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Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
August 18, 2004 11:42:48 AM

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I am having no success trying to source info from my supplier and
distributors here in Australia. Can anyone in group assist ?

Have purchased a GA-8KNXP here in Sydney on the assurance that the
product is revision two.

How do I ascertain if this is in fact correct ? The board has not been
energised yet so bios revision info etc. is currently unavailable
although the front of the boxed product is labelled Prescott-ready.

Numbers from the products packaging ( on the back lower left corner)
are as follows...

12BB3-8KNXP0-O1 and P4Titan8KNXP200308

Further, the manual is marked 12ME-8KNXP-XXXX

the install guide - Rev:2002 ***12QE-8KNXP-2002

the settings card - 12SE-8KNXP-2001

Does any of this info help us to clarify the revision level ?
e.g. rev 1.0,2.0 or ?

I have seen references to version/rev 2.0 FH and 2.1 FI

Any other ideas how to id this board by physically examining the item?
Chip markings and the like may hold a clue or two.

Thank you for your interest in my query.

More about : version 8knxp

Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
August 18, 2004 11:42:49 AM

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"Dianci Maichong" <bounce@devnull.org> wrote in message
news:1gu4i0hb72ggler90of6q3g1i40hr54d9j@4ax.com...
>I am having no success trying to source info from my supplier and
> distributors here in Australia. Can anyone in group assist ?
>
> Have purchased a GA-8KNXP here in Sydney on the assurance that the
> product is revision two.
>
> How do I ascertain if this is in fact correct ? The board has not been
> energised yet so bios revision info etc. is currently unavailable
> although the front of the boxed product is labelled Prescott-ready.
>
> Numbers from the products packaging ( on the back lower left corner)
> are as follows...
>
> 12BB3-8KNXP0-O1 and P4Titan8KNXP200308
>
> Further, the manual is marked 12ME-8KNXP-XXXX
>
> the install guide - Rev:2002 ***12QE-8KNXP-2002
>
> the settings card - 12SE-8KNXP-2001
>
> Does any of this info help us to clarify the revision level ?
> e.g. rev 1.0,2.0 or ?
>
> I have seen references to version/rev 2.0 FH and 2.1 FI
>
> Any other ideas how to id this board by physically examining the item?
> Chip markings and the like may hold a clue or two.
>
> Thank you for your interest in my query.
>

What BIOS version came with the board?, if it came with FH BIOS then you
have revision 2.1

At the bottom of the board, you see where the yellow USB connectors
are?....right at the corner of the board should be written the revison
number "Rev 2.1" etc.

Also if the CPU retention socket is yellow, then it's 2.1...if it came with
a sticker on the box saying "Intel prescott...yes i am ready", Revision 2.1
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
August 19, 2004 8:25:23 AM

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On Wed, 18 Aug 2004 01:47:13 +0100, "Richard Dower"
<richarddower@hotmail.com> wrote:

>
>"Dianci Maichong" <bounce@devnull.org> wrote in message
>news:1gu4i0hb72ggler90of6q3g1i40hr54d9j@4ax.com...
>>I am having no success trying to source info from my supplier and
>> distributors here in Australia. Can anyone in group assist ?
>>
>> Have purchased a GA-8KNXP here in Sydney on the assurance that the
>> product is revision two.
>>
>> How do I ascertain if this is in fact correct ? The board has not been
>> energised yet so bios revision info etc. is currently unavailable
>> although the front of the boxed product is labelled Prescott-ready.
>>
>> Numbers from the products packaging ( on the back lower left corner)
>> are as follows...
>>
>> 12BB3-8KNXP0-O1 and P4Titan8KNXP200308
>>
>> Further, the manual is marked 12ME-8KNXP-XXXX
>>
>> the install guide - Rev:2002 ***12QE-8KNXP-2002
>>
>> the settings card - 12SE-8KNXP-2001
>>
>> Does any of this info help us to clarify the revision level ?
>> e.g. rev 1.0,2.0 or ?
>>
>> I have seen references to version/rev 2.0 FH and 2.1 FI
>>
>> Any other ideas how to id this board by physically examining the item?
>> Chip markings and the like may hold a clue or two.
>>
>> Thank you for your interest in my query.
>>
>
>What BIOS version came with the board?, if it came with FH BIOS then you
>have revision 2.1

How do I verify BIOS version ?
>
>At the bottom of the board, you see where the yellow USB connectors
>are?....right at the corner of the board should be written the revison
>number "Rev 2.1" etc.

Well, this is the cause of my "confusion" . There is no such
information written where you describe, on the board I have. When the
sun rises I'll check it again.
>
>Also if the CPU retention socket is yellow, then it's 2.1...if it came with
>a sticker on the box saying "Intel prescott...yes i am ready", Revision 2.1

Yup, got the yellow socket and the sticker on the box. So it seems,
based on your advice, that I may have revision 2.1.

Thank you Richard. I have checked the Gigabyte web-site but for some
reason their pages don't display correctly using Moz Firebird. I
suppose they would be OK if I used Internet Explorer.

Do you have any pointers to product revision history pages at the
"Head Office".
Related resources
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
August 19, 2004 8:25:24 AM

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On Thu, 19 Aug 2004 04:25:23 +1000, Dianci Maichong <bounce@devnull.org> wrote:

>On Wed, 18 Aug 2004 01:47:13 +0100, "Richard Dower"
><richarddower@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
>>
>>"Dianci Maichong" <bounce@devnull.org> wrote in message
>>news:1gu4i0hb72ggler90of6q3g1i40hr54d9j@4ax.com...
>>>I am having no success trying to source info from my supplier and
>>> distributors here in Australia. Can anyone in group assist ?
>>>
>>> Have purchased a GA-8KNXP here in Sydney on the assurance that the
>>> product is revision two.
>>>
>>> How do I ascertain if this is in fact correct ? The board has not been
>>> energised yet so bios revision info etc. is currently unavailable
>>> although the front of the boxed product is labelled Prescott-ready.
>>>
>>> Numbers from the products packaging ( on the back lower left corner)
>>> are as follows...
>>>
>>> 12BB3-8KNXP0-O1 and P4Titan8KNXP200308
>>>
>>> Further, the manual is marked 12ME-8KNXP-XXXX
>>>
>>> the install guide - Rev:2002 ***12QE-8KNXP-2002
>>>
>>> the settings card - 12SE-8KNXP-2001
>>>
>>> Does any of this info help us to clarify the revision level ?
>>> e.g. rev 1.0,2.0 or ?
>>>
>>> I have seen references to version/rev 2.0 FH and 2.1 FI
>>>
>>> Any other ideas how to id this board by physically examining the item?
>>> Chip markings and the like may hold a clue or two.
>>>
>>> Thank you for your interest in my query.
>>>
>>
>>What BIOS version came with the board?, if it came with FH BIOS then you
>>have revision 2.1
>
>How do I verify BIOS version ?

It can be clearly seen at system boot, when basic RAM Bios checking takes place. If you can't see
that because you've the Bios Logo enabled, enter Bios setup and disable the logo so you can read
what's going on.
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
August 19, 2004 10:48:43 AM

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It should be printed somewhere on the board surface.
Moritz
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Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
August 20, 2004 10:06:45 AM

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On Wed, 18 Aug 2004 23:35:17 GMT, geno_cyber@tin.it wrote:

>>>>
>>>> Does any of this info help us to clarify the revision level ?
>>>> e.g. rev 1.0,2.0 or ?
>>>>
>>>> I have seen references to version/rev 2.0 FH and 2.1 FI
>>>>
>>>> Any other ideas how to id this board by physically examining the item?
>>>> Chip markings and the like may hold a clue or two.
>>>>
>>>> Thank you for your interest in my query.
>>>>
>>>
>>>What BIOS version came with the board?, if it came with FH BIOS then you
>>>have revision 2.1
>>
>>How do I verify BIOS version ?
>
>It can be clearly seen at system boot, when basic RAM Bios checking takes place. If you can't see
>that because you've the Bios Logo enabled, enter Bios setup and disable the logo so you can read
>what's going on.

OK. I powered up the board and as you write I needed to disable the
Logo. Now I see I have a FG bios version/revision which as released
came with the motherboard version 2.

Do you know what differences exist between motherboard versions
1.00/2.00/2.1 ?

Do you routinely upgrade your BIOS as they are released or only for a
good reason ?

Thanks for the tip.
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
August 20, 2004 10:06:46 AM

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"Dianci Maichong" <bounce@devnull.org> wrote in message
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> Do you know what differences exist between motherboard versions
> 1.00/2.00/2.1 ?
>
> Do you routinely upgrade your BIOS as they are released or only for a
> good reason ?
>
> Thanks for the tip.

The differnence between the boards has been explained here before. I suggest
a Google search. One difference is the Realtek AC '97 audio codec. Revision
1.0 has the ALC 650 while revision 2.0, 2.1 has ALC 658.

2.1 has Prescott support from the outset in BIOS, also has a yellow
retention bracket. 2.0, 2.1 moved one of the 3-pin fan headers. The changes
are very minor.

FG...i suggest trying FH and FI, while FI did not work for me it may do for
you. As a guide it's best to have the latest BIOS....in practice you'll have
to use trial and error to see what works best for you.
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
August 21, 2004 10:34:11 AM

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On Fri, 20 Aug 2004 01:09:30 +0100, "Richard Dower"
<richarddower@hotmail.com> wrote:


>The differnence between the boards has been explained here before. I suggest
>a Google search. One difference is the Realtek AC '97 audio codec. Revision
>1.0 has the ALC 650 while revision 2.0, 2.1 has ALC 658.
>
>2.1 has Prescott support from the outset in BIOS, also has a yellow
>retention bracket. 2.0, 2.1 moved one of the 3-pin fan headers. The changes
>are very minor.
>
>FG...i suggest trying FH and FI, while FI did not work for me it may do for
>you. As a guide it's best to have the latest BIOS....in practice you'll have
>to use trial and error to see what works best for you.

Great answers ! By this time I am confident the board I bought is not
revision 1.0 and 'tis likely a rev 2.0. It seems that the rev 1.0
BIOS's have a different nomenclature to rev 2. e.g. F10 vs FG

Funny though, that nowhere on the board is this printed as stated by
Moritz and others. My Abit IC7 Max3 clearly indicates it is a ver 1.0,
as it is labelled for all to see.

What is clear to me, however, is that in a world such as it is being a
consumer and user of hi-tech products such as computers etc, is that
the merchants are less and less helpful to customers. This includes my
retailer, his supplier and sorry to say Gigabyte themselves. In ten
days not one of them has responded to my e-mail requests.

It remained once again for help and information to come solely from
usenet boards and the enthusiasts who "live here".

Thanks for the advice.

Now I am trying to figure how 1024MB of DDR400 ram is reported as
PC600 SDRAM ! by AIDA and contemplating the scope of non-microsoft
operating systems support for all or some of the features of these
fading to grey i875p motherboards.

I have run many Gigabyte boards over the years and am posting from a
GA-586HX running w95b but scsi booted and very stable. Ay yet I have
not done much with the 8KNXP except install power-up and boot into
Knoppix.
!