another quick question.. does the motherboard have to be screwed in to ground properly or something. I haven't been screwing it in cause i've been testing it first..
Chipping a v1.0 using the pin header install is actually very easy, reliable and fast. The only tough part is to clean solder off the LPC holes. Use a soldering iron to heat the LPC holes from the back side and a solder sucker (vacuum) to suck the solder from the top side. Once you get the hang of it, the process is actually quite easy. You only need clean LPC holes at locations pin 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11.
Don't use the wire install for v1.0 because it is not so reliabe and time consuming as well.
I have never tried DuoX 2 in v1.0. But I have experience that some DuoX 2 will not boot in v1.1. If one DuoX 2 can't boot in v1.1, I will swap to a different DuoX 2, it will usually work. I never doubt my soldering skill.
I find that Aladdin XT works very well in v1.0-1.4 (never see a v1.5 before), so I use the cheap Aladdin XT clones for v1.0-1.4 exclusively. I use DuoX 2 mainly in v1.6a/b because the Aladdin XT is a hit and miss in v1.6.
Edited by ckh2004, 16 March 2005 - 01:11 AM.