Originally Posted by sledge
Hey, thanks for the link. I tried to flash the NS5 version using winphlash v18.104.22.168 and v1.3 build 56, but it doesn't work. The hard-drive led blinks while it is supposedly flashing the BIOS and reboots the machine, but if I check the BIOS it's still the old version. :-(
You cannot flash an "NS" type bios to to the type of chip installed. You need to send the chip out to get reflashed or pay for a new one with the version you want. You can certainly use the NS.00.05 7422GX ~ 7426GX bios and it will be fine, however the operating system may not like the gateway name and make you reactivate.
There is no point in updating the emachines bios to the NSF04.P00, you will not gain a thing. Also make sure to verify your CURRENT bios has "NS" in its version number, if it does than you're fine.
The NS.00.05 lets you use the newest 3700+ and 4000+ newark core cpu's, it if you plan on upgrading.