[coreboot] ASUS M4A77TD-PRO. First step: buy spare flash chips...
Qing Pei Wang
wangqingpei at gmail.com
Sat Jun 5 03:00:08 CEST 2010
it is impossible to make the developers to port all of the
we take things as different chipset/cpu. If you found that the
one mainboard has already been supported, you can take a try to use
On Sat, Jun 5, 2010 at 4:55 AM, Jiang Wang <jwangzju at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am interested in this motherboard for BIOS developing too. I think
> this board has a flash chip that you can plug out manually (without
> soldering) right?
> Where did you buy it? Form on-line or a local store? I am in the USA.
> Also, is this board supported by coreboot? I checked the coreboot wiki
> but cannot find it. Thanks a lot.
> On Thu, Jun 3, 2010 at 6:36 PM, xdrudis <xdrudis at tinet.cat> wrote:
> > Hello.
> > I finally bought the hardware I told you and installed gnewsense 3 with a
> > custom linux-libre 2.6.34 :
> > mainboard Asus M4A77TD-PRO
> > http://www.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=0AvsBb7WBZe2i9zK
> > CPU AMD Phenom X4 910e stepping c3
> > AMD 770
> > AMD SB710
> > RAM 2 x 4Gb dual channel non-ECC G.Skill DDR3-1333 PC3 10666
> > superio ITE IT8712F (clearly marked on the chip and detected)
> > lan: RTL8112L
> > audio VIA VT1708S
> > I've put a graphics card by MSI, Nvidia GeForce 8400GS passively cooled
> (no fan) on the PCIExpress 2.0 slot.
> > I'll attachs the lspci and superiotool r3125 outputs (versions from
> > and flashrom 0.9.2 downloaded and compiled from release tarball.
> > Btw. The readme in flashrom 0.9.2 says to use make DESTDIR=/usr install
> > if you don't want it in /usr/local, but this will install it in
> /usr/usr/local/sbin. To have it in /usr/sbin you need to run makePREFIX=/usr
> > It's slightly confusing for me, I've had to look at the Makefile.
> > Now, the first thing I want to do is to buy spare flash chips.
> > But I'm not sure what chips or where to buy them.
> > It's a socket with an eight pin chip (DIP-8?)
> > (4 pins per side), roughly 5mm x 9mm
> > I'd say it's by Macronix (and flashrom agrees). But I doubt about
> > the specific model. The motherboard manual says "8Mb Flash ROM".
> > The letters on the chip are very small and there's some marking over them
> > that keeps me from reading them all .
> > I'll copy here what I can read (i mark the most dubious letters with ?).
> > (top left is a logo MX)
> > - - - -
> > -- -- - -
> > = v = = = b09?714
> > = = = =
> > 25L5???5PC-15G
> > 3C153600
> > TAIWAN
> > Looking at catalogues from macronix I think 25L is the
> > family (SPI serial flash) 5?? should be the size (I'm not
> > sure how many digits are there, not even 100% sure it's a 5)
> > ?5 would be normal, write protected, duplex,etc.
> > PC might be the process ( xx micrometers), -15 would be
> > frequency of 66 Mhz and G something about lead free or environmental
> > regulations.
> > but flashrom says its a Macronix MX25L8005 .
> > Now, the question is should I buy some MX25L8005 ? (apparently its
> > end of life is 2010-11-30, so it should be available, but where in
> > small quantities ? )
> > According to
> > maybe I could try
> > Mx25L8006EPI-12G
> > Where do you get your spare EEPROMs ?
> > Thank you.
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Wang Qing Pei
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