Help finding right bios

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Joe A.

I have a pcchips m817lmr 1.0 m/b with the ali magic 1647 chipset. This board does not have the ali magic 1645 chipset that the other generic boards like it have (amptron k7-817 etc). I have been to the pcchips web site and the new bios they have listed for the m817lmr (020208s.rom) seems to be the wrong file size. Keep getting error message, and it will not flash. Does anyone know where I might find the right bios update, so that I can use a bigger hd and anthon xp processor.
Thanks Joe
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Interesting. On the main page of PcWare:
http://www.pcware.com/english/home.htm

this board is listed with the 1647, but if you go to the product page it says 1645 again. weird.

What is your complete exact bios ID string that shows up in the lower left corner if you start up the board?
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The bios id string is 62-0709-001437-00101111--071595-a647a535
Any suggestions ?
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Run CTBIOS and post results.
Flash your BIOS at your own risk.
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The M817LMR at pcchips is listed with the M1647 chipset.

I've looked in the 020208S.rom at pcchips (which is for the M817LMR) with a hex viewer, it has ELITEGROUP in there somewhere.

The only Socket462 board with ALI chipset at ECS has got an M1645 chipset, yet the bios file is called 020208.rom. I don't know what to make of this. Something screwy going on. What else is new...
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maustreiber microsoft compatible
version 08.02
mouse type ps/2-mouse auf irq12
bus isa/pci
hauptspeicher 640 kb, davon verfugbau : 640 kb
extended memory 65535 kb
bios date 07/09/01
pci-bios gefunden version 02.10
configurations-mech 1
special-cycle-mech 0
pci-bus 2
32-bit-pci-bios rev:0
ami-bios found version 07.09, date 15.07.95
processor p6
bios reference number :00
oem id 1437=hsing tech enterprise co
url pcchips.com
chipset a647a535
mouse via keybd ctrl no
takt-umschaltung no
cache-umschaltung no
bios modified flag 0
int-13h bios extension :ja, version:1.x, fknt 41..48 unterstutzt
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Hm, that didn't help. Try running bios agent and post results.
Flash your BIOS at your own risk.
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bios id-------unknown
bios date----07/09/01
bios signon--62-0709-001437-00101111-071595-a647a535
super I/O----blank
chipset-------ali m1647 rev 4
OEM signon--blank
Just want to say thanks to the moderators for there time in trying to solve this one.
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I found evidence of an ECS K7AMA with the same chipset confusion as you. The board is listed as an Ali 1645 chipset on the ECS.tw page, but on this page, it's listed as a M1647 North Bridge, M1535D+ South Bridge. This would correspond to the last code in the BIOS id string.

http://www.bluesmoke.net/viewArticle.cgi?id=r23

Could just be a newer PCB. I'd email bluesmoke and ask if they know the circumstances.

#^$% PcChips. Safest bet is for you to order a new pre-flashed BIOS chip. However, the K7AMA doesn't show BIOS revisions for anything other than v1.X. Get the latest BIOS, and I think a program called AMIBCP will let you look at the bios id string in the new bios.

http://rainbow.host.sk/myfiles/amibcp75103.zip
Flash your BIOS at your own risk.
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