Thunder i860 (S2603) BIOS

  Current BIOS Revisions

For new BIOS versions (v1.07 or above)

Definitions:


Boot Disk - Refers to either a Windows 95 or Windows 98 boot disk. Any other type of boot disk might load memory resident programs which will interfer with the flash process. Make sure you hit the F5 key when the boot disk first starts running to make sure no other programs are loaded in the back ground without your knowledge.

Bios Flash Package -  Unzip the entire bios package to a seperate clean floppy.  Insure there are 3 files that are unpacked during the unzip process

Requirements:

Two separate diskettes are needed. The first diskette is the Windows 95/98 Boot Disk. The second diskette should contain the 3 files needed to flash the bios.  These files are provided when you unzip the bios flash package from the website.

Procedure:

At the A: prompt simply type in "
flash" and the rest will be handled by the files included in your download.

For previous BIOS versions (below v1.07)

You must use the "phlash16" BIOS flash utility (from links above) for Thunder i860.  You must use a Win98 DOS diskette or newer. DOS 6.22 will not work.
To flash the BIOS, type: phlash16 /mode=3 biosfile.rom
For 4GB support, please see FAQ on memory
upgrade note.

Date

BIOS

Description

03/11/05

2603_111

TYAN THUNDER i860   V1.11
New Features and Fixes :
Updated CPU Micro Coding

09/27/02

2603_107

TYAN THUNDER i860   V1.07
New Features and Fixes :
Micro code update from SRV_C_20 version.
(for up to 3.0GHz 400MHz FSB CPU's).

07/03/02

2603v106

TYAN THUNDER i860   V1.06
New Features and Fixes :
Micro code update from SRV_C_17 version.  Replace SCSI BIOS V4.18 to V4.19 version.  Fix the problem of 2.2G and 2.4G Prestonia cpu will hang at port 28.

02/12/02

2603v105

TYAN THUNDER i860   V1.05
New Features and Fixes :
Fix the problems of: Install AGP/PCI VGA driver fail in NT4.0, install LAN driver in NT4.0 fail, flash BIOS fail with ATI Fire GL2 VGA card, install Novell Netware fail, and install SCO UNIX fail. Modify Hyper-Threading support so its Disable/Enable option works for WinXP. And add skip memory counting by press <Esc> key.

12/21/01

2603v104

TYAN THUNDER i860   V1.04
New Features and Fixes :
Add HyperThreading support, add HP MP update, fix FireGL2 VGA problem with FDD boot, add Microcode for Intel Xeon "Prestonia" Processor, enable Quick Boot at default.

11/30/01

2603v103

TYAN THUNDER i860   V1.03
New Features and Fixes :
Restore ECC support, restore 1.2GHz Microcode update, and fix PCI utility problem.

11/05/01

2603v102

TYAN THUNDER i860   V1.02 
New Features and Fixes :
Add 2GHz processor Microcode update.

09/06/01

2603v10e

TYAN THUNDER i860   V1.00e 
New Features and Fixes :
Supports up to 4GB memory.

07/02/01

2603v100

TYAN THUNDER i860   V1.00  1027001800
This is the first BIOS release

 

phlash16

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