40GB: 11/30/1998-VP3-586B-W877-2A5LETGAC-00

BIOS update, EIDE card, or overlay software? (FAQ Hard disk recognition)
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hazeki
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i want to buy a 40 gb harddrive. how can i upgrade my bios?thanks in advance.
BIOS Date: 11/30/98
BIOS Type: Award Modular BIOS v4.51PG
BIOS ID: 11/30/1998-VP3-586B-W877-2A5LETGAC-00
BIOS Eval: TRM-P5MVP3-A4-V1.10
Chipset: VIA 82C597 rev
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Googlr search turns up http://y2k.nstl.com/html/tekram_y2k_compliant.html which says it is Tekram P5MVP-A4

Latest BIOSes for that at http://www.tekram.com/updates.asp?Product=P5MVP-A4 1.07 for 1 Mbit - will check for big HDD support if poss.
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Both the 1.07 (1 MBit) and 1.15 (2 Mbit) BIOSes at http://www.zdnet.de/treiber/man_prod/te ... os-wc.html should support HDD up to 64GiB. If your BIOS is 1.10, maybe you have a 2 Mbit BIOS ? Try using the save option on AWDFLASH to save your BIOS and check the size.
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v1.10 should be 256KB BIOS. The latest one is:
06/16/2000-MVP-586B-W877-2A5LETGAC-00
TRM-P5MVP-V1.15
ftp://ftp.tekram.com/mainboards/P5MVPA4/p5mvp115.bin
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German Tekram site has 1.16Z Beta-Bios
"P5MVP-A4 > 32 GB HDD Support & CDROM Boot Fix"
http://www.tekram.de/download/beta/p5mvp-a4116.html
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hazeki wrote:THANKS TO NICKS AND RAINBOW MY FIRST BIOSFLASHING WAS 100% SUCCESSFUL THANKS THANKS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL




PS TOMORROW I WILL BUY MY NEW HARDDRIVE!!!!!!!!! :) :)
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For compleness sake, I've just uploaded a patch J.3 BIOS for the Tekram P5MVP3-A4 (2Mb)/-B4 to my k6plus page. Apart from K6+ support, it has IDE HDD support upto 128GB.

Hazeki, you only need this BIOS if you want to use a drive greater than 64GB, so you can stay with the official V1.15 BIOS for now.
The Unofficial AMD K6-2+ / K6-III+ page
http://web.inter.nl.net/hcc/J.Steunebrink/k6plus.htm
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