Need BIOS Upgrades (2 of them)

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jspyder
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:? I need (and haven't been able to find) the correct BIOS upgrades for the following two (ancient) motherboards:

Intel Premiere/PCI ED -- I can find newer upgrades, but am missing the very first upgrade -- without that, I can't install the newer upgrades.

DTK PEM-2530 -- I can't even find a site that mentions BIOS upgrades for this old 386 board.

It's getting more than a bit frustrating.
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Usually you need only the latest upgrade - why do you want to get the first one ?
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jspyder wrote:DTK PEM-2530 -- I can't even find a site that mentions BIOS upgrades for this old 386 board.
As Gemlight/DTK/Hongfaith didn't do flash BIOSes for the 486 boards, it's not really surprising that they didn't make anything available for 386. Why do you want to upgrade ?

As Denniss says, why look for the intermediate "updates" ? The BIOS is an image which replaces the existing contents of the BIOS rather than patching, so unlike some software updates there's no need to apply them all.
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Talking about this? That is the Intel Premiere/PCI II.

http://support.intel.com/support/mother ... ax1zup.htm

It's here:
http://downloadfinder.intel.com/scripts ... bmit=Go%21

The Intel Premiere/PCI ED (1.00.xx.AF2) hasn't got this issue. Make sure you know which one you have.
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System error, strike any user to continue...
jspyder
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The problem is that every time I try to flash the BIOS on the Intel Premiere/PCI ED (and yes, it is the ED), it says that it's not a correct update. Even the Intel web site says that you can only upgrade from a certain BIOS to a certain other BIOS. The problem is that the BIOS currently on the board is older than the upgradable BIOS listed by Intel.

I'm trying to update the DTK board . . . well, just to make sure any additional hardware I add won't have problems (such as I'm having with CD ROM drives on the Intel board).
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Maybe your Intel Board has an OEM-Bios and the Retail Intel Bios won't install due to different ID-Strings
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jspyder wrote:Even the Intel web site says that you can only upgrade from a certain BIOS to a certain other BIOS. The problem is that the BIOS currently on the board is older than the upgradable BIOS listed by Intel.
I have no experience with Intel boards, but it sounds as though they may use a proprietary flasher which checks the current version against some info on the upgrade disk. I wonder if the binary file can be identified and flashed into the board using Uniflash ?
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Is your Intel Board listed with it's Bios-ID on this site :
http://www.elhvb.com/mboards/intel/index.html
Maybe an ID-Error
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