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Thread Starter 
Hello overclock.net, I created this thread because I'm in a bit of an (embarrassing) predicament.

I'm a fairly new PC enthusiast and I'm hoping to learn alot more through the use of the computer I have now (with moderate success). However, when it comes to my motherboard, I don't really know a WHOLE lot about the capabilities of the one I have because I'm unfamiliar with the brand and exact model that I have. I know, right?

I bought an Alienware Aurora R2 and I have been slowly updating it to make it better, but I wont even know what to upgrade my motherboard to unless I can find out what it is I have.

Things I do know, it is a P55 chipset and it is some Alienware Motherboard that comes with the Aurora R2.

Any manuals, websites, or programs you can suggest so I can learn more about my motherboard would be fantastic. Thank you
Edited by Pinkerton - 12/22/10 at 5:46pm
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post #2 of 18
Download Everest, it will provide you with a detailed list of your components.

CPUZ also lists cpu info and brief motherboard info (model, socket etc.)
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post #3 of 18
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Thanks! I'll give the downloads a shot.

My biggest flake at the moment is not being able to find out what things are compatible with my motherboard but I guess all of that simply goes by what type of chipset you have, right?
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post #4 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skylock;11745286 
Download Everest, it will provide you with a detailed list of your components.

CPUZ also lists cpu info and brief motherboard info (model, socket etc.)

great source for sure.
post #5 of 18
Thread Starter 
No luck with Everest. It simply says "Unknown" in the Motherboard section. CPU-Z was a bit more helpful.

Manufacturer: Alienware
Model: 0RV30W (A00)
Chipset: Intel (DMI Host Bridge)
Southbridge: P55
LPCIO: Fintek (F71882F)

But I can't find any information on the internet about 0RV30W or anything. You would think that some more information or specs would exist. I need to know this stuff :/
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post #6 of 18
Most brands will print their name somewhere on the mobo itself. Check it and see. Also this may help.http://www.pcreview.co.uk/forums/thread-2319394.php
post #7 of 18
take a picture of this board, just for poops and giggles. smile.gif


i wanna see it
post #8 of 18
Just found this talking about Aurora Alienware mobo also.
http://en.community.dell.com/owners-club/alienware/f/3746/t/19338850.aspx
post #9 of 18
Its most likely a foxconn motherboard rebranded.
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post #10 of 18
According to the specs sheet listed here at the bottom of the page:http://en.community.dell.com/owners-club/alienware/f/3746/t/19338850.aspx it an Intel.
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