How do I find my pc's bios version and chipset?

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  1. MikeH1

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    These are two things I have no clue where to find. Since my pc is 6 months old I'm sure new versions have been released. Problem is I do not know how to access them and find which versions I'm using.

    I have a 2ghz P4 512 RD Ram running windows XP.

    Where to look to find this info?

    Thanks in advance.

    EDIT: I find a lot of information about my pc in the program 3DMark 2003. Here's what it said for system devices.

    Name Intel(R) 82801BA LPC Interface Controller - 2440
    Manufacturer Intel
    Name Intel(R) 82801BA/BAM SMBus Controller - 2443
    Manufacturer Intel

    Name Intel(R) 82801BA/CA PCI Bridge - 244E
    Manufacturer Intel
    Name Intel(R) 82850 Processor to I/O Controller - 2530
    Manufacturer Intel

    Name Intel(R) 82850/82860 Processor to AGP Controller - 2532
    Manufacturer Intel


    Would this by chance be my chipset(s)?
     
  2. Jay H

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    As far as your BIOs, they usually display the maker, version and date right at startup but it typically goes by very fast so turn on your monitor to get it warmed up, then turn on your CPU and the first thing it displays when clearing the screen should be the maker of your Bios, and the date and stuff. You can also probably find out the maker and date if you go into your Bios setup.

    Your chipset, I believe if I'm correct would be

    "Intel 82801BA & 82850"

    I'm sure somebody will correct me if I'm wrong. I have an old 1gig AMD PC at home..

    Jay
     
  3. MikeH1

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    ok thanks Jay I'll look into this.
     
  4. Eric Alderson

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    On WinXP just click in this order: Start--programs--Accessories--system tools--system information.
     

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