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by gimpguy2000
Mon Mar 03, 2008 2:32 am
Forum: Site suggestions
Topic: General discussion suggestion
Replies: 2
Views: 3171

General discussion suggestion

Just a thought, while sometimes there is only so much to discuss about a bios until we need to, would it be possible to have a general chat or even limit to computers in general ? Discuss computers, OS's, etc...? It would keep to technical but still allow some off the bios communication, If there is...
by gimpguy2000
Fri Feb 15, 2008 1:18 pm
Forum: Site suggestions
Topic: Suggestion
Replies: 5
Views: 3538

You are quite welcome :)

Cheers,

Paul
by gimpguy2000
Sat Feb 09, 2008 4:25 am
Forum: Site suggestions
Topic: Suggestion
Replies: 5
Views: 3538

Modified

http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t263/sonicfrog2000/wimsbioslogowback.png Here is one with white background to get rid of roughness. Cheers, Paul EDIT: As far as site designs, I am limited to doing all the graphics for them, AAMOF, doing my own site design which I'm just getting the hang of CSS, ...
by gimpguy2000
Sun Feb 03, 2008 2:01 am
Forum: Site suggestions
Topic: Suggestion
Replies: 5
Views: 3538

Just another suggestion on the banner

Image
by gimpguy2000
Wed Jan 23, 2008 8:49 pm
Forum: Other BIOS update issues.
Topic: Hp pavilion 512 W
Replies: 7
Views: 2702

Thanks

edwin wrote:Found that sig on usenet long ago. I think it's inspired by the BOFH:
http://bofh.ntk.net/Bastard_Indexes.html
Heheh, some funny reading ! :D Thanks!

Cheers,

Paul
by gimpguy2000
Mon Jan 21, 2008 8:33 pm
Forum: Other BIOS update issues.
Topic: Hp pavilion 512 W
Replies: 7
Views: 2702

Oh boy

That's what I was afraid of. This stupid machine won't take the USB card, only two slots of PCI are usable. *Du-oh!* Well, the cards are cheap enough, maybe if I go with my onboard lan and take out the nic card I can accomplish this, although, not sure if worth it. This PC was hit by lighting which ...
by gimpguy2000
Sun Jan 20, 2008 3:42 am
Forum: Other BIOS update issues.
Topic: Hp pavilion 512 W
Replies: 7
Views: 2702

Thanks

KachiWachi wrote:Not true.

You need to purchase additional hardware for this.

Thanks.
Ok, that's what I figured. Would you know what additional hardware is needed?

Thanks,

Paul
by gimpguy2000
Fri Jan 18, 2008 11:09 am
Forum: Other BIOS update issues.
Topic: Hp pavilion 512 W
Replies: 7
Views: 2702

Hp pavilion 512 W

Hi all,

I was told that an HPpavilion 512 w I have can be upgraded bios wise to allow USB 2.0 which I don't have. Just USB1. Is there some truth to this or no? I haven't seen anything on this as of yet and searched my fingers off.

Thanks

Paul
by gimpguy2000
Wed Jan 16, 2008 3:33 pm
Forum: Other BIOS update issues.
Topic: Old Packard Bell Bios
Replies: 12
Views: 3619

I see

the 128MB stick is high-density, the i430VX chipset can only address 1/4 of it. we may be able to patch the bios so it sees the 120GB harddisk for what it is but as cp points out, that would be for cosmetics only. Yeah, I think it's best to leave it be now. It's not worth the trouble for sure. I so...
by gimpguy2000
Wed Jan 16, 2008 3:30 pm
Forum: Other BIOS update issues.
Topic: Old Packard Bell Bios
Replies: 12
Views: 3619

Yep

if you really want to keep that machine and use it as a workstation, you should get at least 64MB RAM (2x 32MB SDRAM) and an AMD K6 233MHz (not K6-2) or the integer-monster Cyrix MII 300 (running at 233MHz). you should be able to get those things for virtually nothing at some auctioning platform. a...
by gimpguy2000
Wed Jan 16, 2008 2:52 am
Forum: Other BIOS update issues.
Topic: Old Packard Bell Bios
Replies: 12
Views: 3619

RAM

Thanks for the replies. I was going to mention the RAM as I ran into an odd scenario. It's a 128 mb stick and was detected by the bios prior to Win ME install, now it states only 32. I am thinking a small Linux install may be the way to go. I know that ME supports 128 or more without a doubt so not ...
by gimpguy2000
Tue Jan 15, 2008 11:24 pm
Forum: Other BIOS update issues.
Topic: Old Packard Bell Bios
Replies: 12
Views: 3619

W2K SP4, WinXP SP1, Linux You won't need native Bios support if you have Windows2000 SP4, Windows XP SP1 or Linux with a somewhat recent kernel (2.4.18 upwards). Install your OS into a partition within Bios limits and allocate space above Bios limits within the OS. source: http://www.wimsbios.com/p...
by gimpguy2000
Tue Jan 15, 2008 11:18 pm
Forum: Other BIOS update issues.
Topic: Old Packard Bell Bios
Replies: 12
Views: 3619

Info

edwin wrote:Can't find it offhand, will need bios info.
This is what I got from it.
Award plug and play bios extention
v1. 0A C 1996
PBBV V1.251

04\28\98 - i430VX - smc37c93 - 2a59gb3jc -00

Thanks!

Paul
by gimpguy2000
Tue Jan 15, 2008 9:22 am
Forum: Site suggestions
Topic: Suggestion
Replies: 5
Views: 3538

Suggestion

I saw the site suggestions and I do banners and such for quite a few others and would have no problem if anyone wants one for here. It's a great site! And no, I don't charge :wink: Just a suggestion for the site is all Here..I made these in about 20 min. http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t263/sonic...
by gimpguy2000
Tue Jan 15, 2008 9:17 am
Forum: Other BIOS update issues.
Topic: Old Packard Bell Bios
Replies: 12
Views: 3619

Ok

edwin wrote:Can't find it offhand, will need bios info.
Thanks, I will try to get it ASAP!

Paul