IWill P55XU BIOS Update

BIOS update, EIDE card, or overlay software? (FAQ Hard disk recognition)
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Oerg
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Tue Jun 14, 2011 3:52 pm

G'day y'all,

I'm looking for a BIOS update for the IWill P55XU Socket 7 ATX board.

Board version: P55XU Ver1.21 (Nov.06.1997)

BIOS String 10/30/97-i430TX-ALI513x-2A59II3BC-00

Iwill ftp and website are defunct. Archive.org shows newest BIOS:

P55XU All Ver. (or Product No:31030A) ,BIOS Date Code: Jul.21.1999 (159KB)

Which links to http://support.iwill.net/attention.asp? ... xu0721.exe

But this is not archived, so the file xu0721.exe is missing.

Any help would be greatly appreciated :)

Cheers!!
Eric
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Tue Jun 14, 2011 6:24 pm

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Oerg
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Wed Jun 15, 2011 8:34 am

Thank you :) When I get home later today I will immediatly try it out.

In correlation with the other thread, if my 40GB HDD still doesn't get recognized, then I'd like to ask for this bios to get patched ;)

Cheers!
Eric
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Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:56 am

Edwin deserves a free virtual beer :D

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Uniflash didn't work. Flash errors on last two... thingies (blocks represented by onscreen chars). I quit and used AWDFLASH just in case.

The flasher crashed and caused a soft reset but *after* the flash had completed (thank god). As you can see, it works. and the K6-II now gets recognized as such ;)

The bottom drive there is the 40GB HDD that hadn't worked before. The BIOS *does* do good :D

To say in your native tung: Dankjewel!

Cheers!

EDIT: Some random anecdotes:

11:02:10 AM Oerg866: aaah. That's better
11:02:21 AM Oerg866: L2 is now recognized by BIOS (memtet still says unknown but who careS)
11:02:26 AM Oerg866: L1 now has 2GB/s, which is good
11:02:34 AM Oerg866: SDRAM is 9MB/s faster now
11:02:37 AM Oerg866: I like this BIOS :)
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Wed Jun 15, 2011 8:06 pm

Thanks, I think you want to replace the cmos battery if the flash action is a bit flakey, they do need to be replaced every now and then (after a period between 3 and 10 years depending on the quality). Good to see I saved a board from the bin.
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Thu Jun 16, 2011 2:53 am

I think you want to replace the cmos battery if the flash action is a bit flakey
It's good, I measured 2.98V on it :)

And, well, the board is fully functional in either case, so i wouldn't have binned it.

Thanks!
Oerg
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