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where can i find drivers for my motherboard? Answered

i have recently formatted one of my computers and now i need to reinstall the drivers for the motherboard. i have already installed windows 7. but unfortunately i have lost the driver disk but i have been told you can find them on the internet but i am so far unsuccessful. what can i do please help. the motherboard only say IBM REV:2.4 

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steveastrouk

7 years ago

Tricky things motherboards, I've faced exactly the same problem, and its not easy to resolve.

Do you know the MAKE of your board ?

Does the boot up screen say anything ? You may have to tell the PC to start up with all the boot messages enabled - sometimes that's an option in the BIOS settings - sometimes, the BIOS settings tell you what motherboard you have !

Sorry, I don't have any quick fixes, I'll be interested to see if anyone else does. I really don't understand why the makers can't be more explicit with the board's identification !!

ALSO try looking for an FCC ID on the board, and putting that into Google - I've occasionally been able to find the board like that, from the FCC databases.

Steve

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Hav0csteveastrouk

Answer 7 years ago

it says that the make and model are both IBM and that the motherboards name is IBM 8187DHM

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steveastroukHav0c

Answer 7 years ago

Try here.
http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-51152

There is a "driver matrix" right at the bottom.

Are you sure you NEED drivers, why not just install 7 now, and see what happens. You MAY have to use the chip makers generic drivers anyway.

Steve

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Hav0csteveastrouk

Answer 7 years ago

win 7 works fine but the on-board graphics does not work and is unable to connect to network as well as some other features so i think it is the drivers?

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steveastroukHav0c

Answer 7 years ago

It will be.
Next step, we identify the chipset of your graphics card.
Intel 865G.

So..
http://www.intel.com/support/chipsets/sb/cs-009241.htm

Steve

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Hav0csteveastrouk

Answer 7 years ago

OK i will try that soon, how would i find the network driver because it would make it a lot easier as i would not have to keep transferring file on flash driver

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steveastroukHav0c

Answer 7 years ago

Well, you look on the first link I sent you, where you can identify what the network uses, which is the Intel pro/100 chipset, so you then look for Intel Pro/100 Ethernet drivers