What model is this Chaintech motherboard?

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Tue Sep 12, 2006 8:45 am

Hello, came across a pc that has a chaintech board but no idea what model it is. I did see some numbers and letters on a sticker but it doesn't match the products listed on their website.
I'm trying to track down the latest Bios flash and drivers for this motherboard.

Here's all the info I've gathered:

MicroATX format
Onboard VGA (Intel 82810) & sound card (Intel 82801AA AC'97)
has socketed Celeron cpu (434 mhz)

Sticker: 6WIVO-E100A CTF874H-1 V4.0

bios id

BIOS Date: 08/30/99
BIOS Type: Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
BIOS ID: 08/30/1999-i810-PC87366-6A69MC3AC
OEM Sign-On: 08/30/1999

Chipset: Intel Whitney 82810 rev 3
Superio: NSC 366 rev 6 found at port 2Eh
OS: WinXP SP2
CPU: INTEL(R) CELERON(TM) 433 Mhz MAX: 500 Mhz
BIOS ROM In Socket: Yes
BIOS ROM Size: 512K
Memory Installed: 64 MB
Memory Maximum: Unknown
Memory Slot 01: 64 MB
Memory Slot 02: 0 MB
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Tue Sep 12, 2006 8:48 am

Open the case, check the sticker on the bios chip and reply with the markings.
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Tue Sep 12, 2006 10:33 am

WonderShowzen wrote:Sticker: 6WIVO-E100A CTF874H-1 V4.0

BIOS ID: 08/30/1999-i810-PC87366-6A69MC3AC
OEM Sign-On: 08/30/1999
Chaintech 6WIV.
Latest BIOS update:
ftp://www.chaintech.com.tw/6xMB/6WIV0A27.EXE
Flash:
ftp://www.chaintech.com.tw/FILES/FLASH/awdflash.exe
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Tue Sep 12, 2006 10:54 am

KURIAKI wrote:
WonderShowzen wrote:Sticker: 6WIVO-E100A CTF874H-1 V4.0

BIOS ID: 08/30/1999-i810-PC87366-6A69MC3AC
OEM Sign-On: 08/30/1999
Chaintech 6WIV.
Latest BIOS update:
ftp://www.chaintech.com.tw/6xMB/6WIV0A27.EXE
Flash:
ftp://www.chaintech.com.tw/FILES/FLASH/awdflash.exe
thanks for the info.
unfortunately I cannot access the ftp site. I get a non working page.
is there another site that has these files. I'm surprised Chaintech doesn't post the older bios for their previous products on the website.
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http:/ /www.kuriaki.has.it/
http:/ /www.supportbios.info
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Hi guys, I was wondering if there is a way to find a PDF manual for this motherboard?
I tried contacting Chaintech but got no reply. :(
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Mon Sep 18, 2006 12:51 pm

thanks for the link but unfortunately the file is broken.

not a problem, as I kept digging around the net and found a pdf manual which I think is for my version of the motherboard.
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Mon Sep 18, 2006 7:57 pm

you should unpack that file first and it will unpack into 4 PDF files.
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Mon Oct 16, 2006 7:02 pm

Howdy, i got the same motherboard, i have look but i can't find if it support Pentiom 3 866Mhz 256k 1.7v (PGA 370).

I have bios version 11/04/1999 and when i look bios it detect it as PIII 650e. The documentation don't say if it can support PIII.

Can you give me a ideal?

Thanks you in advance.
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Tue Oct 17, 2006 12:34 am

It can support P3 but only the 100MHz FSB ones, not the 133MHz FSB ones. That 866 is a 133MHz one, if you take 100/133 * 866 = 650 so that makes perfect sense and it is also the max you will be able to run that 866 on with this board.
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Tue Oct 17, 2006 1:18 am

edwin wrote:It can support P3 but only the 100MHz FSB ones, not the 133MHz FSB ones. That 866 is a 133MHz one, if you take 100/133 * 866 = 650 so that makes perfect sense and it is also the max you will be able to run that 866 on with this board.
What about the memory support? The sticker on my board indicates "6WIVO" but I found the manual for the 6WIV and it indicates it only supports up to 256MB ram. But Crucial's memory configurator says the 6WIVO can support upto 512MB ram. I know there's a difference between the 6WIVO and 6WIV but who do I believe?
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Tue Oct 17, 2006 7:33 am

it's not 6wivo but 6wiv0 and chaintech has a habit of confusing people where it comes to type numbering. They often leave out that trailing zero. It's the same board, the manual might be old or they are talking about the amount per DIMM and Crucial is talking about the total amount the board can handle in both slots. Maximum is 512MB so 256MB per DIMM. I think you need low-density chips however so DIMMs with 16 chips each. Else they won't show their full amount. That is a chipset/hardware limit, no bios or driver will fix that.
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Tue Oct 17, 2006 2:42 pm

You'll need Intel i440BX compatible memory sticks, the i810 has the same limitation regarding the maximum size per Slot.
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