NEC Versa FXi Bios Update

NEC Versa FXi Bios Update

Versa FXi BIOS Update Version 159A1800 (v18) with Security.
Added features/updates from v17:

File Name: FXi-BIOS-1800.exe
Version: 159A1800
Posted: Apr 30, 2001
Operating System: Windows 98, Windows 2000
Description: Versa FXi BIOS Update Version 159A1800 (v18) with Security.
Added features/updates from v17:

  • Modified VGA BIOS from B4PDM17 to B4PDM172.
  • Modified Device ID of FIR.
  • Modified Thermal control under ACPI mode.
  • Refer to the updates.txt file for a complete history of BIOS changes.

    Tech Notes
    Platform Name: Versa FXi (B4+) Product Name: System BIOS BIOS Version: v18 (159A1800) with Security OEM BIOS Version: 18 CORE BIOS Version: 631.01 Chipset BIOS Version: Intel Banister/BX NB Core Version: 01.12 Base AMIBIOS Version: BUILD019 Base ACPI Version: 08-18-99 VGA BIOS Version: 2.21.96 Engineer Name: Takeshi Ohse Release Engineer: Serge Laferriere Build Date: 03-02-2001 Release Date: 04-03-2001 RELEASE NOTES: This release number 159A1800 (v18) is for the NEC B4+ AMI BIOS. This BIOS is based on BIOS 17. Use BIOS Update Diskette (BUD) version 4.40.03 to flash any Versa FXi with AMI B4+ BIOS 06 or above to System BIOS version 159A1800 (v18). This BIOS is released by Vibren, Boxborough. ADDED FEATURES: < System BIOS > – None. < VGA BIOS > – Modified VGA BIOS from B4PDM17 to B4PDM172.(H/W request) < ACPI, ASL > – Modified Device ID of FIR.(Vibren request) – Deleted CMOS access routine in ASL.(Vibren request) – Modified Thermal control under ACPI mode. – Added PMU status clear at switching to ACPI mode. – Added Thermal initialization method – Added re-write control if PMU error occurred at writing to register BUGS FIXED: < System BIOS > – None. < VGA BIOS > – None. < ACPI, ASL > – None. BOOTBLOCK: Recovery procedure for flashing the bios incase the system has the wrong bios in rom. This Bios contains the bootblock code to use a file with the name NEWBIOS.ROM. If this file is on a floppy drive, this bios will be loaded into the Bios Rom by cold booting with pressing keys . If a wrong bios has been flashed and the system is inoperative, do the following steps to recover: 1). Power down the system. 2). Copy 159xxxxx.rom file into diskette with the name of NEWBIOS.ROM, and insert the diskette to machine. 3). Continue to pressing the keys. 4). Power on the system and continue to press keys. 5). There will be no video, but this is no problem. 6). Wait until diskette start moving and release keys. 7). System will beep at the end of bootblock and will reboot. 8). The system should boot normally now. KNOWN RESTRICTIONS: None. TEST RECOMMENDATIONS: None. APPENDIX: IRQ APM Mode ACPI Mode 0 Timer <- 1 KB <- 2 PIC <- 3 IR(@1) <- 4 (free)(Serial) <- 5 CardBus/Sound/Modem <- (@2) CardBus(@3) <- 6 FD <- 7 LPT <- 8 RTC <- 9 (free) SCI 10 USB <- (@2) CardBus/LAN(@3) <- Video <- 11 (free) <- 12 Mouse <- 13 Coprocessor <- 14 IDE Controller <- 15 (free) <- (@1):For Japanese model,IR defaut is disabled in BIOS SETUP MENU. (@2):CardBus/Sound/Modem is mapped IRQ10 on Windows2000 ACPI mode. (@3):CardBus/LAN is mapped IRQ10 in “With LAN model”. CardBus is mapped IRQ5 in “Without LAN model”. Select KB matrix by following DIP-SW. ÉÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍËÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍËÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍ» ºKeyboard typeºDip switch 2 ºDip switch 4º ÌÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÎÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÎÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍ͹ ºUS ºON ºON º ÌÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÎÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÎÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍ͹ ºinternationalºOFF ºON º ÌÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÎÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÎÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍ͹ ºJapanese ºOFF ºOFF º ÈÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÊÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÊÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍͼ Select Internal USB Port following DIP-SW. (This fuction is available from MP, and not available on PP.) ÉÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍËÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍ» ºInternal USB PortºDip switch 5º ÌÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÎÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍ͹ ºDisable ºON º ÌÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÎÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍ͹ ºEnable ºOFF º ÈÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÊÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍͼ Select Logo file following DIP-SW. ÉÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍËÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍ» ºMachine typeºDip switch 6º ÌÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÎÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍ͹ ºPackard BellºON º ÌÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÎÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍ͹ ºNEC ºOFF º ÈÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÊÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍͼ

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