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    Default motherboard identification

    quick question, what program is there that will tell you what chipset your board has? i know mine is intel made but i need to find out the exact chipset and dont have the intruction manual.

    edit: actually not only do i need that but i need a way of identifying the exact board that i have all together. is there any serial number i can look for or the name or anything like that, that will tell me the exact model cause i need to download the manual for it off intel.com
    Last edited by steve-0o0; 01-15-2005 at 10:49 AM.

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    MVsoft PCinfo, is one program that does all that but it works in Windows meaning the OS will have to be installed before you use it. (Kinda senseless).....

    You should be able to find what you need by looking at your board and getting the numbers off the mainboard and chipset itself, then if you need drivers do a Google search (works wonders).

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    CPU-Z is a reliable soarce for motherboard model numbers, the chipset is sometimes hit and miss in my experiance... But you should be able to figure out the chipset by searching for the model number on a few websites(Intel.com would be best).
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    hmmm ok im confused now. i downloaded the program and it says under motherboard Copyright i845G-W627-6A69VM4VC-00 (Socket 478). i looked on intel.com and there was no i845g on it. i did a search on google and it didnt bring up anything on it, just said in a article that the i845g is a "reference" design.

    any tips on what serial number i am looking for on my board? i see many numbers and i dont know witch 1 to pick? also if you have any idea who makes a i845g post a link to the site because i need to dl the instruction manual for it. thx

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve-0o0
    hmmm ok im confused now. i downloaded the program and it says under motherboard Copyright i845G-W627-6A69VM4VC-00 (Socket 478). i looked on intel.com and there was no i845g on it. i did a search on google and it didnt bring up anything on it, just said in a article that the i845g is a "reference" design.

    any tips on what serial number i am looking for on my board? i see many numbers and i dont know witch 1 to pick? also if you have any idea who makes a i845g post a link to the site because i need to dl the instruction manual for it. thx

    I845g is a common chipset. http://www.intel.com/design/chipsets/845g/

    As for the board, I have reason to beleive that it is an MSI board from the Google search I did. Possibly one of these models MSI 845GEM / 845GLMS / 845GVM / MS-6526G(L. Heres a link to search MSI to see if your board matches one of the above models. http://www.msicomputer.com/product/p...GEM-L&class=mb

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    i found the model number underneath a sticker on the board and it said : Micro Star model no. MS- 6577

    i tried a search on the ms site but nuttin popped up maybe you know another way to search for the model?

    edit: i was looking through a support guide to model numbers and since mine was made before 2003 it said the real model number is ms 6577-010 but i searched that and no hope again :(

    this is turning really hard just to find out a simple thing.

    another edit: i also found by using the intructions given from microstars site that my model name is N1996, it sounds more like another model number but according to them this should be the name of my model but when i do a search on there website they say my model number or model just doesnt exist. searched google to and no info there. :(
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    That must be an HP\Compaq computer with an MSI board. http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport...ectID=bph07843



    I suggest simply typing in the model number of your (possible) HP computer at the Driver download section on HP's website. Everything should be there you need. MSI does not support your board, looks like it was made for 3rd party companies to slap into their systems (mass production), and possibly only for HP\Compaq. Drivers shouldn't be much of a problem to find, although there is another revision of the board which is slightly different, so keep that in mind. http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport...2&locale=en_US
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    thanks alot its probably the rev 2 cause the first one looks kinda yellowish/greenish and the 2nd board is just all green and also looks exactly like mine.

    hopefully last question: i was looking around on there website and can't seem to find a manual for it, the whole reason why i need it is cause a while back i ended up buying a custom hp pc. it had the p4 with same board i got now, different graphics card and 512 ram with really small hp case.

    since then ive been upgrading it like buying a different case (witch is one of those huge cooling cases with like 7 fans) gig of memory, and a 9800pro.

    the reason why i need the manual for it is cause the new case comes with many different connecters (you know for the tempature readings, powere button, reset, fans ect. and i need the online manual for the board and cant seem to find it on there site.

    I looked at the old case and it said hp pavilion 700 on the back sticker and looked at the front of the case and it said hp pavilion 753. Dont know if this would help seeing how it was custom built but thought i might post it anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve-0o0
    thanks alot its probably the rev 2 cause the first one looks kinda yellowish/greenish and the 2nd board is just all green and also looks exactly like mine.

    hopefully last question: i was looking around on there website and can't seem to find a manual for it, the whole reason why i need it is cause a while back i ended up buying a custom hp pc. it had the p4 with same board i got now, different graphics card and 512 ram with really small hp case.

    since then ive been upgrading it like buying a different case (witch is one of those huge cooling cases with like 7 fans) gig of memory, and a 9800pro.

    the reason why i need the manual for it is cause the new case comes with many different connecters (you know for the tempature readings, powere button, reset, fans ect. and i need the online manual for the board and cant seem to find it on there site.

    I looked at the old case and it said hp pavilion 700 on the back sticker and looked at the front of the case and it said hp pavilion 753. Dont know if this would help seeing how it was custom built but thought i might post it anyway.
    If your using a 9800 pro video card with that board you have bottlenecks. For instance the board only supports AGP 4X where your card is capable of AGP 8x. This isn't a big deal but since you have invested heavily into a nice video card and Ram why in the world would you want a crappy HP case and such a LOW end motherboard anyway? Those connectors might be hard to impossible to find if this board was made for HP. The connectors on that motherboard you are talking about might not work on a standard ATX case (HP parity). A new motherboard to fit your new case probably wouldn't cost you a whole lot as long as the case is not a parity brand like HP. but don't get the board from HP! Shop for it at Newegg or some other online place that sells mainboards.

    You could call HP to order a manual for that system or find out if there is a downloadable version of it. I'm guessing even if HP has a manual it won't tell you what you need to know anyway. The HP manuals I've seen don't inform you much about upgrades except for maybe system Ram. Taking out a motherboard and replacing the case, FORGET IT! They want you to buy a new out of date computer from them instead of replacing motherboards. Your up against a brick wall with companies like that.

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    i know i know i see what your saying thats why i posted here for some help. so your saying to replace the motherboard. ive alrdy replaced the case with a nice aspire x-superalien case and i have a gig of ram in it right now but i have another gig a ram that is dual channel laying around that would help my system.

    my only problem is i really dont want to spend alot of money on a new board.
    any suggestions on what to get if getting a new board would be the case in your opinion? would be looking for something stable and might have decent overclocking with dual channel support and agp8x.

    also would it be better to wait a year to replace the p4 2.53 processer and the crappy hp board with a 64 bit processer and good board or replace the board now and then in a year replace both again?? may sound a bit confusing but i dont like spending lots of money and trying to find the best buy here

    thanks alot for takin time to help me with this it is much appreciated :)

    edit: also by how much would i see preformance increase and how much is my current board bottlenecking me now??? i never thought that my current one was bottlenecking me....
    Last edited by steve-0o0; 01-16-2005 at 03:21 AM.

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