Identify mobo

January 25, 2009 at 09:28:09
Specs: Windows XP, 1.9ghz/512 sdram
good evening to all

I just got another mobo, and aren't sure of it's maker or manual. On the board it says Winfast. next to it there's a sticker that says " wlnx72600374 PCmcp61dm2ma-8ers2h ". Google keeps pointing me to Leadtek and Packard Bell. On leadtek's site I can't even begin to find mobos by socket or some other known standard. I'd appreciate it if someone aided me in id-ing it and finding its manual. thank you.

I always say it's best to doublecheck.


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#1
January 25, 2009 at 09:39:30
If you have this board installed and Windows running on it, you can download a free program called CPU-Z that will give you info on almost everything.

http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php

-Trent

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#2
January 25, 2009 at 09:41:33
i don't. it's on a cardboard box and i don't like powering up until i check jumpers and read thru manuals :)

I always say it's best to doublecheck.


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#3
January 25, 2009 at 09:45:53
It's a WinFast/Foxconn board, apparently taken from a Packard Bell. I don't know where you're from, but PackBell pulled out of the US market many years ago so this is a European board. All you gotta do is boot it up...if a PackBell splash screen comes up, you'll have your answer.

I found the following board at the Foxconn site, your board may be a OEM clone:

http://www.foxconnchannel.com/produ...


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#4
January 25, 2009 at 09:49:11
i looked at that board too. difference is, mine has no serial/parallel ports at all. jam, i'm a new yorker living in bucharest.

I always say it's best to doublecheck.


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#5
January 25, 2009 at 09:55:53
A board as new as that probably doesn't have any jumpers to be concerned about other than maybe the clearCMOS jumper.

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#6
January 25, 2009 at 09:57:35
i'm not booting without the manual. the clrcmos 3pin jumper has no cap at all.

I always say it's best to doublecheck.


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#7
January 25, 2009 at 09:59:36
it has a firewire port, 4 usb ports, LAN, and 6 audio jacks on the back so that would make it a 7.1 channel i think ? jam is this babb nforce based ?

I always say it's best to doublecheck.


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#8
January 25, 2009 at 10:06:16
here's what i found on another forum :
"ok thanks, well it's got PCI Express slot X16, heard most 2.0 versions are backward compatible.

Motherboard is Packard bell BV
model Number MCP61DM2MA
thats what it say on CPUZ, but if i look on the motherboard it says

WinFast N15235."

N15235 is written on my mobo too, i thought it was an FCC number or something.

I always say it's best to doublecheck.


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#9
January 25, 2009 at 10:08:44
"i'm not booting without the manual"

Suit yourself. You're gonna have to search the Pack Bell site for info then cuz you're not gonna find the exact board at Winfast/Foxconn. You may come close but OEMs usually use a retail board as a starting point then have the manufacturer tweak it to their needs. That may include eliminating a RAM slot (or two) or the serial/parallel ports. Are there spots on the board where the serial/parallel ports could have gone? Does the board look identical except for the missing serial/parallel ports? If so, you've most likely found your board.

EDIT: after doing a little more searching, it appears your board is based on the 6150 chipset, not the 6100, so this may be your board:

http://www.foxconnchannel.com/produ...

Apparently the same board is used in Gateway/eMachines.


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#10
January 25, 2009 at 10:15:48
If nothing constructive comes up, try Acer. Last year Acer acquired Packbard Bell along with Gateway.

By the way I noticed you've posted many threads on this board that related to a slew of many makes. Forgive my asking but I am wondering if you are using us to build your business.

i_Xp/VistaUser


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#11
January 25, 2009 at 10:22:45
"By the way I noticed you've posted many threads on this board that related to a slew of many makes"

I don't run a business in this field. I have 2 toy stores, and a real estate agency. I'm not using anyone. Is anyone here bothered with the fact that I love building and repairing, and if so, how should I handle that?

I always say it's best to doublecheck.


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#12
January 25, 2009 at 11:23:39
okay the board does not post. fans turn for a second, then they turn off. i tried another cpu, one i'm sure works. same outcome. any ideas ? or should i take it to the electronics guy these days, maybe there's a bug?

I always say it's best to doublecheck.


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#13
January 25, 2009 at 11:47:45
"any ideas ?"

Inadequate power supply?


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#14
January 25, 2009 at 11:49:41
um ok, that should have been my first suspicion and it evaded me. i'll try and post back. thank you jam.

I always say it's best to doublecheck.


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#15
January 25, 2009 at 12:46:39
It needs a CPU to POST. Does it have the correct one?

FWIW to XP users: When you click on the 'Command Prompt' you are just causing the 'Command prompt' to be displayed. This prompt gives you access to NTVDM.EXE, the 'NT Virtual DOS Manager'.


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#16
January 25, 2009 at 14:51:37
aegis? there's definitely a cpu in there my man :) but the board is a no go so i'ma have it looked at tomorrow. thanks

jam, is it worth fixing ? i mean can it drive around well enough? :D cuz if not i'll pospone it, i wanna get manicure done tomorrow.

I always say it's best to doublecheck.


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#17
January 25, 2009 at 15:33:25
why's that sean ? don't be thinking nail polish n crap :)) i just hate nailclippers and always mess up my nails. i also got a problem biting off my cuticles when i'm in deep thought sort of.. i don't think that's unheard of is it ? how would i look stepping into a nice place to eat some italian with my cuticles all chopped up :) ? my wife tried doing my cuticles once and I almost threw her out cuz of that sht :)

be well homie i'm out

I always say it's best to doublecheck.


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#18
January 25, 2009 at 16:22:12
Sorry, I missed the post where you tried two CPUs. I assume that you checked to make sure that they are compatible with that mobo.

I also assume that you don't have any drives connected and no cards are installed. Try Removing the RAM. You should get error beeps with no RAM installed. If you get the beeps, that indicates that the motherboard is in pretty good shape. Defective RAM can sometimes cause a motherboard to not work. No beeps, and nothing connected to the board that would kill it, would tend to indicate the motherboard has a problem. All that is needed to get error beeps is a good power supply and a working motherboard/CPU.

Oops, and a connected speaker.

FWIW to XP users: When you click on the 'Command Prompt' you are just causing the 'Command prompt' to be displayed. This prompt gives you access to NTVDM.EXE, the 'NT Virtual DOS Manager'.


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#19
January 25, 2009 at 22:21:29
aegis it has an onboard speaker/buzzer, and yes i tried booting it w/o the ram and alas, no beeps.. so i guess there's a problem with it. i'll find out what that problem is, and post back results.

I always say it's best to doublecheck.


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