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December 23, 2006 12:16:14 PM

Because my PC is quite slow (always has been and I checked for Spyware and Viruses) I was advised that I need a new Motherboard. A friend says I need this data, but I cannot find it all:

Model
Chipset (think I might have this one)
PCB Version
Bios Version.

Is there any freeware that can supply this information for my PC? Belarc doesn't give it, either.

Thanks.

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a b V Motherboard
December 23, 2006 12:34:37 PM

Would that same "adviser" tell you to buy new pedals to make your bicycle faster?
December 23, 2006 12:43:36 PM

Not helpful. Sarcasm is hardly a reply. Tell me what you think I should do.
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a b V Motherboard
December 23, 2006 1:18:20 PM

The analogy is simple. Your motherboard does not make your computer faster. It supports the engines that drive the system.
Want speed?
1) CPU
2) GPU
3) Memory quantity sufficient to prevent disk swapping
4) HDD

Typically you will get a new motherboard when you upgrade some/all of the above because THEY won't fit in the one you now have.
December 23, 2006 6:35:41 PM

I tried it, but most of the fields were empty, with no information in them.
a b V Motherboard
December 23, 2006 7:43:24 PM

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I tried it, but most of the fields were empty, with no information in them.
I think you should open up your case and look inside...
December 23, 2006 8:37:47 PM

Look inside for what ??
December 23, 2006 9:05:11 PM

Okay, the most important thing to know in this order:

1) Is it a computer bought from a store
2) If so, what brand and model number
3) If not, what CPU does it run, and at the very least what is the make
4) The approx. age

BTW, your friend isn't really helping that much - pretty much all that data is irrelevant, and getting a new 'board isn't going to do the miracles that you expect it to. Plus you'll have to reinstall Windows...big hassle.

Newf is right as far as that list goes, but I'd swap GPU and RAM round - RAM helps more stuff than GPU.
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