Widescreen on ECS 661FX-M

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rith
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Just bought an LCD monitor only to realise that my computer doesn't support 1440x900 resolution.

Details:
BIOS Type: Phoenix-Award
BIOS Date: January 10th 2005
BIOS ID: 01/10/2005-SiS-661-6A7I4E1AC-00-None
BIOS OEM: 661FX-M Ver:1.0l 01/10/2005 - 6.00 PG
Chipset: SiS 661 rev 17
SuperIO: ITE 8705/SiS 950 rev 2 at port 002E
Manufacturer: Unknown
Motherboard: SiS-661

BIOS: http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Downlo ... =2&LanID=0
Last updated back in 2005..

Thanks.

(I couldn't find anything through searching and looking at the downloads page.)
cp
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downloaded the bios, patching in progress.
If you email me include [WIMSBIOS] in the subject.
rith
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Cool, thanks.
Now that's service.

Just one question, ECS's download page has the WinFlash utility.
Will I need to still use DOS like in this page: http://www.wimsbios.com/faq/howdoyouflashyourbios.jsp?

http://www.ecs.com.tw/extra/flashutl/winflash.htm
Which update options will I have to check? Or is it better to use the DOS version? (AWARD Flash Utility: http://www.ecs.com.tw/extra/flashutl/awardflash.htm)

Oops, that's three questions. Sorry for the trouble.
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The best and safest option is still to use the DOS flashing utility, you can get a bootdisk at http://www.bootdisk.com (the no-driver, drdos one you want).

The reason for this is that I still - even after several years of existence - do not trust the winflash thingy for the full 100%, if something is amiss in your windows install (there often is without being visible in everyday use) it might crash and that's something you don't want to happen. I still see too many mishaps with it reported.
edwin/evasive

Do not assume anything

System error, strike any user to continue...
rith
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Thanks, but the link for the flasher on the utilities page is broken.

But I'm assuming this is what I need:
http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Downlo ... =2&LanID=0
It has AWD865.EXE inside.
cp
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the patched bios is available on our download page!
If you email me include [WIMSBIOS] in the subject.
rith
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Thanks, that was very quick.

EDIT:
I've just flashed the BIOS and its perfect!
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