[coreboot] EP80579 Mainboard support

Joseph Smith joe at settoplinux.org
Thu Jun 25 14:31:01 CEST 2009

On Thu, 25 Jun 2009 13:45:21 +0200, Arnaud Maye <arnaud.maye at 4dsp.com>
> Hey Gents,
> So the 2T timings did the trick, phoooow!
> This is fair enough. Actually, our final hardware is not having any
> DIMMs but the chipsets themselves
> mounted on the board. So anyway all the timings will need to be found
> again.
> This is enough to allow me going forward with the dev until we get our
> protos!
> As a side note, Intel and their "protection by obscurity". I am fighting
> for a bit more than one week
> to obtain an "orange cover" document from Intel :
> *RS - Intel(R) EP80579 Integrated Processor Product Line BIOS/Firmware
> Writer's Guide
> *They have asked us to sign a CNDA and now we are waiting to receive a
> RSNDA to maybe get
> this document.
> I will be laughing if this document does not provide any key information
> finally.
> We will see!
> Thanks for all your support guys, I(we)'ve got it working even if the
> performance will not be as good
> as in 1T mode.
Good to hear Arnaud. Have fun with Intel.... From everything I have heard
it's like beating your head against a brick wall to get anything out of
them. Even then they they just give you enough info to skim bye....
Joseph Smith

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