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Identifying the manufacturer of a Motherboard


Abel
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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?

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Abel

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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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Abel

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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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Abel

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Sorry! Double post again. Didn't see the 2nd page!

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KRONOS the First

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It is an Micro-ATX. So I am assuming that it is housed in a smaller sized case so you will not be able to fit the more normal sized ATX motherboards.

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Abel

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Thanks Chronus! Do these various codes relate to particular sizes and if so,can you please educate me?

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KRONOS the First

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What codes are you talking about,I am not with you?

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onthelimit1

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Comparison of mobo dimensions here but loads more info if you need it, just google 'mobo sizes'.

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Abel

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Chronus, the codes I mean are ATX etc. However, onthelimitt has provided the means to an answer. Good old Google, the font of all knowledge.

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Abel

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onthelimitt, the link you gave me was very informative, as also was the suggestion to Google mobo sizes. Now, with all your help I've determined that I have an ATX case with a micro ATX fitted, which is very out-of-date.

Is there any benefit in having an ATX mobo compared with say a mini or micro one? By the way the present mobo appears to be mounted on little plastic jobbies. Is there a particular way of releasing the mobo from these, without using my ham fisted method?

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northumbria61

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The little plastic "jobbies" are know as standoffs - Standoffs are almost always hexhead screws. Just use a pair of pliers and unscrew them (on the outside of the case) Only on one occasion did I ever see standoffs that were actually riveted to the motherboard tray.

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