06/08/2000-694X-686A-6A6LJPR9C-00

How-to identify your motherboard ?
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xtrax
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Sat Jan 13, 2007 9:33 am

I cant seem to find out who made my motherboard, here is the information, and forgive me if I put this in the wrong section as I am new to this forum!

06/08/2000-694X-686A-6A6LJPR9C-00

BIOS Information
BIOS Name Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
BIOS Id 06/08/2000-694X-686A-6A6LJPR9C-00
BIOS Vendor Award Software International, Inc.
BIOS Version 6.00 PG
BIOS Date 06/08/2000
Starting Address $E000
ROM Size 262,144 Bytes (256 KB)


Chipset Model VIA VT82C694X Apollo Pro133 Chipset
BIOS Model Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
BIOS Vendor Award Software Inc.
BIOS Id 06/08/2000-694X-686A-6A6LJPR9C-00
BIOS Date 06/08/00

System Enclosure or Chassis
Chassis Type Desktop
Chassis Lock Present No
Boot-up State Unknown
Power Supply State Unknown
Thermal State Unknown
Security Status Unknown

Processor Info (from BIOS)
Socket Designation Socket 370
Processor Type Central Processor
Processor Family Pentium II Family
Manufacturer Intel
Processor Version PENTIUM III
Procesor ID 00000683-0383F9FF
Supported Voltage(s) 3.3 Volts
Current Voltage 3.3 Volts
External Clock 100 MHz
Maximum Speed 500 MHz
Current Speed 800 MHz
Processor Status CPU Socket Populated, Status Enabled
Processor Upgrade Slot 1
L1 Cache Handle $0A
L2 Cache Handle $0B
L3 Cache Handle N/A

I need to figure out who the manufacture is to hopefully find updated drivers and flash my bios to a newer version due to hardware issues...

Thanks for any assitance you can provide!

xtrax :D
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Sat Jan 13, 2007 12:30 pm

It is the right forum.

694X-686A-6A6LJPR9C points to 6 different motherboards from PcPartner. The actual model number is NOT printed on the board, the form factor and the code can give an indication of what board we're looking at:

AP133AAS3-205C ATX

AP133AAS3-C962/
AP133AAS3-962C/
AP133AAS3-B962C ATX 35-C962-XX

AP133ABS3-C967/
AP133ABS3-967B/
AP133ABS3-B967B Baby AT 35-C967-XX

AP133AMS3-C968/
AP133AMS3-968C/
AP133AMS3-B968C Micro ATX 35-C968-XX

P757 ATX 35-7757-XX

slot1&socket370:
AP133AAS13-C950/
AP133AAS13-950C/
AP133AAS13-B950C ATX 35-C950-XX

The code is on the corner where the ISA slots are at the back (top left if keyboard connector in top right).
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Sat Jan 13, 2007 8:43 pm

Thank you edwin, for your reply - I will open up the tower today and report back. That explains why I couldn't find it..why manufactures do this is beyond me..
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Sat Jan 13, 2007 9:22 pm

You're lucky it's not a Pc Chips, they are even less easy to find, you'd have to send in a photo to ID it...
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Sat Jan 13, 2007 11:03 pm

Well I opened the tower and this is what I found, I do apologize as I am a total newbie when it comes to this stuff...

On the motherboard itself it had this on a sticker by the PCI slot cards

VIA-ATX7730

On the chipset it has this

VT82C694X

And the only serial I could find by the printer port was this

9C950011918

BIOS Version
2K000608

I hope this helps,

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Sun Jan 14, 2007 1:36 pm

A-trend ATX-7730 which has both slot1&socket370 so it is the AP133AAS13-C950/ AP133AAS13-950C/ AP133AAS13-B950C variant of which the -C950 is the most likely candidate
9C950011918
picture:
http://www.pcpartner.com/pcpartner/supp ... t/c950.gif
downloads:
http://www.pcpartner.com/pcpartner/supp ... VIA694.HTM
search for C950 on that page and you'll see what to get (manual and bios), make sure you read the readme file inside the bios update zip-file!
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Sun Jan 14, 2007 7:12 pm

Thank you edwin :D

So once I identify the the flash IC Bios I'll know which bin file to use in the zip file and I use Awdflash...and the bin file on a bootable disk!

I read the manual and it sounds easy enough, thank you for your time and I will report back once I complete this task!

Xtrax :D
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Sun Jan 14, 2007 7:48 pm

Hello edwin! :D

Thank you for the photo it helped me find the flash IC Bios chip, this is what mine has one it

Winbond
W29C020C-90B

Then a sticker !

Award! 1998
PCI - PNP 686
252865076

Now I just wanted to comfirm with you one more time as if I screw this up I could be dead in the water... :(

Now inside the Bios zip file it has 2 bin files, which one or do I install both?

V0308AG.bin
V0824AG.bin

As it mentioned to identify the clock generator IC on your motherboard before updating the BIOS. Upgrading with a wrong BIOS file may result in failure to power up after the upgrade :!:

I await your reply! and thank you once again for being so patient with me!

xtrax :)
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Sun Jan 14, 2007 10:44 pm

to identify the clock generator IC
they give you 2 options for that. Check which one you have on your board. See if one of the chips has a part number that comes close and post the markings of that. I'll check that with the readme file and I should be able to tell you what bios to use. I think it's the one for the winbond W83194R-39A clock chip but please doublecheck this.
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Mon Jan 15, 2007 4:21 am

Hello edwin :)

Sorry was out and just got the email! I opened the tower again and found it right by the Ram slots

This is what it says on the chip

W83194R-39B

Just want to make sure we have the right Bios, bin files...

Hope this helps!

Xtrax :)
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Mon Jan 15, 2007 8:56 am

V0824AG.BIN Clock Gen IC = Winbond (39B)
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Mon Jan 15, 2007 8:25 pm

Well I did the flash already after seeing what the clock gen code was as the readme file pointed out to use rev "B" ...

Now everything went fine but I did get a flashing warning just before the programing start!

Something about this file is not suited for your system!!!!

I still wen't ahead with the flash anyway, and everything seems to be working fine!

Is that something I should be worried about?

The system error's that I was getting before the flash are gone and my system seems to be moving much faster now, especially on bootup!

xtrax
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Tue Jan 16, 2007 11:33 pm

Well, it looks like you had the bios for the 39A controller chip loaded before flashing but I wasn't entirely sure. I have checked this again and you were.

Anyway you now have the proper bios and a working system. Thanks for reporting back :D
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