New BIOS for Intense PC released - 10-Apr-2013

irads

New BIOS for Intense PC released - 10-Apr-2013

Post by irads »

http://fit-pc.com/wiki/index.php/Intens ... _ROM_files

Major update to new BIOS core version CR_2.2.0.377 X64
AMT/ME firmware update
Video BIOS firmware update to 2158
CPU microcode update
Fixed several USB issues
Fixed issue "Some miniPCIE devices fail when used on the full-length miniPCIE socket"
Added support for headless operation (including AMT & VNCViewer+ -i7)
Added Watchdog functionality (Range 6 to 1022 seconds)

hma
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Re: New BIOS for Intense PC released - 10-Apr-2013

Post by hma »

There's no DOS_IMG.IMG file in the zip for BIOS CR_2.2.0.377 X64, though update instructions say one needs it for writing the image.

irads

Re: New BIOS for Intense PC released - 10-Apr-2013

Post by irads »

Thanks for notifying us.
Missing file added to the archive.

wriff
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Re: New BIOS for Intense PC released - 10-Apr-2013

Post by wriff »

Can You post the MD5 hash or even better, the SHA-256 hash of the BIOS update so I can confirm it is valid after download?

Maybe CompuLab could consider to sign the BIOS updates with a digital signature, so the integrity of the updates can be verified. This will lessen the chance of installing a modified BIOS update, in case of a silent compromise of the web server.

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Re: New BIOS for Intense PC released - 10-Apr-2013

Post by IntensePC_User »

Hello,

I'd like to use the watchdog timer built into this new BIOS. I've enabled the watchdog timer and it certainly works to immediately reboot the machine at a set interval. I'm assuming that there is a companion application that must be run within the OS to make this work correctly. Can you provide information on how to use it with Windows 7 32bit?

The new headless operation is initially working as expected.
Thank you for adding these new features!

Can you provide me with any info on the USB issues that were addressed?

wriff
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Re: New BIOS for Intense PC released - 10-Apr-2013

Post by wriff »

wriff wrote:Can You post the MD5 hash or even better, the SHA-256 hash of the BIOS update so I can confirm it is valid after download?

Maybe CompuLab could consider to sign the BIOS updates with a digital signature, so the integrity of the updates can be verified. This will lessen the chance of installing a modified BIOS update, in case of a silent compromise of the web server.
Any chance of getting a hash of the BIOS update?

irads

Re: New BIOS for Intense PC released - 10-Apr-2013

Post by irads »

MD5 sum (7840859CD49E172D06F2338A6F90292B) added in Wiki
http://fit-pc.com/wiki/index.php/Intens ... _ROM_files

IntensePC_User
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Re: New BIOS for Intense PC released - 10-Apr-2013

Post by IntensePC_User »

Hello again,

Can you please provide information on how to use the watchdog timer from within Windows? Is there a companion service/application? Do I need to write a memory address manually?

Thank you.

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Re: New BIOS for Intense PC released - 10-Apr-2013

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We will provide the Watchdog driver for the Windows during next week.
Leonid Firdman

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Re: New BIOS for Intense PC released - 10-Apr-2013

Post by IntensePC_User »

Wonderful news, i'll be on the lookout for it. Thank you.

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