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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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KRONOS the First

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You would really only need a ATX board if you wanted to double up on the graphics cards or you needed several PCI slots available for add-on cards,sound card,TV card ETC ETC.

Do you mean this type of motherboard stand-off? If so the mobo should still be screw on to them. Or you can just break them out and use the more conventional metal stand-offs.

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northumbria61

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If this is of any help - fast forward to 4mins 15secs for removal of motherboard.

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woodchip

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The Board is a Gigabyte

Click Hear to check it out

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KRONOS the First

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Same link as northumbria61 but fast forward to 5:15 which deals with the plastic stand-off's which you asked about.

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woodchip

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The Board at the beginning of this thread uses a Athlon or Duron CPU so not of much use today unless you can get hold of a old CPU

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Abel

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woodchip, the board had a CPU and fan attached, but in view of its age I'm going to discard it. That is, unless there's one of these charitable organisations that could make use of it.

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Abel

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I don't know what's happening this morning but the post I made acknowledging Chronus and northumbria61 don't appear on the site. Nevermind, the video was of interest in its entirety, and I'm a little wiser about the mobo stand-offs

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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Not sure what you are trying to do?

if its up grade or just replace a faulty motherboard?

You might be better buying a motherboard bundle or even a bare bones system from somewhere like Novatech

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Abel

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If I'm honest Fruit Bat //0\ I'm trying to get up-and-running again as cheaply as possible. I'm not looking for the lowest denominator or the highest but somewhere in between. I've got a case and all the gubbins of the machine that went belly-up, referred to in my previous posts. At that time though we were unable to get two new SATA drives I'd bought to be recognised by the motherboard when all of a sudden, either the power supply switch or PSU stopped working. Since then, I've contemplated motherboard bundles and barebone machines but can't bring myself to discard what was working OK until frigging around with the new drives.

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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It gets to the stage when its not worth the effort or cost

when mobo is working you can keep a machine going by adding memory a bigger hard drive etc.

mobo failure is usually the final stage as often requires a new cpu, fan, and memory as well as replacement is impossible after more than a couple of years.

I scraped an Athlon board and just kept the PSU as a spare because I fiddle with the odd failure :0)

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