If you have a motherboard already and aren't sure what chipset it uses, look at the largest chips that are permanently soldered to the motherboard. These should bear some identifying marks. For instance, Figure 2.11 shows one of the major chips on the motherboard depicted in Figure 2.1. This chip clearly identifies the chipset as being from VIA, and, in fact, it's part of the VIA MVP3 chipset. You may need to browse the chipset manufacturer's Web site to locate a reference to a particular chip ID code.
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