Need bios for gct-8stb motherboard? Any Ideas?

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rmay635703
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I have the infamous gct 8stb motherboard and am wondering where I could get the newest bios.

Also what chipset does this have 5577? Huh?

Thanx
Ryan
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Flash your BIOS at your own risk.
ajzchips
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I've uploaded the latest known BIOS:
http://www.wimsbios.com/~ajzchips/download/

Remember, using Windows 98/SE is a big problem with it, because it has the famous UDMA bug which will cause the HDD to hang as soon as the OS activates it. You will need to resort to registry hacks to get modern HDDs working properly.

I had problems with Samsung and Fujitsu 4GB IDE drives (both UDMA33).
rmay635703
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This board is pretty severly crippled by the sounds of it.

Too bad no one made a "modified" bios for this clunker. It looks like I will be stuck with a Cyrix PR300 (not recognized correctly), 2gb hd and 64mb for a while.

Has anyone tried bios's from other boards on this?
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Your board is pretty uncommon. One of those boards you hear about, but hardley ever see.
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IT WORKS FINE.
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Get the sischip util to identify the chipset.
IIRC I could be the chipset, which was available in four slightly different versions:
-two different pinouts (for desktop and notebooks)
-with or without built in vga (ok, always built in, but switched off)

All four had different numbers, but were actually the same internally.

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