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How easy or difficult is it to Change a mobo in a laptop?

Q: How easy or difficult is it to Change a mobo in a laptop?

Hi all, How easy or hard is it for a novice to change a mobo in a laptop.

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A: How easy or difficult is it to Change a mobo in a laptop?

laptop + mobo = NO

I would say extremely difficult to do it correctly and not advisable at all.
The cpu in almost all laptops is unable to come out, they solder it in.

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I have a Averatec 5100 laptop that has two easy buttons next to the power button. According to the manual I downloaded from the Averatec site, there is a way to change the settings on what function they start. But, I couldn't find anywhere in the manual where it told you how to do it. Currently they open the internet & outlook, and I'd like to change it to open the volume setting and control panel.

Any suggestions?


A:How do you change easy buttons on an Averatec laptop?

Install the drivers that came with the comptuer and check the options available.

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windows xp3 amd processor radeon xpress 200 graphics. I've run into a serious problem that is hard to pinpoint. I had my nvidia G-Force graphics card  working with sp2. I made no changes to anything. Updated to sp3 with the redistributable. Restarted. Windows went to boot up, and after a few moments at the logo load screen, the screen flickered and everything froze. Had to hard press to turn off. Tried to boot into safe mode, and froze during driver load at "agpCPQ.sys".
Unplugged my 6 pin power connector from graphics card. Started up. Loaded normal. ---- Success (sort of)
The web said that on amd computers you need to disable intelppm. Did all that. It was never an issue as it started up anywho. Used driver uninstall utility from webgeeks or whatever its called, to get rid of any intel or nvidia drivers thinking nvidia 3.12 + was bad. Tried to uninstall windows sp3 3 different ways. Fails. Reinstalled sp3. That worked. Then tried to uninstall. Fails. Disabled AHCI mode, fails to boot with gfx card still.
I'm probably forgetting something but life is keeping me from Nvidia for the moment lol.  
- Nvidia Worked on sp2
- Freezes with sp3
- without gfx card sp3 still doesnt boot into safemode now when it did on sp2 before update
- no restore points (thats great)
- Cant uninstall sp3
Onboard Graphics card: ATI Radeon Express 200 Series

A:Seemingly easy problem proves difficult. Win xp sp3, amd radeon nvidia

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My wife and I are on a Verizon plan. She wants to keep the old Blackberry, but I want to move on to an Android. We have both had Blackberrys up til now, and we use the Blackberry Messenger a lot, it's like free SMS. The sales person suggested using Google Talk, for free SMS if I switch to an Android.
I am only concerned about texting to my wife, I rarely text to anyone else.
Any useful info is appreciated. Thanks.

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How difficult or easy would it be for me to wire my street with Free Internet? What i mean is, i am getting ready to set up wireless internet in my home to 3 other computers, i understand it would be just as easy to let people on my street use my home internet too,just by telling them to look for the signal with thier wireless adaptors.

Security? no issues with me, i never use the computer for anything worth stealing via a wireless connection, no banking no passwords,etc.

A:Solved: How difficult or easy would it be to wire my street with Free Internet?

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I have to change the mobo because the interface for the charger gives off smoke. I tried a different power cord and same thing smoke would go off. Its a hp laptop. Now if i can find the mobo and switch it out, how difficult is it? And i want to keep the hdd data. How do i keep that data once i plug the hdd to the new mobo?

A:Laptop needs mobo to be changed. How can I change it?

You look up the make and model number for the motherboard in that HP and either get one from HP or somewhere else like Ebay. You will need the workshop manual for your model from HP -- download as a PDF.
If the motherboard is identical to the one you have, and you have fitted it correctly, the disk should just work as before.

It is not difficult if you follow the manual and take care not to force things, but you do need to be patient and mechanical skill is a good idea.. You should make a paper/card template for the screws and bits as you take them apart.

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I've been having trouble being able to change my wallpaper and screen saver, among other display things.

When I right-click on the desktop and click on Properites, as soon as I click on the Desktop tab, I get 2 errors. One says:

rundll32.exe - Application Error
The instruction at "0x6370a3ba" referenced memory at "0x00000000". The memory could not be "read".
and the other error says:

Run a DLL as an App has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

Needless to say, this becomes annoying and difficult. What should I do?

A:It's very difficult to change my background...

Sounds like you may have a corrupt DLL.

Firstly, run SFC to refresh all system files.

Strat - Run - type "SFC /scannow" into the run dialog box and hit enter.
Do not type the "", and be sure to put a space between "SFC" and " /scannow"

If you get it right, a dialogue box appears and show progress. Takes a few minutes, you may or may not be asked for your Windows CD.

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I've been having trouble being able to change my wallpaper and screen saver, among other display things.

When I right-click on the desktop and click on Properites, as soon as I click on the Desktop tab, I get 2 errors. One says:

rundll32.exe - Application Error
The instruction at "0x6370a3ba" referenced memory at "0x00000000". The memory could not be "read".

and the other error says:

Run a DLL as an App has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

Needless to say, this becomes annoying and difficult. What should I do?

A:It's very difficult to change my background...

did this all of a sudden happen? what were you doing before you began receiving such errors?

scan your computer for any spyware, malware, and viruses if you havent yet.

probably you can try a "chkdsk /r" if that helps out. reboot the computer, go into the bios and change the first boot device to cdrom and save settings. exit the bios and put your windows xp cd in the cdrom. then the computer should boot to the cd and on the main console, choose repair.

the computer will ask you for a password and if you dont have one, just simply hit enter and the computer will skip it. then on C: type in "chkdsk /r" without the "". this should take a bit of time and after the process is done, restart the computer and boot into windows. right click on the desktop again and see if the error still comes up.

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I have a Dell Inspiron 5748, Sn.[Admin NOTE: Service tag removed per TOU policy], 2 GHz Intel Core i7-451U, Win 10 Home (x64) version 16-7 (build 14393.693) and the screen is a very light blue color which makes it hard to read.
As I get older (don't laugh as it will happen to you) the light color and small font makes for difficult computer enjoyment.
I have tried everything I can think of but can't change to "black" and a larger font. I am using Internet Explorer but it doesn't seem to make any difference if I use FireFox. Someone seemed to think that I will need to download a "patch" to allow the Dell to change.
Does anyone have a suggestion or just a fix. I hate to go to Dell and pay a fee to find this out.
Thanks, Dan 


Please remove your Service Tag. Never share the Service Tag number in an open forum like this.
You have a laptop but you posted in the Desktop forum.
Have you used the F11 and F12 keys to decrease/increase screen brightness?
Have you looked at the Display options page in Win 10 to change settings?
Read this: www.windowscentral.com/how-make-text-apps-bigger-windows-10

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I just got a ASUS A8V-E SE Mobo and I now have a Hitachi deskstar ata133 ide HDD.

Heres the specs on the MOBO for storage.

Storage/RAID South Bridge:
- 2 x UltraDMA 133/100/66/33
- 2 x Serial ATA, support RAID 0, RAID 1, and JBOD

The HDD will work on this MOBO will it?

A:MOBO and HDD compatability question. EASY FOR THE ALPHAS!

It should. Just hook the drive up to the UltraDMA ribbon cable and it should be good to go.

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Hi guys - Hope you can help. First off, forgive me for being a neophyte with techie terms - I know some, but most I am unfamiliar with. Always willing to learn though!
Lately, I've been having problems booting up my laptop. Truthfully, I've had this problem off and on for maybe a year, BUT in the last month and especially the last few days, it seems to have gotten worse. Whenever I have to restart my computer, I have to make the attempt numerous times (10-20!) to get it past BIOS (I think that's the right term). I hit ctrl + alt + delete at least 10 times before it will bring me to the screen with my shortcuts, Internet, etc. Today it took 23 times of trying before the computer fired up, and now it's running somewhat slow. I am anxious to solve this problem as you can imagine.

Thanks so much for your time and any suggestions. I'm at wit's end, so I really appreciate your help.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 560 @ 2.13GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 22 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1525 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family, 448 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 51346 MB, Free - 19408 MB; D: Total - 51130 MB, Free - 10412 MB;
Motherboard: Acer, Acadia
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

A:Laptop difficult to boot

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i'm using a compaq presario cq70 laptop, running widows vista.
i've recently noticed some of my keys becoming more difficult to type. i have to press the key more than once to get it to work.

it seems to be the following keys:

y, u, h, j, n, m, 6, 7

which i hadn't noticed till today seem to be in the central part of the keyboard.

A:certain keys on laptop difficult to type

Anything split onto the keyboard?

Also might be loose connector, you can try removing and reconnecting the keyboard. I found this video which might help with that: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YOUNo904sk

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Hello there, I am a windows 8.1 user and I am having a difficult issue with my laptop.
I changed the personalization settings of my screen via screen resolution and then 'make text and other items larger'
The results are these:

Huge panels, huge icons, huge everything!!
Tried every possible way to set it back but I am lacking of knowledge
Can you please help me?

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I have some degree of expeience working inside of desktop computers. I have built from the case up a dozen or so. A friend has a Sony laptop about 2 years old. He says the cdrw drive is bad. All slse is working. I know that the inside of the laptop is very crowded. How easy / hard would it be for me to replace the drive? Any source where I could fing guides etc. for laptop repairs?



A:Is replacing cdrw drive in a laptop difficult?

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Here is a small program for changing boot screens, for Windows 2000 and XP, that seems to work, and it's real easy. It's called BootSkin. You don't have to change anything, just download it, and choose your screen. And there are many different screens that can be downloaded.

Maybe I'm the only one who didn't know about this, but I thought I'd mention it just in case everyone hasn't seen it.

A:Change boot screens easy

I checked out your URL to Bootskin and it looks like a fun thing for some Users. Of course, if you want to change the boot screen yourself, then create one in MSPaint, size ~417x113 pixels, save as a .bmp in the Windows folder. Either way, there's definitely alot of possibilities for the mind.

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Microsoft made a big mistake removing the option of changing the icon of certain file extensions.

I would like to have my html/htm files have a web related icon and not just a blank white paper icon.

Is there an easy tool to make this happen. I have tried going into the registry but I can't seem to get it to work that way.

A:Easy tool to change file icons

I think all those icons can be fund in "explorer.exe"
download a res hacker and check it out

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I've made a complete mess of My Pictures folder and files.

What I did: logged in as non admin user, right clicked Picures folder, then Properties, then Security tab.
With Authenticated users selected clicked Edit next to change permissions. Gave admin password, then clicked Full control Deny box, then apply. Then stupidly disregarded the warning, thinking I could just change it back. Now every Folder and worse, every file is now inaccessible by user and admin.

Is there any way of batch changing the folders and files so that I can access them again, without having to change every one individually?

EDIT: The first folder I tried to EDIT Allow did not allow permissions on the files inside, but so far the rest have allowed the change. O well, only 132 pics in that folder to fix.

A:Easy change back folder & file permissions

Have you tried a system restore? I don't know if a system restore can backtrack file permissions but it's worth a try. I'd do that than rather go through a ton of files to fix.

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Good morning to all of the knowledgeable ones.
This may sonud a silly question
If I replace my Motherboard/cpu/ram on my system will it make the XP o/s on my HDD an"unofficial" copy?. I appreciate the programmes are installed on the HDD but would the modifications make my PC a "new" device.

A:OS/MOBO change out

Yes they would. And anyways, changing the mobo will 95% sure stop your old OS from working or cause some other trouble.

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hey everyone, I am changing my mother board, I would like to beable to run dual video cards eventually. Is there 500DDR, and I would like to have 4 SATA ports, if not more. Best for playing the Everquest II(Intense Graphics) D and D online, Never winter nights. Etc. Motherboard has to support amd 64 athlon, 939 socket. thanks everyone

A:Looking to change MoBO, what would you consider for 100-200 dollars

There are many good boards for wwhat your looking for, whjen you say duel GFX cards do you mean SLI OR CROSSFIRE,

if sli (nvidia's duel GFX card soultion)






if crossfire (ati's duel GFX card soultion)



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Just some questions when I change my Mobo. I am putting in a new mobo,cpu,heatsing, psu,vid card, and memory. I am reusing old atx case, sound card,tv card,HDD's,floppy,cd,and dvd Drives.
#1-will I have to re-install Windows XP or will it just boot up from the original install?
#2 What other dangers will be present?
Thanks for any help, this place ROCKS!

A:Questions regarding Mobo change

Windows doesn't like a massive change to hardware once it's installed. If you're only running one hard drive, you'll have to reinstall the os once you replace all the hardware.
I did find out (by accident on my daughter's computer) that if you had two hard drives (her main hd was used XP Home as the operating system with full SP2; slave drive only had XP Home with SP1), and I did an upgrade on hers. I swapped out my old IDE hard drive because it was bigger than hers and was going to use it for storage on hers as a slave. I then took her original slave drive with only XP and SP 1 on it and changed the jumpers from slave to master, hooked it up and to my surprise it booted.
I'm not going to say this will work everytime, but it did for me. If you only have one hard drive, you'd better back up everything you want to save, then upgrade and reinstall the os. It's better to do a clean install to take care of any problems which may arise later from the original os, so don't just do a Windows repair from the disk, do a complete install.
Best of luck.

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Ok, my question is the following:
My computer is an old IBM, with a PIII running at 598Mhz, 383mb RAM, and two HD's.
I know some of you might say well... just buy a new computer, well I did, but I still want to keep this one with me, since I want it in my room, since the new computer is basicly for the whole family.
Now my quesiton is, can I go and change the mobo a P4 mobo, an Asus P4S800D-X and a Pentium Celeron "Intel Celeron(Pentium 4 based) 1.8 GHz 400MHz FSB, 128K Cache ". Of course changing this two would mean changing the PS as well which I would change for a Antec SL400 400W. And buy new RAM since this one needs DDR and the one I had was SDRAM, it would be a Kingston (don't know which one yet though).
I would be changing to that from a mobo that is a IBM 66M2, PIII 598MHZ and 383Mb SDRAM.
The whole change would be under 300 dollars, and even less than 250$.
Now the question is, is it worth it? And if it is, how do I do it?
The thing is that, i don't know if you only have to change the motherboards around and Windows, when you start your computer will notice it and make the necessary changes or you have to reinstall windows so it will work.
Thanks for your patience, I appreciate any comments and suggestions.


PS: I have WinXP Pro w/ SP1.

A:change mobo: possible/worth it?

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Well, just upgraded my motherboard (from Intel DG965RY) and CPU (from C2D E6600) to EP45-UD3R and C2Q Q9550, respectively, without reinstalling the OS. This is my first time doing that. All the times I've done this right up to Vista, a major hardware upgrade has meant a complete OS reinstall.

This time my current Windows (Win7 x64 7229) install correctly detected and installed all the necessary drivers, with no user input required. The only thing that didn't install properly was the Netgear WG311v3 WLAN card, but that is a universal problem, due to Netgear not providing drivers.

That's not my real question, though.

What do you think? Should I reinstall, or leave well enough alone?

I was planning to use this upgrade as an excuse to install RTM x64, but seeing how everything went without a hassle, I feel kind of sorry to let 7229 go.

A reinstall would clear all the excess baggage ( old drivers, that kind of stuf), though.

Confused and in need of a couple of expert opinions.

A:Mobo & CPU change - Reinstall??

Quote: Originally Posted by pillainp

Well, just upgraded my motherboard (from Intel DG965RY) and CPU (from C2D E6600) to EP45-UD3R and C2Q Q9550, respectively, without reinstalling the OS. This is my first time doing that. All the times I've done this right up to Vista, a major hardware upgrade has meant a complete OS reinstall.

This time my current Windows (Win7 x64 7229) install correctly detected and installed all the necessary drivers, with no user input required. The only thing that didn't install properly was the Netgear WG311v3 WLAN card, but that is a universal problem, due to Netgear not providing drivers.

That's not my real question, though.

What do you think? Should I reinstall, or leave well enough alone?

I was planning to use this upgrade as an excuse to install RTM x64, but seeing how everything went without a hassle, I feel kind of sorry to let 7229 go.

A reinstall would clear all the excess baggage ( old drivers, that kind of stuf), though.

Confused and in need of a couple of expert opinions.

I would say, if it's working, don't touch it.

Just check in device manager if the computer is installed as ACPI.
If it's not, you could get into trouble, otherwise enjoy what you have.

Btw, 7229 is rock solid.

edit: a win7 install by default carries a huge load of excess drivers, so a few more dont hurt anyone.

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ok, after a long epic battle with a stuttering problem with my 6800/nforce3 combo (which took me about 9 months to find out the problem, check the forums, it's a huge widespread problem), i finally decided to switch my motherboard out for a new chipset. first i ordered an abit kv8 pro, and after i turned on the computer, all the fans worked but nothing was displayed on the monitor. the led indicator on the board told me that it was a successful boot, but for whatever reason nothing loaded. that coupled with a few minor power issues, i determined that the problem was that my power supply was not strong enough for the board (i run 18amps and the 12v rail, whereas the abit forums suggest 20a for that specific model). so i sent the board back and ordered a gigabyte k8u with a uli chipset. i put it all in, but the same thing happens (minus the power issues). fans spin, i hear the hard drive start up, but nothing happens. i know that there can be issues with booting windows when changing chipsets, but this doesn't seem to be the issue at hand. this is my first time dealing with mobo changes, so i could very well be missing something simple. if anyone knows, please reply.
ps i'm certain everything is plugged in correctly

A:PC won't boot with mobo change

MS: I assume you loaded the drivers for the chipset and video card?

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I am giving up on my Intel DX38BT board which has been glitchy from the start. Going to an MSI X48 board. Will I be able to reinstall the OS with a different board? I am sure this has been answered on here but too many search parameters for me to feel comfortable at getting an answer.

A:Reinstall Vista 32 after Mobo change?

If you have an OEM version of Vista, then technically no but if you call in to activate, sometimes they will let you. It doesn't hurt to try. If in the end you have to buy another copy of Windows, you might want to go with Windows 7.

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I replaced the motherboard, power supply and RAM in a computer. (Power surge fried it)THe processor was ok and is on the new mobo.I have all the stuff off the harddrive after slaving it to another computer. It came with only the recovery discs, not a WinXP cd. It reloaded ok but Windows won't start. Will a reapir with an XP cd do the trick and will I have to beg MS for activation because of the mobo change? I hate to spend $130 for another copy of XP if I don't have to.

A:Solved: XP reinstall after mobo change

Hi, Usually replacing a motherboard will make the XP Activation occur again. If the computer used Recovery disks usually also, they will not work when you change the hardware that much. Only using the exact same motherboard, and often it must come from the same manufacturer, like HP, Compaq etc will allow you to reinstall WITH ACTIVATION. Most likely, you used the Product Key from the side of the computer case, so it was accepted but you could not be activated. For some OEMs, like my own HP computer, you do not get asked for the Product Key at all when you reinstall from the original Recovery CDs, but the Activation part does happen.

If the problem is not this above, it is because of drivers that installed that are not correct for the new motherboard, or a conflict that happened if you installed drivers for the new board on top of what was on before.
Video drivers are one thing that can cause the blank screen.

Could be you added a new video card, but the system wants to use the onboard video chip....

Did you do a clean install, that is, delete the partition for Drive C: and create a new one and then install a new copy of XP?

What happened when the XP Activation part came up, did it actually tell you it was not accepting the Product Key and that you would have to call in?

You cannot transfer the License from an OEM type to what is essentially a new system (when you change the system board), and if you had Recovery disks you have an OEM type of XP> only the Retail ve... Read more

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Hi!! I would like to check with u guys.. If I bought a new mobo and did a clean re-install of my current OEM 64bit Win7,do I need to get a new license or can I just activate it online??

A:Change of mobo and re-installing Win7

I believe you'll have to renew the licence since OEM licence is "attaced" to MotherBoard

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Is it possible to change motherboard and proc without reformat ? Perhaps a repair install ? Possible with windows 7 x64 or not ? Windows 7 x64 7137 BTW.

A:Change Mobo and Processor without format ?

Quote: Originally Posted by ghost301

Is it possible to change motherboard and proc without reformat ? Perhaps a repair install ? Possible with windows 7 x64 or not ? Windows 7 x64 7137 BTW.

Welcome to Win7Forums Ghost!

It is definately not true that you have to reinstall Windows with a MOBO/Processor change. 7 is smart enough to detect the processor and use it, the only issue might be the MOBO. 7 will more than likely load a default driver for it but you may want to load the manufacture version to make sure you can use all the features of it.

Hope This Helps

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I know a clean installation is always preferred and I may have Windows licensing issues after changing hardware (I will buy a new license if I have to).

That being said, I have a relatively new Win 10 64 bit system (from upgrade) and I do not want to completely re-do the installation of literally everything I have again.

Can I either pre-install motherboard drivers before changing the mobo or do a dirty installation repair after changing the motherboard?

Does anyone have a step by step guide?

I have done this with older versions that worked perfectly, but it has been a while.

I plan to change from an i5-750 to an i7-4790k. The mobo and CPU will be swapped of course.

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Like the title says, I'm trying to figure out how to change my FSB to 800Mhz on my P4C800 Deluxe mobo.

It all happened when I ran PCMark 2002 and it reported that my FSB was only 200MHz. I KNEW that my system was supposed to be able to go up to 800MHz FSB, so I was confused. I looked in the BIOS to see how I could update the FSB to 800MHz, but I just can't find it.

I looked around on the net and in the manual but I can't seem to locate how and or where to change it. If anybody could help me find it I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks.

A:Trying to change FSB to 800Mhz on P4C800 Deluxe mobo...

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:rolleyes: Can anyone help me please, I have an Asrock k7s8x mobo, Athlon XP 2600+, 1024mb ram (ddr333-pc2700), the fsb jumpers have multiple settings, the thoroughbred amd has an 12.5 x 166 fsb setting (2083mhz) If i change the fsb jumpers on my mobo from 166mhz to 200mhz, would i be able to speed up my cpu without causing any problems ( 12.5 x 200 = 2500mhz ) would my cpu and memory be able to handle the extra speed? would this also interfere with my graphics card ( geforce fx 5700le 128mb ) **** newbie ***** as you might of guessed! any info would be greatfully recieved, before i go tinkering around. :blush:

A:If i change the fsb jumpers on my mobo from 166mhz to 200mhz......

Yes, that is one way of overclocking, but if it'll work is another matter.

Usually you increase your FSB in smaller steps to find out where the max frequency is, not jump 34Mhz...
But it could work if you ram up the vcore enough, though if you don't have good enough cooling, you'll fry your cpu..

I suggest doing a search of the boards and learn what we've told others before you venture into the realm of overclocking... If you're still interesting, and have any questions, ask again for more help. There should be plenty of threads detailing what to do and what you'll need to do it...

Also, any question about overclocking belongs in the Cooling and Modding forum!...!

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Hi All
please can anyone help me with a problem thats driving me nuts!
i have just done some upgrades to my pc (it was throwing up a few errors and was generally pretty slow.)i have installed a new mobo,upgraded the RAM and the PSU,i have used the existing CPU and heatsink/fan (cleaned and used new thermal paste) and used my existing HDD. i also reformatted my HDD so i could do a fresh install of windows xp to freshen things up,used all the new cables etc that came with the mobo, problem is now when i try boot up the pc and put the windows xp disk in my drive,i get the BIOS splash screen and setup options,boot pop up etc but the dvd drive with the disk spins up then goes to a black screen saying "press cntrl,alt,del to restart" During POST all the components are recognised and as i can get into BIOS setup and change settings (tried all the usual suspects changing the boot order,asking to boot from master DVDdrive with the boot popup etc all to no avail!) i have made sure that all the components are recognised within BIOS which they are! everything CPU (showing correct speed 3.2 ghz) HDD ,generic DVDdrives,DDR2 ram (showing correct amount 2gb) its all there! but like i say,after POST and BIOS splash screen it goes straight to this black screen "press cntrl yadayada! please has anyone got any ideas how to get round this as i`m completely stumped!
list of current hardware
INTEL P4 3.2 ghz LGA775 CPU
EZ COOL 550 watt PSU
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A:Unable to reinstall windows xp after mobo change

You will have to install a new operating system on it... old recovery disks won't work on it with a new motherboard, you need to buy (if you haven't already) a new OS disk, and then install it.

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Basically windows thinks I changed the motherboard or some other type of hardware (which I havent) and asks me to activate every time I restart. Always worked fine up until a few days ago. Not sure what to do as the hardware all worked fine with windows vista before using windows 7.

A:win7 thinks I change mobo every restart

Are you activated. Do you have the MS genuine symbol on the lower right, if you go to my computer and right click then properties?

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Hey, I today swapped from my AMD 8370 to an Intel Xeon 1231v3 and now when I'm trying to activate windows I get error with code: 0x8007232B.
Do I need to reinstall windows or buy a new key what to activate with?

A:Windows doesnt activate after mobo + cpu change.

Originally Posted by roope jukkara

Hey, I today swapped from my AMD 8370 to an Intel Xeon 1231v3 and now when I'm trying to activate windows I get error with code: 0x8007232B.
Do I need to reinstall windows or buy a new key what to activate with?

Those hardware changes tell Microsoft you have installed Windows on a new computer. Your version of Windows may be OEM which is allowed only on the computer it is first installed on. The Retail and Upgrade versions allow installing on a REPLACEMENT computer but not on 2 computers at the same time.
If it is the OEM version you'll need to buy new.

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Hey guys,

I recently change my mobo from an ECS brand to an Asus M2N68-AM PLUS mobo.
After fixing everything up, I boot in to windows it will restart on the point where I have to enter my passwords. I have a WD500 hdd with windows7 Ultimate in it and a Seagate 160 hdd with dual boot of vista and 7 on my seagate 160, I have no problem of booting into any one of those 2 on the seagate but not my WD500 hdd.

My spec are as the following: AMD Athlon 64 4600+, 3gig ddr2 ram, WD500GB and Seagate 160GB GB HDD, Geforce 9600gt, a d-link DWL-G520 wireless adapter, 500W PSU.

Is been on for a couple of days now, I try fixing it with windows installation disc but it says my version of windows is different. I really need this to be fix as there is important files in the windows. Thx in advance

A:Windows start up problem after change mobo

Pretty sure you'll have to reinstall Windows so it can set up the new MOBO. You're version is different but after you get all your drivers in and updates re-updated all should be fine.


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Hi Guys,

Im having trouble with BSOD related to ntskrnlmp.exe, and cssrss.exe according the windbgx. However i cannot find the source driver, can anyone give me a hand? Attached is the dump long and SF grabber files, the dump log was outputted from a BSOD related to driver verifier. Ive updated all my drivers as far as i can tell so any help you can give me is greatly appreciated. I have also done malware scans via malware bytes.


A:BSOD After reinstaling windows post mobo change

Hi felicequach.

The Verifier Enabled BSOD says it is somehow related to networks.

* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck C4, {9100e, fffff8000034fd90, ffffcf801bb8cf20, ffffcf801bb8cf98}

Probably caused by : NETIO.SYS ( NETIO!NsiGetAllParametersEx+1f8 )

Followup: MachineOwner
So you should plan to update your network adapter drivers.
Qualcomm Atheros Extensible Wireless LAN device driver (c:\windows\system32\drivers\athwnx.sys): Drivers for Atheros AR9287 and Windows 7
Intel(R) PRO/1000 PCI Express Network Connection Driver I (c:\windows\system32\drivers\e1i63x64.sys: Network Adapter Driver for Windows 7
Scan the system for possible virus infection with the following programs, for a safety reason.
Anti-rootkit utility TDSSKiller
Windows Defender Offline
Let us know the results.

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Ok i bought a Compaq Presario SR1103WM ( $498 ) , from Wal-Mart.

Now i now find out the damn thing does not have a agp slot in it , so am wondering is it possible to put a new Motherboard into it ?.
Currently it has a 2.53gig processor in it. It has a celeron D 325 processor in it and 256k pc 2700 of ram ( sdram ).

If i can change the moither board what would be a compatible combo set ? , i know i would need to have a processor installed on the new mobo , i was looking for maybe the same processing speed or maybe a little higher if the price isnt extreme. Am prepared to spend around no more than $110 for the Mobo and processor ( already installed on the board ).

A:Presario no AGP :(, so can i change mobo processor cheaply and without complications

I thought Presarios were laptops...

Anyway, with a recent enough nmachines like that you could change just the motherboard, but you'd need to replace all the integrated peripherals on the board, e.g. graphics, sound, network if they weren't on the new board. The RAM and CPU are both recent enough to still be in the same form factor.

However, I've no concept of US prices there days so I'll leave it to some of the north american contingent to give you exact product suggestions.

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Hello everyone,

So; I'm kind of in a very frustrating situation right now. This past week has been absolutely stressful in terms of trying to troubleshoot this problem I've been having with my custom rig. About two months ago my power supply died and in result shorted out and burned one of the chips on the motherboard. Now, I got both parts replaced and all is fine. Everything functions, turns on, and is running smoothly.. except for the fact that 3 out of 5 attempts of booting up my PC it will fail to start and begin "Loading System Files" (the black screen with the white rectangular load bar underneath) and ask to continue normally or run startup recovery, safemode, etc. I have of course tried to use start-up recovery and windows repair from the disc (haven't used the command prompt though - not very knowledgeable on that), but it fails and continues to produce the same error message.

Additionally, every once in awhile the computer will boot up and let me in. The error message isn't consistent. This is where I got lost and am just absolutely confused as I've never encountered a problem like this before. Furthermore, aside from the additional windows failed to start due to a recent hardware or software change message, there are times when it will say certain files or drives are missing (winload, system files, or even the checksum has an error). It's all very mind boggling to me and I'm honestly just out of options and have no i... Read more

A:Windows Failed to Start & missing files after MOBO + PS change (clean install)

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HOW do I change Kodak Easy Share Default To "My Pictures" File? Thanks

A:HOW do I change Kodak Easy Share Default To "My Pictures" File?

For most Windows programs, you can change which program starts when you open
a file by:
Clicking on My Computer or opening Windows Explorer
Choose the Folder Option from the View menu.
Click the File Types tab
In the list of file types, click the one you want to change, i.e. JPG
Click Edit.
In the Actions, click Open.
Click Edit.
In Application Used to Perform Action, enter the program you want to use to
open files that have this extension, or browse your hard drive to find it,
then click OK.

Note: The settings for selected file types are shown in File Type Details.

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oh my god how annoyed am i getting. I have broadband on my laptop but now trying to use it is near impossible as my homepage is permently changed to damn easy-search.biz along with it mysteriously downnloading stuff (saw status of connection) when i had only plugged the ethernet cable in) and whatever programmes i use won't get rid of them. ive tried using other posts to help me with mine but still have no luck....can you please help me....i have the following adware, spyware programes...Hijackthisspybot S&Dad-Aware sesecuritysuitecwshredderand this is my current hijackthis log made in safe mode after running all these programmes, i thinkLogfile of HijackThis v1.97.7Scan saved at 21:28:40, on 05/12/2004Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\atievxx.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG6\avgserv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG6\avgcc32.exeC:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exeC:\Pro... Read more

A:Easy-search.biz, just cant get this spyware of my laptop

HiPlease Download LSPFix from: LSP-FixDisconnect from the Internet and close all Internet Explorer windows. Run then program, check the "I know what I'm doing" button and place all listings ofnewdotnet6_30.dllinto the remove section by clicking on the button that points to the right. Do not remove any others. When all instances of this dll are in the Remove section. Press the Finish button.REBOOT your machine.To see a tutorial on how to use this program click the link below:Using LSP-Fix to remove LSP Spyware & HijackersPlease print or copy these instructions because you are not able to access the Internet in SafeMode.Make sure you are set to show hidden files and folders: A. On the Tools menu in Windows Explorer, click Folder Options.B. Click the View tab.C. Under Hidden files and folders, click Show hidden files and folders.D. Uncheck Hide extensions for known filetypes and Hide protected operating system files.How to see hidden files in WindowsREBOOT into SafeMode by tapping F8 key repeatedly at bootup: Starting your computer in Safe modeRun HijackThis!, press Scan, and put a check mark next to all these:O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Microsoft Internet Acceleration Utility] C:\WINDOWS\iau.exeO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Internet Connection Wizard] stisvsq.exeO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Internet Mail and News] msqdevl.exeO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Microsoft Management Console] lssas.exeO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Multimedia extensions] mservice.e... Read more

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I am an idiot - I admit that. I have an old Toshiba 6100 laptop that now refuses to turn its screen on when I boot it up. I can hear it going through all the normal Windows XP startup noises, but no screen display! Can someone tell me if there is a key or combination of keys that can get the screen working again?

Thanks in advance,

A:Easy Toshiba Laptop Question?

You can try Function F5 (based on a Toshiba Satellite). Toggles screen between external display output and internal screen but should be reset by power on, so maybe that you have a dead screen.

Can you hook up to an external monitor (remembering the F5 toggle, but as this isn't standard on all laptops try other combination) and see if you get picture. This would show if its the screen and not the graphics chip/card on the laptop.

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I just got my new laptop (P4 3Ghz, 512Mb, 60GB, bling bling!) and I reinstalled my own copy of windows xp over the trial version that was already on there.

All went well until I went to set up a dial up connection I went through the normal procedure and selected to put in my on settings.

The selct box for dial up connection was greyed over as was the selcetion box for broadband that requires a password.

the selection box for broadband that dosent require a password was the only one that was not greyed over.

I googled it and found this and it had a link to this . I tried both of the methods in that kb article but neither of them worked.

Does anyone have any idea of how I could make this work??

All help gratefully recieved


A:new laptop and I can't connect because the box is greyed out. an easy one fo you!!

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hi, i have been having Sheet loads of problems with my Laptop, and have come to the conclusion (eventually) that it is the System Bios. (they are incompatible with XP.
It's an IPC Laptop (two years old) unfortunately their support has been taken over by a German site, i have downloaded The latest bios from the site (In German) But i haven't a scooby about how to Install the bios.
And does it have to be the Same system Bios or are there intelligent bios that scan the system and set-up as scanned?

Any help from the basics through to actual operation of the bios would be welcome.

A:Is it easy to install New Bios (laptop)

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Hello all,

I've been given a used digital camera AGFA EASY PIX SX .
Included is an installation cd - usb cable - instruction manual.

The camera seems to be working ok but I cannot view the photos on my laptop.

I have installed the cd and two programs are shown :-

1.easy pix sx
2.acrobat reader 5.0

I have connected the usb cable to camera and laptop but cannot view the photos.
The camera shows a blank screen and the red power light remains ON
Any advice would be much appreciated.

A:agfa easy pix connection to laptop


Unfortunatley you have not mentioned what Windows version the laptop runs, but some of the Easy Pix range are unsuited to Windows XP it seems, when researching the issue on the web.

The camera is not actually made by Agfa, they just allowed their name to be put on it, no idea who actually makes it or what brand it really is. Accordingly there is little information and zero support it seems.

If the odds are on your side, and you are using XP, when you have plugged it in it might appear as a "removeable drive" under Windows Explorer, where you can open the "drive" and copy the image files to the computer.

But do not expect anything to happen "automatically" when you plug the camera in if you run XP.

On the other hand, if you run an older version of Windows (98) then the same should happen, but I would have expected that the driver software would have detected the camera (the driver software on the CD does not apparently work at all in XP)

Perhaps you could tell us what Windows version you actually have?

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Is there a way of connecting a laptop to a desktop without having to install NIC's. Can it be done with just a cable.

A:easy way to connect laptop to desktop

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I want all my files from Vista transferred down the Belkin cable to XP sp3. The old pc with xp prompts to select files to transfer back to Vista lap top - I try to set it as the old one but the xp pc ignores this. I know it is possible because I succeeded before my older pc was fixed. I can't understand why it won't work now.

I sent off for a flash drive because the files in question are 7GB winrar and too big for DVD. I would like to have the Belkin working as before.

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OK guys have come to the conclusion my HD is bust.

I have a Samsung x10 plus. On the back is the slot to take the HD out.

How easy is it to take and out and replace for a novice?

Secondly, here are the specs from the spec sheet:

Hard Disk Drive 9.5mmH 2.5" HDD, Removable
Supports SMART UltraDMA-33/66/100 support
Average Acess Time 13m sec.
Capacity 30 / 40 / 60 / 80GB : IBM, Hitachi, Fujitsu

Could someone with some knowledge point me in the direction of a compatabile HD at a decent price!?

A:Need a new Laptop HD - What type and How Easy to Install?


Will this hard drive be compatible?

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