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Q: Which ATX mobo should I get to replace with my emachine mobo

Sorry I didnt read the guide of how to make a good post.

I have an Emachine for about 4yrs now. 2 weeks ago I turned it on and it turned right back off, I thought it was the power supply, but it wasnt. I took it to Best Buy, told me it was the motherboard. I dont want to spend money on another mother board since emachine sucks, I already spent $400 last year to get my cd drive fixed. U guys say an ATX motherboard is good and cheap, its way better than an emachine mobo. The problem is I dont know which ATX mobo(a good one) to get for my emachine. My emachine is a W350.

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A: Which ATX mobo should I get to replace with my emachine mobo

The tricky part of this is you will probably have to not only replace the motherboard, but also the power supply, processor and memory

Here's an example:

The power supply is old and you wouldn't want to damage a new motherboard would you. The old memory is DDR. The new board takes DDR2 memory. You may be able to use the old CPU or processor

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I have an eMachine desktop that Iam repairing for a friend,
we have come to the conclusion (from experience) that because it is dead
even when trying to turn it on that it has suffered from Capacitor Plague
(Perhaps in the PSU then damaging the MoBo)
A new PSU has been tried and it still doesn't work
WHAT Type of 'cheap' motherboard could I replace the current one with?
it has a Celeron processor so we will be looking to conserve that..
I was looking at this...
http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/119412/rb/26825319999 (incase his CPU is socket 478)
will this one be compatible?
My friend just wants a cheap solution...
Ive recommended the new PSU / MoBo and extra RAM (at least another 256Mb to
bring it to 512)

any recommendations would be helpful....


A:What MoBo can I replace an eMachine MoBo with..?

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Hi...I have a motherboard with a few bulging capacitors and the board is toast IMO...I saw somewhere that you can replace the capacitors though..So I was wondering is it better to get a new motherboard or replace the capacitors ?/ any info is appreciated...

A:Is it better to replace mobo capacitors or get new mobo ??

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My motherboard has failed and I am looking to replace it. From reading blogs, it would a mistake to replace it with the same model motherboard. Currently my EMachine T2682 has an Imperial GV 20030812 (Mat# 143159) Motherboard running WinXP Home, 256Mb DDR (PC2100) for memory, Intel 845GV Chipset, 80GB HDD. I am looking at the ASUS but not sure of a model that would compatible as a replacement. Can anyone please suggest a suitable replacement for this system. Thank you for any assistance provided.

A:MOBO for EMachine T2682

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I need advice on replacing a mobo,cpu for an emachine t1840. My main question is, it has xp so,,,will i be able to get a new mobo and all and just put the hard drive in without wiping it out? Or having to buy xp cd with new key?

I have done this before with xp hard drive with no problems but not on a company name pc. I was reading where it could be tricky? I have product key if needed. I am buying a case,power supply,mobo,cpu and just using the existing 2/128 ddr ram and cd burner,dvd rom. Need advice on a mobo etc. compatible to make the transition easy as possible. Thanks,,,,

here's spec on emachine:
# Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition
# Intel® Celeron® Processor 1.80 GHz (w/128KB L2 cache & 400MHz FSB)
# Intel® 845GL Chipset
# 128 MB DDR (PC2100)
# 40 GB HDD 1
# 40x12x40 Max. CD-RW Drive; 16x DVD Drive; 3.5" 1.44MB FDD
# Intel® Extreme Graphics 3D (845GL shared)
# 10/100Mbps built-in Ethernet
# 56K ITU v.92 ready Fax/Modem
# AC '97 Audio
# Keyboard, Wheel Mouse, Stereo Speakers
# 6 USB 2.0 ports (2 on front), 1 Serial, 1 Parallel, 2 PS/2, Mic-In & Head Phone jack on front, Audio-In & Out, 3 PCI slots (2 available)
# 7.25"w x 14.125"h x 16"d

A:Solved: Need help mobo replacement on emachine

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I just received a computer today that was complained about for having numerous blue screens. After i had plugged it in i noticed no power lights at all, so i tried replacing the cord, etc. I ended up trying a different PSU, it turned on, the cpu fan spun up and a red light came on, on the mobo, however no video. I tried putting in an agp video card but still no video, no post beeps no nothing. After reading similar posts within your forum all I can reason is that the PSU went up and took the mobo with it. If you think this is the case I also heard that the motherboard in the t2200 was discontinued so im wondering what would be a good replacement. I have a legitimate copy of Windows XP home (not OEM) and a key so it doesn't need to be the exact same board. Any ideas?:approve: Thanks


A:Emachine t2200 mobo prob

Did you ever get this resolved? If so what did you do? I tried a new MOBO but that one doesnt even power up at all? Thanks.

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Just joined this site, wish I had found and read info prior to my problem. I have read the opinions on emachines but that can't help me now. Purchased my machine in Dec of 2002 and other than an electrical spike taking out my 56k modem about a year ago which caused me to think the mobo was dead, have had no problems til now.


CPU: Intel® Celeron® Processor 1.70GHz (w/128KB L2 cache & 400MHz FSB)
Operating System: Genuine Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition
Chipset: Intel® 845GL chipset
Memory: 128MB DDR (PC2100) & 256MB DDR-266
Hard Drive: 40GB HDD
Optical Drive: 48x Max. CD-ROM Drive; 3.5" 1.44MB FDD
Video: Intel® Extreme Graphics 3D (845GL shared)
Sound: AC '97 Audio
Network: 10/100Mbps built-in Ethernet
Modem: external - high speed
Peripherals: Keyboard, Wheel Mouse, Stereo Speakers
Ports/Other: 6 USB 2.0 ports (2 on front), 1 Serial, 1 Parallel, 2 PS/2, Mic-In & Head Phone jack on front, Audio-In & Out, 3 PCI slots (2 available)
Dimensions: 7.25"W x 14.125"H x 16"D

Socket is 478, enclosure is for micro ATX, board size is 9.6" X 8.6"

Problem: I run the system 24/7, turned it on from sleep mode and walked away, came back to smell burnt electronics and no display.

Troubleshooting etc. to this point: Replaced bad cap. on mobo, ordered and replaced bad PSU (wish I had read emachine sticky post from last month prior to this...) two days ago, still no wo... Read more

A:emachine T1742 mobo problem 2/4/07


This board should work for you. There isn't a lot of boards to choose from that have a 400MHz Front Side Bus speed... It's outdated to say the least. You got good use out of this system. You should at least feel good about that.

As far as being able to save or recover your data, all I can say is to try. Good Luck

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I'm in the process of fixing a dead eMachine T2825 power supply and mobo for a coworker of mine. I've found a PSU, but I'm having trouble locating a good, compatible motherboard. I've checked Newegg, Tiger Direct, etc. but no one really carries old motherboards anymore. Here are the specs of the T2825:
CPU: AMD Athlon? XP 2800+
Socket: A (462)
Chipset: NVIDIA® nForce?2
Mobo Type: Micro ATX

I would prefer to go with Asus, Gigabyte or any other well known mobo manufacturer. Any suggestions on where to look?

A:Need replacement eMachine T2825 mobo

My understanding is that the original OS won't install on any other mobo than an EMachine.
However, as long as you aren't stuck on Nvidia chipsets: http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx?item=n82e16813186029

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Im trying to find a replacement motherboard for this Emachine T2200
the part no on the fried one is L7VMM2. Apparently Emachine does not produce this anymore. Any ideas on a new product that could be compatable to this fried part? Thanks in advance to any replies!
The following information is directly from Emachines:

BOM for : T2200

MB: MB, L7VMM2/1.0A MBEM2154L7V2

A:Emachine T2200 Replacement Mobo

What is the entire specs of the system, such as the cpu, type and how much of ram, harddrive size, etc also how old was the system when the motherboard went out

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I bought an Emachine T2542 at a Turkey Day door buster 3 plus years ago. It worked fine until last week when it decided not to boot any more. I removed the side panel to peek inside while trying (again) to boot up. The CPU cooling fan was not spinning. I took it to a local "Mom and Pop" repair shop for evaluation. They verified my earlier finding then hooked the fan power (three pin) plug to another computer and the fan worked fine so they told me the Mobo was dead. I bought an Intel D845PEMLY Socket 478 mobo (Geeks.com) and installed it only to find the fan still doesn't work.
Anyone have an idea what is going on?
Thanks in advance for your help.

A:Another EMachine T2542 mobo problem

did you install this motherboard yourself? or get someone else to do so?
check for shorting to the metal case- confirm that you used those plastic standoffs when you've installed the motherboard..

do you get any lights/fans other than the cpu running?

it may as well been your psu that went along with your old motherboard to the grave.. try borrowing and installing a good quality psu (decent brands like antec, enermax etc.. beware of imitations) that is slightly higher watt ratings than your current ones (i'd say 350-400w should be fine) to test if it is the psu that is at fault.. i'm not too familiar with emachines but there may be a non-standard psu that will have to fit it...

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Decided to try my hand at my emachine T2895 repair. Lost power supply and Best Buy Geeks told me it took the MOBO. I purchased a new computer but thought I would just try to fix the old one....Replaced both Power and new MOBO and I believe I put all the jumpers on correctly(also removed old CPU and put in new MOBO) Powered it up and CPU fan comes on...No power to the CD or DVD and no image on the monitor.

Questions: Did the CPU go as well? How do I determine if I need to buy a new CPU?

Does the CD and DVD power go through the CPU first or do I have some jumpers put on incorrectly?

Thanks for assist

A:Repairing a emachine 2895 MOBO and Power

Usually when the PS in an eMachine goes bad it sends too much voltage through the ATX power connector so there is a chance the CPU was damaged. Call around and see if any shops in your area can test CPUs. Also make sure your new mobo is compatible with the old CPU. Also try clearing the CMOS on the new mobo.

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My emachine (T2245) mobo got fried. I had to purchase a new mobo ASUS P5LD2-VM DH which I had eventually had installed. The problem comes in during Windows XP(home edition) boot up process. My HD was configured under the old mobo. Now, i understand that in order for my windows to boot up i need to ran wind XP cd, and to use windows' "repair comand". I have tried using windows xp restore cd which was originally supplied with the old mobo and it had not worked. Then i went to a friend a borrowed windows XP cd to try to format my HD. So what i did is that i used a computer to boot up from a CD. After the installation starts it goes through drive installations and after that the message comes up stating that: A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage.....Technical information:
*** Stop: 0x0000007E (0xc0000005,0x8081A343,0xF7A260D4,0xF7A25DD4)

My question is: whether there is something wrong with my HD? or the way i had connected my new mobo? or there is a major problem with my mobo? or there is a compatibility problem since my HD was configured under my old emachines mobo? and what is the best way to get it fixed?

Thank you

A:Replaced my emachine mobo with a different one. Can't start windows XP

Many hard drives will not run Xp that was on another motherboard, so that's fine. As for the other problem, I don't know.

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So my work pc is just driving me insane, now the thing locks up when trying to install a pCI wireless card, and bios updates seem to not help.

Was thinking of simply getting a new Mobo, but dont really know much about them, do they come with the processor, or do u buy that seperate and install it on, or use the one in old pc? and when looking for a mobo, what system info has to match up? or can I basically get any Mobo, and then the HD and cd-drives just get reinstalled. I just did a Clean reinstall of windows xp, and would have no trouble doing it over if I had to as all info is on CD-r's

A:Say I want to replace mobo, what do I need to know, look for in new one?

My first question would be have you had anyone on tsg help you with your wireless problem? This should be an issue we should be able to help you get it working.

Before i can help you any further. What can you tell me about your computer. Some system specs would greatly help. This will ensure that were both on the same page. If you can list your cpu, motherboard, pci/agp cards.

That would be great!

As for buying a new motherboard. Let's see if we can get this working and save you some cash till your next upgrade.

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Ahoy hoy all,

my recent Desktop problem has been confirmed to be the motherboard, so i am in the market for a new one.

we currently have a Gigabyte. I think the model no. is GA-81-SX-TFS
Theres some text underneath that saying REV: 1.0

i dont know what this means, but if this is the motherboard model, can someone suggest a good UK retailer to get a replacement, or even an upgraded version?

Thank you!

A:Need to replace mobo

I think you would get answers if you explained the rest of your hardware i.e. cpu, ram etc...a guess at what your mobo is won't inspire anyone to work on this for you.

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I've gotten several new pieces of hardware for my computer recently, graphics card, PSU to accomodate for the G card, and a new hard drive (meaning a fresh install of my OS too)

However some of the problems my computers always had are still happening, it occasionally freezes for no reason, sometimes for 30seconds or so at a time, sometimes indefinetly and I have to restart the computer. Other problems include USB bus power not working at all etc

I know these problems are my motherboard, and I plan to get a replacement, but is there anything I can do to ensure my CPU isn't also a problem?
I'd hate to get a new MoBo only to find the problems STILL persist meaning I need to get a new processor, and if I get a new CPU I'd get a new mobo to go with it (cpu is the only thing holding me back getting a better mobo in the first place, as its a 775 socket)

Can anyone put my mind to rest that a replacement mobo will finally make my problems go away?

Many Thanks

A:I want to replace my mobo, but how can I know my CPU isn't the problem?

Yes, replace the motherboard. If the CPU was bad, nothing would work

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I have Abit NF7-S ver.2 which got fried recently, so I'm getting an exact same new motherboard (NF7-S ver.2) to replace it. I'm using Windows XP.

Now, I googled it and found out that I need to use Win XP installation CD and choose "Repair The Selected Windows Installation" option in order to replace my motherboard. The catch, however, is that I need to install other drivers separately after that process (I got zillions of other drivers there already ).

So the question is, since I'm getting the exact same motherboard for replacement, do I need to do that process above? Is it possible to just skip all that, boot up the XP normally, and let the system adjust automatically? I'll have everything in the same setup as it was (PCI cards placement, IDE connections, etc.)

A:How to replace the exact same Mobo properly?

If it is the exact same motherboard, with the same chipset, you should be able to just replace it, configure BIOS, and be on your merry way - No reinstallation of any sort needed. The important things to watch out for that would render a machine unbootable after a motherboard swap would be:

1) Attachment order of the drives. If you were formerly booting from primary master, that same drive must still be primary master (of course, winders)

2) Legacy or Enhanced/AHCI SATA mode: If you formerly were using Legacy mode for any SATA drives and/or booted from a SATA drive, this mode needs to be set the way it was before.

3) Boot order. Not as important, but can still cause the machine to fail to boot if you never tell it to boot from whatever device your OS is on.

4) Resource configuration. Mostly automated if you had ACPI and resource allocation on defaults. If you set it manually or had ACPI disabled you'll need to check those as well but most likely you can leave those at defaults.

Good luck.

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I had a replaced my Mobo & Cpu and now it won't reboot. I orginally had a AMD 450 and I wanted to upgrade. I bought a Mobo combo on Ebay, P4 2.4 Ghz Prescott with a ECS Mobo. I also had bought 2 sticks of 512 ddr 333. The old mobo wasn't working that well, it's a long story....powersource blewup and disabled some parts of the mobo. I install the new hardware and the modem and video card. Now, it indicated that there was no OS detected. It also says "Failure to Boot Disk, Insert System disk and press enter". WTF? THe last time I upgraded the mother board, everything went fine. I made a windows boot disk and it tried to reinstall windows xp. It won't work. Any ideas?

A:Replace Mobo & CPU, Failure to boot now...help


What OS are you using?
If you are using either XP or 2k, changing motheboards like you've done is a major problem. But it is solvable.

The easiest way to fix this is to move the harddrive into the old system, and boot into the OS.
Then follow these instructions.
Now, they look very difficult, but just ignore all the pnp-id stuff and follow the instructions on how to create and use the mergeide.reg file.

That should allow Windows to start when we've gotten the motherboard to recognize you've got a system disk in.

To do the latter, make sure your system harddisk is set to "Master" on the primary IDE channel (it'll have a name tag with "IDE1" or similar next to it).

That should be all that you need to do, but if not, post back and we'll try to help you further

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I have a Dell Precision 330 about 5 years old. The HDD controller appears to be acting flaky. First off, the BIOS won't recognize the new 300G ATA HDD I plugged in. Second, there are parity and other disk errors reported in Event Log.
The system is running Windows XP Pro with SP2.

If I buy any MOBO, say from Asus, will theirs fit the Dell case?
It looks as though it would, but knowing OEM's I have my doubts.

But then, one may argue as to why I would need to keep that behemoth of a case anyway... well, I'm not sure. Perhaps I would be better off with a whole new system... from Dell, or to build myself.

What is your advice?



A:Need to replace MOBO in Dell Precision 330

my advice would be to build one yourself. don't buy another Dell. for the same price or less as a new Dell would cost you could build one yourself which will be better quality and more upgradable.

you can replace the mobo if you want. the dimensions series use standard microATX motherboards and an ATX power supply, I don't know if the "precisions" are the same.

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Good afternoon.

I have a system that is a few years old and am looking to replace the motherboard, CPU and ram. the tower has a sata HDD and a PATA optical drive but the motherbaord has fried and im looking to upgrade to a more up to date setup.

Im not after anything extreme as I dont game and im only really interested in having a decent speed for internet use and word processing other than that im not overly bothered about being super fast.

I was thinking of an AMD CPU Phenom II 555 Black Edition Dual Core Processor but would like suggestions on a motherboard that would support such a processor and not cause me a lot of problems with the HDD being compatible

My thanks for any suggestions on this topic

A:Sugestions required to replace mobo and CPU

Here are a few reccomendations:
ASRock A770DE+ (Full ATX uses DDR2) = $54
ASRock M3A770DE (Same board but uses DDR3) = $60
ASRock 880GM-LE (Micro-ATX, DDR3) = $55
ASRock A785GM-LE (Micro-ATX, DDR2) = $59

These are all good boards and have SATA and PATA support it is just a matter of what form factor you want/need and whether you want DDR2 or DDR3 memory. With DDR2 you may be able to reuse your current memory but if you want to upgrade your memory DDR3 is a better option since it is faster and cheaper. If you have not heard of ASRock they are ASUS's budget brand and tend to have allot of Legacy ports (PATA, FDD, PS2, etc.) making them good options if you plan to reuse older hardware.

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Thanks to everyone that takes the time to read this. I want to replace my OEM MSI MS-6577 mobo that came with my HP for another version of the MSI MS-6577 mobo but the new one would have an AGPx4 slot and the current one only has PCI slots. I read that replacing the motherboard on OEM systems with Windows XP like mine has, will cause big problems unless it for the exact same make and model motherboard. In my situation, it is the exact same make and model but a different version of the mobo that would have an additional AGP slot. Would this give me BSOD or would the swap go smoothly? I am also hoping not to have to reinstall Windows XP without having to go buy a copy as I read you can't do that off recovery discs with OEM Windows XP builds. Thank you everyone again.:grinthumb

A:Can I replace my OEM mobo with the same make & model but different version?

The problem would be with Microsoft

I believe you could put a different version of motherboard on there, heck, you could put an entirely different make of motherboard if you wanted as long as it fits the case's form factor. Simply, the screw holes on the motherboard have to align with the holes on the case.

The trouble you will run into is with Microsoft. Your copy of XP is associated with the serial number, model, and make of your present motherboard, and it's recorded in Microsoft's database. That's what happens when you activate a Microsoft product. The operating system or software will get your motherboard's information and record it. Now here comes the problem...

If you put in a new motherboard, the operating system on your hard drive is going to look up your previous motherboard's information when it boots up. If it sees a new motherboard, it will say, "I'm not associated with you, so I must not be licensed with you!" and it will tell you to contact Microsoft or buy a new copy of Windows.

What you have to do then is call Microsoft and ask them if you can associate your copy of Windows with a new motherboard. They will want to know why. Usually, they will only do that if your motherboard failed, exploded, or somehow became destroyed so you had to replace it. I don't know about motherboard upgrades. To Microsoft, each and every motherboard is a separate computer, and you are only licensed for one computer.

So,... Read more

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Hi all !

Few days ago, I had a problem with my back-up PC (it do not more complete the POST, and only make long beeps), and the technician who checked it said that the problem is in my current MoBo (Asus P4SDX). As it is (thanks God!) within the warranty time, I will RMA it.

However, the specific model of my current MoBo is not much common (it's difficult to find it; at least here, in Brazil); so, I think that I will need to choose another model (from this same brand - ASUS or from any other brand).

As I am not an expert in these matters (far from this), I would like some hints/tips about Brands/Models of MoBos which could fit well in my current spec...

My back-up PC basic spec is:

- Processor: P4 2.8 533 MHz

- MoBo (socket 478): Asus P4SDX (damaged - to be replaced)

- RAM: 1.024 MB DDR 333 (Kingston Value Ram) - 04 sticks of 256 MB each one.

- Gigabyte Radeon 9600 XT

- 02 HDDs: 01 Maxtor 120 GB, 7200 rpm, ATA-133 + 01 Seagate 40 GB, 7200 rpm, ATA-100

- OS: Win XP PRO SP1.

Well, the pre-conditions that I would like to see in my next Mobo is stability and reliability. So, I think its very important to hear who has experience with determinated brand/model and do not have continuous issues...

In addition, it would be necessary that the MoBo would have 04 slots (I will fill all them), and that it support DDR 333 PC 2700 & AGP 8X.

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A:I need your opinion / hint to get a new MoBo (to replace my current damaged one).

what mobo u should get

well im relativeley new to this membership but i have been a technician for years, and in my 6 years' experience working with modern systems Intel has been the best mobo maker, followed by Gigabyte. An Intel D865PE board, with any options you want, would be your best option. they are currently inexpensive, but as Toms Hardware guide said, very well designed and built. the performance excels that of competetor's products, and it can overpower the expensive 875 series. it was also the last intel board to have a genuine raid controller on it. here in chicago it is listed for around 100 us dollars, 120 when i bought it in sept. 2003. it is also the last line of chipsets that will support your current CPU. rival products from Gigabyte are rumored to have equal performance and reliability, but gigabyte has a history of cheating on benchmarks and selling you a deliberately overclocked system unbeknownst to you. i have said intel board with all the features and am very, very pleased with it's performance and reliability. especially good is it's audio, IEEE 1394, and ram support.

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The last two pc's have died (dead mb's) in about two years, requiring replacements. (eMachine & Lenovo)

Can someone please recommend a more durable pc brand that my office can purchase from Best Buy or Fry's Electronics?

What is the avg life expectancy of a low end desktop?

Thanks very much!!!!

A:Seeking new desktop pc to replace one with DEAD Mobo, better brand recommendations ?

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This pc won't retain date and time settings upon reboot. I replaced the motherbnoard battery, but an getting the same results.

Any advice on where I can go from here?

A:computer won't retain date upon reboot even after replace mobo battery?

musiclover said:

This pc won't retain date and time settings upon reboot. I replaced the motherbnoard battery, but an getting the same results.

Any advice on where I can go from here?Click to expand...

Did you at any point move the CMOS reset jumper?

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Putting together a build for a friend, however, I believe the motherboard may have been damaged or was damaged upon my taking part in the build. I assembled the parts, a 430w thermaltake psu, an asus mobo, e5200 intel processor, western digital hard drive, 2 gigs of GSkill, ati hd 4850 gpu and an LG dvd drive.

Posted, gave an error message about cpu fan error, I google it, it seemed to be relatively harmless. While in the bios the computer's signal disappeared, I attempted a reboot to no avail. No error codes, cpu fan stopped spinning. Removed memory, no error code, removed 4850, no error code, case fan connected to the motherboard spins when powered on, motherboard shows green light, no signal detected,

I tested the processor in another rig, and it worked fine, and the cpu fan spun fine. Tested another power supply with said motherboard and the motherboard fan would not spin and it would not post, and no error codes. Is my motherboard dead? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

A:New Build, Mobo green light, psu powers case fans off mobo, not cpu fan no beeps

check and recheck the connections on the board, if unsuccessful, make sure you haven t short-circuited the mobo, ...

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This problem has the configuration listed in my system specs below, which have just changed recently. My OCZ Vertex 2 died, RMA'ed but sold, and replaced with the Transcend SSD720, 2.5" SATAIII 64GB. Also sold my GPU...

Now, trying to get everything back on track. I reinstalled my OS on the SSD, but I can't for the life of me get the HDMI working. When reinstalling, I knew it was normal for only my Dell CRT to show up via its VGA connection, but then the main ViewSonic HD monitor never came on. I finally realized it wasn't responding to anything. The ViewSonic HD monitor is the only thing plugged in right now, on both VGA & HDMI, but will only work on the VGA. It had been working fine before the OCZ SSD died. No VGA problems. The onboard ATI Radeon HD 4250 is fully updated and all the drivers are installed and updated to the best of my knowledge. There is an update for the BIOS on the ASUS website that I had never installed, ever, but the only change from before was the SSD so that should not matter. I've even made sure I installed the specific driver for the monitor from the disc it came with. I tried playing around in BIOS, and (for once) no matter what graphics device order I set, (i.e., IGPX-PCI-GPX-etc) it always reverted to the mobo's VGA. And obviously, Device Manager is showing no yellow question marks and is generally no help right now...

Again, there is NO longer a standalone GPU/video card in this system, just the ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3's onboard inter... Read more

A:Mobo not detecting HDMI? - ATI Radeon HD 4250 onboard ASUS mobo

It's plausible that your HDMI port on your MOBO is dead. Is it possible to obtain a GPU and try it's HDMI port?
It could be your monitor as well, do you have access to anything else supporting HDMI and see if your monitor connects?

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The above link is to the HP specs for the machine. The mobo is overheating and yes, i've done all the reg maint stuff. Let's call it dead, bury it and buy a new bride. I did upgrade the video and sound last year but those devices should be good for a few more yrs. This pc is strictly for gaming, music and my embroidery machine software.

I have never replaced a motherboard (nor cpu) before though I've done all else. My concern is that in my eagerness to get this girl back up an running, I overshoot and choose a board that won't support the current devices. I'd love to replace the cpu right now too, but w/ 2 bdays and christmas coming, I can't afford it.

So help me, geniuses. What motherboards would support the pos Pentium D 820 (S) DC 2.8 GHz socket 775, but still allow me to celebrate my 42nd birthday with a new cpu (a quad? ohh ahhh) next april? I have searched and searched, and it's probably staring me in the face, but I can't figure out the mobos.

I'm guessing some of these would work, but again, brain doesn't work as well as it should and I just cant figure it out. http://techreport.com/articles.x/8666/1

Thanks for your help.


A:Solved: Replacing ECS RC410-M mobo w/ Intel mobo - help pls.

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Does ATI cards conflict with this mobo?
ASUS A8V DELUXE Socket 939 VIA K8T800 Pro ATX AMD Motherboard
I heard there would be 'cause the mobo is a VIA. Is that true?
Should the mobo conflict with any of these below and forgive me for the video in a CPUs, Chipsets and Mobos board,
SAPPHIRE Radeon 9550 256MB 128-bit DDR AGP 4X/8X Video Card and or
ATI All-In-Wonder Radeon X800XT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 VIVO AGP 4X/8X

A:ASUS mobo in conflict with ATI cards? (reaschering the mobo)

Have you asked ati yet? Read what the mobo manufacturer has to say about it?

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Hi all,

I have a MSI k7 pro via kt 266a mobo with an athlon xp1600, served me well, however time has moved on.
1/ MSIs website states the max cpu my mobo can take is xp2100 (upgradeing cpu would be cheapest option). Does anyone know any different?

2/ There are some good "bargains" in mobos, as low as 80 bucks Australian, able to take an AMD 64 3200 , based on SIs chipsets. Of the chipsets available, eg, Sis , Via , nforce, are folk noticing any "real world" difference between them.

I occasionally edit and render video-rendering times not a key consideration and occasionally play Lomac and Il2 flight sims. Thats it. Apart from surf the net.

Your input appreciated. Thanks

A:Advice required for mobo update or mobo replacement

i just bought an ecs N2U400-A MB, i already had a couple xtra processors so i didnt need to get the combo, but if I had got the combo, i beleive it came with an athlon xp 2400+ for around $100 american. so far i am very happy with the quality and performance of this new board. BTW, it is an nFORCE2 board

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I am trying to put together a Server running for my home.

I have a two computers running socket 939 MOBOS and CPUs. I have enough pieces to put together another computer

Graphic card

Besides this old gear I have a special server case and RAID card. I tried to get the computer set up a while back and got errors from the MOBO. I made a half attempt to work it out but do not have the time or patience. I figured I would just buy another inexpensive 939 mobo and get it going. Based on the prices I am seeing for this mobo it has turned into a collectors item and worth more now than when they were cutting edge.

Should I just suck it up and pay $150 for a old MOBO or should I upgrade my home theater PC to a newer MOBO, with new Ram and CPU then take that mobo for the Server? That computer runs fine now with a 3800+ CPU, but a newer socket would allow me options for the future without paying a premium for old school technology. If you suggest a newer MOBO, I would appreciate suggestions on which MOBO and CPU for a Micro ATX case good for a HTPC.

BTW I am on the road more than at home so most of my work is done on a newer laptop.

A:Socket 939 Mobo or purchase a newer Mobo

You can do mobo/ 2GB RAM and a X2 AM2 for around $150, I would go that route.

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Here is my mobo, will be here Thursday.

I want a Phenom II soon. I then started (after I purchased the motherboard first) got interested in getting an X3 and trying to see about unlocking the 4th core.

I have searched around and can find little information about anything other than Biostar and 790 chipsets unlocking the core.

If anyone has information that could help, it would be greatly appreciated.

Oh and if anyone here has this motherboard, how do you like it?

A:New Mobo, quick question (CPU/Mobo Related)

The motherboard looks pretty good... I am an Intel man though

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I'm upgrading a computer and I'm having difficulties with loading. I am replacing just the mother board, processor chip, and the ram chip. I am re-using the hard drives, cd/dvd drives, and everything else.

I've upgraded from:
an AMD chip to a P4 3.0e w/ HT
an unknown AMD mobo to a DFI PS85-BL ver B1 mobo

I will be using 512 mb ddr 400 pc3200 kingston ram

I already called DFI and they said that I need to unistall the system drivers. Of course, I tried uninstalling all device drivers and then shut down and rebuilt computer. When I booted, the computer asked for safe mode or boot normally. No matter what I select, it automatically reboots.

Any ideas, instructions, or definite fixes?

A:Upgrade Issues. Upgrading from AMD mobo to P4 mobo.

Watching over Gotham City...hey it's dark out here

Why Do u Wanna Upgrade to Pentuim 4
Just Asking

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I have read several posts about issues with this already.

I had an ECS P4M800 Pro-M V 2.0 with a Pentium 4 2.88. I had a primary and secondary hard drive as well as a DVD RW on it. My brother-in-law originally build the computer some years ago. I got the dreaded call the other day, "Honey, the computer won't turn on."

DOA, fried MOBO. I ordered a Biostar A880 G + MOBO with integrated graphics, audio and LAN cards. Popped in an AMD Athlon 2 X 3 3.3G and two DDR 3 2G Ram sticks.

Fired that puppy up on my old hard drive. It ran through some system checks, and nada. I keep getting back to nothing.

I had a system backup set up to run, but the destination drive ended up being full, (without my realizing it) and now I'm up shit creek becuase the drive won't boot. I've got some important business stuff on that drive, which I know I can recover, but I would just like it to get up and run.

I have the install CD and it is a direct from Microsoft CD. Nothing specific to the old MOBO. What to do???? This was supposed to be my swan song. New computer and I was going to be rocking it out! zilcho.... Please help me out.

A:MOBO baked. Need to maintain 7 OS and files from HD on new MOBO

Describe "I keep getting back to nothing" in more detail.

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Howdy, I'm at my wits end here, and I was hoping one of you could point me in the direction of something else to try.

Working on friend's 2003ish eMachine (ick), because his motherboard chipset heatsink fell off. Used some thermal adhesive to stick the sucker back on, but when i hit the power button, nothing happens. However the motherboard led is on. So I pop in another working PSU that I had laying around, with the same thing happening.

At this point I figure the motherboard got fried, and ordered a no name gateway oem motherboard. I throw it in, and have the exact same issue. I try shorting the power pins to see if it was my power switch, and nada.

It might be that the processor was killed, but wouldn't the psu fan start up in that case? Or I ordered a dud motherboard with the same symptoms?

At this point I'm just not sure what step to take to resolve the problem. Any advice?

A:New Mobo LED green, PSU/Mobo fans won't spin

Run the motherboard outside the case with just CPU and memory installed. See if it starts. If not, the CPU could be fried or you have a defective motherboard. I hope you didn't use the old power supply with the replacement motherboard, if you did, you probably fried the 2nd motherboard

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The HP ProDesk 400 G1 MS motherboard is bad.  It is a MS 7860 v1.2.    It has a special connector for the USB ports on the mobo.   Can somebody recommend a new mobo replacement? Thanks. Darryl

A:Replacement Mobo for MS 7860 v1.2 (bad mobo)

Just saw the schematic and the connector is the USB 3.0 mobo connector that combines two USB 3.0 ports.   What do you ask for on a new mobo? Thanks.

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Hey guys, I am building my second system and am just wondering what mobo to get.

I don't full understand the advantages that a 64bit system will bring but I know that a dual processor will do wonders for my work flow (I have a 3D modeller who renders alot). I was just wondering if you know of a dual processor mobo which is also 64bit. That would be the best of both worlds in my opinion.

Any advice you can give would be great.

A:64 bit mobo vs dual processor mobo?

Any preferences between intel and AMD?

If you are going AMD, get a socket 939 motherboard with the nforce4 chipset, like this one for example:

Then pop a dual core, 64bit CPU in it:

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I replaced the mobo on my Dell 5510. Purchased from Dell. Sticker on mobo says BIOS ver A05. About every other day I get blue screen and physical dump of memory. My system info says my BIOS ver is A07. How do I go about changing BIOS? Is it as simple as pulling battery for 15 seconds? Some have offered this suggestion but I get a little worried at "friends" advice.

A:Replaced MOBO on Dell 5510 BIOS sticker on MOBO says A05, system in still has BIOS of A07

Removing the battery won't change the BIOS version. You need to download the version you require from the Dell site. From Windows you "flash" the BIOS. Take your time preparing for this. If anything goes wrong you will wreck your motherboard.

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What is the difference between a regular old computer motherboard and a "server motherboard"? Are they faster? Do they have more ports?

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I installed a new motherboard, and it does not seem to be getting power. The green light is off.

When I first installed the motherboard, it was connected to the old power supply. When I would plug it in, I got a clicking noise, but nothing else. I figured since it was only a 250w psu, and motherboard manual states 400w+, I put in a 500w power supply. Now I get nothing. Not even clicking noises. The whole thing wont even run POST. Literally, nothing happens when I plug it in, or click the power button. Yes I tried the switch on the back of the power supply. It's active PFC.

I just installed a P5G41-M LX2 motherboard
I installed a 500w OCZ stealthxstream2 power supply

I already connected the 24 pin and the 4 pin power cables.

Can anyone please give me some advice? (to at least get the green light on)?

I would try a new processor or new ram, if this showed any signs of power going to the motherboard at all.

A:No mobo light, new PSU, new mobo

Well, I don't know about a motherboard that requires "400 Watts". I think that the CPU, and even more importantly, the graphics card combine to set the tone of how much power is likely to be drawn.

Moving along, the "clicking" you heard could be the PSU cutting out due to a short circuit. Check the board to case standoffs, and make certain every one you have in place, has solder lands under the screws. (These are intended to be grounded). If there is no solder land under a screw, remove that particular standoff. BTW did you hook up the ATX (4 pin) connector, the plug near the CPU, and did you connect the PCIE- 6 pin connector to the video card? (This assumes the card you're using needs one)

That bad news is that you may have damaged the board, if indeed it was a short.

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I have an emachine T5026 that I am either looking to upgrade or replace. If I were to upgrade it I need a new video card and at least 1 GB of memory. I have had this computer for nearly three years and also know that the psu should and needs to be replaced. I have built an older computer from scratch before so this will be easy to replace these things. Or should I buy a new computer? I would like a good gaming computer. If need be I could scrap parts from the emachine. Either way it needs to be affordable.

A:Emachine T5026 upgrade or replace

Welcome to TechSpot! :wave:
Specify a budget and the exact specifications of your current machine. It would enable everyone to help you better if you could fill out your PC specs in your profile. Also fill out your location.

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I have an Emachine #2792 and I think the mother board went out.
I replaced the power supplied with 350w and still can't get it to boot up.
All it does is the light on the front pannel goes on and off really fast, but the
CPU fan runs. I had heard that these machines only last about two years and that is how long I have had it. I would like to know if it would be worth putting in a new mother board. I heard that they do not make the same mother board.
The sep. are: CPU,CELERON 2.7GHZ 478P 128k F400, FDD Model:FDD, SFD-321B/LTGNQ
Old mother board is a IMPERIAL GV-MBEM100979IM
If anyone could help that would be great.

A:Emachine #2792 Replace Motherboard with what?

that is a socket 478 mobo. you can get a good Asus P4P800SE if your case takes a standard sized ATX board.

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My 40 gig burped then chkdsk deleted EVERYTHING. I'm assuming the 40 gig drive was the root of the problem an want to replace it with a Seagate 160 gig but have concerns about war stories I've read in various forums about doing this. Are any of these true?

1. Is there something called a "STAMP" on the eMachine motherboard that prevents installation of any hard drive that isn't purchased from eMachine?

2. The restore CD for the 40 gig eMachine won't work on the new 160 gig upgrade? I've even heard that it can't even be done with a brand new Windows XP SP2 home installation. What gives?

I've heard some horrible stories about upgrading eMachine laptop hard drives. I'm searching info before buying the new Seagate 160 gig drive.

A:Want to replace eMachine M2105 laptop 40gig with Seagate 160gig

Good luck to you. We have repaired a number of these with new drives. They don't remain fixed, crashing after three months. We suspect the cooling channels are too small... and when they fill with dust and hair, the M105 overheats.
We have NOT had any trouble using the restore discs to install windows on a Seagate or Western Digital 80 GB hard drive. We also have not had trouble installing WXP OEM on a larger drive up to 120 GB.
However, they do not stay fixed... due to some problem with the computer which we never bothered to understand.
We ordered a new 3-Disc recovery set from eMachines... and had no trouble installing it on a number of machines.
The problem with the other sizes is due to restrictions by Microsoft, not by eMachines... and eMachines tech support has been willing to help us reset tje system.

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Q: Mobo

Hi .
I am changing my MOBO. To an ASUS A8N 32 SLI will I need to reinstall windows.
I have in at the moment a Chaintech NF4 Ultra.


So I have this old eMachines, and have come to the conclusion that it crashing so many times is from the insane amount of dust + its crappy SiS <something> integrated gfx chip.

Well, I plan on fixing up that dust, reapplying some thermal paste (AS5), and adding a brand new Radeon 9800 in it (AGP, 50$, should play most stuff on medium settings).

Now, the problem is, the powersupply is a crap eMachines 250W that is ~6 years old. I have a 500W -unused- PSU just sitting there in my box [that is, box of random stuff that I have lying around] (ATX v2.2 I believe). It has 24 pins, and enough power for that eMachines and it's new 9800. The question is, if I were to get a 24pin-20pin adapter and hook everything up, will something break? The motherboard is a Foxcon, socket A with a 8x AGP slot. Don't know the exact model, but the chipset is an SiS (and so is the integrated gfx chip). I think it _should_ work, but is it possible that the PSU will somehow...... over-power it or something of the sort?

I can't afford to break anything, so I won't even try if you think it won't work. All replies welcome!


A:Using new 24-pin PSU on old 20-pin mobo?

I definately don't think it will "over-power" the eMachines. A system will only take as much power as it needs, leaving a lot left over from that 500-Watts. As long as you get that 24-20 pin adapter, the eMachines and the power supply will be fully compatible, presenting no problems.

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I am looking at two mobos and i dont know which one to choose

or the
Asus K8V-X VIA K8T800

I am looking for a socket 754 mobo that is under $75 and supports pc2100 memory. So if you have a better mobo please tell

A:mobo help

what tasks are you going to be using this system for? a $75 name brand board can be had easlily, but it won't deliver stellar performance.

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Can both a motherboard and a CPU be bad??? I bought a mobo and CPU off eBay knowing one of them or both are bad (the seller didn't have time to test and find out). He did say the power supply unit was fine that was originally paired with the system. I was able to test the CPU and it was indeed bad. How likely is it that the mobo is bad too???

A:Bad Mobo & CPU??

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The other day we had a power outage for a few seconds. I have power surge protectors on all the computers. Later when my husband went to turn on his computer it seemed to boot up fine and everything appeared to be OK but then a short time later he went downstairs and we were eating dinner when I smelled an electronic burning smell. We came back upstairs and noticed his computer was off and it wouldn't boot back up or even get power. I immediately knew that burning smell was THIS computer.

Just to be sure I replaced the power supply and it powered up but the green light on the front of the computer was yellow and it will not boot up. The fans are running on the CPU so not sure if that would indicate that the mobo got fried if the CPU is getting power.

Any ideas?

His computer is an HP Pavilion a524x.
The power supply was a 350w generic brand PSU.

A:PSU went out, did it take mobo with it?

Yes, a failed pw supply can [and often does] damage other hardware. The only way to tell is to swap the hardware in question into a known working system ie ram, video card, hd, etc.

I have had pw supplies fry and take out everything except the keyboard/mouse. I have also on occasions been able to just swap in a good pw supply and have all other parts work fine.

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