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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 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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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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I have a T61 15.4" widescreen Machine Type 6457 with the infamous NVIDIA GPU issue.  I thought it had "died" a few years back and had been sitting in my basement until recently when I decided to work on it.  As expected there is the usual green/ yellow vertical lines on the LCD display.  That said, when I plugged in an external monitor using the VGA output, the output is correct.  So my question is: do I really have a bad GPU or is it the LCD display that died?

A:T61 failed Nvidia GPU motherboard to Intel GPU motherboard swap in 2018

There is no way to know without testing.  There are separate connections from the video controller for the LCD and for the external monitor.  With a GPU failure, either or both could be bad.  The only way to be certain is to try a different motherboard or panel.  If the entire width has lines, it is more likely to be the GPU.  One thing to try is to press lightly on the LCD bezel at the point where the lines start.  If the lines change, the panel is more likely to be the problem.  As I said, the only sure way is to swap something.

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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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'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 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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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 am thinking of upgrading my motherboard, processer, and memory but i am limited on the amount of money to about $200. I am looking for just about anything. Any comments would be appreciated

A:Motherboard Help!

I dunno about US prices, but assuming that probably gets you about 150 pounds worth of stuff (exchange rates don't apply with hardware, I think, US is cheaper) I would imagine that you will get SOMETHING for that. Probably a Duron or Celeron with some kind of cheap mobo and 256MB RAM. I dunno, maybe I am being stupid because I don't know US prices, but I have bought a motherboard chip and RAM for about that here, but it was low end kit, believe me.

You will probably be looking at 256MB RAM, some jetway mobo, and with that you MAY be able to stretch to an OK processor like a better Semperon, Celeron or you MIGHT even get a low end AMD 64 cpu. Try to get a good CPU if you can, because you could always upgrade memory and then finally motherboard after that in later stages. If you are on a budget (which I well remember being on, believe me) then try to think long term. This is not the first upgrade you will be getting, so try to plan it that way.

Someone here who actually lives in your country will be able to tell you better, but I am sure you will get SOMETHING for that.

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I have a computer that begins to boot and then the screen turns to garbage. It sometimes displays the bios splash screen then turns to junk. Other times I get to the Windows screen before it goes bad. I can get into the bios setup screen for a time, then it goes to junk. There doesn't seem to be any pattern.I replaced the Ram, tried a different video card, disconnected the HDD. I am running Winxp, SP3. Mobo is Asus P5PE-vm. Processor is Pentium 4. Is the likely culprit the Motherboard, processor, or BIOS?

A:Is motherboard bad?

What do you mean "goes to junk"?

Have you tried another monitor?

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I am going to build an Athlon 64 computer and would like advice on which motherboard to use.
I am not a gamer my main interests are Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Premiere.
I do no want SLI but would like SATA2, plenty memory slots, Firewire.
Two boards I have been looking at are the Asus A8N-E and the Epox EP-9NPA+Ultra.
Any advice by anyone using these two boards or general advice on the best board would be very welcome.

A:Which Motherboard

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I need to buy a new motherboard and i am lokking for a LG775 socket w/ SLI (dual sli is good enough) With some pci-e 1x slots thatr dont get covered by the VGA like some boards. DDR2 is more preferable. Also on board sound is not nessacery since i got a good sound card. So does anyone any suggestions?

A:Motherboard Help

NF 680i, 650lt, 730i,790i ultra

if u want Xfire take P35 or X38

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my computer is the standard hp pavillion a522n its a 2004 it runs pci and im looking for an upgrade the procesor is 478 pin and i need something new like agp so i meen is there any mother board i can by the case is micro atx any help and if im wrong correct me but i need something new much thanks in advance

A:Help need new motherboard

One of these will work:

You will need a PCI-e video card, not AGP and DDR2 memory

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How Windows XP tell the type of motherboard installed in the system.


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My motherboard is slowly fading (9+ years) the only thing connected is the hdd. Can I replace the motherboard with a new one without having to buy and install a copy of win10?

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I'm a noob at building computers and trying to build a gaming computer. I was wondering if anyone knows a good motherboard for Amd 64 x2 3800+? I plan on using only 1x PCI-E and so don't really need SLI.

A:x2 motherboard?


Thats about the best board you can buy.

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im yninking about buying a radeon hd3870 or a geforce 8800gt can anyone can anyone suggest a good motherboard for these what will also take ddr2 memory /cheers guys


my budget is 300 pounds my motherboard i have now is asrock 4core dual vista but it dosent have pci graphics x16 what them cards need /i have 2 gig of ram and a pentium 1.75 dual core processor

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So i planing to buy this motherboard: Newegg.com - ASRock B75 PRO3 LGA 1155 Intel B75 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
But then i found this motherboard:Newegg.com - ASRock H77 Pro4-M LGA 1155 Intel H77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

So which is better?
The cpu im going with is :Newegg.com - Intel Core i3-2120 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I32120

A:Which motherboard is better?

I was looking at both of those motherboards just yesterday.
Asrock likes putting the SATA ports at 90 degrees at the edges, don't they?

- The H77 supports RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10. If you don't plan on using RAID this is irrelevant.
- The B75 has more SATA ports. Plan on using a lot of hard drives?
- The H77 has 3 PCIE 3.0/2.0 16x slots, but the B75 only 1 PCIE 3.0 16x slot, and 1 PCIE 2.0 16x slot.

I'd go with the H77, as it has more SATA ports, it takes up less space, the RAM can be O/C'd to 2200MHz in future (if you upgrade your processor), and you can run 3-way CrossfireX. There really isn't a whole lot of difference between them. I do think you should see what others say as well, though, before making a decision.

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Hey everyone. I've got an Emachines T3265 computer I was looking at for a friend. When she told me it didnt start and it happened after a storm I assumed it was the power supply. However I tested the power supply on a Ultra Power Supply Tester. As long as the main motherboard power cable isn't hooked up to the motherboard, the lights come on. If it is hooked into the mobo, nothing happens except for a sort of ticking sound coming from either the PSU or MOBO. Does it seem that a new motherboard will do the trick or should I hold off on getting one from Ebay and try something else? Thanks!

A:Bad Motherboard?

How many watts is the power supply? are you saying it came with the computer? im not farmiluar with emachines but im guessing it has nothing to do with your power supply, also define : didn't start.....like the display didnt come on? did the cpu fan/case fans come on? do you get power in the motherboard usb units?, does ethernet green light when you plug it in? (small green light next to ethernet port)........im gonna need more info before i try to noodle this one out.

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Hello, The motherboard I want to get is the Biostar Motherboard for AMD Athlon/AthlonXP/Duron processors , Model# M7NCD PRO Retail, but people have said that they do not like Biostar...I don't know, I like this board, because I wanted an nForce2 400 chipset, and I just like all the options..anyways, is the reason people told me they don't like Biostar because it doesn't perform good, of the fact that they just odn't like it personally?

Thanks in advance

PS-what is hte max processer it can take? I think it is 3200+, according to the link.


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So at the moment, i have a pretty bad compaq with an intel celeron processor. I have been researching new motherboards and cpu combos. It is also running on Vista. As long as it's a combo, will I have any problems with compatibility?

A:New Motherboard/CPU

pretty much, 250GB Serial ATA hard drive (7200 rpm), Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 with 64MB dedicated video memory and up to 251MB total available memory as allocated by Windows Vista.

im just starting to getting into "building" my own pc so i apologize haha. eventually going to replace it all.

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Hi my Dell I5laptop is nt getting charged.I had shown to 3repairs ing shops all said that motherboard issue.and they told there is no available ability of i 5 processor and they replace. With i 3 and without graphic card and at cost 13000/- as there is no availability of i 5 processor of dell .I live in vapi dist valsad gujarat india .plz help me to resolve the issue.

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it looks like i am going to need a new motherboard what is a good processor
for not a big budget also a motherboard for the same budget i do alot of graphics an business work on my computor aslo do some web building right now i just got a pny geforce 9500gt aslo have 3gig of ram an a power supply that is at 500 by coolmax aslo have a dvdrw 22x dual layer an a cdrw 24x an a 160 gig harddrive with windows xp media edition


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I want to upgrade a family computer. basically I want to know which motherboard would suit me best. I want to put a P4 2.4ghz processor in it. it needs to be 6 PCI slots with 1 AGP and 3 DIMM slots. I need to get ram with it too but I only want about 512mb RAM. what is the best deal out there for a mobo with these specs that would be a good family computer? low price is always liked

A:what motherboard do I get?

SOLTEKSL-KT600-RL would be a good choice for Athlons. $84 over at new-egg.


Review http://www.tweaktown.com/document.php?dType=review&dId=500
Or a nice nforce2 board if you can find one with 6 PCI slots. Although, I can't see why you'd need 6 with all the stuff that comes onboard.

Chaintech Motherboard for AMD Athlon/Athlon XP/Duron Processors, Model# 7NJL4 $70

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hi guys,

i have a dell inspiron I7 core laptop...dont know exact model,could look up service tag if need be...

when i push the power button sometimes it starts and boots normally (5 or 7 goes)
then the power button flashes once and shuts downs,will keep doing this till i either:
take the charger out,hold down power button,plug charger back in (sometimes it works,sometimes it doesnt)
sometimes i have to take the ram out and reseat it in the other port,then im back to step one,it could boot
a few times then stops again.

i have disconnected the hard drive
tried a 4gb same speed ram
i also tried a different power supply

amazing,cause when it works it works fine...but every so often it just shuts down

do you think in your experience it could be the dc jack? maybe the dc jack is faulty causing this
im about to phone dell tech support,though i think it could be a waste of time.

A:is my motherboard gone

You're right is suggesting that it's the DC jack. The jack is one of the first places that take damage from use. Unfortunately, it's an expensive fix as the laptop will need to have the motherboard removed to replace/repair the jack that's soldered on to the motherboard.

Jiggling the jack when it's plugged into your laptop can help temporarily with this issue, but the issue will deteriorate with use.

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I had notebook 450 G2 j4s43ea and my keyboard not working. I contacted with service they replaced keyboard controller but it didn't help. They said to replace motherboard. Who knows where to order motherboard for this notebook?Thanks.

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Hey everyone.
I plan on doing some large upgrades to my computer soon. I'm getting an i7 4770k and plan on overclocking to about 4GHz (maybe 4.5). I also plan on getting a Gigabyte gtx 770 or possibly a 780 if I can get some more money. All I need now is a motherboard. I like Gigabyte motherboards but I'm willing to try an Asus board if it's recommended. I plan on using this computer for gaming.
The 3 motherboards I've been looking at are these:

Which one of those would be the best for me? What's the difference between them all? And finally, would you recommend I get a different board all together?

A:Motherboard help?

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A:Which Motherboard

asus. dfi isn't bad, though.

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Hey guys i decided today i wanted a motherboard that would support xfire/sli
I decided i liked the look of this one http://www.ebuyer.com/349910-gigabyt...rd-ga-970a-ds3
I have a few questions though
1. Would it support sli for newer cards with out severe bottle necking
2.would it support my old phenom II or must i buy an am3+ cpu
3. Will I have to get a new windows 7
Curent windows 7 i use

A:New am3+ motherboard

Yes...that mobo will support your current hardware but will only run crossfire, that's according the the spec page. There are also some limitations due to CPU, RAM and crossfire configuration. See notes on spec page.

GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket AM3+ - GA-970A-D3 (rev. 1.0/1.1)

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