Darn i was hopeing someone here might help me be able to identify an intel board. i cant boot to the computer to find out, there has got to be a way to do it via looking at the motherboard it's self i'm guessing. rust me Acer support is no help, the board it's self is a 'n1996' and all the spec's i find with google doesent tell me the intel #. i just need to find the right '*.bio' file so i can reload the bios to make the puter functional. again thanks for all your help.