README.TXT Driver File Contents (6a6lns2p.ZIP)

1/5/2010

NOTE:  The BIOS supplied with the SY-K7VEMPRO V1.0 was
a Phoenix BIOS called the 6A6LNS2AC-00 dated 6/24/2003.

The BIOS supplied in the file 6a6lns24.zip at DriverGuide
contains an Award BIOS, dated 2000 inside the file, and dated
10/02/03 in the ZIP file.

To give the user a 2nd option, I have saved a copy of the
Phoenix BIOS in this ZIP, 6a6lns2p.zip

As both BIOS' are about the same date, I suspect the Award
BIOS was a variant at the time and I would not expect a
performance difference between the two.  As Phoenix and Award
setup programs differ somewhat, there may be some advantage
to one over the other.  And, it is possible that the Award
implementation solves a problem simply because it is by another
supplier.

BIOS' are fairly stock items.  The BIOS makers take an inventory
of the motherboard components, and, in this case, especially
the VIA 4-in-one chip that this board uses.  And, to my
knowledge, Soyo, because they used a Trident Blade SVGA driver
"chip" in the VIA, never correctly supported 3D graphic rendering
via DirectX.

Regardless, if a BIOS chip fails it is possible to use the
Award Flash program on another machine that uses the standard
rectangular, socketed Flash chip such as the Winbond W49V002AP
(a 256K x 8 CMOS Flash chip).  This is called "hot swapping"
and involves being sure the BIOS is loaded in memory of the
PC being used to flash the chip, booting that machine, swapping
out its flash chip temporarily, placing the chip to be flashed
in the PC, then flashing using AWDFLASH.EXE program on floppy.

W. Curtiss Priest
BMSLIB@MIT.EDU

___________Original Award documentation follows_______________


AwardBIOS Part Number: 6A6LNS24

Copyright (c) 2002, Award Software International, Inc. www.award.com
Copyright (c) 2002, eSupport.com, Inc.  www.eSupport.com
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The System BIOS file contains an AwardBIOS customized for your motherboard.

Unlike most programs that you are familiar with, the System BIOS does not 
execute from disk.  Instead, it is stored in a Flash-ROM component that 
resides on the motherboard and begins executing immediately upon powerup.  
This Flash-ROM can be reprogrammed by means of a Flash Upload Utility.  In 
order to install AwardBIOS (r) in your computer, you'll need to reprogram 
its Flash-ROM through use of the Flash Loader utility.

BE ADVISED THAT THERE IS AN ELEMENT OF RISK IN REPROGRAMMING THE COMPUTER'S 
FLASH SYSTEM BIOS.  If the Flash Load procedure begins, but fails to completely
load a valid BIOS image, your computer will be out of commission and you may 
have to have it serviced. If while loading AwardBIOS onto your computer you 
experience a failure, and if your computer has a recovery mode, you should set
it and refer to the instructions for restoring the original bios that came
with the computer. The Flash-ROM will need to be physically replaced with 
another that contains valid code.  Reasons for the Flash Upload failure 
include: 1) losing power while the upload is in progress, and 2) specifying 
and uploading the wrong file.  Needless to say, this would be a horribly 
disappointing experience.  Unicore Software Inc. would most sincerely regret 
such a misfortune, however, understand that eSupport.com INC. DISCLAIMS 
ALL RESPONSIBILITY AND LIABILITY FOR THE USE AND CONSEQUENCES OF THE USE OF 
THIS PRODUCT.  So, please, take your time and be careful!

The Flash Loader contains 2 basic steps for installing a new BIOS. First it
asks for the filename containing the new BIOS to be installed. It then asks
whether you want to save a backup copy of the current BIOS installed.

Be sure to backup the original BIOS before uploading AwardBIOS into the 
Flash-ROM.  Otherwise, you won't be able to uninstall AwardBIOS should you
want to do so.  Even if you're sure you won't, it is a good practice to 
retain all original equipment that is supplied with your computer, "just in 
case".

The exact steps for uploading AwardBIOS are enumerated in the Instructions
section below.  Assuming you have followed those instructions and the upload
has just completed, the Flash Loader will display a message directing you to 
reset the computer or re-cycle its power.  Upon doing so, you will be greeted 
with a message "CMOS checksum error - Defaults loaded".  Don't be alarmed.  
This is normal and will only occur the first time the system is booted after
installing a new BIOS.  You may also find a message "Press F1 to continue, DEL
to enter SETUP". If this message is displayed it is advised that you press DEL 
to enter BIOS setup and select the setup option "STANDARD CMOS SETUP" to verify
the correct time and date.  Beyond that, everything else will already be set 
for optimal performance and you can simply exit by pressing <F10>.  Or, you 
might browse around and tailor some options like Password Security or Power
Management per your preference.  After this Setup session, your computer will 
reboot thereafter without any hysterical messages.

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AwardBIOS (r) Installation Instructions
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WARNING: Flash upgrading your BIOS can render you system inoperative. 
eSupport.com will not be responsible for users who flash upgrade their BIOS 
and render their system inoperable due to the use of incorrect filenames or 
file types used to program the BIOS.

Step 1
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Turn on your computer, enter CMOS setup by pressing the delete (del) key
during the Boot Sequence, and set the first boot device to be A: (floppy)
Save settings and exit by pressing F10.

Step 2
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Shut down the system, and then insert eSupport BIOS Flash Upgrade Disk.

Step 3
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Reboot the system.

Step 4
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The program will perform the flash automatically. When asked to continue or 
quit, press any key to continue.  Do NOT reset or turn off the computer during
the flash process or your BIOS may be damaged.

Step 5
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When the flash is finished, you will be prompted to quit the program or 
restart the system.  Choose to restart the system.  (Make sure that the flash
disk has been removed).

Step 6
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Your system has now been flashed with the new eSupport BIOS upgrade.  You
should see the new BIOS version displayed on the screen during bootup. Press
the Delete key to setup your BIOS again if necessary.

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Un-Install Instructions
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Step 1
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Shut down the system, and then insert eSupport BIOS Flash Upgrade Disk.

Step 2
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Reboot the system.

Step 3
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The system will tell you that this disk has already been used to upgrade
your BIOS.  Simply type "bflash original.bin" and answer "no" to save
the BIOS and "yes" to program the BIOS.

Step 4
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When the flash is finished, it will ask you to restart or quit.  Remove the
diskette from the drive and restart your computer.

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How To Update Drivers Manually

After your driver has been downloaded, follow these simple steps to install it.

  • Expand the archive file (if the download file is in zip or rar format).

  • If the expanded file has an .exe extension, double click it and follow the installation instructions.

  • Otherwise, open Device Manager by right-clicking the Start menu and selecting Device Manager.

  • Find the device and model you want to update in the device list.

  • Double-click on it to open the Properties dialog box.

  • From the Properties dialog box, select the Driver tab.

  • Click the Update Driver button, then follow the instructions.

Very important: You must reboot your system to ensure that any driver updates have taken effect.

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