Do you plan to overclock? Sometimes people shorten the chipset names. In case the motherboard is already installed or not packaged, on the Intel desktop boards look for a small bar code label Step 2:If the identification markings are not readily found, you can search the motherboard for identification. Dxdiag The DirectX diagnostic tool is widely used to find the information about DirectX components and other drivers installed on your system. I personally think it is a must have device if you are an enthusiast or work with computers and electronics. This particular machine actually has the Intel P45 but you don't need to know that. Method 2 Identify your motherboard using System Information utility Step 1: Open Run command by simultaneously pressing Windows and R keys.
In its place, many mid-to-high-end boards now include a two-or-three-digit display for the same purpose, giving you an alpha-numeric code when something goes wrong. Alternatively, you figure out your motherboard details by typing wmic baseboard get product, manufacturer for a much specific search result. Chipset or driver update If you are trying to determine or motherboard information to update the drivers or the , see the section for further information. Here are some good multimeters that you can get for your troubleshooting needs. However, I've read that my motherboard also has to support it, namely, the chipsets of the motherboard must support it. After they became one company the naming got confusing.
In Windows 10, open file explorer and right click anywhere in the free space and open properties. Why not just update to the newest chipset drivers? Most cases have thumbscrews securing the panel, though older cases may require the use of a Phillips-head screwdriver. A terminal will definitely appear. Common manufacturers of motherboard chipsets include , , , , and. The above methods are necessary for identifying your computer motherboard, especially prior to upgrading or installing a new hardware.
Right click on the start menu and open command prompt. How important are aesthetics to you? These documents can be downloaded directly from the computer manufacturer. This is one of the easiest ways to find your motherboard model number, name and manufacturer. Once you select a kind of download in the center box, another list will appear in the bottom box. Download your driver s , run them, and reboot when you're done.
Look up your motherboard online. These drivers haven't been updated for years anyway so new operating systems will already have the most recent drivers built in. If it's your processor then just right click on my computer and open properties. It's best to install chipset drivers before anything else because some of your motherboard devices won't appear until after the chipset drivers are installed. SiS Start and select your operating system in the top box. Windows Identification If you are looking for the chipset of the and are running you can find the chipset information under the 'System devices' category in.
For most chipset drivers, you do not need to uninstall your old chipset drivers before installing the new ones. I hope that helps you Samiul and any others that. To install most drivers, you must have administrator rights. Now that you have both of these values, you want to make sure that one of the two values isn't higher than the other. Do you want to know the processor of your computer or the chipset on your motherboard? Once you have the information, type exit to close the Command Prompt.
The motherboard is at the heart of any computer as it accommodates most of the hardware components. We do not recommend installing that component because the Nvidia Network Access Manager has been known to cause issues with Steam. The chipset numbers are the important part. The chipset is usually made up of two chips: the northbridge, and the southbridge. Just get the one with the most recent date. That's just where they store your chipset driver. But the northbridge driver is in some of the driver packages so I assume that's where they put it when one is needed.
When they give you a list of names it means that they're all variants on the same design and will use the same chipset driver. Then the center box will display a list of the various things you can download for that operating system. However, this information is only seen if the chipset are installed in the computer properly. If you couldn't find a manufacturer printed on the motherboard, you can usually quickly find it by entering your motherboard's model number into a search engine. Download it, run it, and reboot. The northbridge is the main chip which connects to the and high-speed. So, it is a good practice to verify the temperatures with an infrared thermometer, even when everything is alright or when you have some doubts regarding their temperature.
But a few motherboards use northbridge and southbridge chips from different manufacturers in which case you need to load the drivers for each chip separately. For these computers, we suggest referring to the technical documentation for the model of the computer. You don't need to know the name of your southbridge to find it. In some cases it will be a list of the specific chip names whose drivers you can download. You will also find out which manufacture your motherboard was built from. Generally, the first thing to do once Windows is up and running is to install the chipset drivers.
The southbridge is rarely mentioned. For more cool commands you can run from the cmd, be sure to check out here on all the commands you can type to get system info from. A window will open, and here scroll down to your motherboard section. Because of the complexity of today's motherboards, it can be very difficult and costly to repair a motherboard and it is easier and cheaper to replace the motherboard. You can also find the details about other under the components heading. If you have a newer chipset then it's usually not that difficult to update your chipset drivers. I don't have the hardware to test this but it appears to be the case.