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How can I identify a motherboard?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by mugahoo, Apr 20, 2004.

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  1. mugahoo

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    Hi all,

    I need to get drivers for on-board sound, but I'm not sure what motherboard is in the machine.

    In case it's of any use, I'll list some info about it...
    It has a via chip, an AMD Atlon 1400Mhz, 5 PCI slots, one of which is blue, an AGP slot, two on board USB sockets, 2 SDRAM slots. The BIOS said Award BIOS v6.00.

    What's the best way to work out what drivers I need for the on-board sound?

    The machine is not connected to the internet, but if there's a program I could use, I might be able to download it and transfer it over.

    Any comments greatly appreciated :)
     
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    He means, if there is a program or a file on the internet, he can download it on another computer and transfer it to the other one.

    You need to find the name of your mother board. Usually it is printed on the motherboard somewhere, but that could take some time to find. Use the program MustBNuts posted to find the name and such, then we can probably guide you better.
     
  4. dustyjay

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    Actually if you download AIDA32EE it will tell you the manufacture and model Mobo you have. And you might be able to use the Via 4in1 drivers seeing it has teh via chipset!
     
  5. MustBNuts

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    Okay, I'm with ya now....somehow I thought he was talking about a program FOR the internet....don't mind me....I have occasional brain farts....
     
  6. dustyjay

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    It is them eyes to does it MBNuts
     
  7. mugahoo

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    Yeah sorry I meant if there is a program to tell me which motherboard the machine has. Aida32 sounds like it should do the job.

    I had a look at the board but couldn't see the name.

    It's running Win98 but I might put WinXP on it, I just don't have the CD with me at the moment.

    I'll give it a go and come back if there's any problems :)
     
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