How to Identify What Intel Chipset Is on a Motherboard
By B. Steele
A motherboard chipset is a group of chips that work together to control communication between the processor and other system devices. Intel manufacturers boards with many different chipsets, and you can determine which chipset you have without opening the computer case. Knowing chipset information, along with the rest of your office computers’ specifications, helps you decide which of your machines benefit from an upgrade, and which computers are obsolete and should be retired.
Click “Start,” and then right-click “Computer.”
Click “Device Manager.”
Click the plus sign next to “System Devices.”
Look for the chipset name following “Intel(R).” For example, “Intel(R) 945G Processor to I/O Controller – 2770” indicates an Intel 945G Express chipset.
Intel also offers a chipset identification utility for 32 bit systems on their website. You can review the list from Intel (full link in Resources).
A writer and proofreader since 2006, B. Steele also works as an IT Help Desk analyst, specializing in consumer and business user tech support. She earned a B.A. in English and journalism from Roger Williams University. Steele also holds certifications as a Microsoft-certified desktop support technician, Microsoft-certified IT professional, Windows 7 enterprise support technician and CompTIA A+ IT technician.