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beeker
Posted on Tuesday, February 15, 2000 - 1:58 pm:   

I bought a 'kit' from TigerDirect a couple years ago (I don't recommend this to anyone). It is an AMD K6-233 processor but I'll be darn if I can ID the maker of the motherboard. I have looked all over the board and don't see anything printed on it that gives away the manufacturer. I have not (and don't really want to) pulled the motherboard out of the case to check the bottom.
Any clues?
barney
Posted on Tuesday, February 15, 2000 - 3:55 pm:   

Hi,

If there isn't any thing obvious written on the board itself can you see anything written on the chips ? Can you see one with BIOS written on it at all ? or maybe Intel ? Or maybe just some initials like LX, TX, BX or BMX ? (okay, I made that last one up) If the thing still works you could try pausing it when you first start it up and see if it says anything there (press "pause" on the keyboard").

Not exactly a great help I know, but you need to find some numbers or something to identify it, an FCC ID number would be a stroke of luck for a start.
Trish
Posted on Tuesday, February 15, 2000 - 9:12 pm:   

Assuming since you have had it for a couple of years, that it boots. Right as it begins to boot up you should see the bios string in (most likely) the lower left hand corner of the screen. When you see this, hit pause and write that whole string down. Then go to http://www.ping.be/bios/ and click on "BIOS Numbers" and read from there. You should be able to find out something about it from the bios string. If not, you will see why you shouldn't ever buy an overseas board with no name and no internet support site. Good luck.
xarxx
Posted on Friday, February 18, 2000 - 1:44 am:   

If you can't find the bios I.D. string at Wim's,
post again here with the number and perhaps someone will recognize it...
Russel
Posted on Friday, April 14, 2000 - 11:47 pm:   

It is probably an amptron. Try a search on Goto.com for PM-9100. This familiy of MoBo's is listed and you maybe you can id it. They have pictures!!.
EMS
Posted on Sunday, May 14, 2000 - 8:22 pm:   

Download and run CTBIOS this will tell you who manufactured the board as well as the WWW.com address if available. Chances are if purchased from tiger it is an AMPTRON or PCCHIPS.
sanjay
Posted on Thursday, October 14, 2004 - 7:02 am:   

hi, i want to know how can i retrieve motherboard
and bios serial no (ID) programmatically. means
thru programming in any language. if possible plz
provide source code. any help will be appreciated.

thanks

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