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Post Wed Feb 01, 2006 3:08 pm
Noel Master Flasher
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Post Wed Feb 01, 2006 3:08 pm
Noel Master Flasher

Posts: 174
Location: Philippines

I need help on where I can download the latest/stable bios file of SAPPHIRE PA31AL with has a current bios file of A107. Im having a hard time looking for english sites where I can download the latest/stable bios file. :(

I really need help. Thank you in advance. PA31AL is a socket 478/ 2 DDR slots/built-in audio/video/lan.


Post Wed Feb 01, 2006 4:06 pm
KURIAKI Moderator

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Location: Cancun, Mexico
Run BIOS Agent and post back your results:
http://www.unicore.com/biosagent/index.cfm
Sapphire boards are OEM PC Partner motherboards, so it's possible to find a matching model, maybe P4M266AMS4-A31AL.
More than 100,000 BIOS strings in my database just now!
http:/ /www.kuriaki.has.it/
http:/ /www.supportbios.info
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Post Thu Feb 02, 2006 9:20 am
Noel Master Flasher

Posts: 174
Location: Philippines

OK. Thnkx but it seems the bios is corrupted. :(

Post Sun Feb 19, 2006 6:29 am
zonxar Master Flasher

Posts: 197
Location: Airdrie, Alberta, Canada
I think the best you can hope for is to email their customer support since they no longer have support for older boards on their site:

http://www.sapphiretech.com/en/

:)

Post Sun Feb 19, 2006 4:12 pm
Noel Master Flasher

Posts: 174
Location: Philippines

@ zonxar:

thank you very much. :)
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Post Sun Feb 19, 2006 10:29 pm
zonxar Master Flasher

Posts: 197
Location: Airdrie, Alberta, Canada
Any other markings on the board, such as:

100Y13AA
200Y13AA
010Y13AA

As KURIAKI says, some are OEM PcPartner boards, so you may have some luck with the PcPartner BIOS since the board isn't working anyway. There are 22 different BIOSes listed for the A31A...

Post Sun Feb 26, 2006 7:31 am
Ritchie BIOS Guru

Posts: 761
If you can boot the machine to a display, write down the BIOS String at the bottom of the BIOS POST display and then report that string here. This may help identify the board more closely.

Post Sun Jul 29, 2007 1:35 am
Noel Master Flasher

Posts: 174
Location: Philippines

I cant let it display. This PA31AL motherboard is very much like this one:

Image

with link: http://www.dbnawa.co.kr/v7/view.htm?seq ... made_co=83

Pls enlighten me where to get the correct bios file. Many thnx.
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Post Sun Jul 29, 2007 1:40 am
Noel Master Flasher

Posts: 174
Location: Philippines

zonxar wrote:
Any other markings on the board, such as:

100Y13AA
200Y13AA
010Y13AA

As KURIAKI says, some are OEM PcPartner boards, so you may have some luck with the PcPartner BIOS since the board isn't working anyway. There are 22 different BIOSes listed for the A31A...


No i cant locate the said markings that you asked. :(
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Post Thu Aug 02, 2007 3:00 pm
edwin The Hardware Archivist

Posts: 5973
Location: Netherlands

P4M266AMS4-A31A

Manual:
http://www.pcpartner.com/support/man/via/pa31.pdf

BIOS:
http://www.pcpartner.com/support/bios_zip/pa31ma.zip

Please identify the exact hardware chipset stepping of the P4M266A (North Bridge BGA Chip), the PCB version, Clock Gen IC type, before picking the target BIOS file for use.


The PCB version is 100Y13AA, 200Y13AA or 010Y13AA (-01,-02,-10 in the .txt file) it HAS to be on the top surface somewhere. If you have a 010Y13AA the clock generator is either RTM360-516 or RTM360-519 and the stepping of the northbridge chip is CE instead of CC/CD as used on the 100Y13AA, 200Y13AA boards.

This means you have to thoroughly inspect your board for any info. Let us know how things work out.
edwin/evasive

Do not assume anything

System error, strike any user to continue...

Post Thu Aug 02, 2007 3:56 pm
Noel Master Flasher

Posts: 174
Location: Philippines

OK many thanks for the infos and links. Will work on it very soon. Will post results.
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Post Sat Aug 04, 2007 2:25 am
Noel Master Flasher

Posts: 174
Location: Philippines

I have some additional infos:

1.) Clock gen IC is RTM360-516R and Super I/O is VT1211
2.) Southbridge is VT8235 (Northbridge is covered with heatsink)
3.) Third PCI slot has sticker PA31L A107
4.) Other stickers: 00012E0A6422, 9FA31662225T and P29-101-15A9
5.) 010Y13AA
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Post Fri Dec 21, 2007 2:03 pm
Noel Master Flasher

Posts: 174
Location: Philippines

More infos:

BIOS-V-2M (2K040518B)

Bios signature: 05/18/2004-P4M266/A-823X-6A6LWPR0C-00
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Post Fri Dec 21, 2007 5:21 pm
Noel Master Flasher

Posts: 174
Location: Philippines

many thnx for the help
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