I'm sure anyone with experience with MB's should know this. I have a used CTX system with a Trigem Cognac MB. The bios is dated 4/1999. I have found BIOS updates later than that for HP, AND, HP is using the exact same MB. Can I flash the bios with a HP Bios if its the same board. The Ctx company doesn't do PC's anylonger and there is absolutely no support. I called CTX and they said, "all parts are from manufacturers not CTX so if you have a concern just use the mfr info available. This lead me to try to find a Cognac Co. (which I couldn't). I would like to know not only a YES or NO but Please explain to me if Manufacturers like HP, eMachines, Dell actually make any changes to the Boards once they buy them? Also, the changes to the OS's are mostly to put their TM and LOGO only?