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Motherboard>Socket 478>IC7-MAX3

BIOS: ic7p18.exe  
Bios Issue Date:2004/11/01
Mirror Site: ASIA Europe US 
  1. Added adjustable MAX & MIN multiplier item for certain retail INTEL CPUs.
  2. Updated CPU micro code.
  3. Supports certain SATA CDROMs when "OnChip Serial ATA" in "Enhanced Mode".
  4. Revised wording in PC health item.
  5. BIOS compile date: 11/01/2004
BIOS: ic7p17.exe  
Bios Issue Date:2004/08/30
Mirror Site: ASIA Europe US 
  1. Updated CPU micro code.
  2. Enhanced certain ECC memory module performance on boot.
  3. BIOS compile date: 08/30/2004
BIOS: ic7p16.exe  
Bios Issue Date:2004/04/27
Mirror Site: ASIA Europe US 
  1. Fix an issue where the "OnChip SATA Raid Rom" item could not be disabled.
  2. Added AWDFLASH v8.32 support for the "ALT+F2" hot key function.
  3. Enhanced compatibility with certain power supplies.
  4. Calibrated CPU temperature.
  5. Update CPU micro code.
  6. BIOS compile date: 04/27/2004
BIOS: ic7p15.exe  
Bios Issue Date:2004/03/30
Mirror Site: ASIA Europe US 
  1. Revised the wording of MAC Address status to "None" in system configuration table if Onboard Network Controller is disabled.
  2. Updated CPU micro code (0F25h/1Bh, 0F32h/08h, 0F34h/0Ch)
  3. BIOS compile date: 03/30/2004
BIOS: ic7p14.exe  
Bios Issue Date:2004/02/24
Mirror Site: ASIA Europe US 
  1. Updated Prescott CPU micro code.
  2. Added notification when no 80-wire cable is installed.
  3. Fixed a problem where the system hangs if
    1. DRAM ratio is set to 5:4 or 3:2
    2. DRAM timing by SPD
    3. N/B strap CPU as FSB800
  4. Updated Intel OSB logo。
  5. Updated BBS code.
  6. Changed the default year to 2004.
  7. Fixed an issue where the system would hang at post code "AF" with certain memory modules installed.
  8. Enhanced compatibility with certain non-RAID cards.
  9. Enhanced compatibility with WD1200JB-SATA harddisk.
  10. Updated SiliconImage 3114 RAID BIOS to version 5.0.31.
  11. Updated INTEL RAID BIOS to version
  12. BIOS compile date: 02/24/2004.
BIOS: ic7p13.exe  
Bios Issue Date:2003/10/30
Mirror Site: ASIA Europe US 
  1. Fixed the problem that the hard disk on IDE-1 may not be detected by when "OnChip SATA" is set to RAID.
  2. Fixed the problem that CAS latency can not be set manually when the CPU: DRAM is set to PSB800/5:4 or PSB800/3:2.
  3. Remove some string in "PnP/PCI Configuration".
  4. Fixed the problem that system will reboot instead of shutdown when the "Wake Up by Alarm" is enabled.
  5. Fixed the problem that there will be some wording error when set "Time Alarm".
  6. Fixed the problem that the system will shutdown if the fan speed is too low and the "Shutdown When CPU FAN Fail" is enabled.
  7. Enhance USB card reader compatibility.
  8. Add Pentium 4 Extreme Edition support.
  9. Fixed HDD size detected as 136GB when 200/250/300 GB SATA drives are connected to SATA1 or SATA2 (ICH5 SATA channels)
  10. Fixed the problem that certain CD/DVD-ROM could not be correctly detected when there is a HDD drive attached on the same IDE cable.
  11. BIOS compile date: 10/30/2003
BIOS: ic7p12.exe  
Bios Issue Date:2003/08/21
Mirror Site: ASIA Europe US 
  1. Displayed correct FSB frequency for PSB400 CPU after CMOS data discharged.
  2. Fixed the booting failure problem of Maxtor SATA HDD (Model name: 6Y120M0) in ICH5R RAID 0 status.
  3. Changed the option wordings of "Boot Device" from "ZIP100" to "ZIP100/250" and from "USB-ZIP" to "USB-ZIP/LS120".
  4. Enhanced the system stability when over clocks the CPU FSB over 255 MHz with CPU:DRAM = 1:1 setting.
  5. Revised the wording of memory status from "DDR at Bank" to "DDR at DIMM" in system configuration table.
  6. Removed the status report of Serial/Parallel port in system configurations table.
  7. Included new Intel CSA LAN boot agent.
  8. Displayed correct specification of DDR200 memory module during POST.
  9. Fixed the problem that specific CD-ROM device could not be correctly detected when there is specific HDD connected onto the same IDE cable.
  10. Updated CPU micro code (0F24H/1EH, 0F25H/15H, 0F27H/37H, 0F29H/17H).
  11. Revised display wording of "Time Alarm" menu box in BIOS setup.
  12. BIOS Compile Date: 8/21/2003.

BIOS: ic7p11.exe  
Bios Issue Date:2003/08/05
Mirror Site: ASIA Europe US 
  1. Updated CPU micro code (0F29H/14H).
  2. Added new function to show warning message if memory voltage is or higher than 3.0V.
  3. Added hot key wording to enter BIOS setup when full screen logo enabled.
  4. Changed the option wording from "OnChip SATA" to "OnChip SATA RAID" for "Bootable Add-in Device".
  5. Changed the default setting of "FAN Fail Alarm Selectable" from "Disabled" to "OTES FAN".
  6. Added new complex selections in "FAN Fail Alarm Selectable" and "Shutdown When FAN Fail".
  7. BIOS Compile date: 8/5/2003.
BIOS: ic7p10.exe  
Bios Issue Date:2003/07/15
Mirror Site: ASIA Europe US 
  1. First release.
  2. BIOS Compile date: 7/15/2003.
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