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What is Your Source for Identifying Used Mystery Hardware Model Numbers?


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#1 F-1DeskLamp

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Posted 23 November 2017 - 12:59 AM

I get motherboards, RAM and things that are dated and so forth, but I can't discern their model numbers, so I can go online to figure out their capacities, years in production etc.  

So how do you do it?  Do you have a website to go to?  References system?  

 



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Posted 23 November 2017 - 09:24 AM

This may help.

https://www.fcc.gov/oet/ea/fccid

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Posted 23 November 2017 - 06:07 PM

Oh hey. You are a gold mine right there.  Thx



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Posted 23 November 2017 - 06:33 PM

If it's a working computer the I will use a profiler such as CPU-Z.

 

https://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html

 

If not working or just plain loose hardware I start looking for brand names and numbers and use the trial by error old school method of online search which generally will give me what I want to know.

 

I have sometimes just connect a power supply / memory sticks / monitor / keyboard / mouse / hard drive and dvd rom and if needed install a processor and run a Linux Distro live dvd and use the terminal command sudo lshw > lshw.txt which will give more information than I need.

 

Takes a few minutes sometimes but worth effort as I then really know what I have.


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Posted 23 November 2017 - 07:26 PM

Those distros are useful in a lot of ways.  hehe






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