Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I just found an old motherboard and i wonder what's the format, what's the powersupply and case i have to buy to make with this motherboard an new computer. I know you have ATX or Baby ATX or MiniATX but i don't know what's the mine.

It's 20 centimeters large for 24,5 centimers long, it's not really big so i don't think it's a "classic" ATX motherboard. It's a Mercury motherboard and that's all i know. It's a radiator with fan on the CPU so i don't know the CPU type.

Thanks for trying to help me.

Pic1 Pic2

share|improve this question
Can you post a photo? – random Aug 13 '09 at 15:50
Most motherboards also have a label that indicate the manufacture and model. knowing this information, you can (usually) find the manual online which will contain all the information you need. – shufler Aug 13 '09 at 15:56
if you remember what type of CPU was in it this would make things much easier – John T Aug 13 '09 at 16:00
as a matter of fact judging by your pictures its still in there... remove the hs/fan and read the processor, the model should be engraved on it. – John T Aug 13 '09 at 16:06
up vote 3 down vote accepted

The model is in the first pic, it's a Mercury KVM266PM-U version 3.0

Manual isn't available for download, but the drivers are there. Based on the product specs, it's a micro-atx form factor. The specs can be found here:

share|improve this answer
Ok thanks, i just return to school to learn to read.. – bAN Aug 13 '09 at 21:27

Check the Form Factor specifications for your MB dimensions.

As far as what CPU it supports, check the CPU socket specs and see which one matches yours. That will only tell you what type of processor it supports though, and not necessarily the max wattage.

share|improve this answer

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .