AWARD BIOS IDs - what the "C" means

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fzabkar
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Mon Jun 09, 2008 2:15 am

According to this DTK page ...

http://www.dtk.com.tw/download/bios.html

... the "C" after the chipset ID in an Award BIOS ID string "is the acronym of Copyright".

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01/09/96-I430VX-2A59GG39C-00

BIOS ID is "2A59GG39". The end of "C" is the acronym of "Copyright".

<end quote>

Maybe the following statement should be amended or clarified to reflect the above:

http://www.wimsbios.com/awardnumbers.jsp

... "the C-00 at the end doesn't mean much".
edwin
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Mon Jun 09, 2008 6:22 am

Why would server boards have a B there then? I can't imagine they are not copyrighted. I think this is just to reduce the calls and emails about it.
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