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Windows 7: Motherboard Issues


28 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Motherboard Issues

How does one find out what motherboard you have within Windows 7? My computer runs for an indeterminate amount of time then crashes, and I have reason to believe it is the BIOS for the motherboard. I am not sure where to find which one I have within Win 7 though. I'd really appreciate some help here. Thanks!
Ish

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28 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

I don't know how to do it natively in Windows.

There are a number of freeware utilities that can identify the motherboard. Examples are Sisoft SANDRA and Belarc Advisor.
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28 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 (Build 6.1.7601)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ishmiduti View Post
How does one find out what motherboard you have within Windows 7? My computer runs for an indeterminate amount of time then crashes, and I have reason to believe it is the BIOS for the motherboard. I am not sure where to find which one I have within Win 7 though. I'd really appreciate some help here. Thanks!
Ish
Go, Start\All Programs\Accessories\System Tools\System Information then find on the first screen where it says "System Model" and that is your motherboard model and where it says "System Manufacture" is who made that motherboard.
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28 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate (64)
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ishmiduti View Post
How does one find out what motherboard you have within Windows 7? My computer runs for an indeterminate amount of time then crashes, and I have reason to believe it is the BIOS for the motherboard. I am not sure where to find which one I have within Win 7 though. I'd really appreciate some help here. Thanks!
Ish
Go, Start\All Programs\Accessories\System Tools\System Information then find on the first screen where it says "System Model" and that is your motherboard model and where it says "System Manufacture" is who made that motherboard.
That will give you on info how much mem you have or cpu speed but it won't give you the board info required to update the bios.

If it's a "home grown" box take the cover of and get to info off the boards. If it's OEM go to the manufacturer and check for an upgrade...
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28 Nov 2009   #5

Windows 7 32bit RTM
 
 

or use CPU-Z
no install neeeded and its like 500kb download? or less !

http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php
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28 Nov 2009   #6

Windows 7 (7600)
 
 

^Yes, try running CPU-Z and check if it can identify your motherboard. It's under the "Mainboard" tab.

A similar motherboard problem I had:

I used to have random crash/bsod issue before I upgraded my parts, it was the USB slots in the motherboard that was fried.
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28 Nov 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 (Build 6.1.7601)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by win7clutz View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Crispy View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ishmiduti View Post
How does one find out what motherboard you have within Windows 7? My computer runs for an indeterminate amount of time then crashes, and I have reason to believe it is the BIOS for the motherboard. I am not sure where to find which one I have within Win 7 though. I'd really appreciate some help here. Thanks!
Ish
Go, Start\All Programs\Accessories\System Tools\System Information then find on the first screen where it says "System Model" and that is your motherboard model and where it says "System Manufacture" is who made that motherboard.
That will give you on info how much mem you have or cpu speed but it won't give you the board info required to update the bios.

If it's a "home grown" box take the cover of and get to info off the boards. If it's OEM go to the manufacturer and check for an upgrade...
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28 Nov 2009   #8

windows 7 professional 64bit
 
 

to identify the hardware I have, I usually use this SIW | System Information for Windows by Gabriel Topala and you dont even have to install it.. if you have kaspersky though kaspersky might kick off, but just ignore it, it will only act that way because of some of the data it pulls

and yes, it does tell you the make and model of your motherboard
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28 Nov 2009   #9

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Crispy View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ishmiduti View Post
How does one find out what motherboard you have within Windows 7? My computer runs for an indeterminate amount of time then crashes, and I have reason to believe it is the BIOS for the motherboard. I am not sure where to find which one I have within Win 7 though. I'd really appreciate some help here. Thanks!
Ish
Go, Start\All Programs\Accessories\System Tools\System Information then find on the first screen where it says "System Model" and that is your motherboard model and where it says "System Manufacture" is who made that motherboard.
Crispy, thats not quite correct.
All sysinfo will tell you is software and processor etc. You need to either visually inspect the Motherboard or use cpuz or somthing else. Windows has no way of determining the mobo
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28 Nov 2009   #10

Windows 7
 
 

Check out how to make your computer start from the installation disk rather than the hard disk by changing your BIOS settings: Windows installation problems: frequently asked questions.

Cheers,
Tara
Windows Outreach Team
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