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How-to identify your motherboard ?
KachiWachi
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Fri May 04, 2007 8:51 pm

FP-KT133+ A05 12-18-2000

12/18/2000-8363-686A-6A6LMJ19C-00

8363-6A6LM = VIA VT8363 (KT-133)
J1 - Jetway or J-Mark

Board is marked FP-KT133+, Rev. 1.2, (oriental characters) 3892D053.

Installed CPU is an AMD Athlon A1000AMT3B (Thunderbird, 1 GHz).

It came in an ASUS case (not that that means anything).

Can anyone narrow this down further?

Thanks.
KachiWachi
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Sat May 05, 2007 4:22 am

I saw all that.

I'm not sure if it is a 663AS Proor a 663AS Ultra...since the Northbridge has a heatsink on it.

I'm leaning towards the Pro...since apparently, the Ultra has a switch (SW1) for the CPU FSB...which my board does not have.

Thanks.
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Sun May 06, 2007 1:25 am

With a 686A southbridge it should be a standard 663AS, AFAIK the 663AS Pro is a new edition with the 686B southbridge.

If the board is in running condition then CPU-Z or other progs should be able to tell you the chipset used.
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Sun May 06, 2007 2:17 pm

It is, but no CD/DVD or HDD.

All I have for the moment is a floppy...so that limits me to DOS.

I plan to run PCI on it later today to identify the chipset.

I'll report back then.

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Mon May 07, 2007 1:15 pm

1106:0305 Revision 03h
KachiWachi
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Tue May 08, 2007 1:41 pm

Thanks Denniss.

I'll post back when I know more.
KachiWachi
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Wed May 09, 2007 6:50 pm

I just got the datasheets from VIA. :D

For a KT133, the Revision is *supposed* to be 0Cnh...with "n" being the rev code.
For a KT133A, the Revision is *supposed* to be 08nh...with "n" being the rev code.

Since my Revision is 03h, this doesn't help much. :(
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Wed May 09, 2007 11:49 pm

Have you ever seen KT-133A Boards with the old 686A Southbridge?
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Thu May 10, 2007 5:41 pm

You got the datasheets from VIA? Or you found them somewhere on the web?
I got this far: rev. ID 0x8# SEEMS to be the KM133/A chipset and rev. ID 0x0# SEEMS to be KT133/A. I know that the datasheets state otherwise, but VIA datasheets are a mess anyway (they still call the KT133 KZ133 in their datasheet..*sigh*)
I still suspect them to have changed the revision ID for the KT133A..maybe you can help out by pulling off the chipset cooler :)
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Fri May 11, 2007 1:51 pm

I got the datasheets directly from VIA (by e-mail).

KT133 - Revision 1.32, October 17, 2001
KT133A - Revision 1.2, May 2, 2001

I e-mailed back asking for clarification...no word yet.

I'd rather not pull off the heatsink until I actually find out if the board "works".
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Fri May 11, 2007 3:16 pm

hmm..i currently don't have any KT133(A) boards to check the revision..sorry
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Sat May 12, 2007 2:16 pm

They just sent me an updated KT133A datasheet -

Revision 1.24, January 14, 2003

Not that this helps much... :(
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Sat May 12, 2007 4:13 pm

ftp://ftp.heise.de/pub/ct/ctsi/ctpci330.zip

Should be able to run in DOS from Floppy
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