Looking for a K7S5A Motherboard ExpertLocked
I have a list of questions about what I can do with a ECSUSA K7S5A Mobo and what my options are and will make it fairly short and sweet like a few e-mails then I’ll award generous points and lots of thank you’s to the party that will help.
Just trying to put some options together for a customer (poor lady had a break-in and lost all the puter stuff in the house), and choose the best route to take for this pile of parts I have right now.
Decent older case w/ slide out mobo tray, plenty of room for drives, and plenty of cooling and decent PS. Currently Win ME is installed, and that is fine as I know how to trim, patch, and secure Win ME so it actually works decently (cough).
Customer is satisfied w/ the OS for the time being until I finish building her new toy then this one will go to her son to play older games on, word process & some mild surfing.
Currently has an ECSUSA K7S5A Ver. 1.0 Mobo w/ the following BIOS string flashed;
The installed CPU shows as an old 100 Mhz AMD Duron in the boot info, but Belarc Advisor shows it as a 1000 Mhz AMD Duron 128 Kb primary/64 Kb secondary cache (will find out what CPU is actually installed, but it acts like 1000 Mhz speedwise). Currently only 96 MB of SDRAM installed, but I can step up to DDR in the other 2 slots, HD will be increased from the current 2.15 GB to 40-60GB.
I don’t really know which BIOS file to choose from the very long list of AMI BIOS files avail., It appears that I can step way up w/ the CPU (Athlon XP 2400+ & 2600+?), but I wish to confirm that is actually possible first…Ergo why I am asking for help from someone much more knowledgable on the board in question.
Anyone willing to give me a hand that really knows the possibilities on this mobo info wise please just e-mail me and I’ll submit a list of questions? Normally I’d just flash the latest but not sure in this case.
Thanks in advance.