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    Identifying a Mainboard Type

    Anyone know a way of identifying what type of mainboard is in a PC, preferably without taking it apart to physically look at it? I've got one which I changed a while ago, and have just found out the audio drivers aren't installed. I've already tried using the drivers CDs which I have, but none of them work so it looks like I've chucked it out (doh!).

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    HwInfo32 usually does the trick. Similar to the two apps mentioned above but proper freeware not shareware/home use only as they are.

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    msinfo32 will often tell you

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    msinfo32 just says "manufacturer name" in the relevant field, which obviously isn't very helpful! hwinfo32 gave me what I needed, though.

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    Best little tool for that imo is CPUZ. Tiny, straight to the point.

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    hwinfo32 has a portable version so you can run it from a pen drive - sounds pretty handy...

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    I like CPU-Z, but alternatively have a look at the Device Instance ID and Google it. It can give a good lead as to what audio device it is. If Windows doesn't install it, a lot of motherboards come with Realtek onboard audio these days.

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    PC Wizard. A nice free tool here gives a lot more in depth info if you should need it.

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    Aye - I really like it but as OutTolunch said - they're properly free for business use, a fact I'd forgotten as I only ever have cause ot use them at home!

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