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Hey, I have two Ethernet Cards flying round here. Both of them have a Socket for a ROM Chip (one with EPROM Socket, the other one PLCC Socket).

Whats the Purpose of those? Can I use it to reconfigure another BIOS?

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It's used to hold a boot ROM, with a RPL, PXE, or some other similar code image for the card.

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does the bios i plug onto that card has to be of the same type of bios thats on the mainboard, or is this a special configuration? – Baarn Feb 26 '11 at 3:54
No, it's specific to the CPU family and the NIC itself. – Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Feb 26 '11 at 4:59

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