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

Ward Vandewege ward at gnu.org
Sun Sep 2 16:11:08 CEST 2007

On Sat, Sep 01, 2007 at 11:08:16PM +0200, Peter Stuge wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 01, 2007 at 10:13:21PM +0200, Carl-Daniel Hailfinger wrote:
> > >> SPI detection/flashing support is on my list.
> > > 
> > > Is the SPI flash connected to the sio on the m57sli?
> > 
> > No idea.
> So we should find out.
> Ward - do you have a continuity tester? 

I have a multimeter.

> Could you see if the SPI
> flash chip is connected to the Super IO?

They are about 5 or 6 cm apart.

I took some additional pictures of the area between the superio and the soic
chips. There's an unpopulated patch that is marked as 'SPI_EN' near the
superio chip - not sure if that is related. Looks like it would fit a
jumper or a 2 pin connector of some sort.



> If I get a high-res photo of the Super IO and the flash chip area I
> can mark the pins that should be connected on both to get a yes/no
> indication.

Yes please :) Let me know if the pictures suffice.


Ward Vandewege <ward at fsf.org>
Free Software Foundation - Senior System Administrator

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