[conspire] bringing , dragon board iff

Daniel Gimpelevich daniel at gimpelevich.san-francisco.ca.us
Thu Jun 9 04:03:27 PDT 2005

On Wed, 08 Jun 2005 20:26:40 -0700, bruce coston wrote:

> will bring my dragon board only if somebody else is
> bringing a socket a cpu and another appropriate board
> for 2 bios chip monte , preferably Daniel would
> perform the trick as I know he can pull off that
> dangerous trick again.

Anybody got a spare Socket-A CPU for this task? Can't be just any
Socket-A CPU, either. Details below.

Looking back through old messages, I'm now confused as to whether you have
the SY-K7V Dragon (with the VIA KT266 chipset), or the SY-K7V Dragon Plus!
(with the VIA KT266A chipset). Both can support a Duron up to 1.3GHz or a
ThunderBird up to 1.4GHz, but support for the XP/Palomino (Model 6) is
listed as "1700+" for the KT266 board and "2100+" for the KT266A board.
Neither board can support any form of XP/Thouroughbred (Model 8),
XP/Barton, Sempron, or AMD64. Duron FSB must be 200MHz; for others, either
200MHz or 266Mhz.

One can see a side-by-side of the two boards by clicking the following:
(will not be clickable in Yahoo Mail)
For a clickable link of the above, look at the archive of this very

It appears I was wrong about the Soyo website not having a BIOS changelog.
They do, and for the KT266 board, you definitely want the last version:
For the KT266A board, you have a choice. Version 2BA9 says that it's only
for the Duron AppleBred, but it also says that it includes all previous
updates. I would try 2BA9 anyway, since you could always go back to 2BA7.
Both versions require manually clearing the CMOS after flashing. Downloads:

You have to have a bootable floppy ready (Win98SE preferred) to receive
the .bin file and .exe file extracted from the download. Flashing

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