README Driver File Contents (AWDFLASH.zip)

AWARD Bios-Update HOT-553 Mainboard
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We are not liable for any damages caused by the bios-update.


Attention - read carefully!!!!
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Instructions for Bios-Update to version 0A:
1) Do not update bios, if EPROM is manufactured by Intel.
   You can recognize the typ of flash eprom by removing
   the AWARD-label from the eprom. If it's an intel typ,
   then it is signed with "i". In this case the boot block
   is write-protected.

   Flash EPROM = Intel (i) -> Bios Version: 553WUQ07 suggested
   Flash EPROM = MX, SST, Winbond,... -> no problem

2) Programming voltage for Flash-EPROM depends on manufacturer:
   12V -> Jumper 9 Pin 2-3 closed (MX and Intel)
   5V  -> Jumper 9 Pin 1-2 closed
3) Make sure that Password-setting is disabled in Bios-Setup.
4) Start DOS, but without any memory manager (e.g. EMM386.EXE)
5) Start program by entering:    AFLH52B <Bios-Filename>

   The <Bios-Filename> depends on the I/O-Chip (U3) of the
   onboard-controller

          553WUQ0B.BIN   UMC-I/O-Chip 
          553WSQ0A.BIN   SMC-I/O-Chip

   Make bios update with any ISA-VGA-Card,
   if old Bios-Version makes trouble with PnP.
6) After programming flash EPROM switch off system for a short time.
7) Load Bios-Default setting.


Version 05
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This version can also used with Intel-Chip-Flash-EPROM
in order to update an older bios version.


Version 07
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Bug Fixes
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Problems with Matrox Mystic PCI-VGA-cards
HDD-Power-down affects one IDE-HDD only!

New feature:
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Boot from CDROM
Intel Pentium MMX 200 MHz is recognized from bios now.


Version 0A
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AMD PR166 is supported
AMD K6 support is supported

Version 0B
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"LS-120" 120MB Floppy drive is supported


Voltage Regulator Module (VRM)
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VRM is needed for following CPUs:
- Dual Voltage type (Intel MMX, Cyrix/IBM 6x86L, AMD K6)
- Cyrix/IBM 6x86 P150+/P166+

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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.

For more help, visit our Driver Support section for step-by-step videos on how to install drivers for every file type.

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