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bugi
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Posted:6/20/2008 10:53:00 PM # 1

When I try to flash the BIOS get this message: "ROM file ROMID is not compatible with existing BIOS ROMID". When I see the motherboard name, it's P5S800-VM/S REV. 2.11G. Can you tell me what are the differencebetween mine motherboard and P5S800-VM and where to find BIOS. The current version is 0103.

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Ulrich
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Posted:6/20/2008 11:22:00 PM # 2
I think what you may have is a proprietary mainboard... the /S indicates that.  So what I would do is contact Asus customer support and see if thay can point you in the right direction. 

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Posted:6/21/2008 1:00:00 AM # 3
The Packard Bell website would be your best bet as they use the P5S800-VM/S board. Find the model number of your pc from the chassis and search their site with that for appropriate updates. If you bought the mainboard second hand or its been rehoused that could be tricky as NEC (who used to own packard bell - not sure if they still do) also use the same board.

http://support.packardbell.com/uk/item/index.php?i=spec_santiago_nofw&pi=platform_veloce_imedia

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Posted:6/23/2008 12:59:00 PM # 4
Thanks Mike. You are were right, it's board of NEC. I bought it last year as P5S800-VM in my country and I did not know that there is difference between VM and VM/S. I tried to update my BIOS with the last version of NEC - 0216 in DOS with AFUDOS and everything was OK, but when I restarted the board EZ-Flash started and search floppy or CD with BIOS. I made a copy in my original BIOS before update, so i put it and EZ-Flash tell that it's OK, restore the BIOS but after restarting it's going the same. Is it any way to fix this?

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Posted:6/23/2008 7:30:00 PM # 5
Other than restoring the BIOS from CD or floppy using that method I don't think there is. You would need to contact a BIOS chip company such as http://www.biosflash.co.uk/ who may be able to send you replacement chips or repair and return the board if it is soldered. It is not that expensive either. Don't know what that works out at in your currency but they take overseas orders too.

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Posted:1/1/2009 7:21:00 AM # 6

Download relevant bios from http://www.nec-computers.co.uk/support/.

It is .exe file, open it with winrar, drag out .IMA file.

Open .IMA file with WinImage program get from 
http://www.winimage.com

Extract bios file such as called like this w6786vp2.120

Copy this bios, not backup one you did yourself, to Floppy disk (FAT formatted) and rename it to
P5S800VM.ROM.

Boot system with it.


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Posted:7/26/2009 9:17:00 PM # 7
... and so... is there in bios option to overclock with 10%. 20%...? my board is similar - p5s800-vm/S, can i overclock it?

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Posted:7/26/2009 10:24:00 PM # 8
Hi r...

I looked at your other question regarding problems with BIOS revision...

The thing to keep in mind here is that OEM system maker are not interested in you getting more performance out of the system you now have... but in getting you to purchase a higher performing system.  They also don't want a lot of trouble from folks fiddling with BIOS settings...

For those reasons, most OEM BIOS programs are locked up tight....you can not overclock.

However, take a look in your BIOS for a 'CPU External Frequency' switch... if there is such a switch available, then you might get a bit more performance but nothing you would ever notice.  You need between 15% and 20% increase in performance before you could even begin to notice any improvement.

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Posted:7/26/2009 11:08:00 PM # 9

Thanks again :) obviously my board is (~bad words again~)  Thanks for the help

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