At this moment, I don't have the exact name of the motherboard handy. As I recall, it is an Asus with Pentium4 processor which came installed in an HP Pavilion 740N desktop (circa late 2002). The Award BIOS Vs. 3.05 also came installed with that motherboard.
When I can get to it, I'll check the MB description more closely but I don't recall there being much more that what I've already said.
HP Tech Support seemed uncertain when I asked about the BIOS in my desktop but ended saying that hardware (unqualified) in my model would not support 160GB HDD. So I'm going to settle for 120GB & call it a day. Thanks for your help.