Stefan Hoerzer sends word of a new BIOS for the ASUS A7N8X
Deluxe (available at ASUS’ ftp site. There’s also a new version out for the
ASUS A7N8X (non-deluxe).
These follow a slightly different naming system to previous versions, AW4M1002.001 for the ASUS A7N8X Deluxe, AW2M1002.001 for the ASUS A7N8X. Neither version is currently listed in the downloads section at ASUS’ web site – users in our ASUS nForce forum are describing them as Beta – so use caution. Reports are good so far – better than 1001.G and someone mentioned the FSB goes up to 250mhz!
Read more for the links and details.ASUS A7N8X Deluxe
BIOS version AW4M1002.001
ASUS A7N8X (non-deluxe)
BIOS version AW2M1002.001
Comments from the nFHQ ASUS nForce forum:
Holly molly! FSB GOES ALL THE WAY UP TO 250mhz!!!!
The multipliers are also not automatically unlocked
Things I’ve noticed.
1.) As already stated, FSB goes up to 250MHz
2.) Auto multiplier setting is displayed correctly (in 1001.g it showed 6.5x)
3.) FSB Spread Spectrum seems to be stuck at .50%
4.) Qfan stll doesn’t work
Yeah, I flashed without uncompressing the Aw4m1002.001 file and it worked.
Couple other things I noticed that weren’t mentioned. System seems to boot a bit quicker now. Before, when rebooting, the monitor would shut off, then sit there for a few seconds and then kick on and show the POST screen. It doesn’t sit there for a few seconds now. It automatically comes back on. I had AGP set as default interface with old bios and this one.
Also, you can’t disable the POST speach reporter and have the POST report enabled. Disabling POST Speach Reporter disables POST Report.
New ASUS Beta BIOS for A7N8X Deluxe [AW4M1002.001]
New ASUS Beta BIOS for A7N8X (non-Deluxe) [AW2M1002.001]
Published in: Hardware on 2003-01-07