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Thanks to information given to me by Jan Hill, and some boredom, I wrote a patcher that patches the AWARD BIOS 32GB bug, meaning after running the patcher, it will not hang anymore after the memory test.
I'd love if some people could test it. When I have gained some more knowledge about the 64GB fix, I'll try to implement it in the patcher. IMO the fact that AWD64GB isn't public yet is an atrocity (no offense
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BigHDD by Oerg866 -- email@example.com
We will extract the ORIGINAL.TMP file now. Performing checks and fixes for TEST.AWD BIOS String: 03/12/98-i440FX-CPKND-I9C-00 BIOS ID: CPKND-I9 BIOS Message: #401A0-0217u 1 Scanning for 32GB bug (BIOS hangs after memory test)... 32GB Bug Block located at 367E Fixing 32GB Bug. Wrote 26 81 7D 7A F0 03 72 02 B2 FF 90 90 90 90 90 90 to 366E Checking for 64GB bug #1 (BIOS hangs at summary screen)... 64GB bug #1 block located at 8B40 Fixing 64GB Bug #1. Wrote 26 81 7D 7A F0 03 72 02 B2 FF 90 90 90 90 90 90 F7 E1 F7 E3 5B 1F B9 84 1E 90 90 89 86 9C 00 to 8B40 Checking for 64GB bug #2 (BIOS hangs during manual setup)... 64GB bug #2 not present in this BIOS -- SUMMARY: Performed 32GB bug fix (hangs after memory test) Performed ugly 64GB bug fix #1 (hangs at summary) DONE. Please readd ORIGINAL.TMP back into the BIOS file ;)
^ Progress update. I'm using a tricky way to open MODBIN and close it again =P
Please note that this will only work on 32Bit windows systems, like most other bios utils.
Same URL as above. Have fun
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