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Finding out what motherboard you have?





weableandbob
Is there a way to find out what motherboard you have without actually opening up the computer and looking at the model number? I've tried looking around in the device manager, but I haven't been able to find the motherboard, just things like motherboard resources.
Idoru
It's not 100%, but Lavlays have an application that tells you a lot of the inside. Their list of mo-bos is long, so it's
worth a try. There is an evaluation-demo, so just google it. The app you're seeking is called 'Everest', and the
developer, as I said, Lavlays.
Best of luck to ya!
ocalhoun
weableandbob wrote:
actually opening up the computer and looking at the model number?

What makes that impossible? That's the first thing I would try.

Other than that, look around in the BIOS, it may be there.
Also, while it is first booting up, look for it in the text that flashes by. Some boards will let you freeze that text on the screen so you can read it by pressing the 'pause/break' key.
ForceRun
http://www.sisoftware.net/ Just download this software, and you can find out what ever you need. Also a good benchmarking program. The basic is free.
albuferque
There are a lot of tools to identify your Hardware on this mini-LIVE CD: Hiren's Boot CD.

Also you can try the Ultimate Boot CD for Windows 3.13

You can download it for free at:

http://www.ubcd4win.com


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Kelvin
I think CPUz can do that for you. Here are a list of things you can actually get out of this small program that does not require installation:

CPU-Z is a freeware that gathers information on some of the main devices of your system.

CPU
- Name and number.
- Core stepping and process.
- Package.
- Core voltage.
- Internal and external clocks, clock multiplier.
- Supported instructions sets.
- Cache information.
Mainboard
- Vendor, model and revision.
- BIOS model and date.
- Chipset (northbridge and southbridge) and sensor.
- Graphic interface.
Memory
- Frequency and timings.
- Module(s) specification using SPD (Serial Presence Detect) : vendor, serial number, timings table.
System
- Windows and DirectX version.

You can get this nifty program at: http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php
ForceRun
Yeah I like CPU-Z but it is a very basic program, that is why I like Sandra because it helps you understand the information and so on.
taytay
ForceRun wrote:
http://www.sisoftware.net/ Just download this software, and you can find out what ever you need. Also a good benchmarking program. The basic is free.


This is the one I prefer to use. otherwise I would use CPU-Z, for instance, on a PC that isn't mine and I can't or don't want to open up. Like a Schools PC. Not that anything about the system is important to me, but even I get curious sometimes.
slashnburn99
Thanks for the tip with

http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php

took seconds to download and seconds to analyze

Free also

Cheers
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