PA-2005 BIOS Update Page

Before Updating

If you are considering updating your BIOS, we strongly suggest that you first contact your dealer or system assembler. This On-line BIOS Guide contains only general information about the standard product, and as such, the information and files provided here may not, in some cases, work with your hardware.

You should be aware that flashing a BIOS is not guaranteed to be successful. If your system is already running well, then even if there is a new version of the BIOS available, it may not be the best option to flash the new one. Your system may experience serious adverse side effects or even lower performance.

If you decide to flash a new BIOS make sure that you have first made a backup copy of your present BIOS onto a bootable floppy. This way you will most likely be able flash back to your old setup if problems arise.

FILE NAME PCB DESCRIPTION
619j900.zip 1.3/1.31 AWARD BIOS ver. 619J900 08/21/97
    1. Fix system boot-up failure when using K6 CPU with 586_3028D.
2. Added new parting table for 6x86MX CPU.
3. Fixed system hang-up while starting Win95 with MACFEE Virus-scan application.
4. Use Flash534.zip for flashing!
618j900.zip 1.3/1.31 AWARD BIOS ver. 618J900 07/17/97
    1. Fixed 6x86MX CPU ID menuitem malfunction.
2. Added new parting table for 6x86MX CPU.
3. Corrected beep code.
4. Use Flash533.zip for flashing!
617j900.zip 1.31 AWARD BIOS ver. 617J900 06/03/97
    1. Fixed APM function failure under SCO Unix5.0.
2. Modified CPU ID string.
6x86L M1==[6x86L-PR200+]
6x86 M2==[6x86MX-PR166]
AMD K6==[AMD-K6/200]
3. Corrected Insert/Delete function key malfunction in edit.com under DOS Mode.
4. Fixed problem of Bitware not letting system go into sleep mode.
5. Corrected wrong Winbond I/O resource assignment to LPT.
6. Use Flash533.zip for flashing!
617j900.zip 1.3 AWARD BIOS ver. 617J900 06/03/97
    1. Fixed APM function failure under SCO Unix5.0.
2. Modified CPU ID string.
6x86L M1==[6x86L-PR200+]
6x86 M2==[6x86MX-PR166]
AMD K6==[AMD-K6/200]
3. Correct Insert/Delete function key malfunctioning in edit.com under DOS mode.
4. Fixed problem of Bitware not letting system go into sleep mode.
5. Corrected wrong Winbond I/O resource assignment to LPT.
6. Use Flash533.zip for flashing!
616j900.zip 1.31 AWARD BIOS ver. 616J900 04/11/97
    1. Support AMD K6 CPUID [AMD-K6/PR2-xxx].
2. Support Cyrix M2 CPUID [M2-MMX-Pxxx+].
3. Fix MSD check IRQ6 free.
4. Fix system hang when use EMM386 with HighSCAN.
5. Fix PM secondary event malfunction.
6. Fix Coretest 3.2 read error.
7. Do not set cache pipelining if cache size>=1MB.
8. Use Flash531.zip for flashing!

NOTE:
1. Supports AMD K6 CPU.
2. Chipsets: VIA585_3035F/G+586_3028F.

616j900.zip 1.3 AWARD BIOS ver. 616J900 04/11/97
    1. Added support for booting up from LS-120.
2. Added support for AMD K6 CPU ID [AMD-K6/PR2-xxx].
3. Added support for Cyrix M2 CPU ID [M2-MMX-Pxxx+].
4. Fixed MSD check IRQ6 free.
5. Fixed system hang-up when EMM386 is used with HighSCAN.
6. Fixed PM secondary event malfunction.
7. Fixed Coretest 3.2 read error.
8. Fixed problem of cache pipelining setting if cache size>=1MB.
9. Use Flash531.zip for flashing!

NOTE:
1.Supports AMD K6 CPU.
2.Chipsets: VIA585_3035F/G+586_3028F.

615j900.zip 1.3 AWARD BIOS ver. 615J900 01/13/97
    1. None.
2. Use Flash531.zip for flashing!
614j900.zip 1.3 AWARD BIOS ver. 614J900 011/11/96
    1. Added DMI 2.0 structure.
2. Added boot-from-CD ROM support for NT4.0.
3. SCT5.20
a. Millennium test pass.
b. Fixed problem when LPT set SPP, SCT5.20 Unreported I/O has error in 378/379/37a.
4. Added support for VT585-3035G 585_RX6B<bit>2 set to 1, and EDO Timing set to 57h..
5. Use Flash531.zip.
614j900.zip 1.31 AWARD BIOS ver. 614J900 11/11/96
    1. Added DMI 2.0 structure.
2. Added boot-from-CD ROM support fo NT4.0.
3. SCT5.20
a. Millennium test pass.
b. When LPT set SPP, SCT5.20 Unreported I/O has error in 378/379/37a.
4. Added support for VT585-3035G 585_RX6B<bit>2 set to 1, and EDO Timing set to 57h..
5. Use Flash531.zip for flashing!
613j900.zip 1.3 AWARD BIOS ver. 613J900 10/15/96
    1. Fixed automatically disabled Fast Decoding feature (586_RX65 bit <5>) when Cyrix 6x86-200+CPU used.
2. Automatic set DRAM timing 586_RX64 at bbH when use Cyrix 6x86-200+CPU.
3. Automatic change IDE mode4 Timing RX48~4A from 21H to 31H when Cyrix 6x86-200+CPU used.
4. Use Flash52c.zip for flashing!
613j900.zip 1.31 AWARD BIOS ver. 613J900 10/15/96
    1. Fixed automatically disabled Fast Decoding feature (586_RX65 bit <5>) when Cyrix 6x86-200+CPU used.
2. Automatic set DRAM timing 586_RX64 at bbH when use Cyrix 6x86-200+CPU used.
3. Automatic change IDE mode4 Timing RX48~4A from 21H to 31H when Cyrix 6x86-200+CPU used.
4. Use Flash52c.zip for flashing!
612j900.zip 1.31 AWARD BIOS ver. 612G900a 10/07/96
    1. None.
2. Use Flash52c.zip for flashing!
611j900.zip 1.3 AWARD BIOS ver. 611J900 06/12/96
    1. Fixed the problem when the power icon disappears and is nowhere and can not found if APM in BIOS setting was disabled before the install WIn95.
2. Fixed lack of support for APM Spec. 1.2 under Win95 when tested with SCT5.03 APM test.
3. Fixed disabled floopy setting in BIOS, ONBOARD.EXE utility would show "Floppy interface is active".
4. Corrected problem of IBM Auto 16/4 token-Ring diagnostic fail.
5. Fixed the problem whereby the bootable CD could not be write protected.
6. Fixed 2.88MB bootable CD type detection error in MSD utility version 2.11.
7. The suspend function could buton while CD-ROM or HDD accessing.
8. Fixed failure of the IBM Auto 16/4 Token-Ring card auto configation in Win95 if Creative AWD 32 CT3600 closed at the same time.
9. Fixed problem when a system with AMD K5 CPU reboots after resuming from suspend mode.
10. Fails to run 3Com 3C590 PCI Lan card disppear " Serious hardware failure at XX detected".
11. Fails to run SMC EtherEZ PnP ISA diagnostic when use IRQ9.
12. Use Flash52c.zip for flashing!

Known issues in 6.11J900
1. The following test items do not pass SCT5.10:
a. ESCD Configation.
b. Plug and Play test.
c. APM 1.2 support.

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