Need BIOS Update for P6-BDX Motherboard

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Chippi
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Mon Jul 22, 2002 9:30 pm

My motherboard is from AIR. This company doesnt exist no longer because it was bought from gigabyte. Bios Updates for this Motherboard did i not found on the gigabyte support site. The website from air doesnt exist anylonger also. Where can i found Bios updates for AIR boards. On wimsbios.com is another link for air, but also doesnt work anymore.
i want a bios update for this board cause its a very nice one with double pII, lan , scsi onboard.

Can somebody help me??? Where can i found some Bios upgrade infos for this board:

Motherboard: P6-BDX
BIOS: 07/15/1998-I440BX-W977-2A69K42AC-00

THANX FOR EVERY REQUEST OR HELP......
ajzchips
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Mon Jul 22, 2002 10:07 pm

P6-BDX-SE? Please verify your BIOS ID string. It looks wrong.
Chippi
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Motherboard: P6-BDX-SE
BIOS ID: 07/15/1998-i440BX-W977-2A69KU2AC-00

now its the correct one. AIR doesnt exist anymore, so where can i download the BIOS Updates from this mark. At the website from Gigabyte is nothing to find about this one.
hope you can help me... thx anyway
ajzchips
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Tue Jul 23, 2002 5:28 am

LuckyStar oemed several AIRWEBS boards.

Is yours identical to this one?
http://skyscraper.fortunecity.com/numbe ... s-6bdx.htm
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Tue Jul 23, 2002 10:01 am

ajzchips wrote:LuckyStar oemed several AIRWEBS boards.

Is yours identical to this one?
http://skyscraper.fortunecity.com/numbe ... s-6bdx.htm
I think that URL should come with a health warning. I nearly had a heart attack with all the advertisement windows popping up and software trying to install itself :wink:
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Chippi
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Tue Jul 23, 2002 6:22 pm

did anyone know, where the products and/or bios updates from AIR are now??
ajzchips
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Tue Jul 23, 2002 8:10 pm

Nowhere :)

Why don't you tell us what kind of support you're looking for?
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Tue Jul 23, 2002 8:43 pm

If you want support for bigger HDDs, send me your BIOS - I can patch it.
Patched and tested BIOSes are at http://wims.rainbow-software.org
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Chippi
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Wed Jul 24, 2002 12:53 am

ok, i see, not everyone does know what im looking for.
I am looking for a BIOS Update for my motherboard type: AIR P6-BDX-SE. the company "AIR"doesnt exist anylonger and was overtaken from gigabyte. i need to know where i can find a bios update for this motherboard (gigabyte didnt have anything, this one i know for sure). the exact id is written above.
thx
ajzchips
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Wed Jul 24, 2002 3:34 am

Arrrrghhhh!!! :wink:

Summary of what has been said:

a) AIR's website is gone, and no other site has taken over its support, even if, as you allege, Gigabyte took over. You will practically find NO support ANYWHERE... :(
b) We asked you about what you required from a BIOS upgrade... no answer... :roll:
c) We offered you the possibility of patching (ourselves) your current BIOS release (requiring a copy of it from you) to get large HDD (over 64GB upto 128GB) support... and now you're back to your first post... 8O

Will you please read our posts and answer our questions? :cry:
Last edited by ajzchips on Sat Aug 10, 2002 3:00 am, edited 1 time in total.
kbarrett
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Fri Aug 09, 2002 5:33 pm

I think that was to the point but maybe a little harsh for a newbie (I am new to this as well and would have been a bit offended by u being so blunt.)

Anyway apologies if I have now offended u, don't mean to and I know us beginners can be very frustrating! I also don't want to start a thread on etiquette. The real reason I have joined this thread is to ask how to get a copy of an existing installed BIOS if I am in the same position as Chippi of not having a supported MB.

Is there a standard procedure for backing up or copying a BIOS if there is no MB support page?
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Fri Aug 09, 2002 5:50 pm

Kevin, I don't think ajz's response was unreasonable (maybe the final emoticon). Chippi didn't say why he wanted the BIOS; around here some people have experience of patching BIOSes to do things like handle bigger disks or handle additional types of processor.

But chippi won't answer the question why he wants a newer BIOS, or acknowledge that there is no known support site, and replies sarcastically when questions are asked.
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Fri Aug 09, 2002 6:30 pm

Some archived info, but no BIOS, at:
http://web.archive.org/web/199805150700 ... /p6bdx.htm
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Sat Aug 10, 2002 3:05 am

"Evil" emoticon changed to a hopefully more appropriate one...

Kevin, most flashers that I know of have a "save" feature, so you can backup your existing BIOS anytime. Just use the /? switch to find out how.
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Sat Aug 10, 2002 3:12 am

I was looking through this a few weeks back, it does not look like they ever developped an update for the board.
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