64GB: 05/09/97-i430HX-2A59FD4HC-00

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gmlb
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Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:06 pm

Hi!

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!
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Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:21 pm

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)
Nope. You can request a patch for your board however. Is there any location we can download a fresh bios for it?
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Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:30 pm

Found the lastest BIOS version for the motherboard around the Internet (07/31/98-i430HX-2A59FD4HC-00) since it is no longer available at the DFI website.

Here is the location of the lastest BIOS (from DriverGuide) so it could be patched: http://www.driverguide.com/driver/detai ... 7X31SbzgLL
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Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:11 pm

It looks like this one fell between the grid. Are you still interested in a patched bios? If so, what is the actual revision of your board? It should be visible printed on the board itself. For instance Rev D or Rev. DA
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