How to Download and Update Intel D945GCNL Desktop Board BIOS Bin File for Free
If you have an Intel D945GCNL desktop board, you may want to update your BIOS bin file to the latest version for improved performance and stability. A BIOS bin file is a binary file that contains the firmware of your motherboard. Updating your BIOS bin file can fix bugs, add new features, or support new hardware devices.
However, updating your BIOS bin file is not a simple task. You need to download the correct file for your board model and revision, and follow the instructions carefully to avoid damaging your system. Moreover, you need to find a reliable source for downloading the BIOS bin file, as some websites may offer corrupted or infected files.
In this article, we will show you how to download and update your Intel D945GCNL desktop board BIOS bin file for free from a trusted source. We will also provide some tips and precautions before you proceed with the update.
Step 1: Check Your Board Model and Revision
Before you download the BIOS bin file, you need to check your board model and revision. You can find this information on a sticker on your motherboard, or by using a software tool like CPU-Z. The board model should be D945GCNL, and the revision should be one of the following: AAD97184-106, AAD97184-107, AAD97184-108, or AAD97184-109.
Step 2: Download the BIOS Bin File
Once you have confirmed your board model and revision, you can download the BIOS bin file from the official Intel website[^1^]. The latest version available is 0029, which was released on June 11, 2008. To download the file, follow these steps:
Go to https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/products/sku/50369/intel-desktop-board-d945gcnl/downloads.html
Select your operating system from the drop-down menu.
Click on \"BIOS Update [NL94510J.86A]\" under \"Available Downloads\".
Read the license agreement and click on \"I accept the terms in the license agreement\".
Click on \"Download\" next to \"Express BIOS Update [NL94510J.86A.0029.EB.EXE]\".
Save the file to a convenient location on your hard drive.
You can also download the BIOS bin file from other sources, such as Softpedia[^2^] or Wim's BIOS[^3^], but make sure they offer the same version and checksum as the official Intel website.
Step 3: Update Your BIOS Bin File
After you have downloaded the BIOS bin file, you need to update it on your motherboard. There are two methods to do this: Express BIOS Update or F7 BIOS Flash Update. We recommend using the Express BIOS Update method, as it is easier and safer. To use this method, follow these steps:
Close all open programs and shut down your computer.
Insert a blank USB flash drive into an available USB port.
Double-click on the downloaded file (NL94510J.86A.0029.EB.EXE) to launch the Express BIOS Update tool.
Follow the on-screen instructions to copy the BIOS bin file to the USB flash drive.
Remove the USB flash drive and restart your computer.
The Express BIOS Update tool will automatically detect and update your BIOS bin file.
Wait for the update process to complete. Do not turn off your computer or interrupt the update in any way.
Your computer will reboot automatically when the update is done.
Congratulations! You have successfully updated your Intel D945GCNL desktop board BIOS bin file for free.