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Windows 7: Motherboard Issues

29 Nov 2009   #11
Crispy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 (Build 6.1.7601)
 
 

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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
Look at the highlighted areas System Manufacture: Gigabyte, System Model: EP35C-DS3R aka motherboard model.




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29 Nov 2009   #12
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

What leads you to believe this is a BIOS issue rather than something else?
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29 Nov 2009   #13
Adrian

 
Crispy is Correct

Crispy you are correct on that id, I have a custom rig so the mobo is not id'd on my sysinfo.
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29 Nov 2009   #14
ishmiduti

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

So some more information:
System Type: X86 based PC
Processor: AMD Athlong 2650e 1607 Mhz 1 core
BIOS version: Phoenix Technologies LTD, R01-A0, 8/29/2008
SMBIOS: 2.5

Anybody got any ideas? Phoenix's website is worthless.
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29 Nov 2009   #15
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Although your BIOS is a Phoenix type, you need to get any BIOS updates from your motherboard manufacturer and not from Phoenix themselves. Phoenix do supply the raw BIOS code in the chips that they send to the various manufacturers, but the manufacturers then amend the code so that it works with the hardware on the board that it is installed on.
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29 Nov 2009   #16
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Can you post a picture of the same System Information page as Crispy has done please.
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29 Nov 2009   #17
martytoo

Windows 7 Enterprise 64 Bit
 
 

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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...
Sorry to disagree but my system information gives the make and model of the MB and the BIOS version and date.
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