BIOS Questions that don't belong in the other forums. Read them!
Mon Jun 03, 2002 2:00 pm
Hi everyone - this is my first post. I am having a bit of bother with a board that I had given to me. It's an ECS Mainboard K7VZA motherboard (Revision 1.0). The board works fine but it will only go to 112mhz FSB. I have an Athlon 1400 to put into it so I need to increase this to 133mhz FSB. I guess I need to flash the bios so I downloaded the AWB816 flash utility file, and the VZ12E file from the ECS site that is for my motherboard (supposedly). I extracted the file to make it a .bin file and then restarted the PC with a win98 boot disk. I ran the bios utility and then the flah (.bin) file. After I saved my old BIOS it says "THE PROGRAM FILE'S PART NUMBER DOES NOT MATCH WITH YOUR SYSTEM".

Any ideas? I have some string id's and that is even stranger...on the top of the screen during the post is AK12S013 and at the bottom is 8363-686-ak12c-00. These numbers would suggest an Advantech board and another chip on the board tells me it is a VIA8353 (KT-133) chipset.

Am I doing something wrong or where can I get the working file? Any help would be greatly appreciated as this is the first BIOS I have flashed!