General discussion

Locked

need motherboard manual

By mrcblake1 ·
I am tring to put together a computer and I am having some trouble. I need the motherboard manual to fix the motherboard jumpers. The motherboard is p11x4 83271ab. That is all the information I can find on the motherboard.
please help!

This conversation is currently closed to new comments.

11 total posts (Page 1 of 2)   01 | 02   Next
| Thread display: Collapse - | Expand +

All Comments

Collapse -

by sgt_shultz In reply to need motherboard manual

pretty sure those aren't the numbers we need. it maybe a much simpler type number. the first portion of the number you gave is a chipset, i think on many different mb's. the second is the also chipset type number i think, describes io (i think!)...
what about numbers on the processor. can you find BIOS and does it have sticker with numbers? try searching by BIOS number if you can find one. if you don't here from TheChas today post this again during the week and you will get help from the hardware guru's...

Collapse -

by mrcblake1 In reply to

Poster rated this answer.

Collapse -

by dmiles In reply to need motherboard manual

The Motherboard manufacturer number will be on the start up page when booting computer watch for start page press the pause key in the bottom left hand corner you will find the manufacturers part number
Now repost with the P/N and surely someone could provide you with assistance or look up the p/n using the search

Collapse -

by mrcblake1 In reply to

Poster rated this answer.

Collapse -

by TheChas In reply to need motherboard manual

The best resource I can direct you too for unknown motherboards is www.motherboards.org

They have a good database, and links to nearly all manufactures that are still in existence.

Can you get the motherboard to POST?
If so, you can use the BIOS string to identify the manufacture.
This is a line of characters near the bottom left of the screen while the RAM is testing.

Can you give us some more information about this specific motherboard?

I assume that it is a slot 1 motherboard for a Pentium II CPU.
If my guess is wrong,
What type of CPU does the motherboard use?
What style board is it? AT, ATX
What slots does it have?
Look at the side of the last ISA connector. There is often a label on this connector that identifies the motherboard.

I suspect that you have an OEM motherboard.
These are usually very hard to find specific manuals for as the ONLY source for information is the computer manufacture that used the board in their product.

Look at the top of the board very carefully.
Most motherboards do have a legend on them that at least gives you hints on the jumper settings.

If you can't get the board to POST and give you the BIOS string, and you strike out at motherboards.org
Send me a picture of the board at thechas2000@yahoo.com and I will see if I can identify it.

Chas

Collapse -

by mrcblake1 In reply to

Thanks for your help it took me to where I could find the manual. I downloaded it and fixed it and now the lady I was fixing it for has it.
Thanks again!

Collapse -

by csmith In reply to need motherboard manual

The P11x4 is the IDE controller.
On boards with this controller, check first if the is one of the old TX chipsets, or is it VIA?
If it is a TX chipset motherboard, you may not be able to install enough memory to make it run properly using todays "bloatware". i.e. you will have to use all old software.
If it is a VIA chipset, no problem, most of them would support at least 256 Meg RAM.
Regards, Chris
P.S. there are a few boards out there with this controller, and the BX chipset, but they are very rare. (old servers)

Collapse -

by mrcblake1 In reply to

Poster rated this answer.

Collapse -

by RCOM In reply to need motherboard manual

As mentioned often the jumper settings are stenciled right on the mother board. You need to look closely. And search every inch of the board.

Based on the chipset you've mentioned the board may be (as mentioned) be a model that has a slot CPU. This old of a board can have quite a few jumpers and it would be like trying to crack the combination on a lock.

Something to try is resetting the CMOS. Maybe you'll luck out and the issue is with the current BIOS configuration. There's usually a jumper close to the battery that is used to do it. Simply unplug the computer and put the jumper on the other 2 pins for a few seconds and change back to the original position. Or if you take the battery out overnight the CMOS will drain.

Collapse -

by mrcblake1 In reply to

Poster rated this answer.

Back to Desktop Forum
11 total posts (Page 1 of 2)   01 | 02   Next

Related Discussions

Related Forums