Elpina? Tyan? I'm confused.

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Postby Happy » Thu May 30, 2002 8:03 pm

try this image link.... idon't know how to add it here:

http://www.geocities.com/haggggler/mobo2.jpg
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Postby Happy » Thu May 30, 2002 8:15 pm

sorry...looks like geoshitty won't let me call an image directly...i had to put it on a page so:

http://www.geocities.com/haggggler/mobo.html

thats straight from the manual.
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    Postby Hardware Junkie » Thu May 30, 2002 9:32 pm

    yeah its the M520 by PC CHips. Trust me. 8)
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    Postby Aussie » Fri May 31, 2002 1:41 am

    This is the best page for sorting out any 2A59Ht5BC-00 questions:-

    http://microelec.uab.es/~marin/lottery.html

    As you can see there are boards from PcChips, Amptron, Skywell & Houston Technologies that use this BIOS ID string. Which board you have depends on the number/type of slots on the board.

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    Postby Denniss » Fri May 31, 2002 10:50 am

    For sure a M520 from Pcchips .
    Latest Bios is 10/97 and supports HDD up to 32GB - with patch from www.wimsbios.com up to 64GB .
    http://www.stud.fernuni-hagen.de/q3998142/pcchips/
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    > M520

    Pcchips used this Bios-ID on the first versions of their VX-based Mainboards and switched later to a Release Date instead of a correct Bios-ID .
    All VX-Boards from Pcchips except the A101 thingie can use this latest Bios .

    P.S. : Elpina manufactures only the PCB the mainboards from Pcchips are based on .
    Amptron Houston Tech Matsonic ECS and some others are resellers or part of the Pcchips "Empire" .
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    Postby evasive » Fri May 31, 2002 2:16 pm

    Even the more regular manufacturers slip in a board like the 5SVX from ZIDA. A pcchips board in disguise.

    Seems to be common with other makers too, both BCM/GVC and Mitac have some Superpower/San-Li boards on their y2k listings. Sometimes I believe the Far East is one big family...
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    Postby japniz » Tue Jun 04, 2002 3:37 am

    In tracking down spec for my own old PC Chips board, this link was very informative

    http://www.motherboards.org/manufacture ... /c/89.html

    Bottom line is that PC Chips supply a whole range of manufacturers! (Though Tyan is not on the list.) Maybe it explains why there is so much confusion associated with them.

    Hope this helps.
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    Postby evasive » Tue Jun 04, 2002 10:14 am

    I'm missing Elitegroup/ECS in that list.

    http://www.stud.fernuni-hagen.de/q39981 ... s/aka.html

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