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Old 08-30-2004, 08:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I was wondering if anyone could help me find out what motherboard I've got. The PC I bought was a display model (so it was cheaper) and the monkeys I bought it from gave me virtually no information or literature with it.
I desperately need to upgrade but money is an issue and so if I can get away with buying only RAM, a new processor and a new graphics card it would be helpful. This being the case, I need to check how compatible my motherboard is likely to be with any purchases...
Is there a way of making Windows (XP home) tell me what motherboard I have? or am I gonna have to try and read things off the board itself?
I managed to completely miss all this talk of DDR etc... so I'm way behind with all this new terminology but this is essentially the first thing i'm gonna upgrade.
Thanks for any help!
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Old 08-30-2004, 08:29 AM   #2 (permalink)
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well, the model and make of your motherboard should be written on it.
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Old 08-30-2004, 08:41 AM   #3 (permalink)
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yeah.. i was just being lazy really... cheers anyway!
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Old 08-30-2004, 01:01 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Click:

Start > Run...
Enter 'dxdiag' and then click 'OK'.

In the dialog that comes up, your system information will be displayed. Your motherboard should be shown next to 'System Manufacturer', and/or 'System Model'.

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My motherboard type is listed incorrectly when using dxdiag. I have an Intel motherboard.
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If it's an Asus... throw it away and buy a new one. I hate asus.
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Old 08-30-2004, 04:37 PM   #7 (permalink)
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i have an asus and it works fine...
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Yea you're lucky... this pos Asus gave me more problems than my imagination can conjur.
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I got an asus and mine works great so far. Several people on these forums suggest Asus over others.
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Old 09-03-2004, 11:21 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Yeah I've run the DxDiag and it just tells me it's Compaq... which i kinda already knew! I did however stop being lazy enough and take a look at the motherboard anyway. It says 'UWave2' and a load of numbers which i'm assuming are serial numbers or something. I'm not really any the wiser cos i couldn't find anything to do with UWave2 mobos. Unless it's Compaq anyway...
Like I said... I know very little... I'll probably just buy a new one.
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