04/30/1999-i440BX-W977EF-2A69KCZ9C-00

How-to identify your motherboard ?
brinver
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Hi,
the CZ for productor ID is unknow in the list, any help ?
Spec.:
ATX mainboard with SLOT1 socket
P4BP2 Ver. 0.1 printed on board,
P4BT2 Ver. 0.1 at the startup BIOS screen,
intel 82443BX chip,
intel 82371EB chip,
windond 83977EF-AW,
YAMAHA YMF740C-V for sound on board,
nVIDIA RIVA TNT2 for vga on board,
3 DIMM socket,
3 PCI + 1 ISA slot.

Thanks a lot.
ajzchips
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This is a very tough one. What kind of support are you looking for?
brinver
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The BIOS doesn't support HD > 32GB,
I'm looking for new version or compatible with the on board chip's.
ajzchips
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Your BIOS is patchable. Save and send a copy of your existing BIOS to any of the mods. We'd be happy to patch it for you.

Do you have its manual or box? Could there be anything printed in it that could identify its manufacturer? "CZ" is a real tough one. Must be an OEM version or so.
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Are you absolutely sure thats a CZ and not a C2?
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brinver
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Yes Toby, is CZ.

AJZCHIPS, I have saved the BIOS with AWD812, correct ?
I will ZIP the file and send you with e-mail.
ajzchips
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Sent (by email). Please post your results.

BTW, please check any documentation (manual, box, receipt, whatever) that could help us solve this identification mystery.

04/30/1999-i440BX-W977EF-2A69KCZ9C-00
P4BT2 VER 0.1 BIOS
brinver
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Sorry for the delay, I'm busy at work.

The BIOS patch is OK, system is up and runnig.

No other information, I don't have manual, box, ecc.
Is an old PC that I have restored with spare part and I want to use to experiment as local web-server in the factory where I work.

Many thanks for help.
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Is it possible to take a photo of the board?
Patched and tested BIOSes are at http://wims.rainbow-software.org
UniFlash - Flash anything anywhere
brinver
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OK Rainbow, sent to You by email.
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Interesting - never seen anything like that before. Onboard Yamaha sound with amplifier. And onboard VGA with 8 memory chips...
[edit]
Might be a PowerColor board http://web.archive.org/web/200302041950 ... 21-30.html
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Pic of Powercolor Dreamcode:
http://www.techspot.com/reviews/hardwar ... d_shot.jpg

Dreamcode specs:
http://web.archive.org/web/200008290902 ... amcode.htm

Dreamrich specs:
http://web.archive.org/web/200008290950 ... amrich.htm

Dreamreal specs:
http://web.archive.org/web/200010060732 ... amreal.htm

No BIOSes found at archive.org (apart from the P520 Cyrix GMX board).

Off topic: (not i440BX)
Powercolor PVK7 (VIA chipset) desc & picture:
http://www.somitronics.ro/pagini/tehnic ... orpvk7.htm
pictures:
Powercolor Insider Code RX (ALI chipset):
http://web.archive.org/web/200010021715 ... iderr2.jpg
Powercolor Insider Code T2 (ALI chipset, marked P631M):
http://web.archive.org/web/200010022132 ... erc_t1.jpg
edwin
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Bingo. It is Powercolor.
09/02/2000-ARTX+1535D-6A5KPCZ9C-00
P561A Ver 1.1 BIOS
Now for another name for it.
edwin/evasive

Do not assume anything

System error, strike any user to continue...
ajzchips
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Geez Edwin... fabulous!

BTW, got that BIOS from here? http://www.cptech.com.tw/page2/drive.asp?p2=100&p1=2
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dunno. dated june 3rd 2003 on my harddisk so it is a recent download.
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