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Hi - since you know the board I have, what is it's model number?  Got lots of drivers for lots of boards on the CD that came with it, but NOWHERE is there any indication of what model board I have (or who makes it).  Thanks
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by:rmarotta
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Ken, to tell the truth, I can't remember the model number.
My CD had separate sections for IDE, video, and sound drivers for many different models, too.
I do remember that it had a SIS chipset for the PCI-IDE controller.  I think it had TX-ProIII printed on the heatsink though.
I couldn't connect to the SIS website, so I really scoured the net for info and came up with nothing.......
There was a picture of the board at either Chips or Eurone's website, but it's not in my browser's history cache anymore.
After spending a whole weekend wrestling with three of them, the following Monday I exchanged those boards with my supplier for some with Intel's TX chipset.
End of problems!
Sorry for not being much help.
Good luck with yours.
Ralph
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NP - for future reference, what is a good brand MB (and supplier?) for upgrades and such that support up to K6-2s?. (non PII) - (submit as answer to question) - Thanks
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I'll have to waffle a little bit on this one.
I hate to recommend brands because if I do, and somebody has a problem with it, somehow, it becomes my problem........
I will tell you that I've had good luck using various inexpensive motherboards with the Intel chips on them.
I've tried some with ALI, TxPro, and others recently and had poor results.
What I consider MOST important is who you buy from!
No matter the product, or manufacturer, if you can't get satisfaction from your supplier when problems arise, it can be a real a headache.
I buy components from a fellow in Miami who has never questioned me when I've returned something.  That doesn't happen very often, but he always gives me good service.  Although, I think he uses me as a "guinea pig" for products when he first gets them.
When I asked him about those motherboards, he replied: "I haven't had any problems with them."  (But I don't think he had sold any prior to the ones I bought.)
Anyway, he threw in a couple of soundcards with the motherboards I exchanged to offset my having to return them.
Recently, I've built some P-II 300&400s with a brand of board I hadn't seen before.  I used both the LX and BX chipset versions of boards from a company called Red Fox.  They have their logo on the BIOS splash screen.  The BX board has multipliers to take it up to 600Mhz!
So far, no problems, and they're inexpensive.
Ken, I hope this helps a little.
Best regards from sunny Florida!
Ralph
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