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#35590 by mischki
Sun Dec 18, 2005 7:39 pm
I'm working on a friend's old PC - PIII Slot 1 500 Mhz. I've replaced the power supply, added a stick of memory (total 192 now), and replaced the hard drive. Now running Win XP.

Would like to flash the BIOS, but I can't find the correct version anywhere. I've searched google, wim's list, and the boards, and the OEM website is no longer available.

Here's what I know:

Award Modular BIOS v4.51PG
Award ID String: 09/15/1999-693A-596B-W97-2A6LGG5AC-00
Bios ver: 1.02 (#21051)
OEM: GVC
URL www.gvc.com.tw (DEAD LINK!)
Chipset: 693A-596B-W97 //VIA Apollo Pro Plus (692/596)

I've seen some that come close - but I know that close can be dangerous when it comes to BIOS...

I've flashed BIOS before on other boards, but do not consider myself an expert in any way, shape or form. So any tips you might have will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance...

Mischki