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WHO's MOTHERboard IS THIS ANYWAY?

By pkwyoming ·
First let me say I think any manufacturer that is so embarrassed by it's product that they don't put their name on it should be hung.
Now then, down to business. I have a Slot 1 mobo that is slower than a good 486. I set it up with a Celeron 300A and an 8MB DIMM to make sure it works. Installed W-95B on the HD and this thing crawls. It really is much slower than a Dell 486 that I upgraded with a DX4/100 and 12MB of RAM running W-95B. I was given this slot 1 mobo with no documentation or anything. I have a shareware program that says it's a PC Chips board but PC Chips has nothing on it's web site that even looks close to this board. There is no FCC ID on it. HOW DO I IDENTIFY THIS BOARD?

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by saihib In reply to WHO's MOTHERboard IS THIS ...

It seems to me that if you run Win95B with 8 megs of RAM then your machine has no choice but to crawl. That aside, go to www.prosystech.com and you can find out how to identify your board from it's BIOS string.

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by pkwyoming In reply to WHO's MOTHERboard IS THIS ...

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by parth In reply to WHO's MOTHERboard IS THIS ...

you have a couple of clues to detect the mb mfgr. first look at the chipset (this should be near the main i86 chip). next look at the bios. the mfgr would put his signature near the bios chip, generally directly on the circuit board. if it is not there, you could try the edges of the board which should id the mfgr. if all else fails, try to see the preboot prompts (the stuff that comes before and just after the memory counts). generally these will help. if there is still no name, it would be a generic board, and its id would be the chipset and the bios.

hope this helps.

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by mphoffar In reply to WHO's MOTHERboard IS THIS ...

There's a reference base at www.sysopt.com that has the bios stamps for a multitude of motherboards with an AMI bios. The number you're looking for is some crypic looking number on the bios splash screen.

Hope this helps you

Mark

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by Nicholas Paras In reply to WHO's MOTHERboard IS THIS ...

OK< simple problem, Straight forward answer.

As soon as your PC starts, at the moment where it is testing RAM, hit the pause button (upper right of your keyboard).

Now, write down the numbers at the bottom of your screen. Next go to the site below and check out ALL you need to know about your particular BIOS and board, as well as many many other BIOS's.

Hope this helps.

The website is : http://www.ping.be/bios/index.html?http://www.ping.be/bios/main.html (they are one line, connected.)

The link to find your BIOS is : BIOS numbers.

Regards,

Nicholas.

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by scripteaze In reply to WHO's MOTHERboard IS THIS ...

The bottom line is that you put only 8 MB on the board..

just because you have a screamer CPU doesnt mean you dont need the MEM. They work together..kind of like the engine and the gas...

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