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bios upgrade

Posted: Wed Nov 26, 2003 6:22 pm
by loorenzo
a award bios upgrade (170 ko zip file) is possible for my pentium 75 +flash loader.
ID: 10/18/1996-I430VX-10031996C-00
could you tell me what version do i need+flash loader+read me file
thanks :oops:

Posted: Wed Nov 26, 2003 7:51 pm
by Denniss
Looks like a Pcchips M520/525 or similar

Use the Pcchips Lottery to identify your board and follow the links to your new Bios

Posted: Thu Nov 27, 2003 5:27 pm
by loorenzo
so,how essupport. com propose me a new upgrade for 24 dollards only by giving them the bios id string.

Posted: Thu Nov 27, 2003 5:33 pm
by Rainbow
If there's UMC Super I/O, goto here

Posted: Thu Nov 27, 2003 5:52 pm
by loorenzo
still cannot understand the upgrade i need
just found that in the book
award bios rom pci/isa bios (2a59gf51)
BIOS ID String: 10/18/1996-I430VX-10031996C-00

Posted: Thu Nov 27, 2003 6:12 pm
by loorenzo
find my board
m 530
what to do next?

Posted: Thu Nov 27, 2003 6:40 pm
by loorenzo
what i received from
they say hd up to 137 go
pcchip propose a upgrade up to 64 go for m530 m535 or 538

Thank you for your BIOS Upgrade inquiry and contacting, the Exclusive Authorized Upgrade and Support Center for Award BIOS. For 14 years, we have constantly upgraded thousands of motherboards and developed new BIOS Upgrades for all the latest technology. Our BIOS Upgrades are guaranteed to work on your system.

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We can e-mail you the latest BIOS upgrade for your
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Posted: Thu Nov 27, 2003 8:04 pm
by Denniss ... 0&count=50

There are two Pcchips i430VX Biosfiles - if you see a "Release 10/03/1996L" or similar message then use the "L" Bios and if you see ""Release 10/03/1996S" or similar then use the "S" Bios
-> Make sure you pick the right Bios !!

Both are tested to work with HDD up to 64GB and are patchable up to 128GB

Posted: Fri Nov 28, 2003 1:53 am
by loorenzo
me is "S" for small block
i found the upgrade
its a bin file
what do i do with it
do i need a flash loader with that?
what means patchable up to 128 gb
thanks guys

Posted: Fri Nov 28, 2003 12:35 pm
by NickS
You need a version of awdflash.exe to flash the file. If you need step-by-step instructions check out the "Collected Wisdom" forum for the "step by step flashing guide" thread.

"Patchable to 128GB"; at the moment the files at the URL above have been patched to remove the bug which prevented HDD >32GiB 34GB) from working, so the maximum HDD supported by those is 64GiB (68GB).
We can do a further patch which will remove some other bugs and (hopefully) allow the use of HDD up to 128 GiB (137GB).

The "difference" between the 128GB we talk about and the 137GB mentioned by eSupport is that we really mean 128 GiB (binary GB) because we are talking about addressing limits.
128 GiB (binary Gigabyte) = 128*1024*1024*1024 = 137 438 953 472 B
i.e. really no difference.
HDD manufacturers always use decimal GB, it makes the disk look bigger. :wink:

Posted: Fri Nov 28, 2003 5:22 pm
by loorenzo
tanks nicks
where is a patch for 128
for m 530 i found up to 64 go

Posted: Fri Nov 28, 2003 11:48 pm
by NickS
I'll email it to you soon.

hello nick

Posted: Sat Nov 29, 2003 3:32 am
by loorenzo
so ,i need to flash with bin file 5201016 s +awdflash.exe first and then patch with bin file 520 sx
do i need to use the same flash for the patch ?
i have a very good (read me file) for the first one (soyo) but not for the patch
could you help

Posted: Sat Nov 29, 2003 1:26 pm
by NickS
You can do things in that sequence if you wish to confirm that your board is happy with the manufacturer's version of the BIOS (e.g. to confirm the sequence of events for flashing so that you do not blame the file I sent you.
The 520_sx.bin file is not a patch, it is the patched version of the other file. Flash it just as you would flash the other BIOS file.

hello nick

Posted: Sat Nov 29, 2003 2:06 pm
by loorenzo
so,i flash first with bin file 5201016 s +awdflash.exe and after i flash with
bin file 520 sx ???? or flash straight away with the second one
is that file been tested before (work)?
do i do the same install that i will have done with the first one or a different way?
thanks again