Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Identify An Asus Motherboard

Identify an ASUS Motherboard

ASUS or ASUSTeK is a computer corporation based in Taiwan. The company's name has become synonymous with desktop PCs. Approximately one in every three desktops on the market is using an ASUS motherboard. Some manufacturers place ASUS boards into their systems without the ASUS name or make/model imprinted because the computers are made by someone else, such as Dell or Hewlett-Packard. Nevertheless, there are still several ways to find out if the motherboard is made by ASUS.


1. Try to locate the motherboard's FCC number. It will have "FCC" on the motherboard and to the right of it may or may not state the Grantee or Equipment Code. Once you locate the FCC number, go to the FCC website and complete the search form with the Grantee or Equipment Code (see link in Resources). Once that information is completed, it will indicate through the search if your board is an ASUS.

2. Locate the motherboard's model number if you could not find the FCC number or your search was inconclusive. It will be located between the white PCI slots. Run the model number, such as M2N-VM or A8N32-SLI Deluxe, through the asus.com website to see if it matches the ASUS motherboard models (see link in Resources).

3. Access the BIOS through either the F1, F2, Del key, F10 or F11. To find out which key it is, watch the screen while your computer is booting to see what keystroke will get you into the BIOS. Look into the General information tab to discover the motherboard's model and BIOS revision.

4. Contact the product's original manufacturer if you could not determine the motherboard's make through its BIOS information. All manufacturers will have information about all their computer components available for disclosure.

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