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Try this Download this program (it's free) cpu-z 1.52 ,if you don't know if you have a 32 bit or a 64 bit operating system download the setup & install from that.
If you prefer not to install it & would rather run it without doing an install, download the 32 bit zip or the 64 bit zip and extract it using winzip or winrar or 7zip to a folder that you can easily find (ie. the desktop) and double click the exe file inside.
You can download it from here http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php file size is approx 1.7 MB
After install, start the program, there are only 2 tabs up the top of the program that are of interest "CPU"(your processor specs) & "Mainboard"(your Mobo specs)
What we are really looking for is the chipset ID ,BIOS revision & Mobo revision.
Here is a screenshot of what it will look like [IMG]http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/1338/cpuz3.png[/IMG]
That should give you sufficient information for your problem.
Thanks for the information. Some of it I had already found, but I saved your email for future reference. Turns out the chipset is not Intel, but ATI. Compaq did some kind of razzle-dazzle with this particular motherboard, which is also not Intel, although there is a killer Celeron 3.2 gig processor on it. I ended up going to the ATI site and getting what I needed.
Thanks again for your trouble.
I'm responding to my own post to report that I solved the problem. I refer you to my other post of October 14 for references to how I did it.