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Widescreen on ECS 661FX-M

Posted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 6:58 am
by rith
Just bought an LCD monitor only to realise that my computer doesn't support 1440x900 resolution.

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: ... =2&LanID=0
Last updated back in 2005..


(I couldn't find anything through searching and looking at the downloads page.)

Posted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 2:41 pm
by cp
downloaded the bios, patching in progress.

Posted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 4:40 am
by rith
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:
Which update options will I have to check? Or is it better to use the DOS version? (AWARD Flash Utility:

Oops, that's three questions. Sorry for the trouble.

Posted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 12:01 pm
by edwin
The best and safest option is still to use the DOS flashing utility, you can get a bootdisk at (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.

Posted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 12:28 pm
by rith
Thanks, but the link for the flasher on the utilities page is broken.

But I'm assuming this is what I need: ... =2&LanID=0
It has AWD865.EXE inside.

Posted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 1:58 pm
by cp
the patched bios is available on our download page!

Posted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 2:02 pm
by rith
Thanks, that was very quick.

I've just flashed the BIOS and its perfect!