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

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.

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)