[LinuxBIOS] GA-M57SLI-S4 dual bios pins

Uwe Hermann uwe at hermann-uwe.de
Sun Apr 8 00:59:09 CEST 2007


On Sun, Apr 08, 2007 at 12:13:52AM +0200, ST wrote:
> Looking at the jumpers it looks like the flash program itself can control 
> which of the (physically partly non-existant) flash chips is to be 
> programmed. Pin 13 of the PM49FL004 is  #Init. Init has to be high while 
> while accessing the chip (in both Modes LPC and FWH). So i am pretty sure 
> that flashbios is may be the only needed key to make this work. It would be 
> nice if anybody could give me an pointer where this Mainboard specific stuff 
> is located in flashbios (i have only glanced over the sources)

You mean flashrom (not flashbios)?

It has been recently moved to board_enable.c, see

> and if someone 
> knows which pin is connected to the soldered flash chip.

No idea, sorry.

> I would like to buy another flash chip. But all local dealers don't have any 
> flash chips at hand :-(. Do i need the PM49FL004 or will any other PLCC32 
> flash chip do? Any pointers for german buyers?

Most electronics dealers should have some, e.g. Conrad: http://www.conrad.de.

Or try one of these:
- http://bios-chip.de/
- http://www.bios-fix.de

eBay has lots of them, too (but not too cheap, usually).

HTH, Uwe.
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