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argh
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Hello everyone,

I have a totem TM-BXAT370 ver 1.0 socket 370(sticker on isa slot says TM-BXATVA370), that will not post or beep and no award boot block. Totem does not seem to support this board at their website and I cannot find a bios anywhere. It looks identical to the TM-VA370AT but the bios will not work. It does boot off of the TM-BXATVA P2 bios but don't know if it will work in the long run. Can anyone help me find a bios file or should I just try the P2 bios? Any help would be appreciated.

TIA,

argh
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What chips does your board have? Is there a Winbond chip on the board or an ITE one?

It is possible they are using the same bios for an AT and an ATX model of this board.
argh
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Hi Edwin, thanks for your reply.

There is a Windbond W83977TF-AW chip. The chipset is VIA. One has a heat sink so I can't get the number and the other is a VT82C596. The BIOS chip is a SST. I loaded Windows and it seems to be running o.k. even though the BIOS is for a slot 1 board. I've only ran it for a short time though.
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It should. The bios is for the same chipset and the same I/O chip. It looks to me they are using the same bios for both the AT and the ATX variant of the board.

2A6LGTJB: Totem TM-BXATVA or TM-VA370AT

info taken from wimsbios main page, manufacturers links, T, totem
argh
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The bxatva bios works so far even though it supports 3 dimm and my board has only 2. I did manage to get the va370at bios to work (it looks identical to my board) but Windows keeps locking up while it is loading. I guess I'll use the bxatva bios for now as the 3rd dimm support doesn't seem to affect it.

Thanks for your help

argh
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