I have a Asus P5E3 .It had a soldered on soic chip. It now has a soic8 socket.
Setting up the board [no case] I got an error message after " checking nvram"
It said "Not enough space in Runtime area. SMBios data will not be available " Press F1 OR DEL
So I ran AFUDOS and updated the bios. pull battery, change jumper, pull plug from wall socket. Then put it all back together and boot- updated bios version but the same error message.
So I ran AFUDOS with the switches pbnc. It then erased the bootblock and tried ten times to write to the bootblock -failed. Rebooted
same procedure with battery etc. but the m/b wouldnt post . dead m/b.
Changed the chip [programmed with v610] and the m/b is up and running. I'm typing on it right now.
Is nvram a different name for bootblock?
Is Runtime area part of the bios chip?
Is SMBios a different name for nvram or bootblock?
Using a parallel chip burner [Willems or Nano] , will it erase the whole chip like afudos /pbnc ?
Hope this makes sense.