BIOS CHIPS : New Replacement Bios Chips or Re - Flash

Discussion in 'Supermicro' started by iCE Flashing iNC, Mar 12, 2006.

  1. iCE Flashing iNC, Mar 12, 2006
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  2. Might be easier (and possibly cheaper, if one has or has access to
    the necessary device programming equipment) to simply replace the FLASH
    device with a standard UV EPROM of the appropriate size. I don't know of
    anything other than shortwave UV light that can affect such a device's
    contents under normal conditions.

    An added advantage to such a conversion is that it is not possible
    to write to a UV EPROM anywhere near as easily as you can a FLASH chip,
    and it is certainly not possible to electrically erase and re-write the
    UV device's contents.

    This means that any virii which have the potential to affect the
    BIOS will simply fail to do their dirty work if a UV-based chip is used.
    Dr. Anton T. Squeegee, Mar 13, 2006
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