|The actual model number may be between the card slots in larger characters, or near the middle of the mboard, or it or the acer (or AOpen) part number may be on the label on the parallel port. |
If the mboard boots, the model can often be determined by using the bios string at the bottom of the first screen as you boot the computer to search with on the web, without the date if it has a date at the beginning of it.
"was wondering what the male socet is for on the base
it fits a pci slot"
You're going to have to be more specific about where it is on the mboard, and alot larger , clear picture would be better.