Reply 20 of 37, by Jolaes76
In my experience, in most cases yes, but not always.
I met motherboards in the past that were sowehow picky about brand, where the internal arrengement and even speed rating of the chips were the same. The motherboard would boot with the SST but not the Texas etc.
(For cross-checking, I reprogrammed the EEPROM with another BIOS and put it in an other motherboard and it was working there.)
This is strange in light of the fact that readout voltage is standard for these EPROMs and EEPROMs, it is the programming voltage and stablility that can vary to a great extent. Some chips, especially old (window-type) EPROMs need more juice than prescribed and a finely calibrated burning. (THOSE are the ones you need a higher-end burner for, not some Chinese crap)
AFAICR, there were some weird EEPROMs in my possession as well that behaved the exact same way.
All in all, if you have a decent motherboard like this, you have a good chance that it will work with a variety of compatible EEPROMs.
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