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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 1:35 am 
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Hi

want to upgrade my existing desktop and have found out everything about the existing except the make and model of the motherboard. Where can you find this without opening up the machine ?

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 2:59 am 
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Welcome to the motherboards.org..

Go to Filehippo and download Everest... It is free and a system diagnostic tool.. It sometimes tells you what mainboard you have...

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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 12:44 am 
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We have a seperate forum for that if everest didn't help
http://www.motherboards.org/forums/viewforum.php?f=2

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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 1:57 pm 
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If the machine is a branded type, such as Compaq, HP, Gateway or other, there would be a large tag on the back or base of the cabinet.. with a model number plus service number. Go to the parent Web site and input those numbers, for a "what is" revelation.
Otherwise, use the Everest Ultimate Diagnostics program. It will reveal all the secrets that lurk inside the case.
And if the first BIOS page isn't suppressed, you would see a brief description of the CPU type/speed, memory and BIOS 'dog tag' string.

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