First post, by jheronimus
I'd like to add support for an AMD K6-2/400AFR to my Biostar MB-1575PCT (Socket 5 board with Opti 546/547 chipset and PCI/VLB). The BIOS is AWARD 4.50G.
The CPU I'm going to use is part of an Evergreen Spectra 400 kit, so it is physically and electrically compatible and doesn't need any jumpers set. The system just doesn't turn on with it. It does work with an alternative BIOS from the Edom/WinTech MP039, but that BIOS is otherwise not exactly stable on my board with any CPU.
I've heard that Award BIOS is pretty moddable, so I went through a few tools for that, but I've had no success.
BIOS Patcher 4.23, 4.51 and 6.0 alpha all give me the same error:
Found 1Mbit BIOS!
Can`t find "*BBSS*"!
error - cant find start.modul!error!
As far as I understand, that just means my version of Award is just too ancient for BIOS Patcher.
I've also tried CBROM 2.08, here's the output:
CBROM V2.08 (C)Award Software 2000 All Rights Reserved.
******** 1500PCT.BIN BIOS component ********
No. Item-Name Original-Size Compressed-Size Original-File-Name
0. System BIOS FFFFFFFFh(-0.00K)10000h(64.00K)ˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇ≤ÄË
Total compress code space = 10000h(192.00K)
Total compressed code size = 10000h(64.00K)
Remain compress code space = 00000h(0.00K)
** Micro Code Information **
Update ID CPUID | Update ID CPUID | Update ID CPUID | Update ID CPUID
00000000 00000000| 00000000 00000000 0000 0000
00000000 00000000 0000 0000 |
Modbin works, but I can't see how I can add any features using it — it primarily just allows me to change existing options.
Are there any other tools I could try?