Re: Info needed on 03/08/1999-SiS-5600-8661-2A6ILC39C-00

Re: Info needed on 03/08/1999-SiS-5600-8661-2A6ILC39C-00


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Posted by Marcus on December 08, 2001 at 16:24:23:

In Reply to: Re: Info needed on 03/08/1999-SiS-5600-8661-2A6ILC39C-00 posted by Henry on December 08, 2001 at 15:08:59:

: Appears to be Chaintech (unless you made a typo!) and that would be the only place to look for a free BIOS update. By far, the quickest, easiest, safest way to make certain you have large HDD support is to get an ATA/66 expansion card - it will support HDDs up to 128 GB which should hold you awhile. ATA/66 will be OK speed wise until your HDD's sustained data transfer rate is much greater than 66MB/sec.

: Good Luck,
: Henry


Thanks for the answer, Henry. With Chaintech it's like this: the fitting upgrade doesn't even address anything hd-specific:

http://www.chaintech.de/BIOS/Models/6SSA2.htm

("6SSA2" says a chip on the board where the manual locates the "System BIOS", so this should be it). Plus it's a beta, and even Chaintech doesn't take too much confidence in it.

Expansion cards won't work, all slots taken, none to spare. One taken by a sound card, which had to replace the onboard sound desaster. Another one occupied by my network card. The third obstructed (not occupied of course) by an ISA I/O-card needed because my scanner didn't stomach SiS's-USB-solution, so I had to hook it up parallel (LPT 2). Looks like I'm in for a new board and processor because of an impending HD-failure. Which makes me mad.

Best,

Marcus



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