You will need
- - Computer with Windows;
- program Everest.
The easiest way to find out the chipset of the motherboard is to look in the documentation to it. If you bought a computer under the order (choosing each component independently), you had to issue technical documentation for each komplektujushhie. In it and must be manual (a special manual to your motherboard), you can find information about the chipset. If you buy already assembled computer must also issue all documentation, although doing this is not always the case.
Learn about the type of the chipset by using special software. One of the best in its kind programs is Everest (distributed on a paid basis). But many Internet resources it is possible to find a trivial version of the program. Download it and follow the installation on the hard disk of the computer.
Run the program. In the right window there is a list of the main devices of your computer. Select "motherboard". Next in the list that appears, select "Chipset". POPs up a window that will have several sections. The top one is called "device Description". This is the name of the chipset installed on your motherboard. Below is a section where you can view the properties of a motherboard chipset.
The bottom section has the title "device Manufacturer". It presents all the necessary links that open the web page with more information, and with the help of which you can update the chipset driver and the BIOS. To open the link, click on it twice with the left mouse button. The link opens in the Internet browser that is installed on your computer by default. You can also just copy it into the address bar of any browser.
Advice 2: How to know which chip
Each device connected to your personal computer has a chipset. Know what is used in a particular device, often need to replace equipment, and to elucidate the main points of his work.
You will need
- connection to the Internet.
In order to find out which chipset is installed in your graphics card, please search the specifications of your model on the Internet. Best of all this information to find on the official sites of the manufacturer. To know your model of video card you can through "device Manager", which is on the tab "Equipment" in the properties of the menu item "My computer".
Also, carefully read the documentation of the device. If you want to replace your graphics card, make sure you commit this action, because in some cases, the adapter may be built into the motherboard which does not allow the installation of additional devices. This is true mainly for portable computers.
In order to know the chipset of your motherboard, proceed similarly: find out the model name and read the description on the manufacturer's website or the documentation for the device find the information you need. Also note specifically the software that displays information about your computer and system, for example, a program Everest.
Just download it from official developer's website, install, run and wait until the system will collect data about your computer. Then select menu – software or hardware, and then view the bitmap data regarding the chipsetand each device (there may be available other information).
In order to know the chipset of the memory modules, review the information on the strap. To do this, turn off the computer, unplug it from the power source and open the cover of the system unit. Locate RAM open its attachment and carefully read the information on the Board.
Do not discard the documentation of the computer.