IA6LGC - This is my BIOS id, but who/what is it?

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I have the following BIOS but cannot identify exactly what it is. 3C indicates Chainteck as the manufacturer I think?, but IA6LGC doesn't show up as an identified motherboard. My gut feeling is that it may be some sort of VIA Apollo but can anyone please help me identify it exactly. With a BIOS that is almost 3 years old I have been told there should be an updated version - what and where I am trying to find out. I recently updated from Win98 to WinXP and have been having several USB problems, the cause of which may be BIOS related (I have exhausted every other option, I think). I'm a bit nervous about upgrading the BIOS and so want to be absolutely certain about everything before doing anything potentially disastrous.

Program: Unicore BIOS Agent Version 2.01
BIOS Date: 08/01/00
BIOS Type: Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
BIOS ID: 08/01/2000-693-596-8673-IA6LGC3CC
BIOS Eval: 08/01/2000
Chipset: VIA 82C691 rev 68
Super I/O: ITE 8673 rev 1 found at port 279h

Many thanks for any help and advice.

OS Name: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 1 Build 2600

System: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C693A
Processor: Pentium III 800 Mhz x86 Family 6 Model 8 Stepping 6 GenuineIntel
Math Support: Present
BIOS: VIA693 - 42302e31 Award Software International, Inc. 6.00 PG, 01/08/2000
SMBIOS: Version 2.2
Bus type: PCI, ISA, USB
Physical Mem: 512.00 MB
Virtual Mem: 1.72 GB
Page File Space:1.22 GB

Graphics: NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 Model 64/Model 64 Pro
PNP Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_002D&SUBSYS_000010B0&REV_15\4&9FD38EF&0&0008
Adapter Type: RIVA TNT2 Model 64/Model 64 Pro, NVIDIA compatible
Adapter RAM: 32.00 MB (33,554,432 bytes)
Drivers: nv4_disp.dll Version
INF File: oem7.inf (nv4_TNTxClass section)
Monitor: Logix LGX172 17"

Audio: Creative Technology Ltd. AudioPCI (ES1371,ES1373) (WDM)
PNP Device ID PCI\VEN_1274&DEV_5880&SUBSYS_20001274&REV_02\3&61AAA01&0&78
Driver: c:\windows\system32\drivers\es1371mp.sys [5.1.3612.0 built by: WinDDK, 39.88 KB (40,832 bytes), 03/06/2002 11:18]
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A Google search suggests it's Chaintech 6VIA3. You have the latest BIOS for this board that the European site offers.
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