Please help me figure this out

How-to identify your motherboard ?
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jlskm74
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I need to download the drivers for a motherboard, but do not know what make or manufacturer it is. The string at start up is:

08/07/1999-i440BX-<P3Bf>

Thanks in advance.
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Asus P3B-F

The latest BIOS is:
10/15/2001-i440BX-<P3B-F>
ASUS P3B-F ACPI BIOS Revision 1008 Beta 004
ftp://ftp.asuscom.de/pub/ASUSCOM/BIOS/S ... 08f304.zip
Patched and tested BIOSes are at http://wims.rainbow-software.org
UniFlash - Flash anything anywhere
jlskm74
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to be sure, when I do this, it will update the motherboards drivers? I am attempting to fix a friends pc.
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Drivers? No. Bios, yes.
If you're not sure why you would need a BIOS update, don't flash.
Flash your BIOS at your own risk.
jlskm74
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I don't want to flash the bios. What I am attempting to do, is...
I just fdisked a pc and installed a new OS. Since doing this the colors and pixels are set @ 640 and 16 bit, with no other choices. Last time I came across this was on another machine and I had to use a driver disk from the motherboard manufacturer. On this machine I am working on does not have a cd for the board any longer. Any ideas?
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The Intel 440Bx chipset is fully supported from Win98 and higher - no need to install chipset drivers .
But you need to install VGA card drivers .
Even Win95B/C should support i440BX chipset but you might need an update to get AGP-cards to work .
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win95b/c needs the inf update for anything beyond the i430tx, this includes all i440xX chipsets.
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System error, strike any user to continue...
jlskm74
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Ok, i understand the chipset reply and the VGA drivers. My next question is what is the easiest way to determine what make/model is the card, and where to get drivers. Thanks for all the replies so much!
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?!? Have a look at the card ?!?

What's you OS ?
jlskm74
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it is win 98
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Win98 should have drivers for many cards so it's a new one it does not know or a very old one .
Is the card identified in devicemanger as a soecific card or as unknown or standard VGA ?
Do you have a driver-CD from this card ?
Seems you have to open the case and have a closer look at your VGA card
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Flash your BIOS at your own risk.
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>The latest BIOS is: 10/15/2001-i440BX-<P3B-F> ASUS P3B-F ACPI BIOS Revision 1008 Beta 004
...or patching variant (based on 1008/b4) - http://rom.by/bios/Asus/P3B-F/P3BF_Noa.rar - with following changes:
1. Support Tualatin P3/Celeron.
2. Correct sometime error display frequency for cpu >1200MHz.
3. Support koeffients 12.5x-15x.
4. Adding/update microcodes.
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