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  1. leigh40

    leigh40 Thread Starter

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    i can,t find out what my mother board make is.there's no markings on it!.
    i need this so i can download the graphics driver because when i reformated it(second hand system)it will not let me change the screen size or number of colours.
    is there a site that i can log on to that mite be able to help?
    whats do you think?
    cheers
    lee
     
  2. Davey7549

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    The program Fresh Diagnos is pretty good about detailing what hardware and software you have on your system. Many of us tried it here awhile back in another thread. It might help identify the Mobo.
    Heres the Link
    Let us know if it helps you.
    Dave
     
  3. leigh40

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    thanks
    any idea why i carn't change screen size or colours?
    thanks laters
    lee
     
  4. Davey7549

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    I very well could be the video drivers.
    Dave
     
  5. leigh40

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    hi there
    on the board there is a sis5589 chip but this is not listed in device manager so i can,t update the driver
    it uses a standard vga device?
    what do i do?
    thanks
    lee
     
  6. Davey7549

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    Were you able to download and run fresh diagnos so we can maybe put faces to these parts? It is hard to try and guess even where to look for something if you do not know what that something is.
    Dave
     
  7. leigh40

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    hi there sorry about the lack of infomation.
    ok the system is a:-
    cyrix m2 224.24mhz cpu
    32mb of ram
    1.2 gig hd
    standard pci graphics adapter (vga)
    direct x version 4
    bios-award modular bios v45.1pg
    still can not find out what mb it is
    all was fine untill re format,win me goes on all right but i have no option to change the screen size from 640by480.
    in advance there's no refresh rate under adapter,and it only gives me 16 colours.i had up to 24 true colour and lots of screen sizes before.on the mb it has a sis5598 chip which is not listed in device manager and will not find it on add new hard ware.
    to make matters worse the cd rom will only read certain cd!
    this is a pc is my sister's kids so it does not need to be that fast but its no good if i can't get it to go!
    please help!!!!!!
     
  8. leigh40

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    Additional main board is GVC
    Moddel pentium PCI/ ISA system bios
    chip set SIS 5598
    Thanks lee
     
  9. Davey7549

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    Some of the info gave me places to look. What I found was a generic description of the MOBO which covers many versions of it.
    Also found two possibilities it could be and found a site that may be able to help you identify it. (called MoboCop)
    Lastly there is a link to GCV which allows you to contact them via e-mail or a website, there is also one driver I found for the sis5598 but it has an asus tag on it not GCV. So I am not sure how compatible they are. I would suggest seeing if either of the two boards listed look like yours, then go to MoboCop and see if you can positively identify it, then head on over to GCV and see if they can either give you the driver or refer you to some website.
    That's about all I could find and do for you. Hope it gives you a start. Maybe other here might have other leads.
    Dave
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    IA-32 implementation
    Cyrix M2 (6x86MX and M-II)
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    General Details Name 6x86MX (PR166..266), M-II (PR300..433)
    Codename M2
    Family/Generation 80586, 5th Generation, MMX
    Vendor Cyrix
    Manufacturer IBM, SGS, NS
    First Introduction May 30, 1997 (PR166, PR200, and PR233)
    Feb 16, 1998 (PR266)
    Apr 14, 1998 (PR300)
    Jun 15, 1998 (PR333)
    Mar ???, 1999 (PR366)
    Jul ???, 1999 (PR400 and PR433)
    Physical Details Package Type 296 Pin PGA
    Package Size 4.95 cm x 4.95 cm (PGA)
    Socket or Slot Socket 7
    Transistors 6,500,000 (includes 64 KB L1 Cache)
    Process Technology 5M, 0.35 µm, CMOS
    Die Size 197 mm² (CMOS 5x2)
    156 mm² (CMOS 5x9)
    119 mm² (CMOS 6S2)
    65 mm² (CMOS 6x3)
    Electrical Details Split Voltage Yes (determined via Motherboard)
    Core Voltage 2.9 V (PR366 and lower)
    2.2 V (PR366 and higher)
    I/O Voltage 3.3 V
    Typical Power 133 MHz: 10.6 W
    150 MHz: 11.4 W
    166 MHz: 11.5 W
    187.5 MHz: 13.1 W
    200 MHz: 13.5 W
    207.5 MHz: 13.8 W
    225 MHz: 15.0 W
    233 MHz: 15.4 W (Wire Bond)
    233 MHz: 16.9 W (C4 Flip-Chip)
    250 MHz: 16.6 W (Wire Bond)
    250 MHz: 18.3 W (C4 Flip-Chip)
    250 MHz: 14.0 W (NS 2.9V)
    250 MHz: 7.7 W (NS 2.2V)
    285 MHz: 11.1 W (NS 2.2V)
    300 MHz: 12.0 W (NS 2.2V)
    Maximum Power 133 MHz: 17.6 W
    150 MHz: 18.9 W
    166 MHz: 19.1 W (Cyrix), 18.1 W (IBM)
    187.5 MHz: 21.7 W (Cyrix), 19.7 W (IBM)
    200 MHz: 22.3 W (Cyrix), 20.5 W (IBM)
    207.5 MHz: 23.0 W (Cyrix), 21.3 W (IBM)
    225 MHz: 24.9 W (Cyrix), 22.3 W (IBM)
    233 MHz: 25.5 W (Cyrix), 22.8 W (IBM Wire Bond)
    233 MHz: 27.0 W (IBM C4 Flip-Chip)
    250 MHz: 27.6 W (Cyrix), 23.9 W (IBM Wire Bond)
    250 MHz: 27.9 W (IBM C4 Flip-Chip)
    250 MHz: 23.3 W (NS 2.9V)
    250 MHz: 8.8 W (NS 2.2V)
    285 MHz: 12.5 W (NS 2.2V)
    300 MHz: 13.7 W (NS 2.2V)
    Cooling Required
    Clock Frequencies CPU Core Speed PR133: 100/50, 110/55
    PR150: 120/60, 125/50
    PR166: 133/66, 137.5/55, 150/50, 150/60
    PR200: 150/75, 165/55, 166/66, 180/60
    PR233: 166/83, 187.5/75, 200/66
    PR266: 207.5/83, 225/75 (6x86MX), 233/66 (6x86MX)
    PR300: 225/75 (M-II), 233/66 (M-II)
    PR333: 250/83
    PR366: 250/100
    PR400: 285/95
    PR433: 300/100
    L1 Cache Speed 1.0x Core Speed
    L2 Cache Speed 1.0x External Bus Speed
    External Bus Speed 50, 55, 60, 66, 75, 83, 95 or 100 MHz
    Core/Bus Ratio 2.0x, 2.5x, 3.0x, 3.5x
    Miscellaneous usual Motherboard Single Processor Socket 7
    usual Chipset Intel 82430FX, 82430HX, 82430VX, 82430TX, or non-Intel
    Pictures 0.35 µm Die (162 KB JPG)
    0.35 µm and 0.25 µm Open Packages (332 KB JPG)
    ID=02h Top (73 KB JPG) and Bottom (100 KB JPG)
    ID=04h Top (79 KB JPG) and Bottom (106 KB JPG)
    ID=08h Top (66 KB JPG) and Bottom (101 KB JPG)
    Processor Core Generic Details CISC, In-/Out-of-order and Pipelined Execution
    Specific Details Dual Pipeline Design
    Registers 32 Bit Integer, 80 Bit FP, 64 Bit MM, 32 Entry RAT
    Pipeline Depth 1 (Shared) plus
    2x 4+2 In-/Out-of-order (Dual Pipeline) Stages,
    4x FP plus 6x FP Store Queue
    Instruction Decoder 2x IA-32/Cycle
    Execution Units 2x Integer, MMX, Non-pipelined FPU
    Execution Speed up to 2x IA-32/Cycle
    Processor Buses Address Bus Width 32 Bit
    Data Bus Width 64 Bit
    Physical Memory 2^32 Bit = 4 GB
    Virtual Memory (8,190 + 8,192) x 4 GB = 65,528 GB (~64 TB)
    Multiprocessing N/A
    Power Management HLT, STPCLK, SMI/SMM/Cyrix SMM, Suspend
    Processor Caches Level 0 256 Byte, Full, 32 Byte/Line, LRU
    Level 1 Unified 64 KB, 4-Way, 32 Byte/Line,
    Dual-ported, Write Allocate, LRU
    Level 2 Unified External, depends on Motherboard
    Processor Buffers Read Buffer ???
    Write Buffer ???
    Prefetch Queue 64 Byte
    Branch Prediction Static Yes
    Dynamic 512 Entries, 4-Way, 4-State
    RSB 8 Entries
    TLB L1 16 Entries, Direct, LRU
    Dual-Ported (Code/Data)
    L2 384 Entries, 6-Way, LRU
    Dual-ported (Code/Data)
    Instruction Set Regular IA-32
    Floating Point Integrated
    Multi Media MMX, Cyrix extended MMX
    Processor Modes Real, Protected, Virtual, Paging, SMM
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    Help Identify Mobo
    http://www.motherboards.org/mobocop.html
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    Possible Mobo
    http://iceberg.pchomeworld.com/cgi-win/L3Static/L3Stat.asp?Part=MB66397
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    Possible Mobo
    http://iceberg.pchomeworld.com/cgi-win/L3Static/L3Stat.asp?Part=MB66409
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    GVC MFG
    http://www.motherboards.org/manufacturerd/GVC/b/50.html
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    Asus sis5598 driver
    sis 5598 vga drive for 9x, (ASUS Support) Very bottom of page
    http://www.asus.com/products/motherboard/driver_vga.html
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  10. leigh40

    leigh40 Thread Starter

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    thanks mate you realy went to a lot of bother to find all that.
    thanks again laters
    lee
     
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