40GB: 10/08/1998-i440BX-19981010C-00

BIOS update, EIDE card, or overlay software? (FAQ Hard disk recognition)
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cons44
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I have a 40GB HD and am planning to buy 80GB in the near future. I'd like to find the right flash file/patched .bin file for my bios. This is my first time and am concerned of all the warnings about flashing :cry: ... with your help perhaps I can better my odds at success. The details are:

Bios ID : 19981010C
Bios Date : 10/08/98
Bios Type : Award Modular BIOS v4.51PG
Bios ID/Signon : 10/08/1998-i440BX-19981010C-00
Bios Eval/Release: Release 10/10/'98
Chipset : Intel 440BX/ZX rev 3
Super I/O : Winbond 977TF rev 0 found at port 3F0h
Super I/O Chip : Winbond 83977TF found at port 3F0h

I can't find any model number so far in my motherboard except that it says in the manual "650B / 670V Main board" (could this be a Jamicon board?)

Other details which I don't understand but which may be useful to you are:

c't PCI-Optimierer Version 3.03.00
(c) Georg Schnurer, Redaktion c't, 1993..1998

Searching PCI-Devices (CFG_Type 1)
Bus Nr. 00h
00 0 Vendor=Intel Corporation No PCI-INT
Device=83443BX/ZX Pentium II-Chipset, CPU-Bridge, Rev=03h
01 0 Vendor=Intel Corporation No PCI-INT
Device=83443BX/ZX Pentium II-Chipset, AGP-Bridge, Rev=03h
07 0 Vendor=Intel Corporation No PCI-INT
Device=82371EB PIIX4e Function 0: ISA Bridge, Rev=02h
07 1 Vendor=Intel Corporation No PCI-INT
Device=82371AB/EB PIIX4/4e Function 1: EIDE Controller, Rev=01h
07 2 Vendor=Intel Corporation INT D=IRQ 10
Device=82371AB/EB PIIX4/4e Function 2: USB Controller, Rev=01h
07 3 Vendor=Intel Corporation No PCI-INT
Device=82371EB PIIX4e Function 3: I²C Bus Bridge, Rev=02h
09 0 Vendor=Brooktree Corporation No PCI-INT
Device=036Eh -- new device ID, Rev=11h
09 1 Vendor=Brooktree Corporation INT A=IRQ 5
Device=Bt 878 Video and Broadcast Audio Decoder, Rev=11h
0B 0 Vendor=13F6h -- new vendor ID No PCI-INT
Device=0100h -- new device ID, Rev=10h
Weiter: Taste drücken...

(honestly, I am running out of options...) :( Please help me.. thanks..


conrad sontillano
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Looks like Jamicon/Kaimei 650B. Is the BIOS chip 128KB or 256KB? (peel off the Award sticker from it and see what's printed on the chip)
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cons44
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ok. just peeled off the bios sticker, it says:

Flash
P28F001
BXT150

It doesn't say how many kb....

btw additional info: printed on the board it says: "650B-ATX"

tnx..
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That is the 1Mbit version for which a patched bios is available at http://http://wims.rainbow-software.org
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Not present yet on the main page, currently only at http://wims.rainbow-software.org/edwin/
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cons44
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hi.. i checked the site but just want to be sure that I have the right file. Is it the "Jamicon 650B 1Mbit.zip" file?

http://wims.rainbow-software.org/edwin/ ... 01Mbit.zip

And with my kind of flash chip, do i have to set the cmos program jumper to 12v??

thanks as always....
cons44
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After a few tense moments...

The suggested Jamicon patch works. My system now recognizes the 40GB... I'm now loading the OS.

Thank you.... you just saved me from a new motherboard.

Trivia: Did you know that where I live, the cost of a motherboard is about one month's salary for most of us.... I'm grateful...


conrad
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Wow. 8O

No, didn't know that.

I'm happy it has worked for you.
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