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ROY G Jun 03, 2003, 07:31pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Can't Flash P4VXASD2 BIOS: "Chipset/Flash part isn't available..."
Lance why don`t you tell us what kind of system you have in more detail,mabe we can help you then.

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Alex H Jun 06, 2003, 08:11pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Can't Flash P4VXASD2 BIOS: "Chipset/Flash part isn't available..."
I have a message saying that my BIOS is write protected. This message is right after the memory amount is displayed when the computer boots.

Would I still be able to flash my bios? How to turn off the BIOS flash write protection?

Thank you.

Alex H.

angryhippy Jun 06, 2003, 08:31pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Can't Flash P4VXASD2 BIOS: "Chipset/Flash part isn't available..."
Can you get into the bios. Is it password protected?

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Alex H Jun 06, 2003, 11:11pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Can't Flash P4VXASD2 BIOS: "Chipset/Flash part isn't available..."
Yes, I can get into the BIOS w/o any problems. I tried to flash it a few month ago but couldn't. Then I noticed that message - that BIOS flash is write protected. I was looking for the jumper to turn it off but couldn't find one.

Alex H.

angryhippy Jun 07, 2003, 03:15am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Can't Flash P4VXASD2 BIOS: "Chipset/Flash part isn't available..."
I couldn't find anything on the P4VXASD2 that will write protect the bios. Sometimes when you are trying to flash the bios and you have a problem, and have to quit, the programming error can cause the chip to enable a write protect program on the bios chip. If what I read is true you may have to replace the bios chip, clearing the Cmos won't help. I would check with AMI or ECS

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Alex H Jun 07, 2003, 01:26pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Can't Flash P4VXASD2 BIOS: "Chipset/Flash part isn't available..."
Thank you for helping me. I just decided to give it a try and flash the BIOS anyway. So, I got the latest flashing utility - aminf336.exe and the latest ROM file and ... oh wonder, it worked out. World just full of surprises.

Now another one. I have SDRAM PC133 installed. In BIOS, there are settings to set the memory speed. My processor is Celeron 1.7G and the front bus is 100 Mz. Now, I can't get my memory running on 133 Mz. SiSoft Sandra reports 100Mz. Even if I set 133 Mz memory speed in BIOS.
I was planning to get a new memory and was hopping that I will be able to use DDR2700, but now I am confused. Do I must to switch my FSB speed to 133 Mz to get the memory running on 133?

Thank you for the advice.

Alex H.

ROY G Jun 07, 2003, 02:09pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Can't Flash P4VXASD2 BIOS: "Chipset/Flash part isn't available..."
No need to try to set your speed to 133mhz it won`t work.If your CPU is 400fsb that is 100mhzx17=1.7 you can use pc2100 mem. 266mhz but not very many people have got pc2700 333mhz to work.The Intel CPU is unlike an AMD .The AMD can change the multiplier like 12x100mhz or 15x100mhz .The Intel cpu is locked at whatever the factory set it to.Your 1.7 400fsb cpu would be 17x100mhz =1.7 even if you could change the 100mhz to 133mhz the multiplier would be the same and it would be overclocked!! 17x133mhz =2261 that would be 561overclock it is not impossible but you would have to watch for overheating problem.To stay safe use pc2100 266mhz memory.Just my thoughts and I`ve been wrong before.

ROY G Jun 07, 2003, 02:12pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Can't Flash P4VXASD2 BIOS: "Chipset/Flash part isn't available..."
Alex your freq. is 100mhz your fsb is probably 400fsb.If you change your freq. to 133mhz it the fsb will be 533fsb. multiplier 17x ???

angryhippy Jun 07, 2003, 02:49pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Can't Flash P4VXASD2 BIOS: "Chipset/Flash part isn't available..."
Alex Roy is right the best you can get is 133 PC2100 out iof that board. In your bios you have to set SDRAM Timing by SPD to disabled before you can change the SDRAM frequency. If you have 2700 you can use it but it will only run at 2100. Set freq. to 133, Cas# latency to 2, and bank interleave to 4 way. Those were the best settingsd for me performance wise. You kinda have to play around and see which combo is best for you

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Alex H Jun 07, 2003, 03:59pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Can't Flash P4VXASD2 BIOS: "Chipset/Flash part isn't available..."
Thaks for the replies.
That makes some sence.

Let me clarify:
What I currently have is:
Celeron 1.7G at 400 Mhz FSB - clock 100Mhz.
SDRAM PC133 (old) curently running at 100 Mhz.
Since I saw the setting in BIOS to set the memory speed ONLY. I was wondering if it is possible to make my memory running at 133 Mhz. I don't want to change the clock speed or anything else.
What I understand it is not possible to do it unless the clock speed is changed. Right? So, to get my memory running at 133 Mhz I need to change the clock speed. I don't want to do it until I get P4 processor. I don't want to overclock my Celeron.

The other resone I was asking those questions is that I was planning to upgrade my system step by step. My intend is to get P4 eventualy and set the clock to 133 Mhz and FSB to 533 Mhz.
In a first step I wanted to get ONLY memory upgraded. And then upgrade the CPU and do not upgrade memory after that.
So, what memory type I need to use in this case - DDR PC2700 or PC2100?
if PC2700 - it is OK for me if PC2700 will be running as PC2100 for while.





ROY G Jun 07, 2003, 06:26pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Can't Flash P4VXASD2 BIOS: "Chipset/Flash part isn't available..."
Alex that mobo has a few settings you can change but it is not an overclocking mobo. The CPU you have is 400fsb that is why it runs at 100mhz because Intel has "factor" 4x for the fsb settings. so when you are at 100mhz x 4 = 400fsb or 133mhz x 4 = 533fsb your CPU is 400fsb so you need to leave it at 100mhz x 4 = 400fsb Because you can`t change the "factor" 4 anyway. If you are going to upgrade think about a MSI 645E MAX U motherboard it is a good little overclocking mobo at about $56.oo Then you could Overclock that CPU you have untill you can get a bigger one. And the MSI mobo will use the pc2700 memory .I had one and OC`d it to 396mhz that is almost pc3200 mem.and it did`nt cost a dime more.You may be able to run that 1.7 at 2.1 or 2.2 OC`n it. Now here is what you have, a CPU 1.7 100mhz x4=400fsb get some pc2100 ram and have some fun.

angryhippy Jun 07, 2003, 06:46pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Can't Flash P4VXASD2 BIOS: "Chipset/Flash part isn't available..."
Hey Roy, you're up early <g>

Alex I have this board and am running a P4 1.8A 400MHz FSB. I have my clock set to 133 and am running at 2.4GHz (18 X 133) and it is quite stable. I also have the PC2700 memory that I bought before finding out it would only support up to 2100 DDR, which the 2700 is running at now. Yes you will have to adjust the clock to get the 133 freq. for memory. You can try it. Download AIDA32 (freeware) and when it's opened click computer and then sensor. It will show board, system, and CPU temps so you can monitor heat if you are afraid you'll fry the Celeron. but that's your decision. As for the memory I would suggest you buy the 2700 so you'll have it if you want to upgrade the mobo later.

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ROY G Jun 07, 2003, 06:49pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Can't Flash P4VXASD2 BIOS: "Chipset/Flash part isn't available..."
Good post Payton . Not very many people are ever goin to find a chip as good as yours,It is hard to say how far you could OC that chip. 1 of a kind.Alex Payton is good with these mobo`s so listen to him ,he will help you.

angryhippy Jun 07, 2003, 07:00pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Can't Flash P4VXASD2 BIOS: "Chipset/Flash part isn't available..."
Roy I swear there are some people out there hitting almost 3.0 with them. This month it was $300 for car insurance and registration so the new mobo gets put off for another month. I'm going crazy waiting for the chance to see how far I can push it.

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ROY G Jun 07, 2003, 07:05pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Can't Flash P4VXASD2 BIOS: "Chipset/Flash part isn't available..."
Payton you ought to think about this Abit IC7 $145.oo It would last you a long time .It has 400fsb/533fsb/666fsb/800fsb Dual channel memory! The works .875p Canterwood chipset it is supposed to be the best made right now.If you had this you could do hard telling.

ROY G Jun 07, 2003, 07:09pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Can't Flash P4VXASD2 BIOS: "Chipset/Flash part isn't available..."
This mobo has all kinds of options.fixed AGP/PCI settings so when you OC it won`t fool with the vid or anything you don`t want it to.Go here and scroll down to motherboard section then click on all info that says Abit IC7
http://www.ocaddiction.com/forums/index.php?s=3e3d3ede1c120d25...b14feaf3a0

ROY G Jun 07, 2003, 07:11pm EDT Report Abuse
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angryhippy Jun 07, 2003, 07:16pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Can't Flash P4VXASD2 BIOS: "Chipset/Flash part isn't available..."
Well , we all know how important looks are to performance, thats why I now want this one with UV glow in the dark DIMM and PCI slots. Think how fast that would make it!

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Check the DFI Lan Party Pro875

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ROY G Jun 07, 2003, 07:23pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Can't Flash P4VXASD2 BIOS: "Chipset/Flash part isn't available..."
Beautiful but the G costs 60 to 80 dollars more,and all you loose is lancard,and 2 usb ports .

angryhippy Jun 07, 2003, 07:33pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Can't Flash P4VXASD2 BIOS: "Chipset/Flash part isn't available..."
All kidding aside this one here is looking real good too. I like the AI Overclocking. Let the board OC up to 30% auto setting the best parameters, while still leaving the manual ones if you want to go to a more extreme config. SWEET! and it talks to you too!

http://usa.asus.com/products/mb/socket478/p4c800-d/overview.htm

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