What do you mean really good with a soldering iron? I have an older motherboard that has a BIOS already on it(the removable kind). So, it's impossible to remove a BIOS chip from a motherboard, put in a bad flash BIOS chip and flash it to where it will work again? Maybe I should call it a CMOS chip............
<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by TNC10284 on 10/31/01 01:05 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
So what would happen if I got an old Socket 4 Pentium motherboard, hooked it up to an AT case, got me a floppy drive and a video card, booted up the motherboard with a boot disk, removed the Pentium mobo's BIOS chip, inserted my Amptron 598LMR bad flashed BIOS chip, and tried to flash it? I have two bad flash chips that came out of the Amptron motherboard. So I don't think i'll loose much if I pop one of them. =)
<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by TNC10284 on 10/31/01 02:04 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
Yes it is Super Socket 7. I would try it but I did not know they have different BIOS voltages (I already know the CPU's have different voltages). Both boards have the same size of BIOS socket. I don't really want to burn up my BIOS chips though. Maybe I should just ask Amptron how much they would charge to reprogramm the two I have?
It is totally possible and I do it all the time. When I get a mobo with a bad flash (usually free), I take the BIOS chip out, then take a spare board, start it, hot swap the chips, and do a BIOS flash with the right BIOS for the other board!
Wow, I remember this thread! (nice necrothreading)
if using two different mobo which bios flashing softweer do you use, the donor or the destination, or can you use either?
The two different mobos will have to accept the same type of BIOS chip for hot flashing, so that means using the version of flasher software e.g. both using AMI.
Not necessary the exact same BIOS chip, but at least pin compatible.