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Have BIOS ID string - still need help please

Postby toots » Wed Jun 12, 2002 1:28 am

The BIOS ID string is: 12/23/97-i430TX-8679-2A59IGH0HC-00, I have been told it is a Gigabyte board, but I need a model number and I am totally at a loss how to get it. I am trying to install a new HDD for two well deserving young kids, and this has become a can of worms bigger than I had planned for, and I do NOT want to have to send it home to them without the new HDD, simply because I was too lame to find the right BIOS to make the board recognize the drive. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance,
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Postby Tau » Wed Jun 12, 2002 2:14 am

Please recheck your bios id no as i think you have to many digits.
I think it should be

2A59IG0HC: Gigabyte GA-586TX2

Manual.

http://www.motherboards.org/manuals/p/Gigabyte-GA-586TX2/1518.html

Looking for bios.

Check your bios revision no in the top l/h corner of your first boot up screen press pause to give you time to right it down.

Bios

http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/support/dis586.htm#linkdis586tx2

Hope this helps.

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Postby Aussie » Wed Jun 12, 2002 7:18 am

A little bit of work with Modbin has produced these results:-

07/20/98-i430TX-W877-2A59IG0GC-00 = GA-586TX2

12/23/98-i430TX-8679-2A59IG0HC-00 = GA-586T2


So the board is most likely a Gigabyte GA-586T2 and not a GA-586TX2.


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GA-586T2.

The model number can be clearly seen next to the CPU socket.


Download bios update.

http://ftp.gigabyte.com.tw/support/temp/586t2_22.zip

1. Display both Cyrix MII and IBM/6x86MX CPU names for M II CPU
2. Support up to AMD K6-2/400 (66MHz external frequency x 2 ratio)
3. Added IDT WinChip CPU support
4. Add 'CDROM,A,C' option in boot sequence
5. Support 32GB capacity below HDD.



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Postby toots » Wed Jun 12, 2002 8:33 am

Aussie,
Thank you very much for your help. I DO intend to learn how to do this on my own, but for today I am extremely grateful for your help. It means I can get this system back to two very deserving young kids and make their day also.
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Postby Tau » Wed Jun 12, 2002 9:01 am

Thought i had cracked this one Aussie.
Info from wims bios.

2A59IG0GC: Gigabyte GA-586TX2
2A59IG0HC: Gigabyte GA-586TX2



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Postby Aussie » Wed Jun 12, 2002 10:30 am

Yeah, Wim's is not the only one quoting the GA-586TX2 as a match for that bios string.

In this particular case, considering the slightly misquoted string, I started by trying to confirm the GA-586TX2 as matching the i430TX-8679 part of the string using Modbin. When I discovered that the GA-586TX2 string did not match at all I searched further and found this page:-

http://www.mydrivers.com/article/scsc.htm

2A59IG0HC: Gigabyte GA-586T2


Again using Modbin I was able to confirm that the quoted string was a probable match for the GA-586T2.

Without the benefit of Modbin I probably would have fallen for the same trap as you did.


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Postby Tau » Wed Jun 12, 2002 10:38 am

Thanks Aussie
We live and learn, learn to check all parts of the bios string and not just one.

:roll: :roll:

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