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Post Tue Oct 22, 2002 12:26 pm
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Post Tue Oct 22, 2002 12:26 pm
Denniss BIOS Guru

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How to ID a MSI OEM-Bios :
Usually MSI has W6156MS (Award Bios), A5169MS (AMI Bios) or P9245MS (Phoenix Bios) as Bios OEM message.
W6156VMS indicates a standard MSI-Bios for a MS-6156 with VIA chipset instead of intel chipset - this does not belong to OEM-ID.
The letters MS behind motherboard number represent standard MSI Bios (Retail board).
The letters MJ usually represent a special jumperfree version of a standard mainboard (Retail board).
Some newer retail Boards use MX instead of MS or MJ
I've seen MSI boards from OEM system builders/manufacturers using different ID-letters instead of MS/MJ/MX :


AE = Acer
C1 = Premio PC
C2 = CompuLink Research Inc
C3 = ???, possibly a Bios in simplified chinese language
C4 = ???, possibly a Bios in traditional chinese language
C8 = Compaq
D4 = Idot
E1 = Elonex
E7 = Gateway
E8 = ???
F1 = Fujitsu-Siemens
F2 = Pionex
F3 = Founder Computer
F4 = Fujitsu (old Fujitsu code, now Fujitsu-Siemens)
FA = 4MBO ?
FD = Fountain Technologies Inc, maybe now used by Pionex, too
G1 = Gateway
G2 = Gateway
G3 = Time Computers or Great Wall
H2 = ???
H5 = Hewlett-Packard
HA = Hedy
HB = Hyrican Informationssysteme AG
I1 = Ipex
I5 = Network (Media Markt, Saturn Hansa)
L1 = LG or IBM or LG machines built for IBM
L2 = ???
L8 = Lanix
L9 = Lemel
M2 = Hyrican Informationssysteme AG
M7 = Medion
O1 = Tiny Computers
O2 = Olivetti
O3 = Olidata S.p.A
P2-P7 = Packard Bell and NEC
SE = Seanix
SG = Suma (Korea)
T2 = Tsinghua Tongfang Computer
T9 = TriGem
TH = Phillips
V1 = Viglen
V2 = Vobis


Vobis Bios Support might come from www.maxdata.de as Vobis belongs to Maxdata for some years.
NEC seems to have bought Packard Bell ?
Tiny and Time Computers may have a close relationship,too.
Fujitsu and Fujitsu-Siemens are the same, at least in Europe

MSI Germany says Fujitsu-Siemens and Network allow to use Standard MSI Bios - Vobis , Peacock and Maxdata not .
For other system builders you have to ask their support .
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Post Fri Jan 02, 2004 2:08 pm
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C1 = PremioPC added

Some Links added

Post Sun Jan 04, 2004 9:26 pm
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D4 Idotpc added
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Post Mon Jan 19, 2004 9:40 pm
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4MBO added :
MSI K7N420 Pro
W6373FA V2.0B24 092302 14:32:49
09/23/2002-nForce-420D-6A61AM4AC-00

Post Tue Mar 30, 2004 11:53 pm
edwin The Hardware Archivist

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HP using a medion board obviously:

6340.BIN : 07/06/2001-8363-686A-6A6LMM49C-00
256K ACPI W6340M7 V1.34 070601 14:16:16 HPPAV
edwin/evasive

Do not assume anything

System error, strike any user to continue...

Post Tue Mar 30, 2004 11:55 pm
edwin The Hardware Archivist

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HP code is H5, the Mambo board:

303.BIN : 09/04/2002-nVidia-CRUSH1-6A61AM49C-00
512K ACPI W6367MH5 V3.03 090402 14:18:26
edwin/evasive

Do not assume anything

System error, strike any user to continue...

Post Wed Mar 31, 2004 1:01 am
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THX - any News on the I5 code ?

Post Wed Mar 31, 2004 5:21 pm
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12/02/1999-692-596-W977-2A6LGM4EC-00
W6154VI5 V1.1 082100


I5 = Network (possible - not 100% verified)

Post Sat Apr 10, 2004 9:04 pm
edwin The Hardware Archivist

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http://www.msi-polska.pl/html/support/t ... nboard.htm

I think it's inside one of their barebones according to this...
edwin/evasive

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System error, strike any user to continue...

Post Mon Jul 05, 2004 3:38 am
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Post Wed Nov 17, 2004 3:35 am
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Acer added

W7022IAE R02-A2 051004 17:25:12

Post Mon Nov 29, 2004 7:32 pm
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Pionex MBD-C6SM (MicroStar MS-5146)
W5146F2D V1.9 070297
07/02/97-SiS-5571-2A5IHM49C-00

W5146F2D V2.0 080197
08/01/97-SiS-5571-2A5IHM49C-00

F2/F2D Pionex added with thanks to Kuriaki - www.supportbios.info

Pionex seems to belonge to Quantex/Fountain Computer as it has some files using the FD OEM-code
http://www.epinions.com/cmd-review-2C0C ... F633-prod1

Post Fri Jan 07, 2005 1:54 am
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Added Compaq ( C8 )
http://www.wimsbios.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=6023

BIOS ID: 08/10/2000-692-596-W977-2A6LGM4EC
OEM Sign-On: W6199VC8 V1.6 081000

Post Sun Jan 23, 2005 2:08 pm
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Added P3, P4 and P6 for Packard-Bell/NEC with thanks to Kuriaki.
KURIAKI wrote:
Well, we have three more from Packard Bell: P3, P4 & P6

Nova (MS-6367)
W6367P3 V2.1 071503 CONEXANT
07/15/2003-nVidia-CLUSH1-6A61AM49C-00

Callisto GV (MS-7069)
915P/G Neo2 A7069IP4 V1.1 10/16/04
63-0100-000001-00101111-101604-GrantsD-0AAAA000

Quasar (MS-6786)
W6786VP6 V1.6 042004 10:14:59
04/20/2004-KM400-8235-6A6LYM4BC-00

Post Sat Feb 19, 2005 8:54 pm
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Changed Packard Bell/NEC to P2-P7 again with thanks to KURIAKI

KURIAKI wrote:
Packard Bell Quasar (MS-6786)

W6786VP5 V1.0 062903
06/29/2003-KM400-8235-6A6LYM4BC-00

W6786VP7 V1.3 020204
02/02/2004-KM400-8235-6A6LYM4BC-00

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