First post, by karl80038
When I decided to visit Intel's website to download a BIOS update for my D865PERL desktop board (https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/840 … e-RL86510A-86A-, I noticed this very sad message:
End Of Life - This download, BIOS Update [RL86510A.86A] P21, will no longer be available after November 22, 2019 and will not be supported with any additional functional, security, or other updates. All versions are provided as is. Intel recommends that users of BIOS Update [RL86510A.86A] P21 uninstall and/or discontinue use as soon as possible.
Unfortunately, they'll be removing all BIOS download links to all Intel desktop boards on that very same date (even the later Sandy Bridge boards)
It seems Intel wants to wipe out their entire desktop board support section from their website.
Now is the perfect time to download and archive their BIOS files for all their boards and maybe host them on VOGONS drivers website. If anybody has access to a list containing all the desktop boards Intel has ever produced, I'd be very grateful. While visiting the Intel desktop board's subforum, I also discovered Intel had already removed all their drivers just two days ago (!!) (on September 13th, 2019). So for those who're owning a vintage Intel motherboard (or maybe not so vintage), be sure to get them while you can (assuming you still haven't updated the BIOS).