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How do I find out mother board details

Discussion in 'Windows - Software discussion' started by Ddams, Dec 22, 2006.

  1. Ddams

    Ddams Member

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    Hi all,
    I bought this new computer (it is built) but I did not get the software with it. So I When I installed the xp professional I failed to get the sound and couldnt play video or dvd. I know I can get the stuff from the nanufacturer on net but I need to know all the details.

    When I checked in device manager it was the multimedia devices that had question marks.

    Any Ideas?

    thanks
     
  2. The_Fiend

    The_Fiend Guest

    Try downloading CPU-Z, see what that comes up with.
     
  3. borhan9

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    Mate don't fret here is the program that can help you.

    Everest
    http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4181.html

    It will provide all the information you need. It even gives you the manufacturers website where u can download the motherboard drives and everything.

    Keep me posted if you need anything else.
     
  4. Ddams

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    thanks borhan9and The_Fiend

    I now have both softwares and
    this is what I have found.
    Using everests'
    I saw this




    Okay I guess i have failed to show u the screen print. but what I see is direct x has an X and openGL has also an x

    I have really seen alot withthose softwares. I think I Now Know the components in there.

    So guys where do i go next?

    Downloading directX?
    But what I have seen with the site of directx is very confusing.

    I waiting for help.
     
  5. darkflux

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    do you have "integrated" video and sound, or are there AGP and PCI (respectively) cards for them. if they're integrated, you will most likely need to download drivers for them directly from the MB manufacturer. the MB model no. is usually stamped somewhere on the MB (often inbetween the PCI slots, like here the model name is KT6 Delta, the model number is MS-6590 .

    as for Direct X, try here:
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...20-BFBB-4799-9908-D418CDEAC197&displaylang=en
    but you should only do it AFTER you've got your video & sound drivers installed.
     
  6. Ddams

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    Thanks darkflux
    I have checked and got these details
    Under display I find

    PCI/AGP
    Video
    upon opening more, it gives me this
    Intel graphics 2 video adapter (looks fine, no X on it)
    Intel graphics 2 3D accelerator ( Not fine, It has X )

    X opengl
    X DirectX

    I installed AUD_ALLOS_5.10.0.6020_PV_RealtekAC97 and audio works
    Motherboard name is Intelhazelton D865GVHZ
    form factor Micro ATX

    Mobo Chipset i865GV by intel corp.


    am still struggling.

     
  7. darkflux

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    yup, as i expected: Intel graphics and Realtek audio: definitely integrated. you'll have to check on the motherboard for the model no. (or check with your PC's "builder"), and download directly from the motherboard's site for the LATEST drivers.

    the HARDER route would be to check driverguide.com . they have innummerable drivers for integrated and other devices there, and i've had to visit on multiple occasions. problem is, much of their drivers are "user submitted", and so can vary in level of description, leaving you having to try multiple drivers before finding one that works for you... if you still wanna try it, i recommend searching "RealtekAC97 5.10.0.6020" (without quotes, of course) for audio. your video however is abit more tricky. try right-clicking your desktop and choosing Properties, click the Settings tab, Advanced, and then Adapter (or something that shows the NAME of the video chip used (NOT the chipset, although that does affect which video chip it uses)), and use THAT (along with "Intel") in your search string.

    really though, again, your best bet would be to look ON the motherboard...
     
  8. Ddams

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    this is what it is

    Field Value
    Computer
    Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
    DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)
    Computer Name DAMS
    User Name Ddamulira

    Motherboard
    CPU Type Intel Celeron D 320, 2400 MHz (18 x 133)
    Motherboard Name Intel Hazelton D865GVHZ (3 PCI, 2 DIMM, Audio, Video)
    Motherboard Chipset Intel Morgan Hill i865GV
    System Memory 496 MB (PC3200 DDR SDRAM)
    BIOS Type AMI (03/07/05)
    Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
    Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)

    Display
    Video Adapter Intel Extreme Graphics 2
    3D Accelerator Intel Extreme Graphics 2

    Multimedia
    Audio Adapter Intel 82801EB ICH5 - AC'97 Audio Controller [A-2/A-3]

    Storage
    IDE Controller Intel(R) 82801EB Ultra ATA Storage Controllers
    IDE Controller Intel(R) 82801EB Ultra ATA Storage Controllers
    Disk Drive WDC WD1600JB-00REA0 (149 GB, IDE)
    Optical Drive Optiarc DVD RW AD-5170A
    SMART Hard Disks Status OK

    Partitions
    C: (NTFS) 80003 MB (77197 MB free)
    E: (NTFS) 51058 MB (50992 MB free)
    Total Size 128.0 GB (125.2 GB free)



    Please let know what u think.
    Like I said I installed the AUD_ALLOS_5.10.0.6020_PV_RealtekAC97 But When I play any CD it says windows media player cant play because my sound card is not working.
    And In the divce manager it puts a Qn mark on multimedia.

    Did I install the wrong sound card drivers or the sound card is not working at all.

     
  9. borhan9

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    This only means you either have to update your driver by going on the windows update and updating the driver. If that does not work, you have to roll back the driver. This is done through Device manager and by right clicking the sound driver with the yellow exclamation mark on it and then going into properties and then clicking on the driver tab and then in there there should be a button that saids roll back driver :)

    And that should do it :)

    Good luck keep us posted if you need anything else. :)

    p.s I just wanted to address the mother board drivers for the bios you have to double click in Everest where it shows you under motherboard the bios drivers it will show you the website and you can get all the drivers you need from there. :)
     
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  10. Ddams

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    Thanks guys

    It is now working. Audio and video.
    Am only missing an appropriate dvd player software. the one i have seen with windvd expires in 14 days

    any Trick?

    And borhan9 thanks for that everest. it is great gives lot of stuff
     
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    To answer your question about a good DVD player for your PC. I would suggest a Program Called PowerDVD.

    No worries mate glad it all helped you and worked out in the end. I use that program most of the time too. When i am fixing friends pc's and they have not given me any drivers it comes in very handy :)

    Happy computing and keep us posted if you need anything else. :)
     
  12. The_Fiend

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    Borhan, he wants a free dvd software :) Powerdvd only has trials, no freeware.

    @ Ddams : look for MPlayerClassic, it plays just about anything. and it's free.
     
  13. darkflux

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    http://downloadfinder.intel.com/scr...XP+Professional&lang=eng&strOSs=44&submit=Go!

    this is your motherboard's official driver download site. it should have the latest (and most compatible) drivers for ALL your motherboard's "accesories", INCLUDING not only your video + sound, but (most importantly) your chipset's software drivers.

    also, Windows Media Player 10 plays DVD's for free, but i still prefer Power DVD for all my purposes. and it's the same price as WinDVD :)

    hope this helps!
     
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    Well if its about free stuff i would stick with Windows Media Player.

    I have finally made it. :D!!!! This my 2500th post in Afterdawn :D!!! What a Xmas present :D
     
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    congratulations, borhan9! too bad it didn't happen on the 25th, too ;)

    Merry X-mas everyone!
     
  16. Ddams

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    Congraturation borhan9
    Am glad it happened with me.

    Thanks folks for the help. the pc does whatever I want.

    After going trough the abve I felt am now something though this Girl frend Pc has disproved

    More or less same prob.
    I hv installed powerdvd (trail) and when you play DVD it only plays te sound. I checked with everest and found the matrox graphic adapter and installed a better version. this did not solve the problem. I still cant see the video. I tried another type of video (not DVD) but this even was worse. It played like it was on internet with a very poor connection. No video and stopping as if the cd is scratched.

    Here is what I read with everest.


    Field Value
    Computer
    Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
    DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)
    Computer Name DDAMULIRA
    User Name Dams

    Motherboard
    CPU Type Intel Pentium 4, 1600 MHz (16 x 100)
    Motherboard Name HP Vectra VL420
    Motherboard Chipset Intel Brookdale i845
    System Memory 256 MB (PC133 SDRAM)
    BIOS Type AMI (02/01/05)
    Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
    Communication Port Communications Port (COM2)
    Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)

    Display
    Video Adapter Matrox Graphics Millennium II (4 MB)
    3D Accelerator Matrox Millennium II

    Multimedia
    Audio Adapter Intel 82801BA ICH2X - AC'97 Audio Controller [C-0]

    Storage
    IDE Controller Intel(R) 82801BA Ultra ATA Storage Controller - 244B
    Floppy Drive Floppy disk drive
    Disk Drive ST320410A (20 GB, 5400 RPM, Ultra-ATA/100)
    Disk Drive SanDisk U3 Cruzer Micro USB Device (972 MB, USB)
    Optical Drive SAMSUNG DVD-ROM SD-616Q (16x/48x DVD-ROM)
    Optical Drive SanDisk U3 Cruzer Micro USB Device
    SMART Hard Disks Status OK

    Partitions
    C: (FAT32) 19449 MB (16106 MB free)

    Input
    Keyboard Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
    Mouse PS/2 Compatible Mouse

    Network
    Network Adapter IBM PCI Token-Ring Adapter
    Network Adapter Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network Connection

    Peripherals
    Printer Microsoft Office Document Image Writer
    USB1 Controller Intel 82801BA ICH2X - USB Controller 1 [C-0]
    USB1 Controller Intel 82801BA ICH2X - USB Controller 2 [C-0]
    USB Device USB Mass Storage Device

    Field Value
    Motherboard Properties
    Motherboard ID 63-1000-001292-00101111-040201-I845$1AATM107_
    Motherboard Name HP Vectra VL420

    Front Side Bus Properties
    Bus Type Intel NetBurst
    Bus Width 64-bit
    Real Clock 100 MHz (QDR)
    Effective Clock 400 MHz
    Bandwidth 3200 MB/s

    Memory Bus Properties
    Bus Type SDR SDRAM
    Bus Width 64-bit
    Real Clock 133 MHz
    Effective Clock 133 MHz
    Bandwidth 1067 MB/s

    Chipset Bus Properties
    Bus Type Intel Hub Interface
    Bus Width 8-bit
    Real Clock 67 MHz (QDR)
    Effective Clock 267 MHz

    Field Value
    Video Adapter Properties
    Device Description Matrox Graphics Millennium II
    Adapter String Matrox Millennium II
    BIOS String v1.0.000
    Chip Type MGA-2164W
    DAC Type TI TVP3026, 230 MHz
    Serial Number CWA30432N1
    Installed Drivers MGAUD (5.00.2600.1820)
    Memory Size 4 MB

    Video Adapter Manufacturer
    Company Name Matrox Graphics Inc.
    Product Information http://www.matrox.com/mga/products/home.cfm
    Driver Download http://www.matrox.com/mga/support/drivers/home.cfm


    thanks
    sorry it such a volume
     
  17. borhan9

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    Does it work in Windows media player??

    Also have u checked Device manager?? any yellow marks??
     
  18. The_Fiend

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    Nice one Borhan.
    Btw, i showed everest to my boss...
    We now have ultimate edition 2006 on all our work and home systems, veeeery nice.
     
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    check the Hardware Acceleration option in PowerDVD's config menu.
     
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    @The_Fiend

    Thanxs for the praise, but i cant take all the praise i was given the link about a year ago from another aD member cause i was having issues finiding my motherboard CD. But im glad i have made a valuable contribution to you and your boss and others here :)
     

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