Thanks for the reply.
The website this database that I am collecting information for currently contains 16 folders one for each OEM manufacturer (15 known and a folder for unknown/OEM[i.e. unbranded unique design]). with pages for each motherboard in the appropriate folder.
The project is a huge one that has moved into its 13th year and I have come to the conclusion that its time to pool the data collected into a db versus having a bazillion different places to look while building the web pages. Mainly to help aleviate errors in the data.
The original concept of the project was based on desktop boards only but as time wears on we are uncovering retail manufactures for laptop and Workstation/Server boards
So to answer your inquiry, the current setup the tables correspond to the manfuactures:
<- dump folder for either boards with only tidbits of info or strict custom design by an unknown manufacturer
Current "design" only have one table "asus/pegatron" so far...
And the ultimate goal is to be able to pool the data together to eventually wind up with this example
Known Codenames: Escape, Explorer, Explorer2, Explorer4 Focus
Processor Info: AMD Athlon XP3400+ (Socket/FSB info as well)
RAM Info: Number/Type of Slots/Sockets, FSB, etc
Chipset Info: Brand/Series info (North and South Brige info)
Type of video options: (i.e Integrated XXXX HD Graphics and PCI x16 Graphics cards)
Type of Audio options: (i.e. Integrated XXXX HD Audio with CODEC: xxxxx)
Expansion Slots: (i.e 2x PCI Express x16 Graphics Slots/4x PCI Express x1 Slots)
Known Spare Part #'s: (essentially the part numbers used to order replacements from the Compaq/HP)
Documentation Availible: (manual, Quick Reference Guide, Maintenance/Service Guide)
Models Found in: (broken down by branding [i.e. Compaq, Compaq/HP, HP]
Confirmed reflash: (Some people have been able to reflash their BIOS back to the retail version)
And with better collected info I can update/build pages with more accuracy.
Website/page disscusion that coincides with this project.