which mobo is this ?

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FatalError
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i have an old computer with a 486 mobo , the BIOS ID string is :

08/19/97-580VPX-SMC669-2A5LDV3BC-00

i did some searching @ net and found out that :

BIOS Date: 08/19/97
BIOS Type: Award Modular BIOS v4.51PG
BIOS ID: 08/19/97-580VPX-SMC669-2A5LDV3BC-00
BIOS Eval: BIOS-S (70807A)
Chipset: VIA 82C585 rev 35
Superio: SMC 669 rev 2 found at port 3F0h


wich mobo is this , and where can i find an updated BIOS bin file...i know it's old but there must be one out there...?!?!

btw , i tryed searching for the BIOS and got to PCpartner's website and found this :

VIB814DS =VT82C585VPX + VT82C586A Baby AT AWARD 35-8814-XX = 06/19/1998-580VPX-SMC669-2A5LDV3BC-00 BIOS-S (80619)

but i'm not sure that this is the right BIOS...and i'm not going to try to flash it unless someone confirms that this BIOS works for that mobo or someone finds a working BIOS for it...

thanks in advanced...
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FatalError wrote: 35-8814-XX
It looks OK, but can you find that number on your motherboard to confirm ?
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where would it be written ?
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FatalError wrote:i have an old computer with a 486 mobo , the BIOS ID string is :

08/19/97-580VPX-SMC669-2A5LDV3BC-00
mobo: AM-535+ Aristo / PC Partner Group

http://www.pcpartner.com.hk/bios/viabios.htm
FatalError
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the number on the mobo is 35-8331-02
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i searched for "35-8331-02" @ pcpartner's website and found that this number is for :
VIB800DS= VT82C585VPX + VT82C586A Baby AT AWARD 35-8331-XX
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The VIB804DS.ZIP contains 4 BIOSes.
VPXAS619.BIN is for you:
06/19/1998-580VPX-SMC669-2A5LDV3BC-00
BIOS-S (80619)
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FatalError
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wow Rainbow , you've answered the q. b4 i asked it...i was going to post asking wich BIOS is the one for me ...:)
thanks ;)
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i'm going to flash it now with UNIFLASHER...wish me luck :)
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ok , i flashed the bios from the bin flash...i did it in UNIFLASH...but after i type in the file name (the bin file) nothing happens...the floppy works a little and then the curser goes to a new line in the screen and then nothing happens... 8O not even one beep.... :?

did it flash the bin file to the chip ?

am i doing something wrong ?
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and what about using Award Flash? ;)
FatalError
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does the same thing...gets into half of the bar and then the system freezes...damn
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What Flash ROM chip detected UniFlash?
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FatalError
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this might sound silly but how whould i know that ?
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