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How about a MR-BIOS ROM file repository?

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Reply 140 of 187, by Anonymous Coward

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Anonymous Coward wrote on 2020-05-01, 07:19:

Aren't the FU3 and the FU340 the same board? I think when FU3 had a 25MHz chip installed, it was called FU325, and with a 33MHz chip FU333 etc.

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Reply 143 of 187, by Anonymous Coward

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I tried SiS Rabbit, C&T Peak/DM and Topcat MR-BIOS. None of them can enable the cache on the boards. It's kind of disappointing because these are all high performance chipsets that could have really benefited from MR-BIOS tweaks. Only the Topcat chipset can be excused, because this chipset doesn't natively support cache...that comes from a 3rd party controller.

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Reply 144 of 187, by Cyrix200+

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I noticed a 386SX motherboard on an auction site and asked the seller for a BIOS dump. He helped out 😀

I am not sure this one was already found before, the board has the Acer/ALi M1217 chip. BIOS ID is V1.41-ACER310.

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Reply 145 of 187, by maxtherabbit

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I just tried the generic 286 MR BIOS on my 286-15. The system was 100% working on the AMI BIOS but with MR BIOS it hangs when trying to load Win 3.1. Anyone seen this before? It works just fine in DOS

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Cyrix200+ wrote on 2020-05-12, 11:43:

I noticed a 386SX motherboard on an auction site and asked the seller for a BIOS dump. He helped out 😀

I am not sure this one was already found before, the board has the Acer/ALi M1217 chip. BIOS ID is V1.41-ACER310.

nice one Cyrix200+ !!!

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Reply 147 of 187, by dionb

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Cyrix200+ wrote on 2020-05-12, 11:43:

I noticed a 386SX motherboard on an auction site and asked the seller for a BIOS dump. He helped out 😀

I am not sure this one was already found before, the board has the Acer/ALi M1217 chip. BIOS ID is V1.41-ACER310.

Woohoo, he did it!

Great job 😀

Reply 148 of 187, by Cyrix200+

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dionb wrote on 2020-05-13, 22:07:
Cyrix200+ wrote on 2020-05-12, 11:43:

I noticed a 386SX motherboard on an auction site and asked the seller for a BIOS dump. He helped out 😀

I am not sure this one was already found before, the board has the Acer/ALi M1217 chip. BIOS ID is V1.41-ACER310.

Woohoo, he did it!

Great job 😀

This is another one than the one you spotted not far from me. That seller wasn't so helpful unfortunately. I could have that image also, if I bought the PC with it 😜

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Reply 149 of 187, by GL1zdA

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Anonymous Coward wrote on 2020-05-02, 13:45:

I tried SiS Rabbit, C&T Peak/DM and Topcat MR-BIOS. None of them can enable the cache on the boards. It's kind of disappointing because these are all high performance chipsets that could have really benefited from MR-BIOS tweaks. Only the Topcat chipset can be excused, because this chipset doesn't natively support cache...that comes from a 3rd party controller.

Which SiS Rabbit board do you have? Because I planned to buy an EPROM writer and test in on my ASUS, but if it doesn't work I will skip this.

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Reply 150 of 187, by Anonymous Coward

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My SiS Rabbit board is a fairly old one. Looks to be 1990 vintage. It was made by a company called CTI Electronics in Connecticut. Surprisingly the company is still around, but doesn't make PCs anymore. I might try contacting them since my board is not listed on TH99, but I am skeptical they have anything I need. In any case, it uses a Revision A Rabbit chipset, and has a clunky 1990 core AMI BIOS. The layout is quite similar to the Asus board you have. It appears to only support 1MB SIMMs and up to 128kb cache, but since I don't have a manual I can't say for certain. Strangely it won't accept DLC type CPUs at all.

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Reply 151 of 187, by evasive

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Anonymous Coward wrote on 2018-03-19, 23:43:

http://www.elhvb.com/mobokive/Archive/Octek/3 … guar/index.html

Maybe someone can contact whoever is responsible for mobokive to see what happened to the Jaguar IV and V files. One is the MX chipset, and the other is for HT.

Speaking. What exactly are you looking for?

Reply 152 of 187, by evasive

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appiah4 wrote on 2019-02-05, 07:04:

OK, guys, I am super excited to share this link with you.. Because I have either hit the MR BIOS Rom motherload.. Or I just found out something you all already knew and I'm getting all excited about nothing, but: http://www.elhvb.com/mobokive/archive/power_utils/cdroms.txt

And the CD contents are here: http://www.elhvb.com/mobokive/archive/power_utils/

There are literally dozens of MR BIOS roms here..

And I seem to have some more offline as well... Another indexing/deduplicating project... Sigh...

Reply 153 of 187, by Anonymous Coward

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When you click on the link for the Jaguar IV MR BIOS, you get:

HTTP Error 404.3 - Not Found

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Reply 154 of 187, by evasive

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Anonymous Coward wrote on 2020-05-31, 15:02:

When you click on the link for the Jaguar IV MR BIOS, you get:

HTTP Error 404.3 - Not Found

thanks for the heads-up, fixed
http://www.elhvb.com/mobokive/Archive/Octek/3 … guar/index.html

Reply 155 of 187, by evasive

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maxtherabbit wrote on 2020-05-13, 18:15:

I just tried the generic 286 MR BIOS on my 286-15. The system was 100% working on the AMI BIOS but with MR BIOS it hangs when trying to load Win 3.1. Anyone seen this before? It works just fine in DOS

What happens if you start windows with
win /s
as I have seen this posted as a fix/workaround elsewhere.

Reply 156 of 187, by maxtherabbit

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evasive wrote on 2020-06-01, 19:24:
What happens if you start windows with win /s as I have seen this posted as a fix/workaround elsewhere. […]
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maxtherabbit wrote on 2020-05-13, 18:15:

I just tried the generic 286 MR BIOS on my 286-15. The system was 100% working on the AMI BIOS but with MR BIOS it hangs when trying to load Win 3.1. Anyone seen this before? It works just fine in DOS

What happens if you start windows with
win /s
as I have seen this posted as a fix/workaround elsewhere.

Thanks for the suggestion but I long since rolled back to the AMI BIOS. Curiously I did find that Windows would start if executing and quitting MSD or SCANDISK prior to trying to open it.

Reply 157 of 187, by evasive

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Going through the text files found this little gem

System BIOS for Gigabyte "GA-586ATE" motherboard (Intel Triton) […]
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System BIOS for Gigabyte "GA-586ATE" motherboard (Intel Triton)

MR BIOS (r) V097B50Q Version 3.31

NOTE: This version 3.31 of the V097B50Q BIOS for the Gigabyte motherboard
replaces the previous version 3.30 dated 2/29/96 which contained support for
the wrong super I/O chip. This version 3.31 dated 5/7/96 supports the Gigabyte
motherboard containing a super I/O chip labeled SMC 1665IR but is actually
an ALI M5119 super I/O.

wait wut?

Reply 158 of 187, by bjwil1991

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Is there a MR-BIOS for the SiS 85C460 (single chip) that is on a 386/486 motherboard? I looked at the spreadsheet on Page 6 that has this information:

Filename ------> BIOS string --------> Description
V072B400 -----> SIS_400 --------> 460,461V 386,486,Cx

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Reply 159 of 187, by Anonymous Coward

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That *seems* to be the one you need, but sadly we haven't found it yet.
It's a real shame that there were missing files from the latest dump, because many of the missing ROM images are for fairly common chipsets. Though, we should be extremely grateful for what we have (seems to be about 75% complete).

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