BIOS update, EIDE card, or overlay software? (FAQ Hard disk recognition)
#64150 by gmlb
Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:06 pm

I have an old Pentium 166mhz PC and want to use a 64GB HDD as the primary storage.

Here is some BIOS info:

Motherboard: DFI G586IPC Rev D.
BIOS Type: Award Modula BIOS v4.51PG
BIOS ID: 05/09/97-i430HX-2A59FD4HC-00

I have found a patched BIOS that supports HDD up to 64GB for this motherboard around this website,
however this BIOS is for the version that contains 512KB cache onboard (07/31/98-i430HX-2A59FD4GC-00) and my motherboard has 256KB cache onboard and a cache module slot instead.

Will that patched BIOS work on this motherboard?

Thanks in advance!