[LinuxBIOS] SPI flash-chips [Re: state of Gigabyte GA-M57SLI-S4]

Quux pawn2be.wild at yahoo.de
Mon Mar 12 16:33:26 CET 2007

Anton schrieb:
>> According to this picture, some of the boards obviously have a bios
>> socket. How can we find out where to get those instead of the
>> soldered-only boards?
>> http://pclab.pl/zdjecia/artykuly/pila/am2/gigabyte-ga-m57sli-s4/plyta-gora.jpg
> What are the means for recovering from faulty writes into SPI
> flash-chip? Chip is not socketed ;) Moreover, it is soldered.
1. desolder the chip & put in a socket
2. use some sort of "top hat flash" look-alike (not yet available)
3. possibly make use of the other unpopulated DUAL BIOS contacts 
(unknown whether it works)

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