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Adam Low
Posted on Sunday, December 30, 2001 - 2:37 pm:

The link above gives the picture of the mobo, with some prints of the parts that are on the mobo.

I cannot identify who made this board, as there are no serial numbers, no model number, or anything identifiable on there. The only thing I got from the bio string


is that it is made by PC-Chips. I have emailed them, and getting no response, and now I do not know what kind of AGP driver I am looking at here. All I know is that it is a SiS builtin 3D sound chip, and I cannot even get the right version of the sound driver for it.

It is currently running a AMD K6-2 400MHz CPU at 166MHz (I do not know why that is so). Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Posted on Sunday, December 30, 2001 - 9:16 pm:   

PCchips M570
Posted on Sunday, December 30, 2001 - 9:21 pm:   

The TX AGP_PRO chipset is a relabeled SiS (5591/5595) AGP chipset. You can use SiS Busmastering IDE drivers.

Eurone Model: EM-5570
Houston Tech Model: M570 51-0122-001437-00111111-071595-570-001_10_CHIPSET-H
Houston Tech Model: M577
Houston Tech Model: M590
PC Chips Model: M570 51-0109-001437-00111111-071595-570-001_10_CHIPSET-H
PC Chips Model: M570 51-0612-001437-00101111-071595-570-001_10_CHIPSET_H
PC Chips Model: M570 51-0814-001437-00101111-071595-570-001_10_CHIPSET-H
( NOTE: This bios number has been found on the Model: M590 motherboard)
PC Chips Model: M570 51-1217-001437-00101111-071595-570-001_10_CHIPSET-H
Sybercom Model: MB570
Adam Low
Posted on Monday, December 31, 2001 - 8:21 am:   


Thanks for the pointers. All the clues pointed to M570, predominantly by PC-Chips, but it was the mentioning of M590 that hits the spot. I have check the bios string at too, and it checked out. The pictures are identical (almost) but hey, I am going to try the drivers all the same. Will post back when I confirm the drivers and all.

Adam Low
Posted on Tuesday, January 1, 2002 - 1:48 am:   


It all checked out, and it is indeed a M590 by PC-Chips. I have the AGP and sound drivers all installed, and it is up and running.

There is a minor problem with it though:

When I start it up, it will do the ram count, find the IDE devices, and hang there. I will need to reset the computer, and then it will go past that IDE search. Switching it off, then on again, will not do the job. Any idea?

Sorry to lean on you so much for this. Thanks in advance.
Posted on Tuesday, January 1, 2002 - 10:00 am:   

What happens if the IDE drives are manually entered VIA the bios Harddrive setup menu? I had a M598 do the same thing until I changed the PCI auto-detect to User and entered the drives heads sectors and cylinders manually. Also check in the bios for an option to reset config data and set it to enabled.
Posted on Tuesday, January 1, 2002 - 10:07 am: check this sight out for pcchips boards, its very good and like the page states the reward is "SUPPORT" also you will be able to narrow down which version of the board you have....
Adam Low
Posted on Thursday, January 3, 2002 - 3:28 am:   


Thanks a bunch for all the help rendered. From what I have read and researched, the only recommendation anyone has is to reset to optimal setting in the bios setting, and that should get rid of the hang problem. Apparently not so. :)

The lady who owned this computer for years have been running a K6-2 400 MHz processor in it as a 166, and she has been pretty used to resetting the computer everytime at bootup. Thus, when I reset the computer to 400HMz, she was more than glad (without spending a dime to upgrade), and she says she can deal with the pending problem with the constant resetting.

In short, everything ended well. I am happy (minimally), and she is definitely a happy camper.

Thanks again E.S., hope your hear ahead will be fruitful and fun!



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