Damn I wish I'd found this site long ago. If you are like me and have an OEM motherboard you can't identify to save your life (you know the one marked "Top Gun" without a single hint anywhere on the board or manual as to whom made it). Well for those unlucky souls who now face BIOS upgrades, but can't upgrade because they don't know the MFG. check out this site!! Thanks has got to go out towards AWARD & AMI BIOS who have a serial number that identifies the vendor!!
FULL STORY @ COMUTERCRAFT (http://www.computercraft.com/docs/mbid.html)