supergrace mobo id?

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clone007
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Fri May 04, 2007 4:10 pm

Hi there guru's
need positive id of this mobo to get bios update

Phoenix award workstation bios v6.00pg
I-4m 2k031205

12-05-2003 rs300-sb200-6a664pr8c-00

nothing i've seen quite matches and supergrace are nolonger around

it has ATI chipset and is sockett 748
need to get xpsp2 working on it for friend
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Sun May 06, 2007 4:07 am

Supergrace should be a brand name of PcPartner.
http://www.pcpartner.com/support_faq.php
clone007
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Sun May 06, 2007 10:47 am

hi
thanks for that but unfortunantly there is no corelation between their board markings and the mobo i am working on eg no stickers
no silk screen number starting with 35-xxx-xxetc
and the only guidence i have had was the bios string which say's its a supergrace board

this whole exercise is to get xpsp2 working on this board
as it will not and xp will run i suspect bios update will fix this
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Sun May 06, 2007 1:50 pm

It seems there are only three RS300 boards by PcPartner

http://www.elhvb.com/mboards/vtech/strings/atibios.html

Two of them are Micro-ATX and one is a full size ATX
RS300MS4-A26 and A-39 are µATX and A-38 is ATX

http://www.motherboard.cz/mb/pcpartner/RS300MS4-A39.htm (use this link only from home as there's some adult advertising there)

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clone007
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Mon May 07, 2007 2:37 am

were there any boards by supergrace or are they all pc partner boards
and would it be worth asking pcpartner reguardless of their web page id markings for pc partner mobo's
also the aparent lack of markings on this board could it be a (clone) the mobo driver disc it came with does not have any reference to a manufacturer and just says ati chipset board and has drivers for smbus and realtek lan thats it

os problem is any attempt to upgrade to xpsp2 makes the pc freeze at the windows splash screen (little blue bar stops moving)
after a little google work and some various hardware tests found reference at microsoft to intel prescott cpu adress c-0 error in some older bios that comes up with sp2 install (only thing i cannot rule out yet)
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Sun May 13, 2007 8:24 am

From what we know all Supergrace boards are relabeled PcPartner boards. Maybe back in the pentium ii era they have used a few HIS boards, but that manufacturer has gone belly-up.
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clone007
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Mon May 14, 2007 11:20 am

thankyou to all
I have found some test software for this specific bios error and also if successful in diagnosis a work around patch
so when i next get to this pc ( may be a week ??back at owners house running xp with no service packs)
if i have success or not i will reply here to let you all know

fingers crossed eyes already are....
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Wed May 16, 2007 3:46 pm

clone007 wrote: I-4m 2k031205
12-05-2003 rs300-sb200-6a664pr8c-00

nothing i've seen quite matches
Strange, there's an exact match at Edwin's site :)
http://www.elhvb.com/mboards/vtech/strings/atibios.html
found by Google...
Tested patched BIOSes. Untested patched BIOSes.
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