Motherboards wanted, dead or alive!

I’m personally looking for any AMD or Intel-based Socket 370, 423, 478, 939, 940, AM2, AM2+ or newer motherboards for the purpose of photographing the boards for an online database I’m working on. The database is for refurbishers, system builders, or just people interested in finding out more about their own computer equipment. For the moment I’m keeping the database hidden, but I’ve already some content.

You might ask why this when you can already get this information through product manufacturer’s sites? A good question which can be partially answered by the very first motherboard listed below, the Abit NF7-S2, made by a manufacturer that has gone out of business. Often when a product is deemed obsolete information can be sketchy. Even Asus, a company who has support for years, has sketchy information about some of their products, the P4B266 listed below for example. Lastly information wants to be free and if I can do this in a non-copyright infringing way I’d like to keep this information freely available.

Please contact me through the web site or find me at work if you have a board available.

[Updated: November 17, 2012]

Boards photographed and cataloged so far:

  1. Abit NF7-S2
  2. ASRock K7VM2
  3. Asus K8U-X
  4. Asus M2N-E
  5. Asus M2N-SLI Deluxe
  6. Asus P4B266
  7. Asus P5LD2
  8. Biostar GeForce 6100-M9
  9. Foxconn LS-36 PN: 411726100004 (Dell Dimension 2400 motherboard)
  10. HP P4SD
  11. Intel D845GLVA

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3 Responses to Motherboards wanted, dead or alive!

  1. Can you post a gallery of the different sockets (370, 423, 478, 939, 940, AM2, AM2+) and the chips that go in them? It’ll help identify which ones you want, and which ones you don’t want.

    –Bob.

    • That’s not a bad idea Bob. At the moment I’m keeping the web site under wraps, but I might post that here. There are so many sockets, so it’s going to depend on what boards I have access to. I’ve currently cataloged about 10. When I reach 30+ I’ll do a bit of a reveal.

  2. I should have read that a bit more carefully. I actually am taking any and all motherboards right up to Socket 0. I may not be able to provide all the information about every motherboard, but plan on giving it a shot. There are some pretty obscure motherboards out there, though I haven’t got to any of the really rare ones yet. Some, like the Foxconn/Dell 2400 motherboard, are pretty hard to pin down, especially since there are a couple of Foxconn LS-36 motherboards with different sockets! It’s pretty neat though. I now have a few eyes in town looking for boards, but it will take some time.

    I considered opening the site so people could add their own, but I’m being picky about copyright. I have to make sure I’m posting photographs I took to avoid any mess. I’m also being a bit picky about how I cut/crop and display the photographs. All entries so far have at least 3 photographs (top, back panel, and another) in addition to the data. I’ve scaled the images to around 1600×1200, doing a little cropping, and saving around the 200kb photo range. It’s big, but trying to maintain some sense of photographic quality. Page loading could be a problem in the future.

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