Need latest BIOS for this board.

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Tolemac
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Greetings! I am looking for the latest (last??) BIOS update for the following board...

Bios ID string: 09/15/1999-693-596B-W977-2A6LG00BC
It appears to be a Zeling board possibly either ZL-M6V1 or ZL-M6V2 or some revision of the two. I have found numerous references to the BIOS of this board, but all are in Chinese and all attempts to translate have failed.
In particular, I'm looking for any update that involves Win XP.

Thanks for your help! 8)
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Zeling seems to be dead. But get yourself a copy of MODBIN.EXE, and download every BIOS file you can for the baord. (Looks indeed like a ZL-M6V2). Then use Modbin to check the release dates for newer versions than yours. But don't expect much.
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It's Zeling M6V1 - I have older BIOS "08/11/1999-693-596-W977-2A6LGZ3AC-00". There's Z3 instead of 00 in some Zeling BIOSes including this one...
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It's the 6MV2 then because there's BC in the string, not AC

See:
http://rebios.51.net/biosdown/b10.htm
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But M6V1 has 693-596 while M6V2 has 693-686A - different South Bridge. There's something weird here...
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original bios request: 09/15/1999-693-596B-W977-2A6LG00BC
edit: oh wait, now I see.
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Tolemac
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I should have known that was you evasive! :wink:

As you now know, it would appear to be the Gigabyte 6VA+. We're waiting for confirmation from the poster. 8)
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Well, it wouldn't hurt to dig up other possibilities in case it is NOT a Gigabyte...
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Tolemac
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Quite so, but so far all indicators are leaning that way as you know. It could still be a Zeling board, as the last section of the BIOS id points only to that brand. I put up a pic of the Gigabyte one, so we'll see if that is it or not. 8)
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replacing the manufacturer ID by two zeroes is commonplace in OEM-land so we still could be looking at an OEM Gigabyte or FIC board for that matter...
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What's displayed on the TOP of screen during POST? (Below the Award... text)
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