Bios Upgrade: 09/15/95-TRITON-2A59CF5HC-00

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enhoang
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Hello,

I'm trying to look for an upgrade *.bin for the following motherboard:

BIOS SIGNON: 09/15/95-TRITON-2A59CF5HC-00
BIOS TYPE: AWARD MODULAR BIOS V4.50PG
SUPER I/O: UMC 8663A Rev 0 found at port 108h
CHIPSET: Intel Triton 430FX rev 2

I've tried looking on Intel's website and www with no avail. Can anyone point me to a link or email me the bin?

This is my first time flashing and I would like to confirm with someone the exact procedure:
1. I've downloaded "Award Flasher v5.02" (as indicted in FAQ)
2. Once I have the *.bin file, then I would place it on a floppy with the flasher.
3. boot up in dos
4. run awdflash xxx.bin

Is the above correct? Am on on the right track here? Any help with this would be much appreciated. Thanks.
enhoang
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It should be noted that my primary reason for upgrading the bios is for it to recognize harddrives bigger than 8 GB.
Rainbow
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It's PC Chips board - identify it at PC Chips Lottery http://go.to/th2 - in the DON'T KNOW section on the left.
Patched and tested BIOSes are at http://wims.rainbow-software.org
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edwin
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Brrr, fugutech. M506 or M507
http://www.plasma-online.de/english/ide ... utech.html

Best of luck in finding an upgrade for this one...
edwin/evasive

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th
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-> M506
The latest Award Beta Bios does support drives over 8 (and up to 32) GB.

I'll try to patch this thingy in next future and will hopefully be able to have a bios, which is able to handle up to 64GB.

BTW: These boards usually have an (E)Prom installed.

Bye
Thomas
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enhoang
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Thomas, when you say (E)Prom, does this mean flashing the bios is possible or not?

I ask this because, I downloaded: 2A59CF59.bin (bigger HD support) and Award Flasher 5.02 tried to upgrade by booting up in Dos and the flasher application just hung. Is it a matter of me not having the right flasher? Which award flasher would you recommend for the above bin and where can I download it?

Thanks.
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See what's printed on your BIOS chip - if there's 28xxxx or 29xxxx then it's flashable, if there's 27xxxx then it's non-flashable EPROM.
Patched and tested BIOSes are at http://wims.rainbow-software.org
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