Solved can't find the make an model of motherboard

May 7, 2015 at 17:34:49
Specs: Windows 98se
make an model of motherboard in gateway G6-333c with an AMI BIOS # 53-0100-006482-00101111-071595-440LX-0AAKW040-Y2KC-5. I got that # from the boot screen. I want to update the bios and find a manual.

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#1
May 7, 2015 at 18:25:30
Please note that on manufactured systems you need to get your BIOS updates (like your drivers) only from the manufacture of your system. Gateway like Hp & Dell use hardware specially made for them so the BIOS from the nearest over the counter motherboard will not work properly on it. Some changes from stock may be cost savings, some may be hardware compatibility, others durability or special requirements that they have for their systems only. They may even have a more basic model made with a single feature from a higher level model added because it was popular or needed for a special series 'entertainment' or 'gaming' system.
To summarize, getting the listed model will not help you, going to Gateway will get you the only optional BIOS upgrades that are sure to work. If you flash with an incorrect BIOS and it is off enough that the system will not start at all, you will not be able to update it again to fix it.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#2
May 7, 2015 at 18:49:27
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The latest BIOS is version 0AAKW040...you already have it.

Here's your motherboard: http://panam.gateway.com/s/MOTHERBD...

Support docs: http://panam.gateway.com/s/MOTHERBD...

BIOS update: http://tinyurl.com/mwm5rw2


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#3
May 8, 2015 at 07:46:45
Have you a specific reason for requiring a BIOS update?

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#4
May 16, 2015 at 14:47:31
I want to have a duel boot system with 2 HDDs. Possibly, cable select or through the BIOS. I don't know the best way to go. I want to run DOS 6.22 and Windows 98se on this old machine. So far your help has ben spot on.

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#5
May 16, 2015 at 19:37:34
See your new post for answer to this new question...

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