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November 3, 2009 1:07:19 AM

Does anyone know where to get this file now that Soyo server is completely shut down. I have a CK8 Dragon Plus motherboard that needs this bios due to an extremely hot CPU problem. The Bios version 2ba5 contains the executable k8nf2ba5.exe can remedy this overheating cpu. Anyone has this file somewhere?

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November 3, 2009 12:25:31 PM

Ha! I finally found it!

Frankly, I was amazed that all these so-called Driver File sites simply point back to the mfg site where the file is located. Very few actually store their own files - DriverGuide.com is one that does - because users submit the files. But DriverGuide only had up to the 2ba4 version.

So, I searched Google for "SY-CK8 Dragon Plus 2ba5" as I'm sure you did. And got dozens and dozens of sites, all pointing back to the dead soyo Taiwan site. And that's after you have to go thru all their stupid ad screens to see the Download button.

Here's where I found a good link finally. First I went to this apparently Chinese site:
http://drivers.mydrivers.com/search-501-878/h9355-0-0-1...
Then followed the link to:
http://drivers.mydrivers.com/drivers/105-42236-Soyo-SY-...
Then followed the link to:
http://drivers.mydrivers.com/download/105-42236-Soyo-SY...

The above page lists a long column of sites, mainly FTP sites, which seem to actually contain the files. The one I successfully downloaded it from - I think - was the 3rd one on the list:
ftp://file6.mydrivers.com/board/Soyo_k8nf2ba5.exe

ptomega - if you are not able to get the file yourself from one of these FTP sites - leave your email address here and I'll send you the files I downloaded. I can't guarantee it's gonna fix the problem or anything else about it - but it seems to be genuine. The "Soyo_k8nf2ba5.exe" file is a zip, with two files which seem correct - the AWDFLASH.exe utility and "k8nf2ba5.bin"

So, hope this helps!


Here are the above links run thru Google Translate - doesn't help THAT much!
http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=zh-CN&u=...
http://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?hl=e...
http://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?hl=e...
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November 3, 2009 2:41:23 PM

I LOVE YOU!

Thanks Mongox,

I've spent days clicking on links that direct me soyo.com.tw. It was completely frustrating and I thought I could not find this file anymore as we know that Soyo is gone forever.

I will try and see if I can get rid of that over heating problem with this bios update.

Thanks again.
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November 3, 2009 3:00:29 PM

Is the flash utility a DOS program?
I have not done this while. Do you know if booting it with a floppy to update my bios is required?

Mongox said:
Ha! I finally found it!

Frankly, I was amazed that all these so-called Driver File sites simply point back to the mfg site where the file is located. Very few actually store their own files - DriverGuide.com is one that does - because users submit the files. But DriverGuide only had up to the 2ba4 version.

So, I searched Google for "SY-CK8 Dragon Plus 2ba5" as I'm sure you did. And got dozens and dozens of sites, all pointing back to the dead soyo Taiwan site. And that's after you have to go thru all their stupid ad screens to see the Download button.

Here's where I found a good link finally. First I went to this apparently Chinese site:
http://drivers.mydrivers.com/search-501-878/h9355-0-0-1...
Then followed the link to:
http://drivers.mydrivers.com/drivers/105-42236-Soyo-SY-...
Then followed the link to:
http://drivers.mydrivers.com/download/105-42236-Soyo-SY...

The above page lists a long column of sites, mainly FTP sites, which seem to actually contain the files. The one I successfully downloaded it from - I think - was the 3rd one on the list:
ftp://file6.mydrivers.com/board/Soyo_k8nf2ba5.exe

ptomega - if you are not able to get the file yourself from one of these FTP sites - leave your email address here and I'll send you the files I downloaded. I can't guarantee it's gonna fix the problem or anything else about it - but it seems to be genuine. The "Soyo_k8nf2ba5.exe" file is a zip, with two files which seem correct - the AWDFLASH.exe utility and "k8nf2ba5.bin"

So, hope this helps!


Here are the above links run thru Google Translate - doesn't help THAT much!
http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=zh-CN&u=...
http://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?hl=e...
http://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?hl=e...

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November 3, 2009 3:53:09 PM

Sounded like you knew what to do from here. I believe it's done from DOS by putting both files on a bootable diskette, but not sure. I don't have time to chk at moment will do so this evening - in less than 12 hrs. Maybe someone else will help but unlikely with poor title of thread.

If you wait, I'll tell you exactly how to do it. Don't make a mistake here, it'll make computer unusable.

And you're quite welcome - I knew you must have tried the same thing and I decided I wasn't gonna let those sites beat me!
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November 3, 2009 9:45:21 PM

OK, back with instructions. I found this page with instructions that sound correct to me.
http://www.biosflash.com/e/bios-update-howto.htm

I would type in the following exactly after booting your DOS diskette with both AWDFLASH.EXE and on it
awdflash.exe k8nf2ba5.bin /cc /cd /cp /py /sy /cks

You can also just create a file called Autoexec.bat on the new diskette with the above as the contents. Create by right-clicking on the floppy contents, then New, then text file and rename it autoexec.bat, then open/edit it and put the above and a blank line after.
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November 4, 2009 4:23:50 AM

Mongox said:
OK, back with instructions. I found this page with instructions that sound correct to me.
http://www.biosflash.com/e/bios-update-howto.htm

I would type in the following exactly after booting your DOS diskette with both AWDFLASH.EXE and on it
awdflash.exe k8nf2ba5.bin /cc /cd /cp /py /sy /cks

You can also just create a file called Autoexec.bat on the new diskette with the above as the contents. Create by right-clicking on the floppy contents, then New, then text file and rename it autoexec.bat, then open/edit it and put the above and a blank line after.


Thanks buddy,

I am not quite ready to do this until I set up another computer for work. What I am planning to do is to pick up a rom chip and flash the new bios on the replacement chip. I want to retain my existing bios just in case I have it to fall back on. I don't think I have a copy of my current bios on file and I don't know how to extract the bios from the board.

You have totally help me and surely many others who own this great board!
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November 4, 2009 5:03:17 AM

Glad to do so. I'm guessing you live outside the US? Seems these boards were quite popular in the Asia, Pacific islands, India, etc.. but not so much in Europe and America.

One of the switches - the /?? functions, will copy the existing BIOS to the floppy during this process of updating. Read that page I gave above with instructions and you'll see it makes a copy of old BIOS. In addition, that same site I believe has all the earlier versions of the BIOS also. And I know that all but the latest is at driverguide.com.

If the BIOS chip can be removed, it's unusual on a modern board. Few are socketed anymore and I really don't recommend trying to solder a new one in just to make a copy of the BIOS. Also, check within the BIOS menu to see if it can be copied off and if there's a utility inside it to update itself.

One thing you might do to help others on this is to register at DriverGuide and upload the BIOS file to the site. That way, others can find it next time!
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