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04-03-2001, 11:00 AM
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im new to this forum so i dunno if this question has ben asked b4, so here goes im looking for info/spec on a mobo all i have is mobo number MS5117
its a very old mobo so all im looking for is its max specs so i can upgrade it to its fullest(for my kid)...but what im really after is a search site where its possible to do a search for different makes of mobos and find user manuals for them ...T.I.A
04-03-2001, 12:30 PM
If it is an "OLD" motherboard......ie 486 or older.....there isn't a whole lot you can do to speed it up or "enhance" it ANYway! But you can probably get the FCC # off the motherboard somewhere and at least find out who the mfg. is. Here is the FCC site http://www.fcc.gov/oet/fccid/ if you find the # (usually in one corner of the board). By the way, the ability to "Flash" the bios of a motherboard has only been around for about 4 years or so......the chances of your being able to do that are remote, at best.
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You can download a zipped manual from this MSI link (http://download.msi.com.tw/manual/oldmanual.htm). The page says manuals are in a PDF, but the MS-5117 is scanned pages of the manual saved as JPG images. A BIOS (http://www.msi.com.tw/support/bios/mainboard/5xxx/5117/5117.htm) update is also available.
I use Google (http://www.google.com) for searches like this. I had to change the part number to MS-5117 to get some hits.
The info in the scanned manual is limited, but it does show that it takes a P54C class processor. Here is a FAQ (http://www.kingli.com/FAQ-Computer-Upgrade_1Page3.html) that describes some upgrade factors for this CPU class.
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[This message has been edited by Reid (edited 04-03-2001).]
04-03-2001, 06:45 PM
Hi, check out this site http://www.motherboards.org/index.html
I found this info. MANUFACTURER Micro-Star
MANUFACTURER PART# 5117
BOARD SIZE 28cm x 22cm
L2 CACHE 256KB or 512KB or 1MB
ISA SLOTS 4
PCI SLOTS 3
MAX RAM 512MB
SIMM SOCKETS 4
ON BOARD I/O floppy disk conmtroller
2 serial, 1 parallel: standard, EPP or ECP
provide IRDA function (reserved)
ON BOARD IDE 32 bit enhanced dual channel bus Master PCI IDE
fast ATA2 PIOMode 0-4
DMA Mode 2
You can also find links to the manufacturer. good luck
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