Compaq Presario 5000 (5BW137)

How-to identify your motherboard ?
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soupy
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Anyone know who made the motherboard for this model? And if there's a real BIOS for it? TIA.
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There's probably no real bios for it and you should post this at the motherboards.org forums as they have a Compaq tech in the moderators group (Hardware Junkie)
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As for a "real" BIOS you most like ly will kill the motherboard if you flash it with an regular BIOS.... Meaning the Compaq BIOS is specifically set up for Compaq. A BIOS flash is not reccomended.

For more info please visit www.mobokive.com There is an extensive database on motherboards (w/ an ever increasing Compaq info)

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The BWM Motherboard series is a mystery for me. I have no idea what product line it came from.
The best BIOS you can use is the RomPaq updates that Compaq releases.
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Toby B
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just sifting through posts.

This board is the BMW-R board. It has been identified as an OEM version of the Mitac 6513WU
http://www.igs.net/~ndaines/Qfiles/bmw-r.html

of coarse the stnadard warning pertains with upgrading the BIOS. YOU DO IT AT YOUR OWN RISK

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