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Hi everybody.

 

I need to fully revive an old Tualatin board.

It's an Iwill BD133u (Intel 815).

 

Picked up from scrap , in a bad condition.

Repaired some scratches on pcb and insulated with nail-polish.

Changed all leaking capacitors and the board is fully working again.

 

Now i need to optimize it's bios.

The board has problems operating with tB1 stepping cpu's. (CPUID : 06B4h).

It probably doesnt have the cpu microcode for it.

 

The bios chip is a Phoenix D686 , with bios version BDU1026 in it.

 

I need help to implement the cpu microcode into that bios.

Looking for the bios tools or a person that can do it.

 

Attached here is the bios of this board.

 

:)

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  • 2 weeks later...

BIOS Patcher ver. 4.23.

Attention! Advanced qualification is required!

 

Found 4Mbit BIOS!

Remove "otkat" (backup key)

 

1. New CPU Support : -> fixed.

2. P3-detect error : -> fixed.

3. New Koeffs Support : is not needed to be fixed.

4. 32Gb-problem : not found.

5. Some HDD detect-problem : not found.

6. "MB"/"GB" string search : is not needed to be fixed.

9. Error display Freq>999MHz : not found.

10.Error display Koefs>9.5x : not found.

11.New Stepping Support : is not needed to be fixed.

12.Tualatin L2-init error : not found.

13.New Freq in Setup open : found, but Unknown format!

 

14.Set "Y" as default on exit: not found.

 

UDMA for "big"-HDD on UDMA33_only_MB fix: not found.

 

CBROM V2.07 ©Award Software 2000 All Rights Reserved.

[CPUCODE] ROM is releaseCBROM V2.07 ©Award Software 2000 All Rights Reserved.

Adding modul.tmp 24.2%

CBROM V2.07 ©Award Software 2000 All Rights Reserved.

Adding start.tmp 87.5%

CBROM V2.07 ©Award Software 2000 All Rights Reserved.

Adding cpucode.bin 55.9%

 

if you can`t see all messages - choose 80x50 mode or run with ">report.txt".

©2002-2003 apple_rom, http://www.ROM.by

 

 

Am i ready to flash ?

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  • 4 weeks later...

Very cool, adding microcode... :) Congratulations on sucesfull work. Now a little overclock should be in order :D

 

BTW, makes me wonder, how hard will be to include microcode support for Xeons into MSI X58 Pro-E bios... probably not that much (award bios), once one get a hold of such microcode, for example from bioses where these Xeons (like the 6 cores X5650) are supported...

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