Pentium I430VX-2A59HT5BC-00 Win98
Posted on 1999-01-26
My brother has a Pentium, which at boot shows Award Modular BIOS v.4.51 PG, and then the chipset, at boot appears to be the I430VX-2A59HT5BC-00 chipset. I've researched this, and the only hit I found said this chipset is illegal. Never heard of such a thing. He doesn't want to invest yet more dollars for a motherboard, since Pentium serves his needs, but I'd like to know if anyone knows of this and what options exist? Chipset upgrade? The AmiBios 4.51 is the same AmiBios I have on both a Pentium and Pentium II, I'm confused. If you were in his shoes, would you upgrade motherboards, or is there an upgrade to this and what are the options for this specific setup?
He's running at 133Mhz, and 32MB RAM, but we want to add components, but not spend $s on motherboard replacements if we can fix this one.
Any ideas that prove fruitful? I could post my research to date, but that may help add confusion, since I'm unclear as to the validity of the source found so far. Baffled and hopeful that we can circumvent yet another motherboard upgrade until all the technological dust settles and we find a real solution worth the investment.