Identifying the manufacturer of a Motherboard

  Abel 19 Aug 12
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It’s me again, more trouble. For those interested see http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/forums/1/tech-helproom/4161023/acronis-ti-backed-up-data-problem/ Is this the correct way to cross-refer?

Having described myself as a virtual Luddite unable to deal with anything electrical or mechanical, I’ve just discovered a case including a fitted motherboard, three memory slots containing two strips of 256Mb of memory, a processor and fan, together with a myriad of wires, one of which is of the SATA type. A barebones job I suppose? The case front is in the shape of a Porsche car and probably the reason I bought it. I don’t remember having a user manual for the motherboard which is where my problems start. I’ve gone over the motherboard quite carefully but can find no name of the manufacturer. Without the user manual I have absolutely no idea where all the wires plug-in. Have any of you an idea where I go next? I don’t suppose lotvic, woodchip or rdave13 will want to become involved, after their last marathon?

  Nontek 19 Aug 12

SIW should give you the Manufacturer of the Motherboard.

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  rdave13 19 Aug 12

Is it a working machine? If not, could you take some clear photos and use a site such as Photobucket to upload the images and then supply links on here. Someone might identify it. If a working PC then Nontek's suggestion is good.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19 Aug 12

see here using board identity numbers

  Abel 19 Aug 12

Nontek and rdave13, I'm afraid it's not a working machine so SIW is not an option. As for Photobucket, I've never used this before, but I guess I can learn. Thanks Fruit Bat /\0/\ I'll follow-up your suggetion and tell you how I got on

  KRONOS the First 19 Aug 12

Just post any sequence of numbers and there may well be a FCC number which also would be useful.

  Abel 19 Aug 12

Hello Cronus, the FCC on the mobo is an upper case FC with a smaller c within the capital C. Anyhow the number is GA-72MMP . Is that number significant?

  jimforrest 19 Aug 12

I'm another Luddite - but one thing I do know is that any board more than a few months old is going to be rubbish! Throw it away and put a nice new shiny one in its place. (There's probably a reason why the case has only got the board in anyway!)

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19 Aug 12

Ihat's an old board nearly 10yrs since I've played with a socket A board.

  Abel 20 Aug 12

Looking at the link Jock1e supplied and the comments made by the rest of you, the mobo just aint no good. Now comes a further problem, would someone please enlighten me about the various ‘form factors’ if that’s the right term. To keep the expense down I don’t want to buy a mobo to find, that for whatever reason, it doesn’t fit my case

  Abel 20 Aug 12

Looking at the link Jock1e supplied and the comments made by the rest of you, the mobo just aint no good. Now comes a further problem, would someone please enlighten me about the various ‘form factors’ if that’s the right term. To keep the expense down I don’t want to buy a mobo to find, that for whatever reason, it doesn’t fit my case

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