[LinuxBIOS] different versions of the GA-M57SLI-S4 (PLCC vs SPI)

Peter Stuge peter at stuge.se
Sat Sep 1 21:50:35 CEST 2007

On Sat, Sep 01, 2007 at 09:30:54PM +0200, Carl-Daniel Hailfinger wrote:
> > Once we figure out the hardware, it will still be neccessary to
> > reboot into DOS/Windows to flash either chip. :(
> SPI detection/flashing support is on my list.

Is the SPI flash connected to the sio on the m57sli?

> However, it won't get done in the next 3 weeks because I'm getting
> married next week and will be offline for a while.

Congratulations! :)

> Everyone can try the probe_superio patch for IT8716, though, and
> send dumps for proprietary and LinuxBIOS to the list. It would be
> nice if I had dumps for both types of M57SLI (SPI and PLCC) to be
> able to compare.

I doubt there's much difference. The 8716F datasheet is clear on the
SPI stuff - but I didn't think that's where the flash chip was
actually connected. Someone mentioned CK804. I guess I'm confusing


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