Download VGA BIOS of Sis 6326 PCI VGA CARD

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bnb
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I have a Sis 6326 PCI VGA CARD & want to save the BIOS to a ROM File as it contains a lock. Also how can I edit / View the ROM File & convert it for using the lock to another VGA CARD with Flashable ROM.
ajzchips
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IIRC, the latest downloadable drivers for that card from SIS' site include the VGA ROM file.
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I have the ROM File from the Sis Site. But I want to Download the VGA BIOS ROM on the card as it has some kind of encrypted lock for a software & then store it safely, incase this card is damaged I can use another one & keep it running.
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I've always used this app:

http://web.archive.org/web/200102231041 ... vebios.com

It's a DOS program, but will work in a FULL-SCREEN DOS box within ANY Windows version. It'll create a VIDBIOS.BIN file with your VGA BIOS.
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thanx,

I have downloaded the EXE & got the BIN file of my VGA CARD. Now how do I flash the BIN file on BIOS ROM of some other Sis Card.
Also, Sis has provided a ROM file for the BIOS of this card. so is it okay if I flash a BIN file. Are they same? ( BIN & ROM Files )
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Simply rename .bin to .rom or vice-versa. The contents are identical.

Regarding your VGA card, the problem is I've never seen any SiS 6326 with a Flash EEPROM. Most of my older SiS cards required physical replacement of the EPROM with another one I usually had a shop program for me.
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I have downloaded the EXE & got the BIN file of my VGA CARD.
On comparing the ROM file from the site & the BIN I flashed from my card in a HEX Editor, I found it strange -

The ROM file had different characters / numbers in 2nd & 3rd Column
While the flashed BIN file had just FFFF in the 2nd column & ........ in the Last column

Also, HOW DO I FLASH the BIN file on FLASHABLE VGA BIOS ROM of some other Sis Card.
ajzchips
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Either look for a SiS VGA flasher, or try Uniflash, which I believe has some sort of VGA flashing support.
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I have got the ROM / BIN file. But how can I read / edit the files. I tried one of the HEX Programs but could not understand. My aim is to transfer particular part / instructions of the BIOS to another Card BIOS with FLASHABLE ROM
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