Re: Cannot find BIOS Upgrade for i430VX-02071997C-00

Re: Cannot find BIOS Upgrade for i430VX-02071997C-00

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Posted by Henry on April 30, 2001 at 22:25:29:

In Reply to: Re: Cannot find BIOS Upgrade for i430VX-02071997C-00 posted by Math on April 30, 2001 at 13:48:57:

: : Hi,
: : I want to upgrade my BIOS so I can use my 30Go HD. I just moved so I cannot find the manual. When I'll find that book, I'll make a webpage just for that Fu%#@% motherboard!!

: : Motherboard:
: : ID: i430VX-02071997C-00
: : S/N: SM11330376
: : ?FCC?: L-9710-8 ML-1 94V_0
: : PCI: 4 Slots
: : ISA: 3 Slots
: : USB: 2 Ports
: : RAM: 4 SIMM 2 DIMM
: : BIOS Chip: Award Modular BIOS v4.51PG
: : PS/2: none

: : Please help!!!...
: : E-mail me if you know anything about this motherboard!
: : (
: : Thanx in advance!!

: : Math

: I found the manual, but there is no Company Name for the motherboard. The title of the user's manual is: PCI Bus And ISA Bus Pentium Mainboad With PCI IDE & Multi I/O.

Your mainboard was probably made by a board maker and sold by one of many resellers, possibly under their name. PC Chips is a board maker who does this. You can try to id your board as a PC Chips board (highly probable if "PC100" or PC133 shows up on the manual cover (probably the back of the manual). PC Chips mobo id:

If this is a PC Chips mobo be careful. There are more than 6 likely possibilities and most of them look alike to me (there are some very subtle differences - be an eagle eye).

If not PC Chips, read your BIOS Identity String (Last line on screen while memory counts up) and go to one or more of these:

Still no luck? Try the FCC-ID. There is a picture and a link at:

Regarding BIOS update - not very likely to get a recent update - probably no more recent than '97 or '98 - probably 8.4 GB HDD, possibly up to 32 GB. Look for alternate means to work around BIOS limitations (above board BIOS at about $35, others).

Good Luck,

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