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ZimaBoard Series BIOS Update Guide – Simple Operation, Safe and Smooth Upgrade

What is BIOS?

BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) is crucial firmware stored on a motherboard chip, responsible for hardware initialization during booting and providing runtime services for operating systems and programs. Despite its small size, the BIOS plays a pivotal role in system stability and performance.

Why Update BIOS?

Updating the BIOS is essential for various reasons:

  • Bug Fixes and Security Enhancements: Resolves known issues and vulnerabilities.
  • Hardware Compatibility: Supports new CPUs, memory, and storage devices.
  • Performance Optimization: Enhances power management and overall system performance.
  • OS Compatibility: Ensures compatibility with the latest operating systems.
  • Future Upgrades: Prepares the system for new hardware upgrades.

Steps to Update BIOS on ZimaBoard:


  • USB drive (blank)
  • Display
  • Keyboard
  • Mini DisplayPort cable

Step 1: Download BIOS Installation Package

Step 2: Unzip BIOS Installation PackageUnzip the package and copy the EFI folder to a blank USB drive.

Step 3: Update BIOSConnect the USB drive, keyboard, and display to the ZimaBoard. Power on and press F11 to enter the selection interface, then choose UEFI.

Step 4: Start InstallationFollow on-screen instructions to complete the BIOS update.

Step 5: Installation Complete

Precautions for BIOS Update:

  • Data Backup: Always back up important data before updating BIOS.
  • Stable Power Supply: Ensure a stable power source to prevent interruptions.
  • No Interruptions: Do not restart or power off the system during the update.
  • Prepare Keyboard and Display: Necessary for BIOS update mode.
  • Official BIOS Files: Use only official BIOS files from ZimaBoard.
  • Check BIOS Version: Ensure the new BIOS version is an update.
  • Post-Update Check: Verify BIOS settings after updating.
  • Be Patient: Allow time for the update process to complete.
  • Seek Technical Support: Contact ZimaBoard support for any issues.


Updating your ZimaBoard’s BIOS can significantly enhance your system’s stability, security, and performance. Follow our step-by-step guide to ensure a smooth and safe upgrade process.

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