Need Help Identifying A Motherboard?

I stumbled upon this page at Intel while trying to identify a motherboard that had no clear model number (the only designation that was obvious was E210882) and thought I’d share, since it was quite helpful. =)

Desktop Boards
Search by AA numbers

If you know your AA (or Altered Assembly) number, you can use our search engine to find information on your IntelĀ® Desktop Board. You will only need to know the first 6 digits of your board’s AA number (Figure 1). Type these 6 numbers into the search box in the left hand channel (Figure 2), and press the go button.

Note: It is important not to include the -xxx to the number, and only search on the first 6 numbers.

Finding the first 6 digits of your Altered Assembly number

Figure 1: Finding the first 6 digits of your AA number

Figure 2: Entering the 6 digit number into the search box

The image below shows an example of the label placement on a board.

via Desktop Boards – Search by AA numbers.

Lifehacker: Top 10 Ways to Trick Out Your Desktop


From Lifehacker:

For something that you look at every day of your working life, your computer desktop doesn’t get as much attention as it deserves. That’s too bad, considering that the desktop can do a lot more than display wallpaper and hold shortcut icons. From widgets to workflows, from calendars to computer stats and beyond, you can do a whole lot on your desktop without manually starting up a single program. Hit the jump for our top 10 list of applications and tweaks that make your desktop a truly useful place to land.

(via Top 10 Ways to Trick Out Your Desktop)