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Choosing the right BIOS

  1. #1


    Posts : 7
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    Choosing the right BIOS


    Hey guys,

    i'm about to update my BIOS, but i need your help to do it. I have Msi Dragon Edition 2 GT70 2OC\2OD, and it seems that there are two different versions to download and i'm not sure which one to choose.

    (I'm using windows 8)
    Here you will find the BIOS versions: MSI Global GT70 Dragon Edition 2
    Last edited by Foxx01; 05 Apr 2014 at 01:13.

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  2. #2


    Gold Coast (Australia)
    Posts : 702
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Hi there, welcome here.

    Before I take a closer look. Just for your information. There is an update due in a few days, it is an update to Win 8.1.
    I understand that you are using 8, but it would appear that there is a possibility Microsoft may be "encouraging" people to update to windows 8.1. The news has it, that to continue receiving security updates for windows, the new update (for 8.1) is needed. Meaning, 8.1 will need to be loaded before the update to 8.1 can be applied.

    There isn't a definitive word on this yet.

    Prior to that, for win 8, I will need to know the exact current BIOS you have.

    Win8 64 - 2014-03-04: 70T / If your (current) system BIOS version is E1763IMS.70A ~ E1763IMS.70S, you can directly update BIOS to this version.

    Win8 64 - 2014-03-04: 50T / If your (current) system BIOS version is E1763IMS.50A ~ E1763IMS.50S, you can directly update BIOS to this version.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 7
    Win8...


    Thanx for the reply, and sorry i forgot to put my current BIOS version.

    BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. E1763IMS.707, 5/22/2013
    SMBIOS Version 2.7
    BIOS Mode UEFI
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  4. #4


    Gold Coast (Australia)
    Posts : 702
    Windows 8.1 x64


    E1763IMS.707

    Sure thats a 7 at the end?
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  5. #5


    Posts : 7
    Win8...


    yeah, that's straight from the "system information", that's why i'm confused
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  6. #6


    Gold Coast (Australia)
    Posts : 702
    Windows 8.1 x64


    OK on further investigation, yes that old BIOS is 07.

    On that page, as you have Win 8, at the top you press the red button "win8 64"

    you are left with two choices, Bios version 50T & Bios version 70T

    Now I am going to advise you that you flash your BIOS at your own risk. As your BIOS is currently 707, it would stand to reason that the new BIOS that you are after is version 70T

    If you would prefer to wait for another opinion, I would be happy. But if I were updating. I would select 70T

    Alternativly, you could try asking here

    The Official MSI GT70-2OD Owner's Lounge its not an official MSI lounge, its a notebook enthusiasts lounge but it is active.


    Ask, Can I update from Msi Dragon Edition 2 GT70 bios E1763IMS.707 to E1763IMS.70T
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    That's what i thought too, also my system has "RAID" in it which happens to be the 70T. will check further into that.

    Thanx for your help
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  8. #8


    Gold Coast (Australia)
    Posts : 702
    Windows 8.1 x64


    You just lost me.
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  9. #9


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    Quote Originally Posted by antspants View Post
    Alternativly, you could try asking here

    The Official MSI GT70-2OD Owner's Lounge its not an official MSI lounge, its a notebook enthusiasts lounge but it is active.


    Ask, Can I update from Msi Dragon Edition 2 GT70 bios E1763IMS.707 to E1763IMS.70T
    Will check there, thanx for the help
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  10. #10


    Gold Coast (Australia)
    Posts : 702
    Windows 8.1 x64


    You have RAID which is 70T? I don't know what that means sorry.

    You mean the RAID Driver ends in 70T?

    You can only have one BIOS version. I don't see any other drivers ending in 70T
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