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Peter Krause
Posted on Tuesday, July 10, 2001 - 3:22 pm:   

Dear Sir/Madam,
Could you assist me with motherboard setting, or web site links
to upgrade my current processor to an AMD 200 MMX and BIOS upgrade, please.
The details of my BIOS is as follows.

BIOS ID String
11/06/96 - i430VX-2A59GSM9C-00

6x86 - P166+ CPU @ 133mhz

Award Modular Bios V 4.51PG

Award Plug and Play Bios Extension v1.0a

Thank you for your reply.
yours sincerely
Peter Krause
Service Manager
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V (Vera)
Posted on Wednesday, July 11, 2001 - 2:30 pm:   

so far all i've come up with is, according to bios string this board was sold as Acorp A-586VX

this info obtained from

thunder lightening in my area so i'm off for now
don't like to take chances

will check some more another time

hope this is of some use
check back if you find out more
Posted on Wednesday, July 11, 2001 - 5:32 pm:   

Thanks V (Vera),
Looking now at the acorp site
Posted on Thursday, July 12, 2001 - 3:13 pm:   

Thanks V again, as your short words triggered a few thoughts. I remember seeing in a magazine on upgrading your motherboard. I applied the same principle. Remove all drivers from the windows with the mouse last of course! then shut down windows, put the new procesor in place.(In this case a pentium 200 mmx). I located the clock jumper settings and set to 3x, the other settings were already at 66mhz. Turned the pc on and voila, everthing came back up. The kids are happy they can now play their lego island and racers without 'locking up'. Thanks again to Trishs web site. Regards to all, Peter
Posted on Monday, July 23, 2001 - 5:25 pm:   

You may want to check the voltage Most Cyrix Socket7 processors run at 2.9V and Intels run at 2.8V. No sence in generating more heat than is absolutly necassary.
Posted on Monday, July 23, 2001 - 5:28 pm:   

I guess I can't flippen read you are using an AMD chip not an Intel so never mind.
Posted on Sunday, July 29, 2001 - 10:07 pm:   

Thanks to everyone whom contributed.
Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2002 - 6:55 pm:   

hi guys! can anyone help me find the site of where to get this motherboard manual of an i430Vx-2A59GSM9C-00 motherboard. tnx.
Christian Korner
Posted on Tuesday, August 13, 2002 - 2:01 am:   

2A59G - i430VX
SM - Superpower (was
9C - SL-586V (sold by Acorp as A-586VX)

Superpower manuals / jumper settings:

Christian Korner
admin of PLASMA online

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