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

Carl-Daniel Hailfinger c-d.hailfinger.devel.2006 at gmx.net
Mon Sep 24 17:24:30 CEST 2007

Hi Florentin,

On 24.09.2007 17:12, echelon at free.fr wrote:
>  Carl-Daniel, I didn't say our datasheetd differ.. What I have said is that I
> did physical measurements on my motherboard and what I have measured didn't
> match at all the pin-out into the datasheet!! (see my previous posts..)

I'm sorry, I misunderstood.

>  Maybe this is only a minor hardware issue and it doesn't impact the software at
> all, but I prefered to signal it as an odd thing!..

Thanks for the signal.

>  Maybe someone with a v2.0 revision of m57sli could confirm my statements..

Unfortunately, I don't have a m57sli at all.


> Quoting Carl-Daniel Hailfinger <c-d.hailfinger.devel.2006 at gmx.net>:
>> On 23.09.2007 23:16, echelon at free.fr wrote:
>>> Quoting Carl-Daniel Hailfinger <c-d.hailfinger.devel.2006 at gmx.net>:
>>>> OK, I have the 0.2 and 0.3 datasheet of IT8716F and I can't find any
>>>> difference in interfaces between the datasheets. Please be more specific
>>>> what you think has been replaced (including page numbers).
>>>  Simply the pinout.. (please compare the pin-out diagram btw the 2 version
>> of
>>> the DS).
>> I did. Pages 7-23 (Pin configuration) are exactly the same for 0.2 and
>> 0.3. Please tell me the page number where you see any differences.
>>>  In fact, there could be another explanation : I talked about this issue
>> with a
>>> hardware specialist at my work (he has worked into the IC design..) and his
>>> hypothesis is that the component which is actually used on this motherboard
>> is a
>>> "custom" revision especially crafted by ITE for Gigabyte.. (yes, they had
>>> "volume" so they could afford to make a deal for a custom revision..)
>> Maybe. I still want to find out why your data sheet seems to differ from
>> mine.


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