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

Carl-Daniel Hailfinger c-d.hailfinger.devel.2006 at gmx.net
Sat Sep 1 22:13:21 CEST 2007

On 01.09.2007 21:50, Peter Stuge wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 01, 2007 at 09:30:54PM +0200, Carl-Daniel Hailfinger wrote:
>>> Once we figure out the hardware, it will still be neccessary to
>>> reboot into DOS/Windows to flash either chip. :(
>> SPI detection/flashing support is on my list.
> Is the SPI flash connected to the sio on the m57sli?

No idea.

>> However, it won't get done in the next 3 weeks because I'm getting
>> married next week and will be offline for a while.
> Congratulations! :)


>> Everyone can try the probe_superio patch for IT8716, though, and
>> send dumps for proprietary and LinuxBIOS to the list. It would be
>> nice if I had dumps for both types of M57SLI (SPI and PLCC) to be
>> able to compare.
> I doubt there's much difference. The 8716F datasheet is clear on the
> SPI stuff - but I didn't think that's where the flash chip was
> actually connected. Someone mentioned CK804. I guess I'm confusing
> things.

AFAIK CK804/MCP55 don't have SPI support. That's why the SuperI/O adds it.


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