Solved M810L Changing Speed (FSB) in BIOS

January 22, 2012 at 09:52:50
Specs: Windows XP, XP/2600-1024/133
It is unfortunate but as someone in this sight has told me, Upgrading the processor on this particular board is not going to show a super amount of speed.
I also installed an AMD-XP2600 expecting it to show at least 2.1 at 266 but the problem is that the highest setting that I can use is 125/125/31 if I try to use the setting that it is suppose to be, The computer will not boot to Windows (XP). Unfortunately the setting max is 256.
Someone said that they changed there setting in the BIOS to 140/140/31, I can't find that setting. Of course there have been to many setbacks in the BIOS. I installed a newer version according to ESupport (7/2007) not recognized by PC Chips that claim that the last BIOS update was 08/08/03

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January 27, 2012 at 19:13:29
If the BIOS chip was not physically changed, you have an AMI BIOS. You should NOT have tried to use the Award flash utility. I suggest you try doing it a different way - the 2-floppy method.

floppy #1 = WinME boot floppy. You can download the boot floppy creator here:

WinME boot floppy creator - direct download

floppy #2 = 030808s.rom & aminf342.exe

After creating the 2 disks, boot off floppy #1 & select option 4, Minimal Boot. When it stops at the A:\> prompt, eject #1 & insert floppy #2. Type aminf342 & press ENTER, then follow the instructions. If you want to save the old BIOS, name it OLDBIOS.rom. When it asks the file name of the new BIOS, type in 030808s.rom. I believe it will ask, "OK to program?", type Y & press ENTER



#1
January 22, 2012 at 12:11:17
What version of the XP 2600+ CPU ??

M810L what revision ??

Ideally only use the PCChips BIOS !


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#2
January 22, 2012 at 13:58:58
There are quite a few versions of that board but it doesn't look like any of them support the AXP 2600+

http://www.pcchips.com.tw/PCCWebSit...

http://www.pcchips.com.tw/PCCWebSit...


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#3
January 22, 2012 at 16:31:12
The board is M810L version (rivision) 7.0a
The CPU is AMD XP2600/266
The BIOS are from ESupport 2007, not good but has always functioned with the old processor which I replacesd 2 years ago

Processor 1 ID = 0
Number of cores 1 (max 1)
Number of threads 1 (max 1)
Name AMD Athlon XP
Codename Thoroughbred
Specification AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2600+
Package Socket A (462)
CPUID 6.8.1
Extended CPUID 7.8
Core Stepping B0
Technology 0.13 um
Core Speed 2000.7 MHz
Multiplier x FSB 16.0 x 125.0 MHz
Rated Bus speed 250.1 MHz
Instructions sets MMX (+), 3DNow! (+), SSE
L1 Data cache 64 KBytes, 2-way set associative, 64-byte line size
L1 Instruction cache 64 KBytes, 2-way set associative, 64-byte line size
L2 cache 256 KBytes, 16-way set associative, 64-byte line size
FID/VID Control no

K7 Thermal sensor yes


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#4
January 22, 2012 at 17:01:46
"The BIOS are from ESupport 2007"

Did you pay for that? BIOS updates are free - ALWAYS! You just need to go to the PCChips website, download the BIOS file & flash utility, copy the files to a bootable floppy disk, then boot off the floppy & perform the BIOS flash from DOS.

According to the PCChips website, you need BIOS version 030808s to be able to run that CPU. Update the BIOS & the CPU should run at the proper speed.

http://www.pcchips.com.tw/PCCWebSit...

http://www.pcchips.com.tw/extra/PCC...


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#5
January 22, 2012 at 17:18:21
Yes riider
You are absolutely right, I got and installed that particular BIOS update back on November of 2004 but hen I installed another version which they claimed wa newer but the date even though they said it was released 2007 was actually 10/2003. this update was installed just for that reason but I beleive that the old 1 would had handled it even better because of the 4 settings that you could change. unfortunately as I said before I can't roleback for ireason or other, this is where I could use some help. the only other resource is to get a new bios chip. i am currently waiting on an answer from esupport and if not Iwill do what it takes just for the sake of argument. I know that I can buy a newer board with CPU and memory for about $180 but this computer runs OK. the only thing that botheres me is that the 1200mhz CPU ran just as good and/or maybe better, I know that it gained suposively 800mhz with a total of 2000mhz but the gains are not as I expected.


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#6
January 22, 2012 at 20:57:38
I posted the links to everything you need to do. It's a PCChips board & PCChips specifically states that BIOS version 030808s is required to run the AXP 2600+. Create the boot floppy with the BIOS file & flash utility, boot off it & follow the instructions. It will overwrite the current BIOS. Don't worry about the date or what esupport says, they just want more of your money.

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#7
January 27, 2012 at 18:45:50
Yes your right but here is what is happenning.
Yes I downloaded the BIOS and Bios Loader including a boot.
(1) boot from A:\, No Problem
(2) write to A:\, dir, (Good)
(3) write to A:\ AMINF342.EXE 030808S.Rom
Starts but stops with errors before implementation (Thank Goodness)
2nd choice with AWDFLASH
(1) boot from A:\, No Problem
(2) write to A:\ dir, (Good)
(3) write to A:\ AWDFLASHB.EXE 030808S.ROM
Starts, checks, asked if I want to save current BIOS, Click yes, starts to load but stops, stating Not Award BIOS (understandable), BIOS from PC Chips are AMI.
I thought that it was me so I took it to Micro Computers and they stated that the BIOS chip does not show support and that I would have to get a new BIOS chip or just live with the way it is. This cost me $79.00 just to find out that my initial conclusion was right, I am just glad that nothing changed and none f the bios installed because of no support so they all stated. I will live with the processor showing 2.0 verses 2.16 after all it is not going to be that different. I will thank you and anybody else thattried to help me with this and if by chance you know of a Flash Loader that can over write all of this and still keep the integrety of the BIOS, please let me know. This is 1 of 3 BIOS upgrade that I have done on this computer but this last 1 must of had something wrong.



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#8
January 27, 2012 at 19:13:29
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If the BIOS chip was not physically changed, you have an AMI BIOS. You should NOT have tried to use the Award flash utility. I suggest you try doing it a different way - the 2-floppy method.

floppy #1 = WinME boot floppy. You can download the boot floppy creator here:

WinME boot floppy creator - direct download

floppy #2 = 030808s.rom & aminf342.exe

After creating the 2 disks, boot off floppy #1 & select option 4, Minimal Boot. When it stops at the A:\> prompt, eject #1 & insert floppy #2. Type aminf342 & press ENTER, then follow the instructions. If you want to save the old BIOS, name it OLDBIOS.rom. When it asks the file name of the new BIOS, type in 030808s.rom. I believe it will ask, "OK to program?", type Y & press ENTER


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#9
January 27, 2012 at 19:42:23
here is the problem with the last BIOS update that was installed back in 2008 from ESupport, Maybe this will explain, the BIOS last upgrade was a Phoenix-Awards. This is the confusing part because the new BIOS are AMI but the loader is not recognizing it (AWARD) while the AMI does not recognize the Phoenix-Awards BIOS, this is crazy but I will try your way but I do boot to drive A: with no problem.It is like I said 1 more MB is not going to make a difference but I figured that it should show or run to what it should be rather then what it is.riider this is confusing to me but then and again I am not a computer wiz but I have installed a total of 14 BIOS updates 3 on Gateway, 5 on Dell, 3 on this computer up to and including this last 1 and of course 3 others all passed with no problems and no issues, then again some where very simple that you downloaded directly and ran, this of course included backing up the BIOS and CMOS settings. In this case I had also backed up the BIOS and CMOS but then Iost the Floppy with the backup but this should not matter because I should get across anyway.
I will try your suggestion, but I though that if I got to the Drive A: directory and the files are exposed so that I could print them (write out) like
EXAMPLE: A:\ AMINF342.EXE 030808S.ROM and hit enter that this should load and ask youthe proceeding steps, at least that was the way with the 12 before this.Again I will try this but I don't see it because the bottom-line is to load to A: and be able to select files to write in (Burn-In).
Again, I will wait to see what you think while loading the file to the disk to boot.


BIOS Type: Phoenix-Award
BIOS Date: June 18th 2007
BIOS ID: 06/18/2007-SiS-730-6A6ISH0BC-00-None
BIOS OEM: (Release 5.1) AwardBIOS Upgrade Provided by eSupport.com - 6.00 PG
Chipset: Unknown
SuperIO: Unknown
Manufacturer: Unknown
Motherboard: SiS-730


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#10
January 27, 2012 at 20:43:58
Hello Again, here is what I have tried so far starting from the last recomendation first.
Created a Boot ME Disk (Normally higher space use)
Loaded the AMINF342.exe and 030808S.ROM
Loaded to A: again it failed showing the same errors.
second
Loaded: Created the MSDOS startup disc from XP after format (auto)
Loaded the AMINF342.EXE and 030808S.ROM
Loaded to A:\ again failed showing error
third:
Used Boot Disk, formated and loaded to A:\
Loaded the AMINF342.EXE and again extracted the 030808S.ROM
needless to say they all came up with the same exact error, failed with about 20 codes.
It could very well be that there is a problem with the loader and/or the BIOS Prom.
or it is like the guys at the computer say, I am locked out and not by any pin because other than blowing out the computer for dust nothing as been changed since 6/2001 not to mention that I have installed 2 other BIOS updates and they have gone through, then and again the 2 previous where AMI from PC Chips the last 1 is OEM from ESupport as you can see above. It is plain to see that I should not keep going but I should still try to get answers from people like you that has attempted to help resolve this issue that is not critical but it is important. Thank You and any else that has helped.

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#11
January 28, 2012 at 06:29:46
The way you've explained it, I don't know if you followed my instructions correctly or not? And I don't know what you mean by "Normally higher space use"? I don't know if you're not doing it correctly or the stupid eSupport BIOS has mucked things up. I don't know why you went with a 3rd party BIOS vendor? You screwed yourself by doing so, not to mention you paid for something that should have been free. In the future, stick to the motherboard manufacturer's BIOS.

OK, let's walk thru it. You created floppy #1 (WinME boot disk) & floppy #2 (BIOS file & flash utility), right? The BIOS file is 030808S.ROM, not 030808S.EXE, right?

1. boot from WInME boot floppy. Select "Minimal Boot" from the menu & wait for the A:\> prompt to appear.

2. eject floppy #1 & insert floppy #2

3. at the A:\> prompt, type AMINF342 & press ENTER. What happens at this point? If the AMI Flash Utility window pops up, it's just a matter of following the on screen prompts. If there's a discrepancy (AWARD vs AMI), this is generally where you'll get the error message & the Flash Utility won't be displayed.

The Flash Utility should look similar to this: http://img.tomshardware.com/us/2001...


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#12
January 28, 2012 at 08:38:11
Hi again riider
first and formost I would like to thank you up front for all your assistance with this issue, I know it is not critical but it is important to me.
In regards to what you stated yes I created a boot disk from the WinME and mark it Floppy 1 ME Boot and then created a second disk and named it loader/bios, the contents are 1, The loader AMINF342.EXE and the BIOS after extracting to A:\ 030808S.ROM.
Your Question:
afer I had gone through disk 1(WinME Boot) and selected minimal boot I got to drive A:\> (wrote) AMINF342.EXE, Enter, Got error [P Mode/W Abort:00] Exception 6.
This was the same errror as all the times before.
tried: A:\> AMINF342, Enter, send result, tried
A:\> AMINF342.EXE 030808S.ROM as adviced from insructions, still the same end result.
So it is time to give up and with deep appreciation to you, thank you.
So it was not the boot tool, all 3 can't be wrong
It could be the loader (AMINF342.EXE) the shows errors before hand.
I can't use an award loader like (AWDFLASH) because it would start but fail because it is not an awards bios.
Just so you know and by all that we have written back and forth I know that I mentioned that the board was PC Chips M810L r7.0a.
Now! I have 1 last question to you, since I changed the processor from the original last year from a 1.1 AMD Athlon T-Bird that was shiped with (Original)
I changed the processor last year to an AMD-XP2600/266FSB.
would this create an issue because at this point it is not original??????????

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#13
January 28, 2012 at 09:48:16
riider, if you are still ready and if I haven't driven you away.
Here is what I have done even though I have not resolved anything.
Downloaded the BIOS and Flash Utility from E-Support after contacting them they send me a link to the BIOS that they sold me back in 2008 for free.
I put in the Floppy and of it took saved old after selecting and then re-installed completely as stated per disk.
Your BIOS have been updated completely, Please remove floppy and then press F1. reboot had to reset CMOS and BIOS to my selections. ran no issues.
Now, the big question is, Is the Flash Utility Damaged.

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