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Okay here is a question of the 'noobie' kind for me !

So I have acquired this DFI nf3 UT ULTRA-D (939 AGP) motherboard and among other things it is missing the BIOS module.
My question to you out there is can I install a nf4 pre-flashed BIOS chip and get it to boot to Floppy which has the AWARD FLASH utility and my required nf3 BIOS on it. From there I will install the new BIOS and then clear the CMOS..etc.

Will I be able to get past post and boot to Floppy ?

cheers from a DFI noob..
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post #2 of 7
Missing the bio's chip ouch that must suck and no i doubt you can get a bio's chip with nf4. for a nf3
    
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post #3 of 7
Hello again.

Your best bet is to use the company that i posted in your other thread

www.badflash.com They provide pre configured bios chips for most boards.
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Theres companies on the internet that put the bios chip on there for you. Google it.
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Yeh thanks for the replies guys.

I am aware of some overseas sources to purchase a socketed PLCC BIOS chip to suit but what I want to know is :

If I install a pre programed nf4 chip onto my DFI UT nf3 ultr-D motherboard will it allow me to POST and boot to Floppy ?

cheers
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Originally Posted by xie67
If I install a pre programed nf4 chip onto my DFI UT nf3 ultr-D motherboard will it allow me to POST and boot to Floppy ?

cheers
No. The physical architectures of nf3 and nf4 are different, with some differences in the memory adresses. The nf3 chipset will not understand what the nf4 bios chip is trying to communicate.
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Thanks for the clarification..what I needed to know.
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