First post, by gg1978
Hey all, new guy to the forum, but not to computing in general. 😀 I have a Gateway OEM MS440GX that unfortunately someone force flashed with the standard Intel BIOS version P20. I'm familiar with the force flash technique for Intel OEM boards The board works OK, but i've seen a funny issue where if i list the removable drives in the boot order, it shows part of the hidden "cpu setup" menu instead.. The Intel MS440GX has integrated audio and NIC, while the Gateway OEM one doesn't, but the BIOS still shows the option to enable/disable the nonexistant NIC. Another issue i've noted is that the two CPU fan headers for the Xeon Slot 2 CPU's don't work, which may be involved with the BIOS as well, as they are software programmable PWM headers i believe, in any event, no fans hooked to either of those headers will turn on at all.
I've looked at gateway's support site, but it appears all the materials for this board have been removed. Any ideas where i can get the Gateway OEM bios for this and give it a try??