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    Mystery Machine

    Calling all Gurus...

    How would one determine the type of display adapter needed? I've recently been given a AMD-K62-333MHZ | 64MB RAM | 4GHD... This is a custom-built job, where everything is hard-wired to the motherboard, Display, Sound, Serial, USB, etc, etc.. etc....

    Is there software out there that will tell me what type of display adapter I need? The layout of the board is very 'HP', but that doesn't help me determine the driver I need for the display... (I would never buy a box like this...)

    There's no identifying marks on the motherboards surface, I'm not looking forward to pulling it out and flipping it over to see if there's any identification on the reverse side, that would be a last-ditch effort... does anyone have any ideas?

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    Re: Mystery Machine

    I had to do this today for a machine at work. All I could find was the following... <font color=red><big>MS6182</big></font color=red>.

    Turns out it was from the Micro-Star company, model 6182. Went to the website, and found the drivers.

    Turned out to be the Intel graphics chipset driver...fyi.
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    Re: Mystery Machine

    Yeah.. i'm afraid i'll have to ID the motherboard first... a task i'm not looking forward to..

    It's not a tower, it's a desktop case, and it's REAL compact.. only two memory slots, two PCI slots, rigged by another card to the main board... Basically, i'll have to dismantle the WHOLE thing to get to the mobo, and it's not going to be fun...

    I'm just <img src=/w3timages/censored.gif alt=censored border=0> now, I love this stuff! <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Mystery Machine

    Is it an OEM System? Try checking the maker's website....
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    Re: Mystery Machine

    That's what's odd, no distinguishing marks on the outside of the box... It's a custom job, likely built en masse for a company at discount price...

    It's HP-like in design, where everything is grafted to the mobo, this is not good, because if any part of it goes out, the entire system is out of commision... all I want to do is see more than 16 colors, is that too much to ask? <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Mystery Machine

    Apparently....... <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Mystery Machine

    <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15> No kidding...

    I'll not stay up till 2am figuring it out today... i'm doing my 'homework...' <img src=/S/drop.gif border=0 alt=drop width=23 height=23>

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    Re: Mystery Machine

    Drk can you see anything on the mobo that might be a serial number?? If yes visit <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.motherboards.org/>http://www.motherboards.org/</A> they have a great search tool to determine the brand.

    BTW I've been trying to work out what your new picture is but can't figure it. Care to share???? <img src=/S/confused.gif border=0 alt=confused width=15 height=20>

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    Re: Mystery Machine

    <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>would a kaleidoscope help...with getting more colors? <img src=/S/innocent.gif border=0 alt=innocent width=20 height=20> good luck...I don't even know what the inside of my tower looks like...I don't envy you <img src=/S/nuts.gif border=0 alt=nuts width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Mystery Machine

    it's a section of the lagoon nebula, as seen by the Hubble space telescope. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Mystery Machine

    Bah...

    I've identified it as an SIS5598... what that means I dunno...

    I've gone to driverguide.com, u:drivers, pass: all, and downloaded several sets of drivers for this board, progress, now i can see 256 colors at 800x600, a step above...

    I doubt this is the maximum ability of the system though... back to the ol' driver board... <img src=/S/drop.gif border=0 alt=drop width=23 height=23>
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    Re: Mystery Machine

    the driver link on that page is no longer valid...

    I found some 7+ drivers while perusing the web last night, I have yet to try them all, maybe the answer is there, somewhere....
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    Re: Mystery Machine

    The Google link's gone but the sis.com link is active, try <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.sis.com/support/driver/5598.htm>here</A>.

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    Re: Mystery Machine

    Hey Drk:

    Just happen to have a SIS Motherboard CD. It is probably the same vintage as your original system. If you PM me your snail-mail I can send you a copy.

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