3.1.2 Determining a PC's hardware and chip set
During installation, one will be asked to identify the hardware or chip set of
the PC. Sometimes that information may not seem easy to find. Here is one
Open your PC's case and look inside.
Record the product ID codes on the large chips on the graphics card, network
card, chip near serial ports, chip near IDE ports.
Record card names printed on the back of the PCI and ISA cards.