SIS widescreen on Packard Bell Columbia 5 GA-8SIML-NF5 R2.0

Video, SCSI, modem, CDROM/CDR/CDRW, etc.
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Mon May 17, 2010 10:32 pm

Hi, I can't find the exact mb in the download list, it's the Packard Bell Columbia 5 (not 5P) NF5, GA-8SIMLNF Rev2.0, I've been trying to get the SiS651 to display @ 1440x900 on an Acer AL1916W and really don't want to spend out on an AGP card as it's a free build.

MB Bios and VGA drivers are both the latest, monitor inf is up to date.

I need to know if I can use one of the patched bios's in the download page and also an idiots guide to flashing it as there doesn't seem to be a utility included (like the Packard Bell one that created a CD), just a .bin file?

Thanks in advance.
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Tue May 18, 2010 9:55 pm

patched and available from our download site. i will not create anything except patched BIOS-binaries, so don't bother asking for a flash-cd/-disk/-stick/-image/-whatever. use a recent amiflash to update the bios.
please report back with the results.
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Thu May 20, 2010 1:00 am

Thanks a lot for your time doing the patched bios for me, after around 7 hrs of trying and around 20 coasters, I cannot get a single bios flash utility to work apart from this one ... 9953620502 which has an old bios file embedded into it so no dice :cry:
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Fri Jun 25, 2010 10:40 am

floppy disk and uniflash should work fine...

Do not assume anything

System error, strike any user to continue...
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