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SalahMo
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G505 BIOS Update Version 3.0

 

"The version of rom file isn't newer than version of bios".

 

my lenovo G505 Bios Version is 3.0, while the latest version existed in lenovo support is v2.04.

i'm facing that issue while i want to update my BIOS to be able to do virtualization, and i can't update it.

sclexman
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Re: G505 BIOS Update Version 3.0

Start button>windows admin>system information. 

Post a screen shot of the top 20 lines or so, including BIOS level.  

 

You may or may not find a virtualization option in the BIOS, even though the AMD processor supports it. It depends on whether  Lenovo turned this feature on in the G505.

SalahMo
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Re: G505 BIOS Update Version 3.0

these are screenshost of system info .

sclexman
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Re: G505 BIOS Update Version 3.0

I need the top 20 lines with the word BIOS level.

SalahMo
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Re: G505 BIOS Update Version 3.0

These are the first 20 lines.

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Re: G505 BIOS Update Version 3.0


@SalahMo wrote:

 

"The version of rom file isn't newer than version of bios".

 

my lenovo G505 Bios Version is 3.0, while the latest version existed in lenovo support is v2.04.

i'm facing that issue while i want to update my BIOS to be able to do virtualization, and i can't update it.



It would appear that your computer has the latest BIOS installed, at time of production. The BIOS image that is online is indeed older (version) than yours.

To enable AMD-V you will have to find where it is listed inside the BIOS, it can be tricky to find sometimes.

If not in BIOS than it is not possible to enable on your platform, due to stability or performance limitations, not due to BIOS issues (forgot to include it?)...

I suggest looking into CPU section of BIOS first, then Advanced section, if not there go thru each page and sub page and look for AMD-V or Virtual entries.

CB


I do not work for Lenovo, I only provide suggestions based on my personal willingness to help others. All advice and comments are based on my experience, and do not reflect Lenovo policy, terms or conditions.
sclexman
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Re: G505 BIOS Update Version 3.0

You have package 27 version 3, dated 12/4/2013. This was never released to a Lenovo download center support page. (ie, I cannot find any download links).

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Your support page is package 24, version 24, dated 11/18/2013.

 

Thus, your current BIOS is fine and probably zero VM options available. 

 

I suspect your machine was withdrawn from marketing around these dates.

3razar3
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Re: G505 BIOS Update Version 3.0

i wish i could GET the 3.0 update, mine is at the latest available downloadable version and i am still having memory issues (i.e. it will not allow both memory slots to be used as usable RAM.. it will accept memory in both slots but whatever is in slot 0 becomes reserved for hardware.

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Re: G505 BIOS Update Version 3.0

Try a larger single stick in slot 1, see if that works out better....

CB

I do not work for Lenovo, I only provide suggestions based on my personal willingness to help others. All advice and comments are based on my experience, and do not reflect Lenovo policy, terms or conditions.

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