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How about a MR-BIOS ROM file repository?

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Reply 220 of 229, by GigAHerZ

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douglar wrote on 2021-04-27, 18:41:
I'd like to copy the roms and put the document here if that's OK: http://vogonsdrivers.com/index.php?catid=77&menustate=32,29 […]
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jheronimus wrote on 2021-04-09, 21:26:

So I did a thing where I've cross referenced most of the known MR BIOS files with official documentation and made a list of everything. There are around 500 files, but many of those are different versions of the same BIOS (especially when it comes to Intel/Asus motherboards).

I'd like to copy the roms and put the document here if that's OK: http://vogonsdrivers.com/index.php?catid=77&menustate=32,29

Any idea what the differences between these ROMS are?
OPTi 82C391 - 386 WriteBack x020B324 (T-)
OPTi 82C391 - 386 WriteBack x020B324 (T+)
OPTi 82C391 - 386 WriteBack x020B324 (CL-)
OPTi 82C391 - 386 WriteBack x020B324 (CL+)

Re: Chipset datasheet for M321 (PC Chips)

"640K ought to be enough for anybody." - And i intend to get every last bit out of it even after loading every damn driver!

Reply 221 of 229, by jheronimus

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douglar wrote on 2021-04-27, 18:41:
I'd like to copy the roms and put the document here if that's OK: http://vogonsdrivers.com/index.php?catid=77&menustate=32,29 […]
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jheronimus wrote on 2021-04-09, 21:26:

So I did a thing where I've cross referenced most of the known MR BIOS files with official documentation and made a list of everything. There are around 500 files, but many of those are different versions of the same BIOS (especially when it comes to Intel/Asus motherboards).

I'd like to copy the roms and put the document here if that's OK: http://vogonsdrivers.com/index.php?catid=77&menustate=32,29

Any idea what the differences between these ROMS are?
OPTi 82C391 - 386 WriteBack x020B324 (T-)
OPTi 82C391 - 386 WriteBack x020B324 (T+)
OPTi 82C391 - 386 WriteBack x020B324 (CL-)
OPTi 82C391 - 386 WriteBack x020B324 (CL+)

Can't help you with T-/T+ thing, it was not explained in the docs, unfortunately.

I think you should add my Google Docs table as a download and not a link.

Pentium 166 MMX Overdrive, 32 MB RAM, Ark Logic ARK1000VL, Tekram DC-680C, Turtle Beach Tropez, Gravis Ultrasound Max
Pentium III 1000, 256 MB RAM, Matrox G400 MAX, Adaptec 19160, Yamaha YMF740B

Reply 222 of 229, by douglar

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jheronimus wrote on 2021-04-29, 20:42:

Can't help you with T-/T+ thing, it was not explained in the docs, unfortunately.

I think you should add my Google Docs table as a download and not a link.

GigAHerZ put a link to a pretty good link that offers an explanation of the different version. (T) Turbo Switch, (TL) Turbo Light (CL) Cache Light

I put the file names in the file description. That's about the best I was able to do tonight.

Reply 224 of 229, by Anonymous Coward

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Woah. There are motherboards with headers for cache lights? Where can I get one of those?

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Reply 225 of 229, by jheronimus

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Did a bit of an update. Added around 40 new BIOS files. Most are just different versions for Triton-based motherboards (versions 3.19-3.31).

What's more important is I've rearranged the whole structure of the archive. Now almost all folders are called by MR BIOS part names (e.g. V097B50D) and are sorted by versions (different versions of the same BIOS share the same part name, as they do in MR BIOS docs). This allows to crossreference partnames with different motherboards they support — I've already identified a couple of images that way.

Naturally, I'm not sure how to match most user dumps with part names yet and I don't know the version number for some of them (they are now in the "TBD" sheet in my Google Docs).

jheronimus wrote on 2021-04-09, 21:26:

Here's the list, everybody can comment on the table.

Here are all the files.

Pentium 166 MMX Overdrive, 32 MB RAM, Ark Logic ARK1000VL, Tekram DC-680C, Turtle Beach Tropez, Gravis Ultrasound Max
Pentium III 1000, 256 MB RAM, Matrox G400 MAX, Adaptec 19160, Yamaha YMF740B

Reply 226 of 229, by douglar

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jheronimus wrote on 2021-05-01, 02:14:

Did a bit of an update. Added around 40 new BIOS files. Most are just different versions for Triton-based motherboards (versions 3.19-3.31).

Nice stuff. Splitting it up by CPU makes things easier to find.

The “alaris cougar” mobo is a 486dx board with a blue lightning cpu soldiered on.

Reply 227 of 229, by dataino.it

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Found in this unknown mobo for the moment

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