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Identify MOBO when board tag unreadable

By Bebelos ·
I have an 8X AGP graphics card that uses a 1.5 volt interface and a mobo that I can't identify by reading the tag on the board. The board may use a 3V interface that would damage/destroy both card and mobo. I need another way to identify the motherboard and its attributes.

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by TheChas In reply to Identify MOBO when board ...

You can use the BIOS string to identify who manufactured the motherboard.

Use the tools at either www.motherboards.org
or www.wimsbios.com

Assuming the motherboard is NOT an OEM type motherboard, you should be able to match up the board you have with one at the manufactures web site.

Alternately, take a look at the 2 large integrated circuits on the motherboard.
They should have logos on them from Intel, VIA, SiS, or AMD.

Look up the model number on the chip-set manufactures web site, and you will find the basic modes supported by the chip-set.

Chas

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by Bebelos In reply to

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The folks at www.motherboards.org responded within a day and directed me to www.elhvb.com. There I found a manual for my board in pdf format.

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by wcp In reply to Identify MOBO when board ...

Try Aida32.

This is an incredible utility program that gives you all kinds of system information.
I tried it on a PII 233 system and it identified the motherboard manufacturer and the model (BCM KR632).

The official website of Aida32 no longer exists, but you can search and download the program.

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by dmiles In reply to Identify MOBO when board ...

Boot the system,when the Startup screen appears,press the pause key

Look in the bottom left hand corner you will see the motherboard manufacturing part number use this number go to web site www.badbios.com,you can then down load a utility that will identify it or look up the part number.

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by Bebelos In reply to

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The number displayed was not an acceptable id number. I used a program to id it and it gave me the correct number.

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by pierrejamme In reply to Identify MOBO when board ...

Another useful tool for identifying all electronics is FCC ID number. Check out:

http://www.fcc.gov/oet/fccid/

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by Bebelos In reply to

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The answer didn't help me, but I kept the link for later use. I imagine it will come in handy at some point.

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