Asus P2B BIOS newer than 1014 BETA 001

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Rainbow
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Sat Mar 23, 2002 10:55 pm

If anyone have Asus P2B BIOS later than 1014 BETA 001 or BIOS update from PowerLeap for this board, please send it to me...
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Sun Mar 24, 2002 10:33 am

the 1014 beta 001 is dated Jan. 9th 2002, I think chances are pretty slim there is a newer one...
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Sun Mar 24, 2002 4:48 pm

I need BIOS that has fixed the bug with multipliers 11x and above.
I know that PowerLeap has a BIOS for P2B which allows Tualatin CPUs to run.
The 1014 beta 001 is "07/08/01-i440BX-<<P2B>>-00".
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Sun Mar 24, 2002 7:11 pm

That info seems to be old.
http://shopping.oraclesmallbusiness.com ... t=A&id=233
New BIOSes are coming for Asus P2B-xx boards and also GigaByte GA-6BXC
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Sun Mar 24, 2002 9:33 pm

Hmm, interesting. You're paying $10 for the bios upgrade. Something tells me we have to wait for someone to buy the kit and be kind enough to share the bios. I doubt it will show up at either the asus or powerleap site anytime soon...
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Sun Mar 24, 2002 10:20 pm

I would buy the BIOS but only alone, not in any kit. I don't want their adapter nor CPU from them.
I can buy CPU myself with original Intel heatsink&fan and cut&connect some pins to make it working on BX. The only thing I need is the BIOS - it's cheap from them comparing to Uni****, but I don't think that they will want to sell it alone and even if they will, I don't have credit card to pay :(
The best thing would be new BIOS from Asus, but I think that the 1014 beta 001 is the last BIOS for P2B board. I already contacted Asus techsupport - I will see later...
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Wed Apr 03, 2002 7:25 pm

New Beta 1014-002 for P2B series released yesterday on asus german ftp. PowerLeap released the GigaByte Bios recently sa well, no word on the P2B-DS one yet, still in development. Looked at new beta bios. Microcode added for Tualatin Celerons and P3's. PowerLeap adaptor may work with them now, no gaurantees. Do not know if this resolved 11X multiplier issue.

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Wed Apr 03, 2002 7:33 pm

Thanks, already downloaded it yeasterday (thanks to Dennis for e-mail).
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Wed Apr 03, 2002 8:46 pm

I don't know too much about tearing apart BIOS. I was just able to go in and extract the microcode list and saw the additions of the 06B0 and 06B1 chip ID's vs the last BIOS. I know 06B1 is Tully Celly's and P3's, I have no idea what 06B0 is. Also, since you guys likely know far more than I about this stuff, is there any way to tell if the multiplier support has been added? I'd hate to spend the money on the chips if they're not going to boot.

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Wed Apr 03, 2002 9:14 pm

You have to test that. I have to do the same thing...
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Wed Apr 03, 2002 9:57 pm

Cool, new BIOS for my P2B-F. I'd pretty much given up. Asus rocks!

So, Rainbow, what's the deal with your Tualatin mod? I thought it wasn't possible.
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Wed Apr 03, 2002 10:12 pm

I don't have the Tualatin yet, but I think that I will buy it soon, along with new Socket-to-Slot adapter (Asus again - they're the best), so I will not break my current one. There will be problem with the voltage - my board is rev. 1.10 - this means that the lowest supported voltage is 1.8V which is out of specification (even out of the absolute maximum rating, which is 1.75V)...

Some links about Tualatin in old boards:
http://digilander.iol.it/grandecigno/Tua_BX_41.htm
http://members.dingoblue.net.au/~roggef ... port1.html
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Sat Apr 13, 2002 2:00 pm

1.10 - this means that the lowest supported voltage is 1.8V which is out of specification (even out of the absolute maximum rating, which is 1.75V)...
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actually P2B 1.10 has lowest voltage at about 1.6V :)

have a look at my hartdware FAQ (this section is written by me :P) :

http://republika.pl/pecetfaq/plyta.htm

this is in polish but you will recognise the numbers :)

P2B rev 1.04 is the lovest revision that runs coppermines smoothly without hacks (cappacitor on 1.02)
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Sat Apr 13, 2002 4:00 pm

actually P2B 1.10 has lowest voltage at about 1.6V
That's NOT true, at least not for my board. It does not power up until I adjust the voltage manually to at least 1.8V.
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