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Mike Hammond
Posted on Sunday, July 16, 2000 - 2:47 pm:   

I just installed a used Gateway motherboard (part # 4000532). Gateway offers no support as I bought it used, and Intel won't because it was built for Gateway. The only info I can find from Gateway is a reference to it on the BIOS upgrade page, which let me know the BIOS was updated. I would like to know what upgrade options are possible.
Posted on Monday, July 17, 2000 - 10:44 pm:   

Do you have any other info on the board other than just a part number? PII? Slot1? Chipset? How does Intel fit into the picture? Intel board? cpu? ??
Posted on Tuesday, July 18, 2000 - 6:03 am:   

Your requested info will be posted Wednesday evening.
Posted on Wednesday, July 19, 2000 - 5:12 pm:   

First here is the exact page to get a BIOS update if your board needs one. (Remember, if you do not know how to correctly update a BIOS, calling Gateway's Feebased line might cost $1.50/minute but being first prepared might be a total cost of all $10.00. That sure beats buying and installing a new BIOS chip.

Some specs to help you out;

This is an Intel SECC 2 BX chipset MB

With the latest BIOS your board will support up to a 850 coppermine chip.

Your ram should be gold plated, unbuffered sdram. Minimum size is 8mb chip, maximum is 384 (total ram memory occupancy)Memory added is autodetected.
PC66 or PC100

The latest BIOS supports an LS120

The MB supports Ultra ATA 33mb/sec

Supports AGP 2x

There is no onboard audio or video chips

If using WIN95, you need PIX4 drivers, WIN98 AUTO installs with OS installation

The clear nvram jumper is at the bottom left of the battery and is a blue color jumper. (This comes in handy)

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