Mod BIOS ABIT IP-35 Pro and ABIT iX38 Quad-GT please help

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  1. vwgolfman

    vwgolfman MDL Junior Member

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    I am looking for a modded BIOS for these two Motherboards:

    Abit IP-35 Pro.
    ABit iX38 Quad-GT.

    I have searched this forum but cannot find any reference.

    Please please help if you can.

    Many thanks indeed.
     
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  3. nexus76

    nexus76 MDL Addicted

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    IX38 Quad GT

    Hello,

    is it possible to mod the actual BIOS rev.14 for the Abit IX38 Quad GT?
    Attempt to mod it with award slic tool makes the SATA-AHCI Controller unavailable. <a href="ftp://ftp.abitshop.com/pub/bios/ix38quadgt//m704d14.zip">IX38 Quad GT Rev.14</a>
     
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  4. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    The auto tool is useless for Awd. Especially the newer bios and abit.
    This will work:
    ASUS SLIC = http://slics.myftp.org/ABIT_m704d14_ASUS_SLIC.rar

    Clear cmos and load defaults after flash. Flash from DOS with AWDFLASH.

    Feedback would be nice...:D
     
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  5. nexus76

    nexus76 MDL Addicted

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    Thank you very much 911medic, great job, I'm real impressed how fast you did that for me! I'll test it, and reply for shure. I found out that the files created by modbin6 don't consist the usual files. The RSDT string seems to be stored in the xgroup.bin but looks like that:

    ßßßßf=RSDT.„u.f=XSDT.„k.f=FACS.„5.f=DSDT.„+.¿.ðŽß¿*xf‹=fW&gf...&gf‰7f_&gfƒG..3ÀŽØèö.ë8.¿.ðŽß¿*xf‹=fƒÇ$&gf‹?fƒÇ$f=FACS :confused:

    Possible that I could have had to decompress and mod it with IDA.

    the best regards, respect!
     
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  6. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    No..These tools are not necessary any more. Ancient methods.

    You need cbrom, hex editor, isa or slic files, and some knowledge of the module layout.

    Modbin is not used to my knowledge. It causes damage to the bios file..

    I don't use it..for a long while now..

    Use cbrom and extract the acpitbl.bin if yuo want to do a superstatic mod..

    We do ISA[1,2,3,4], SSV1, SSv3, OEM7, and 0+2 mods. See the mod bios thread for a bit more info..
     
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  7. nexus76

    nexus76 MDL Addicted

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    Hi,

    I did the update with awdflash with caldera dos bootdisk. After the third block flash the PC made a short 3xpeep and stopped immediately. After shutdown and clearCMOS everythings seems to work fine, and check with everest brought following result:

    [ RSDT: Root System Description Table ]

    ACPI Tabellen Eigenschaften:
    ACPI Signatur RSDT
    Tabellenbezeichnung Root System Description Table
    Speicheraddresse CFEE3000h
    Tabellenlänge 56 Bytes
    OEM ID _ASUS_
    OEM Table ID Notebook
    Creator ID AWRD

    [ SLIC: Software Licensing Description Table ]

    ACPI Tabellen Eigenschaften:
    ACPI Signatur SLIC
    Tabellenbezeichnung Software Licensing Description Table
    Speicheraddresse CFEE2E80h
    Tabellenlänge 374 Bytes
    OEM ID _ASUS_
    OEM Table ID Notebook
    Creator ID MSFT

    so, the conclusion is: it works!

    -Motherboard Manufacturer and Model: ABIT IX38 Quad GT
    -Bios revision. 14
    -Bios Type PHOENIX
    -Bios Link. ftp://ftp.abitshop.com/pub/bios/ix38quadgt//m704d14.zip
    -mod BIOS Link. ASUS SLIC = http://slics.myftp.org/ABIT_m704d14_ASUS_SLIC.rar


    perfect, thank you very much :)
     
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  8. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    Great. Make sure all the options are available to you.

    you are very welcome...:D:cool:
     
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  9. nexus76

    nexus76 MDL Addicted

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    all options available, even abit uGuru :D thank you!
     
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  10. aryavat

    aryavat MDL Novice

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    bios 14 abit x38 quad GT failed.

    I know its not the best thing to do - but not being very tech savvy and having not understood fully how to flash from USB, I flashed my Abit IX38 quad GT with bios rev 14 from windows flash utility.

    the comp hung in the middle of the process and now all the restarts after clearing the CMOS, the computer cannot go beyond post code 7F, where the screen displays press F1 to continue and Del to enter setup. My wireless keyboard input is not captured at this point to be able to try the keys.

    what are my options -- anyone... please dont answer on the lines of what I should or should not have done - I already learnt my lesson.

    Thanks
     
  11. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    Try to flash another bios. get a backup from the abit site, or try to flash this bios from dos. You will need an os2 keyboard from the sounds of it, most usb mouse and keyboards have an adapter as part of the package. Wireless, you will not be able to use.

    You will have to hook up a keyboard with the adapter. Then go through recovery procedures FROM DOS. :D

    Dos is not scary, it is more stable than windows, and it is where the bios operates..it is in its right environment. The WINFLASH is not good.IMHO.

    To flash from flash drive, just boot with the drive in, enter boot menu, boot from flash drive, and type the awdflash commands.<<<<DONE>>>
     
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  12. aryavat

    aryavat MDL Novice

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    #12 aryavat, Jan 27, 2009
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2009
    Awesome - Thank you for the advice. I will try it like you said. I was afraid I would have to physically replace something. I will let you know how it goes. Will see what my options for bios flash are, once I can get a keyboard recognized. For USB flash I will have to go change the boot order (which i cannot do rt now - inactive keyboard but may be able to with ps2). I had actually tried the USB boot once. Spent a lot of time trying to figure out how to do it, but then when I actually tried it, it went to a DOS prompt and I had no idea as to what commands to type in.

    P.S. - I will try to find the guidelines on how to boot from Dos as i have not done it ever before. Is there a good link you could suggest?
    Thanks again.
     
  13. nexus76

    nexus76 MDL Addicted

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    USB Bootstick can be made with bootimage from www.bootdisk.com and this tool: http://www.boodaa.de/index.php/download-mainmenu-31/bootdisk2bootstick-mainmenu-44

    Use a bios flash bootdisk image like http://s93616405.onlinehome.us/bootdisk/drdflash.zip , you'll just need to rename the .IMG to .IMA for bootdisk2bootstick, additional copy awdflash.exe on the created stick an set the boot options for USB boot, if you can't get into the bios, you could try to disconnect all harddrives from the mainboard, so it would try to boot from USB stick by itself. I'd suggest to use BIOS 19 above. For me it worked fine. I'd be interested if that worked for you!

    best regards

    nexus76
     
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  14. nexus76

    nexus76 MDL Addicted

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    if the keyboard doesn't work, add the commands for flash in the autoexec.bat ;) good luck!
     
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  15. nexus76

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    IX38QuadGT SLP B6F0EEFD (Dell)

    Hi,

    I've modded my own bios with dell isa(2) for IX38QuadGT, but with OEMBIOS.EXE it shows no activation possible with WinXP. I guess I'd need to inject the SLP for Dell, but don't know how to do it for award bios. I've found a lot of stuff for AMI BIOS. Can you help me? Which tools are reqiured? I got the XPCD files for:
    DELL (OEMBIOS CRC=B6F0EEFD)
    CODE
    'f000','e076','0010','Dell System'
    'f000','e840','0010','Dell Computer'
    'f000','49a9','0010','Dell System'
    'f000','e05e','0010','Dell System'
    'f000','e838','0018','Dell Inc'

    How can I solve the implementation? Please help.

    PS: I had a bad flash too: a friend of mine has the same mainboard, I booted up with his PC, removed the BIOS chip (with a thin needle in the corner of the socket), plugged in mine, and succesful flash the full BIOS *S* again.
     
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  16. abeeftec

    abeeftec MDL Novice

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    What is bios 19 for this board? I need to know where i can get the latest bios from this board. My pc was in a garage for almost a year and I still have bios 12 in it. I need the latest bios file and a how to flash it without using the autoflashtool as Abits site is having some serious issues and I would hate to have it have an issue in the middle of me updating my Bios.

    also does anyone know why a qx9650 would be running at 2049Mhz?
    It really makes no sense to me at all why it is clocked so low out of the blue.




    Quick edit...... I couldnt register without saying someone refered me so i put in 911medic since it was his post that made me ask this here!lol
     
  17. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    You dont want to use a web flash anyhow. When the site is sorted out, the files come with a dos tool to use...

    Reset the bios to defaults to see if the clock gets back to normal..
     
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  18. abeeftec

    abeeftec MDL Novice

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    So the Bios is back to defaults now. Same thing. But the Bios says that it is running at 3003(333)Mhz.Its CPUZ that says 2046mhz Just so you know the one thing that I did see...... When I had CPUZ on it was mainly saying that it was 2046Mhz and x6 multiplier... Then once every 45 seconds or so(but was very random)it would shoot to around 3004 or 3006Mhz with a muliplier of x9. And that for only about a flash so you could see it and then back to the former setting.

    It does say that it is @3.00 on alot of other programs but I am not sure they are measuring the CPU or just displaying what it is by model type.

    I was thinking.... I remember overclocking this last year and I was concerned about the multiplier jumping to x9.5 from x9 and a friend told me that was not really happening that it was just a glitch that would be fixed more then likely in a Bios update. Then when reading recently I saw that was taken care of in newer Bios versions then the one I have. That is why I wanted to flash this in the first place. So I was thinking that maybe this is related to this Bios and it needs an update

    Is it possible that this is just an issue that was taken care of in Bios updates after the first Bios 13? And thanks for the response 911medic! appreciated!
     
  19. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    Yep..Probably a buggy bios you have and an update will fix. You can add the SLIC/SLP and flash the new bios..If you can download it..:D
     
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  20. abeeftec

    abeeftec MDL Novice

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    911MEDIC,
    Your the BESTEST EVER!
    I mean that because I never been on a forum where someone responds in a few minutes other then someone answering after days while 10 idiots that didnt even read your post give you answers to things you didnt even post about because they learned how to speed read on some shifty website and believe they can understand the issue by reading 3 words they recognized in your post! BREEEEEAAAAAAATHHHHH,lol


    Anyway,
    Is there somewhere that i can get a bios? I noticed one in this thread and someone said it was Bios19?
    I downloaded it and I have it but I dont know what to do with it other then the quickflash that comes with my mobo disc.
    Will it work with the quickflash tool? Ive done this with every Bios and it has never given me a problem. But I dont want to take any chances if there is a safer way. This pc is scoring 22,000 plus on 3dmark 06 when its clocked at 3.9. But I will not even try to overclock until I know that its really sitting on default clocks.

    Thanks for your help!