|Why do you have Trigem in the title of this topic and trigear, twice, in the text ?.|
Searching using trigear finds nothing regarding mboards.
There IS info on the web about Trigem mboards - they were used in many emachines systems, in many cheaper other brand name system models, and may have been available for use in generic systems long ago.
Many Trigem mboards have a mboard NAME printed on the surface of the mboard.
Trigem mboards with NAMES (probably circa 2001 or previous):
Trigem mboards used in emachines systems - some of the same names as above are listed - some of the same mboards were used in other brand name system models, the only difference being the bios version was specific to the brand name - there may also be newer Trigem mboards there::
If this mboard was in an emachines system, you can find the correct mboard info by using the emachines model number.
NOTE that he has discontinued allowing downloads, but the downloads list on the left of the mboard info will give clues about which ones you need. If there is a mboard manual listed it can often be found on the web by using the name of the download at the end of the string that was supposed to be a link to it.
Older Trigem mboards
Circa 1999 or older
Motherboards - Socket 4, 5, 7 - a few Trigem mboards there
If you have been able to get the mboard to boot....
- If you have 98SE installed, download this and run it:
System Information for Windows
(I'm assuming it will run in 98SE - seethe system requirements - if not I can point you to a similar prgram that will.)
It will identify the hardware the mboard has.
With that info, you can search for the drivers.
- if you don't have Windows installed, quote the bios string.
The bios string is usually a long string of numbers/letters at the bottom of the first black screen as you boot your computer - it often begins with a date - usually you can press the Pause key to read it and copy it down.
Press any key but Pause to continue booting.
It could also be higher up the screen under or beside the bios version line, e.g. under or beside Award or AMI or Phoenix...
Post that bios string here, and include any dashes, etc.
Please make sure you copied it right. Most Award and AMI Bios strings do not have spaces. Newer Phoenix bios strings, based most often on those for Intel mboards, are often like so: xxxxxxxx.xxx.xxxxxxxxx