saving Fn+F10 mode (where it underclocks the CPU by 50% to 800MHz (to save on battery)) if you upgrade to at least 1.09 you’ll get a great new feature where it also allows (only when plugged into power) various levels of Overclocking (8, 15 and 24%) which will take your 1.6GHz Intel Atom CPU up to 2GHz – woohoo!!!

I’m going to upgrade to at least 1.0A (although 1.0B is out now but I’m not yet 100% sure of it’s compatability with OSX).

The thing is the downloadable BIOS update from MSI allows you to install from DOS.

These guys however have a Guide to Flashing the 1.09 Bios for the MSI Wind in Windows XP and Vista which I simply adapted (by editing the batch file for the BIOS file I wanted to use).

NB: If you’re really stuck there’s also the Wind rescue mode – when BIOS update failed (no USB etc).

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