[coreboot] [PATCH] ASUS P2B-LS support, RAM detection for 440BX, add Slot 1 CPU, Microcode for Intel Tualatin CPUs

Mark Marshall mark.marshall at csr.com
Mon Mar 8 19:43:38 CET 2010

Andrew Morgan wrote:
> On 06/03/2010 20:05, Christian Leber wrote:
>> On Saturday 06 March 2010 20:01:11 ron minnich wrote:
>>> This activity is really impressive. It got me to wondering: how old is
>>> the 440bx chipset?
>> it was released in april 1998
> Old enough that most people would want to get rid of computers that old, 
> but still new enough to be useful. (Flash not EPROM, PCI, DIMMs...) I 
> have an i440BX based Soyo board which I got for free and I know that 
> even if I broke it it wouldn't be a great loss, so re-programming the 
> flash etc. is of no great risk. Even if I had to de-solder the flash 
> chip I could use it for practice, although this board has a socket. And 
> now (after surprisingly little effort on my part!) Coreboot runs on it. :)
> So it is probably a good era of board for anyone wanting to get started 
> with Coreboot without the risk of destroying something they care about 
> or remembering how to do ISA.

That's why I bought a ASUS P2B off of e-bay for £5.  ;-)

A lot of fun for the money.


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