I tried to hotflash a MSI 645 Ultra bios chip in an ABIT IT7 Max 1.0 motherboard. I believe I read enough to do it right but Uniflash did not like to identify the MSI chip. Further I found it curious that all file sizes on the floppy were only showing half of what they should e.g. the biosfile of my AMI bios was 131 kbytes instead of 262 kbytes.
Some options of the Uniflash program were not accessible, they were kind of grey while other options were clear white and worked.
The MX28 Series are 12V Flashroms - might not supported in newer board as they need 12V to erase/program
Maybe newer Amiflash/Aminfxxx Flashprogs will help but you have to enable/disable some options :
Flash function call from biosfile enable
Clear CMOS disable
Reboot after flashing disable
Using Aminf program use Aminfxxx /X to enter menu and enable/disable options but you have to use /-R to disable rebooting as this option reverts back to "reboot" every time you set reboot to off
I'm getting dizzy from crawling on the floor to change the bios chips. The first time I pulled my chip (with string) it flew so far it took me an hour to find it again. I still like the newer PLCC sockets better than the old ones.
I tried the last amiflash utility but it didn't want to work on an "unrecognized" chip.
I had the impression that uniflasher wrote 80% or so of the flash but then failed on the checking...
What chip was in the Abit IT7 MAX board? It should be chip with FWH interface. The W49F002U is standard Flash ROM. The pinout for FWH is totally different from standard Flash ROM pinout - so it will not work.
The LPC bridge of the chipset was not detected because it's Intel 82801DB which was released recently, next UniFlash version will support it but it works now too - UniFlash uses routines that are common for all 82801xx chips.
moon wrote:Denniss, you're a bit over my head...could to post again in a way that I understand? There is an AMI info-program?
Aminf3xx series is an AMIflash version without menus
It offers a wide range of supported chipsets/Flashroms but usually only recent ones
It's a bit tricky to configure for Hotflash/hot-Swap but it works
I use Aminf3xx if Uniflash has problems with newer chipsets
OK, I found the AMInf363 program...now my question is what chipset to select in it. Should I select what is in the IT7 (actual MB flashing in) or the chipset of the MSI MB were the chip goes back into?