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Old 01-28-2014, 01:56 PM   #1
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Question What bios chips are you using?

I just picked up a GQ-4X for some laptop bios dumps + mods just for fun and I'm wondering what you guys are using for your chips (manufacturer/size). I'm going to place an order for some blank chips but need some help on what I should get as a first order. I'm wanting to play/dump anything that was released in 2004+. Laptops mostly but I'm interested in playing with desktop boards as well.

For laptop chips, I have bookmarked some SST25VF chips but I'm seeing a lot of variation of flash size (080B,016B, etc) and actual chip size (~5.15-5.4mm, etc) on the SOIC-8. I also need to pick up a few adapters to go with this programmer depending on what chips I get.

Obviously its up to the manufacturer to decide what chips they use on their boards, but are there certain chip specs (physical size, flash size) that are used more often than others that I should stock up on more? What are your thoughts about the different manufacturer versions of the same chip specs? Any favorites and why? Thanks!
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Old 01-28-2014, 09:44 PM   #2
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Default Re: What bios chips are you using?

I'd like to know what you need blank chips for (they're EEPROMs, after all).
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Old 01-29-2014, 11:05 AM   #3
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Default Re: What bios chips are you using?

Different projects, maybe switchable dual-boot bios and other things.

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