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by larrymoencurly
Fri Jun 14, 2002 9:50 pm
Forum: BIOS Utilities & Flash Programs
Topic: Can Uniflash damage a BIOS chip?
Replies: 1
Views: 2683

Can Uniflash damage a BIOS chip?

I don't mean just erase it but actually cause physical damage by using the wrong programming voltage or method when a different type of flash ROM is hot swapped for the original one. Does Uniflash always check the chip type, or should we always do this manually just after we insert the new chip?
by larrymoencurly
Fri Jun 14, 2002 8:16 am
Forum: General BIOS Questions
Topic: Do BIOSes change memory settings automatically?
Replies: 2
Views: 2406

This CAS3 PC133 DIMM works fine at CAS2 and 100 MHz, but all I get is a blank screen and maybe long beeps if I use CAS3. Almost all my problems have been with VIA mobos, but one DIMM didn't work in my Intel 440BX without some tweaking. OTOH an old Intel 430TX board I have doesn't care what memory I ...
by larrymoencurly
Thu Jun 13, 2002 5:07 pm
Forum: General BIOS Questions
Topic: Do BIOSes change memory settings automatically?
Replies: 2
Views: 2406

Do BIOSes change memory settings automatically?

Sometimes when my computer won't boot with a certain type of DIMM (blank screen or long beeps), if I keep trying to reboot by hitting the reset buton, the computer will eventually boot, and from then on it boots on the first attempt, even if unplugged and the CMOS battery removed. Does that meant th...
by larrymoencurly
Sat Jun 08, 2002 9:47 am
Forum: Other BIOS update issues.
Topic: Award flash erases BIOS just by reading?
Replies: 2
Views: 1504

Award flash erases BIOS just by reading?

I have a Soyo SY-6bb v. 1.0 motherboard (Intel 440BX) that loses its BIOS a couple of times a year and boots into boot block mode. For a long time I didn't know why, but I think it happens only when I ran the Award flash program v. 7.xx the day before. The odd thing is, the last time I ran this prog...
by larrymoencurly
Thu Jun 06, 2002 9:20 pm
Forum: My hard drive isn't recognized
Topic: BIOS for FIC PA-2007 and large HDD
Replies: 4
Views: 2922

BIOS for FIC PA-2007 and large HDD

Does anybody have a BIOS mod to break the 32GB HD limit with the CD415 beta BIOS (screen wrongly shows it at 1.13CD15)? BIOS Date: 03/29/99 BIOS Type: Award Modular BIOS v4.51PG BIOS ID: 03/29/1999-VT82C590VP2-2A5LC008C-00 BIOS Eval: Version 1.13CD15 (actually CD415 beta) Chipset: AMD 640 rev 6 Supe...
by larrymoencurly
Fri May 31, 2002 8:37 pm
Forum: My hard drive isn't recognized
Topic: Award 4.51PG BIOS for Soyo Sy-6BB v. 1.0 (440BX)
Replies: 1
Views: 3134

Award 4.51PG BIOS for Soyo Sy-6BB v. 1.0 (440BX)

Is there a patched BIOS to get around the 32GB limit of this BIOS, which is the latest issued by Soyo? BIOS Date: 09/06/99 BIOS Type: Award Modular BIOS v4.51PG BIOS ID: 09/06/1999-i440BX-ITE867-2A69KS2GC-00 BIOS Eval: BB V1.0-1A6 Chipset: Intel 440BX/ZX rev 2 Superio: ITE 8671 rev 1 found at port 2...