Hsing Tech Enterprise Co., Ltd.

January 8, 2011 at 07:09:27
Specs: Windows 7
i need biosupdate for pcchips m770lmrt

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January 8, 2011 at 07:28:45
That board is an antique, what do you hope to accomplish by updating the BIOS?


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January 8, 2011 at 08:30:52
A BIOS update must come from the computer or motherboard manufacturer and must exactly match your hardware. You should never update the BIOS unless it specifically addresses a problem you are having. A BIOS update is serious business as a failure will usually result in a dead system.

In your case an update is probably a bad idea.

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January 8, 2011 at 12:06:14
I can't get any of the links at the page mickliq referred to, to work.
There are lots of links to downloads for old PCChips mboards on the web that no longer work.

Manual M770LMRT, version 1.2C - multipart *.doc files
If you don't have Word on the computer, Wordpad can usually read them.
If not, you need to download and load the freeware standalone Word reader from the Office support on the Microsoft web site.

start-12C.doc - M770LMRT (mboard ?) version 1.2C, Copyright 2000
mboard diagram - Part2-12C.doc

Same bios update e2k0314s.rom that the link in mickliq's referenced page is supposed to link to:

That and other updates.
I have no idea which one is the newest.
The ones NOT in the 810E folders MAY be for mboard versions that have the 810 main chipset :

Hsing Tech's retail brand was / is PCChips, but they also sell / sold their mboards wholesale to many other vendors, who may use the same or a very similar model number as a PCChips one, or their own unique model number.

This page
M770LMRT = Matsonic MS 7023D = ECS P6IWT-Me

Matsonic MS7023D manual:
mboard diagram page 17 of ms7023d.pdf

Once it has fully loaded, click on the floppy icon in the top bar (of Adobe Acrobat Reader) to save it to your hard drive.

Matsonic no longer has anything for mboards as old as yours on their web site.

ECS P6IWT-Me manual
Individual pdfs.
mboard diagram page 6 of chap2.pdf
Appears to be identical in content to the Matsonic manual except it's slightly modified by ECS to state the P6IWT-Me model

ECS P6IWT-Me picture and spec sheet

ECS probably no longer has anything for mboards as old as yours on their web site.

"....what do you hope to accomplish by updating the BIOS?"

Hsing Tech / PCChips is well known to use the absolute cheapest bios flash chips.
Sometimies the flash chip physically fails the FIRST TIME you try to flash the bios !

There is no such thing as a bios update that will allow the main chipset to recognize larger individual ram modules than originally specified. Sometimes mistakes were made in the original manual or specs and the main chipset will actually recognize larger modules, but that does not apply in this case. This mboard series has two ram slots, the maximum per slot is 256mb, and mboards of this vintage often require that 256mb modules have 16 chips, not 8.

1. This motherboard's Intel 810 or 810E main chipset was probably first made in 1999 and probably cannot support recognizing a hard drive larger than 137gb manufacturer's size (128gb binary size in the mboard's bios and in the operating system) as it's full size even if you flash the bios with the last available manufacturer's bios update.
If you are trying to get the mboard to recognize a hard drive larger than 137gb, you will probably have to buy yourself a PCI EIDE (a.k.a. PATA) drive controller card and connect the drive to that.
If you have only one hard drive on the computer, or if you have more than one but you want to boot an operating system from a drive connected to the card, you MUST be able to select SCSI in the Boot Order or similar settings in the bios, and you will need to have SCSI listed before hard drive in the Boot Order or similar list.

If you want to install an operating system on the drive, the Windows 7 (or Vista) DVD may NOT (the Windows 2000 or XP CD WILL NOT) recognize the drive controller card's chipset - in that case you need to load the drivers for the drive controller card's chipset at the beginning of loading files from the disk, otherwise Setup will NOT find the drive connected to the card.

2. If you wanted to update the bios because it doesn't recognize a CPU you installed properly, there has never been much info provided about which bios versions support which cpus provided by PCChips .

3. There are four versions of the Intel 810 (Whitney) main chipsets.
The M770LMRT may have come in several mboard version series - most PCChips mboards do - your mboard may have an 810 or an 810E main chipset.
If you use a bios update for the wrong main chipset, or the wrong mboard version series (e.g. the I/O chips may be different), the mboard will probably NOT BOOT after you have flashed the bios !

You can go to the Intel web site and have your Intel main chipset identified to see whether it's 810 or 810E by running a program, but that's not going to help if you don't know which main chipset the bios update is for.

4. You must use the proper AMI flash utility version to flash the bios with. If the bios update download does not have the AMI flash utility you are supposed to use with it included, if you use the wrong AMI flash utility version to flash the bios, either you will get a message indicating that version can't be used, or the flash utility may not work properly and you MAY end up with a mboard that will probably NOT BOOT after you have flashed the bios.

If you don't have and don't know which AMI flash utility version to use....


Uniflash has all the selections visible on two screens, and you use your cursor keys to move to another selection on the screen.

Standard way to use it is:
- extract files from Uniflash download
- See Uniflash.doc (in Wordpad).
- copy uniflash.exe to a bootable flash floppy along with your extracted bios update file.
- Boot with the floppy type uniflash (Enter) at the Dos prompt
- back up your present bios to the flash floppy!
I recommend this:
- Advanced - flash WITHOUT flashing boot block - if you get an error message, go back to main page and choose flash WITH flashing boot block.
NOTE that bios updates usually do not change the boot block part of the bios, so this error can be an important warning to you and you are wise to NOT go any further, QUIT Uniflash, and MAKE SURE you have the right bios update before you resort to flashing WITH flashing the boot block! Flashing the boot block is okay if your bios was somehow corrupted (which is rare), or in the rare case the boot block part was changed by the manufacturer, or if you are SURE it will work because it is for exactly the same combination of all the major chips you have on your mboard or is an alternate brand's bios for the same mboard, and you are SURE you have the right bios update.


After you flash the bios, the first time you boot you will get a "Cmos Checksum Error...." or similar message. You will either be prompted to enter the bios Setup or you will automatically go there. Enter the bios Setup, and load Bios Defaults - save settings, reboot. You MUST do this (or Clear the CMOS by moving a jumper on the mboard) in order to make sure the bios update is fully accepted by the mboard's bios - otherwise, the contents of the Cmos part of the bios and what you see in the bios Setup may not match the bios version, and your settings in the bios Setup may not work properly.

You also need to set the present data and time in the bios Setup.

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January 8, 2011 at 22:02:24
From this:


it looks like there's two different versions of that motherboard. The links to the 'latest bios updates' go nowhere but a mouse-over shows one is 2K1127S.ROM and is available for download from the elhvb site as already mentioned. But I couldn't find a download for the other--version 1.2a--E2K1201S.ROM.

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January 9, 2011 at 08:08:11
There are definitely at least two mboard versions.

The ECS multi *.pdf and the Matsonic single *.pdf manuals have Version 1.2 in them - they mention only the Intel 810 chipset. That may be the first version.

The PCChips M770LMRT multi *.doc manual has Version 1.2C in it, and it mentions, in Part1-12C.doc, "The mainboard uses the Intel i810 / i810e chipset..." so that indicates the mboard can have either of those. That is probably a later version. It also says in the first paragraph that you can either install a slot 1 processor or a socket 370 processor, but not both.

I answered questions on another web site, for years, where there were many inquiries about Hsing Tech / PCChips / other brands that actually had Hsing Tech mboards.

Most older Hsing Tech mboards have AMI bioses.

If the AMI bios string shown at the bottom of the first screen while booting has xx-xxxx-001437- the mboard was definitely made by Hsing Tech. The only bios updates I've come across that are not identical to the Hsing Tech / PCChips ones were a few that were custom modified by Amptron.

Generally, the version stated in the manual is the same as the Hsing Tech mboard version it is for, unless the manual can also be used for later versions.

Hsing Tech almost always supplies a generic version of their manuals to vendors other than their own PCChips retail brand. Often the generic manual looks identical to the PCChips one except there is no PCChips model number in it. Some of those vendors sometimes slightly modify those generic versions so that it has their own model number in it, notably ECS, and in this case Matsonic, but often the manual has no model number or brand name in it at all. ECS sometimes made / makes their own unique version of the manual.
On the older Hsing Tech mboards, at least, there was no model number printed on the mboard surface - just a mboard Version number, even when it was a PCChips supplied model. Newer mboards have a Revision number. There may or may not be a stuck on label on the mboard that has the vendor's model number on it - e.g. for ECS, it's often on the top of the parallel port; for Elpina, there is often a label on the back side of the mboard but it's an Eplina part number for the model / mboard version, not their model number.

When the generic or slightly modified generic Hsing Tech manual looks different, it's for a different mboard version, or for more than one version.
In this case, the ECS multi *.pdf and the Matsonic single *.pdf manuals appear to have identical content except they have been slightly modified to specify their own model number. On Page 9 of the Matsonic MS7023D manual it has
"As well as the Intel 810 chipset, the P6ITW-Me...." - oops - that's the only mention of the ECS model number in it.

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