bios Tags: CPUs BIOS Compaq Last response: May 22, 2002 9:37 PM in CPUs Share scamtrOn May 22, 2002 8:25:04 AM guys how do you find out what mobo is in a compaq? i know there is a way, but don't remember. i need to flash a bios. <A HREF="http://www.geocities.com/scamtron2000/Lochel.html" target="_new"><b><font color=red>Go To My Site</A> More about : bios | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Pettytheft May 22, 2002 12:29:15 PM http://www.compaq.com I'm not being a total smartass but there should be a model # on the Compaq case somewhere. Sometimes they also put it on the system properties panel under the General tab. If it's an OEM mobo you can screw things up if you grab a Bios from the Mobo manufacturers websight. But otherwise just use Sandra to find out what the chipsets are and try to match them up that way. Good Luck Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder. | Report abuse scamtrOn May 22, 2002 8:55:03 PM i forgot to say that i want the real bios, not the compaq one which is on there right now. i know there is a web site for this, but cant remember what. <A HREF="http://www.geocities.com/scamtron2000/Lochel.html" target="_new"><b><font color=red>Go To My Site</A> | Report abuse bront May 22, 2002 9:05:57 PM If you enter the serial number at compaq, you can have them list your parts, and one of them may be the board and manufacturer. However, they are OEM parts, so they usually have different setups anyway, and likely a BIOS flash would destroy the system. Why do you need a non-compaq bios? "Search your feelings you know it to be true, I am your... twin sister" - Darth Vader | Report abuse sturm May 22, 2002 9:37:54 PM i build and trouble shoot computers for compaq/HP these boards are specifically made for compaq. u need to get the bios flash from compaq. look for "Rompaq" on the site. dont use any other flash utility. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>CPUs>bios> Related ressources: ForumSandy bridge mobo - any chance to upgrade bios having only ivy cpu? ForumI cant get into my bios on new motherboard error; product info not valid ForumHelp updating BIOS ForumWindow date not changed after replacing cmos & bios update ForumHow to ez flash bios for m5a99x evo no post ForumLooking for sound card suggestion ForumBios problem ForumCan you overclock using the BIOS? ForumXP1900+ Bios Settings Forumbios info Forumbios ForumAthlon Xp 1800+ bios settings ForumCorect Bios Settings for XP 1800+ ForumBIOS Help Forumno beep after BIOS update More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !