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M810D vey 7.5c Bios

I need assistance locating a suitable BIOS for this board.  After much research, I am totally confused.  I can find no reference to this specific board at PC Chips.  They have BIOS for every other make and model.

Can I use an older version of M810DLU ver 5.X or one of the other ones?  At the moment I can only boot on a floppy and sometimes a CD.  XP install indicates corrupted HDD on 2 known good drives.

Ideas are appreciated.
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arky41
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_Commented:
Is this a built system or a Branded one? (Dell, HP, IBM, etc)
Using a previous mobo version bios isn't really a good idea. It might not have the correct codes or all the codes that this mobo needs.

Did you try a different cable?
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_Commented:
Someone else with a similar problem.
http://www.wimsbios.com/phpBB2/topic10885.html
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_Commented:
According to this, it is the same as these mobos:
ECS K7SOM+ V. 7.5C
Amptron K7- 810GLMx

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/92
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PCBONEZCommented:
That link is the right board version.

PcChips doesn't actually 'build' motherboards they are the distributor for Hsing Tech who does the building and who owns PcChips.
Amptron has been outsourcing from Hsing Tech for over a decade.
ECS is more recent.
The boards are built on the same PCB and come down the same assembly line but they don't necessarily have the same BIOS.

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arky41Author Commented:
Thanks coral47.

The other posting was mine under a different username.

There is a difference.  This MB has only 2 pci slots.  The board clearly says m810d v7.5c.  It appears to have a socket 462 with the pro 2000+ label which I believe is a Duron 1.3.  I have flashed with several BIOS already, including the K7SOM+ v7.5C, which I have done none and am present attempting to format and install XP.  Will give you an update tomorrow sometime.  It is late here and I have some commitments tomorrow also.  Also it may have  an SIS 740 chipset.
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_Commented:
>> The other posting was mine under a different username

I started to ask if it was you.   : )
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PCBONEZCommented:
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This MB has only 2 pci slots.  The board clearly says m810d v7.5c.  It appears to have a socket 462 with the pro 2000+ label which I believe is a Duron 1.3. ~~~ Also it may have  an SIS 740 chipset
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Gee, that sounds JUST like the one I gave you the link to the BIOS for.
Wanna see?
http://www.pcchips.com.tw/PCCWebSite/Products/ProductsDetail.aspx?detailid=232&CategoryID=1&DetailName=Specification&MenuID=7&LanID=0

And know what? - If you do the zoom thing and look at the PCB up close it says "M810D v7.5c" right there on the board.
~ WOW! ~
A SPECIFIC REFERENCE to a "M810D v7.5c"
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Kidding aside, PcChips commonly drops the tail-on letters in their model numbers.


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XP install indicates corrupted HDD on 2 known good drives.
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PcChips is known for using crappy capacitors AND that board was built during ~The Great Capacitor  Plague  ~.
If you have bad caps then your RAM, CPU, Chipset, DRIVE CONTROLLERS, DRIVE CONTROLLERS, DRIVE CONTROLLERS, and everything else are getting unstable noisy power.
That corrupts signals and data.
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PCBONEZCommented:
BTW:
M810D is the base model number.

The "U" means USB.
They dropped it because by then they all had USB.

The "L" means LAN.
It's not written on the board because they don't know if they are going to include LAN when the board is printed.

Their page (and BIOS) is intended to cover all the "M810D v7.5c" which depending on where you see it and what the final build is may be written M810D, M810DU, M810DL, M810DLU.
It's all the same board.
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arky41Author Commented:
Hard to split points for the good job since both were correct.  Since coral47 was first to respond I felt they should get the larger share.  PCBONEZ, the additional info was beneficial also.  Many thanks.
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_Commented:
Thank you much.   : )
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