Re: Best way to find a Dell motherboard model?

Discussion in 'PC Technical Talk' started by Section 31T, Mar 29, 2008.

  1. Section 31T

    Section 31T Guest

    "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.
     
    Section 31T, Mar 29, 2008
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  2. Section 31T

    GB Guest

    "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 :)
     
    GB, Mar 29, 2008
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  3. Section 31T

    deKay Guest

    jasee wrote:
    > "GB" <> wrote in message
    > news:47ee4b05$0$32059$...
    >> "jasee" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >>
    >>
    >>>>> (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?

    deKay
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    deKay, Mar 29, 2008
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    Adrian C Guest

    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>


    Adrian C
     
    Adrian C, Mar 29, 2008
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    GB Guest

    "jasee" <> wrote in message
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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.
     
    GB, Mar 29, 2008
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    deKay Guest

    jasee wrote:
    > deKay wrote:
    >> jasee wrote:
    >>> "GB" <> wrote in message
    >>> news:47ee4b05$0$32059$...
    >>>> "jasee" <> wrote in message
    >>>> news:...
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>>>> (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.

    deKay
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    deKay, Mar 29, 2008
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