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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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Nontek

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SIW should give you the Manufacturer of the Motherboard.

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rdave13

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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.

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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see here using board identity numbers

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Abel

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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

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KRONOS the First

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

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Abel

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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?

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jimforrest

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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!)

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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

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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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