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Determining what motherboard I have

2018-11-21, 14:18 PM

My son and I are building a PC from leftover parts given to us. The motherboard has the Lenovo brand name on it and Socrates Rev 1.0 printed on the board. We don't have the original case but so far we believe we've narrowed it down to being from a Thinkcentre ThinkStation S30. From reading some other posts I've seen mention of a revision made to the board in relation to PCIe 2.0, 2.1 & 3.0.

 

What physical features can I look for on the motherboard to determine which motherboard we have and the model number it came from.

 

We're working one step at a time but with that information next we'll be looking for additional details like which video cards are compatiable, what different POST codes mean, which BIOS updates and drivers to download.

 

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Re: Determining what motherboard I have

2018-11-21, 15:08 PM
Is there a FRU (field replaceable unit) number on on a label on the board anywhere?

Also, do you have any info about the machine it came out of? MTM or serial number specifically.
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Re: Determining what motherboard I have

2018-11-21, 16:12 PM
I don't have any information about the machine it came from. The motherboard was in a pile and my son selected it because it was the newest board with the best CPU available.

There is a small rectangular label about 1.25" x .25" with 11SOA74989ZVQ20721 printed on it. A quick Google search for that and partial strings came up with nothing.
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Re: Determining what motherboard I have

2018-11-21, 17:08 PM
moving to the ThinkStation forum
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Re: Determining what motherboard I have

2018-11-21, 17:22 PM

If you can break (F1 key) into the BIOS setup, the model number is in there, main page. 

 

Edit:  moving to the ThinkStation forum, as there was no ThinkCentre S30. 

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Re: Determining what motherboard I have

2018-11-22, 2:38 AM

Socrates v1.0 does indeed line up with the first S30 platforms that we launched.  

 

System BIOS scan be found here:

https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/WORKSTATIONS/THINKSTATION-S-SERIES-WORKSTATIONS/THINKSTATION-S30/downloads/DS028141

 

Most of the drivers for S30 are the same across the platform, but there are a few slight HW differences between that board and the  later revisions.  You'll want to reference machine type 0567 (or 0568, 0569, 0606) to get the drivers specific to that board.

 

Good luck, and let us know if you have any other questions.

 




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