[LinuxBIOS] SPI flash-chips [Re: state of Gigabyte GA-M57SLI-S4]

Anton anton.borisov at gmail.com
Mon Mar 12 16:50:16 CET 2007

On Mon, 12 Mar 2007 16:33:26 +0100
Quux <pawn2be.wild at yahoo.de> wrote:

> Anton schrieb:
> >> According to this picture, some of the boards obviously have a bios
> >> socket. How can we find out where to get those instead of the
> >> soldered-only boards?
> >> http://pclab.pl/zdjecia/artykuly/pila/am2/gigabyte-ga-m57sli-s4/plyta-gora.jpg
> >>     
> >
> > What are the means for recovering from faulty writes into SPI
> > flash-chip? Chip is not socketed ;) Moreover, it is soldered.
> 1. desolder the chip & put in a socket
> 2. use some sort of "top hat flash" look-alike (not yet available)
> 3. possibly make use of the other unpopulated DUAL BIOS contacts 
> (unknown whether it works)

No, I'm not owner of that board ;-)
Just curious, what to do if I'll spoil genuine code in SPI-flash (say,
in modern boards). Again, this is *not* PLCC32.

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