Tomcat K8E-SLI (S2866) BIOS

  Current BIOS Revisions


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


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.


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






TYAN  Tomcat K8E-SLI (S2866) V2.03
New features and Fixes :
* Fixed system boot to bios repeatedly once ipmi boot to
   BIOS's flag is set
* Set Serial Port 1 default to 2F8 / IRQ3 and Serial Port 2
   default to 3F8 / IRQ4
* Fixed error message in Fedora5 when type in "dmseg" on
   terminal windows
* Fixed system will hang at post code "8B" when inserting
   adaptect card AHA-2940AU
* Assigned SMDC card to IRQ4 in the OS when a SDMC card
   is present
* Fixed Opteron 185 and Althon 5000+ PowerNow! functionality
   when using "AMD POWER MONITOR" utility
* Fixed system hang when capture video from Canopus PCI
   video card.
* Modified the SMDC M3291 settings to the following:
   1.Console redirection option [Disabled/Enabled],Deafult is
   2.Baud Rate default [19200]
   3.M3291 IRQ's assignation by user
   Com1 IRQ's assignation by user
   Com2 IRQ's assignation by user
* Added IOMMU option
* Fixed Solaris EDD information error
* Fixed SuSE 9 64-bit poweroff will hang at post F5
* Fixed Solaris failing to enter S3
* Fixed hang at 75h if GPT Partition exists
* Updated CPU Temperature reporting



TYAN  Tomcat K8E-SLI (S2866) V2.02
New features and Fixes :
* Updated CPU Support
* Updated AMD PowerNOW! support
* Fixed an issue where the system would Checksum during
   POST without the CMOS being cleared
* Fixed the CPU temperature displays to be more accurate
* Changed Min PWM Ttmperature option from 35/40/45/50 to
   30/35/40/45 oC
* Fan speed will run at 100% PWM at 60 degree if auto fan
   control enable



TYAN  Tomcat K8E-SLI (S2866) V2.01
New features and Fixes :
* Updated AMD PowerNOW! Support
* Corrected a "RAID Enabled" item in the Bios Setup options
* Added Watch Dog Timer Functions
* Added nVidia RAID 5 support
* Added PCI Latency Timer options into the bios
* Added console redirection hot key (Esc + Esc) to enable BIOS
   BBS popup menu
* Adjusted CPU temperature readings



TYAN  Tomcat K8E-SLI (S2866) V2.00
New features and Fixes :
* Updated nVidia nForce RAID ID support for nVidia chipset
   drivers v6.66 and higher
* Updated AMD PowerNOW! for latest Opteron CPU support
* Fixed an issue with the nVidia LAN where it is listed twice
   in the BIOS BBS menu
* Added console redirect 9600 and 19200 baud rate support
* Fixed an issue where Suse 9 SP2 (linux kernel-
   updated) with Dual core CPU's and 4GB of memory would
   not work correctly
* Remove BIOS LAN BootROM item , if LAN chip doesn't exist

NOTE: If you are running a current OS installed with nVidia nForce driver v6.39 and bios version v1.00,  you will need to re-install your OS using at least nVidia nForce driver v6.66 and bios v2.00.



TYAN  Tomcat K8E-SLI (S2866) V1.00
New features and Fixes :
This is the first release BIOS.

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