Originally Posted by MjrTom
Yes they can be removed. It saves having to send the whole motherboard off to get the BIOS chip flashed. They did this also on the S939 NF4 boards (maybe others also)
Also it means that you can request preloaded BIOS chips (with the BIOS version you want) from the likes of badflash.com without having to even remove your motherboard from your case
Theoretically you could have numerous chips flashed with differing BIOS and swap them out as and when you like.
Excellent information, thanks. Yeah, I managed to miss most of the nForce 4 generation, I was still chugging away on my Athlon XP 1500+ at that point, sort of out of the hardware loop.
Still, it would definitely be nice if DFI included a spare BIOS chip, that would really help make it a feature a lot of people will love.