PcChips 507 - Award - HD size

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Mr. Tao
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Today I've flashed some BIOSes to my 507 board ( btw: I can only recommend obtaining new flash chip before such procedure, so old one can be used as a spare and also I can recommed using Mr. Bios flasher 29C010.EXE-this only one worked for me unlike Uniflash or many versions of AWflash ) and I've realized there are 2 of them, which I'd like to use at the same time. :wink:
  • One is 72A59CF52.bin [6/16/1997]-Evalution version, not for sale, etc... but looking quite impressive, ver 4.51G which has a lot of nice whistles and bells like low level format menu and its also only one i know reporting correct size of harddrives larger then 8GB or so, but it lacks support of booting from CD-ROM/SCSI devices and doesn't contain PnP BIOS.
  • Second is 5070410S.bin [10/4/1997], ver 4.51PG, which can boot from CD and contains PnP BIOS Extension 1.0A, but reports incorrect size of my HD.
I'd like to ask you, if there is something like ver 4.51PG with CD boot support or newer beta. I've seen that there is also other beta BIOS ( 2A59CH0*.BIN ) but I couldn't find it anywhere and links to Award ( http://www.award.com.tw/download/bios/intel/430fx ) doesn't work too and I wasnt able to find any mirror. :cry:

Below is my BIOS Wizard report :idea:

Thank you for any help :)

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                         BIOS CAPABILITIES TEST REPORT
                        ===============================

Generated by:   BIOS Wizard 2.10
Date:           March 29, 2002
Time:           21:24

PnP Version                : BIOS currently supports latest version 1.0        
PCI Version                : BIOS currently supports latest version 2.1        
PCI IRQ Routing Table      : BIOS currently supports this feature              
Enhanced Disk Drive 
Specification              : BIOS doesn't support this feature                 
DMI Version                : Valid DMI is not found                            
ACPI Version               : ACPI is not found                                 
APM Version                : BIOS currently supports latest version 1.2        
Booting From CD-ROM        : Unable to test this feature because DMI is not 
                             found                                             
Supports ESCD              : Unable to test this feature because DMI is not 
                             found                                             
Can be Updated (flashed)   : Unable to test this feature because DMI is not 
                             found                                             
Can be Shadowed            : Unable to test this feature because DMI is not 
                             found                                             
BIOS Chip in Socket        : Unable to test this feature because DMI is not 
                             found                                             
Supports Selective Booting : Unable to test this feature because DMI is not 
                             found                                             
Supports LS-120 Booting    : Unable to test this feature because DMI is not 
                             found                                             
Supports ZIP Booting       : Unable to test this feature because DMI is not 
                             found                                             
Supports Network Booting   : Unable to test this feature because DMI is not 
                             found                                             
BIOS Manufacturer          : Award Modular BIOS v4.51PG                        
BIOS ID                    : 04/10/97-i430FX-2A59CF5HC-00                      
BIOS Date                  : 04/10/97                                          
BIOS OEM Signon            : PM7600 Release 04/10/1997S                        
BIOS ROM Size              : Unknown                                           
Chipset                    : Intel Triton 430FX rev 2                          
Super I/O Chip             : UMC/ITE 8669 found at port 108h                   
btw: quite interesting is that Unicore BIOS Wizard 1.5 detected UMC 8663A as SuperIO with my original BIOS:

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Program:   Unicore BIOS Wizard Version 1.5
Program:   Unicore Chip Detect v0.72 2000.03.10
BIOS Date: 07/31/95
BIOS Type: Award Modular BIOS v4.50G
BIOS ID:   07/31/95-TRITON-2A59CF54C-00
BIOS Eval: 08/05/1995 RELEASE
Chipset:   Intel Triton 430FX rev 2
Superio:   UMC 8663A rev 0 found at port 108h
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Get the "F59 tweaked Bios" from here:

http://th2chips.freeservers.com/ -> M506/M507

Support up to 32 GB.

Bye
Thomas
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You have been here I hope?

http://th2chips.freeservers.com/m507/index.html


Tried the F59_MOD from the unofficial homepage bios upgrades?

http://th2chips.freeservers.com/m507/bios/index.html

Looks like that one has all you want
Mr. Tao
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Thank you very much for your prompt advices. I had to flash too much yesterday that i missed page you directed me to :lol: . Recently, I've tried mr_fugu.bio, which looked very impressive to me, especially with theyr up to 137GB HD support or instant boot feature. But I had some problems setting correct PIO modes and my Win ME booted in safe mode. So I went to f_59.mod.bin which seems to be working fine.

Thank you once again for your fast and great support :mrgreen:
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