Help needed 07/21/1998-vp3-586b-w877-2a5lef3fc-00

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dirge

I believe this is a FYI board but I don't know what model it is. When it posts it displays VIA-598 MVP3 VER:1.2-I would this be the boards revision?

I also would like to find a bios update so i can support larger hard disks, is this the latest bios.

07/21/1998-vp3-586b-w877-2a5lef3fc-00

The FYI website doesn't seem to be maintained so any help would be greatly appreciated.

;) cheers
ajzchips
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I have this version here:
MVP3 VER:1.3-I
02/04/1999-VP3-586B-W877-2A5LEF3FC-00

I patched it for you for large HDD support here:
http://wims.rainbow-software.org/ajz/
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If you happen to have a MANUAL for this board, please send me a copy edwin@wimsbios.net , I'm collecting FYI stuff:
http://www.elhvb.com/mboards/fullyes/Index.html
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dirge

I was wondering how safe it is to use that bios to flash my pc as i have version MVP3 VER:1.2-I and yours is MVP3 VER:1.3-I.... will the bios update work on both versions without killing them?

Oh yes and if you do have a manyal would you care to share it, my email is dirg3r@hotmail.com :D
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The change from 1.2 to 1.3 means exactly a BIOS update.
dirge

ajzchips you are a life saver :o

The bios you gave me has solved a couple of problems I have with my board such as Win2k not being able to install and support for larger drives. I am very grateful.

cheers dude,
Dirge
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ajz: something to put in the readme for your patched version I think...
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ajzchips
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I believe you're right... best would be a link to this thread, I suppose... done.

As a matter of fact, I suggest this be done with all the .txt files at http://wims.rainbow-software.org.
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side effects from the newer version apart from large harddisk support you mean...
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:? I have come up with a board that is not a Full Yes board, via doing a google search:

http://www.wimsbios.com/index.htm?/HTML1/zeling.html
xx/xx/xxxx-VP3-586B-W877-2A5LEF3FC-00 ZL-M5V5

So is this one of the strings that matches several different boards, or a situation like PC Chips (i.e. a long list of "rebaggers")???

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ajzchips
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Nice research... :)

The Zeling BIOS I found is:

BIOS Message: ZL-M5V5 (VIA MVP3) , M5V5-002.BIN
BIOS ID: 02/04/1999-VP3-586B-W877-2A5LEF3FC-00

BTW, lots of Zeling stuff over here, including this board's manual:
http://web.archive.org/web/*sr_1nr_167/ ... 6.174.122/*

The m5v5.zip (manual) link is temporarily down, so we'll have to try again tomorrow.
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Got another lead thanks to the M5V% name:
http://www.1p2p3p.com/mainboard/asp/3p.asp?ph=251

Digging in. Wish me luck, I don't read Chinese...
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