If you are not sure of your systems chipset, you can generally determine
it by one of the following methods:
- If you built your computer yourself or if a small "screwdriver shop"
(i.e. it's not a big name brand) built it for you, you should have the
manual for the motherboard, which should list the chipset used on the
- If you are quick enough, you can watch your machine boot and the
BIOS will show on the screen what kind of motherboard you have, before
loading your bootloader (if you have one) or operating system.
- If all else fails, look on the motherboard at the Intel chips
(not the processor[s]) -- there should be at least one chip (look at
the PCIset chips) that will have some random number ending in some
variation of the name of the chipset, e.g., one of the PCIset chips on a
motherboard here has the number "FW82439TX" on it, indicating that it has
the 430TX chipset.