How do I find out my model of motherboard?

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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  1. 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.
  2. maybe freeware pc wizard might help and once you get the model you go to their homepage and see their cpu support list
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. Jackal560 said:


    wtf $182 for x2 3800+ that has to be seriously outdated price.. lol but then again I dont think you'll find new 939 cpus anymore....
  6. 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
  7. ok i downloaded it and found out my chipset, now how do i find out what processors will support it?
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