[LinuxBIOS] different versions of the GA-M57SLI-S4 (PLCC vs SPI)

Chris Lingard chris at stockwith.co.uk
Thu Aug 30 15:10:30 CEST 2007

Ward Vandewege wrote:
> Hi Chris,
> On Thu, Aug 30, 2007 at 12:35:47PM +0100, Chris Lingard wrote:
>> Same problem here, my M57SLI has been at the computer shop for over one 
>> week awaiting the modification.
>> They say the socket that I got is wrong, (PLCC32).
>> Will the SST 49LF040 be wrong too.
> Most likely if your board is not plcc.
>> The BIOS chip is a tiny chip soldered on long legs, where the factory 
>> chip was.
> Does it look like the picture under 'SPI' that I've just put on the M57SLIS4
> wiki page?

Yes, though the BIOS chip looks much smaller, and its legs much longer, 
(the machine is away, so cannot access it, this is just from memory)

It is not the "other sort"  (PLCC ?)

Many thanks

Chris Lingard

>> Is the modification now wrong?
> ST, can you chime in here?
> Thanks,
> Ward.

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