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motherboard - silly question

by legerej / November 20, 2006 8:57 AM PST

I must be having a senior moment but i can't remember how to find what type of motherboard is in an old machine which I recently rediscovered - I need to know so that I can attempt to find some memory for it.

ALSO

Anybody know of any sites where I can find what sort of hardware this old motherboard can handle when I discover its type?

Many thanks to all who read and respond

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I Usually Open The Cover And Look ....Or...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / November 20, 2006 9:05 AM PST
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Thanks griff BUT.....
by legerej / November 20, 2006 10:06 AM PST

the machine isn't online at the moment. It's telling me it needs more memory (sob) have emptied cache, deleted all programs that are unused or currently unnecessary - any more ideas - I would give to a relevant charity but daughter needs it at moment as hers isn't very well and apparently will be away for at least a week

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WIll it boot into Windows ?
by VAPCMD / November 20, 2006 11:23 AM PST
In reply to: Thanks griff BUT.....

If yes...download and run CPUZ. The executable 'CPUZ.EXE' will fit on a floppy.

It'll give you the MB mfg., model and revision.

VAPCMD

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Belarc Advisor Will Fit On A Floppy Too
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / November 20, 2006 11:19 PM PST
In reply to: Thanks griff BUT.....

If you can start the computer into Windows, then it is possible to download the Belarc Advisor on another computer, then copy it to a floppy disc and transfer it over to the older one and install from there.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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F2..System Set-Up
by castingRod47 / November 24, 2006 7:34 PM PST

If the PC will Boot up..
Press F2 before it does Boot up to reach System Set up..
Scroll down to Memory and Click ENTER..your INFO should be there.

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