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Boot Issues. Ineternet Issues. It's the Motherboard isn't it. :(

Q: Boot Issues. Ineternet Issues. It's the Motherboard isn't it. :(

I turned my computer on this morning and usually it does a simple whirring of the fans, a couple beeps and it's fine.This morning however, the fans kept whirring and whirring, with a blank screen- It wouldn't boot.

I manually rebooted and this time, it loaded, but didn't produce an input signal on the monitor.

I asked a forum I use for random questions and someone had a similar problem claiming it was the motherboard.

I don't want to replace a quad-core, is there anything else it could be? It booted fine this time around, but it seems that every morning it has issues to start with.

I recently updated Windows, but I don't think that would effect it, as it happened once before, I haven't updated graphics drivers recently though - a possibility?

Also, my internet keeps cutting out the reconnecting itself. I think it could be related.

This bugs me.

I've had to replace my HDD and my GFX card and now this?


I'd appreciate any input you guys have.

Specs coming up.

Preferred Solution: Boot Issues. Ineternet Issues. It's the Motherboard isn't it. :(

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Boot Issues. Ineternet Issues. It's the Motherboard isn't it. :(

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Hey guys, I thought I would make a post on here to see if there are any computer whizzes that browse and help people on here, I keep my hopes high. Anyway, onto the problem. I recently purchased a HP Comaq DC7100 CMT Motherboard for my new case. Anyway, so I connect everything up and it powers on, with just the basics - my HDD, 512mb RAM Stick. We get to the post screen and it gives me a 601-Diskette error. After reading up on this it's to do with a floppy disk drive that it's used to so that doesn't matter and people have said to just booted past this. Then it gives me a couple of other errors like: 512-Chassis fan not detected 1801-Microcode Update error Then tells me my config options were automatilly updated. Then has F9 F10 or F12 at the bottom in order, Boot menu, Setup and network boot menu. After about 10 seconds it shuts off and any time I press an F10 button or whatever, it shuts off too. A friend says it could be my processor but I don't want to go larking around until I get a thumbs up to change it to a lower one. What's the Chassis fan? Because my CPU fan is connected and spinning Any help would be appreciated.

A:New Motherboard Boot Issues.

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Dear reader,
I'm in a pickle now. Any help would really be brilliant because I can't get anywhere with this problem.
Since I built my PC almost two years ago, I've had a few problems. In summary, right now, it just turns on. All the fans go round and it makes noise (I can hear hard disks whirring) but the monitor remains blank. Caps lock doesn't light anything up on the keyboard.
It's the same as when I first built it and forgot the second motherboard power input, so I suspect the board. All power cables are plugged well in. I've also seen threads with people complaining about this one (ASUS P5NT-Deluxe), e.g.:

The other problem I have currently, which may be related, is some full screen flash videos (after 5-10 mins) will cause the PC to freeze up. The sign that it's coming is that first the mouse icon becomes warped (colourful, broken, misshapen, hard to see when moving), then the PC becomes completely unresponsive 30 seconds later (sometimes enough time to dive for the off button). This problem makes me think I have a bad video card.

Finally when running some games (the Wolfenstein demo, and most recently Oblivion when using any official drivers *newer* than a certain version) the monitor goes black and the PC is unresponsive and and is still on (as per first paragraph) so needs a restart. In this case a restart often results in the PC staying... Read more

A:Motherboard(?) issues, PC won't boot any more

I have tried the same video cable in the other DVI slot, and also have used the same monitor with my laptop via the analogue cable.
I've tried with with one stick of RAM in different slots to no avail.
I also tried putting the card into the two other slots but this didn't help.
All wiring is definitely secure, but I don't have a voltmeter to check for power.
My mobo manual mentions if nothing appears on screen it's likely failed some sort of start-up test. I'd like to try resetting the BIOS or something but don't very well know what to do there.

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OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) 9600 Quad-Core Processor, x64 Family 16 Model 2 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3069 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 465674 MB, Free - 322761 MB; D: Total - 11264 MB, Free - 4581 MB;
Motherboard: ECS, MCP61PM-GM
Antivirus: Norton AntiVirus Online, Updated and Enabled

I have been have strange issues with my PC that lead me to believe there is a bad hardware component, and I need help figuring out which one exactly. I can't remember which one started first, but these two issues seem to signal the beginning of the end and started quite some time ago. First, the computer was unable boot from the hard disk. It would try and load and load and never get anywhere. It displayed some text about AEM new component detected or something like that. I had the text written down, but the paper is gone (it was about a year ago that this started). Sometimes it sounded like it was reading the CD-ROM drive. I would do random things like just restart it, restart and immediately open the CD-ROM tray, and eventually it would boot. Then it eventually stopped booting at all, so I put in the Operating System disc and just booted from that. The second problem that I recall that began around the same time was that the fan would "bark" whenever I clicked on My Computer or something similar caus... Read more

A:Boot/Power Supply/Motherboard Issues

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I have an ASUS P4S800-MX Motherboard. It was working fine, but i didnt turn it on in a while. When i did it booted fine but the next time i tried to boot it, only the fans would work. It didnt beep and it wont even turn off or reset. Please help.

A:Irregular Boot Issues with ASUS P4S800-MX Motherboard

First of all, try a different power supply if you have one.

If you don't have a spare you can test your current power supply by unplugging it from everything, then shorting the green wire to any of the blacks with a spare bit of wire.

If it fires up as normal, then try reconnecting just the motherboard, if there's no improvement, check the seating of your graphics card, ram, processor, and any other cards you may have.

If this doesn't help, let me know and i can suggest a few more things to try.

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About a month ago my hard drive froze up and I replaced it with a Western Digital Caviar Black 500 gb Sata drive. I used an external USB hard drive enclosure to remove files etc, the old hard drive still worked, just wouldn't boot the OS. Well since then I had problems with boot up. At first it was just that restart wouldn't work out of Windows XP. The motherboard would beep, display it's identity and stop. Sometimes it would stop after detecting the CPU and the memory but not continue on to even look for the Hard drive or anyother bootable device. Now it takes two, three, sometimes four tries to get it to proceed to detect the hard drives and occasionally freezes on the Welcome screen to XP. When I check the event viewer it seems to get into loops of security checks, running the same one over and over. The last time I checked the System events, it showed none prior to the current boot up. I am also getting hard drive errors. No bad sectors, just corrupted files and messed up index entries.


Amd Athlon 64, 200 MHz 3200+ about 3 years old
Winfast NF4SK8AA Motherboard
3 GB Ram, 2 x 512 Kingston, 2 x 1024 Lifetime
Asus branded - Nvidia GeForce 7300 GS
Windows XP Home, SP3

I am also having no problems once the computer actually boots, no BSOD's, nothing untoward. Also after it's going awhile, seems to start and stop no problem. It's feeling like an old car right now.

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A:Boot issues, Hard drive error issues

First, I would certainly change out your power supply because generic ones are often garbage. There are tremendous deals in the 450-550 range reputable psu's.

Second, check out this superb tutorial on USB by LookinAround: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic122125.html

Third, run ChkDsk.

Fourth, I think it would be good for you to run a harddrive diagnostics. Your manufacturer will provide a free utility to do so.

* By the way, I have the same cpu on my second rig and it is a solid one. Steady as she goes...

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Okay, About three months ago, I got hacked HARD...permissions were changed, administrator rights were removed from my administrator accounts, etc. i was flabbergasted. THe iactually didn't bother me though until I ran a MBAM scan and found 133 viruses and spyware instances on my drive (NOT including tracking cookies!). I cleaned and recleaned, using MBAM, SuperantiSpyware, Avira, running each one in safe mode first, then loading into my normal account and running them, and finally erasing my user account and creating a new one. But even after the new user account was created with Administrator privileges, I still routinely received virus and Malware threat warnign flags from MBAM and Avira. Eventually, Avira and MBAM were disabled and Avira was "deleted" (Windows will not uninstall because the setup.exe file has been 'Changed" and won't reinstall it because I don't have "Administrator privileges" on my Administrator accounts!) even though at startup I receive an error message saying that Avira has been corrupted. The most telling issue is that antivirus and spyware/Malware scans come up clean on Safe mode scans, but using my normal account, the machine reboots. Using Superantispyware I notice that it's always during the memory test that this occurs (and in Safe Mode, it passes through this section with no issue). None of my antivirus programs will download updates, even ones I start manually, and although I have no problem acc... Read more

A:Machine reboots during Spyware scan...won't load updates. Issues issues issues!


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So i just got a new computer put together and i have no video output from the onboard hdmi port from initial boot. Also i am not getting and post from the bios.
I have
Gigabite ab350 gaming mobo
Amd ryzen 1600 cpu
16 gb patriot viper memory
Thermaltake 500watt psu
Evga gtx770 no installed yet
Sent from my SM-G930VL using Tapatalk

A:Motherboard issues?

thekeeblaelf said:

i have no video output from the onboard hdmi port from initial bootClick to expand...

You're not going to either.....this is because you have no GPU, of any kind installed. Although your mobo supports video input (HDMI/DVI ports) the board itself does not have a GPU chip embedded on it (one that I can see or one listed in the manual). Even though it says integrated GPU (that is misleading) but that's based on the CPU that has the GPU built onto it. Your Ryzen CPU doesn't have it so you'll need to buy a GPU.

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OK so, I bought this motherboard off a friend for $30, it came from an Emachines, the motherboard model is a Micro Star MS-7184. But it is a fairly decent motherboard (1GB of DDR RAM with an AMD Athalon 64 3500+) along with the power supply and seems to work, but the problem is, it won't boot anything fully. I've tried almost everything, Ubuntu Live CD, Trying to install Vista etc... It posts after going through bios and gets very far into things then it'll suddenly freeze,usually right before it goes into the desktop or login, and in some instances it'll just completely restart. I have no idea why this is happening, Something just screams "hardware virus" to me, but Im just baffled by this. I also tried getting into bios which somehow got passworded to see if the settings were jacked up. So should I maybe try flashing the bios?
I don't know, I really need help, if you can help thanks.

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Hiya, I have a Computer that has given me nothing but issues. On boot up i get these errors, Im using a TechAID and the numbers are as follows. E1 (To Initialize Interrupt vector table), d4 (TO comeback to real mode. Execute OEM patch. Set stack). What i got is a 4gb ram, 2.20 intel processor, MotherBoard is a Asus P5K SE on windows 7 64bit OS. I have changed the Power supply, Removed battery (reinstalled) Set BIOS to default, Moved memory around a few times. Seems like if the machine sets for 30min or so takes 4 to 6 trys to get it to boot. The machine wont boot first time takes many on and offs to get a boot up. Now when it dont boot, The errors above are shown. I just want to make sure the board is bad or BIOS corrupted before i replace it. Any help on this matter would be greatly appreciated.

A:Possible MotherBoard Issues

First I would try a BIOS firmware update.http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?modelname=P5K SE&SLanguage=en-usThis may replace the corrupted BIOS firmware.Bruce.

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How does one find out what motherboard you have within Windows 7? My computer runs for an indeterminate amount of time then crashes, and I have reason to believe it is the BIOS for the motherboard. I am not sure where to find which one I have within Win 7 though. I'd really appreciate some help here. Thanks!

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I don't know how to do it natively in Windows.

There are a number of freeware utilities that can identify the motherboard. Examples are Sisoft SANDRA and Belarc Advisor.

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trying to do some diagnostics on my computer and I've hit a brick wall.
Came home and the computer was on but nothing was on the monitor. Assuming the computer reset itself and then nothing.
Reset the computer and it started but wouldn't post. Disconnected the computer and pulled out the video card and re-seated it. No change. Pulled the ram out and it posted, with one long beep followed by two quick beeps (phoenix 686 bios). Tired different ram in different slots. No change. Put one ram chip back in and pulled the video card out. still posts. Pulled everything out (ie HDD the lot) posts no different.
Tested the power supply with my multimeter, 3.3 5 and 12 volts all present. Additionally CPU fan runs although was dusty when first opened.
At the moment I'm thinking its most likely the CPU as the Mobo posts which means its accessing the BIOS (am I correct here) so in theory it should be working. Therefore its most likely the CPU would this be correct. If anyone has any further suggestions I'm all ears.

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My issues are the following: I installed a PNY PRO 240GB SSD in my system 5/8/14, at that time my WD7501AALS Caviar Black was my boot disk and working fine, however, now that I have the SSD as my Boot drive my Motherboard will not see any other attached drives, therefore, not allowing me to even see another drive let alone assign a drive number so that I could petition/format for my use.
Gigabyte assures me that all my settings are correct and that some other issue is causing my problem. The BIOS was updated in 2010 to F11 which is the latest version. Nothing I can do will allow me to set up additional HDD's for storage or anything else, If I remove the SSD and plug a HDD then I receive a Disk Failure Message when I Boot. Do you have a suggestion?
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 26 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 6142 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 5700 Series, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 228933 MB, Free - 152037 MB;
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., EX58-UD3R (Socket 1366)
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
Computer type: Desktop
Installation Date: 5/3/2014 12:08:54 PM
Serial Number: 3TWXM-34D6R-VGJKV-KTTK2-G94D7

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Right, this isn't a specific hardware issue, i have had a few computers at work i have had to attempt to fix.
I had a particular computer that wouldn't show any POST screen and there would be no POST beep at start-up.

Me and a work friend decided to try different components in the motherboard, we tried a wide range and variety of products, including power supplies, memory, CPU, heatsink, graphics cards and fans. This all lead to various results.. sometimes the fans would spin then stop??? other times the machine would just stay dead with no reaction? the best result we got was removing the RAM and CPU turning it on,and being welcomed by a series of beeps (guessing its just making us aware theres no memory)
so now we get down to the real question... Is this motherboard a right off?
i'd like to know your thoughts

A:Issues with a Motherboard

Well, it seems quite apparent that the MB is busted...

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hi guys,
i have a problem with my dell xps 430 desktop.i've recently bought 650W PSU because current 375 Dell PSU couldn't properly supply me ATI 4850HD.I mean that ingame graphics was sound but the movements and all were followed by lags.i'm aware that this video card requires at least 600W PSU on board so i bought one and installed it.that's when problem started.my dell xps 430 just didn't start.i tried to solve the problem for some time then just phoned dell support.they told me that it's dell's motherboard which has max capacity of handling 425W Dell PSU.So it seems that 650W PSU just crushed dell's motherboard.the quiestion is that,if the motherboard is the only crushed part or some other parts were crushed as well?I mean like video card,proc and all other stuff which is usually placed on motherboard.

A:PSU+motherboard issues


I would first try putting the 375 PSU back to see if the unit will boot. I dont think the new ps fried the mobo.

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I'm trying to find a motherboard replacement. I would prefer the same motherboard but i'm not sure where to search for one. Someone referred me to search ebay for what I needed. I also called Gateway but they didn't provide any useful information. They told me that they don't sell motherboards or processors.I have listed my previous motherboard specifications. Can someone please help or guide me to the right place? Also if you know which board I should use that would be appreciated.

Intel (Kitty Hawk 1.5) Motherboard 1.2-GHz Celeron R1
Part number 2515958

Chip set Intel 815EP chip set, which includes the following:


Memory 2 PC 133 SDRAM DIMMs - 512 MB maximum
Graphics Intel 815EP chip set graphics controller
Audio Analog Devices AD 1885 AC '97 on-board codec
Network controller Integrated Intel Kinnereth 10/100 LAN controller
IDE interface Ultra DMA/100 (dual channel)
PCI slots Two 32-bit 33 MHz bus-mastering PCI slots
One 32-bit 33MHz PCI non-bus-mastering slot
Form factor Flex ATX
I/O panel 2 PS/2 ports, VGA port, parallel port, serial port, four USB ports, RJ-45 LAN connector, Microphone in, Audio line in, Audio line out
Design Specifications PCI 2.2
PCI Power Management 1.1
ACPI 2.0
APM 1.2
DMI 2.0
AC '97 version 2.1
Wired for Management 2.0
PC 99 compliant
Wake-up events PS/2, USB port in ACPI and APM modes, power button
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I have a media box with the following specs as a secondary build.

MSI G41M-P26
ATI 4850
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.33 GHz
430 Corsair Builder Series Power Supply
2 Western Digital 640 GB HD (Blacks)
1 Western Digital 1TBHD (Blacks)
Linksys PCI N300 Wireless Card
Samsun Blu Ray Drive

What seems to be happening is that when I try to use a USB flash drive to write to after about 200mb it frezed and then after another min it ejects the USB flash Drive. At first I though it was the drivers however the same thing happens in Mac OS X Lion (I dual Boot). Then I put in the PCI USB Card and I could transfer files to the flash drive with no issues. Also when I try to boot from a flash drive it can take up to 10 min just to start loading the Windows Installation Files.

I think it may be a BIOS option that is set wrong but I can't figure it out. I have had this issue since I go the MB from newegg in december.


A:MSI Motherboard USB Issues

First start with the latest chipset driver for your mobo.

MSI Global ? Mainboard - G41M-P26

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I am currently working on my parents computer trying to help them fix it. They had an issue with their motherboard, when you hit the power button nothing happened. So we got a new motherboard (same type as the old one) and replaced it. Now the power comes on, all the motherboard lights light up and I can hear the hard drive start, all the fans start etc...but the monitor stays blank. The post LED gives me an E8 message, so I took out the memory cards and stuck them back in firmly and made sure they were both snug in place...still nothing. Is this just a bad out of the box mobo?

Motherboard is a P55 Sli

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I have a PC that I have built. This machine has been running well for a year. Just recently I tried to install Ubuntu onto a second partition. The CD image was corrupted or the CD rom is not reading correctly. Either way it screwed up installing.

Trying to figure out the what happen, I wiped my windows. I eventually wiped the whole hard drive to just do a fresh install of windows. By then, the cd rom would not read any windows boot cd's but would read other cd's.

One day I woke up to find the hard drive was also not reading. The tools I use to wipe it were showing incorrect HD sizes and some couldn't read it at all. Which made me believe the HD was screwed.

My motherboard was not correctly mounted. So I took it out and mounted it back on with a new Zalman Heat Sink. I bought a new HD and installed it as well. I hook everything back up and secured my motherboard the correct way.

Now when I start the PC up, it does not get to the display window. Everything turns on (heat sink, video card and HD) but the monitor does not. I hear no beep and the HD LED is bright red. The CD rom is also not allowing me to eject the CD unless I disconnect it from the motherboard.

I start removing hardware and rebooting. First the CD rom, then the hard drive, then the memory, then the video card. No go, so I put in another video card, also no go.

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A:Motherboard Issues

OLD - Western Digital Caviar SE WD1600AAJS 160GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

New - Western Digital Caviar SE16 320GB SATA

G.SKILL 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5S-1GBNQ - Retail

Sony NEC Optiarc 18X DVD±R DVD Burner With 12X DVD-RAM Write Silver E-IDE / ATAPI Model 7170A-0S - OEM

ZALMAN 9500A 92mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler

Intel Core 2 Duo E6320 Conroe 1.86GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80557E6320

GIGABYTE GA-965P-DS3 (rev. 1.3) LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard

SAPPHIRE 100176L Radeon X1950PRO 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card

RAIDMAX AURORA RX-580F 580W ATX12V Power Supply

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I am trying to fit up an old pc for diagnostics. The screen is not showing any image but black (does say no screen input when I take the cable out though, so it does detect that it is connected to something) the screen works on my current PC fine. I have tried 2 motherboards and they both have the same issue. I have tried using an old graphics card too but there is still no image.

Other than the vga, everything works fine; the fans all spin and the CD and hard drives run to.

Any help will be incredibly valued.


A:Motherboard VGA issues

Is it possible that the onboard video was disabled on the 2 motherboards
in the bios setup due to the use of a dedicated video card?
If so,just move the cmos reset jumper to clear for 5 seconds and move
it back to the normal or run position.
The jumper is on the motherboard.
Clearing the cmos will reset the bios to default settings.
Make sure to do this with the power disconneected.

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Hi there,
I have a main server which is having a few RAM problems.

I built the machine last July, and Upgraded the ram from 1gb, to 2gb, by adding a second module, a couple of weeks ago. I noticed, (Don't know why I didn't check before!) that the system was only showing up with 1gb. I am pretty sure the OS can support up to 8gb, and the mobo can support up to 4gb (I think, although tests were not conclusive)

I thought it was the original ram, and so I tested it (did showed as ok however) and then contacted the supplier. They took it back and tested it, and said "it was fine", I put it in speech marks, because the sent out a new stick rather than sending back the old one!

I put it back in the machine this morning, and when you do, It gives a continuous beep, and does not boot. (Happens with both ram stick in/on its own, and also in either RAM slots.

I have just connected the supplier again, and they think it is the motherboard. And they say they want to take that back now!....

A. as it is one of my main servers I can't do without it, obviously!
B. Im not sure Its worth sending it back to them!?

Can anyone suggest what I should do, or anything I can do to test the motherboard myself, e.t.c?

Any help is much appreciated, Thanks.

nb, I origianly tested it using MemTest86.

A:Possible Motherboard Issues? - Ram

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Hello, I need help with plugging in these cables in a ASUS P4S800D-X motherboard:

power (black cable)
power (purple cable)
D2+ (red cable)
D2- (brown cable)
D3+ (green cable)
D3- (blue cable)
ground (orange cable)
ground (yellow cable)

I don't know where these cables go in this motherboard and they apparently come from the power on button of my chasis. If anyone knows where they go, please help me out. I read the manual for the motherboard and they only gave me information on where to plug in the Power SW, Power Led, Reset SW, Speaker, and HDD cables. Which I did, but somehow I can't get my computer to turn on because I need to plug the cables that I've listed above, but I don't know where they go.Thank you

A:I have some motherboard issues

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Hello. I recently had a mother board go dead on me. I purchased the exact same motherboard I had. the new board is same model, brand and all that, but the overclocking on it is considerably worse for some reason. Any suggestions as to why this might be? as an example my rig is

fx 4100 quad core
radeon 6670 gpu
kingston hyperx 1866 8 gigs ram
ocz vertex 3 ssd
500 gb western digital
asrock 990fx extreme3
corsair 600w gs600

The first 990fx was running stable for quite some time at 4.4 ghz with 1.385 vcore or something close to that. I had pushed up as far as 4.8 stable and decided I didn't like the temps it was running so I backed it back down a bit. This new board cannot hit 4.4 no matter how high I put the vcore. what can I do to figure out what is causing this? thanks.

A:Motherboard issues

The answer is in the question - you had a fairly new board die, an Asrock (brand not known for reliability), so you went out and bought another one of the same model as the one that failed, presumably to avoid re-installing Windows due to major hardware change. I don't understand why you'd buy the same model after an early failure, unless you know what caused it (dropped screwdriver, shorted PSU, etc). I would have realized that I took a chance on a cheap brand, rolled the dice and lost, and replaced it with another brand, one of the top 3 (Asus, Gigabyte, MSI). Obviously you were on a tight budget for this build, and I'm impressed that you went with an SSD and fast RAM. If overclocking is important to you (as it should be), return the Extreme3 and get an Asus board for $150 or a Gigabyte for $125. If you get another Extreme3, maybe it will OC good but have other issues, and maybe it will fail again. All mobos are so complicated that designing a reliable one is very difficult, and cheap components almost guarantee failure at some point.

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I'm working on a Gateway, Motherboard 831GM. Windows XP Media Center (2004)

Okay, here's the issue. I boot up the machine, and I was getting Windows cannot find file error, so I did a system recovery. I would shut down the computer for a few hours, and when I would bring it up, Windows would give me the same file not found error, despite the fact that I had rebooted and been able to get into Windows hours earlier. I finally decided that the recovery partition was bad, and installed from a CD. Finally, the errors go away, but now I am getting errors that I think are caused by the mobo.

Okay, so here's my tests I have run (btw, Windows installed and its a clean copy, and there's no viruses, I already checked).
I turned it on after letting it sit for 3 hrs, and it said, "No bootable disk found Press Ctrl + Alt + Delete to reboot" I do, and I can go right into Windows.
This morning, I boot it up after having it off for 9 hrs, and this time, I go into BIOS first, and just look through settings for 30 to 40 seconds, and I exit and continue booting (no changes were made), and it works great. I shut it down for another 3 hours, and it gives me a keyboard not found error, and it tries to load Windows, but gets a BSOD and reboots so I shut it down and unplug / plug in the keyboard, and it loads fine - except, the date and time in BIOS reset? This happened last night, so I put in a new battery, thinking it would work and I see that it didn't.

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A:Motherboard Issues

It could be the power supply, have you tried connecting another one and redoing the Windows installation and then retesting the system?

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Hi all, i just recently replaced expanded capacitors on my motherboard which is the one im making this post from, everything works except one ram slot and when im in the bios it does not detect a stick of ram but when im in windows cpu-z tells me that there is a stick of ram in the slot, ive tried many different sticks with no luck thanks ahead of time.

A:Motherboard issues

There may be some pins on the DIMM that identifies itself, and maybe you accidentally cut one of the traces while replacing caps?

I know (in the olden days!) IBM used to use Presence Detect lines to determine the speed and capacity of a memory module. Most of the other manufacturers of the time did not use these pins. I don't know for sure that they still exist, or something similar.

Find a strong magnifying glass and look around your work area on the board to be sure you didn't cut or solder (short) anything.

Otherwise, I got nuttin' ... ;-)

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So my PC has been stutturing for a while. As in when i play games or am watching a movie it literally stutters. like say a charater is saying hello. It would slow down and sound and appear like He-e-e-e-ello

Then like a week ago, it refused to start up. I thought it was a graphics card issue, so I replaced it. It started up fine.

Then Yesterday it refused to start up again. I did the turn it off and on again thing and unplugged the power etc.

Now it powers up fine. The fans up, the dvd drives open and close. But it doesnt boot at all. I just see a blank screen the whole time.

I disconnected all the RAM sticks and tried to turn it on. Same thing. THERE ARE NO BEEPS. No beeps = motherboard fried right?

Is my new graphics card fried too?

What should I do now?

A:Motherboard issues? or PSU

The easiest component to test is the power supply, and since that's a high failure rate piece of hardware, that's where I would start. Anyone who works on their own computer needs a power supply tester or a known-good spare PSU to test for failures. The tester is a lot cheaper than having a spare power supply sitting around. Any of these testers, are OK except for the Startech.

If the PSU is good, than you have a bad motherboard, and the other components are probably OK. If the PSU tests bad, then you can't really tell the state of the rest of the hardware until you connect a new power supply. It's certainly possible to have a failed power supply which has damaged other components in the computer, but it doesn't happen very often, and it's usually a pretty spectacular PSU failure involved. Smoke, flames, that sort of thing.

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I thought this was a power supply problem, however i tried a brand new power supply and it gave me the same results, I think that it must be either the CPU or the Motherboard...

I was playing Age of Conan, when all of a sudden, my computer shuts down... thinking it was possibly overheating, i let it rest a moment, then attempt to reboot, the front panel lights flash, i hear a clicking, then nothing.

I then remove my case and look inside, its warm but i dont smell any smoke or burning electrical equipment. I attempt to boot one more time, the fan on the cpu starts to spin, clicks a couple times and then nothing.

I see no signs of overheating, no scorching, no smell of burning components.

The light on the motherboard indicating that it has power remains on, but the system does nothing from this point on, even after pressing the power button.

A:CPU\Motherboard issues

Sounds like the motherboard for sure, the only surefire way to pinpoint what is wrong is with testing with another motherbaord/system really, which most people don't have lying around. =\

My ASUS Striker II Formula did that - mid-game it shut down for no reason then refuses to boot up anymore, board died.

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I have had a dell inspiron 5150 notebook for about 2 years now,it worked great up untill 2 weeks ago. i would type on it and it would shut down at random times. it would shut down when i tilted it or moeved it or pressed to hard on the cae while typing. i completely disassembled it then reassembled it. problem persisted. i had it plugged into the wall and on battery power, issue persisted both ways. i took it out of the case and had basically the motherboard with hard drive cooling unit processors and monitor (everything needed to successfully turn it on) plug together, turned it on it worked fine till i tiled the mother board, it then shut off.

I also reformatted the hard drive and reinstalled XP to no avail.

so..from what i have been reading and what i finally decided was the issue was the mother board is bad.....but....i have been finding motherboards for this laptop on ebay for $200+, i dont want to spend that much considering I just bought a new Toshiba Qosmio F25 or whatever. i just need a working extra computer, the motherboard in the dell is a Intel Montara-PM i852PM i believe, and i think it has a phoenix something bios. if anyone could tell me if any other motherboard would be compatible or where i could find an in expensive one that would be greatly appreciated. i heard maybe a dell 1150 motherboard might work...im clueless....i need a cheap way to fix this so my neise and nephew can play on it.

A:Motherboard issues


Fixed mine with a $29.95 soldering iron.

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So I'm starting to think that my motherboard might not have been installed properly. A few months ago my computer started to freeze randomly. The time that it took from boot up to freeze started to gradually decrease until it started to freeze during booting. On top of that before loading windows I'd recieve a message saying that overclocking failed despite the fact that my computer was not overclocked at all. I reformatted the hard drive and that actually fixed the issue for a few weeks and then it all started all over again. I went to go reformat me hard drive tonight and my computer frooze during the installation of windows. I reset and booted from CD again to have it feeze again but before the reformatting and installation. Is this actually my motherboard? (I'm a bit of a noob, so excuse me if i sound silly.) How are would it be for me to actually resolve this issue for good?

A:Motherboard issues?

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Just installed a ASRock Z77 Pro 3 motherboard c/w Intel 3570K processor. My problem is my Microsoft Wireless Laser Mouse 5000 is preventing the motherboard from recognizing my "C" drive and therefore not allowing the computer to boot. When I use a wired mouse, everything works just fine and computer boots as long as I disconnect the Microsoft Wireless Mouse Receiver v1.0

A:Z77 motherboard issues

Can you connect the receiver after you have booted without it?

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Have a asus P9X79LE motherboard thats ticking me off. USB mouse and keyboard keep getting kicked off and on. Asus told me to go into power settings, advanced, and change USB settings so it won't sleep. Did that prior to contacting asus and didn't work. Was also told to reset cmos. Did that along with removing battery. Lasted about a day before it started up again. Any ideas on fixing this? Don't have the cash for another board.

A:Motherboard issues

Smells like a weak capacitor on your board.

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I recently bought a bundle package from tigerdirect and the motherboard I got was the
XfX x58I. I talked with Tech Support at Nvidia and they said something along the lines of "Your graphics card is interfeering with your internal graphics. You have to first hook up your monitor to your Mobo and disable the internal graphics." The problem is unlike most Mobo's that have the VGA/DVI/HDMI ports this one does not.

Now could you help point me in the correct direction about how I should get this thing running?


A:Issues with Motherboard

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hi guys,

does anyone know whether there is a simpler or quicker fix when you fit a new motherboard to a windows xp pc to stop it from corrupting or to repair it easier.

I already know about CHKDSK /R but is there a quicker way...

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I just replaced my motherboard and cpu. New mobo is a Biostar M7TDR, processor is a P4. Aside from new cooling fans, the mobo and cpu are the only new hardware I installed.

Now I can't get my system to boot up. I'm running Windows 2000. It goes through the normal booting procedures, but when it reaches the "starting windows 2000" screen, the loading bar fills up, and the machine immediately restarts, like it's stuck in a loop. I've tried setting the BIOS to the default settings. I've checked and re-checked all the cables, cards, and such, and all are installed securely and properly.

I now know that this is a pretty common problem, and the way to fix begins with reinstalling the old motherboard, but I no longer have the old motherboard. I've tried simply re-installing windows, but it keeps erroring out. I've tried installing a completely new hard drive and installing windows on that, but it won't work either.

If anyone can help, I would appreciate it greatly.

A:New motherboard/cpu issues.

have you tried unhooking everything but the ram ,video card, hard drive, and cpu

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I've built a PC for a client of my and for some reason it will not detect video cards or and kind of monitor VGA cards. I can't see to do anything, and it's really bugging me. I have til Monday to get this finished and I'm kinda boned.

A:Motherboard Issues BIG PROBLEM

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i need to upgrade my computer in the areas of processor speed and RAM. i'm looking to get at least a AMD athlon 2800+ 64. what i need to know is whether or not i need to get a new motherboard aswell. i'm not too sure on the type of motherboard i have all i know is that its currently holding an AMD athlon 1.24 ghz processor. if i do need to get a new motherboard could someone tell me the difference between sempron and athlon.

A:processor and motherboard issues

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Thanks for taking your time to read this, and thanks in advance.
Since I got this computer back from being repaired I've had blue screen errors and was told by the tech support of my manufacturer to reset the motherboard. I did so but am not sure if I did it correctly. When I reset the motherboard I pressed F1 which I believe was "Run Set Up" then I chose "Save and Exit". Well it started up and everything was fine but now I am constantly greeted with a message that says "the internet site you are about to view uses a certificate that has expired or is not yet valid" on immediate start up which is very annoying, before trying to open any browser or anything in addition skype messages do not show but instead bring me to the top what makes this all even more difficult for me is that no one else seems to have this problem so a solution will be extremely difficult for me to find but if you can, it will be appreciated greatly.

A:Issues since Motherboard Reset

This sounds like a BIOS clock error, if you go into setup on boot of your machine (pressing F1 again) and set the date and time to the correct date and time, this should fix this issue. If not come back and we'll have another re-think.

Mod edit: edit SPAM from post.

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I would like to buy a couple of components (as upgrades) for my PC, including a new
graphics card. Last year I bought FOXCONN 9657MA-8EKRS2H motherboard and Nvidia Geforce
9600 GSO barely fits in this motherboard but it did work.
However, now I would like to upgrade to a better graphics card (such as Geforce 8800
Ultra, Geforce 9800 GX2 or even Geforce 280 GTX) and I am not sure if they would fit into
my motherboard.

Basically, FOXCONN 9657MA-8EKRS2H has around 25cm space for graphic cards (in terms of
length) which is not a big issue because the hard drive rack can always be bent or even
removed. My primary concern is a little battery on one side and ram on the other which
severely limit the available width. Geforce 9600 GSO without its cover is a very slim
card and it only barely fits in. Thus, I do not believe there is any chance that, for
example, Geforce 9800 GX2 would fit inside.

Please advise me, what is at the moment the best graphics card on the market which would
surely fit into FOXCONN 9657MA-8EKRS2H motherboard?

Thank You very much in advance,


PS: Here's my motherboard

A:Foxconn motherboard issues

I don't see the RAM being a problem if the modules are already installed. As far as the battery is concerned, I would think that the card's cooler/cover would clear its location; if not, you might be able to get away with an aftermarket VGA cooler. That board is pretty small so you don't have many options but I would say if that battery is lower than the PCI-e slots then you should be fine. I think you should be more concerned with how long the 9 series cards are; and if they will require some case tweaks to get them to work.

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Hey guys, just need a helping hand.
Just recently bought a used computer, set everything up, when i got it i plugged the CD drives in ( IDE) because they had been unhooked, and formatted and installed Win7, but all was going well until i noticed there was no sound. There was no sound before the format, so i dont think drivers are the issue! Ive been looking and looking for ages, my motherboard is the

K9A2 CF 790X from MSi or something, im downloading the entire motherboard drivers as we speak, but ive damn near tried everything.

But, before the the sound and the LAN werent working, both at the same time! (Both Integrated, as well)

I cant figure out for the life of me what the hell is going on, ive tried all the drivers i can get my hands on and im at a loss guys. Please help!

Any information or advice will help out tons! So thank you in advance

That is what i see, in Device manager

AFAIK, theres no other underlying issues, as this is a clean install of windows, and everything was working less than a week ago!

A:Sound / LAN / Motherboard issues

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I am encountering a problem with the RAM in my HP ENVY m6 Sleekbook m6-k010dx. The windows system properties says I only have 4 GB of RAM. A while back it dropped down to 2 GB so I opened up the back to try to find the problem. I swapped the two RAM cards and now it says I have 4GB. One of my sticks is a 4GB while the other is a 2GB. I have been trying to find the source problem and I did a test using Piriform Speccy and it recognizes that there are two RAM sticks and the size of each stick. It also recognizes which slot they are in. I had originally thought that the issue was that one of the RAM ports on the motherboard had been damaged but with the results from Speccy I no longer feel like that is the case. Can anybody tell what the problem is? How could I go about utilizing both RAM cards again?
I have attatched the Speccy pages.

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For the last two months my Keyboard has been victim to several episodes of irritating malfunction. The first episode occurred just after removing the keys and taking an alcohol swab to the keyboard. Routine cleaning. I've done it before. However after I put everything back together this time F1, F3, F5, F7, F9, F10, 3, 4, and six as well as the left ctrl key, the caps lock and prntscrn no longer worked. This is probably a hardware problem but I'm loath to open it up as I've never really messed with the inner components of a keyboard before. I'm honestly not really sure if this is even pertinent to my problem but I figured it was an issue that I had and I might as well tell the whole story if I want help. Later in the month my computer had another little hiccup in which I couldn't type anything because pressing the keys would open the windows keyboard shortcut it represented up. It happened out of nowhere in the middle of playing a game. It literally began to do this in the middle of typing a sentence. I restarted twice, I downloaded registry keys which disabled keyboard shortcuts (I never really use them so I figured it was no real loss), I even used the fancy little windows on screen keyboard. This didn't fix the problem. Even the onscreen keyboard activated the keyboard shortcuts.

And then it just stopped doing that.

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A:Serious Keyboard/Motherboard issues

Little confused on the initial post.

Are you using a Desktop keyboard or a Laptop keyboard

Is the keyboard PS/2 or USB

Sticky Keys http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/disable-the-irritating-sticky-filter-keys-popup-dialogs/ (turn off Sticky Keys)

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Just recently bought and installed a new processor AMD Athlon X2 64 6000+ AM2 and flashed bios because my motherboard had difficulties to recognize the processor. After this im getting bluescreen with IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL constantly after comp has been running for a while. So go to the store and buy a new motherboard or? I have also tried to flash several versions of bios but that only made things worse.

AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ AM2
Corsair DDR2 800mhz
Vista Business 32bit

A:Processor/motherboard issues.

Dumb question but did you set your BIOS to Default and clear CMOS after switching the CPU? I asked this because I went from an E6300 to an E7200 and didn't noticed anything wrong until a couple of weeks later and someone suggested I do that.

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Hi.. I have a m3n78 pro (asus). The box led me to believe it could support up to 8 gb of ram, but if I use a 32 bt OS, I won't get more than 3gb. So last night I upgrade to Win7 Pro (X64). I checked System info and it only reported 3 gb. I went into bios and found that bios was only detecting 3gb too. Has anyone experienced this issue before? I'm 100% sure the ram sticks I bought were 4gb total (2gb x2) - OCZ OCZ2G8004GK 4gb kit

A:Motherboard 4gb+ Mapping Issues

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Ok, I have an Acer Aspire 3680 with an OEM motherboard model MB.AZL06.001. It runs on Windows Vista. The laptop was dropped and it dislodged the connecter for the LCD screen. When I tried putting the connector back into place, i bent a few of the pins so the Screen would backlight, but nothing would come up because there wasnt enough of a connection, but it did have power. I could hook it up to an external monitor via VGA and it worked just fine still.

I decided to just replace the whole motherboard because this connector piece was two expensive to have replaced by itself. When the new board came in, all it would do is flash the lights, spin the fan for 2-3 seconds, and shut back off never displaying anything on the screen. I sent it back and it was deemed to be defective so they sent me a new one.

Now, when i put the newest mb in place, all the lights turn on, the fan spins and works, the Hard drive is spinning, but the hdd indicator light doesnt blink, the lcd screen doesnt work and it doesnt even backlight and nothing through the VGA port either. There is no beeping and i cant get even to the BIOS.

In a way to troubleshoot, I took that board out and put the old one back in to test all of the components and again, everything worked fine via VGA so i know the components im using are all working.

The new board is 100% identical and has the exact same model number on it so im stumped as to why the new one sounds like its working, yet i still dont have a video display.

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A:Motherboard Swap Issues

Might also be defective, where are you buying these boards? Are you swapping the CPU or did it come with a new CPU too?

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Okay I have a
Asus P5LD2 Deluxe Wifi-TV Socket 775 Motherboard
Intel Pentium D 915 2.8Ghz 800FSB Socket 775
Corsair XMS2 TWINX 1024MB PC5400 DDR2 667MHz (2X512)
XFX GeForce 7600 GS 256MB PCIe w/Dual DVI
And an Ultra Grid MID ATX Case with a 700w mod PSU

my problem is ha! it will boot w/ all LEDs, no beeps, running Hd and fans.
but no monitor and then it will turn it'self off... Im wondering if the memory I have is not compatible?
I dont know why cos it's 667mhz DDR2 DualChannel that the mobo specs said it would support...I know 9 times out of ten the motherboards just shorting
out on the case but I dont think thats the prob...

but had one question... if the cpu fan is not plugged into the mobo could this
cause an error? cos I have a test fan setup that I use that is not hooked into the mobo for easy access when overclocking and checking heat ratio

but is that what's causing it to turn it'self off?

help would be greatly appreciated !!!

A:Asus Motherboard issues.

Do this right away.Install asus Probe.It's on the cd or a download.
Did you install the cd extras.You need the AGP installed.
I hope you have a cd and a manual,or dl one.

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Hey -
I curious if anyone on here has extensive experience with DDR3 and LGA1156?

I'm building an MSI P55-GD85 with i5 750 and OCZ DDR3 1600 for a client, and I'm having a heck of a time with the RAM.

I've ordered replacements already, because this RAM is not on the QVL list, but I'm not certain that it's actually BAD. I've been all over the OCZ forums and have matched recommended memory timings / voltages, VTT/QPI voltages, tried underclocking the memory, etc etc. I can actually run Memtest stable (overnight for 17 passes on V 4, no errors), but it is still NOT STABLE! I.E., I hit Reboot this morning when I came into my office, and the Memtest exited, but the system didn't reboot. Tried to install Windows 7 x64 with exact same settings, would crash half way (generally with memory errors - i.e. 0x0000001E's and similar).

Any ideas? Bad RAM is of course a possiblity, but... Memtest was perfect.

This is my first P55, so maybe someone has ideas that I'm missing before I return this 1600 RAM in favor of 1333.

EDIT: Already tested other PSU's, but don't have any other DDR3 on hand.

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