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Hardware Requirements

 

How can I tell what core logic chip set my PC uses?

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BeOS for Intel:
Hardware Requirements
FAQ Number:
FAQ-0465
Last Modified:
3/23/98
Keywords:
BeOS, Intel, Hardware, Requirements, core, logic, glue, chip set
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 motherboard.

  • 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.


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