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How To Identify Motherboards


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#1 mooniniteman

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Posted 25 July 2006 - 04:04 PM

Not sure if the question justifies but, here goes.....


I really want to purchase a new processor for my PC (if I can even do that) for computer and I was wondering how to tell whethre it's compatible or not.

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Posted 25 July 2006 - 04:18 PM

Welcome to BC! :thumbsup:

Let us know the make and model number of your computer.
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Posted 25 July 2006 - 04:29 PM

Thanks.


All I can tell you is that it's INTELR

Model: AWRDACPI BIOS: Phoenix-AwardBIOS

Someone made it for us so It's like a DELL, or Gateway or nuthin

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Posted 25 July 2006 - 04:41 PM

In that case, use Belarc Advisor. It is free, and it can be downloaded by clicking HERE. It will create a report of a list of hardware and software contained in a computer, along with product keys for software.

Look for the make and model of motherboard.

AWRDACPI BIOS: Phoenix-AwardBIOS

That is the BIOS make and not the motherboard.

Please be very careful in what you write when you resond here. We need accurate information. I noticed some errors in your response. Please proof read before posting so we can give you an accurate answer!
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Posted 25 July 2006 - 04:50 PM

Im still, how to say...... "opening my eyes" so to speak for computers. I know a little, but not much. SO I may need some info myself. but thanks nonetheless.

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Posted 25 July 2006 - 04:58 PM

I dont know where to find that but inder "Main Circuit Board" i see "SpringdalePE. I dont see any model numbers

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Posted 25 July 2006 - 05:39 PM

Ok, maybe Belarc Advisor was not the way to go, sorry. Let's try another program called Everest. You can download it from HERE. It will create a larger report for you giving you all info on your hard ware. Under Motherboard > CPU look for CPU Physical Info - Package Type. This will be important to you in purchasing a new cpu. Your new one must be the same type.

I hope that helps. Let us know if there are more questions!

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Posted 25 July 2006 - 05:55 PM

When you brought your CPU what did it say on the package?

AMD or Intel?
Socket Number?

Then if you know the manufacture and model number of your motherboard search google for your motherboard and see what kind of CPU it can take.
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Posted 25 July 2006 - 06:45 PM

well, someone made this for me. I want to upgrade to a better processor. I dont know what socket or how to find out. Remember. Me= noob

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Posted 25 July 2006 - 07:15 PM

ok , so what does 478 pin uPGA mean? lol


P.S. the manufacturer appears to be "Elitegroup Computer Systems" I do know that it IS an Intel processor

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Posted 25 July 2006 - 07:46 PM

There you go!

What 478 pin PGA means is your CPU has 478 Pins on it and the form of the pins is in a Pin Grid Array.

http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWeb/Products/Prod...=16&LanID=9 - load up this website, but before you do check your motherboard model number and then go to the page that I have got for you can match it up with one of the motherboard's there and then you can see if the CPU will fit into your motherboard.

Post again and let us know how you went.

Good luck!

Edited by ComputerWhizz7, 25 July 2006 - 07:48 PM.

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Posted 25 July 2006 - 08:34 PM

Hello mooniniteman, why don't you just open the case and look. btween the chipset (the silver spiky thing next to the CPU) and the first Ram slot. Sort of center on the board. You will see in fairly large letters INTEL. Next to that it will say the type. I'm 90% sure you have this board L@@K Intel® Desktop Board D865PERL . It is a 478 pin board. If you scroll and zoom the image to the area I've mentioned you'll see the words,
You can also write the numbers on the CPU to post back with.

Explanation of Socket 478
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Posted 25 July 2006 - 09:01 PM

So when I get one It must be one that says 478 pin uPGA?

And how do you install it? Do you just pull it out and put the other one in?

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Posted 25 July 2006 - 09:14 PM

First we must determine what Exact board you have, then we can dterminewhich 478 socket chips are compatible with it. I you have the PERL board only certain Cpu's will work with it.

And how do you install it? Do you just pull it out and put the other one in?

Basically yes.

Edited by boopme, 25 July 2006 - 09:15 PM.

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Posted 25 July 2006 - 09:29 PM

In the everest home edition. Where would that be? Where would I find the exact bosrd?




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