PA-2012 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.

1.Added CPU IDs for AMD-K6-2 and Cyrix M II/IBM 6x86MX
2. Use flash540.exe for flashing (included in the zip archive) 1.2 AWARD BIOS ver. 1.13JB15   03/06/98
1. Added Trend Anti-Virus protection in BIOS. (Trend Anti-Virus code version 1.50)
2. Added DRAM Page-Mode item (Turn on RX_6B bit 0) to improve performance.
3. Use for flashing! 1.2 AWARD BIOS ver. 1.11JB14   01/08/98
1. System could not reboot (warm or H/W reset) when using new version of 3DLabs AGP VGA card.
2. System did not show anything on the screen after disabling the "Primary IDE channel" on the BIOS.
3. IRQ 14 could not be freed when "Primary IDE channel" is disabled in BIOS.
4. Use for flashing! 1.2 AWARD BIOS ver. 1.11JB13   12/17/97
1. Fixed performance issue while using old BIOS.(without thermal function)
2. Use for flashing! 1.2 AWARD BIOS ver. 1.11JB12   11/26/97
1. BIOS Hardware Monitor +12V report error.
2. Fixed the caution (exclamation mark) when using ESS1868 or ALS100 sound card or Accton EN1660 PnP Lan card under windows95 system device manager
3. Use for flashing! 1.1 AWARD BIOS ver. 1.09JA12   11/03/97
First BIOS Released   
1. The BIOS just for PCB Ver1.1,not for PCB v1.2 and later(because FAN1 and FAN2 is invert)
2. Don't support throttle function when CPU over heat.
3. Don't support Linear Burst for Cyrix CPU (H/W no select Jumper)
4. Support Instand -off ASAP after memory sizing complete(don't need to wait 4S.)
5. Can't boot with SEC KM48S8020AT(4Mx8bitx2bank)64MB
SDRAM Module.
6.Don't support "Boot from SCSI Item"
7. Use for flashing!

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