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Canada ICES (Industry Canada Interference Causing Equipment Standard), is as the full name for the ICES abbreviation shows, a standard in Canada. What is not stated by the abbreviated title, is that it's a standard for EMC, and the unwanted interference of radio communications, that can be caused by EMC. ElectroMagnetic Compatibility..
Article entailing EMC on Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electromagnetic_compatibility
From the Wikipedia article; "Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) is the branch of electrical sciences which studies the unintentional generation, propagation and reception of electromagnetic energy with reference to the unwanted
effects (Electromagnetic interference, or EMI) that such energy may induce. " Some electronic equipment produces EMI. ElectroMagnetic Inteference. Personal computers, are a digital electronic device, which Does produce EMI. However due to standards set by regulatory agencies, the EMI is kept down to an acceptable level. (FCC for United States. Federal Communications Commission)
Here you can see the different classifications set by Canada ICES, and the Class A, and B designation, http://www.i-spec.com/EMC/canada.html For a motherboard made in the USA, the classification N1996, is a Radio Frequency Interference classification, quite like the ICES-003 standard.
Point? The classification has nothing to do with identifying what motherboard manufacturer made your motherboard. Let me give you some information I have gleaned over the years from experience, and what others have gleaned, and stated on the internet.
1st) Look in-between the Expansion slots for a manufacturer code. Generally a Model Number. To wit; A) ISA expansion slot (Generally Black in color) B) PCI expansion slot (White in color) C) AGP expansion slot D) PCI Express expansion slot.
More information on Expansion Slot, and information leading to the above stated types of expansion slots, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Expansion_card I invite you to scroll down to the heading - Expansion Slot Standards, and left-click on each type stated.
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)
Looking in-between the black PCI Express x16 expansion slot, and the white PCI expansion slot, you will see ASUS. It is upside down in the photo. Motherboard manufacturer of this motherboard is Asus. Looking to the right of the blue Ram Memory slot 1, you will see Asus's motherboard manufacturer Model Number, for this motherboard, A8N -VM CSM REV 1.10G stands for Revision 1.10G Asus's code for how many times the motherboard design, has been revised.
Sometimes, the motherboard manufacturer model number, is printed on the motherboard right out in the middle. Sometimes along one edge. Sometimes NOT at all. Older motherboards made by certain motherboard manufacturers, were not proud to state their name on the motherboard, nor a Model Number. Reasoning is rumored, that these particular motherboard manufacturers, stole certain designs implemented by other motherboard manufacturers, (Usually top of the line manufacturers),. and used it on their motherboards. Most of those motherboard manufacturers are not in business today.
Here is more information on identifying your motherboard, http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/How-to-Find-Out-Your-Motherboard-Manufacturer-and-Model/236 IF, the motherboard is installed in a working computer, you may be able to use CPU-Z from CPUID.com, (Free, but they do accept donations), and find out who is the motherboard manufacturer. I state MAY, because there is a possibility that not all motherboard manufactures may be on record for CPU-Z. There ARE a LOT of motherboard manufacturers who are, However. Some of the main information that CPU-Z states, is the Motherboard Chipset. Armed with this info you can find out what, A) Processors can be used B) Ram Memory C) Graphics Cards Information on CPU-Z on Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CPU-Z (You can left-click on the CPU-Z GUI at the upper right, to enlarge it. GUI = Graphics User Interface) IF, the motherboard is Not installed in a working computer, working together, and looking for the motherboard chipset used, together we can derive needed information. [Motherboard Chipset; For one, Chip, and Chipset are slang terms used to denote I.C. Integrated Circuit. The Motherboard 'Chipset' is the Northbridge chip, and the Southbridge chip. (Unless, it is the new technology used on motherboards for the Intel Core i3, i5, and i7 processors)
More to be continued;
Posted on Aug 26, 2010
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