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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2002 3:29 pm 
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I picked up a Compaq Presario 5340 bare motherboard that works great. I don't think however Compaq made this board. I am trying to see if it was made by someone else. It looks similar to a Gigabyte GA5SMM but I'm not sure. It has a Part number of: 387640-101 and a spare p/n of:
120694-101. It has a SiS 530/5595 chipset and a SiS 6801 I/O controller. It also has this stenciled on the board: 098A02 Ver: 1.3 It has 3 pci, 1 isa and 3 dimms. It also has a sticker on the board that has this on it: LB914097 MUSTANG-S. The Gigabyte board I mentioned is similar except for the I/O chip which is an ITE 8661. I read somewhere in this forum that Mitac manufacturers some of Compaq's boards. Any info on a possible manufacturer beside Compaq would be appreciated!


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2002 6:23 pm 
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Motherboards that are in Compaq computers are OEM - meaning that a company builds a motherboard specificaly for compaq to put in their systems. Mitac, Uwave2, are just a couple of the board manufacutrers that I know of. Hardware Junkie may be able to help you out more on this. OEM boards built for compaq are only supported through compaq.

Hope this helps

Toby

Info I found on your board:
http://support.tandy.com/support_comput ... /56758.htm

More info:
ftp://ftp.compaq.com/pub/supportinforma ... ev3_us.pdf


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2002 7:19 pm 
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Thanks for the reply! I've tried some research on this board myself. It does not seem like most other Compaq proprietary boards (looks like a normal board) with a standard ATX layout. It even fit into a generic ATX mid tower case with no modifications! I hate the limited Compaq bios in this board thats why I want to try to find the manufacturer. I have come across this before with Gateway boards made by Tyan and have used Tyan bios's instead of the performance crippled Gateway bios with complete success. If I can find a board manufacturer that has a board similar to this one (mainly chipset and I/O chip being the same) then I am relatively certain the bios will work. The Gigabyte board is the same except for I/O chip but I have read that the SIS 6801 ant the ITE 8661 are the same so maybe. I have spare bios chips just in case.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2002 12:27 pm 
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Quantumphase, your are correct in your assumptions about Compaq using Gigabyte around this time. But they used other comanies aswell.
Your board and the GA-5SMM do have the same chipset, but they are not entirely the same.

If I could post a picture of your board I would but my webspace is down right now, here is a [picture of the GA-5SMM.
There are some serious differences. One the RAM slots should be on the opposite side of the processor. Second there is 1 too many ISA slots.
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Also I cannot guarentee your board will function if you flash back to the original BIOS, they may have changed the BIOS chip or some other functions aswell.

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