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Need to identify this old bios, its a tough one
Posted: Sat Apr 06, 2002 8:30 pm
here is the bios string
it says ROM BIOS AMERICAN MEGATRENDS 1990
well, this is hard, because in 1990 is when they switched how they did the bios strings.
Anyone willing to help? or give me some basic info, like the specific chipset.
Posted: Sat Apr 06, 2002 9:39 pm
This is not going to work without a photo. Put a photo/scan online somewhere (yahoo, msn or your homepage) and put a link here.
Posted: Sat Apr 06, 2002 11:09 pm
here is a photo
i hope its clear enough enough
sorry for the reflection
Posted: Sat Apr 06, 2002 11:25 pm
Photo of the board will help more
Posted: Sat Apr 06, 2002 11:57 pm
HAHAH, i was a little confused on what was asked for
sorry for the picture quality, this is a bad old digital camera
on the AMIBIOS chip, the yellow sticker says
486SX ISA BIOS (C) 1992
The two white stickers say
"(C) 1993 Cirrus Logic, Inc
(C) Quadtel Corp."
I see two big Vtech chips that say
There is a bigchip close to the Bios chip and it says:
The white number printed on the PCB says
I see a cirrus logic chip, im assumming that is the graphics chip
Another main chip close to the IDE and floppy drive ports is:
This board does not have any PCI slots if that helps. It has a daughter board with 6 ISA slots. This board is in a desktop case.
Thanks for your time
here are the pictures
Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2002 1:16 am
Daughterboard, integrated video...why does this remind me of a Compaq?
http://groups.google.com/groups?q=05-X2 ... .nu&rnum=1
Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2002 6:21 am
well now that i know this is a vtech motherboard, i can't find a bios anywhere..... great... dead end
thanks for the help though
Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2002 9:58 am
No bios, but I've got a manual for you:
from this page:
unpack with winzip or similar, view/print with Adobe Acrobat Reader.
I'm not sure what you are looking for in the bios upgrade.
y2k compliance: AMI has a utility that will take care of this
bigger harddisk support: get an add-in card with it's own bios. http://www.promise.com
has an ISA card that will allow up to 8.4Gb
faster processors: try http://www.powerleap.com
Re: Need to identify this old bios, its a tough one
Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:20 am
So, starting on this new project, we sometimes dig up old info. Your board is called 486 ASIC II
We would like to have a good board picture and a bios dump if possible.