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Trouble with P4 2.8 & bios update

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November 21, 2012 6:19:37 PM

I'm having a hard time updating the bios of a Shuttle MV43VN 7.3 AMI bios motherboard and get a P4 work with 2x 256MB RAM.

I had a Intel Celeron 2.6 running on this motherboard with both ram working fine. But now that I upgraded to Intel Pentium 4 and had to change the jumpers to set FSB up to 533MHz the system wont boot up. It does only with 1 256 400mhz PC3200 RAM.

Here it shows that I need to use AFUDOS with a Windows 98 bootable USB flash. But at the top in the tutorial link I get a software that created a Windows Millenium bootable flash. And at the Shuttle archives for my motherboard it dosen't give me a AFUDOS.. but it gives me Aminf335.

Please I need some help to update the bios.
I want to update to the latest bios (mv43v007.zip). The reason for updating is to get a Pentium4 2.8 to work fine with two PC3200 400mhz 256 DDR1 RAM... atleast I hope.


THIS IS WHAT I TRIED:

If I type only AMINF335 this shows up
http://postimage.org/image/xp861pfcl/

If I type AMINF335 MV43V007.ROM /P /B /N /C /X this shows up
http://postimage.org/image/6ooy7lash/

If I type AFUDOS MV43V007.ROM /P /B /N /C /X I get this. (by the way bios.rom and MV43V007.rom are the same)
http://postimage.org/image/gf1xai5lr/


MOBO: Shuttle MV43VN 7.3 AMI bios
CPU: Intel Pentium 4 2.8 (before Intel Celeron 2.6)
RAM: 2x 256MB 400mhz PC3200 DDR1
GPU: ATI 9200 128MB
HDD: MAXTOR 40GB
FDD: SONY MPF920-E

All components are from 2000-2002

Here is the link to the websites
(motherboard) http://www.shuttle.eu/_archive/older/en/mv43.htm
(bios achives) http://download.shuttle.eu/Archive_2004/BIOS/mv43v/
(manual) http://download.shuttle.eu/Archive_2004/Manuals/en/mv43...

If you understand more and you would like to share your experience, please do <3

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November 21, 2012 7:17:22 PM

In this forum I got intresting information. I will try that and hopefully it will work. I write back if it does or dosen't. =)

It dosen't work. I'm going to search for other AFUDOS versions.
November 21, 2012 7:46:20 PM

What happens if you run simply this command (without any switches):

AMINF335 MV43V007.ROM
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November 21, 2012 7:49:48 PM

szaboaz said:
What happens if you run simply this command (without any switches):

AMINF335 MV43V007.ROM


YOU SIR ARE A ******* GENIUS.. man I never even tried. I kept bothering with other stuff
Now it flashed but it says CMOS/GPNV Checksum Bad

Press F1 to Run SETUP
Press F2 to load default values and continue

Good now its updated.. Damn sometimes I'm so near the truth xD. Okay now I hope with this latest update Intel Pentium 4 2.8 on FSB533 with two 256MB 400mhz PC3200 DDR1 ram will work. I will edit this message if it does work or if it dosent :) .. Thanks for your help szaboaz.
November 21, 2012 7:57:15 PM

Okay, let's hope it helped.

But I wouldn't be surprised if it didn't, because the BIOS revision history ( http://download.shuttle.eu/Archive_2004/BIOS/mv43v/read... ) doesn't mention anything about memory.

I can see in the manual that there are some chapters about memory. Haven't you find anything there that might be related to this problem?
November 21, 2012 8:02:55 PM

szaboaz said:
Okay, let's hope it helped.

But I wouldn't be surprised if it didn't, because the BIOS revision history ( http://download.shuttle.eu/Archive_2004/BIOS/mv43v/read... ) doesn't mention anything about memory.

I can see in the manual that there are some chapters about memory. Haven't you find anything there that might be related to this problem?


Yeah the BIOS history dosen't mention any update or fix for the memory... sadly :(  . But I hope it will work.
I did a fast reading on the manual but nothing brilliant was said. Tho about the FSB increase I might think that RAM are being overclocked or they are underclocked for safity and at times it dosent boot up and at times it does. I might change the timings from 2.0 to 2.5 so if it does overclock the RAM it will maybe work this way. But well I'm kinda stupid so what would I know.

UPDATE

Now I have both 256MB 400mhz PC3200 DDR1 RAM inside and they both work at 2.5-3-3-6 ... For now this is still normal. Yesterday It worked like this but today morning when I turned on the computer it didn't want to boot. So I need to completely turn off the PC and after some minutes turn it back on and see if it will still work.

November 21, 2012 8:15:20 PM

I see.

Sadly, I don't know too much about memory and clock settings/timings, but setting them to something conservative, or leaving it on default/auto if possible, seems like a good idea.
November 21, 2012 11:36:32 PM

szaboaz said:
I see.

Sadly, I don't know too much about memory and clock settings/timings, but setting them to something conservative, or leaving it on default/auto if possible, seems like a good idea.


UPDATE... Thats it! Its working as it should!!!
Everything it's up and running. Now its time for some Unreal Turnament, Need for Speed, Quake and Diablo.

THANKS AGAIN SZABOAZ

http://postimage.org/image/q7yut1l35/
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