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How to identify P/N's for motherboards?


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brinas30

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I have several boards I need to identify, but in general I'm having trouble finding mfg P/N's for MB's.

For example, I have an Intel motherboard which should fit in a Gateway desktop. I have the S/N: BTGC616012AF and the AA#: AA D54032-300

Neither of these numbers give me solid information and I have searched both Intel and Gateway sites, as well as asking their tech support for help. I get the run around and this is so irritating :)

Any help you can offer would be highly appreciated!!!

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Have you tried putting the part #'s in Google search? For me this has always been the fastest way of finding what the board is equivalent to. BTW, be careful, although this may in many ways be a standard looking board it may be modded in some ways, such as the front panel connections may be different. So updating the BIOS from Intel instead of Gateway may cause trouble. Some makers, such as Micron PC us unmodded boards and custom BIOS so I've have success with using the board maker's BIOS updates.
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Turns out that the OEM number gives me the Product Specs and all information I need on the board. The OEM for this board was D101GGC

I did google all the numbers I seen on this board, and nothing was helpful, but at least Intel's site was able to give me a manual using the OEM#

Thanks for your help :)

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