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Changing motherboard language

Hi. I have this cpu (kind of old one). It's an IBM P3, 866MHz, 128MB SDRAM with 20GB hard disk. I'm trying to format it. My problem is, the IBM cpu came from Japan so, the language in the motherboard also in Japan ;-0 I've been trying to change the language to English but i don't know how.
Do anybody know how to do it (changing the Japanese language in bios to English)
I know, some of you might say that i should get a new cpu but to me i just wanna use the IBM as my backup.
Any kind of help will be appreciated. Thanks guys...

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  • jeramtoi Dec 21, 2008

    Ok, i went to the manufactures website and unfortunately it's also in Japan.The translation doesn't help much. Got any other ideas..?

  • jeramtoi Dec 22, 2008

    Ok, what I can tell is only this things :- IBM NetVista, Pentium 3, 866MHz, 128MB, 20GB hard disk with cd and floppy disk.

    It's an IBM NetVista M/T 6578-PBJ, S/N 97-987LV.

    The motherboard is ( i think ):

    -INTEL 815

    -FW 82815

    -L0420182

    -SL4DF

    That's all the info i can give to you.

    Thanks in advance for all the trouble.

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You can go to the manufacturers website and look for a BIOS update flash .. but unfortunately since you nor I know Japanese we cannot get into the BIOS to see if it can just be changed there. Most BIOS have language settings but you gotta know the current one in order to switch to another.

Posted on Dec 21, 2008

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    Jay Glendenning Dec 21, 2008

    Can you give me the whole manufacturer name, make and model of the motherboard and I will see what I can locate for you?

  • Jay Glendenning
    Jay Glendenning Dec 22, 2008

    Download and update the BIOS here ..

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Not vga.i want correct that

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