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