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    Looking for the following for 486:

    computer id :fc, type:at
    bios date :10/10/94
    ami-bios :version p400 10/10/94
    oem id :1437=hsing tech enterprize
    chipset :486 avip (h)
    Board :elpina 496/586 v.i.p.
    -------------- ---------- --------------
    0e 0 :ven=s3 inc
    dev=86c764 trio 32/64 pci
    10 0 :ven=united microelectronics
    dev=um8881 hb4 486 pci chipset
    12 0 :ven=united microelec
    dev=um8886 pci to isa bridge w/eide
    12 1 :ven-united microelec
    dev=um8886 funtion 1:edie controller
    ----------- -------------- -------------
    2 HDD - 540a quantum lighting master
    - 05.05.01 st3243a slave drive
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    Can anyone help need info on jumpers,ram,
    bios,settings,manuals,etc. Thanks.


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    Can you get to a boot screen on that system?

    use your <pause> key to stop the boot right after the RAM check and write down the number at the bottom left of the screen that look something like this

    11/23/85 - i430vx - 2apbfc45 - 00

    Give us that and we might be able to help you identify the board

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    On bottom of screen displays:

    American Megatrends
    41-p400-001437-00101111-101094-486AVIP-H

    This computer board could be not sure a
    amptron-dx9700,fugutech1919,solar m921, or
    a elpina486/586 v.i.p. It does say on the
    back elpina 2743A, 8-96. But still cannot
    find info/manual about this computer.


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    I'm pretty sure I have the same board and am looking for a BIOS update, same BIOS number, I have a Manual for my board. E-mail me your address and I can drop a copy in the mail. If you find the BIOS let me know.

    Thanks,
    Bruce

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    I stongly recommend Obsolete Computer Helpline

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    I found on a few systems that they want
    you to use a bios circuit board for the
    updates, which i still think theres some
    softwear out there for the update.
    Well continue to look more for y2k bios
    upgrading.



    [This message has been edited by papalazer (edited 12-30-1999).]

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    AMI BIOS OEM ID 001437 is PC-Chips.

    Visit http://www.ping.be/bios, go to BIOS Upgrades -> P -> PC-Chips, and use the Lottery to narrow down what you have there.

    All the other potential board names and vendors you listed are just PC-Chips resellers.

    Note that in the old days, board designs lived very long, and major reworks were often made without changing the model name or number. So boards that go under the same name might look surprisingly different (and use different BIOSes too). PC-Chips keeps track of those changes by writing a revision # onto the board near the keyboard connector.

    Regards, Peter

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    OK,I will get them a look and see what they
    have.

    Update! Fast page mode memory
    Just bought two 16mb,edo,72-pin simm chips
    to make up 32k memory. By memory master
    complete upgrade kit. Well I unplugged the
    power cord installed both on bottom two
    rows for simms and left the top two emtry.
    When I powerup it displays 32304kb then
    starts win95 goes back to 256 kb cache 133
    clock speed show win95 screen and then it
    goes to 3 safe mode shows win95 screen then
    himem test extended memory. Now it pops
    a black screen saying you can safely turn
    off your system/if you restart hit ctrl+
    alt+del. it never loads win95 or safe mode?
    Strange..BUT if I put in the startup disk
    in drive A:> and type C: it still shows me
    that windows folder directorys are still
    there. So whats going on and how make
    windows run again. Thanks.


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    Bdunn Hi, I'm Adolfo, and I need a manual for my board American Megatrends 41-p400-001437-00101111-101094-486AVIP-H.
    thank you very much for your attention

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    Thank you very much train !!

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