K7VZA Revision 1.0 - How and where!!!

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SOOPASIMON
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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!
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AK12 is Shuttle board http://www.spacewalker.com/english/main ... ?number=91
05/03/2001-8363-686-AK12C-00
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AK12 is a K7VZA Rev 1.x OEM
AK12A is a K7VZA Rev 3.x OEM

Better use Spacewalker Bios but ECS ones may work.

P.S. : The K7VZA R1.x or AK12 is built of the VIA KT-133 Chipset which is official a FSB 100 Chipset - only the later 3.x revision uses KT-133A capable of running FSB133 .
th
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Just to complete things:
The K7VZA actually is the PCChips M807 .... :D

http://www.pcchips.uk.com/M807.html

As DennisS said, you need the black PCB 3.0 for 133MHz.
The golden PCB 1.0 only up to 100MHz + a few extra MHz.

Bye
Thomas
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IOW, Shuttle is OEMing PcChips boards now? OK, added to list of mfgrs I won't buy boards from.
edwin/evasive

Do not assume anything

System error, strike any user to continue...
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Ok edwin, add ASUS to your list as well.....


Bye
Thomas
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th wrote:Ok edwin, add ASUS to your list as well.....
WHAT?

Link please?
Flash your BIOS at your own risk.
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At least the PCChips ATX Form-Card is the same as used/sold by ASUS (AFAIK).
So we have a relationship there.

Bye
Thomas
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