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Hot swapping bios chips.

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Gnufsh

Senior Member
Joined
Dec 24, 2001
Location
Shasta Lake, California
I have two bios chips for the same board... I want to use one as a backup, so that I can post, then swap and flach my corrupt one. Is this possible? How?

Thanks,

-Dan
 

Bender

Mysteriously Changing Senior
Joined
Dec 19, 2000
Location
In Thelemac's Basement Eating the Chickens
Yeah its possible to do a hotswop, I do it all to much. Make shure the chip will come out easily before you boot up and then carefully swap the chip. The flash program looks at the checksum of the CMOS so even if you use a chip from another board it will still flash.
 

repo man11

Member
Joined
Dec 28, 2001
Be very careful to make sure and put it in correctly. There is a notch in the chip, and a notch in the base, and they must line up. For more details, go to www.wimsbios.com , and look in their FAQ's.
 

hdj

Member
Joined
Apr 5, 2002
Location
new orleans
I've done it a lot. This is actually why i have a spare bios chip lying around and it's helped me out on numerous occasions.
Be carefull, yet decisive.

hdj