ok its simple this but better to know for shure(and to make life easier!!) im building a VERY old pc out of leftover parts the mainboard needs an update of its BIOS-it was made in 93....the mainboard make and model is PCI54IT(it may need spaces in that) and the version is 1.00 and the BIOS is AMI by american megatrends.so baisically does anyone know where I can get a hold of the latest BIOS that was made for it.
it aint a case of nothing workin right its a case of it that it runs VERY slowly becouse the bios is so old it cant even take win95 and the spec is fine for what its going to do its a P166 with 32mb ram and the harddisk is a good performer too its just the bios being very old
IMHO you're not understanding the role of the BIOS. A BIOS written to support a motherboard with a P166 and the peripherals which can be attached to it, should be capable of doing just that. What's in a BIOS is extremely basic to the operation of a system - it either works or it doesn't - it's not germane to the performance of a system.
You say the BIOS "can't take Win95" - you mean it doesn't install? - in that case there is likely a fault. If you can expand on this, maybe someone can help. I'm often putting together old systems like this for beginners, but I've never had a BIOS issue in any of them.
If the performance is poor, then I believe you just have to look for another reason why, not at the BIOS.