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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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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 (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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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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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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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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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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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'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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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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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 have a i5 Motherboard. If I replace it with an i7 Motherboard and a new CPU will I have to re-install Windows 7?

A:New Motherboard

For best results, I would always reload the OS after changing out a motherboard.

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Hi, I need to know the brand of my motherboard because I don't have audio and not the best vidio.I don't know the brand of the PC because is home made and I don't see any mark inside the PC (motherboardd). Thes Pc have win2k installed. Anyone of you know any way or free solfware that can help me?


P.D Thaks for you help whit my resolution problem. I fixed already



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I am trying to find a Socket 7 motherboard that supports Pentium 233MX. I am searching high and low here in the UK ( would like a UK site).
The old MB is SIMM and it is very costly, if you know what I mean. I am after one with DIMM, obviuosly.
Also, I see that alot of MB's today have only PCI's. Mine is old, and some cards(modem and sound) are in the 16-bit ISA's. I can cope with onboard sound, and can even go with externel modem.

Is there anyone that can direct me to a site that sells these types of MB's?



A:Looking for a motherboard

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My computer has just quit on me because of an apparent motherboard problem. I am using this as an opportunity to upgrade both the board and the CPU which are en-route as I write this. I moving up from an Athlon 64 socket 939 to a Phenom II socket AMD 3 on an Asus M4A88T-M/USB3 board.

Reading through the tutorial on transferring 7 to a new computer it appears to me that the new system will not boot or am I misunderstanding? I assume this means that I will have to re-install everything so, should I just re-install over the existing OS or should I format the drive first?

I would appreciate any advice or observations on the processes that I need to follow to successfully get the new system working. I feel sure that the information is already here somewhere but I'm not sure where, or what to look for.

My computer knowledge and skills are very limited so I warn anyone replying that their input will probably generate even more questions from me.

A:New motherboard and CPU

You are getting new chipsets, so you need a re-install.

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Hi everybody!

You might want to help me decide which motherboard is suited for me. The reason for upgrade is for heavy photo editing, graphics design, and video editing (not that much) purposes. Also, some games. I don't do OC.

For the meantime, I'll be using my old 80GB 7200RPM IDE hard drive just to cut cost.

So I'm choosing between Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3P and Foxconn 975X7AB-8EKRS2H. Maybe you can recommend other boards of this level.

I'm looking for a board that has Firewire, Crossfire, Dual Channel, Native DDR 800 Support, Supports Quad Core, etc. If permits, eSATA also.

But definitely, all of things I want can not be all in one motherboard. If in case there's one, I'm sure I have to pay the price.

My planned setup is as follows:
- Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3P or Foxconn 975X7AB-8EKRS2H or your recommendation
- 2GB DDR2 667
- My existing 80GB 7200 IDE
- 7600GS 256MB 128Bit DDR2 PCI-E
- Liteon LH-20A1S-11 DVD-Writer (20x) SATA
- and the rest

One more thing, is advisable to invest with Intel P35 chipset motherboards that supports the future 45nm processors? Reason why I asked, for future upgrade.

Thank you very much in advance! Sorry for too many questions.



A:Which motherboard is for me? HELP!

Go with Gigabyte!

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There are three in the wish list I can't decide on...Please help:


(And no, no parts are missing...I have everything else needed. Just please help me decide on a mobo)

A:Which motherboard should I go with?

That 7 series chipset on the Gigabyte looks quite tempting, but nobody can resist the style behind an ASUS.

The BIOSTAR is very nice, as well... I just don't know which to pick >__<

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I'm planning to install a new motherboard into my old rig, I have no CD for the motherboard:
1) Will Windows 7 boot with the new motherboard?
2) If windows boots up, will Windows Update find the drivers for the motherboard?

A:New Motherboard. . .

Most likely yes to both of your questions. I don't use the cd's that come with mobos. I go with Windows drivers and if something is missing, i visit the mfg website and download the latest driver from there.

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I have the following

ECS NFORCE 570 SLIT-A (V5.1) LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI ATX Intel Motherboard

LG 18X DVD±R Super-Multi DVD Burner
Albatron Geforce 7300GS
Kingston ValueRAM 1GB
Pentium 4 3.2 Ghz

This setup was running flawlessly for about 2-3 months now and then suddenly it started to not boot up properly every other power up. When I would hit the power button, it would just freeze at the BIOS screen where it says "press del to enter BIOS setup" The only other thing it would say is the version of my BIOS and the type of processor. Upon restarting it would usually work. I re-seated the processor, memory, and vid card. Then it worked for a few days with out any problems. I came back from the weekend to find it just got stuck on the bios screen no matter how many times i tried to reset. I made sure my memory was in right, made sure all the connections were good, etc. Upon turn on, No video output. System would just idle. No power to CD drive. No beeps or anything. System would just idle. Please Help!!!!!!

A:ECS motherboard help.. plz!

Just a guess - put in a new bios battery.

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Hi, I download the 'SIW ' from gtopala and I get a lote of information but not the Motherboard's Manufacture.Can you help me again?


try this http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4181.html

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My emachine T2825 motherboard went belly up. I have never replaced a motherboard so I thought since I'm replacing it I might as well try and to upgrade it to a faster one. Can I do this? How will I know what model board will work in my PC? Also will these boards come with a processor on them and if not how will I know what processor will work on the board I get? and should I get another power supply with more wattage? I have a 250 watt PS now. Where can I get these items? Sorry for all the questions but thanks for any advice.


A:What motherboard should I get?

Almost all motherboards have a socket for a processor so the processor can be upgraded, and do not come with the processor. The manufacturer will say what socket type it supports and also usually will have a processor compatibility list on their website. 250W isn't a lot, but will power a basic system. If you'll be significantly upgrading the computer a higher power supply would be better. A good place to buy in the US is newegg.com.

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i have an acer 6500aspire i need to change out my mother board i wont to upgrade please help. what do i need? somebody told me i would have to replace more than the motherboard.


Without having the specs for your machine it's hard to say. Most oem machines have proprietary cases, etc. New motherboards won't line up right for mounting or for the i/o's on the back.

You may be better off buying a new case and power supply along with the mobo, then use what you can from the old machine, ie hard drive, cd, floppy, etc.

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I currently have an azza mobo, it is a socket 370 and a slot 1 board, in the manual it says I can have only 1 CPU, why then is there a CPU and a simm in slot 1?
I am looking to upgrade to a ASUS CUSL2-C mobo but this is only a socket 370 board, does this mean i have to get a duel board or not?


Do you have a FCPGA processor package or slot 1. That will determine which motherboard you get. The asus board is FCPGA. Don't confused you dimm slots with processor slots.
Your motherboard is manufacturer to accept either one FCPGA or one Slot1 processor but it is not a dual processor board in the sense that you can run two processors in smp.
Also you would need to be running win2k for dual processors as win98 doesn't support duals.

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i have two questions.

1. i think my motherboard is broken and i need to replace it but i dont know how to choose the right motherboard for my cpu. i have a P4 3.2 ghz processor.
how do i go about getting a new motherboard?

2. im thinking of upgrading to a duelcore soon. what do you guys recomend me to get?

thank you.

A:Motherboard help.

Look at the socket your cpu is now in. On one of the four sides, there is a wider band of material, usually cream colored or beige... the socket is embossed in that frame. From there, it gets easier.

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My computer shut down normally--but on its own. When I turn it on:

blank screen,
no motherboeard light
no monitor screen
no keyboard or mouse light
no beep when I turn the computer on
I have removed menory
Power supply seems to work---fan on the cpu is working
CPU gets hot
could be the video card --- but the above seem to indicate a bad motherboard.

Am I missing something??????????


welcome to TSG.

I'm going to move this to hardware, as it's better suited there. What OS do you have?

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I'm about to purchase the Intel Q6600 and a Nvidia 8800GTX. Which motherboard is best suited for this combination with good overclocking capabilities? I've looked at the Intel 975XBX2KR, and Asus Striker, but the Striker is a little too expensive I think. I appreciate any opinions to help me decide.

Oh... also, what memory should I buy for the the board you suggest?


A:Which Motherboard?

well... I'm an Asus fan boy. the board I have is stable, but overclocks only 35%. If you need something higher go with the psB deluxe, its cheaper too, and there are reported 80% overclocks with aftermarket coolers, or you could always go for the intel badaxe board if you want to get crazy with it.

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Does the MSI 970 gaming motherboard support Intel Core i3 7100 processor and Zotac GTX 1050 Ti 4GB graphics card?


If your're asking about this board
NO -- that's an AMD mainbaord -- requires an AMD CPU, not Intel.

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I am planning on purchasing an AMD compatible motherboard and wanted your opinions on which is the best to purchase and what I should not purchase. I am looking to spend between $50 and $150. Thanks.

A:Best AMD motherboard $50-$150

For what cpu?

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hi I am new and you might find that I am a bit computer stupid, I know some but not alot about them. I had reformatted my hard drive, but couldn't get windows installed, so my brother took my computer and installed windows ME on it, but he did not install the drivers for my motherboard ( all I know is it's a gigabyte mainboard with sound and video on it) he said I had the disk, but I cannot find it, he put this motherboard in it about 5 yrs ago so even if I did have it I am almost positive I wouldn't have it anymore, I have searched for the disk to no avail. I would like to know where I might be able to search online to find the drivers I need. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated

A:motherboard help

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Hi everyone,

I have a question, I am planning on changing my MB and Chip when I do that would my HARD DISK, actually my OS will work with the new MB and chip, or I would have to reformat and reinstall? I am changing from Intel to AMD

A:Getting a new MotherBoard

What OS are you using?

If XP, all you need do is try to boot with the new configuration. If it won't boot, you'll need to do a repair installation. That will preserve all your programs and settings but build a new hardware configuration for your new hardware.

To do a repair installation:

All you do is boot from the CD. When it asks if you want to repair and to press "R", don't. Continue with the installation just like you were installing for the first time.

You will then get a license agreement and it will ask you to press F8 to agree. Right after that screen, you will see a list of Windows installations that setup found. It will ask if you want to repair it. Read the directions on that page!!!

Then, you will actually press "R" this time and XP will re-install. Easy as pie.

When done, you will be back to your familiar desktop with everything looking just like it did before. But all your Windows Updates are gone and you will need to get those again.

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Any thoughts on this about motherboard temperature?

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Hi, I recently had a small burnout on my motherboard that seems to have only affected me being able to use my PS2 ports. The rest of the computer responds well but I am unable to get past the pre windows bios check. There is a simple error msg that says that my keyboard is locked out and that I should unlock it.
If anyone has experienced something like this and knows how to solve this problem please give your advice.


Pressing both shift keys + alt unlocks a keyboard in Windows but if your computer doesn't boot that far you could be in trouble. Your BIOS may need to be changed to enable USB keyboard but I don't know how you can do this without a working keyboard. You may be needing a new motherboard!

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Hi, I have a computer I was curious about updating a bit (specs - 640MB RAM, AMD Athlon 1.13 GHz, motherboard is MSI MS-6378).

My question is, how easy would it be to buy a new proccessor to replace the 1.13 GHz. I'd go for something like an AMD Ahtlon XP2500+ if I could, BUT I don't know how to work out what CPUs my mainboard supports.

I found this web page (http://www.msi.com.tw/program/products/mainboard/mbd/pro_mbd_cpu_support_detail.php?UID=22&kind=1) showing the CPUs it supports, but in that chart how do I know what my PCB version is?

I'm really confused about all this stuff, so any and all help would be greatly appreciated Thanks!

A:How do I know what CPU my motherboard can take?

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