80GB: 04/12/1999-i440LX-ALi513-2A69JPNBC-00

BIOS update, EIDE card, or overlay software? (FAQ Hard disk recognition)
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changph
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Dear Gurus,

These are the details of my bios in the B684 (Procomp/Pine) mobo:

BIOS Manufacturer : Award Modular BIOS v4.51PG
BIOS ID : 04/12/1999-i440LX-ALi513-2A69JPNBC-00
BIOS Date : 04/12/99
BIOS OEM Signon : B684 BIOS Ver:1.3
BIOS ROM Size : 128K
Chipset : Intel 440EX/LX rev 3
Super I/O Chip : ALi M5133 found at port 3F0h

PnP Version : BIOS currently supports latest version 1.0
PCI Version : BIOS currently supports latest version 2.1
PCI IRQ Routing Table : BIOS currently supports this feature
Enhanced Disk Drive
Specification : BIOS doesn't support this feature
DMI Version : BIOS supports minimum version 2.1. Latest is
version 2.3
ACPI Version : ACPI is not found
APM Version : BIOS currently supports latest version 1.2
Booting From CD-ROM : BIOS currently supports this feature
Supports ESCD : BIOS currently supports this feature
Can be Updated (flashed) : BIOS currently supports this feature
Can be Shadowed : BIOS currently supports this feature
BIOS Chip in Socket : BIOS currently supports this feature
Supports Selective Booting : BIOS currently supports this feature
Supports LS-120 Booting : BIOS doesn't support this feature
Supports ZIP Booting : BIOS doesn't support this feature
Supports Network Booting : The testing of this feature is not supported by the current DMI version

The bios file is available at:

http://www.procomp.com.tw/driver/j2.asp

Even though the bios date is in 1999, it cannot recognise even 40GB HDD.
Would appreciate help to upgrade this PC so that I can use a 80GB HDD.

Thanks.

Regards,

Chang PH

changph@tm.net.my
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(Procomp B684).zip

use at own risk, report results and make/exact model of harddisk used.
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changph
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Thanks, Mr. Edwin. Sorry for the slow response. Was away.

Just burned the flash chip. Now have to get a 120GB HDD, now which model should I get? (was thinking of an 80GB drive but since the modification is able to recognise 120GB - I might as well go for it).

Will post result later.
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Western Digital JB series or Maxtor 8MB cache series or Seagate 8MB cache series. Seagate is slower but quiet. Maxtor and WD are almost equal, get the cheapest of them two but make sure it has 8MB cache.
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