[coreboot] The patch of AMD DBM690T board

Carl-Daniel Hailfinger c-d.hailfinger.devel.2006 at gmx.net
Wed Sep 24 01:30:33 CEST 2008

On 24.09.2008 01:13, Carl-Daniel Hailfinger wrote:
> On 23.09.2008 23:50, Marc Jones wrote:
>> It will probably require some minor porting but the GA-MA69G-S3H seems
>> popular with some of our marketing people. It is AM2 instead of s1g1
>> but that should be ok.
>> http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/Motherboard/Products_Overview.aspx?ProductID=2579
> Looks nice. However, I was unable to find out whether it uses a LPC or
> SPI ROM. According to this picture
> http://techgage.com/reviews/gigabyte/ga_ma69gm_s2h/ga_ma69gm_07.jpg
> there is at least no socketed ROM.
> http://www.barebonecenter.de/images/stories/User2/gigabyte/ga-ma69gm-s2h/ga-ma69gm-s2h_8.jpg
> on the right, below the DIMM slot is a Winbond ACPI controller. There is
> not even a single PLCC32 chip on the board.
> The only option left is a soldered SOIC8 or SOIC16 SPI ROM. The SOIC8
> chip below the SuperI/O here
> http://techgage.com/reviews/gigabyte/ga_ma69gm_s2h/ga_ma69gm_09.jpg is
> unmarked (except a green spot), but it could be what we're looking for.
> Marc, can you find out which ROM chip this board uses so that we can
> assess the coreboot-friendliness of it?

Hm. Page 8 of the mainboard manual states that the BIOS ROM hangs off
the IT8716F and may be a SST 25VF040B. That means flashrom should
support it already.



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