esupport shadow-k8 biosHey Gang,
I'm going on 1 year with my m6809. When i first got it I installed SP2 but my OpenGL Graphics would freeze in my CAD program so I rolled back to SP1 and have been hesitant to upgrade to sp2 due to this problem.
Last week i had to do an xp home to xp pro upgrade (to get on a client's server) and this got me thinking about updating the bios and going for the sp2 upgrade. I've been researching the forums on bios upgrades and also had the kind folks at esupport.com offer to sell me the latest shadow-k8 bios for $60.
Would this spendy upgrade be the same as that for the m6805 on the emachine website?
Also, has anyone else experienced and/or fixed a sp2 /opengl freeze by updating the bios? (either acpi or DEP issues?)
Will I see any performance gains with new bios & sp2?
ps - on friday the 13th my system had an overheat shut down (first time for this). I installed latest amd drivers and speedswitch xp and things seem fine for now - any thoughts?
pps - does motherboard monitor support the m68xx series? It doesn't seem to but i get a little confused as to who actually makes the motherboard on the arima boxes....
Thanks in advance for the info.