Originally Posted by Deleauvive
Meanwhile, I may have a suggestion for you, but there is a risk involved.
Using AFUWIN (4.22, the latest version), it should be possible to program all blocks during BIOS flashing. (flashing from DOS wouldn't erase the book block).
Some French owner of the SATA II claims he managed to use his 2x2 GB of PC2-6400 OCZ Platinum in full (well, within the usual 3.25 limitation) thanks to this *unrecommended*
way of flashing.
After browsing and loading PCtreiber's BIOS file, here is how the BIOS flashing should be prepared when using this tool :
Make sure you close all or most programs and disable antivirus.
Last but not least : Don't hold me responsible if you brick the BIOS and cannot recover. Both flashing the BIOS from Windows AND erasing the boot block can lead to serious issues.
Yes I already found this and flashed with this tool. Only I didn't dare to also flash with the bootblock and NVram enabled.
Bit scared to brick my mobo.
I used it thought to flash to the newest version because for some reason it didn't take from my bootable USB stick in DOS-mode.
Right now, I first need to doa reinstall of windows first to be able to do it.
I was strongely considering 2 weeks ago already to check all the blocks when flashing with AFUwin. (since I use the program anyway, it works flawless btw. in windows)
In the mean time I use the VSTA as my 'main' 2nd PC, for lan. Have the HD3850 AGP in it, plus the e5400 at 3,6 Ghz+ the 4 Gb (3,3 of course) working on the VSTA.
It goes like crazy! Have stock cooling so, only running it at 270 Mhz.
I need to find time and energy to write a letter in proper 'deutsch'. Probably wil not be before this weekend.
I don't kill flies but I like to mess with their minds. I hold them above globes. They freak out and yell, 'Whoa, I'm way too high!' -Bruce Baum