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good psu with a native 24pin mobo connector

Q: good psu with a native 24pin mobo connector

does anyone know or have a good reliable psu (550w or so) with a native 24pin mobo connector. im gonna get this dfi lan party mobo and its highly recommended to have a 24pin and not a 20 with an adapter so ive been looking around but all i can find are the adapter ones and really expensive ones. im looking to drop at most $150. much thanks as always.

also needs to be pcie compatible and sli and sata and other goodies

planning on putting in a evga 7800gtx KO if newegg ever gets it back in stock.

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A: good psu with a native 24pin mobo connector

Newegg list of SLI PSU's

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Hi I bought a Dell 9200 without a monitor and find that the monitor has a D type 9 pin connector, whereas the output for the computer has two white 24 pin digital sockets. Do I need a DVI-VGA adapter or a new monitor??
 

A:Monitor D connector- 24pin digital

Most graphics cards are DVI-I, so yes a DVI to VGA adapter should work. But check the card. If it has an extra four contacts at one end, it is DVI-I.
 

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hi,
new mainboard fitted the other month by PC shop and it has a 24 pin ATX Power connector on the board (ATX20+4). the main PSU power lead is 20 pin and when conected, pins 11, 12, 23 and 24 of the 24 pin mainboard connector are vacant. PC runs with no hassles....

the voltages on my rails are:
12V = 11.96v
5v = 4.2v
3.3v = 3.27v

the 5v @ 4.2 is a worry (more than 5% variance). Would the drop in voltage on the 5v be because the mainboard needs a 24pin PSU connector (ATX20+4) OR perhaps my PSU in general is failing ?

should i get a new PSU OR would installing an "ATX - 4 Pin Molex Power Converter Cable" slotted into the vacant 4 pins at the end of the mainboard 24 pin connector help eleviate the drop in voltage on the 5v rail ?

thanks for comments.....
Rob

EDIT: the PSU is a 350W ToPower 5 year old
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A:Solved: 20Pin PSU to 24Pin mainboard connector...5v Rail @ 4.2v

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My wife's computer - spec build: MoBo MSI A55M-P33 /N1996 / MS 7786 v.1.0. I found a MoBo description (on internet) which says it has a FDD connection. I think I've looked everywhere but haven't found it. Is it there or not?
Thanks.
 

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How does one tell if their mobo has a 20 or 24 pin power connector (short of opening up the case and looking)?

EMachines T3508 Desktop

Intel Celeron D Processor 356 3.33GHz
533 MHz FSB | 512 KB L2 Cache
300 watt PSU
 

A:Mobo And PSU: Connector

You really just need to pop the side of the case off and look, unless you know the brand name and model number of your motherboard and can look it up on the manufacturer's website.
 

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Hi there

It's good to see Laptops now being fitted with at least one Native USB3 port (usually coloured BLUE). Unfortunately the only way I can try these is to use the self powered USB3 passport type devices and while my laptop has a decent Samsung 840 256GB SSD data transfer to / from the external USB3 HDD is only around 30 - 35 mbs at max -- should be a lot higher. A USB2 device gives me up to around 20 - 25 mps -- so while there IS improvement it's nothing like the speed I would have expected.

What are the large powered 3 / 4TB USB3 devices like when connected to a USB3 port both on a Laptop and a desktop. Hopefully they should perform much more near the proper USB3 rated speed.

Anybody got some typical results.

Cheers
jimbo

A:Laptop native USB3 Ports -- any good or just a gimmick

I don't have access to the USB 3 cards and docking stations I used to have. On my desktop machines with SIIG USB 3 card and dock a 640 GB WD black typically benched at over 130 MB/s seq read and seq write in the 120s. My ADATA S102 USB 3 stick gets seq read about 65 MB/s and seq write of 38 MB/s on my Laptop. I seem to remember it getting seq write of about 35 MB/s when coping a GB file onto it from my desktop.

If you do a benchmark of your Laptop HD then it stands to reason it cannot feed the USB stick faster than it can read itself. The ADATA is not a very fast stick but I bought it for "bang per buck" value. I got an SSD and put it in my USB 3 dock. The seq read and write numbers were only maybe 20% faster than a WD 1 GB Black HD in the same dock. But of course the random read/write numbers kicked ass. They were almost as fast as seq for 512 KB random benchmarks. Great for video muxing.

I have limited hw to try but my feeling at least for Toshiba Satellite Laptop is that the HD limits it more than the USB 3. If someone has a Laptop with SSD maybe they will share their numbers.

Edit: I would say I'm not sure how good USB 3 is on my Laptop. But it's definitely not a gimmick. The same USB 3 stick in a USB 2 port gets about 24 MB/s seq write.

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now i can't hear any good sound or enjoy listening to anything at all on my laptop , beats audio keeps sound leveling/swing thing and when bass hits the sound become very low and poor and there is no fix for that at all except for the native driver (high definition audio without realtek driver) , which sounds very bad as well , very low sound and no bass at all and sound isn't crispy at all , what should i do exactly to hear good sound coming out of my laptop?so far i've tryied :1- install many realtek drivers but all results in same result2- installed native realtek driver , no bass at all and sound is awful3- native sound driver (high definition audio) , was the worst either for sound level or for the bass (no bass at all) and sound wasn't crispy and was awful my laptop is HP Envy 14-u000 cto , realtek driver and beats audio

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Im working wth a computer that lost its power supply. Specs are not needed, my question is very general. Helping troubleshoot via telephone.

Bestbuy brand power supply died. Owner replaced it with a Thermaltake PSU. The system shuts off after heavy usage like gaming and stuff.
Visual inspection shows that the 4 pin ATX connector socket on the mobo next to the CPU has some melted plastic inside it, so the new PSU connector doesnt fit snug.
If the connector is held down with tape, it will stay on longer, but eventually shuts off again.

I was wondering if I could clean the plastic off, or just get a 8" 4 pin extension cable, plug the female end into the new PSU, cut off the male end and solder it to the mobo.
I know that I will have to be careful and make sure nothing will short out. Just wondering if that would be a solid fix or not? Thats the only visible damage. Thanks in advance!
 

A:Burnt 4 pin 12v ATX connector on mobo

Only if you are experienced, and very good at soldering.
There should be a way of using that extension cable by slightly compressing the socket... and I do mean slightly, just to make the fit more firm.
If you have access to a womans power sander or file that many women use to repair and polish their nails, you might be able to clean up the posts in a way that would be helpful.
As you are aware, be very careful to avoid putting pressure on those posts because the motherboard is very fragile and any pressure offers the risk of damaging the contact between those posts and the board, and that will be extremely difficult to fix...

Be sure to use very good lighting and perhaps a magnifying glass to be sure it is not already damaged.
 

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hey all im really desperate with this. so i hope this doesnt be in wrong subforum.

well i recently cant get my computer booting. apparently because of the 4-pin mobo connector. im not sure whether its the mobo part loosen, or the power supply itself.

so after playing with the cables and such, my computer working. but its been twice from just now it freezes, (because of loosen 4-pin mobo).

so im confused, and worried, what to do in order to make the computer stable again? must i check the cable jack or....

regards
 

A:Mobo 4-pin connector going nuts

The 4-pin CPU power connector is supposed to snap in and lock... Did the locking lever break off, or is the whole connector loose?
 

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Title says it all pretty much, I'm getting my computer in about 30 or so days and my case has 3 fans on it and my motherboard only has one case fan connector, what can I do besides buying a more expensive motherboard?

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197

Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131647

Any help or advice is appreciated, this is my first build so I'm just trying to figure these things out lol.
 

A:3 fans 1 connector on mobo, what do i do?

The fans on that case look to have the 5 pin molex connectors . . you can use them instaead of the 3 pin motherboard connector
 

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Hi, I am tying to sort a PC for a friend. The PSU appears to be fried, so swapped that for a spare one. The spare provides power to the mobo in that the on board LED lights up, AGP powered fan spins up, as does the CPU fan and the case fan. However this is as far as I get, the is no video output. I am wondering if the mobo is fried too. One other thought is that the 20 pin connector on the original PSU contains 20 cables, whereas on newer PSUs there are only 19. Could it be that as the PC was built with a PSU which provided 20 cables into the 20 pin connector that a 20 pin connector fron a newer PSU which only contains 19 cables might not work? Sorry if this is a bit garbled.
 

A:Mobo power connector

partofthechaos said:





Hi, I am tying to sort a PC for a friend. The PSU appears to be fried, so swapped that for a spare one. The spare provides power to the mobo in that the on board LED lights up, AGP powered fan spins up, as does the CPU fan and the case fan. However this is as far as I get, the is no video output. I am wondering if the mobo is fried too. One other thought is that the 20 pin connector on the original PSU contains 20 cables, whereas on newer PSUs there are only 19. Could it be that as the PC was built with a PSU which provided 20 cables into the 20 pin connector that a 20 pin connector fron a newer PSU which only contains 19 cables might not work? Sorry if this is a bit garbled.Click to expand...

what mobo is it? does it have an additional 4 pin power connector? or an additional 8 pin power connector?

The more specs you can provide the better.
 

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System Specs:
p4 3.0 prescott core
gigabyte socket 478 mobo
radeon 9800 pro (Sapphire)
dual 1gb rosewill mem. (2x512)
Compusa 500 watt power supply

Well let me start from the beginning. A few weeks ago my computer started to shut off while I was playing counterstrike 1.6. I checked my temps and they were well below the threshhold. Maybe about 65 C. So I figured it might have something to do with the graphics card being that i wasnt getting any problems outside of the game. I uninstalled the driver software and it gave me a couple errors. "Zero Display Service" error. I spoke with a friend and they told me to use nasty file remover, while booted in safe mode, to remove all the files. By this time I had cancelled windows "adding new hardware" thing, and clicked on the updated drivers I had downloaded from ATI. During setup i recieved two errors. One was an "INF Error : display driver not found" then "Setup could not complete, try installing thye standard VGA driver before beginning setup." Well the only other thing I could do was install using the disc that came with my card. This too gave me an the "Zero display Error" but it still completed the installation. This did not fix my computer shutting off problem. After cleaning out my computer and checking all the connections, and disconnecting and reconnecting I finally got the driver installation to not give me an error. I'm not sure how I did it, I used the cd, but for so... Read more

A:Melted 4 pin connector (mobo-ps)

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Hi!

I have a MSI Z170A Mobo. It comes with an on board RGB connector. I currently have two RGB Fans connected and working properly.

My question is how many more can it handle. I want to expand to 6 fans all RGB connected in series
 

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Hi guys. I just received a PC a bought online. The motherboard is a "ASUS 1155 P8H61-M". The thing is that I ordered an extra fan apart with the one that comes with the case, and the thing is that this extra fan they gave me has a 3-pin female connector (see first image).
My motherboard only has 1 male 3-pin connector, and its reserved for the cpu fan. It also
has 1 male 4-pin connector but its occupied but the fan that comes with the case...
There is a weird series of 7 pin connectors in which my fan connector would fit, but I'm not sure if those are meant for fans 'cause to those 7-pin connectors my HDMI audio and USB connectors are connected....

My psu has no 3-pin male connectors, just more female 3-pin ones or some weird 4-big pin ones (see second pic).... what should I do?? Is there some kind of attachment I need to buy?

A:can't connect 3-pin fan connector to mobo

sorry not 7-pin connectors.. they have 9 pins

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I bought a Startech hot swap tray for my 5.25 bay and it installed with no problem,but I have a 2pin connector for the LED and I do not know where to plug it in at. Also do I need to plug it in? I have a EVGA 680iLT mobo if that helps. I do not see anything in the mannua.l

A:Plug 2 pin connector on MoBo

Can you provide a picture of the 2pin plug. It would help greatly.

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Hello everyone! Happy New Year!!

I am trying to replace the standard 300 watt power supply in my HP m7350n computer. It looks like I can handle it, except I am worried about the 24 pin connector that attaches to the motherboard (P5LP-LE). I don't want to break anything, and it doesn't want to release when I press on it and try pulling. I am tempted to use a tiny screwdriver, but that feels like a bad move.

Any hints?

The new 430 watt supply has a 20 plus 4 connector. This just attaches like the 24 pin connector but in two parts (right?)

Thanks, Gordon
 

A:Release 24 pin ATX connector from mobo

Yes just break away the 4 extra pins, using anything you have
 

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I've got a Premio mobo. a 212J, that has an unusual board socket for the power supply.
It's a white plastic socket with the internal pins.(2 banks)
A scan of this board can be seen at:
http://home.earthlink.net/~gothix/premio.html

This is probably a real newbie question but I've never seen a power socket like it.
Thanx in advance.
 

A:mobo power connector???

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I've wanted to know the difference in useing ATX power connector and ATX 12V connector. my mobo and psu both support ATX and ATX 12V. standard atx i kow has been around for awhile. so what the difference?
 

A:Solved: Mobo Power connector

1.2. Key Changes for ATX12V Version 2.0 and later as Compared with ATX and Pervious Versions of ATX12V Power Supply

This section briefly summarizes the major changes made to this document that now defines ATX12V power supply. With the move to 12V voltage regulators for the processor, ATX guidelines for 5V as main power are no longer provided.

1.2.1. Increased +12 VDC output capability
System components that use 12V are continuing to increase in power. In cases where expected current requirements is greater than 18A a second 12 V rail should be made available. ATX12V power supplies should be designed to accommodate these increased +12 VDC currents.

1.2.2. Minimum Efficiency
Minimum measured efficiency is required to be 70% at full and typical (~50%) load and 60% at light (~20%) load. New recommended guidance has been added to provide direction for future requirements.

2.03 is the current version of the ATX Specification as of this writing. Future references to the ATX Specification in this document imply version 2.03 or later, as applicable. ATX12V Power Supply Design Guide 8

1.2.3. Main Power Connector:
The 2 x 10 main power connector has been replaced by a 2 x 12 connector. This was made to support 75 watt PCI Express*requirements. Pinout assignments are based on the SSI recommendation.

With the added 12V, 5V, and 3.3V pins the need for an Aux Power connector is no longer needed and the guidance for this connector has been removed.

1.2.4. Separate current limit for... Read more

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My motherboard is a model Ms-6330 Ver: 2.1 (Microstar) but it also has the gateway part number 2512595. I am currently relocating this motherboard to a brand new case that I just bought and I ran into a problem. The front panel connectors (power switch, led, hdd led, etc) go onto the motherboard in a certain area where there are 15 pins. Unfortunately I have no idea which connectors connect to which pins. Can someone help me? (Maybe someone with the same motherboard/problem). All I need is a way to identify the pins and make sure I don't like accidently fry my motherboard. Thanks a lot! -Andrew C.
 

A:Front Panel Connector on Mobo

Hi,
For starters, have you checked your manual? Also, look on the m/b...in really tiny abbreviated letters you should be able to see where these go (you may see "pw switch"...."HDD ACT"........i know when i was installing my connectors, i got most of them wrong..but dont worry..no frying of the motherboard.....if the connector is in the right place but no light from the LED..try reversing the cable........the easiest cables to place are the pw switch and the reset..as you can test these easily....good luck
 

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I have a hiper modular psu, and the asus A8N-Sli premium mobo, in the antec p180 case, for anyone who has a similar set up (or has just used that case in fact) has probably noticed getting the 12v 4 pin atx connector from the psu (in bottom left hand corner) to the ATX slot (in my case the top left hand corner), is kindof hard unless you have a rather long cable (espesically as with the case layout you have to slide it through pretty much the middle of the case). Anyway this wasnt really a problem for me until I bought a new sound card and the fact that the cable is tought across all my spare pci slots is suddenly rather annoying, basically I either need to extend the original cable, convert a molex into the 4pin 12v ATx cable, or buy a whole new cable thats a bit longer (as the PSU's modular). Feedback on how to do either of these (or which is best) would be greatly appreciated (even just a website to buy the parts from would be great as I can't find one anywere) as having a soundcard sitting on my desk is rather annoying, to think i could be fragging in surround sound
 

A:4 Pin 12V atx connector to mobo isnt long enough

I'd go with an extenstion since all you need is a little more slack.

Found one at this UK site Maplin.co.uk
I don't know where you're posting from, but there's likely to be a retailer that has a similar item near you.

EDIT: Doh, just noticed they're out of stock.
Lots of extentions here: performance-pcs.com
 

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Okay I've searched up and down the web and can't find anything about this connector.

First off this is a 300-watt Compaq PSU from a Presario 7000 Desktop.

This Compaq computer won't power up. When I installed a standard ATX-12 PSU, the green light on the mobo came on but because most ATX-12 PSU's don't come with this very proprietary connector the computer failed to boot up. The CPU fan didn't even twitch. But the mobo green light AND the PWR LED on the front of the case lit up. Neither lights came on with the original Compaq PSU.

This connector is white and labeled "P8" and is a 6-conductor white plug. The overall size is similar to the power connectors you plug into your hard drive and other IDE devices. It looks like an oversized floppy drive connector. The wiring colors are: Red, Orange, Orange, Black, Black, Black.

I've traced the wires and here's where they go to the PSU's circuit board:

Red - connects to the same red lead on the IDE power connectors
Orange - connects to the same orange leads on the main power (mobo) connector
Black - connects to what looks like the PSU's chassis ground.

It looks pretty straight forward and I could probably modify a standard ATX-12 PSU to a Compaq PSU by snipping off this 6-conductor plug and splicing into a generic PSU's standard wiring.

But before I attempt this, is there anyone out there that knows the pin configuration on a standard/g... Read more

A:Compaq PSU 6-pin connector plugs onto Mobo near IDE

This link may be of some use to you possibly.
http://www.technick.net/public/code/pinouts.php

If not, i have opened up and rewired many psu's.

Rik.
 

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Hi, i have a http://www.fic.com.tw/product/motherboard/INTEL/VG33.aspx and i dont know where the case connector plugs go (power on, h.d.d led, speakers) I dont have any manuals or cd's, just the mobo.
 

A:Need to know where case connector plugs go on new mobo.

Go HERE and download the manual.

Regards Howard
 

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I have a connector on my mobo for USB 2.0, It lists 2 pairs of pins like
5V, 7-, 7+, GND and 5V, 8-, 8+, GND

Then it shows a single pin at the end of the connector labeled NC.

One my USB from panel connector I have 2 sockets matching the 2 pair of pins on the mobo USB connector. Then there is a single wire in the same bundle from the fron panel USB socket with the 2 connectors that is labeled GND. Does the single wire from teh front panel socket that is labeled GNDgo on the mobo pin labled NC?

Thanks,
Charles
 

A:Pinout label on USB mobo connector

I believe that the label NC stands for No Connection.
 

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Hi, I researched this board and found two other posts documenting this issue:https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-P-and-W-Series-Mobile/P51s-sata-ribbon-attachment-FAIL-NO-FIX/...https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-P-and-W-Series-Mobile/P51s-sata-HDD-cable-FRU-dislodged/m-p/40... Interestingly enough, this seems to be a problem to at least two other people during the month of March 2018. I have this same problem. My p51s just all of a sudden stopped detecting the storage drive. I opened the case to find that the SATA connector wasn't even connected to the motherboard. The connector that should hold the sata cable is just completely detached. And the piece that was within that connector is out of place as well. Please reference this photo (NOT MY PHOTO -- not taken by me, credit:https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T400-T500-and-newer-T/Upgrade-ThinkPad-T570-from-SATA-HDD-to-M...):  This person's laptop seems to have a strong solder, which I don't believe mine did. Please advise how I can get this repaired, get a new computer, or just give me my money back. I've used Lenovo for ~10 years and have never had problems like this. I need this computer to work.

A:p51s sata mobo connector is broken

+ picture of connector parts, detached

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Hi everyone. Ive just finished plugging my power led, hdd led and pc speaker into my motherboard. The only thing i have to plug in now is the reset switch but i dont know where it goes. Does anyone know where it plugs into? My motherboard is a DCS 370VB.
 

A:Cant find reset switch connector on mobo.

It shows up nowhere in the manual ? Generally it is quite close to the set of pins to which you plug the HDD led, speaker, etc.

ps. searching for your motherboard on Google doesn't yield much results so I can't seem to find a digital manual for it.
 

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I'm having a problem with the Karajan audio connector on my new DFI NF4 Ultra D mobo.

I just finished putting together my new PC last night, and I've got Windows loaded and all of that good stuff.

But I'm having some audio problems.

My computer is not even recognizing any sort of audio output device.

The motherboard on-board sound piece is actually a separate piece that you connect to the board.

I have it connected well. I went back and made sure it was on good, and I installed the drivers and such, but I still can't seem to figure out what the problem is.

Karajan makes the audio piece, and I did a bit of Googling and I came across a guy on some other forum who was having the same problem, but he never mentioned how or even if he got it working.

Does anybody have any suggestions?
 

A:I'm having a problem with the Karajan audio connector on my new DFI NF4 Ulta D mobo.

From here - http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=67098

"I had a similar problem (no sound output) and the way I fixed it was that I had the front case jumpers connected incorrectly and when I connected them correctly, it fixed the problem."

"I pulled them all off and swapped the front output from Line_Output_Front on the Karajan module to Line_Output and now everything works"
 

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Looking for recommendation on a motherboard. Socket 1156.
 

A:Good motherboard with eSata connector(s)

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Does anyone have any tips on a good 802.11g PC card? I'd really like to get one with a connector for an antenna. Basically, what I'd like to accomplish is sharing one cable internet connection with some buddies on the other side of my apartment complex. Figured this may be an interesting way. Don't worry, we do have a wireless router, I'm just trying to get a better signal.
Also, we have 2 wireless routers; is there a way for them to talk and share one internet connection?

Thanks,

RINGER
 

A:Need a good 54g card w/ antenna connector

Routers only run in gateway mode, so there is no way to share the connection that way. I'd consider something like this DWL-G810 D-Link wireless bridge, you can connect multiple computers through a simple switch on the other side of the bridge. You can also a directional antenna for better range, and it supports WPA for security concerns.
 

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Ive posted about wanting to upgrade my current system, and i got the RAM and CPU easily...the only thing im not completely knowledgable on is the mobo. I guess im sort of new to the forumn, and i dont know if this is a stupid, rude, uncommon, whatever request this is...but just if someone could help me find the Mobo im looking for. Im looking for a mobo that: Has a high FSB...at least 800 mhz, is for a socket 939 processor (athlon 64 3200+), hsa onboard sound and video (cant afford graphics card at the moment), and has an AGP 8x slot (not leaning towards PCI-E yet...). Thats all i can think of at the moment. It has to be compatable with 1 gig of PC3200 Ram and a socket 939 AMD 64 bit 3200+.

Any help?
 

A:Good Mobo?

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Any opinions on this MoBo from Intel?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813121284
 

A:Good MoBo?

It's agood enough board. What are your needs?
 

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Is this mobo any good for light gaming and OCing with this CPU?

Mobo- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131350
CPU- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115132
 

A:Mobo any good?

The E7300 is a dandy choice, no question about it.

I don't know what your cash situation is, but you might also consider looking at this CPU; http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116072 This would leave you with some cash for a couple sticks of RAM.

Gigabyte has a couple of boards within your price range, you might want to investigate, if only to satisfy yourself that you shopped your best. here is one of Gigabyte's G31 offerings; http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128357
If you're serious about "light gaming", you might not even need to overclock.

In the case of G31 Intel chipsets, you might want to check you board's website, to verify whether the shipping BIOS is ready for 45nm CPUs.
 

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Alright, I know I've been asking a lot of questions lately, I've been thinking about upgrading my computer, and you guys seem to know alot.

I have a Seagate 7,200 RPM 80GB HDD,
Liteon Combo CD/DVD Drive,
1x 512 Non-ECC Unbuffered ram, 1x 1024 Non-ECC Unbuffered ram.
And my good ol' GeForce FX5200.. (Its doing pretty well for a PCI card) [Upgrading to a 6800GT PCI-e once I get enough money, stickin' with the 5200 for a while.]

And I am thinking about upgrading my processor to an Athlon 64 3200+ (Venice)
with a Chaintech VNF4 Ultra Zenith ATX mobo.
http://www.chaintech.com.tw/tw/eng/product_spec.asp?MPSNo=13&PISNo=318
Just wanted to know if it was a good board.

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Is this a good mobo?

there is a risk

Unless you know and love the company, its always a good idea to get a motherboard from a wellknown company, such as asus, msi, or gigabyte. Depending on how much money you were thinking of spending, this for $85 is a good deal from MSI.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813130491

Hope that helps.
 

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dfi lp nf3 ultra-d mb
nvidia nf3: socket 939
Ddr400: Sata/Raid:1394
21x161 pci - e :2pci-e:2pci

feedbacks and if it isnt wut should i get

btw cpu is amd athlon 3000+
 

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Hey Guys, I am still out of a functioning mobo for this p.c. as far as gaming goes...

I have a 1.4 gig Athlon T-bird processor
Maxtor 20 gig 7200 hard drive
Ram(hoping to get this with my new mobo)

Can anyone recommend a good Asus Mobo that I could find for 80 to 100 bucks?(or more if necessary)

-MacArthur
 

A:good Mobo?

Hi,

The only consistently bad reviews I have seen on ASUS Mobos was for the K7S5A - No doubt there are people who have had great service from it. However I have seen reports from people on other forums indicating heat related problems causing shutdowns (granted there could have been other factors here such as inadequate cooling) but I've read many more negative than positive. It is available here in UK for under 40 pounds ( $65)
Which is very cheap - and in UK there's usually only one reason for rapid cost cutting

Have another look here if you have not already :

http://www.motherboards.org
 

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im upgradin my system near the end of the month to get my vista on... i cant seem to find a nice AM2 motherboard. right now on the list is evga AM2 mobo and that is nice, but ive never gotten an eVGA motherboard. seems like hit and miss with AM2 motherboards, some work great but have rare serious memory / post issues.

another thing, how do you think a single xfx geforce 8800gtx fares against a pair of 7800gtx's?
 

A:looking for a good mobo

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Hi all. I just want know what you people think of this motherboard at this link:
http://www.comx-computers.co.za/MS-...board-Information-Price-Buy-Cheap-p-26702.php

I see they say its a no VGA mobo, but that don't worry me at all because I never use onboard VGA.

So if anyone can tell me what they think of this motherboard I'll be very glad.

(I'm going to use a Phenom II x2,x3 or x4 cpu)

PS. Don't let the DDR3 Ram bother, they are not very expensive here where I live.
 

A:Good or bad AMD mobo?

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I bought this psu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817163017#DetailSpecs for my new video card. It's 20 pin I totally forgot to look up the diffrence between 20 pin and 24 pin my psu is like maybe 3-4 yrs old its 300 watts. Think its 20 pins? The PSU is delivered in 2 days and I don't want it to have to be a 24 pin? If I took off my case right now can someone help me see if its a 20 pin or if I need to cancel and get a 24 pin psu instead? Thanks
 

A:Is my psu 20-24pin . Need fast responce

It's 20 pin.

Hope This Helps
 

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I went out and got a new mobo today. Just something cheap to get me up and running till I have enough funds to build my monster system.

Well, I hit a bit of a snag.

My PSU has a standard (at least to me) 20pin ATX connector for the mobo and an extra 4 pins in sorta the same type of connector only smaller that I have never had a use for before.

This new mobo has what at first looks like a standard 20 pin connector. But then there is a little yellow tape on four of the pins that says "For 24-pin ATX V2.2 Power Supply". Then there is another four pin connector in the center of the board.

Now I have never heard of a 24+4 ATX power supply. But here I am stareing at a mobo that looks like it requires one. I am so very confused

Could someone help me out? I am so rusty when it comes to this sort of thing.
 

A:20+4pin or 24pin PSU, so confused

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I have recently moved my system from a logysis acrilyc case with a top mounting power supply to a antec twelve thousand with a bottom mounting power supply. Everything in the regular installation went smoothly until i went to turn it on and it didnt have power, the led was shining so i know the 5v was connecting but main power was not issuing. i moved the cable around and turned the computer on, and it worked, but withing 15 mins it would shut off. i would look inside and the cable would be back where it was from the large amount of air flow in said case. After which i decided to see if it was the psu itself or the motherboards 24 pin connector i took out my psu tester and it was showing current from all pins. i than moved that around hoping to get the same issue but i constantly retained power on all pins. I have un plugged and re plugged in the cable and tryed as many different "stable" positions as i could posibly think of, ive done pretty much everything short of glueing the sucker in place. (of course i wouldnt.) Im just looking for any ideas on maybe getting this to sit correctly in the motherboard or if im going to have to get a new motherboard unexpectidly.

Thank you for any help you can give me.
 

A:Loose 24pin connection.

Hajimaru said:


i would look inside and the cable would be back from the large amount of air flow in said case. Click to expand...

What do you mean?
 

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Any suggestions or sites I could check?

Guess it needs to support 140W CPU/Socket AM2+
Thanks in advance, I'm having a heck of a time finding one.
 

A:Need a good mobo for an AMD Phenom x4 BE

how much are you willing to spend? First generation phenom? any am3 board would support it, they are pretty backwards compatible.
 

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Hey all,

Im in search of a good motherboard, but im not really sure what to get.

I need it to be sli ready and preferably have wifi built in. It is for a core 2 duo computer.
I am also looking towards the future, so I am thinking getting one that is quad core ready/compatible, but I am extremely confused as to what I should get.

Anyone have some good suggestions?

Thanks
 

A:In search of a good mobo

You don't see many Wi-Fi boards out there. Here a re a couple of decent boards that meet your other criteria.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131032
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813135026
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131045
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813136168
 

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I'm Looking for an ATX 478 socket MOBO, something good with no problems, and still available out there, anywhere. I have Pentium 2.80 ghz, memory pc3200.


Thank you
 

A:GOOD 478 Socket MOBO

ASUS P4P800E-Deluxe. Has all the features... 4xSATA ports, 3 IDE channels, AGP8x, very overclockable bios with PCI/AGP lock etc. Overall a great mobo. It is ASUS' flagship socket 478 motherboard. I used to have one with a P4 2.26 Northwood and I overclocked it all the way up to 2.72 ghz.
 

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I have bought a lot of asus products the last few years, though recently I have had a terrible experience with their customer service. So much so that I'm thinking of trying other brands, specifically for motherboards. I was wondering what others experiences have been with other brands of mobos (Gigabyte, MSI, Etc.). Which brands are most reliable? Hows their customer service compare? Stuff like that. Any feedback is appreciated. Thanks guys!
 

A:Overall good brands for mobo's

ASUS is the best, but I wouldnt go with them if I were to build a Z87 based system because the gold color scheme is not for me. ASRock has been improving lately. MSI is eh. Gigabyte is the best overall brand other than ASUS.
 

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Is this a good combo?



GIGABYTE GA-K8NSC-939 Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce3 250Gb ATX AMD

AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Venice 1GHz FSB 512KB L2 Cache Socket 939

With this power supply-

SPARKLE FSP530-60GNA ATX12V 530W Power Supply 95~132/ 190~264V AC, Manual-select UL 1950, CSA C22.2 Level3, IEC 950, TUV 60950

And this ram-

CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Dual Channel Kit

Doing some upgrading from a P4 1.8 with RDRAM :haha:. The memory is going bad and buying more RDRAM isn't all that less expensive than buying all this stuff. Actually more expensive to buy the ram if you're going through Dell!

This is the cheaper mobo solution-
RREFURBISHED: MSI K8N NEO2 PLATINUM ATX AMD Motherboard

But it is refurbished and I don't know if that is a good idea or not when it comes to important parts like the mobo. It just ships "barebones" whatever that means.

Thanks for your help, this is the best site on earth! I read it all the time.
 

A:Is this a good mobo/cpu combo?

man. no love. shafted. i had to bump my own thread
 

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Does anyone know a good core 2 duo mobo (possibly using a E6300) that has 2 PCI Express x16 slots? Also which is faster a E6300 or a AMD Athlon X2 4200+ duel core processor?
 

A:good Core 2 duo mobo

E6300 is way better/faster, what's is your price range for a motherboard?
 

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I am new in this computer building process, and I have been looking around here(probably seen me lurking in here constantly) trying to learn as much as I can to prevent ignorant questions. I have been looking for a nice decent processor/CPU to buy for a nice gaming computer. I know I want to take advantage of hyper threading, 64-bit advantages, and also a 939 socket(heard it was very new, and upgradeable.). I have $200-$300 to spend on a processor alone. I want to be able to play this, and hopefully next generation of games. I also don't get the FSB, I know what it is, but on the mobo, it doesn't tell you how many multipliers you get. Very confusing on some parts of the computer. I also want to get a nice MOBO for around $200. I will probably spend around $1.5-$2000 in all for a computer(CRT screen, mouse keyboard, nice optional stuff, and the computer). I want a nice gaming machine, I don't play FPS games (Half-Life2, and so on) so really don't play graphics hungry games. I mostly play the RTS games (War Hammer, etc.) Thank you for the help.
 

A:A Good Processor and MOBO

You're not going to get hyperthreading on a amd64 cpu, although an amd x2 cpu(dual core), will be better than hyperthreading. You mainly need ht or dual core for serious multitasking.

You can build a very good pc with your budget. A basic gaming rig will cost about $800-1000(tower only).

I can't really give specific advice without specific details of what you want to do. I like my 3000+, vnf4ultra, 6600gt, and 1gb ram. It works well for games.
 

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