How to Update AMIBIOS

By Greyson Ferguson

The AMI BIOS is a particular kind of motherboard used in personal computers. The motherboard essentially runs the computer by connecting all drives, processors and RAM together. Like all other hardware, a AMI BIOS needs to be updated once in a while. Short of replacing it with a new motherboard, occasional download updates are made available so the AMI BIOS can run the most up-to-date hardware and drives.

Things You'll Need

  • Philips screwdriver

Step 1

Determine the AMI BIOS motherboard type. Power down the computer and remove all the cords from the backside. Use the Philips screwdriver to remove the screws that connect the case intake to the actual computer. Slide the case off. On the backside of the AMI BIOS the motherboard make and model will be written. Write this down because you will need it for the particular update you will use.

Step 2

Resemble the computer and power it back on. Click the "AMI BIOS Updates" link provided in Resources. You will be taken to a large list of available updates for different AMI BIOS motherboards.

Step 3

Select the appropriate update by clicking the blue "More" button. This will bring up a new page. The site will offer trial software. Stick clear of these programs and click the blue ".ZIP" update next to the "File" description. A new, almost all-white page will appear. Scroll down to the bottom of the page where you must type in the provided code to proceed. The driver will download momentarily.

Step 4

Open the downloaded file once the process has completed. You may need a .ZIP extracting software to use the update. If you do not have one currently installed on the computer you can download a free trial of WinZip by following the second link in Resources.

Step 5

Extract the file (if necessary) and open the driver update for the AMI BIOS motherboard. This will launch a kind of installation wizard. Follow the prompts to complete the driver updates. Once this has completed you may need to restart the computer to complete the update.