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How do i find out who manufactured my motherboard?

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Hello,

  1. you can get this on the first display that comes up when you turn on your computer.
  2. you can also find it when your computer must have booted; go to "All programs", to "Accessories" to "System tools" and you will see 'System Information. Click the system information and you will find the manufacturer of your motherboard. When you look at the left side of the page, you will find other options like, hardware resources, components, etc
  3. You can also find it on the processor of your motherboard, likewise on the IC's on the motherboard and on the mother board panel itself.
You should be able to find out the manufacture of your motherboard from any of the above.

Best regards.

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This photo of a typical motherboard, shows a PCI expansion slot, (2 each. White in color), and a PCI Express expansion slot (1 each, and in this case a PCI Express x16. Black in color ) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Asus_a8n_VMCSM02.jpg (You can left-click on the photo to enlarge it)

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