Identifying a motherboard?

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Identifying a motherboard?

Postby t9106 » Sun Jun 13, 2010 11:38 am

hey I have a motherboard that's been lying around for a while and I'd like to sell it. It's not connected to any computer obviously so I can't just go and download software to identify it. Is it possible to get all the specs just from looking at it and the barcodes and serials on it?

Also I tried typing in part of what I think was the serial code: MS-7091, but from what I could find on google there are alot of different versions. Can someone help me identify it and exactly what specs it has?
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Postby Karlsweldt » Sun Jun 13, 2010 11:55 am

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Most motherboards will have a model and revision type printed between the card slots. But many are made by other companies, for OEM sales. There may be different markings.
You might try our "MOBOT" feature, entering the features of the board to come up with a match. The socket type does not indicate any specific type of CPU, only the class of CPU family. The card slots are unique to the card type, also.. PCI and PCI-E are today's favored, where AGP and ISA slots were once common.
New members must have 5 or more postings before adding links. But that will come before you know it. Take a good, clear photo of your mobo (not too large), and post it here. If you do not have a hosting service, has a free basic service.
The other way, of course, is to put the mobo into service with a CPU, memory and video card if needed.. then copy down the string of characters in the lower-left corner of the first splash screen. This is a positive ID of the mobo. Beware of older Dell motherboards, as their ATX power socket was not a "standard" design!
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Postby Copper » Sun Jun 13, 2010 4:13 pm

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Postby evasive » Sun Jun 13, 2010 11:38 pm

the 8386XL has a different revision. The manual is valid for both.
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