how do i find out the brand of my motherboard

By dbrownleontez ·
without the computer being turned on

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Open the box and look at it.

by oldbaritone In reply to how do i find out the bra ...

Sounds silly, but usually the direct approach is best. Look for a sticker, or for manufacturer's ID, or just get a bunch of numbers that are etched or silk-screened on the board and google them.

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Open the computer case ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to how do i find out the bra ...

And find the manufacturer's name printed on the motherboard. It might just be a big serial number but you can then Google that number.

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by oldbaritone In reply to Open the computer case .. ...

Same time-stamp. Same solution. Great minds think alike.


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Name Brand or Custom Build?

by TheChas In reply to how do i find out the bra ...

If this is a Dell, HP or some other name brand system, you really do not care who made the motherboard because as part of their contract with the system manufacture they do not provide any support.

For most name brand systems, the full model number or service number on the back will get you to all the system information.

As far as custom built systems, my experience has been that only the better name brand motherboards are marked with brand and model. For most motherboards, your only option is the BIOS code at POST.


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You forgot ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to ...

"without the computer being turned on."

Tsk tsk!

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I don't know about you, but...

by NexS In reply to You forgot ...

My computer can access websites without being turned on!

I just gotta close my eyes and concentrate <b><i>really</i></b> hard! A sprinkle of pixi dust and...

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depends what you consider 'on' to be

by .Martin. In reply to I don't know about you, b ...

some ASUS motherboards had an OS built into the MB that would allow you to access the internet. took about 5 seconds to fully boot

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That would be the ASUS P5E3 Premium.

by Ron K. In reply to depends what you consider ...

I'm going to look into that further because I never heard about it until you posted.

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I posted the same link

by .Martin. In reply to You forgot ...

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