Originally Posted by Frogger
yes you will replace with the intel bios !! you should make SURE that the hp MB is the EXact mb that the bios is written for. you should be able to work with with hp bios if it,s a clone intel
try opening up the hp bio see if there's any thing to unlock
the mobo was made for HP by ASUS but intel has a mobo just like the ASUS non OEM board, but all 3 boards look identical sept for the HP mobo has a few things layed out different its a flavor of the HP/ASUS P4SD mobo.
i have extracted the BIOS from the download from HP for my motherboard but itk wont open it. i dont know what program to use to open the HP bios.
i know that the bios chip on the mobo is a Winbond W39V040FAP and its 512K × 8. the Super I/O is a SMsC LPC47B387-NC. i did try and search for a non OEM mobo that had the same super I/O and bios chip that i could use its bios to flash to but i came up empty, i know that the P4SD LA (yale) could be flashed with a bios from the ASUS P4G800-V, but my mobo dont have the same super I/O so i didnt even try.
i did use Thaiphoon over SPDtool because a few things didnt look right. but SPDtool has so many settings over Thaiphoon. Like in SPDTool it shows number of dimm ranks as 3 when it should be 2 and a few other things.
but i still want to unlock my bios so i could set the memory timings and voltage and other things in the bios.