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Old 04-07-05, 09:36 AM
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Someone gave me a motherboard but they don't know who the manufacture is.. Its a Socket 7 with Intel Pentium w/MMX (sticker on it that says 166 max) .. I've found the following 3 codes on the motherboard but I have no clue on how to decipher , to see who manufactured it...

1. GMB-P55IPS-V0 (stamped on front of board)
2. M9760016846 (sticker on front of board) (made in china)
3. 7803021 (stamped on back of board)

I would appreciate any help , concerning the manufacture of the board and if its worth my time trying to update.. ( I have a feeling it may be junk).. If I can update it , what would be the best recommendation? Thanks
 
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Old 04-07-05, 10:28 AM
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basic board:http://america.hongfaith.com/Motherb.../pam-0055i.htm

manual page:http://america.hongfaith.com/Support/manual_update.htm
 

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It depends on what you're hoping to get out of this computer. If you'd just like to have something to tinker around with, and maybe run Win98, it's OK. I wouldn't spend a lot of money on it, though.

From what is listed, it looks as though it will run an AMD K62 processor, which I'm sure is still available through some suppliers. If the FSB is 166, then it should work.
 
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Old 04-07-05, 02:16 PM
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If all you have to go with is the mobo then it's probably not going to be worth it (unless you know where to score the parts from friends or a used computer/parts store in the area).

You're going to have to track down a processor and memory which won't be much cheaper compared to more powerful current parts at the "economy" end of the scale.

What would you want to use this computer for and what is your budget? If you want a little webserver and only have $100 to work with then you are in luck.
 
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