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How can I varify which chipset is in my mainboard?


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adifrank

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Hi. Something strange that came up. Probably nothing, but thought I'd ask...

I downloaded a freeware program called PC Wizard 2008. It is a utility designed to analyze and benchmark the computer system. I basically just wanted to see if it can identify the hardware I have installed. I ran the program and noticed that under Mainboard it says NorthBridge chipset: Intel P43

The mainboard I have in my system is an ASUS P5Q PRO which should have (according to official spec sheets) an Intel P45 chipset.

For a 2nd opinion I downloaded and installed CPU-Z, another software which can identify system hardware. I ran CPU-Z and it found the chipset to be Intel P45.

So, my question is if PC Wizard 2008 not identifying the correct chipset, in your opinion?

Any way to simply verify this?

Thanks :)
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ASUS P5Q PRO is an Intel P45 chipset.

To all intents and purposes the differences between P43 and P45 are only noticeable by the slots on the board - PCi-Ex x8 slots on the P45 chipset as opposed to a single x16 slot on the P45.
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ok. thanks :)
that clears it up for me.
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