MSI-6119 - BIOS Upgrading a Fujitsu T-Bird with a generic BIOS?

Discussion in 'MSI' started by ... et al., Dec 4, 2006.

  1. ... et al.

    ... et al. Guest

    (Crossposted to a.c.p.m.msi-microstar & m.p.win98.gen_discussion)

    A Fujitsu T-Bird (ca 1998-99) computer shows a motherboard with label:
    "MS6119 VER:1.1 BX2"
    and the current BIOS is:
    "W6119F1 V1.3 072998", "02/12/98-i440BX-W977-2A69KM4AC-00"
    similar to the (M6119F1 V1.3 072998) and (W6119F1 v1.4 022299) mentioned
    here (for a different machine):
    <http://www.fujitsu-siemens.co.uk/rl/servicesupport/techsupport/boards/Motherboards/MicroStar/MS6119/MS6119.htm>

    The 1.3 and 1.4 version-numbers Fujitsu uses doesn't perfectly line up
    timewise with version-numbering that MSI uses for the MS6119 BIOS's they
    make available:
    <http://www.msi.com.tw/program/support/bios/bos/spt_bos_detail.php?UID=105&kind=1>
    (MSI doesn't even have a 1.4) But, MSI have much newer BIOS's (from the
    fall of 2000) that supports ACPI and bigger HDD's.

    Meanwhile, while 'Fujitsu-Siemens support' do recognize the T-Bird
    Serial-(identification-) number, it claims there are nothing to
    download. No manual, no drivers, and no updated BIOS .. no nothing.


    My concerns:

    Can i (Should i) upgrade with a later BIOS from MSI's site to give me
    ACPI support (on reinstall), support for bigger HardDiskDrives and
    whatever else, or is the Fujitsu MS6119-board somehow modified so that a
    flash with a generic BIOS will probably render the board useless?

    If the previous owner can ever locate the /Restore CD/ and i have
    flashed with a generic BIOS downloaded from MSI, will it no longer be
    recognized as a Fujitsu computer by the /Restore CD/ and thus refuse to
    re-install?

    (Hopefully i can save-to-file the current BIOS and reflash it back
    should i need to, but if anyone have any experiences to relate i am
    grateful.)

    --
    "Seen a shooting star tonight
    and i thought of you."

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    ... et al., Dec 4, 2006
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