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Matt Weston (Matt12330)
Posted on Saturday, February 8, 2003 - 4:20 am:   

This is an old board.......

The only thing on it is

...and on the back is a stamped #

I'm stumped. Any ideas ?

Posted on Saturday, February 8, 2003 - 7:24 pm:   

HX430 is an intel moniker for the chipset onboard, is there an FCC number?
Matt Weston (Matt12330)
Posted on Sunday, February 9, 2003 - 7:35 pm:   

Nope....... nothing. Just the numbers mentioned above.

It's a Socket 7 with 4 x EDO sockets, 3 PCI, and 3 ISA. It also has a single USB header - which makes it old - but not ancient.

Max FSB is 66 mhz, and yes -it is an Intel chipset.
I'm having a hard time reading the stamp on the core logic chip. It's got a nice protective coating of dust and dirt.

If I had to guess, I'd put this as a good candidate for an old pentium - maybe the 133 mhz I have lying around in the garage.......

I'm just trying to get some specifics on the board so that I can put it in a machine and sell it (cheap, of course - and assuming it works)

Any info is appreciated.
Posted on Sunday, February 9, 2003 - 7:56 pm:   

It could very well be an old Intel made motherboard. If you get it to POST write down the bios string and we can all have a crack at it.
Posted on Sunday, February 9, 2003 - 7:59 pm:   

Could be an Intel AGATE, NEWPORT, or TUSCON motherboard.
Posted on Wednesday, March 12, 2003 - 11:01 pm:   

hi ...... where can i get a Motherboard Manual.
my board is Trigem Dreamsys61. the id i got out is 61-3141-042998-67159-440lx-010-00 LISBON H.

i would also like to know if i could run a Pentium III 550 processor on it.

Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Posted on Friday, March 14, 2003 - 1:46 am:   

440lx chipset supports P2 and celeron's at 66mhz FSB only. link for manual

CPU : (FSB 66Mhz Only ) Celeron 533Mhz / Core volt 2.05V
Chipset : Intel 440LX (AGP 1X)
Maximum RAM : 128MB x 3 = 368MB (PC66 Memory)
Maximum HDD : 15Gb
I/O : 1 AGP, 4 PCI, 2 ISA, 1 LPT, 2 Serial, 2 PS/2, 2 USB
1 FDD, 2 IDE, 1 ATX Power Con
Case Pin :
Clock Multiplier SW5 SW6 SW7 SW8
433,466500,533 ÀÚµ¿ÀνÄ
Don Showers
Posted on Saturday, September 27, 2003 - 11:52 am:   

I hope someone out there can help gone crazy trying to find out what my motherboard is, been to intel site nothing,its a pentium III 750mghertz tag# on it reads IUW202023712 AA A15006-203. trying to upgrade the ram from 256 to 512 but not sure what to get or if the system can handle it
Posted on Saturday, September 27, 2003 - 5:33 pm:   

Don, can you identify the chipset on the mainboard and does it have integrated video as well as a AGP slot?
Rex Sara
Posted on Friday, October 3, 2003 - 3:43 pm:   

I've got a desktop base unit with a sticker on the bottom showing 'TriGem 5000 (GS2670)'. It has on board sound and I am trying to find out where to connect the CD-ROM sound cable. I've searched a lot and found a lot of TriGem mobos but not this one. I would be very grateful for any help.
Posted on Friday, October 3, 2003 - 6:57 pm:   

Rex Sara, when you turn on the computer at the first screen press the pause/break key and write down the bios string usually found at the bottom of the screen then post back here and we can identify it that way.
Rex Sara
Posted on Saturday, October 4, 2003 - 4:12 am:   

To E.S.
Thanks for your message. The bios string is:
(C) American Megatrends Inc.,
Posted on Saturday, October 4, 2003 - 7:41 pm:   

Can't really do much with id of the motherboard from the string as it apparently doesn't follow the norm barring any typo's....From what I can gather from it it is a 440EX Chipset on the mainboard however so 66MHZ front side bus is the maximum theoretical memory data transfer speed so it may support old celerons as well as older Pentium 2 processors. As far as where the cdrom cable plugs in check in device manager for the type of sound that is detected and look for that chip on the mainboard, the cdrom audio connector probably isn't very far away.
Rex Sara
Posted on Sunday, October 5, 2003 - 2:00 am:   

Thanks again for your reply. You are right about old celerons - there is a 300mhz one on board. The mobo is new to me in that as well as the PCI/ISA slots, all the disk I/Fs (hard, CD, floppy) are on a riser board. Also on the riser board there are 3 sets of connectors, CN70, CN72 & CN73, that would all take the CD sound cable. They are probably associated with CD, video and modem sound, but I don't know which is which. I'm tempted just to try them but am afraid that might do some damage.
Posted on Sunday, October 5, 2003 - 4:25 pm:   

They should all be inputs at this point so there is no worry for damage, Try each one, as you go mute the unused in the sound properties Modem, video, etc. til the cdrom has sound.
Rex Sara
Posted on Tuesday, October 7, 2003 - 1:59 pm:   

To E.S.
I tried them all but no success. I'll have to put it on the back burner for the moment. Anyway thanks very much for your help.
Aaron McIver
Posted on Tuesday, November 25, 2003 - 10:17 am:   

To E.S.

My brothers computer is a desktop base unit with a sticker on the bottom showing 'TriGem 5000 (GS2670)'. It has on board sound and I am trying to find the drivers for the motherboard as I can't get the sound to work. The bios string is American Megatrends Inc,

Please can you help me.
Moderator (Es)
Username: Es

Registered: 6-2003
Posted on Wednesday, November 26, 2003 - 7:44 am:   

The chipset is 440EX by intel so mainboard drivers are native to Windows 98 and up. The sound is more than likely made by Crystal or ESS but not 100% positive. The easy way to find out is open the computer case and look on the mainboard near the audio connectors for the sound chip. Crystal was very common at 1 time for Trigem and E-machine.
Aaron McIver
Posted on Wednesday, November 26, 2003 - 11:17 am:   

I have tried installing the crystal driver cs4235 but it seems to be the wrong one. Do you think there is any way of finding a all in one motherboard driver.

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