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HP MCP61PM-HM (Nettle3) 5.17 With Unlocked Overclocking Options
OK, flashrom on Ubuntu installed, tried to run it, with no luck. Can you post the exact instructions? Chip was recognized, reading was possible but no writing.
Maybe --mainboard switch is the thing (haven`t tried that yet) ?
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topicarticwolf did the actual flash himself, so I will need to PM him to get the exact instructions, I never fully got them myself. Can you post a screenshot of what everything looks like?

Thanks,
TheWiz
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This is what the output from flashrom looked like:

j@j-desktop:~$ sudo flashrom -w 61M28C16.ROM
flashrom v0.9.3-r1282 on Linux 2.6.38-7-generic (x86_64), built with libpci 3.1.7, GCC 4.5.2, little endian
flashrom is free software, get the source code at http://www.flashrom.org

Calibrating delay loop... OK.
No coreboot table found.
Found ITE Super I/O, ID 0x8726.
Found chipset "NVIDIA MCP61", enabling flash write... This chipset is not really supported yet. Guesswork...
SPI on this chipset is WIP. Write is unsupported!
Mapping NVIDIA MCP6x SPI at 0xfec80000, unaligned size 0x544.
Please send the output of "flashrom -V" to flashrom@flashrom.org with
your board name: flashrom -V as the subject to help us finish support for your
chipset. Thanks.
OK.
This chipset supports the following protocols: SPI.
Found chip "Winbond W25x80" (1024 KB, SPI) at physical address 0xfff00000.
Write/erase is not working yet on your programmer in its current configuration.
Aborting.
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I flashed my HP 6700y (MCP61PM-HM Nettle3 2.2) with this bios and I thought I had bricked it, now I'm trying to flash back to the original HP bios however the machine I'm using to flash is an AMI machine, so I boot it and hotswap the bios's but then none of the tools seem to flash, please help?

I cannot find a way to force these to flash and uniflash has no idea what chipset it is, and I've looked up the bios part number but it does not match anything in uniflash -CHIPSET

Ok somehow I got one of the SLIC (?) BIOS's to take by flashing it on another computer, however now I get a PCI IRQ Routing Table error on startup and my PCI card does not work???

Other than that it seems this bios added the nvidia raid option, but it doesnt look like many over clocking options are there (DRAM ones but not CPU).

But I still cannot downgrade my bios to the original HP one to restore the PCI functionality Sad

The HP BIOS update uses winflash and it reports "Onboard BIOS is not Award BIOS!".. ugh and none of the dos flashers will flash if I execute the HP BIOS update in windows, then go to the temp folder and grab the bios bin file. They all say they cant verify it and any attempt I've tried to force it does not work.

I need suggestions.. I either need

1) New BIOS chip with the original (latest) HP 5.29 BIOS
2) A fix for my current BIOS to fix the PCI error
3) A way to force to flash the BIOS chip

Suggestions?
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Ok some more information.

My BIOS used to be an Award BIOS (HP Version 5.29) for this motherboard. And now somehow I flashed it to an AMI BIOS.... so now the original 5.29 wont install because its looking for an existing Award BIOS.

Can I edit my BIOS string somehow, or the BIOS flash ROM file so it detects my motherboard correctly to force this flash... more importantly does anyone even patrol this forum anymore? Sad
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*Notice* The new BIOS did not brick his motherboard, he is recovering with our new BIOS from a bricked state. The new BIOS still works perfectly, with some reported PCI or firewire issues.

Thanks,
TheWiz
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Loki-XP has it working!! He will be posting the instructions for flashrom programming to get this working.

Stay tuned,
TheWiz
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Yes the I give the good people at flashrom.org monster props for helping me. Most of these freeware sites have some kind of support system, and me being an IRC guy myself went to their IRC channel and actually recieved wonderful help. I cannot thank them enough. I had cross flashed my Nettle3 board from the Award HP OEM Bios to a custom ECS AMI BIOS and none of the standard windows/dos flash tools would do the trick but the latest version of FlashRom ran from a Linux Live CD saved the day!

I will post a tutorial on how to use flashrom when I get more time!!! Props to #flashrom on irc.freenode.net!

http://www.flashrom.org/Flashrom
Yes the I give the good people at flashrom.org monster props for helping me. Most of these freeware sites have some kind of support system, and me being an IRC guy myself went to their IRC channel and actually recieved wonderful help. I cannot thank them enough. I had cross flashed my Nettle3 board from the Award HP OEM Bios to a custom ECS AMI BIOS and none of the standard windows/dos flash tools would do the trick but the latest version of FlashRom ran from a Linux Live CD saved the day!

I will post a tutorial on how to use flashrom when I get more time!!! Props to #flashrom on irc.freenode.net!

http://www.flashrom.org/Flashrom
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The Wiz, did you get those instructions from topicarticwolf, please?
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(03-26-2011, 04:03 AM)drfr Wrote: The Wiz, did you get those instructions from topicarticwolf, please?

I assume your talking about the flashrom instructions? No.. I just winged it man. Whiz told me about the program so I found the flashrom distribution of linux which is a live cd, downloaded it and tried to enject my rom files into the iso which broke it.. so I instead decided to mount a USB drive with the roms, then I found out the Nettle3 chip isnt supported by the latest verison of that distro.

I had to download the latest verison of flashrom and compile it, then it recognized the chip. Once that was going for me my first flash failed the verficiation process that flashrom performs after flashing, so I flashed a second time and everything came out alright.

Until I get time to post my recommended method of flashing let me share some basics.

1) Live CD of a recent distrubution Linux
2) Latest version of FlashRom (I cannot stress how important it is to have the latest version) (also note you just have to make it, no need to make install)

Quote:$ svn co svn://coreboot.org/flashrom/trunk flashrom
$ cd flashrom
$ make

3) USB drive mounted in read/write mode to read/write ROMS to and also to compile the latest version of flashrom to.

4) Backup your current BIOS with flashrom -r bios.bak

5) Flash BIOS using: flashrom -V -w -f bios.rom

This worked for me, but my BIOS was kind of warped. I went from HP 5.29 (Award) to Custom Nettle3 (AMI, PCI bus not working correctly), and back to HP's 5.29 OEM BIOS.
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