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How do I find out my model of motherboard?

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May 16, 2008 11:33:28 AM

Hi, I don't really know much about motherboards and am hoping to upgrade my processor from this http://techreport.pricegrabber.com/search_techspecs_full.php/masterid=8098507/st=product_tab to this http://techreport.pricegrabber.com/search_techspecs_full.php/masterid=34842997/st=product_tab but am not sure if my motherboard will support it. My motherboard is currently a 939 pin socket, and so is the chip I'm using and hoping to get. The processor I'm going to purchase has a fan and heatsink with it too.

Please help me if you know that the processor will work and/or tell me how to find out the make and model of my motherboard.

Thanks
Jackal

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May 16, 2008 11:53:13 AM

It should say on the board itself, normally near the middle or the expansion slots.

CPU-Z will be able to tell you some information about the board too.
May 16, 2008 11:55:07 AM

maybe freeware pc wizard might help and once you get the model you go to their homepage and see their cpu support list
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May 16, 2008 11:57:34 AM

Jackal560 said:
Hi, I don't really know much about motherboards and am hoping to upgrade my processor from this http://techreport.pricegrabber.com/search_techspecs_full.php/masterid=8098507/st=product_tab to this http://techreport.pricegrabber.com/search_techspecs_full.php/masterid=34842997/st=product_tab but am not sure if my motherboard will support it. My motherboard is currently a 939 pin socket, and so is the chip I'm using and hoping to get. The processor I'm going to purchase has a fan and heatsink with it too.

Please help me if you know that the processor will work and/or tell me how to find out the make and model of my motherboard.

Thanks
Jackal


Download and run CPUZ and it will tell you your mobo
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May 16, 2008 12:59:02 PM

kad said:
Download and run CPUZ and it will tell you your mobo


Not all boards are detected. My last mobo wasn't, or my current or previous work machines.

It will tell you the chipset though which may go some way to telling you chip compatibility.
May 16, 2008 9:53:48 PM

thanks everyone, i'm gonna try the CPU-Z thing mentioned and see if I can find it. I don't trust myself with BIOS
May 16, 2008 10:36:44 PM

ok i downloaded it and found out my chipset, now how do i find out what processors will support it?
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