On Wed, Oct 7, 2020 at 4:44 AM Mike Banon <mikebdp2@gmail.com> wrote:
Not at all! The need for 3.3v ---> 1.8v adapter - depends not on
"Intel vs AMD", but on the model of that SPI flash chip. You see the
markings on the back of such a chip, google them, find a correct
datasheet, open it and read what's the working voltage for this chip -
3.3v or 1.8v.

I took off the cover and with reading glasses & flashlight squinted for some time. As best I can make out I think (80% sure) my SPI flash chip is a Winbond W25Q64JW. The print is so small my wife said it looked like braille to her, and I thought  she had better eyesight than me. My only doubt is it may say W25Q32JW, but like I said my best guess is W25Q64JW. Either way it is a 1.8v chip according to the Winbond Datasheets, both of which I have saved for reference.

Thanks for the reply. I was trying to make it too simple :-)

On Wed, Oct 7, 2020 at 9:43 AM Clay Daniels <clay.daniels.jr@gmail.com> wrote:
> https://www.win-raid.com/t4287f16-GUIDE-The-Beginners-Guide-to-Using-a-CH-A-SPI-Programmer-Flasher-With-Pictures.html
> Nice article in general, but it also says:
> "Note: If you are flashing an AMD motherboard, you need to put the 1.8V adapter into the SPI, and then put the clip assembly onto that."
> So is this right? 3.3v for Intel, 1.8v for AMD?
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