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I just recieved a computer from a friend. It is a PII 300mhz with 64 megs of ram, 3.2 gig hard drive. My question is how do I identify my motherboard. I have a feeling it is a very good board. It has an Award Modular Bios v4.51PG (29-may-1998), on-board sound, AGP, 4 PCI slots, 2 ISA slots, 3 RAM slots, It's a slot 1.

I boot it and it gives this number (number below) along the bottom to identify it but I have yet to figure out who makes it and the specs on it. I want to know what is the biggest processor the board will hold, how much ram I can install and the biggest hard drive I can put into it. The board also has chips made by a company called ITE along with Intel and Yamaha chips . right next to the AGP slot their are big letters that look like a company name saying AGP. and theres this number also:
M101 030

*05/29/1998 i440BX-ITE867-2A69KC39C-00

Any Ideas or suggestions? Please let me know

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I just received a computer from a friend. It is a PII 300mhz with 64 megs of ram, 3.2 gig hard drive. My question is how do I identify my motherboard. I have a feeling it is a very good board. It has an Award Modular Bios v4.51PG (29-may-1998), on-board sound, AGP, 4 PCI slots, 2 ISA slots, 3 RAM slots, It's a slot 1.

*05/29/1998 i440BX-ITE867-2A69KC39C-00

See http://www.wimsbios.com/index.htm?/numbers.shtml and

http://www.chaintech.com.tw:8008/Downloads/MBBIOS.htm

You may need to update the BIOS, or it will probably have either an 8 GB or 32 GB hard drive capacity limit. Your Celeron 466 would work well in it.

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Another handy utility, which identifies most motherboards as well as quite abit of other system info, is Belarc Advisor.

http://www.belarc.com/download

It also gives a very comprehensive report of installed software, Hotfixes and so on, as well as one-click links to your Program install directories.

(Best tool I've found yet for locating 'Savegames' for backup)

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