Pentuim-S ??? Help Please!!!!
Ok People, this is what info I have---
2. Award Bios
3. Bios String-6-21-96-i430vx2A59Ht5BC-00
4. Intel Triton VX Chipset, (illegal Bios)
I am trying to find the specs for this mobo, can anyone help me, please!!
Also can someone explain the 'illegal bios' aspect for me?
Thanks in advance, Gayle
Here what I found about your mobo based on the BIOS number:
As for the illegal BIOS:
2A59Ht5BC-00: PCCHIPS Manufacturing Limited (Fugutech) M520 or M525 or Elpina - Amptron PM7900 orMG Microgram (model:??) or PM-8815A VX-PCI Board or ALTON Aries + or Elpina Topsearch TS-M-8VOC or ASEAGATE VXor Amptron PM-8800 or Concord COA-520 or Pine PT-7502 or EL-J19 or Eurone EM-5100V or Amptron PM8900
You don't know which one to choose ? Then take this advice: Go to all the companies websites and compare specs, pictures, manuals with your board. It is possible that some of the above models are the SAME board but I can't garantuee you that a BIOS from another brand will work on your board.
These boards are real cheap so you'll have to live with less support then a brand like e.g. Abit, Shuttle, Asus,...
Note: The following (note: the ones with the illegal BIOS note) BIOSs have bad BIOS number encoding: All Triton VX BIOS numbers should start with 2A59G ! This is what Award Software/Unicore Software says about it:
"Thank you for your interest in a bios upgrade by Award Software/Unicore Software. Unfortunately your motherboard manufacturer is using an illegal copy of Award Software bios which we can not provide support nor any information on."
That's a PC-Chips i430VX board. Almost all of them use the same BIOS.
As for the BIOS being illegal, well, it looks a lot like it's just a typo in the ID tag. Whoever did the BIOS engineering on that board got it all wrong, overwriting the chipset ID instead of the replacing the manufacturer ID ... Nevermind, there are newer BIOSes for that range of boards.
I've had an Intel Pentium 100,and the bios also said Pentium-S.I don't know what the S means,but I'm sure it's a real Pentium.
I was installing a P166 for a friend a couple of days ago,and I was reading the mainboards instruction book and it said it has a 'legal' bios (American Megatrends).Your bios isn't the one that came with your mainboard,that it has been flashed with a newer one,and therefore called 'illegal'.
Pentium-S does seem to be normal. I have tried four P75 chips, a P133, a P150, and a P166 and all of them say Pentium-S during post. Why, I do not know. "Standard" perhaps, versus the MMX chips?
Hey Thanks everyone for you input, etc. Really do appreciate your help. Will check the info out and let you know.
hello again, I have a question,
For: otheos, Peter Missel, Barney & Eli
1. - may I ask where you got this info, web site address or ?
2. - can I get the specs for this board on the web. I have tried a few other places for the info, & to date no success.
Have you tried here?
This is the most useful source for PC Chips information I've found
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