[flashrom] MCP65 on MSI MS-7369 (2007)

Carl-Daniel Hailfinger c-d.hailfinger.devel.2006 at gmx.net
Wed Jul 7 18:29:06 CEST 2010

On 07.07.2010 18:17, Kjell Braden wrote:
> On 04.07.2010 14:56, Melchior FRANZ wrote:
>>   NVIDIA MCP65 
>>   MSI MS-7369  "K9N Neo V2"  v1.0  (2007)
>> After the -V run the machine still booted and behaves normally.  :-)
>> Here the relevant lines from the output:
>>   Found chipset "NVIDIA MCP65", enabling flash write... chipset PCI ID is 10de:0441
>>   Probing for Winbond W25x80, 1024 KB: probe_spi_rdid_generic: id1 0xef, id2 0x3014
>>   Found chip "Winbond W25x80" (1024 KB, SPI) at physical address 0xfff00000.
> Not sure if that's relevant, but I seem have the same board and my
> results differ:
> Probing for Macronix MX25L8005, 1024 KB: probe_spi_rdid_generic: id1
> 0xc2, id2 0x2014
> Found chip "Macronix MX25L8005" (1024 KB, SPI) at physical address
> 0xfff00000.

It's not unusual for mainboard vendors to use multiple sources for flash
chips. The two flash chips in question speak the same protocol and have
the same size, and are compatible.
Due to that, the only deciding factors are price and availability.
Programming speed may or may not be a factor, but it usually improves
each time the production process is upgraded, so it might make sense to
switch vendors multiple times.



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