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Which Motherboard ?

Q: Which Motherboard ?

Hi everybody :
Currently, I have a Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H Motherboard, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, 500 GB Hard Drive, 3Gb RAM (no Video Card......mine died). I thinking about having to get another motherboard. The Ethernet Controller died. Anyway......I'm not sure which is better. A Gaming motherboard or a "good" regular motherboard. I'm thinking in terms of using it for 3D Rendering. Once I decide WHICH motherboard, of course that'll dictate WHICH Intel processor. In this case, would a gaming motherboard be faster (more robust) ?. I pretty much know WHAT I want. At least 3 PCI /PCI-E slots for one.......and the usual....USB......Ethernet port....etc..........
Advice ? garystan

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Hi (a post after a long time)
I've a F90M motherboard (with intel 915G chipset - i gues chipset doesn't have to do anything with front panel connections, but ... ). It came out of Acer 3700GX PC (i think its a bit old ).
Ok, now i'm trying to put it in a standard larger ATX casing. I've fitted it in and everything works fine except the front panel connections. I cannot identify the front panel connections and could only manage to identify the power switch pins on the motherboard.

I've searched over internet and couldn't find a manual of the motherboard (found manual for the PC on www.nodevice.com but it doesn't tell how to connect front panel)

so can you guys please suggest me the connections for front panel LEDs, Audio and USB.

and i really believe that you TSG guys are up to it

Thanks in advance

A:Identify motherboard's front panel connections | PC Acer 3700GX | Motherboard F90M

no replies????

is it such a hard/stupid question??

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I've been looking for the front panel pin layout on the Dell Dual Xeon Motherboard with Dell P/N: 0WN7Y6 (it is a # zero, W, N, #7, Y, #6). 
The front panel connector is 27-pin...28 spots with one pin left blank. The pin layout isn't included in the manual and I'm trying to boot two of these motherboards without the 27-pin connector. I just need to know which pins need to be jumpered in order to test for boot to BIOS.
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

A:Dell Motherboard- P/N 0WN7Y6 Dual Xeon Motherboard Front Panel Pin Layout

Dell doesn't make the front panel connector pin-outs public. So unless you map them yourself or somebody else has done it...

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Hi, I have a flex 3 1480 80R3 with a acharging circuit problem . The laptop can be used when plugged in but it stopped charging after a power surge. The message is 'plugged in - not charging''. I have tested with diferent battery and charger and problem is on motherboard. Im wondering if I can get a motherboard repair walk-through if someone is familiar with this board, or perhaps if anyone has any ideas for how to get a schematic for the board so I can pass it to a technician and fix whatever component has gone bad. There is only one Lenovo service centre in Spain and the have quoted me crazy money as they dont repair boards they just swap them out. Thanks. 

A:Flex 3 1480 Motherboard charging circuit repair walk-through, or schematic for motherboard

Regardless of the country you are in, the story is the same.  The boards are swapped, not repaired.  

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I could use some creative customer service here. My M3800 shipped with the known power-on motherboard defect. It was replaced at no charge, which was very nice. However, the replacement (2nd motherboard!) is now having the same intermittent dead / no power problem.
To get the computer running, I have to remove the case (12 screws) and un-plug the internal battery to 're-set' the electrical fault. After I put it back together, the computer starts normally. This is not very convenient, especially when meeting with new clients.
The problem is that I am being told I am outside the 3-month repair warranty. I think this stinks! It's a known issue and I would like someone at Dell to step up make my expensive computer work normally all of he time.
Yes, I have run every diagnostic known to man and the internet.

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Hi, I was cleaning the fan but when I removedthe keyboard and removed the top I snappedthe flip up clip that holds down the powerribbon cable to the motherboard Does anybody know where I could get holdof one or a fix to secure it without the clip The model is a G580-2689 Thank you in advance for any help Neil 

A:Motherboard clip to secure power ribbon to motherboard connector

Well thats not a problem all you got to do is put those 3 screws back into the keyboard nuts and it should be good to go 

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Hi, I need to replace a motherboard in my Lenovo Y50 which originally came with a motherboard with CPU: i7 4700HQ and GPU: GTX860m. I can obtain a replacement motherboard with CPU: i7 4720HQ and GPU: GTX960m. I want to find out whether it will work? Has any one tried such a swap and was everything working properly? Thanks PS.I know that I should get a replacement with exactly same FRU and blah blah but reality is that Lenovo manufactured tens of different FRUs even for the exactly same configuration and it's impossible to find exactly the same one at reasonable price (resonable !=  from Lenovo Shop with their ridiculous prices). There are multiple advices on this forum to refer to the Hardware Maintenance Manual for finding replacement FRU. I check it out and it a BS advice- it does not contain a list of replacement FRUs for each FRU number, it's merely a table with a list of all FRU, that's it. 

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hey guys, does anyone if there are any other drivers for this board? i'm looking at this page after selecting 'driver' and 'win7 64 bit'. http://gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3166&dl=1#dl i only see 'audio', 'chipset' 'LAN' and 'RAID'. on the other boards i've seen, the driver software was much more comprehensive and contained several different pieces of software.

what's the main driver i need to install after installing win7 for the motherboard? just wondering if i'm missing something and need to install something else for the 'main features'? or are there main features found in the BIOS before win7 boots up? how does win7 recognise the board btw? does the board have drivers built in already? how can winxp recognise mboards that have been made very recently?

thanks guys

A:Gigabyte motherboard: P55M-UD4 some questions on motherboard software

Those are all the drivers you need, and really all any motherboard needs to work. You also have some Utilities under the drop down menu of "Download Type" but these are optional tweaking and similar utilities not required for proper operation of the system. Any version of Windows will have limited driver support, enough to install and run until the correct drivers are installed, or for a SATA or RAID controller under Windows XP drivers are loaded via the F6 prompt during the initial stages of the XP install to allow it to detect the hard drive. There are no drivers built into the hardware itself.

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Okay, so as the topic title implies, for the life of me, I cannot figure out which motherboard model I'm supposed to get for this Dell Inspiron 1300 here. Only info I have is that it has the Centrino sticker on the palm rest of the case, and I also have the service tag, but that doesn't seem to give me much information from what I've found.

I've taken the motherboard out of the thing and looked it over, but no luck, as I don't see the model number on it.

Will someone please tell me how I'm supposed to figure out the motherboard model number so I can get a new one?

A:Dell Inspiron 1300: Bad motherboard, but which motherboard do I order?

You can search by the service tag number

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Well I Just Bought A Broken Emachines I Thought The Capacitors Where Blown But They Look Fine The Problem Is It Wont Post It Has A Via Chipset Thats Probly The Problem I Dont Want To Get The Emachines Replacement Because It Costs 2 Much The Emachine Is A T2200 If Any Body Could Help Me Find A Great Fit Motherboard That You Can Hook Up The Front Usb Port To The Motherboard That Would Be Great It Has A Amd Processor And I Would Like It To Have Onboard Video It Dosent Matter What Ram It Takes

A:Emachines Bad Motherboard Whats A Good Replacement Motherboard

Need a motherboard here too

for the same model that is

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I have a 2008 T61 that died in September 2013, after what I believe is the infamous Nvidia GPU failure. I replaced it shortly after with a T440p, which is my current primary PC, but I am considering procuring a used Intel GPU board and spending a few hours swapping out the failed motherboard to bring it back to life to have a second computer handy. I would like to use the existing heatsink/fan. Is there anything I need to consider? I did read the design is slightly different, but it should still work and supposedly should cool better than the Intel heatsink/fan. I've watched a few YouTube videos online and went through the hardware maintenance manual. I'm familiar with disassembly up to the RAM, hard drive, palm rest and keyboard, but haven't gone further than that before. Unfortunately it looks like the official Lenovo Service Training videos for the T61 have been removed. Those would have been helpful. So any tips/suggestions would be appreciated.

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I just started running a home business for PC Repair and Tutoring. My first customer has a malfunctioning motherboard I believe. She has an old Gateway with Win ME. I believe that it is the mother board because nothing works on bootup during the gateway splash screen. It says that it has detected the keyboard and mouse but also to consult the user manual if a further problem exists. The keyboard and mouse won't work with it anyway.

It goes on to say that there is no hard drive detected and there is no CD-ROM drive detected. I am left with a blank black screen with a flashing cursor at the top left hand corner. The whole time that it is booting there is a continuous ticking noise. I thought that it might be the hard drive for that but it is fine. I suspect a bad capasitor. My question is this: If I find an identical motherboard will a swap go seemlessly or not? I am also inviting any other advice on this.

The only drive that does work is the A: drive but when I put a disk in it I get a message saying to take it out and strike any key. Well you can't strike any key if the keyboard doesn't work. Plus I can't find the any key. Just kidding I'm not that dumb. I knew it was going to be an adventure getting into this business but didn't know how hard it would be to troubleshoot something that was originally a simple issue.

When I first looked at her PC the Goback utility wouldn't let her onto her desktop because that clock was set for a time tha... Read more

A:Solved: Replacing motherboard with identical motherboard?

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Hello, I posted this somewhere else but nobody's been able to help sofar. I have a B50-45 laptop with E1-6010 processor which I want to replace with a faster one. I know I need to change the whole motherboard and I am fine with it. The natural choice would be the same motherboard (LA-B291P) with a faster AMD processor (A6 or A8) but I noticed the LA-B091P coming in the B50-70 is incredibly similar except for the fact it embeds Intel processors (including I5 and I7). Also, they share the same Hardware Maintenance ManualNow my question is, can I replace my slow, sluggish E1-6010 LA-B291P with an I5 or I7 LA-B091P? Again, they look very similar but I'm unsure whether they are interchangeableMany thanks to whoever will try and help

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I'm trying to be a bit cost effective for college by replacing parts of an old computer in order to get it to run CAD (specifically making it possible to run Solidworks 2016) better, but I am new to modifying computers. I currently have a Dell 15r 5520 with no modifications. I have found a 15R 7520 motherboard on eBay to replace it but it says with no video. Does this mean I would have to buy a separate graphics card? If so, any recommendations? Would I be correct in assuming that it comes with the i7 processor? Also any input on upgrading to a SSD?

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The motherboard on my envy 17t-k200 needs to be replaced.  The part number installed on the refurbished machine is 793272-501.  I have found a motherboard, part number 794984-001.  Is 794984-001 compatible with my envy 17t-k200? 

A:can i replace motherboard 793272-501 with motherboard 794984...

Hi, Yes as you can see on the list:      http://partsurfer.hp.com/Search.aspx?SearchText=794984-001 Regards.

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I am installing Motherboard Monitor. Wizard wants to know what motherboard I have. Don't know where to find it. Related question, MBM list of supported models does not list mine (Dell Inspiron 6000), however, last MBM update was late 2004, (before i6000) and i 5100 is on the list, so I am assuming i6000 is supported. Where do I find motherboard ID? Thanks for prompt response --> wizard is waiting.

A:Need Motherboard Id To Install Motherboard Monitor

In the BIOS.

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Hey guys, I just joined this forum because I need a little help with my motherboard. I am not that technology savvy so I'm sorry for any errors. A few days ago, my monitor stopped working. At first I thought it was my video card so I kept fiddling around with it to see if I could fix it. It worked a little so I thought I fixed it.

Then every once in a while it would freeze. I opened it up and switched out the video card but still it had the same problem of freezing. That's when I noticed one of the fans on my motherboard wasn't turning on. It would rotate once or twice and not start but now it doesn't even rotate. I'm wondering if I can fix the fan (its plugged in correctly) and if I have to buy a new motherboard. I can't tell what motherboard I have so sorry.

So in short, my motherboard fan is not working. Any way to fix or do I need a new motherboard?

A:Wondering how to fix my motherboard fan (and if I fried my motherboard)

I would start by checking your power supply with a good tester tool and multimeter.

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Hi , 

With recent upgrade of Windows 10 upgrade, my computer XPS 2710 totally black out.  I have been told that mother board is gone and have to replace. With the replacement Mother Board , I think I am required to re-install the Windows 8  and I think it will ask for a Product key , since it is a replacement mother board. Please advise, with the faulty motherboard, forced to replace the Motherboard. how will be go with the reinstallation of Windows 8.   With so many details in the forum about the faulty motherboard of XPS 2710 just because of the Windows 10 upgrade. I am planning to fall back to Window 8 with the replacement mother board, pleaser advise.


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Hi I have some Toshiba Tecra M10 series but for some reason the laptop no longer works with a battery attached and just get flashing light on the laptop. It works fine with power but won't swatch on at all with a fully charge battery, I have tried many and it's not the battery. I have taken the laptop apart but can?t find anything that is wrong. So it must be the battery and or charge circuit, resisters, gone on the M10.

Anyway I was looking at a motherboard replacement. On looking about it appears that Toshiba released a M10 and a A10 series. They both look about the same to me with the same fittings but to be sure, can anyone tell me if a A10 motherboard, is the same as the M10 motherboard?

Maybe someone who works with these day in day out hopefully will know. Just don?t want to buy and A10 if it?s not compatible with M10 case and fittings.

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I need to know if the HDMI motherboard in a 60" Samsung Plasma TV can be used in a Sony Bravia 52" TV. The motherboard in my Sony died and I have access to one in a Samsung Plasma that's screen cracked.

A:Is a 60" Samsung Plasma HDMI motherboard compatible with a 52" Sony Bravia HDMI motherboard.

No, it would not be, in the past I had to repair a tv for a friend that had his board shorted that was an LCD Sony Bravia 52 Inch and its board was very specific as with all Sony Products. The Boards on the TV's are the hearts and the companies that built them don't allow for parts to be interchanged easily. Your best bet is ebay and finding the part number to find a board, that's how I got the one I used to fix it.

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Hey guys

i just finished my build and i have no idea why i went for a motherboard with 2 slots for ram it can hold up to 16gb but luckly ebuyer sent me out an extra 4gb of kingston hyperx ram so i have 8gb all together but theres a problem theres 4 sticks !

obviously i wouldnt want to send it back so what do ya think either upgrade my motherboard and smash the extra 4 gb in there or keep to my original one i dont have money to blow atall im really struggling if its something that will really make a difference ill go with it if not then ill just keep to my original and when i come to buy a graphics card i will get a 2gb graphics card to help with gaming all i really do is gaming i dont really do anything else

thankyou for your time

A:Motherboard 4gb Max or change motherboard for 8gb ?

I'd go with 4 gigs until you had a major reason to believe it wasn't enough. If that ever happens, consider your next move. Most people do just fine with 4 gigs.

I considered 8 gigs on my 4 slot board but decided against it and don't regret it.

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I'm having to get a replacement motherboard as i have a fault on this one. It will be a like for like replacement (exactly the same) Will i have to reinstall Windows 8.1, or can i just plop it in and it will boot/load the drivers that are needed?

I wanted to ask, as people often changed it for a different motherboard (chipset/make)

Any help would be great!

A:Replacing motherboard for the same motherboard. Win 8.1

There's usually no need to reinstall Win8 even with different MBs.

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Hey to all the people seeing this! First of all thanks for viewing this thread ^^

Right, You may have seen my posts about a faulty motherboard not giving video, If not then it doesn't matter to much because this is the story:
I needed to replace a motherboard as the old one was bad.
The New motherboard came, Still no Video, Dead motherboard
Sending the faulty one back for a refund

NOW heres the dilemma:
I can't find the motherboard again so I'm going to replace it with another ones (make/model not yet decided) But how do I go about installing the drivers for the new one? I've searched Google yet the only thing I could find is being able to boot up the computer to un=install the old ones? Is there anyway to do this without booting it up prior to installing the new MOBO? Many thanks, Mark ^^

A:Replace Old motherboard with new motherboard

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I have read the forum on sysprep, however I see that there are some procedures which must be completed before the old HHD is removed and input into the new motherboard.

Problem is.....My old motherboard crashed and I cannot implement sysprep on the old system, how would I get along doing this if the hdd is not botting up on my new motherboard?

A:motherboard died and need new hdd on a new motherboard

For what it is worth, Windows 7 seems to be pretty tolerant of new motherboards. Quite a few people have reported here that they swapped boards, reconnected the old hard drive, and booted OK. Without using Sysprep.

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I just bought a new motherboard and processor for my HP Pavilion a705w. The computer turns on and everything but it won't load XP. It keeps taking back to the screen where it allows you to boot up different ways like Safe Mode, Last Known Good Configuration etc...I forgot to create recovery disks and such. Any suggestions on what I should do?

A:New Motherboard and XP

You cannot boot the new hardware from the old installation of XP that is on the hard drive.

If you try, it "force feeds" the wrong drivers to the motherboard chipsets, which shut down to prevent damage.

You have to re-load Windows XP.

However, that gives you a new problem, as the copy of XP that you have probably came with your old HP motherboard and will not load on the new one, it will be "BIOS locked" to the old one (as it was OEM and not transferrable under the licence).

If this is the case, you now need a new copy of XP as well.

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I'm looking for a ATX motherboard that fits in U4 server rack http://www.chieftec.com/unc-410s-b.html , so what motherboard you guys suggest me,

needed specs:
2× 1gb on board LAN
integrated video
few pc-x slots.

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I have an HP Pavilion A1640N desktop with windows xp....it started off the problems with no sound then could not get on internet explorer but could get on firefox....now it will boot up and I can also get in safe mode but neither the mouse or the keyboard will work....is this a software prob maybe a virus or would this be a motherboard prob? anyone have any ideas thanks


You appear to have a HP Pavilion Media Center a1640n (RC663AA) desktop which was introduced in August 2006 and came with Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005.

We're not there to see what's installed and what condition it's in, so there can be any number of reasons why you're having so many issues with it.

The "Solve a problem" section may be helpful to you.


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Is there a test kit to test whether motherboard is good or bad?


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I have a P4 2.8 Ht 512-kb l2 Cache. I,m thinking about getting a LGA775 motherboard. I looked up to see what cpu it supports, it dose support the 2.8 Ht 1mb l2 cache. Will this board work with the 2.8 512?

A:775 Motherboard

No, I pretty sure your P4 is a socket 478 processor. The 478 and 775 are the number of pins the processor and motherboard must have to be phyiscally compatible.

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I was looking around and found this:


But i am wondering, would all my current components (that i am not upgrading) be compatible.

it says the FSB is 1333/1066 and DDR2 1066 as standard memory...would this mean i cannot use my existing DDR2 800 RAM or would I need to buy new RAM all together?

It has the PCIe 2.0 x16 slot so i can use my existing video card, power supply and other components.

I was planning on purchasing it with the Intel Core 2 Duo 2.66 to replace my Celeron D 3.2

Just wondering mainly about the memory thing...will 800 work in the 1066 slot.

The motherboard is 12 x 8.3 (which is smaller than my current) So i am pretty sure that I would not need to change cases either.

Thoughts Suggestions?

A:New Motherboard

awesome, so now i just need to conjure up $200 for the new mobo and PCU and everything will be golden.

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Hi, I have a computer but the motherboard isnt as good as i want it to be so i want a new one
I need one that is SLI capable of 2 8800GTX Ultra Graphics Cards and I need a minimum of 2 PCI slots spare, I also need 4 Slots for my RAM but with modern motherboards i dont think that is a problem LOL, and it has to be Intel 775
Also money doesnt matter I dont really care about the cost as long as it is worth the price, please can you send links for online stores in the UK if possible

A:Motherboard Help

There is such a thing as GOOGLE... Have at it! Having no money worries, the sky's the limit. ABIT has some nice SLI capable boards in the $170-$190 range. Of course you could go with boards in the $70 range too

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hi i need a MOTHERBOARD DSC 950M 4GB i7-5500U WIN, part number 812712-601, a electricity problem, caused burned components of the motherboard. Laptop Information Model: HP ENVY NOTEBOOK (15T-AE000)SERIAL NUMBER: CND53579DHPRODID: L3T62AV REQUESTED PART: MOTHERBOARD DSC 950M PART NUMBER: 812712-601  I HOPE YOU CAN HELP ME PLEASE BEST REGARDS ESNARDO CEDENO     

A:i need a new motherboard

Hi,You need:Part No: 812712-601Description: MOTHERBOARD DSC 950M 4GB i7-5500U WINNot in stock in HP part store at present: https://parts.hp.com/hpparts/Search_Results.aspx?mscssid=7CBF0EB54B2D4F7E917730DDCB6E68AA&SearchIn=P...No idea where you could get it. I'm not getting it from any online sellers worldwide except this:http://www.waresphere.com/store/motherboard-w-i7-5500u-hp-envy-15-ae000-n16p-gt-a2-812712-601-la-c50...You could try the part number in your country?We're just volunteers/end users here helping members with technical issuesThis is not the official HP technical supportHP maintains no official presence herePhone assist: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/ww-phone-assist.htmlRegardsVisruth

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A couple weeks ago I started having some random crashes which often had a popping sound. It would generally restart or try to restart. After one crash it wouldn’t restart so I was checking main power plug in and it seemed loose since it restarted after I reseated plug in. Now it won’t boot up. It will get to Windows Starting screen and run this for about 20 seconds before going black. It will stay black till I force a shut down with power switch. Sometimes I see monitor going to sleep message when it goes black. I am assuming this means a loss of signal.

I have three hard drives that can boot up and it acts the same on all three, Two Windows 7 Pro and one XPPro. It will boot fine into safe mode and seems to run OK with no crashes or shut downs. Memory diagnostic test and Norton virus and spy ware scan done in safe mode revealed nothing. It does same thing whether using onboard video or Radeon 4670 video card.

The motherboard is MSI DKA 790 GX, CPU IS AMD 64 X2 Brisbane 2600 65 watt, PSU is PC power and Cooling 759 watt ATX12V/EPS SLI Certified. RAM is 4 GB G.Skill DDR2 800.

Is there anything I can do to try clarify problem more beside taking it to repair shop.

A:Do I need a new motherboard?

Whenever your machine shuts down improperly, there is file system damage. That should always be repaired after a shutdown of that type. It is even possible that drivers were corrupted.

Check all your connections and reseat as many components as you can. Check Device Manager for any obvious problems. Try updating your graphics drivers.

Did you get any errors with those crashes? Can you post any memory dumps found in C:\Windows\minidump so we can check for what caused the crash?

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Hi Everyone,

I first of all want to thank everyone for their help so far. If you've been following my threads you'll see I've had major problems with my computer. It has fallen apart first the GPU then the CPU and now the MOBO. I've decided it will be better just to start over.

I like the look of this motherboard: Here

Asus P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 Motherboard (Socket 1155, ATX, DDR3, USB 3.0, HDMI, Bluetooth Module)

Which CPU would I buy for this MOBO? I had an Intel core i7 920 before and wouldn't want something the same or better.

I have a new GPU:

Gainward GTX 570 Phantom 1280MB GDDR5 Dual DVI HDMI DisplayPort PCI-E Graphics Card

an Antec Dark Fleet 85 Case and an Antec 1200 watt PSU and 12 GB of DDR 3 RAM.

Thanks and I apologise for asking so many questions I've just had a bit of a nightmare week.

A:Which CPU for this Motherboard?

Hello Blue
You can visit the following site and scrolling down to (CPU,CHIPSET & GRAPHIC FEATURES) and choose what ASUS recommands for this type of motherboard then choose one of them

ASUS - Motherboards- ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3

Good luck

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These are my comp specs


I upgraded to 2 ram and filled my AGP slot with an ATI Radeon x1950 PRO

Is there a motherboard i can get that can fit my current graphics card? I also want to get a good processor for the motherboard as well.

This is the ram i have


Thank you

EDIT: I forgot to mention I'm looking for an AM2 socket.


I was thinking of this one


but i dont know if the ram sticks are compatible with it... any suggestions please?

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My motherboard has been acting up so I bought a new one....it is almost completely the same except that it can run in SLI mode so its plus a PCI x16 if I install all the new drivers do I need to wipe my HD? Ive never installed a new motherboard w/out making a whole new comp.

A:New Motherboard

You should be able to just the motherboard and install the new drivers if they have the same basic chipset.

But if the system does not boot into Windows then you'll need to do a repair install of Windows XP. http://www.webtree.ca/windowsxp/rep... XP by Installing Over top of Existing Setup:

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Hi everyone, I'm deemax. My first time here. I've been testing motherboards that I'm going to sell. I ran across one that I bought from tigerdirect in a FireLite case back around 2003. I google'd it going by the heatsinc fan-1200+, and I ended up here. Someone had one of these mobo's but with problems. This one seems to work good. It's a micro atx board red in color. It looks sort of like a MSI board that I built for a extra system. I did a complete sweep on the HDD, loaded XP sp1, and all I can get during post is the AMI BIOS date- 9/26/2002 S. and 1200+, then HHD and CDRom. It has a 900 mhz Duron CPU, 256 mb ram, 2-PCI slots, 1- 4x''s AGP slot. It was pass word protected, so I cleared BIOS, and started over. 1 by 1 , I'm going in the right direction but cant find make or mod. I ran Belarc Advisor and I D came up blank. Has anyone ever figured out who made this board? VIA chips but one looks like it said Diamond, but there's a AMI sticker on it. While I wait for reply's I'm going to chck out AMI's website to see who used their BIOS released on the date above. Thanks, deemax

Well after I ran AMI moterboard ID, found out it was an ECS board. When I tried to remove the heatsinc, it pulled 4 small chips off the CPU. Now I have 2 memory sticks, and heatsinc/fan for sale...

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My computer is pretty new about 6 months old. As I was looking for a new video card for my computer, I opened my case to see what slots I had. I was pretty disapointed because i only saw 3 pci slots and no other slots. I also noticed that there was an empty space on my motherboard with two holes that looked like an agp slot has been taken off. Is there a way to put an agp slot into my mohterboard?

A:motherboard help

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Hey! I was wondering what kind of motherboard u would recommend me with a price at maximum 180$(little more doesnt matter) ! - Socket 1155! I would like a UEFI Bios but it is not the most important thing
Thx in advance


There's not much point to spreading your requests about a new build over multiple threads.

Nothing at all wrong with the one you chose in the other thread.

It has 4 RAM slots. So I am wondering why you are buying 8 sticks of RAM?

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I have recently obtained a set of Corsair 256mb memory sticks and installed them in the correct slots. At first I made sure I unplugged all the power wires and stuff then touched a piece of metal and all that. I then took out my old stick and put in the Corsair sticks. The first time I had one stick in all the way and the other one was backwards and I thought it was in...I turned on the computer and the power light came on but nothing came on the screen...I then realized I had the one in backwards, so I put it in the right way. Now my problem is that the fans turn on but my power light does not and nothing appears on the screen. Even when I try to open the CD drive it doesn't want to open. I tried installing my old ram in and the same thing happend. I then went to my friends house check and see if I had bad ram and it worked on his computer and his is the same as mine. I even bought a can of air and blew out all the dust in the ports and inside the comp and the same thing keeps on happening. Any suggestions on what I should do or what went wrong would be greatful.

A:Motherboard Help

You may have burnt out your motherboard by installing the memory backwards. Have you tried using each slot on the motherboard with a single stick of memory? You shoudl also try clearing the CMOS by using the Clear CMOS jumper or by popping out the CMOS battery for a few minutes if you can't find the right jumper.

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Recently booting up Windows XP has become problematic. I some times get "No OS". I use Super-racks and have two hard-drives. Only one has an active partition. The XP drive with the active partition was always in the Primary Master position, but will no loner boot from that position. It will boot 90% of the time from the Secondary Master Position. Whenever it fails to boot, I just remove the other drive and restart, and then it boots. I then re-install the primary drive and the secondary drive will boot. When I say fails to boot, I don't mean Windows fails to complete start-up. I get post, but no boot.

I suspect an intermittent motherboard, but I guess it could be the CPU or RAM.

The 2GB of RAM is from Crucial and is faster than required (PC3200 instead of PC2700). The CPU is a Pentium 4 Prescott 3.4ghrtz and the mobo is an Elite Groups P4M800CE-8237.

Money being in short supply, I was thinking of buying a motherboard that can make use of the CPU and the RAM, but I would hate to buy another board only to find out that the CPU or RAM is the culprit.

By the way. I changed the Super-Racks and cables, and the hard-drives jumpers are in the correct positions.

Can anyone hazard a guess on the chances of Motherboard, CPU or RAM being the problem?


A:Motherboard, CPU or RAM?

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Its been awhile since I built my last rig. My specs are above. Now I feel its time for me to upgrade.

I want a faster cpu and therefore I need a new motherboard . I would also like to keep as much of my current equipment as possible to hold down costs

I need a New Motherboard that uses DDR1 RAM, IDE and SATA outlets and PCI and AGP slots?

How much of this is possible on a dual core cpu?

A:Can You help me with a new Motherboard?

Maybe you should start from scratch and build a totally new computer. For stuff like GTA4 etc etc etc I would rather go for the new mobo's(pci-e slot). You can go for AMD Phenom II cpu's and Radeon HD 5770,5850,5870 series GPU's. You talk about upgrade, so in that line I would bounce away from the older stuff(like agp cards) and build new from scratch

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Hi guys, I've got a ASRock P4S61.
After much looking about I'd like to upgrade my graphics and memory.
So I downloaded AIDA32 to find out my memory and my graphics card is onboard.

So basically I'm wondering if this motherboard will allow me to use a good graphics card on it?
I've been thinking of buying a high end graphics card but I don't know if my motherboard would cope with it.

Thanks guys,


That's a fairly old board.
It has a 8X AGP video card slot.
It won't run as well as todays PCI Express 2.0 cards but you
can use a 8x AGP video card.
Still much better than onboard.

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Why it say this "Some Intel H110 chipset motherboards may need a BIOS update prior to using Kaby Lake-S CPUs. Upgrading the BIOS may require a different CPU that is supported by older BIOS revisions."
Should I buy a different compatible CPU?

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Hi..Im working on this older computer..with an AMD Duron processor..the computer restarts itself after a few minutes after Windows is loaded..I put in a new PSU, tried a new memory stick, took out all the PCI cards, put in a new CPU fan with thermal grease and the computer still restarts itself and it takes a while to start it back up sometimes..the only other possibilities IMO are the CPU and the motherboard are bad....can anyone give me any advice ?? any info is appreciated

A:Is this a bad CPU or a bad motherboard ??

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please my system did not come up,but i discovered that without switching on the power the fans are working and the nh82801gb always hot.the board did not recognise the switsch botton.....please what should i do?


Looks to me like time to replace the mb...
How old is your system?
Looks like you have a Intel® Core?2 Quad Processor Q8300 (4M Cache, 2.50 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB)?
If I am correct ...
Something like this might be worth considering.
or perhaps Something like this

BUT... if the mb has been damaged, there is a chance your cpu has been as well.
This might make it advisable to replace both at once. Some places offer "packages" or "bundles".
THEN... you have the question of the your power supply...
And if you change boards, your existing memory may not be compatible with the new board...

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