Manual or jumper diagram for ECS P5GX-B

Request help finding jumper settings or a motherboard manual.
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gaijin4life
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I'm looking for the manual pdf or jumper diagram for an ECS (Elitegroup Computer Systems) P5GX-B motherboard. I finally found their website, once I learned that the board was made by ECS (no easy task), but their support archive doesn't go back to Socket 7 Cyrix MediaGX motherboards.

Anyone know where I can get this, or HAVE one? I'm also looking for other MediaGX 233Mhz or 266Mhz motherboards (only those two flavors) if you have one and are interested in selling it.
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Sat Jun 06, 2009 10:59 am

Can you check if the setting/front panel of this P5GX-LG board are even remotely similar?
http://www.powerspec.com/support/archiv ... 5gxlg.html
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Sat Jun 06, 2009 7:25 pm

Not even close, unfortunately. The P5GX-B has ALL the I/O connectors as ribbon cables (com1/2, video, audio, parallel, sound, ide, floppy), not built onto the board. Even the P5GX-M (which is the closest one for which I've been able to find a diagram) is too different to be any good.

I emailed ECS last week to see if they have it and it's not posted on their site in the archive (no socket 7 stuff there, and this is for a Cyrix processor, hence the video connector), but they haven't responded yet.
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Sun Jun 07, 2009 11:46 am

Doh so this a Baby-AT board version of the P5GX-M then? Wow, that is indeed a blast from the past. I'm going to check if I have any ECS info that old...
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Tue Jun 09, 2009 6:00 am

Yes. 3 PCI, 2 ISA, 2 memory slots, AWARD BIOS, Cyrix CX5530 chipset, Socket 7, PS2 mouse/keyboard ports are the only connectors soldered to the board. All the rest are pin connectors for ribbon cables.

Nothing is screened on the board to give a clue as to what the jumper block settings may be.
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Tue Jun 09, 2009 1:57 pm

printer port is only one way wired so if you have a cable from another board that should work. serial port is either

1 3 5 7 9
2 4 6 8

or

1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9

there are numbers near the corners of the connector that give a clue what way it is wired. Can you send a close-up picture of the front panel connector to edwin@wimsbios.com please?
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Wed Jun 10, 2009 2:08 am

Hi-res picture of motherboard sent.
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I wouldn't mind seeing an image of this motherboard. I have the P5GX-M setup in a case with a GXM-266 MHz. It runs great, but only has 2 PCI slots. I have never seen a Socket 7-GXM with 3 PCI slots, so I would be very interested to learn of your P5GX-B. Were you able to setup and configure the board in the 5 years since your original post?
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