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Hi Folks,

I would like to put in a request for a CPU support BIOS mod for the Compaq Presario r3000z. This is a laptop introduced around 2004, which used AMD Socket 754 CPUs with the nVidia nForce3 Go150 chipset. The 3000z had a very limited range of supported CPUs:
  • XP-M 3000+ (DTR 1.6GHz 256K in the Presario r3120 model)
  • Athlon 64 3200+ (DTR 2.0GHz, 512K in the Presario rR3140 model)
  • Athlon 64 3400+ (DTR 2.2GHz, 512K in the CTO model)

The Donor BIOS is an ASUS A4D, which uses the same nForce3 Go150 chipset. It supposedly supports the following:
  • AMD Mobile Athlon 64 Processor 3000+/ 3200+ /3400+/3700+
  • AMD Mobile Sempron 3000+/3100+/3300+

Original Compaq BIOS (sp30397):
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadIndex?softwareitem=ob-31250-1&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&os=228&product=425558&sw_lang=

Donor ASUS BIOS (A4D0206AS):
http://www.asus.com/Notebooks/Versatile_.../#download


I don't know the manufacturer of the ASUS BIOS while the Compaq BIOS is from Phoenix. Thanks to anyone who can help with this!

Edit: Additional potential donor BIOS - Acer Aspire 1510 (Also uses nForce Go150). More recent than ASUS bios, but can't seem to find supported CPU list:
http://global-download.acer.com/GDFiles/BIOS/BIOS/BIOS_3A33.zip?acerid=633643257947588292&Step1=Notebook&Step2=Aspire&Step3=Aspire%201510&OS=X01&LC=en&BC=Acer&SC=EMEA_27
(01-24-2012, 09:57 PM)Guppy Wrote: [ -> ]Hi Folks,

I would like to put in a request for a CPU support BIOS mod for the Compaq Presario r3000z. This is a laptop introduced around 2004, which used AMD Socket 754 CPUs with the nVidia nForce3 Go150 chipset. The 3000z had a very limited range of supported CPUs:
  • XP-M 3000+ (DTR 1.6GHz 256K in the Presario r3120 model)
  • Athlon 64 3200+ (DTR 2.0GHz, 512K in the Presario rR3140 model)
  • Athlon 64 3400+ (DTR 2.2GHz, 512K in the CTO model)

The Donor BIOS is an ASUS A4D, which uses the same nForce3 Go150 chipset. It supposedly supports the following:
  • AMD Mobile Athlon 64 Processor 3000+/ 3200+ /3400+/3700+
  • AMD Mobile Sempron 3000+/3100+/3300+

Original Compaq BIOS (sp30397):
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadIndex?softwareitem=ob-31250-1&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&os=228&product=425558&sw_lang=

Donor ASUS BIOS (A4D0206AS):
http://www.asus.com/Notebooks/Versatile_.../#download

I don't know the manufacturer of the ASUS BIOS while the Compaq BIOS is from Phoenix. Thanks to anyone who can help with this!

Edit: Additional potential donor BIOS - Acer Aspire 1510 (Also uses nForce Go150). More recent than ASUS bios, but can't seem to find supported CPU list:
http://global-download.acer.com/GDFiles/BIOS/BIOS/BIOS_3A33.zip?acerid=633643257947588292&Step1=Notebook&Step2=Aspire&Step3=Aspire%201510&OS=X01&LC=en&BC=Acer&SC=EMEA_27
Both your donor BIOSes seems not to be Phoenix Sad

(BTW, I can't mod a bios, but I can check if a bios is Phoenix)

EDIT: i was wrong! you can open the acer aspire bios with Phoenix BIOS editor
(01-29-2012, 11:07 AM)toettoetdaan Wrote: [ -> ]EDIT: i was wrong! you can open the acer aspire bios with Phoenix BIOS editor

Oh, that's good at least.

One problem though is that I still don't even know if the Acer BIOS has a better CPU support list or not (since I can't find any docs for it any longer). What I do know though, is that it was updated much more often and more recently (.WPH file dated 24Nov2005) than the original BIOS, and that Taiwan vendors seem to be somewhat better at doing CPU support updates than US companies like Compaq. So I figured maybe it was worth a shot?