HELP ME!!! :_(

How-to identify your motherboard ?
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imagewarestudio
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Hi everyone,

I think out of all my probelms this one is the worst and i can't fix it along...

I need to know what my mother board is and wheres the bios to it.

Error Code:

BIOS ROM checksum error - System halted


All the information i know is:

Chipsticker: PhoenixBIOS Pentium IV phoenix 2001
Chipset: VIA VT8235
MotherBoardsticker: KAL33B0062 AM37-L
Socket: 462
Processor: AMD Athlon
Sound: RTL8100BL
PCI Slots: 3
AGP Slots: 1
Other1: On the motherboard theres some white letters AM37
Other2: I think it was a emachine pc but im not totally sure...

P.S for the error code i tried replacing the battery, ram but nothing helps.
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A Bios Rom Checksum error often indicates hardware failure. The most supectible candidates are RAM, CPU or motherboard.
Please test your memory sticks individually, look for bad capacitors on your motherboard, check for temperature or voltage issues with your CPU.

Do not flash a FIC Bios unless you know for sure it fits your board otherwise your board may be completely dead and may need it's Bios flashrom to be reprogrammed.
imagewarestudio
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OMG!!! Thankyou both, My MB is now working great again and I learn alot here :D :lol:
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imagewarestudio wrote:OMG!!! Thankyou both, My MB is now working great again and I learn alot here :D :lol:
What caused your problem ?
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eMachines AM37 board info:
http://www.e4allupgraders.info/dir1/mot ... am37.shtml

Keyboard is suspect but so is the CMOS battery...
edwin/evasive

Do not assume anything

System error, strike any user to continue...
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