View Full Version : What mobo do I have?
01-30-2009, 05:52 PM
I'm in the process of upgrading my CPU. So my first question is simply;
How do I find out what kind of mobo I've got? I've looked under Device Manager but still can't figure it out.
If it helps, I'm running Windows XP SP3.
01-30-2009, 05:59 PM
Download this program (CPU-Z) (http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php), run it, and go to the 'Mainboard' tab.
01-30-2009, 06:14 PM
Thanks much. So according to CPU-Z, my mobo model is MS-7093 but no manufacturer is specified. So I'm going to try to determine whether or not the new CPU I'm looking at is compatible by comparing it to my current CPU.
I currently have an AMD Athlon 64 3500+ (got this computer in '05).
Will this processor (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103300) be compatible with my mobo?
Please let me know if you need any more information and how to tell if the new processor is compatible so I can handle this myself in the future lol
01-30-2009, 06:32 PM
It looks like you have this (http://www.msicomputer.com/product/p_spec.asp?model=rs480m2-il) motherboard, but that's about all I can add.
01-30-2009, 06:35 PM
Looks like you have a RS480M2-IL (http://www.msicomputer.com/product/p_spec.asp?model=rs480m2-il). Sadly, that motherboard is for processors that use Socket 939, and the processor you linked to uses a different socket, AM2.
01-30-2009, 07:01 PM
Dang. So I'll have to look for something that uses socket 939 or get a whole new motherboard I guess. Thanks for the help guys.
01-30-2009, 08:33 PM
I have that same motherboard and processor (3500+ Winchester) in a system I built in 2005 (though it's not currently in use).
Yeah, three-to-four years later, there's not a lot out there for S939-compatible CPUs.
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