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by stonent
Wed Mar 04, 2009 7:09 pm
Forum: Video (VGA) and other BIOS/Firmware
Topic: Dell Optiplex 740 (Enhanced) Dual Monitors
Replies: 8
Views: 18712

Yeah the card dell sells is just a dumb card that adds an output to the onboard video. It doesn't actually have any video guts itself.
by stonent
Sat Feb 28, 2009 12:56 am
Forum: Other BIOS update issues.
Topic: USB Boot support
Replies: 2
Views: 1578

USB Boot support

Anyone ever figured out how to slip in USB Boot support with CBROM for old motherboards?

I'm thinking along the lines of resurrecting old computers and have nothing in them but a thumb drive to boot a mini-os.
by stonent
Sat Feb 28, 2009 12:45 am
Forum: Video (VGA) and other BIOS/Firmware
Topic: Dell Optiplex 740 (Enhanced) Dual Monitors
Replies: 8
Views: 18712

You need the special PCI Express card that Dell sells that lets you use dual monitors (One on VGA and one on DVI). We order all of our dells that way. You can get them off ebay for pretty cheap as well. The card looks like this: http://compeve.com/images/Silicon_add2.jpg Alternately... On my Optiple...
by stonent
Sun Mar 13, 2005 12:28 am
Forum: Other BIOS update issues.
Topic: Anyone ever load XP on Gateway P55C-200? arcdisp.c error/BSD
Replies: 16
Views: 5219

XP officially doesn't support Pentiums. Only K6's and Pentium II's.
by stonent
Sun Mar 13, 2005 12:20 am
Forum: In-depth High-tech BIOS section
Topic: Modifying Dell laptop bios for another video card.
Replies: 7
Views: 8317

Modifying Dell laptop bios for another video card.

This was something I tried to figure out a few years ago. I have a Dell Inspiron 4100 which has a Radeon M6 (7000) card in it. The Inspiron 4150 has a Radeon 7500 card in it. I bought the 7500 card off ebay and put it in my laptop but it booted with no video. Dell embeds the video bios inside the ma...
by stonent
Wed Aug 06, 2003 4:40 am
Forum: Collected Wisdom
Topic: HOWTO: Recycling old BIOS chips for NIC boot roms
Replies: 3
Views: 16473

I never was able to get it to work in a smaller socket, the pins appear to be added to both ends so an adaptor would have to be made to line up the address lines.
by stonent
Fri Jul 18, 2003 1:33 am
Forum: Other BIOS update issues.
Topic: Bios didn't "take" until clearing cmos
Replies: 2
Views: 967

bp4rcf I think. Everything is ok it was just really odd.
by stonent
Thu Jul 17, 2003 10:22 am
Forum: Other BIOS update issues.
Topic: Bios didn't "take" until clearing cmos
Replies: 2
Views: 967

Bios didn't "take" until clearing cmos

I used applerom's utilties on a Shuttle HOT-603 board and never noticed that the BIOS date was still old 1998. Then I had accidentally changed a setting that kept it from booting. So I cleared the CMOS and when it came back up. It now had the rom.by text and now listed 2002 on the bottom. Strange......
by stonent
Wed Jul 02, 2003 9:19 pm
Forum: Power Management problems
Topic: ACPI PROBLEM!
Replies: 7
Views: 6680

soupy wrote:What exactly is the problem?
Many high end audio cards for professional use do not work correctly if they have to share an IRQ with another device via ACPI. They will produce audio anomalies, pops, clicks, static, background noise.
by stonent
Wed Jul 02, 2003 9:16 pm
Forum: My motherboard is dead
Topic: P2b-S + bp4rc_f + uniflash = dead w/ flashing kb lights
Replies: 2
Views: 1216

I ended up hotflashing the normal 1014s.003 bios. Just strange as I've had so much success with applerom's utilities before.
by stonent
Tue Jul 01, 2003 9:43 pm
Forum: My motherboard is dead
Topic: P2b-S + bp4rc_f + uniflash = dead w/ flashing kb lights
Replies: 2
Views: 1216

P2b-S + bp4rc_f + uniflash = dead w/ flashing kb lights

I had thought I had already flashed this board. But the date was 1998 so I downloaded the 1014s.003 bios and patched it and flashed it w/ bootblock. Now the system comes on with all 3 keyboard lights flashing on and off w/ no display. I've used the above combo before on many other boards with no iss...
by stonent
Wed May 07, 2003 8:55 am
Forum: Notebook BIOS and other problems
Topic: Can I use winphlash to flash the bios?
Replies: 6
Views: 14434

I've seen a lot of failures related to windows based flashers in the Dell Laptop forums at the dell website. Either use a floppy or don't do it.
by stonent
Sun May 04, 2003 8:14 am
Forum: Video (VGA) and other BIOS/Firmware
Topic: Sound Blaster AWE64
Replies: 15
Views: 7641

Please, help me with this problem and thank you

There's nothing to flash.
by stonent
Sat May 03, 2003 10:00 pm
Forum: In-depth High-tech BIOS section
Topic: Project: Building a universal flash adaptor.
Replies: 4
Views: 2365

Interesting considering that I have been using an M726 for flashing. The other link posted I have read before, but my purpose was something that didn't require making a pcboard.
by stonent
Sat May 03, 2003 9:57 pm
Forum: In-depth High-tech BIOS section
Topic: Integrating other roms into the bios.
Replies: 3
Views: 2905

Because not all of my network cards have boot rom sockets.