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by jimjones
Fri Dec 16, 2005 2:50 am
Forum: My motherboard is dead
Topic: Real BIOS chip number
Replies: 5
Views: 1936

Going through the motions with the second mobo is risky, an identical flasher-crash could occur. Also, the flasher-crash occurred before reporting the type of bios chip. Hmm, are you sure what you are doing when you flash a bios? If you use the flasher without any commandline parameters you will ge...
by jimjones
Fri Dec 16, 2005 2:41 am
Forum: My hard drive isn't recognized
Topic: maximum hard drive supported
Replies: 9
Views: 2662

the drive indeed works with xp - the only thing is that the bios sees it as a 137.5 gig drive - but that is no problem as i will not try to boot from it anyway

Thanks for the help :)
by jimjones
Tue Dec 13, 2005 5:45 am
Forum: My hard drive isn't recognized
Topic: maximum hard drive supported
Replies: 9
Views: 2662

I meant for support for a 250 gig drive as nicks says my mobo will only support up to 137 gig.

He said a different bios so i thought you guys might have a patch for that too ...

thanks for the help neway :)
by jimjones
Mon Dec 12, 2005 9:26 pm
Forum: My hard drive isn't recognized
Topic: maximum hard drive supported
Replies: 9
Views: 2662

I have seen posts in which you guys supply patched bioses for this purpose.

Is there any chance you have one for my motherboard?
by jimjones
Sun Dec 11, 2005 11:42 am
Forum: My hard drive isn't recognized
Topic: maximum hard drive supported
Replies: 9
Views: 2662

maximum hard drive supported

Hi, i am about to by a new hd for my pc & was wondering what would work with my rather old mobo. It is a msi k7 pro - latest bios. On the msi site they talk about support for 65gig hd, i was however planning to get a 250 gig one.(http://www.msi.com.tw/program/support/bios/bos/spt_bos_detail.php?UID=...
by jimjones
Fri Nov 11, 2005 2:48 pm
Forum: RAM compatibility with BIOS
Topic: irongate & 256 mb mem modules
Replies: 2
Views: 2430

thx for the answer i decided to look at the forums from msi (should have done this sooner - was just googling with no luck) and indeed: Irongate chipset has same problem (worse actually cause it will fail to boot) as intel bx chipset with the newer sdram types. will just have to look for some old me...
by jimjones
Fri Nov 11, 2005 11:07 am
Forum: RAM compatibility with BIOS
Topic: irongate & 256 mb mem modules
Replies: 2
Views: 2430

irongate & 256 mb mem modules

Hi, can anyone if tell me if the limitations for 256meg modules on older (like bx-chipsetç mobos) would also apply to a irongate(amd751 - amd756) chipset mobo? I have tried a 256 meg module on my mobo (ms 6195 - latest bios) and the computer will hang during the ram check - it's a mem module that wi...
by jimjones
Fri Nov 11, 2005 10:58 am
Forum: RAM compatibility with BIOS
Topic: 256Meg DIMM on WS440BX mobo?
Replies: 12
Views: 13668

http://episteme.arstechnica.com/eve/ubb.x?a=tpc&s=50009562&f=77909774&m=501000044631 and http://homepage.hispeed.ch/rscheidegger/ram_bx_faq.html (from the sticky on top of this page) as how you can now what the internal chiporganisation really is, i have no idea (there's a link to a utility from c't...
by jimjones
Thu Nov 10, 2005 3:59 pm
Forum: My motherboard is dead
Topic: dead mobo or cpu?
Replies: 8
Views: 2584

i replaced the 2 bulging caps on the mobo today, and guess what?

It is back alive!!

really makes my day ...
:) :) :)
by jimjones
Thu Nov 10, 2005 12:16 pm
Forum: My motherboard is dead
Topic: Real BIOS chip number
Replies: 5
Views: 1936

when trying to flash the mobo the flash program (awdflash, uniflash) normally reports waht type type of chip is in there.

so if you go through the motions with the second mobo without actually flashing, your answer should be there
by jimjones
Wed Nov 09, 2005 1:17 pm
Forum: RAM compatibility with BIOS
Topic: memory types
Replies: 0
Views: 2512

memory types

hi, i have a quick question about different sdram modules. I have heard of different chips/stick and was wondering what the easiest way would be to find this out. I have several diagnostic programs but cant find the actual nr of chips in any of them. Astra32 seems to give the most info so any though...
by jimjones
Tue Nov 08, 2005 8:21 pm
Forum: Power Management problems
Topic: new computer need help setting it up
Replies: 1
Views: 3321

he probably meant you had to get into the bios and change the bootorder depending on the comp you need to hit a key at startup to enter the bios (most common is the del key) and look for the bootorder sequence - set it so that the cdrom is first after this you can boot from a (genuine :) )xp cd & in...
by jimjones
Wed Oct 26, 2005 12:09 am
Forum: Notebook BIOS and other problems
Topic: programming bios with usb or cdrom
Replies: 1
Views: 1720

if you can boot from it, i don't see what would be the problam

just put the same files on it as you would on a floppy - recovering from a bad flash won't be that easy though and keeping a copy of your old bios won't work on a cd of course
8)
by jimjones
Fri Oct 14, 2005 7:07 am
Forum: General BIOS Questions
Topic: Weird post problem LONG
Replies: 11
Views: 6955

the problem travels with the hard drive Well, i guess the logical next step would be to try another hd (after clearing cmos - making sure the virus isn't also there). You did check the cmos battery. And you are sure that the current bios is the 1 for your motherboard (since you swapped mobo's alrea...
by jimjones
Mon Oct 10, 2005 10:31 am
Forum: General BIOS Questions
Topic: power supply trouble?
Replies: 1
Views: 1781

power supply trouble?

Hi, i've been having some trouble every once in a while booting (1 of) my pc's. It would not always succeed in starting up all hd's and sometimes the usb keyboard is dead after successfull boot. I think i have a problem with my power supply not being powerful enough to support my 3 hd's, cdrom and v...