QDI P5I430HX-T2 Frontier Resources
QDI seems to have officially stopped supporting the P5I430HX-T2 "Frontier I" on their master web site. Some information documents used to be available at QDI Canada until Q1 2000. I've managed to grab what I could before it got removed. This information is for advanced users only and is for educational purposes. Do what you want with it, but I cannot be held responsible if you screw up your board.
The P5I430HX-T2 uses the
HX chipset which has been known to be very good at its time. It can be
used with most Pentium, 6x86 and K5 systems manufactured prior to 1997.
It also supports some additionnal features not found on other clones manufactured
back then in 1996 such as many modes for the parallel port and a USB port.
Don't ask me if it works though, I haven't tried it.
These BIOS upgrades come with their own award flasher. Personnaly, I recommend using version 1.4 as 1.5 has an annoying bug. Use 1.5 only if you really need it. Download and use at your own risk!
flashing the 1.5 BIOS, the hard disk LED is always turned on!
A: This is a bug in the 1.5 code. I haven't found any way to get rid of this, so I've flashed back to 1.4 as this was quite annoying. Only use 1.5 if you really need it.
Technologies - They acquired Award last year. Their "technical reference"
section doesn't have a lot of advanced information.
Wim's BIOS page - Lots of information. The details on how to recover a corrupt flash ROM are especially useful.
QDI BIOS Support FAQ - Still applies to the Frontier I.
alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.qdi - Official QDI newsgroup.
Generic Award 4.51 CMOS setup manual
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