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Who made this motherboard?

By lslb2 ·
I have an older motherboard with a sn # of 555A57311353 with the Intel chipsets of SB82437vx & SB82371sb. It is an ATX form factor board with a socket 7 and award bios chip that says PCI/PNP and its sn # is 078998439 V______________. It has 4 simm and 2 dimms. The board goes to 75 mhz. The board has 4pci and 3 isa slots. Can anyone help?

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by daveb2000 In reply to Who made this motherboard ...

Many users don't know the name of their clone motherboard. This is because the company name is not mentioned anywhere in the manual, or on the motherboard. If you want to upgrade your BIOS you really have to know the motherboard manufacturer, because if you flash the wrong BIOS upgrade your system could stop booting.

Luckily, Award and AMI BIOS have a unique BIOS ID (= BIOS Number) which identifies the manufacturer and chipset of the board. Phoenix BIOSs, in most cases, do NOT.

The AMI or Award BIOS id appears at the bottom of your screen after power on, during memory count up. The PAUSE key should work at that point, allowing you to write down the BIOS number, the BIOS date, and the version. You must copy it exactly.

A much easier way to get the Award/AMI BIOS number & possible manufacturer is by using CTBIOS v 1.3. Run it and it'll give you the BIOS number, possible manufacturer and more. If you want to know the name of your chipset you can also download ctpci330.zip.

CTBIOS v 1.3 can be do

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by daveb2000 In reply to Who made this motherboard ...

Part of my answer did not get posted...here is the rest of what I was ging to say...

CTBIOS v 1.3 can be found and downloaded by using a strong search engine such as www.google.com

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