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what motherboard do i have?

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by jolt8me, Aug 10, 2008.

  1. jolt8me

    jolt8me Your the devil

    May 9, 2004
    I have been trying to figure out what motherboard i have. I looked inside the case and see a bunch of numbers on different stickers but all the ones i put into google return nothing related to motherboards.

    well i talked to dell and they said

    3T622 is the part number for the "Assembly, Motherboard, 850E, Audio, Skydive, Dimension, 533FSB, Fab G MLK."

    but i dont have a 533 fsb i have a 400 and looking at the board it says foxconn. So i download a utility that is supposed to tell me and it says the manufacturer is "dell computer corp" and the model is "dell dimension" for the mainboard"

    on the dell forums they tell me its a 7E598, but that does not look like my motherboard.

    also entered the numbers i got off the mobo into the foxconn website for product search and it returned nothing matching
  2. Sgt. Schultz

    Sgt. Schultz Annoying Member

  3. That sounds like the late production Dell Dimension 8200. The early ones were 400 Mhz front side bus only but the later ones will take both 400 and 533 Mhz FSB Pentium 4's. That can be upgraded to 3.06 Ghz P4 with the latest Dell bios. The first release of this bios allowed Hyper Threading but the version current available for download from Dell does not allow Hyper Threading. There was a guy that had a website where you could download the last Dell bios that included Hyper Threading and had lots of info about power dupply upgrades and other upgrades. When upgrading the processor it has to be a P4 with 478 socket and no more than 533 FSB.
  4. jolt8me

    jolt8me Your the devil

    May 9, 2004
    i did that, there is no mention of my mother board and they lumped in all the processors together which makes me think they put a lot of different models together and wrote one manual for them.
  5. The early Dell Dimension 8200 had an Intel 850 chipset(400 MHZ FSB only). The later production 8200's have 850E chipsets(400 Mhz and 533 Mhz FSB). The newest Dell BIOS is "9". Sometimes the early boards are not properly ID'd with hardware detection programs though so it might be an early 850 chipset. Hopefully it's the newer 850E.
  6. Sgt. Schultz

    Sgt. Schultz Annoying Member

    I'm not talking about a manual, you can get the specifications for the computer that you own using the Service Tag number, it lists every single component and part number that ship in that unit.

    You have to have an account (free) and you can lookup and store service tag info for an unlimited number of computers. Every Dell computer I've work on in the past 10+ years is stored for me, with the ST number I go straight to specs, drivers, etc ... for that ST ... no waisting time searching their site.

    As example here is partial list of a old Dell that I've worked on ...

    Service Tag: 6******
    System Type: Dimension 8100
    Ship Date: 6/18/2001
    Dell IBU: Americas

    Qty - Part#- Part Description
    1 - 00EDU - PRC,80528,1.3GHZ,0K,400FSB,SKW
    1 - 3F546 - PWA,PLN,DIM8100,NIC,AGP,ICH2B4
    1 - 5828D - ASSY,CBL,ATA66,2DROP,KLNGR
    1 - 9019C - ASSY,CBL,DATA,34P,FD,1DROP,HM
    1 - 9809T - ASSY,CBL,40P,IDE,2DROP,LS120

    ... posting it on GT changed the format.
  7. Sgt. Schultz

    Sgt. Schultz Annoying Member

    If the specs you PM'd me are correct the 7E598 is the MB in the computer they originally shipped to you.

    What is different between the two?
  8. In The Dimension 8200 the early models had Intel 850 chipsets. The later Dimension 8200's have Intel 850E(enhanced) chipsets. The 850 take processors that are 400 Mhz front side bus only. The 850E chipset takes both 400 Mhz and 533 Mhz FSB processors. Even some late models with 400 Mhz FSB processors may have the earlier 850 chipset but I double it. I think they were updated across the range.
  9. thonl

    thonl Millennium Member

    Feb 7, 1999
    Great White North
  10. Sgt. Schultz

    Sgt. Schultz Annoying Member

    Damn using a utility like that totally slipped my mind, I've used it or something similar in the past ...
  11. I've tried some of those hardware ID programs. Sometimes they are not so accurate. I have an Intel 850 chipset which takes only socket 478 400 Mhz front side bus processors. Most of the hardware ID programs ID it as an Intel 850E chipset which will take both 400 Mhz and 533 Mhz FSB processors, or the program ID's it as an "850/850E" which doesn't help much.