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I need to determine (at least approximately) a motherboard model.

msinfo32 shows the following info:

System Manufacturer: AOPEN_
System Model: AWRDACPI
System Type: X86-based PC
Processor: x86 Family 6 Model 11 Stepping 1 GenuineIntel ~1300 MHz
BIOS Version/Date: Award Software International, Inc. 6.00 PG, 17.12.2001
SMBIOS Version: 2.2

Sadly, my friend can't run WMIC, Speccy or other tool, because they have no administrator rights.

Is there a way to determine at least approximately the model of motherboard?

My goals are:

  • To determine the maximum supported memory size (to analyze possibility and rationality of upgrade)
  • To determine processor requirements (socket etc to analyze possibility and rationality of upgrade)

marked as duplicate by Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007, fixer1234, techraf, DavidPostill, 3498DB Oct 23 '16 at 6:10

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  • @Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007, absolutely no. – Sasha Oct 20 '16 at 12:17
  • If you friend is not an admin of the computer, then you shouldn't be speaking with them about hardware changes. Based on the information provided, and the lack ability to gather required information, the answer to your specific question is "No". Easiest answer: Open the computer and look at it. – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Oct 20 '16 at 12:18
  • @Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007, he isn't admin. He is employee in the office. Their organization doesn't have budget for upgrade. Their admin allowed to perform upgrade at employee's expense. However, their admin is part-time, thus waiting for his next coming can be too long. – Sasha Oct 20 '16 at 12:23
  • I'm not sure what you expect us to do about that? Unfortunately, if it's a company computer then you need to deal with the company, by their rules. This is why questions about corporate computers (where you are not the admin) are generally off-topic for SU. – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Oct 20 '16 at 12:28
  • @Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007, this is absolutely not off-topic. The company allows to change hardware. But the employee is interested to acquire maximum info and to make most of decisions without the admin, because admin is coming to the office too rarely. // I expect that experienced administators or former-administrators can extract some useful things even from such poor data. – Sasha Oct 20 '16 at 12:34

Thanks, everybody. The problem was solved by carefully watching at BIOS splash screen.

There are sites (like this) that explain how to approximately determine motherboard info from numbers at the bottom of BIOS splash screen. However, in my case there was no need for it, because motherboard model name (AX3S-U) was explicitly written within the BIOS splash screen. Googling for numbers from the bottom of BIOS splash screen confirmed that.

To honor @fixer1234: he said that existing question contained several answers without need for administrator privileges; while I can't confirm this (most of the answers from there either require admin rights, or show useless AOPEN_ AWRDACPI info that I already have), two suggestions (SIW and Intel SIU) really weren't tested by me, so theoretically he may be right.

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