Award BIOS Updates?

BIOS update, EIDE card, or overlay software? (FAQ Hard disk recognition)
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Bob Vrandecic
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I want to update the Award BIOS, current version is 05/12/1998-VP3-586B-W877-2A5LEF09C-00 on a FIC VA503+, due to it's lack of support for HDD. I noticed a 02/23/1999-VP3-586B-W877-2A5LEF09C-00 version for the FIC PA-2012 in the Large HDD patched BIOS section. Am I correct in thinking this will work since other than the date code preceding the numbers, i.e. 02/23/1999 all the rest of the numbers are the same?

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No, you can't use this Bios.
What's your current Bios Version identifier ?
VA-503+ has either JE, JP or JK Bios versions
JE is for board revision 1.2a, latest version 4333
JK is for board revision 1.1a, latest 1.15jk34
JP is for board revision ?!?, latest JP4329
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