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      Mar 29th, 08, 12:43 PM

"jasee" <> wrote in message
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> Is there an easy way to find the model of machine a Dell motherboard comes
> from from the board? There don't seem to be any model numbers on the
> board, just a great long number on a sticker which I take to be a serial
> number.
> (couldn't resist two for a fiver at this morning's boot fair) :-)

Try this:
http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php
-Vendor, model and revision.
-BIOS model and date.
-Chipset (northbridge and southbridge) and sensor.
-Graphic interface.


 
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      Mar 29th, 08, 2:58 PM

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>>> (couldn't resist two for a fiver at this morning's boot fair) :-)

>
> Thanks, but I've just got the motherboard, not even a cpu!


You may have been better off with the fiver :-)



 
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      Mar 29th, 08, 9:48 PM
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>> "jasee" <> wrote in message
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>>>>> (couldn't resist two for a fiver at this morning's boot fair) :-)
>>> Thanks, but I've just got the motherboard, not even a cpu!

>> You may have been better off with the fiver :-)

>
> But TWO!
> It's socket 487 (so fairly modern), build in sound, network, ide and sata
> and 6 usb sockets.


But won't fit in a standard case, will it?

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      Mar 29th, 08, 11:20 PM
jasee wrote:

> But TWO!
> It's socket 487 (so fairly modern), build in sound, network, ide and sata
> and 6 usb sockets.
>



Take a photograph of it, stick it on a photobucket and we might have a
chance of saying, 'yeah, that's what I have in my machine.

Other than that, look here

<www.vicomelectronics.com/DesktopMotherboards.htm>


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      Mar 30th, 08, 12:03 AM
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>>>> You may have been better off with the fiver :-)
>>>
>>> But TWO!
>>> It's socket 487 (so fairly modern), build in sound, network, ide and
>>> sata and 6 usb sockets.

>>
>> But won't fit in a standard case, will it?

>
> Actually I think it should its just small.


I think you will find that the mounting holes are in the wrong places.

I think your best bet is to put a processor and ram in and see if they will
POST. You don't need to put them in a case for that. The boot screen should
give you the service tag, which you can then look up on Dell's website. I am
a bit dubious about how these have ended up in a car boot sale if they are
fairly modern, so I would not risk an expensive processor or RAM.


 
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      Mar 30th, 08, 12:13 AM
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> deKay wrote:
>> jasee wrote:
>>> "GB" <> wrote in message
>>> news:47ee4b05$0$32059$...
>>>> "jasee" <> wrote in message
>>>> news:...
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>>>>>>> (couldn't resist two for a fiver at this morning's boot fair) :-)
>>>>> Thanks, but I've just got the motherboard, not even a cpu!
>>>> You may have been better off with the fiver :-)
>>> But TWO!
>>> It's socket 487 (so fairly modern), build in sound, network, ide and
>>> sata and 6 usb sockets.

>> But won't fit in a standard case, will it?

>
> Actually I think it should its just small.


But it's unlikely the mounting holes and backplane will align. You
might end up making your own case for it.

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