Re: Mainboard Identification

Re: Mainboard Identification

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Posted by cliff on October 28, 2001 at 20:16:58:

In Reply to: Re: Mainboard Identification posted by Henry on August 23, 2001 at 20:20:39:

: : Ive got two older motherboards here that we're manufactured by Unicore. The Bios ID's are:

: : 03/26/96-UMC-881E/886B-2A4X5B08C-00
: : 06/17/96-VT82C570M-2A5L9F09C-00

: : Ive been looking for Bios updates for these for a couple of days. I finally break down and call a sales number from, and you know what that means. They expect me to pay 59.99 to get a bios update for both motherboards. *sigh*

: : I guess there not gonna support equipment thats 5 years old and continue to write bios updates for it, but paying 59.00 to get an old 486 to work with 10 gig HD sucks ass.

: : This is a long shot, but anyone out there have bios updates for these boards?

: : - Larry
: Where did you get the information that Unicore made your mainboards? I think your first mainboard was made by Biostar at:
: or:
: or:

: The Bioteq site has BIOS for some older mainboards, maybe yours, too.

: I think your second mainboard was made by FIC at:
: or:

: If you want free BIOS updates you should get them from the actual mainboard maker's web site. You will need to know the board maker, the board model and the hardware revision of your board. The hardware revision is usually printed or engraved in one corner of the board. FIC usually uses the left rear corner. The model number may be printed on the board but many times it is not so you must do some detective work.

: If you use a BIOS update for a different mainboard - sometimes only SLIGHTLY different your mainboard will not work right if it works at all. You would need to recover corrupt BIOS which can be another hassle.

: Learn how to identify your mainboard (Motherboard ID article) at:

: Hope this helps,
: Henry

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