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Where to find a BIOS update for Award Modular bios V6.00 PG

Discussion in 'Drivers' started by IdahoFella21, May 26, 2005.

  1. IdahoFella21

    IdahoFella21 Techie7 New Member

    I installed a new faster CPU and sometimes when I boot up my comp it will do a blue screen crash and then when it runs the crash anaylist thing (I have windows XP Home edition) it says that it recommends a bios update. I did the hardware scan on this website this is what the results are:
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    OS Information:
    PropertyValue
    OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition|C:\WINDOWS|\Device\Harddisk0\Partition1
    Service Pack 2.0
    OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
    Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS


    Processor:
    PropertyValue
    Current Clock Speed 2395
    Description x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 9
    Manufacturer GenuineIntel
    Name Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.40GHz


    Memory (RAM):
    PropertyValue
    Bank Label Bank2/3
    Capacity 536870912

    Bank Label Bank4/5
    Capacity 536870912

    Total Memory Deteced in Hardware: ~1024 MB
    Memory Reported to Operating System: 511MB

    Disk Drives:
    PropertyValue
    Description Disk drive
    Manufacturer (Standard disk drives)
    Model WDC WD2500JB-75GVA0
    Media Type Fixed hard disk media
    Size 249999160320 (~233 GB)
    Number of Partitions 1


    Installed Printers:
    PropertyValue

    Motherboard:
    PropertyValue
    Manufacturer
    Model
    Name Base Board
    Part Number
    Product
    Serial Number
    Version


    BIOS:
    PropertyValue
    Manufacturer Award Software International, Inc.
    Name Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
    Release Date 20011109000000.000000+000
    Version VIAP4X - 42302e31


    Monitor:
    PropertyValue
    Description Plug and Play Monitor
    Name Plug and Play Monitor
    Screen Height 768
    Screen Width 1024


    Keyboard:
    PropertyValue
    Description USB Human Interface Device


    Pointing Device:
    PropertyValue
    Manufacturer Microsoft
    Name HID-compliant mouse

    Manufacturer Microsoft
    Name PS/2 Compatible Mouse


    Sound Card:
    PropertyValue
    Manufacturer VIA Technologies, Inc.
    Description Vinyl AC'97 Codec Combo Driver (WDM)
    Device ID PCI\VEN_1106&DEV_3059&SUBSYS_45111106&REV_30\3&61AAA01&0&8D


    Video Card:
    PropertyValue
    Adapter Compatibility NVIDIA
    Adapter RAM 67108864
    Description NVIDIA GeForce2 MX/MX 400 (Microsoft Corporation)
    Installed Display Drivers nv4_disp.dll
    Driver Version 6.14.10.5673
    Driver Date 8/3/2004 10:29:56 PM
    Video Mode Description 1024 x 768 x 4294967296 colors


    DirectX Installation:
    PropertyValue
    Version 6.03.01.0146


    Modem:
    PropertyValue
    Model SupraMAX 56i
    Name SupraMAX 56i


    Network Adapters:
    PropertyValue
    Description Wireless-B PCI Adapter - Packet Scheduler Miniport
    Description Odyssey Network Services Miniport
    Description Packet Scheduler Miniport
    Description Microsoft TV/Video Connection

    External Ports:
    PropertyValue
    External Reference Designator

    Expansion Slots:
    PropertyValue
    Slot Designation PCI
    Slot Designation PCI
    Slot Designation PCI
    Slot Designation PCI
    Slot Designation AGP
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    If any information is needed let me know I am new at this stuff and here LOL
     
  2. AphJN

    AphJN Dedicated Member

    Do you know who made your Motherboard?
     
  3. jephree

    jephree ¨*·.¸ «.·°·..·°·.» ¸.·*¨

  4. IdahoFella21

    IdahoFella21 Techie7 New Member

    THanks..this is what it says:

    BIOS: Award Software International, Inc. 6.00 PG 11/09/2001

    This is what is under System Model in case if it helps too
    VIA Technologies, Inc. P4X266-8233
     
    Last edited: May 27, 2005
  5. jephree

    jephree ¨*·.¸ «.·°·..·°·.» ¸.·*¨

    Is that all the info under Main Circuit Board?

    Does it not list the Board? the Serial # etc. ?
     
  6. IdahoFella21

    IdahoFella21 Techie7 New Member

    This is all the info it has for the top section before it says user accounts and all


    Operating System System Model
    Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 (build 2600) VIA Technologies, Inc. P4X266-8233
    Processor a Main Circuit Board b
    2.40 gigahertz Intel Celeron
    8 kilobyte primary memory cache
    128 kilobyte secondary memory cache BIOS: Award Software International, Inc. 6.00 PG 11/09/2001
    Drives Memory Modules c,d
    249.99 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
    227.98 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

    HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC-4481B [CD-ROM drive]

    WDC WD2500JB-75GVA0 [Hard drive] (250.00 GB) -- drive 0, s/n WD-WMAL72393716, rev 08.02D08, SMART Status: Healthy 512 Megabytes Installed Memory
    Local Drive Volumes

    c: (NTFS on drive 0) 249.99 GB 227.98 GB free

    Network Drives
    None detected
     
  7. jephree

    jephree ¨*·.¸ «.·°·..·°·.» ¸.·*¨

  8. IdahoFella21

    IdahoFella21 Techie7 New Member

    Yes it was.....my mom got the computer from COmputer Warehouse a local comp company..wasnt a brand name like DEll HP or anything like that...I got a DEll computer but my moms had AGP vid card and all so I put my INtel Celeron 2.4 GHz and she has a 1.8 GHz Intel Pentium 4 and I put my 250 gig hard drive in it and thats basically all that I put in from my comp and my wireless modem...
     
  9. jephree

    jephree ¨*·.¸ «.·°·..·°·.» ¸.·*¨

    Searching your chip set #'s just brings up people trying to ID boards.
    There is some consensus that the board manufacturer would be defunct anyway.
    The suggestion is to open the case & search the board for a label.

    Maybe the above site (biosagent) will find something for you.
    I am not sure if they charge or not.

    Perhaps we can search from the exact string as seen here:

    http://www.unicore.com/forms/leads/bios_upgradeform3.cfm

    4. You will see a string that looks similar to:
    51-0607-0111111-071595-82430VX(For AMI BIOS)
    04/25/2000-i430TX-67x-2A59IB0BC-00(For Award BIOS)
     
  10. IdahoFella21

    IdahoFella21 Techie7 New Member

    YEah they charge 75 dollars for a bios update that they will email to you..frrankly..I dont got that much money LOL I was seeing if there isa ny way I can get a free bios update I dont see why to pay for 75 dollars LOL
     
  11. jephree

    jephree ¨*·.¸ «.·°·..·°·.» ¸.·*¨

    We can keep looking. Look for that string. Look at the board.

    If you try the wrong BIOS it will kill the board. (so they say).
     
  12. IdahoFella21

    IdahoFella21 Techie7 New Member

    I cant find any liek lables...I see like a barcode thing near the cpu..here is a digital pic I took of my comp inside it...maybe u can tell me where it may be located
    [​IMG]
     
  13. jephree

    jephree ¨*·.¸ «.·°·..·°·.» ¸.·*¨

    Nice pic!

    Perhaps a silkscreen print on the board... hard to say where... I have my magnifying glass out.

    From another search of your VIA #'s I found a Korean company called Chaintech & did find a BIOS for it. Gotta make sure tho.

    Next time you boot try to get that BIOS string.

    Maybe someone else will recognise the board from the pic.
     
  14. IdahoFella21

    IdahoFella21 Techie7 New Member

    ok I will reboot right now and get the string that will prob help you out a TON LOL
     
  15. IdahoFella21

    IdahoFella21 Techie7 New Member

    ok I got the thing at the bottom plus a thing a tthe top..this is what it says after it says Award Modular Energy Star Ally blah blah blahj

    TYAN Trinity 510 v1.04 110901

    This is the bios thing I am thinking from looking at other threads here
    11/9/2001-p4x266-8233-6a6lwt59c-00
     
  16. jephree

    jephree ¨*·.¸ «.·°·..·°·.» ¸.·*¨

  17. IdahoFella21

    IdahoFella21 Techie7 New Member

    How do I verify it..and how the heck do I flash it LOL I never done that before and I dont wanna fry my comp or motherboard LOL
     
  18. jephree

    jephree ¨*·.¸ «.·°·..·°·.» ¸.·*¨

    To verify I was trying to download the Trinity 510 manual to see if it matches your board.
    However I cannot download from that site at this time. Dont know why.

    http://www.tyan.com/support/html/manuals.html

    As to the how: click on the first link in my last post & read.
    Reply with your questions & we will try to help.
     
  19. IdahoFella21

    IdahoFella21 Techie7 New Member

    Thank ytou so much for your help!!! I will see if I can do that and all..I wont do anything until I know for sure its the right one LOL

    EDIT: I got the manuels to download..i twas a little slow and all but I got them just dont know what to lookf or
     
    Last edited: May 27, 2005
  20. jephree

    jephree ¨*·.¸ «.·°·..·°·.» ¸.·*¨

    I still cant get them...

    I was hoping there would be a picture (at least a detailed diagram)
    From which you could visualy ID your board as a match.