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RAM & Video Board Question

Q: RAM & Video Board Question

I have an Intel Mainboard that runs in Dual Channel configuration and uses RAM in pairs. My computer has a total of 2 Gigs of System RAM and I just found out that I have mismatched pairs of RAM in my system. Two of my strips are Corsair DDR400 RAM with 8 chips per strip and two of my strips are some generic DDR400 RAM I have never heard of with 16 chips per strip.

I have always been told that for the best performance the RAM has to be identical (ie: same number of chips on each strip and same number of chips on the front and the back of each strip). What I would like to know is how much of a performance hit am I taking with mismatched RAM in my computer?

If I remove the generic RAM and eliminate the mismatch even though I have cut my RAM in half will I really benefit from having a 'matched' set of RAM in my computer or should I leave the mismatched pairs of RAM in my computer?

Also, I have been seriously thinking about putting a Video Board into my computer. Right now, I have 72 Megs of dedicated onboard Video (it doesn't steal from system RAM).

Would I be better off spending my money to bump the RAM back up to 2 Gigs or am I fine with 1 Gig of System RAM and better off getting a Video Board with 256 Megs of RAM?

Thanks for the assist.

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A: RAM & Video Board Question

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I have a asus pentium 4, socket 478, intel 845, sdram,agp 4x, 2 gig processor mother board.

it says sd ram, does that mean my 2 gig processor/mother board wont support ddr ram?

and also, i want to upgrade my geforce 2 mx 400 vid card but almost all the vid cards above that are ddr ram. if my mother board doesnt support ddr ram, can i still use a ddr ram video card (will it just clock at lower speeds), or do i have to find a sd ram(pc 133) video card?
 

A:question about my mother board and video cards

yes that motherboard will support DDR RAM
and yes it will support a graphics card with DDR (a motherboard DOES NOT need to support DDR ram to run a DDR graphics card)

Steg
 

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question

I was wondering
a power supply went out yesterday and at the same time took the video card with it. the video card was built in on the motherboard. the powersupply that went bad had an extra wire with a plastic end that had two yellow wires and two black wires in it an plugged in the motherboard I assume for the built in video card.

got a new powersupply and put it in and thats when I found out the video card was also bad. so I got a pci video card and popped it in and boom everything was fine.

well it must have been a defective power supply cause it went out today. Same thing the computer would not even come on. I have a powersupply tester and tested it and yes it was bad again.

Had an old powersupply in an old computer and tested it and it worked so I hooked it up in the computer that the powersupply had gone bad in. the only thing is is that it does not have the extra wire that hooks to the mother board (with the two yellow and two black wires) that I think is for the video.

My question is since we by passed the built in video card and put in a PCI Video card does that wire then have to be hooked up? the old power supply we found doesn't have that wire but when hooked up to the computer the power turns on BUT no video.

the first time the power supply went out it took out the video with it. we then put in the PCI video card.
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First, my specs. P51 with Xeon processor, 64GB of ram, Win 10 Pro, NVIDIA Quadro M2200 Video, Intel HDGraphics P630 Video, Docking Station.  I have two external monitors via my docking station, one on the VGA other on the HDMI port. I also have two monitors via Sabrent USB to VGA devices. While I was out of town last week, Windows delivered an update to the Intel P630 graphics. Got home, put my P51 in the docking station. Bam, video driver keeps crashing, reverting to the basic driver and disabling all my external monitors.  I finally tracked it to the Intel P630 driver, I can uninstall it and reboot and it works fine for a while, but then after a reboot it crashes again.  I've tried reinstalling the NVIDIA driver from both their site and the Lenvo support site, no change. I looked for the P630 driver, but couldn't find it on the Lenovo site, at least as an independant download. It may be included in some other download. I did try getting the P630 from the Intel site, but what I downloaded said it wasn't compaitble with my machine.  Right now it has the same image on the internal monitor and the two monitors hooked to the docking station. Yes, the exact same image on three monitors, which shouldn't be possible under Windows. The two monitors coming in over USB seem to be OK and not have the "same desktop everywhere" issue.  I actually have two docking stations with external monitors, I have an office upstairs in my h... Read more

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hi, yes, my motherboard has ATI on board video and it's still on. I have a Nvidia geforce 550 ti video card that i much prefer to run my games.

I'm having a video confusion problem in my games where i can't see some of the video. I was told by the maker of the MOD for the specific game that i need to disable the ATI on board video so there wont be any more conflicts with my Nvidia video card.

How do i disable the on board video on my motherboard. the motherboard is the following:

MSI 790FX-GD70

Thanks.
 

A:how do i disable the ATI on-board video so my nvidia 550ti video card will run my gam

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ok heres the deal, i got a cheap-o pci-e card to put in my box so i can run it into my tv. the problem is that i need to use my on board video as well for my monitor is there settings or something out there i can change to make this work, because when i just hook them up i get no video on ither monitor or tv.
 

A:runing on board video and video card in my pci-e slot

It can only be one of the two enabled at a time. For most systems, as soon as you put the pci-card in the slot, it disables the on board video.
 

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I just got a new computer and it has a PCi express 16 slot on it and my old video card is agp 8x

what is a good ati card that i could play WoW and CS with for around 150$
 

A:New computer(on board video) want video card

Great Price here:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131060
 

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Hi all,
I have a dell here with on board video that has failed (someone literally pulled the connector off of the motherboard). The system should be fine otherwise, therefore I was wondering if I could put in a old style PCI video card into one of the PCI slots (it does not have a video slot) and have it work. Or would the onboard video cause conflicts? I know that with some BIOS's you can turn off the onboard video, and this is usually a option if the motherboard has a video slot available (agp, PCI Express). Of course this motherboard does not and is a dell cheapo.

I am thinking it will probably work but thought I would ask before getting a card for it.

-Game
 

A:Can a dell use a pci video card if it has on board video?

Will a PCI video card work? Possibly!

Attached is a pic of a board where the Sub-D connector was pulled from the board, and when it was pulled it shorted out the board, and a PCI card would not work.
 

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Yet another problem needing a solution. I was given yet another PC assembled by my brother (part of the problem). I have everything working except for needing better video. The on-board video only gives me the options of 2 or 16 color @640 x 480 pixel . I obviously need better graphics capability for many of the programs and games we would be using. I have a PCI video card left from a former AGP upgrade on another system that I think should work. I need someone to walk me thru the procedures to deactivate the on board video and install and activate the PCI replacement. All I know about the mother board is what the owners manual tells me. I see no specific instructions on this particular procedure.

The MOBO is a Micro ATX Socket 370 1st Mainboard FR33 with a 733 mHz processor (Cyrix.... I think)....Award BIOS

I've looked all over in the BIOS for a enable/disable on board video...no luck

Any help would be appreciated
 

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What is better a run-of-the-mill on-board video made in 2000 with 1 mb of video ram, or a pci video card that is made in 1995 and has 4 mb of video ram?

A:Video Card Vs On-board Video

Did you look into the BIOS to see if you can allocate more RAM to the onboard?
Mark

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I managed to disable on-board video for my pc in order to use a ATI Radeon 7000. Im having problems with it so i wanted to know how do i get on board video to work again, b/c eveytime i connect the screen to the onboard video it doesn/t show anything.(i know im posting alot about video cards but I really need the help. I really appreciate it )
 

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I have an ARK Logic 2000-pv2m video board. I don't want to install it until I can determine what the resolution is. I've search PCWORLD, PCMAG, ZDNET, CNET, and the ARK LOGIC sites. I can find no specs on this item. Apparently ARK LOGIC has been sold but I don't know to whom. Can anyone help?
Thanks
 

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HELP!!! I am working on an older computer with a soyo mother board sy-7IWM/L V1/0 500 mhz celron with 128 meg ram. It has on board graphics that i cant seem to get to work. First i looked for drivers, but none of them seem to work i constatnly get error messages when i try to install them, even the ones i downloaded form intel. so i tried to install my own graphics card. and old diamond multimedia dm975. well this created a conflict even though i disabled the on board vga controller it automatically enables itself. It is driving me crazy. ANy ehlp is appreciated.
 

A:on board video

Try installing the mobo's chipset drivers first then do the video/agp drivers.
 

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I think I have a problem with my on-board video but I'm not 100% sure. Last night while on my computer, my monitor would go black and the power light on the monitor would go from green to amber. This happened several times. The only thing I could do was to turn off the computer and turn it back on. It's an Emachine and I don't know if I could disable the on-board video. But that doesn't matter because I don't have any available slots open to install a video card anyway. What do you think the problem could be?
 

A:on-board video

It could be the graphics chipset is over-heating, but that would be unusual in a system that has it onboard, as those GPUs are pretty low powered. Unless you over-taxing it with a high-power game or similar at the time?

Its more likely that the connection between PC and monitor is dodgy. Check that the monitor lead is really securely fixed in place, that there are no bent pins either end of the connector lead, and also that the connector to the motherboard is also secure.

Has anyone trodden on the monitor data cable, or could it have got damaged in some other way?
 

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Hi all, question please. I have a PIII 700mhz board with on-board video which I have established is not working. How is this fixed, do I have to replace the mainboard or buy a new PC altogether. Or is there a way to test it.
Thanks Andy.
 

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If I put in 3 sticks of memory instead of 4 into a 939 board what will happen? Will I lose any speed? Would it be better to have just 2 and make 1GB or the 3 and have 1.5GB.
 

A:Question on 939 board.

Nothing bad happens, the memory will just work in single channel mode instead of dual channel. It's somewhat slower, but you can't really see the difference in everyday use. If I had to choose between 1.5 GB single channel and 1 GB dual, I'd pick the 1.5.
 

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I have a Logitech Key board. The silver E-mail button at the top of the key board goes to Outlook Express when I press it. Is there any way I can have it go to my Yahoo E-mail account instead of Outlook Express?
 

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I currently have a p3 500 and a voodoo3 1000 8mb agp card. I'm looking to upgrade my motherboard/processor. I've been shoping around and have seen alot of motherboards with on-board video. What is better, on-board video or video cards? I play games, internet, etc...

Any opinion will be helpfull..

Thanks
 

A:on-board video vs. cards

Videocards are better.
 

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I have a PCI video card that I want to install on my motherboard. I am having a problem disabling the existing on-board video.

My system is:

PC Chips M758LMR v 1.0 MB on board sound/ video
256 Meg RAM
20 Gig HD
Celeron 900 mhz Processor FGA-2 #BX80526F900128SL633
Win 98SE
300Watt Power supply

There is not a place in the device manager to disable the SIS 620 Video.

If I put the video card in a slot(there are 3) the computer will not boot up. If I remove the SIS 620 device, windows reinstalls it when I boot up again. I cannot find any program to remove related to video or video drivers.

It dosen't appear that there is a jumper on the board related to video in the manual I found on the internet. The manual does state that a Video card can be installed.

I have searched the forum and found out that this is a common problem, but didn't find anything specific for my motherboard.

Thanks, Al
 

A:Disable on-board video

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I have a Dell Optiplex GX270 that no longer displays video. I moved the monitor to another PC and it worked fine. I took a another monitor that I know works and plugged it to GX270 and it didn't work.

When I opened the case, the power supply was very, very hot. SOOOOOOOOO, I purchased another power supply in case it was bad. I bought an ATI Video card and installed it.

Does anyone know if the on-board video in the GX270 needs to be disabled and if so, how do you do that in the GX270?

Have a merry Christmas!
 

A:Solved: On-board Video

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I have a Gateway GT5252 Desktop here at work from one of my co workers friends. The on board video died. She put in a PCI Express Graphics Card. There is still no video. We think we need to go into the BIOS and change the information related to graphics around to do the PCI Express Graphics Card instead of the on board. The problem is that when we boot it up it wont show anything. Any suggestions? If anyone can post by the end of the day (230/245) that would be great that way we can get started on fixing the issue really fast.

thank you
 

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I have a gigabyte model ga-5smm motherboard with onboard video. I want to install a pci video card and don't know what to change in the bios to disable the onbard video.
can anyone help?
 

A:disabling on board video

Most of them are pretty easy just go through all the options in the bios until you see it.. Write down any changes you make so you can put them back..

Remember to go into device manager and delete the old video card there to then reboot dissable then replace...

All bioses can be different so it is tuff to tell you how..
 

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Hi,

Can an nForce220D on board Video support a DVD? I was told it could not and not to buy one because it would be a waste.

Thank you
 

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I'm running an old Savage Pro on 32mb RAM and noticed in CMOS that I could associate more. Would there be any adverse affects in pumping that 32 up to 64? I'm running 1Gig of RAM right now.
 

A:Attributing more RAM to on-board video

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greetings all,

I have a PC Chips motherboard, (m756mrt), with 750 p111 and 512 mbs of pc133.
the manual says the onboard video can use 64 mbs of ram....I have it set that way in the bios, but it only shows up using 32 mbs, (system and sysoft sandra) any ideas?

thanks much
 

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i was just recently working on a xp machine and i left it for about roughly 5 min and coming back i noticed the screen just black out , it was hooked up to a kvm switch so i pluged it in directly and still nothing ... i took apart the pc and put it back together , and i also tried a pci video card.( was originally onboard ) it just amazes me that this can happen like this but what is the fist thing that comes to your mind .... the pc goes on all fans are going .... thank u for feed back
 

A:on board video died?

Although it's usually something else don't forget to try another monitor. On some MBs with onboard video adding a PCI video card will disable the onboard, but on some it won't so that can still be the problem. Start with everything removed except CPU/HS/Fan, RAM(one stick if you have two) and video. Try resetting BIOS with either the MB jumper or removing the battery. After that it's replacing parts. What make and model do you have for a system?
 

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If the mobo has onboard video of 4 megs but allows you, in bios, to increase to 8megs, where does the memory usage come from?

By changing from 4mb to 8 mb the memory usage has to affect something else? Right? (besides the improved video)
What is or may be negatively affected?

Hope this makes sense.
labayou
 

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How do you disable the onboard video in the bios ?
 

A:Disable on-board video

Even though it appears you're having the same problem, please start a new thread when you have a new issue. It's very difficult to keep two problems straight and who's working on what in a single thread.

I've created a new thread for your issue here.

Thanks for your cooperation.
 

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When I'm adjusting my many icons and shortcuts on my desktop, often, particularly when I change resolutions, all of the icons will bunch together in the upper left corner of my screen, requiring me to rearrange them again. As I'm dragging them to the right locations, often the mouse travels across the screen, but the image of the icon has frozen part of the way across. It has transparency. I hold my mouse in place waiting, then after some 20 to 30 seconds, the icon snaps into the new spot where my mouse cursor is positioned. Is this a video card "overload" problem? My video is on-board, as delivered in the machine.

Should I consider replacing this on-board video or do I have another problem? It's been this way since new.
 

A:Is this a video board problem?

Hey tepeco

Does this only occur with the icon moving? Or does it happen with anything else?

Spyder_1386
 

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I have an "older" PC Chips M747 motherboard with an 8MB SiS 6326 AGP video chipset on-board. It's been good, but the flight simulator I use appears as though it's beginning to desire faster video, plus my kids use quite a few graphic intensive art programs. I have an open PCI slot(no AGP slot), & was thinking about getting a little faster PCI card for this computer. Here's the rub. According to the manual, there does not appear to be any jumpers whereby I can disable the SiS chipset, in order to install a card. PC Chips appears to have absolutely no interest in answering e-mail, so I'm here asking if any of you "brains" out there could tell if & how I can disable the SiS, & install a PCI card, & do you think this is feasible with this older system(I may pop a PII 450 in, which will help some I'm sure, but I would still only have 8 MB of video.(I know, buy a newer, faster computer, yes, but when I do, the kids get it). Someone mentioned I might be able to do this in CMOS, but I thought I'd ask first.
PII 350
224 MB RAM
BXPRO
Thanks,
einstan
 

A:Disabling on-board video

Your AGP is in most cases going to be faster than any PCI card you can put in there. Most likely it is your drivers that are in need of upgrading...maybe DirectX also. If you are intent on changing it, the setting you are looking for is probably in the BIOS. Some motherboards disable the onboard one when another one is plugged in. Look in the BIOS first.
 

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I have an old HP Pavilion computer with an Asus Spax Motherboard. It has an on board video (card), SiS Interated video. It was working fine and suddenly disapeared. Does not show as existing in the control panel display propertys.
The display is now the native 640 x 480 VGA. Any ideas?
 

A:On Board Video adaptor

You probably need to update the drivers for it. Go to the HP website for your specific HP model and see what integrated SIS chip the motherboard uses. HP will also have a driver available for download which you can use. Or you can then go to the SIS website and download the latest driver which be newer then the HP provided driver.
 

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I am on a budget and this is the most I can afford. I want to play Crisis and many of the newer games, but I am on a budged.

I want this card:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125083
but would it work on my motherboard:

http://shopping.msn.com/specs/shp/?itemId=900220930,amp;fullDesc=1
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My biggest concern is would this PCI Express x16 card work on the PCI slots of my board?

Thank you to anyone who knows for sure and posts back. =)
 

A:Can I use this Video card with my board??

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I have an old HP Pavillion model 4440 computer. I need to disable the on board video and audio. How is this done?
 

A:Disable on board video

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How do I tell what type of onboard video card do I have. When I go under device manager and go too display adapters I get "standard pci graphics adapter (vga)". I am stuck at 640 x 480 and want out. I cannot get the slide bar to move. I believe I have a Amercian Megatrends motherboard. System win98se. Thaks for your help.
 

A:on board video card

I suggest asking a mod to move the thread to Hardware
 

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I have a HP Pavilion Media Center m8430f with a NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT video board.
While loading updates, one of which was ”HP – Display – 2311 Series Wide LCD Monitor”
My computer crashed. When it rebooted the first screen, instead of having a blue background, had a blue and white vertical lines about 3/8” wide background. The next screen was black background with letters in different colors. It next went into windows and crashed in a few seconds. There was a BOSD but it went by too fast to read.
I went into setup and changed the video setting from PCI to On Board.I used the system board VGA connector and was able to boot clean.
Is my video board bad or is there something on it that was corrupted?
Is there any way to diagnose it?
 

A:Video board crash

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I want to install a new monitor but I don't know what video board to get
my motherboard is GA-990XA-UD3 (Socket M2)
please help!!!
I am using windows 10
 

A:New Monitor - What video board?

pleaaaaaaaaaaase
 

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Asus Motherboard for Intel P4 Processors Model P4PE-X

thats the mother board im going to buy

and this is the ram im gonna buy

CRUCIAL MICRON 512MB 64x64 PC 3200 DDR RAM

is it ok that i only buy one stick? to me i would think it should be fine, but i read some review from a motherboard that said it is a good motherboard if i just wanted to use 1 stick of ram, didnt really know what that meant, i know back in the day some MB's needed to have atleast 2 sticks of ram, not sure if this is the case now... you guys have all been soo helpful.... just wanted to say thanks and that i appreciate all the feedback... :grinthumb
 

A:question about mother board/ram

Nah, you can use 1 stick or the maxium sticks of memory it holds without the performance being affected by how many sticks your using (except if you were to use 2 sticks in Dual Channel mode).
 

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I have an more of an informational question rather than support question.

I have a less than year old HP notebook with Vista installed. At the very beginning I was having problems where the computer would freeze up randomly. After many support sessions, I ended up sending it in to HP for a "fix". It was returned to me and all the said it they updated some "software".

I was working better, but would still occasionally freeze up. It was something I figured I'd just have to live with.

Then a few weeks ago my wireless internet connection stopped working. After several more tech sessions, doing BIOS updates, reseating the wireless card etc, it still didn't work so I sent it back in for repair.

I just got it back and it all seems to be working fine.

My question is this: The sheet accompanying my returned computer states that they either repaired/replaced my system board.

What exactly is a system board and would that have anything to do with the original freezing up of the computer when I first got it. Is it something that reguarly goes bad on a laptop and will it likey happen in the future.

Thanks for any help!

Carol
 

A:System Board Question

I'm guessing motherboard.
 

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Sorry, this is a very newbie question .. because I am that of a newbie.

I just purchased the BFG GeForce6600GT OC video card and wish to install it on my MSI 865PE Neo2 Mother Board. The mother board supports AGP graphics with an 8X slot and should be able to support my card as well. I currently have an old ATI 9200SE Radeon installed on it.

I've looked through the MSI user manual, called many support lines, searched the BIOS far and wide - but no luck. I can't figure out how to get this damned card working (pardon my french). I've simply uninstalled the old card through windows and replaced it with the new but I got a black screen upon re-entering the system. So now i've re-replaced the new card with the old one and everything is running on VGA graphics.

One of the support line guys who represented an MSI reseller told me that my board probably doesn't support the card - but I really find that hard to believe. Please, anybody who can shed some light I'd greatly appreciate it.

I've all the minimum requirements on board for the card .. i don't knwo what else you guys need to know ..

Thanks a bunch,

Newbie
 

A:On board graphics question

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Is an ASUStek P4s333 a descent motherboard, or is it junk?
 

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will a New AMD Phenom II X4 940 DeskTop CPU AM2 940 HDZ940XCJ4DGI HDZ940XCGIBOX 3Ghz 6M work with a AAHD2-HY (Holly) mother board
 

A:cpu/mother board question????

No......your motherboard is fm1. Socket
Here is your CPU upgrade

Processor TDP
AMD A8-3850 (Liano) quad core 100W
AMD A8-3800 (Liano) quad core 65W
AMD A6-3650 (Liano) quad core 100W
AMD A6-3600 (Liano) quad core 65W
AMD A4-3400 (Liano) dual core 65W
AMD E2-3200 (Liano) dual core 65W
 

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I have a mother board that went out. My question is if I replace the mother board with one that is not the same model as the one that malfunctioned will my system still function properly or will I have some errors/diffulties. I am running Windows XP on my machine.
To make the question clear will replacing the motherboard with a different model one cause my operating system any errors or will my system work properly. Thank you for answers in advanced
 

A:Mother Board Question

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very basics for testing a new board. shouldnt i be able to get bios to post with just power,cpu, and ram..no video card? i know I wont be able to see post screen, but should'nt I get a beep or clicking.
as of now, i get cpu fan spin and no sounds at all. and yes, internal speaker is hooked up
 

A:simple m-board question

Hi aderek,

You won't necessarily get beep codes if there is a problem on startup. It depends how far in the boot process the system gets. There are critical motherboard components (including the cpu and bios) that must be functioning properly for the POST program to get that far. It's the cpu itself that runs the post and the code for it is located in the bios.
I've seen motherboards that won't do much of anything without a video card attached. All depends on motherboard design.
p.s. Keep in mind that basic video functions are usually tested very early during the POST and may precede initialization of the speaker function.
 

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hi! first and foremost, my system specs is
CPU: C2D e6550 2.3ghz
MOBO: Gigabyte gigabyte g31m-es2c
RAM: 2gb team elite
GPU: msi r4870 overclocked edition 512mb
HDD: 2x 500gb seagate
PSU: Corsair hx520

what happened is when i inserted my external hdd(western digital 320gb) i got a blue screen, when i try to examine the said blue screen i thought it might be the gpu cause theres an ati word on it, so i just restarted and tried and then again i got the blue screen. when i restarted and tried putting my external hdd again my pc just turned off. when i try to power it on i got a beeping sound. i tried taking the vc out and letting the onboard gpu run. i successfully got to windows w/o any problem.. my question is could it be my vc or just a bad pcie slot? i cant test any of my components cause i dont have any spare nor a friend that has a pc, everyone of them is using a laptop.
 

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I am in the process of trying to get the onboard video to work on a FIC FR33 running a 430 processor (CPU Socket 370) . I have been able to locate the video drivers online at their web site, but when I try to install, I get a message saying it cannot complete the task due to not being able to find the "setup.dll" file.

I'm trying to get the correct driver installed as the current setup only has 16 bit color at 640 x 480 resolution.(no other options)..graphics are very grainy.

We just want to use this system for online mail/ internet/MSN Messenger.

Can anyne give me some assistance in getting this driver installed? It looks like right now the system is using the standard VGA driver from Windows 98 which is not working correctly.

Thanks for the help
 

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Im working on a pc that has a on-board video port, and for some reason when I turn the pc on the screen is black and I get a series of long beeps, my first reaction was to swap out the memory because I know that is a big one for pc's not being able to boot. So with new ram it still has the same result, so I tried to install a pci video card because this pc doestn have a ago slot. Also I cant get into the bios to disable this on board video port. Asus Terminator P4
(1)256 mb DDR pc2100
(1)Intel P4 2.8ghz.
 

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