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VA-501 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.

Please check whether the 4th digit of your BIOS (long string that appears on the screen during boot up) has an "I" (UMC I/O Core Logic Chip) or an "L" (Prime 3C I/O Core Logic chip) . You can refer to the User's Manual page 4 Mainboard Layout for the location of that chip.

FILE NAME PCB DESCRIPTION
616i904.zip 1.2 AWARD BIOS ver. 616I904 05/08/97
    1. Added support for LS-120 Floptical Bootable option.
2. Added support AMD K5 CPUID RP150/166/200.[AMD-K5-Prxxx]
3. Fixed SCOUnix APM fail.
4. Fixed MSD check IRQ6 free.
5. NT4.0 CDROM bootable.
6. Fixed PM event of FDD/HDD always set to enabled.
7. Added support DMI2.0.
8. Use Flash531.zip for flashing!

NOTE:1.Chipset: VIA 585_3035G+586_3028F(None UDMA/USB).

616l904.zip 1.2 AWARD BIOS ver. 616L904 05/08/97
    1. Support LS-120 Floptical Bootable.
2. Support AMD K5 CPUID RP150/166/200.[AMD-K5-Rpxxx]
3. Fixed SCOUnix APM fail.
4. Fixed MSD check IRQ6 free.
5. NT4.0 CDROM bootable.
6. Fix PM event FDD/HDD always set to enabled.
7. Support DMI2.0.
8. Use Flash531.zip for flashing!

NOTE:
1.Chipset :VIA 585_3035G+586_3028F(None UDMA/USB).
6120l904.zip 1.2 AWARD BIOS ver. 613L904 10/24/96
    1. Win95 SCT 5.20 test fail.
2. Not support DMI 2.0.
3. The current BIOS does not allow boot up of Windows NT4.0 from the CDROM.
4. Use Flash52c.zip
for flashing!
6120i904.zip 1.2 AWARD BIOS ver. 613I904 10/24/96
    1. Fixed Win95 SCT 5.20 test faiurel.
2. Not support DMI 2.0.
3. The current BIOS does not allow boot up.
4. Use Flash52c.zip
for flashing!

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