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

echelon at free.fr echelon at free.fr
Mon Sep 24 17:12:41 CEST 2007

 Carl-Daniel, I didn't say our datasheetd differ.. What I have said is that I
did physical measurements on my motherboard and what I have measured didn't
match at all the pin-out into the datasheet!! (see my previous posts..)
 Maybe this is only a minor hardware issue and it doesn't impact the software at
all, but I prefered to signal it as an odd thing!..
 Maybe someone with a v2.0 revision of m57sli could confirm my statements..

Quoting Carl-Daniel Hailfinger <c-d.hailfinger.devel.2006 at gmx.net>:

> On 23.09.2007 23:16, echelon at free.fr wrote:
> > Quoting Carl-Daniel Hailfinger <c-d.hailfinger.devel.2006 at gmx.net>:
> >> OK, I have the 0.2 and 0.3 datasheet of IT8716F and I can't find any
> >> difference in interfaces between the datasheets. Please be more specific
> >> what you think has been replaced (including page numbers).
> >  Simply the pinout.. (please compare the pin-out diagram btw the 2 version
> of
> > the DS).
> I did. Pages 7-23 (Pin configuration) are exactly the same for 0.2 and
> 0.3. Please tell me the page number where you see any differences.
> >  In fact, there could be another explanation : I talked about this issue
> with a
> > hardware specialist at my work (he has worked into the IC design..) and his
> > hypothesis is that the component which is actually used on this motherboard
> is a
> > "custom" revision especially crafted by ITE for Gigabyte.. (yes, they had
> > "volume" so they could afford to make a deal for a custom revision..)
> Maybe. I still want to find out why your data sheet seems to differ from
> mine.
> Regards,
> Carl-Daniel

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