Help with Gemlight BIOS upgrade...?

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downtimeguy
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Anyone who can help me tackle this BIOS upgrade or has experience with Gemlight and DTK, thanx in advance.
What I have in an older system is a GMB-P55IPS-V0. I'm by no means an expert and the fact that gemlight's official site closed down is no help either. I did learn that DTK and Gemlight are/were cousin companies and that the boards for each are somewhat the same. I got an Award BIOS update from the DTK site for a PAM0055i board which appears to be a match to the GMB-P55IPS-V0 according to other sites like hongfaith.com. Yet hongfaith.com has a list of BIOS upgrades and has separate files for the PAM0055i and GMB-P55IPS-V0. Yet even further, my BIOS id: 2A59FD19C and Winbond I/O chip: 83887 match up the same as the PAM board. If someone can tell for sure if the PAM BIOS update is the best choice for my board, let me know. Much appreciated.
edwin
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You are absolutely right. Conversion table:

http://america.hongfaith.com/Support/biosupdate.htm
GMB-486SG/PKM-0038S

GMB-486SPS/PKM-0033S

GMB-P54SPS/PAM0035S

GMB-P54IPS V0/PAM-0054i E0

GMB-P54IPS V1/PAM-0054i E1

GMB-P54SPV / PAM-0036S

GMB-P55IPS/PAM-0055I

GMB-P56IPS V0/PAM-0056I E0

GMB-P56IPS V1/PAM-0056I E1

GMB-P56IPS V2/PAM-0056I E2

GMB-P56IPA/PAM-0065I

GMB-P56IAX/PAM-0070I

GMB-P56VPS/PAM-0050V

GMB-P56SPC/PAM-0050S

GMB-P57IPS V0/PAM-0057I E0

GMB-P57IPS V1/PAM-0057I E1

GMB-P57IAA/PAM-0075I

GMB-P57SAX V0/PAM-0070S E0

GMB-P57SAX V1/PAM-0070S E1

GMB-P57IAX/PAM-0073I

GMB-P57IPA/PAM-0066I

GMB-P57VPS/PAM-0057V

GMB-P58VAX/PAM-0072V

GMB-P58VPS V0/PAM-0052V E0

GMB-P67VPA/PAM0067V

GMB-P6IPS/PRM-0031I

GMB-P6IAK/PRM-0074I

GMB-P6LIAK V0/PRM-0076I E0

GMB-P6LIAK V1/PRM-0076I E1

GMB-P6LIDK/PRM-0077I

GMB-P6BIAK V0/PRM-0080I E0

GMB-P6BIAK V1/PRM-0080I E1

GMB-P6BIAKVBX/PRM-0080IVBX

GMB-P6BIDK V0/PRM-0081I E0

GMB-P6BIDK V1/PRM-0081I E1

GMB-P61IPAVBX/PRM-0061IVBX

GMB-P6168/PRM-0068I E0

http://y2k.nstl.com/html/Gemlight_y2k_compliant.html
GEMMA-I4LC or GMB-6189/DTK PRM-0089I
GMB-P6BIAK ZX/PRM-0080IZX
GMB-P6BIMG ZX/PRM-0084IZX
GMB-P6EIMG/PRM-0082I
GMB-P6BIPA VBX/PRM-0061IVBX
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Remember to save your current BIOS before updating. I remember that someone here had problems with PCI IRQs after updating the BIOS. It's caused by improper PCI Slot Device number and can be corrected if you have a copy of working BIOS.
Patched and tested BIOSes are at http://wims.rainbow-software.org
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