Thunder i7520/i7520D & Thunder i7520R/i7520RD (S5360/S5360D & S5360-1U/S5360D-1U) BIOS

  Current BIOS Revisions

The BIOS' for S5360/S5360D and S5360-1U/S5360D-1U are very different. If you have S5360, and try to Flash using S5360-1U BIOS, the Flash update will not complete correctly. Likewise, S5360-1U can not be Flashed with BIOS intended for S5360. Please confirm your model number BEFORE proceeding with BIOS download and Flash procedures.  Please select the appropriate model:  S5360/S5360D  /  S5360-1U/S5360D-1U

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.
 

Date

BIOS

Description

09/05/06
 

5360_106

TYAN THUNDER i7520/i7520D  BIOS V1.06
New features and Fixes :
* Updated Xeon CPU Micro coding
* Added PXE endless boot option
* Chaged the PCIe x8 slot number to 0 and labeled as 7
* Added Spread Spectrum option in the bios setup
* Moved LAN Option ROM scan prior to M7902 Taro Card
* Added Option ROM warning message option to the
   BIOS setup
* Fixed a TOD clock advance issue

10/20/05
 

5360_105

TYAN THUNDER i7520/i7520D  BIOS V1.05
New features and Fixes :
* Solved an expansion ROM error message for PCI slot 5
* Fixed a system configruation error when using 5
   Visiowave cards
* Updated the Console Redirect keys so that the ESC key
   will allow entrance to the boot menu
* Added an error message for keyboard not being
   detected during POST
* Updated a LSI SCSI card support issue
* Solved an Expansion ROM size limitation issue
* Fixed an issue for a LSI MegaRAID card and the
   m2044 riser card during a Linux installation
* Updated CPU micro coding
* Added SMDC M3291 support

08/04/05
 

5360_104

TYAN THUNDER i7520  BIOS V1.04
New features and Fixes :
* Display POST warning message, when "Halt on POST
   errors" is set to [Enabled]
* Improved the second PXH (dev3) PCI-X slot performance
* Fixed problem that BIOS did not program base for the
   second PXH IOAPICs, therefore the MP table did not
   recognize them correctly
* Added PCIX1-S1 Latency time option in the set up Menu
* Added code support for auto fan control

03/22/05
 

5360_103

TYAN THUNDER i7520  BIOS V1.03
New features and Fixes :
* Updated MP table when PCI 33MHz card is installed
   into 32-bits PCI slot (Slot behind ICH5)
* Fixed an issue where the system can not WOL in S5
   mode

02/14/05
 

5360_102

TYAN THUNDER i7520  BIOS V1.02
New features and Fixes :
* Fixed an issue where the system will overlap IDE drive
   to one SATA drive on a 3ware SATA controller card with
   3ware having higher boot priority then IDE drvie in setup
* BIOS can detect/boot a CDROM even if it is set as a
   slave in IDE channel with no Master present
* Fixed "Console Redirect" problem where the system
   BIOS will still output characters on UCR even if the
   setup select is set to [Disable]
* Update new microcode for Irwindale and Nocona CPU's.
* Fixed an issue where system BIOS set timming for
   DDR400 memory as DDR266 instead of DDR333
* Fixed problem where some memory sticks can't boot
   up or format
* Replace <F12> with <ESC> so UCR will work for
   hotkey bootmenu
* Fixed problem which system can not boot up in Linux
   when enable Adaptec SATA OPROM

10/13/04
 

5360_v100

TYAN THUNDER i7520   BIOS V1.00
This is the first release BIOS for S5360.

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.
 

Date

BIOS

Description

09/05/06
 

5360-1U_106

TYAN THUNDER i7520R/i7520RD  BIOS V1.06
New features and Fixes :
* Updated Xeon CPU Micro coding
* Added PXE endless boot option
* Chaged the PCIe x8 slot number to 0 and labeled as 7
* Added Spread Spectrum option in the bios setup
* Moved LAN Option ROM scan prior to M7902 Taro Card
* Added Option ROM warning message option to the
   BIOS setup
* Fixed a TOD clock advance issue

10/20/05
 

5360-1U_105

TYAN THUNDER i7520R/i7520RD  BIOS V1.05
New features and Fixes :
* Solved an expansion ROM error message for PCI slot 5
* Fixed a system configruation error when using 5
   Visiowave cards
* Updated teh Console Redirect keys so that the ESC key
   will allow entrance to the boot menu
* Added an error message for keyboard not being
   detected during POST
* Updated a LSI SCSI card support issue
* Solved an Expansion ROM size limitation issue
* Fixed an issue for a LSI MegaRAID card and the m2044
   riser card during a Linux installation
* Updated CPU micro coding
* Added SMDC M3291 support
* Added an option to change the default PCI-X bus
   speed for the PXH0 bus to the bios

08/04/05
 

5360-1U_104

TYAN THUNDER i7520R  BIOS V1.04
New features and Fixes :
* Display POST warning message, when "Halt on POST
   errors" is set to [Enabled]
* Improved the second PXH (dev3) PCI-X slot performance
* Fixed problem that BIOS did not program base for the
   second PXH IOAPICs, therefore the MP table did not
   recognize them correctly
* Added PCIX1-S1 Latency time option in the set up Menu
* Added code support for auto fan control

03/22/05
 

5360-1U_103

TYAN THUNDER i7520R  BIOS V1.03
New features and Fixes :
* Removed _prw for onboard COM port because hardware
   did not support WOR
* Updated CPU Micro Coding

02/14/05
 

5360_1Uv102

TYAN THUNDER i7520R  BIOS V1.02
New features and Fixes :
* Fixed issue when the system will overlap IDE drive to
   one SATA drive in 3ware SATA controller card with 3ware
   having higher boot priority then IDE drvie in setup
* BIOS can detect/boot a CDROM even it is set as slave
   with no Master drive present
* Fixed "Console Redirect" problem which system BIOS
   will ouput characters on UCR even if the setup select
   is set to [Disable]
* Fixed problem where system can not init AMCC RAID
   card option ROM.
* Added code to fix problem where the system BIOS sets
   timming for DDR400 memory as DDR266 instead of
   DDR333
* Fixed an issue where the floppy fails to operate correctly
* Allowed CPU machine check regs [Enable] in setup option
* Updated new Micro code for Irwindale and Nocona CPU's
* Fixed problem where some memory sticks can not boot
   up or format by reduced packet transfer size
* Added patch support pcie read/write in 32bit mode
* Added Microcode  update for Irwindale cpu
* Replace <F12> with <ESC> so UCR will work for hotkey
   bootmenu
* Program slot on M2360 raiser card to 133mhz instead
   of 100mhz
* Allow setup to change frequency of first PXH between
   (66mhz and 100mhz)
* Fixed problem which system can not boot up in Linux
   when enable Adaptec SATA OPROM

10/13/04
 

5360_1Uv100

TYAN THUNDER i7520R   BIOS V1.00
This is the first release BIOS for S5360-1U.

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