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Old 10th January 2007, 19:24   #1
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After several months of almost no pc contact I pleased myself with an Intel Conroe E6600 + Aw9D Max. Running almost two months at stock speed, I wanted to flash a new BIOS.

After several years of BIOS flashing I got hit by a freezing computer. Damn, but due to the friendly people @ Abit I got a new BIOS chip in less than a week .

But, as I'm not the very patient guy and don't have the right material to replace a bios chip I kinda damaged the BIOS housing. And with some evil forces inside me I felt the urge to wreck the housing.

See for yourself:

http://www.madshrimps.be/vbulletin/a...2&d=1168456931

But after a night of good sleep I realized I've been a very bad boy and felt an urge to make it up with myself. I tried a bit and find out that if I pushed on the BIOS chip while booting, my motherboard was very satisfied .
I could'n believe it, putting some force on the BIOS chip did the trick. Sure this isn't for daily use, but I wanted to bench since I felt so lucky .

Here are my results: with one stick of DDRII, a triple RAID Raptor setup and a USB hard disk to save my screenies, not the most ideal setup:

http://valid.x86-secret.com/show_oc?id=155404

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http://www.madshrimps.be/vbulletin/a...1&d=1168456931

setup:

E6600 cooled by Zalman 9500
AW9DMAX BIOS 14.A02
1 stick Elpida DDR800 DDRII
ASUS 7950gX
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Old 10th January 2007, 19:39   #2
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Lol, brilliant!

Score is not bad, going the phase change way again soon?
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No, going to look for other motherboard soon , this isn't the ideal way of computing .
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Just a needle to remove the bioschip was fine, i don't understand how you could damage the housing so badly. Brute force i guess

Easypanic is back doing some oc's ^^
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Screwdriver did its bad magic
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Lol, got frustrated?

Anyway, nice to see easypanic back in action
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this gives a whole new meaning to "press button to start computer"

very nice overclock, wish my Core 2 mobo went that high up
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solder de bios to the housing
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I asked geoffrey to do it, apparently he can solder good.

He's my first hope
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I demand pics+article: "reviving the Abit AW9D after crushing"
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