Help Identifying very RARE motherboard

How-to identify your motherboard ?
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mrfigaro
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I have an old Pentium 90 Mhz with Windows 95 loaded with the following BIOS/CHIP information on my motherboard:

BIOS Date: 11/16/94
BIOS Type: Award Modular BIOS v4.50G (with 2094 bug)
BIOS ID: 11/16/94--2A5KBH01-00
BIOS Eval: Release 11/16/93'( P54C )
Chipset: ALi M1451 rev 189
Superio: Winbond 877TF (use 89h) rev 0 found at port 250h

More info:
On the motherboard I clearly see the following string:
FG-P54C
But no manufacturer and no model of the MOBO.
The Chipset says Ali on the output, but both big chips on the motherboard states:
PCM
PM7100
A9441

The BIOS chip label says:
BIOS Chip Label
Award Software. Inc 1994
All Rights Reserved
ISA/PCI 586
S/N 012923098 V______

On the BIOS chip itself says:
TMS JL
27C010A 2.0
LUE9423000
Korea

The motherboard has:
Three banks (6 slots) for memory
Four PCI slots
Four ISA slots

The output from Bios Info Tool program (version 1.3)

ROM BIOS by Award Software International Inc., http://www.award.com/
BIOS ID Strings: 11/16/94--2A5KBH01-00, 2A5KBH01
Model: Award Modular BIOS v4.50G (Elite BIOS), 11/16/94
Vendor: Hsin-Tech
Version String: Release 11/16/93'( P54C )
Designed for: ALi M1449/61/51
Peripheral bus(es): ISA/PCI

_ Supported features:
[¹] Boot sector write-protect anti-virus function


Given this information, I suppose is a PCchips motherboard.
I have tried for weeks to find out the model of this motherboard to get a BIOS upgrade with no luck!!
Just to mention, I´d like a BIOS upgrade as this computer is a year 2k compliant.

ANY help really appreciated.

Fernando
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Early Pcchips Motherboard - most likely no Flashrom installed so update only possible with a programmer if you ever find a new Bios .
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Flash your BIOS at your own risk.
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I think that I have the same board. It should be Socket 4 board (for early 5V P5 Pentium CPUs). Mine has FuguTech printed on all chips.
Patched and tested BIOSes are at http://wims.rainbow-software.org
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FG-P54C - maybe the Fugutech model number ?
PM7100 - Maybe the Amptron model number ?

27C010 - standard EPROM - no Flashrom
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whichever it is, we have basic layout info and jumper settings here:
http://www.win3x.org/uh19/motherboard/show/5612

We'll update that page accordingly when we're out of maintenance mode.
edwin/evasive

Do not assume anything

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