#8386 by Splitster
Sun Sep 22, 2002 5:56 am


:?:

I've got a ton of info on the motherboard and
BIOS for my Acer Extensa 501T notebook:

Processor: Pentium
Clock rate: 266.6 MHz
Instr. sets: MMX
Chipset: ALi Aladdin 4 PCI Chipset
Memory: 128MB SDRAM
32-Bit-PCI-BIOS: Revision:0
ACER-BIOS: 17.12.98
Board ID: ACR79000-M12
BIOS Date/Version: 981217-R01-A5n-EN

Here's the info from the Registry (WIN98SE):

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Enum\Root\*PNP0C01\0000]
"InfName"="MACHINE.INF"
"DeviceDesc"="System board"
"Class"="System"
"HardwareID"="*PNP0C01"
"DetFunc"="*:DETECTSYSTEM"
"NoSetupUI"="1"
"DetFlags"=hex:00,00,00,00
"VerifyKey"=hex:53,59,53,42
"CPU"="Pentium"
"ConvMem"=hex:00,00,0a,00
"ExtMem"=hex:00,00,f0,03
"MachineType"="IBM PC/AT"
"Model"=hex:fc
"Submodel"=hex:01
"Revision"=hex:00
"ComputerName"="Acer"
"BIOSName"="Acer"
"BIOSVersion"="ACR79P54C 415V3.0"
"BIOSDate"="01/01/97"
"BusType"="ISA"
"Capabilities"=hex:14,00,00,00
"ClassGUID"="{4d36e97d-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}"
"Driver"="System\\0020"
"Mfg"="(Standard system devices)"
"ConfigFlags"=hex:00,00,00,00

Finally, here is some more info generated by
the BIOS Wizard utility:

BIOS Manufacturer: Acer
BIOS ID: ACR79000-M12-981217-R01-A5n-EN
BIOS Date: 01/01/97
BIOS ROM Size: 256K
Chipset: ALi M1531 rev 179
Super I/O Chip: NSC 338 rev 2 found at port 2Eh

I've got a small mountain of apps (Dr. Hardware, etc.)
that tells you everything you might possibly want to
know about your computer.

So, my question is, where do I download a flash upgrade
for this Acer notebook? As far as I tell, there is
nothing listed in the support/download section of the
Acer website.

Thanks for any assistance about this very complex
subject!

(By the way, I've flashed upgraded a couple dozen
Desktop's. Never had any problems, thank heavens!!)

Splitster