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Q: I need the P3C Series Motherboard Support CD in order to upgrade my system. ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: I need the P3C Series Motherboard Support CD in order to upgrade my system.
Category: Computers > Software
Asked by: straitc-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 01 Jul 2002 09:22 PDT
Expires: 31 Jul 2002 09:22 PDT
Question ID: 35515
I purchased a motherboard from CSO( on
I recieved the motherboard and one page of information concerning this
The title of this information page is:ETEK 6800 PIII/II 133/100MHZ FSB
There was no CD with Drivers or Utilities for the motherboard
I resolved to do the research to enable this mobo to full and stable
and this is one of my many attempts to reach that goal.
Subject: Re: I need the P3C Series Motherboard Support CD in order to upgrade my system.
Answered By: fugitive-ga on 01 Jul 2002 10:34 PDT

I've built my own PCs from the ground up and have had similar problems
(and solved them). I cannot guarantee you will have success, but I'll
stand behind this answer for giving you the best possible chance to
get your hardware functioning. I know you're seeking a CD with all of
the drivers, but there doesn't appear to be anything available.
However, I can (and will) direct you to where the appropriate drivers
are located online.

I begin with a search of online discussions via Google Groups:

using the terms:

	ETEK 6800

which turned up a couple of discussion threads. The most relevant
thread is labeled:

	Subject: Re: Which Asus Mobo IS this, really?

Click on "View Thread (5 articles) to pull up the relevant messages.
I'll summarize what you'll find:

1. The link to where you purchased this Motherboard with all stats:

2. That this is REALLY an Asus motherboard Slot 1, type P3C2000. You
can get the 110 page manual for the P3C2000 here:

	Main Site for Manuals

	Specific Manual for P3C2000

3. Intel recalled all P3C2000 that used SDRAM. The Intel 820-chipset
has a bug that can make the system unstable while using SDRAM instead

If you search with the new terms:


You'll be inundated with all sorts of discussions (i.e., support)
regarding this motherboard. Not all of the discussions are positive,
but you should be able to learn about how others resolved specific
problems as you run across them (if you run across them - good luck!).

Next, you should go to the ASUS web site (there is no ETEK site!) and
look for specific drivers for your motherboard and its components. I
didn't search for Asus, just made an educated guess about their web

I then started poking around and came up with:

	ASUS list of all motherboards

You'll have to click on the link for P3C2000 (no direct URL) to
retrieve the download page with specific drivers.

For more general ASUS software and support, I recommend starting here:

	ASUS Software Download

Personally, I HATE losing to technology and hope WE win here.

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