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Motherboard>Socket 754>KV8-MAX3

Bios Issue Date:2005/08/22
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  1. Corrected BIOS version.
  2. BIOS compiled date: 08/22/2005
BIOS: kv825.exe   
Bios Issue Date:2005/08/22
Mirror Site: ASIA Europe US 
  1. Add Sempron Rev.E6 CPU support.
  2. BIOS compiled date: 08/22/2005
BIOS: kv824.exe  
Bios Issue Date:2005/01/03
Mirror Site: ASIA Europe US 
  1. Added "Delay Transaction" item and default to "Disable".
  2. Enhanced compatibility with PARIS code Sempron 2600+ / 2800+.
  3. Changed default RTC year to 2005.
  4. BIOS compile date: 01/03/2005
BIOS: kv823.exe  
Bios Issue Date:2004/10/22
Mirror Site: ASIA Europe US 
  1. Updated VIA SATA RAID BIOS to v4.3.1.
  2. Added AMD Sempron CPU support.
  3. Fixed an issue where the system always enters VIA SATA BIOS when users press TAB to skip the full screen logo.
  4. Calibrated CPU temperature.
  5. BIOS compile date: 10/22/2004
BIOS: kv822.exe  
Bios Issue Date:2004/06/29
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  1. Supports AMD Athlon64 Sempron CPUs.
  2. BIOS compile date: 06/29/2004
BIOS: kv821.exe  
Bios Issue Date:2004/05/10
Mirror Site: ASIA Europe US 
  1. Calibrated CPU temperature.
  2. Fixed an issue where the PS/2 wheel mouse does not respond under certain conditions:
    1. Using certain PS/2 wheel mice and certain USB keyboards.
    2. PS/2 wheel mouse works fine but loses response on 1st, 3rd, 5th.... time restarting windows. However, it works fine on 2nd, 4th…. windows restart.
    3. For "PS/2 wheel mouse + PS/2 keyboard" and "USB wheel mouse + USB keyboard ", there no problems at all.
  3. Added AWDFLASH v8.32 support for the "ALT+F2" hot key function.
  4. Shows MAC Address of onboard LAN chip in System Configuration section if "Onboard Network Controller" is disabled.
  5. Added Athlon 3700+ CPU support.
  6. BIOS compile date: 05/10/2004
BIOS: kv820.exe  
Bios Issue Date:2004/03/04
Mirror Site: ASIA Europe US 
  1. Please use the AWDFLASH v8.24F flash utility to update the KV8-MAX3 BIOS.
  2. First release for KV8.
  3. Removed AGP Ratio item.
  4. Updated Full Screen Logo for KV8-MAX3 & KV8.
  5. BIOS compile date: 03/04/2004
BIOS: kv819.exe  
Bios Issue Date:2004/03/01
Mirror Site: ASIA Europe US 
  1. Please use the AWDFLASH v8.24F flash utility to update KV8-MAX3 BIOS.
  2. Changed the default year to 2004.
  3. Enhanced compatibility between CG stepping CPU and Cool 'n' Quiet function.
  4. Fixed an issue where USB-ZIP will be detected as a harddisk.
  5. Enhanced compatibility with Adaptec 29160 SCSI card.
  6. Updated CPU support.
  7. Fixed an issue where the system will show 119 degrees under certain circumstances.
  8. Fixed an issue where the IRQ status will still be occupied even if the USB controller is disabled in the BIOS.
  9. BIOS compile date: 03/01/2004.
BIOS: kv818.exe  
Bios Issue Date:2004/01/05
Mirror Site: ASIA Europe US 
  1. Please use the AWDFLASH v8.24F flash utility to update the KV8-MAX3 BIOS.
  2. Added "Command Rate" option for AMD Athlon CG version and later.
  3. Fixed an issue where system cannot boot from SCSI CD-ROM when the onboard SI3114 RAID controller is enabled.
  4. Added CPU fan fail alarm option.
  5. Added onboard SI3114 RAID controller ROM control option. Users can disable the ROM of the SI3114 RAID controller in order to gain more memory space for SCSI controller or other PCI devices. Although boot up from SI3114 controller and RAID function is disabled by doing so, users still can control up to 4 SATA devices under the OS.
  6. Fixed an issue where Windows fails to install when there are 4 Hitachi IC35L120AVV207-0 hard disks installed on the SI3114 RAID controller.
  7. BIOS compile date: 01/05/2004
BIOS: kv817.exe  
Bios Issue Date:2003/11/27
Mirror Site: ASIA Europe US 
  1. Please use the AWDFLASH v8.24F flash utility to update KV8-MAX3 BIOS.
  2. Added CG stepping CPU support.
  3. Updated onboard Silicon Image SATA controller BIOS to version 5.0.24.
  4. Enhanced DRAM compatibility.
  5. BIOS compile date: 11/27/2003.
BIOS: kv816.exe  
Bios Issue Date:2003/11/07
Mirror Site: ASIA Europe US 
  1. Please use flash utility AWDFLASH v8.24F to update KV8-MAX3 BIOS.
  2. Fixed un-expected warning beeps in certain circumstances:
    1. Change the Vcore low limit in ABIT EQ.
    2. Restart Windows
  3. Get into BIOS setup page and then exit.
  4. Synchronized the CPU Fan Fail Shutdown function with ABIT EQ.
  5. Reserved IRQ 12/14/15/9 for Mouse/IDEchannel0/IDEchannel1/ACPI in the "PnP/PCI Configuration".
  6. Fixed the problem where the system will go into STR mode automatically if
    1. The system is woken up from STR by "BIOS RTC Alarm Wake Up".
    2. The system stays idle for several minutes.
  7. Fixed the problem where the AGP and DDR voltage will be incorrect if
    1. User loaded "Setup Default".
    2. Save and Exit without entering the SoftMenu first.
  8. Fixed the problem where the "Memory Hole" function is not functioning.
  9. Set the default DDR voltage to 2.6V if the memory is operating at DDR400.
  10. Synchronized the Fan EQ function with ABIT EQ.
  11. Fixed the incorrect CPU voltage shown in the DMI data.
  12. Disabled the Winbond W83627HF sensor unit to prevent incorrect CPU voltage information shown in some third party software.
  13. Changed the AGP mode item to Auto/4X/2X/1X if AGP 2.0 card is installed and to Auto/4X/8X if AGP 3.0 card is installed.
  14. BIOS compile date: 11/07/2003.
BIOS: kv815.exe  
Bios Issue Date:2003/10/09
Mirror Site: ASIA Europe US 
  1. Please use flash utility AWDFLASH v8.24F to update KV8-MAX3 BIOS.
  2. First release.
  3. BIOS compile date: 10/09/2003.
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