johnderby wrote:Some of the folk there seem to think the Amilo A 1630 is in fact a rebranded Uniwill and that is where I got the idea of getting the BIOS upgrade. The Vista seems to have locked the processor down to 800mhz which is what I am trying to resolve.
Amilo A1630, D1840 and D1845 are notebooks made by Uniwill for Fujitsu, thats correct. But atleast the D1845 has no similar model under Uniwill brand.
Looks like there is some people in the Laptopshowcase forum, who have managed to update the A1630 with the Uniwill bios. Looks like it's working too! Nice to see also that there is people crazy enough to take the risk and test!
I think it's some what safe for you to go for it too, but remember that if something goes wrong, there is no way back. The notebook becomes a paperweight.
I updated my D1845 with the FSC bios CD once and it worked fine (an FSC bios not Uniwill!)
If I wanted to update to the Uniwill bios (which I don't!), I would do as follows:
1. Make a bootable CD with some CD burning software (in my case NERO).
2. Burn the unzipped Uniwill bios files on it.
3. Start the notebook with the CD.
4. On the CD prompt type: "f82745 258ka5.105"
5. Pray God that everything works.
6. If the notebook starts again, go to bios and load default settings.
7. Pray the God again.
Don't blame me, if it doesn't work then!!! It's completely at your own risk!
Amilo D1845 - Hitachi Travelstar 160GB 5400rpm, 2x Kingston KVR400X64SC3A/1G. (Yes it supports 2GB of DDR400!)
Asus F3Ja - Hitachi Travelstar 250GB 5400rpm, 2x Kingston KVR667D2S5/1G.