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New Mobo, quick question (CPU/Mobo Related)

Q: New Mobo, quick question (CPU/Mobo Related)

Here is my mobo, will be here Thursday.

I want a Phenom II soon. I then started (after I purchased the motherboard first) got interested in getting an X3 and trying to see about unlocking the 4th core.

I have searched around and can find little information about anything other than Biostar and 790 chipsets unlocking the core.

If anyone has information that could help, it would be greatly appreciated.

Oh and if anyone here has this motherboard, how do you like it?

Preferred Solution: New Mobo, quick question (CPU/Mobo Related)

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A: New Mobo, quick question (CPU/Mobo Related)

The motherboard looks pretty good... I am an Intel man though

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Hey there,

what does Max Component Density: 512Mb mean?

A:Quick Mobo/ram related question!

some types of ram can be compressed to achieve higher densities. This is done on the hardware level. This term is pretty much meaningless for end users.

So just stick with what the stated capacity is. If it's 512mb, it's 512.

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i know this may be a dumb question butttt
im buying a motherboard for a person who is coming out of a 433mhz celeron with 32mb of ram and is now deciding to upgrade
they want micro atx but the most that this person ever does is Word and email and surfing internet. i chose this motherboard because they dont have a lot of money:
now it says that the supported bus speeds are 800mhz and 533mhz. i have an old celeron 2.2ghz with a 400mhz bus. will it still work in this mobo? or do i need to get a processor with at least a 533mhz bus? they have a combo deal with a celeron 2.26ghz if thats the case...

thank you!
dont want to go ordering parts i cant use....

A:just a quick mobo question...

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i just got a mobo ...GIGABYTE GA-K8NSC-939

I was wondering if the 800fsb would cause a problem if i got another processor with 1ghz fsb...

like this one AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Venice

ive looked on newegg and couldnt find athlon 64 processors with 800mhz :/ or maybe im too dumb dunno :/

A:quick question on pc/mobo compat.

It will work.
But to put your mind at ease check out this

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ok for me to get this double bandwith speed do i need to buy two identical sticks of memory or does it matter??

A:quick question about dual ddr on a mobo

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Im building a gaming PC over the next month and assimulating as much info as i can and have a budget of £1,200 so far but by the time i buy the parts i'll have about £1,500. Building a PC PURELY for gaming and nothing more, i dont do any other media stuff, so a sandybridge Core i5-2500K is no doubt and unquestionably a great CPU for gaming and is it future proof? as in future proof i dont mean 8th gen but i do want a PC that will run all current games up to battlefield 3 and beyond for the next couple of years and by run i mean full graphics with full AA constant 60 frames a second 1920x screen resolution. I know abit about GPU's but not CPU's. Im happy to spend £1,500 on a pc (about $2250) but i wont be happy if i buy all the pc games i want and find out some of them dont run well.

I made the mistake of buying a prebuilt PC from PC World (UK) for £900 a year ago, and it could run crysis on Low graphics (borrowed from a friend just to test so no hating please) anything beyond that my framerate would go to 5 frames, and it even has trouble running fallout 3 on medium graphics. THAT IS NOT ACCEPTABLE, £900 down the pan and that was without the monitor.

Yes.....i have learnt my lesson about prebuilt so dont flame me. Im building a PC by buying all my conponents and getting my friend to help me build it.

I have speakers, keyboard, mouse and 24" monitor so my budget is litrally just for building the PC. I'll either get 1 or 2 GTX 580 Depending if ... Read more

A:Building a PC my question is CPU mobo and case related help appriciated

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i have a K7s5a motherboard with an amd xp 2100+ palmino cpu, and 512mb ddr pc2100 memory, and a MMX 440 g4 video card?

Does that support hyperthreading???
some please tell me because if it doesn't i will stop HTpatch.exe from starting all the time, I heard if it's not supported, it can slow down your graphics card by 6%.

help appreciated, thanks!

A:quick graphics card / mobo question

It is not needed... Its for P4 boards.

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Ok, so I just got my new processor, my new mobo, my new ram, a new graphics card, and a new fan today. I was plugging everything in, when I noticed my power supply only had a 4 pin connector (the one that powers the cpu) and the motherboard had 8. The processor I have is the q6600. I called up my local hardware store, and they said that the computer will work with only the 4, which it does, I'm typing on it now, but the CPU will only get half of the power that it wants. I found this adapter online (http://www.mwave.com/mwave/skusearch.hmx?SCriteria=BA24416&CartID=done&nextloc= ) and was wondering if I used this, would I get all the power that I wanted?

To recap, would this adapter give me my full power potential for my new cpu?

Thanks a lot!

btw the psu is 600w, idk if this is sufficient anyway.

A:Quick question 'bout 8 pin MOBO connectors! help?

i wouldnt want to run it the way it is now.. but i am sure the adapter would fix the problem.
but power is an important part of a pc..
the best option would be to get a new psu..
but if that isnt an option then you should defiantly buy that adapter.

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I just have some qestions about everything,but im wonder which way to go, crossfire or SLI for the new gaming PC i plan to biuld. i want to, at some point, dual up on graphics cards and need to make a desion right off the bat. just curious if any one out there has some personal experience, or any helpful information on the topic. i know its a loaded question because underneath it is the desision between ATI or NVIDIA. but for the most part im wondering which appears to be more compatible, if that make any sense. The CPU i want is the Atholon 64 X2 4400+. ive read some many reviews about CPU, Mobo's, and everything to the point where my whole project has been put into question. ive made several complete shopping carts full of goodies, and canceled the checkout do to indecsion. If you have any helpfull tips, please pass them my way.

A:Quick question about CPU's and MOBO's & the making of a gaming PC

nVidia. I don't own dual video cards but AMD is best suited for nVidia video cards and Intel is best suited for ATi videocards.

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I have a ECS K7S5A board. Lately i have been experiencing problems. The clock would not hold the time, and over the last few days i get the CMOS battery low warning. I replaced the battery twice and it didn't solve the problem. Most times i turn the pc on, the processor fan turns very slowly, but nothing else happens, I tried making sure all my connections are tight but it still keeps happening. Is my board on the way out? If so what budget board can you reccommend for an AMD Athlon XP 1800+ with DDR RAM?

A:Mobo related probs?

Try another power-supply first.

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I am about to go out and buy a new processor . Need tips on what to get. I wouldn't know what would be compatible or not. I just got a new graphics card and I need to top it off with a better gpu. Games play at perfect settings. But the more people that join the more laggy it gets. Would a better gpu clean that up?
My budget is 200 dollars. But if it is absolutely necessary I could through in 50 more bucks. Here is a my belarc link: file:///C:/Program%20Files/Belarc/Advisor/System/tmp/%28Aaron2%29.html

A:mobo! quick plz

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I have an ASRock P4VT8+ motherboard, and I have now come across a very serious issue that seems related to it.

Problem: Windows XP Pro SP2 freezes randomly within 30 seconds of starting up. Sometimes it freezes before reaching the desktop and sometimes afterwards. I have tried making the installation with two different Windows discs and on three different hard drives (one IDE PATA and two SATA), but the problem remains. I have also run memtest86+ to see if there were any issues with my memory, but despite going over it four times it couldnít find any errors.

Background: Iíve had this computer for about two and a half years without changing anything, but three months ago I replaced my GeForce FX5200 video card with a GeForce 7600 GS card. I also added two bars of 512MB DDR RAM (I already had one, so there are three identical ones now, and, like I said, according to memtest86+ they are fine). Besides that I decided two buy a 250GB Samsung SATA disk for storage, whereas Windows was installed on an IDE PATA drive. This IDE PATA drive chrashed about two weeks ago.

This is where the problems start. I bought a Western Digital SATA drive, and Windows ran fine for the first week. Then I started having a couple of weird issues (random reboots and errors), but after a while the computer just froze while I was playing a game. I rebooted and Windows worked fine, but anytime I tried to load the game it froze. After a while it started freezing while on the desktop as well and t... Read more

A:Windows freezes, seems mobo related

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A couple of months back I was having issues with my RAM being faulty causing BSOD and other application crashes. The RAM was faulty and I got a new pair of sticks.

Recently games have started crashing again (plus a couple of bluescreens, one of them caused by closing MSI Afterburner), and I was worried it might have been my motherboard considering I just got fresh RAM. I let Memtest run for a good 2 hours today without showing any errors.

Bug Check String:

I'll provide you with a RAR of whatever info you'd need.

I've been keeping an eye on my temperatures using both HWMonitor and MSI Afterburner. The GPU gets pretty damn hot while playing "Squad" and I crash within 15 minutes, hitting above 90 centigrade. "Insurgency" is also crashing, although much quicker - within 5 minutes. The temperatures hit 83 centigrade just now when it crashed. FIFA 15 is also crashing, although not regularly; anywhere from halfway into a match to 4 matches. The temperatures are between 80-90 centigrade. When idle the GPU temperature is between 35-40 centigrade. When crashing I usually don't get an error message; the game freezes and I have to alt-tab out and kill the process via task manager. There are a few instances though where I do get a message, but it's usually the "[game].exe has stopped working".

Games that aren't GPU-heavy seem unaffected, running normally without issues.

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A:Games Crashing - GPU or MOBO Related?

Bonus question is no longer in need of an answer, I am still accepting some help on the main case though!

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Hello everybody!

Two weeks ago I've switched out my mainboard and cpu since I went from AMD to Intel. (both mainboard and cpu were bought brandnew this month).

I did not reinstall W7 but just kicked out the MoBo drivers and installed the Intel ones.
Since running with this new setup I've got 3 BSODs so far, each several days apart. This machine is running almost 24/7 and the last 2 those BSODs I've encountered during gaming, the first one the PC was idling.

I noticed the BSODs are memory related, so I immediately checked if the RAM sticks are properly mounted on the mainboard as well as running memtest86 over night with 0 errors.

I have a feeling those BSODs are driver related, in particular my SSD. How can I check this?
I would like to add that I've had no BSODs whatsoever prior to these hardware changes.

I've attached the DM log as instructed.

Thanks in advance!

A:BSOD after new MoBo/CPU, maybe SSD related? 0x00000050

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

BugCheck 50, {fffffa0010c90a48, 0, fffff80003c40cd5, 7}
Could not read faulting driver name
Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt!ObpCaptureHandleInformation+55 )

Followup: MachineOwner
Based on the bugcheck, its still pointing to RAM. Confirm that you have run a minimum of 8 passes using MemTest86+.

Is the RAM overclocked? Double-check and reset back to stock timings.

Some RAM operations are handled by the CPU. Run this to check the CPU is functioning properly:
CPU - Stress Test Using IntelBurnTest

OS Name: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
OS Version: 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
OS Manufacturer: Microsoft Corporation
OS Configuration: Standalone Workstation
OS Build Type: Multiprocessor Free
Registered Owner: Gargravarr
Registered Organization:
Product ID: 00426-OEM-8992662-00006
Original Install Date: 10/09/2011, 17:00:44
System Boot Time: 16/... Read more

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Hey everyone, I'm at my wit's end. I recently bought a new BioStar TZ77B motherboard, i5 3470, and 8 gigs of Patriot ram. I installed them with my hard drive and graphics card (Radeon HD5570, made by Sapphire). Ever since I have been having BSODs, almost all related to memory in some way (Page fault in not paged area, memory management, etc.)

I've run Memtest86+ for 10 hours with no errors found, so I don't believe it is a hardware malfunction RAM wise. WhoCrashed has said that all the errors are either a) Kernel errors, or b) a rogue driver. I've done 2 re-installations of Windows (I'm running 7 Ult. 64), yet the BSODs continue. As such I am lead to believe it is a driver. That said, I do not know which one. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


A:New MoBo, CPU, RAM, Memory-related BSODs ever since

Hello apmanley and welcome. Now from how I read your post you have renewed everything except the hard drive and the graphics card?

Now my next query is was the OS originally installed on the HDD while it was still used with the old mobo? Because if it was the OS (original) installation is tied to that old board. It is not tied to your HDD and when you fire up the new build then you should get a message to say the OS is not a genuine copy. .

Why it is blue screening I don't know but could possibly be connected in some way to this situation perhaps because of some corrupted items on your HDD.

I think personally you would have been better off buying a new drive and an OEM 7 of a version you like and then transferring your data from the old to the new drive. You would then have had in effect a new machine for the cost of a new drive and OEM and only need to have done that transferring.

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Alright, well this is my first post, I have somewhat of a strange problem relating to my Mobo & PSU.

I turned on my computer this morning and a few seconds after I turned it on, it just turned off without anything appearing on the screen.

I removed everything from the mobo (video card, hard drives, cd drives, etc.) and I had the same problem. I even went so far as to remove everything except for the Mobo and PSU and everything would shut down still after seconds.

I also moved the Mobo to a non-conductive surface just to make sure it wasn't touching any metal, and same problem. I don't know if I have a fried Mobo or a fried PSU, I don't really have any way to test it out. Any advice would be appreciated.

A:Strange Mobo & PSU Related Problem, HELP!

Make sure your CPU is seated properly and not overheating. An overheating CPU usually shuts the system down. Check the CPU's heatsink and make sure there is enough fresh thermal paste and that it is making contact with the CPU properly. If the thermal paste has dried out, buy some (Arctic Silver 5 preferably) and put a small drop (the size of a small pea) on the CPU. Use a credit card or a similar hard plastic card to spread the paste evenly over the CPU and then put the heatsink on, making sure it makes proper contact with the CPU.
Make sure the PSU is in working condition by testing it in another PC.
Good luck and let us know how it goes.

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So, this is my build: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/KxyPTH(disregard the first 1866 MHz ram, I have 16gb of 2400 MHz. I also have a Samsung 850 evo 500gb SSD instead of the crucial if that makes a difference)

Since I've had the build I've either had memory issues causing poor performance, or power issues that have caused my computer to randomly power down. If my ram is running at 2400 MHz my computer will just randomly shut down during use, and sometimes not turn on unless I reseat power cables. If the ram is underclocked to 1333 MHz the computer does not randomly die as much but my ram will very easily go to 100% use, whether just by using chrome, or playing a game, which hinders performance.

On PC part picker it says that "The Corsair - Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 Memory operating voltage of 1.65V exceeds the Intel Haswell Refresh CPU recommended maximum of 1.5V+5% (1.575V). This memory module may run at a reduced clock rate to meet the 1.5V voltage recommendation, or may require running at a voltage greater than the Intel recommended maximum." So I think that this might have to do with it, however I also think maybe the motherboard might be the issue, not really sure.

I have a job and money to fix this issue and I'm so fed up with having to choose between random shutdowns or bad performance I really want help diagnosing what exactly needs to change. I've asked for help with this before and received no response so I really hope so... Read more

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A few months ago I started having an odd problem with my graphics. The best way I can describe it is random color pixels (white, blue, and red mostly) that appear mostly in mov, avi, photoshop, paintshop. things of that nature. In graphics programs such as photoshop solid lines will show up when I create a graphic. Normal display and games seem to be unaffected.

I installed a new radeon 9800 128 agp which seemed to fix the problem but now instead of large chunks its tiny color pixels that flash randomly in the above formats. Again regular display (websites, desktop ect) and games seem unaffected.

Drivers are all up to date and I have the latest version of directX. System is adware and virus free.

My system is:

Abit NF7 nforce 2 mobo (grphx card disabled)
Athalon xp 3000+ (2.16 ghz)
Kingston 512 Duel RAM
ATI Radeon 9800 128 AGP
Maxtor 120 Gig HD

Any ideas would be appreciated, ive run out.

A:Graphic problem. Mobo related?

This is a shot in the dark but try changing the refresh rate of your monitor.

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I'm caught in abit of a Catch-22 here.
I recently upgraded my mobo to a K8N Neo 2 with a new processor, installed all the drivers that came with it and everything works apart from the Front 2 USB ports and my floppy drive.
The USB ports register when something is plugged in but dont recognise it (a message to that effect flashes up). The floppy is part of a 7 in 1 card reader (it reads memory cards such as Compact flash, SD cards etc) but it has no power whatsoever. Funny because I've plugged in cards in the other linked slots and they work fine.

I've read around and think it could be the distribution of power on the mobo. A BIOS flash might fix it but how can I do this without a working floppy drive and booting from a start up disc?

Hope this makes sense.

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The board in question is a 4 year old intel 845 chipset board by jetway. After having shutdown/bsod problems with it for a very long time, I finally looked inside and noticed about 5 or 6 bad caps on it.

I had replaced all the 6V caps (but did not replace 3 so-so looking 16v caps since I couldn't find them anywhere).

After doing this the machine worked perfectly for about 2 months.

After that period, I started getting shutdowns again, so I took the mobo to a lab and got the remaining 3 caps replaced as well. This time it didn't work though and I'm still getting random shutdowns every hour on average.

I've also run Memcheck for a few good passes - no errors.

What should I be checking for besides the bad caps? None of them are leaking or bloated at the moment, and don't heat up.

Thank you for your help!

edit: I should probably also say that both cpu and board temperatures are normal and wattage readings are within a 5% range of error (is that normal?).

A:(supposably) mobo related shutdown problem

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Unless you`ve got another hardware problem, I`d say your best course of action is to replace the mobo.

Just because you`ve replaced the capacitors, doesn`t mean that the rest of the mobo is ok.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

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I've frequently been getting BSOD's related to memory and drivers these being:

My specs:
Corsair 750W Modular Powersupply (Recently replaced)
Corsair H60 CPU water cooling system (Recently replaced)
AMD Phenom II 1090T x6 black edition 3.2ghz (not overclocking the cpu,fsb, or nb)
2GBx4 super talent DDR3 1600MHZ 9-9-9-24 RAM
HD Radeon Sapphire 5850 1GB (Recently ran Burn-in and benchmark tests with no crashes but high temperature 82% high on burn in)
ASRock 880GMH Mobo (Onboard audio recently stopped working, reinstalled drivers, it recognizes plugs but does not transmit).
1TB Hitachi 64mb cache HDD SATA II
*Audigy Sound Blaster sound card (got this when audio stopped working)*

BIOS settings:

Auto for everything but Memory timings and voltage which are--
-DDR3 667MHZ

I have gone through 3 clean installs of windows and yet the BSOD's persist. However, the system usually runs fine for about a day perhaps two after I clean install after the BSOD's set in. The BSOD's usually occur when I am play a 3D game or streaming video.

Memtest86+ ran fine in the first mobo slot and gave me consistent speed/timings and passed all 4 sticks. However, when testing the 3rd and 4th slot I was getting inconsistent timings. First time in the 3rd slot it was 667mhz second time it was 400mhz. 4th slot consistently ran at 200Mhz. This makes me think it is the mobo, would like some advice on the matter. ... Read more

A:[SOLVED] BSOD related to memory think its the mobo though

Hi -

Are all RAM sticks matched?

If slots are bad, mobo is the likely problem - slots 3 & 4. The dumps will never tell us that mobo is bad.

Does system run OK w/ RAM in slots 1 & 2 only?

Regards. . .



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hi, im a n00b to these boards but hopefully somebody can help me out. ive been having some problems with gaming on my computer since last tuesday when i installed an x-fi soundcard, my third 512mb module of corsair value ram and a logitech g15 gaming keyboard.

my first problem arose in battlefield 2 from a problem with the soundcard locking up my computer whilst playing. i updated the graphics card drivers, made sure bf2 was updated and i updated all the nforce4 drivers.

it got to a point where i just took the soundcard out, still had problems and begun reformatting the computer. i am currently working on the computer in its reformatted state with the latest nForce4_amd_6.70_winxp2k_english drivers installed on my Gigabyte K8NMF-9 - K8 motherboard, the 81.98_forceware_winxp2k_international_whql drivers installed for my XFX 128mb GeForce 6600GT graphics card.

my problem is that i cannot load games, the two games i have tried are X3: the reunion and battlefield 2 (not special forces). i am beginning to think there could be an nforce4 driver problem or other software incompatibility.

i will be trying counterstrike: source and bf2: special forces tonight, aswell as running memtest and testing the three modules for errors but any input would be very welcome.

A:gaming problem, possibly mobo related?

Have you tried taking out the new RAM, test. Take out the new kb, test. Already tried w/o soundcard and no luck. Possibly, though doubtfully, issue with PSU.
I would be likely to point the the RAM as culprit, but I recommend installing the new parts 1 at a time and seeing if any on of them contribute to the new issues, assuming you hadn't had ANY issues prior to the upgrades.

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Putting together a build for a friend, however, I believe the motherboard may have been damaged or was damaged upon my taking part in the build. I assembled the parts, a 430w thermaltake psu, an asus mobo, e5200 intel processor, western digital hard drive, 2 gigs of GSkill, ati hd 4850 gpu and an LG dvd drive.

Posted, gave an error message about cpu fan error, I google it, it seemed to be relatively harmless. While in the bios the computer's signal disappeared, I attempted a reboot to no avail. No error codes, cpu fan stopped spinning. Removed memory, no error code, removed 4850, no error code, case fan connected to the motherboard spins when powered on, motherboard shows green light, no signal detected,

I tested the processor in another rig, and it worked fine, and the cpu fan spun fine. Tested another power supply with said motherboard and the motherboard fan would not spin and it would not post, and no error codes. Is my motherboard dead? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

A:New Build, Mobo green light, psu powers case fans off mobo, not cpu fan no beeps

check and recheck the connections on the board, if unsuccessful, make sure you haven t short-circuited the mobo, ...

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This problem has the configuration listed in my system specs below, which have just changed recently. My OCZ Vertex 2 died, RMA'ed but sold, and replaced with the Transcend SSD720, 2.5" SATAIII 64GB. Also sold my GPU...

Now, trying to get everything back on track. I reinstalled my OS on the SSD, but I can't for the life of me get the HDMI working. When reinstalling, I knew it was normal for only my Dell CRT to show up via its VGA connection, but then the main ViewSonic HD monitor never came on. I finally realized it wasn't responding to anything. The ViewSonic HD monitor is the only thing plugged in right now, on both VGA & HDMI, but will only work on the VGA. It had been working fine before the OCZ SSD died. No VGA problems. The onboard ATI Radeon HD 4250 is fully updated and all the drivers are installed and updated to the best of my knowledge. There is an update for the BIOS on the ASUS website that I had never installed, ever, but the only change from before was the SSD so that should not matter. I've even made sure I installed the specific driver for the monitor from the disc it came with. I tried playing around in BIOS, and (for once) no matter what graphics device order I set, (i.e., IGPX-PCI-GPX-etc) it always reverted to the mobo's VGA. And obviously, Device Manager is showing no yellow question marks and is generally no help right now...

Again, there is NO longer a standalone GPU/video card in this system, just the ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3's onboard inter... Read more

A:Mobo not detecting HDMI? - ATI Radeon HD 4250 onboard ASUS mobo

It's plausible that your HDMI port on your MOBO is dead. Is it possible to obtain a GPU and try it's HDMI port?
It could be your monitor as well, do you have access to anything else supporting HDMI and see if your monitor connects?

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Does ATI cards conflict with this mobo?
ASUS A8V DELUXE Socket 939 VIA K8T800 Pro ATX AMD Motherboard
I heard there would be 'cause the mobo is a VIA. Is that true?
Should the mobo conflict with any of these below and forgive me for the video in a CPUs, Chipsets and Mobos board,
SAPPHIRE Radeon 9550 256MB 128-bit DDR AGP 4X/8X Video Card and or
ATI All-In-Wonder Radeon X800XT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 VIVO AGP 4X/8X

A:ASUS mobo in conflict with ATI cards? (reaschering the mobo)

Have you asked ati yet? Read what the mobo manufacturer has to say about it?

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The above link is to the HP specs for the machine. The mobo is overheating and yes, i've done all the reg maint stuff. Let's call it dead, bury it and buy a new bride. I did upgrade the video and sound last year but those devices should be good for a few more yrs. This pc is strictly for gaming, music and my embroidery machine software.

I have never replaced a motherboard (nor cpu) before though I've done all else. My concern is that in my eagerness to get this girl back up an running, I overshoot and choose a board that won't support the current devices. I'd love to replace the cpu right now too, but w/ 2 bdays and christmas coming, I can't afford it.

So help me, geniuses. What motherboards would support the pos Pentium D 820 (S) DC 2.8 GHz socket 775, but still allow me to celebrate my 42nd birthday with a new cpu (a quad? ohh ahhh) next april? I have searched and searched, and it's probably staring me in the face, but I can't figure out the mobos.

I'm guessing some of these would work, but again, brain doesn't work as well as it should and I just cant figure it out. http://techreport.com/articles.x/8666/1

Thanks for your help.


A:Solved: Replacing ECS RC410-M mobo w/ Intel mobo - help pls.

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Hi all,

I have a MSI k7 pro via kt 266a mobo with an athlon xp1600, served me well, however time has moved on.
1/ MSIs website states the max cpu my mobo can take is xp2100 (upgradeing cpu would be cheapest option). Does anyone know any different?

2/ There are some good "bargains" in mobos, as low as 80 bucks Australian, able to take an AMD 64 3200 , based on SIs chipsets. Of the chipsets available, eg, Sis , Via , nforce, are folk noticing any "real world" difference between them.

I occasionally edit and render video-rendering times not a key consideration and occasionally play Lomac and Il2 flight sims. Thats it. Apart from surf the net.

Your input appreciated. Thanks

A:Advice required for mobo update or mobo replacement

i just bought an ecs N2U400-A MB, i already had a couple xtra processors so i didnt need to get the combo, but if I had got the combo, i beleive it came with an athlon xp 2400+ for around $100 american. so far i am very happy with the quality and performance of this new board. BTW, it is an nFORCE2 board

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I'm upgrading a computer and I'm having difficulties with loading. I am replacing just the mother board, processor chip, and the ram chip. I am re-using the hard drives, cd/dvd drives, and everything else.

I've upgraded from:
an AMD chip to a P4 3.0e w/ HT
an unknown AMD mobo to a DFI PS85-BL ver B1 mobo

I will be using 512 mb ddr 400 pc3200 kingston ram

I already called DFI and they said that I need to unistall the system drivers. Of course, I tried uninstalling all device drivers and then shut down and rebuilt computer. When I booted, the computer asked for safe mode or boot normally. No matter what I select, it automatically reboots.

Any ideas, instructions, or definite fixes?

A:Upgrade Issues. Upgrading from AMD mobo to P4 mobo.

Watching over Gotham City...hey it's dark out here

Why Do u Wanna Upgrade to Pentuim 4
Just Asking

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I am trying to put together a Server running for my home.

I have a two computers running socket 939 MOBOS and CPUs. I have enough pieces to put together another computer

Graphic card

Besides this old gear I have a special server case and RAID card. I tried to get the computer set up a while back and got errors from the MOBO. I made a half attempt to work it out but do not have the time or patience. I figured I would just buy another inexpensive 939 mobo and get it going. Based on the prices I am seeing for this mobo it has turned into a collectors item and worth more now than when they were cutting edge.

Should I just suck it up and pay $150 for a old MOBO or should I upgrade my home theater PC to a newer MOBO, with new Ram and CPU then take that mobo for the Server? That computer runs fine now with a 3800+ CPU, but a newer socket would allow me options for the future without paying a premium for old school technology. If you suggest a newer MOBO, I would appreciate suggestions on which MOBO and CPU for a Micro ATX case good for a HTPC.

BTW I am on the road more than at home so most of my work is done on a newer laptop.

A:Socket 939 Mobo or purchase a newer Mobo

You can do mobo/ 2GB RAM and a X2 AM2 for around $150, I would go that route.

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Howdy, I'm at my wits end here, and I was hoping one of you could point me in the direction of something else to try.

Working on friend's 2003ish eMachine (ick), because his motherboard chipset heatsink fell off. Used some thermal adhesive to stick the sucker back on, but when i hit the power button, nothing happens. However the motherboard led is on. So I pop in another working PSU that I had laying around, with the same thing happening.

At this point I figure the motherboard got fried, and ordered a no name gateway oem motherboard. I throw it in, and have the exact same issue. I try shorting the power pins to see if it was my power switch, and nada.

It might be that the processor was killed, but wouldn't the psu fan start up in that case? Or I ordered a dud motherboard with the same symptoms?

At this point I'm just not sure what step to take to resolve the problem. Any advice?

A:New Mobo LED green, PSU/Mobo fans won't spin

Run the motherboard outside the case with just CPU and memory installed. See if it starts. If not, the CPU could be fried or you have a defective motherboard. I hope you didn't use the old power supply with the replacement motherboard, if you did, you probably fried the 2nd motherboard

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I have read several posts about issues with this already.

I had an ECS P4M800 Pro-M V 2.0 with a Pentium 4 2.88. I had a primary and secondary hard drive as well as a DVD RW on it. My brother-in-law originally build the computer some years ago. I got the dreaded call the other day, "Honey, the computer won't turn on."

DOA, fried MOBO. I ordered a Biostar A880 G + MOBO with integrated graphics, audio and LAN cards. Popped in an AMD Athlon 2 X 3 3.3G and two DDR 3 2G Ram sticks.

Fired that puppy up on my old hard drive. It ran through some system checks, and nada. I keep getting back to nothing.

I had a system backup set up to run, but the destination drive ended up being full, (without my realizing it) and now I'm up shit creek becuase the drive won't boot. I've got some important business stuff on that drive, which I know I can recover, but I would just like it to get up and run.

I have the install CD and it is a direct from Microsoft CD. Nothing specific to the old MOBO. What to do???? This was supposed to be my swan song. New computer and I was going to be rocking it out! zilcho.... Please help me out.

A:MOBO baked. Need to maintain 7 OS and files from HD on new MOBO

Describe "I keep getting back to nothing" in more detail.

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I have a seagate barracuda 7200.9 hdd, with a sata connection. Then I have a gigabyte GA-K8NSC-939 mobo, which should support the drive, but none of the cables match up... Any ideas?

A:Quick question (hdd related)

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I have an eMachine desktop that Iam repairing for a friend,
we have come to the conclusion (from experience) that because it is dead
even when trying to turn it on that it has suffered from Capacitor Plague
(Perhaps in the PSU then damaging the MoBo)
A new PSU has been tried and it still doesn't work
WHAT Type of 'cheap' motherboard could I replace the current one with?
it has a Celeron processor so we will be looking to conserve that..
I was looking at this...
http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/119412/rb/26825319999 (incase his CPU is socket 478)
will this one be compatible?
My friend just wants a cheap solution...
Ive recommended the new PSU / MoBo and extra RAM (at least another 256Mb to
bring it to 512)

any recommendations would be helpful....


A:What MoBo can I replace an eMachine MoBo with..?

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Hi...I have a motherboard with a few bulging capacitors and the board is toast IMO...I saw somewhere that you can replace the capacitors though..So I was wondering is it better to get a new motherboard or replace the capacitors ?/ any info is appreciated...

A:Is it better to replace mobo capacitors or get new mobo ??

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The HP ProDesk 400 G1 MS motherboard is bad.  It is a MS 7860 v1.2.    It has a special connector for the USB ports on the mobo.   Can somebody recommend a new mobo replacement? Thanks. Darryl

A:Replacement Mobo for MS 7860 v1.2 (bad mobo)

Just saw the schematic and the connector is the USB 3.0 mobo connector that combines two USB 3.0 ports.   What do you ask for on a new mobo? Thanks.

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Sorry I didnt read the guide of how to make a good post.

I have an Emachine for about 4yrs now. 2 weeks ago I turned it on and it turned right back off, I thought it was the power supply, but it wasnt. I took it to Best Buy, told me it was the motherboard. I dont want to spend money on another mother board since emachine sucks, I already spent $400 last year to get my cd drive fixed. U guys say an ATX motherboard is good and cheap, its way better than an emachine mobo. The problem is I dont know which ATX mobo(a good one) to get for my emachine. My emachine is a W350.

Please respond

A:Which ATX mobo should I get to replace with my emachine mobo

The tricky part of this is you will probably have to not only replace the motherboard, but also the power supply, processor and memory

Here's an example:

The power supply is old and you wouldn't want to damage a new motherboard would you. The old memory is DDR. The new board takes DDR2 memory. You may be able to use the old CPU or processor

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Hey guys, I am building my second system and am just wondering what mobo to get.

I don't full understand the advantages that a 64bit system will bring but I know that a dual processor will do wonders for my work flow (I have a 3D modeller who renders alot). I was just wondering if you know of a dual processor mobo which is also 64bit. That would be the best of both worlds in my opinion.

Any advice you can give would be great.

A:64 bit mobo vs dual processor mobo?

Any preferences between intel and AMD?

If you are going AMD, get a socket 939 motherboard with the nforce4 chipset, like this one for example:

Then pop a dual core, 64bit CPU in it:

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I want to buy a new mobo asus M4A78T-E, this has three outputs for video vga, dvi, and hdmi, what i want to kow is can i put my monitor on dvi and then put a cable to my lcd tv on the hdmi conector at the same time. i downloaded the manual but i cant find any info on this, i also sent an email to asus but after three days i have not recieved an answeer. i think some one here has probably got this mobo and has an answer. i apreciate any and all help

A:new mobo question?

With a Radeon HD 3300 chipset, I would imagine you can run dual displays like that. The only thing you might have to be careful of is making sure your sound still works - some setups will actually pipe the sound through the HDMI cable when it detects it's plugged in rather than play it out the computer's speakers. A friend of mine had an issue somewhat like this when he got his new video card - the included drivers caused his sound to die. Turns out it was trying to push sound through the HDMI port instead of his sound card.

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Hi Fellas, I am having problems with my wifes computer, it is acting laggy and I have a bios error when I log on. My question is if my mobo is 533 fbs and my cpu is a 800 fsb will I have problems? It seemed to run fine for awhlie. However my thought was it would just run at 533fsb ok. But are they not "backwards compatable" as far as the cpu fsb is concered?

Sorry for the noob question, LOL thx guys...

A:mobo cpu question...

That "a" error needs some elaboration. I'm sure it says more than "Error: a" there

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For a new build I'm doing for BF, Im wondering... Should I get the newer nForce 6/7 series or just get what I have so far?
This is what I have:

A:Mobo question

AM2 boards have only either nForce 590 SLI or nForce 680a SLI chipsets. The 680a is a great overclocker and will probably allow for Phenom support as well.

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I bought upgrades for my dell dimension 8400, a galaxy geforce 210 1gb ddr2 vid card and a ultra LS 400w psu. I've been having trouble with this for months. The psu powers on everything but the video card but doesnt produce any graphics, I realized that the psu was on the 225 red switch on the back of the psu. I didnt realize that the red switch in the back was on 225, so I switched it to 115. and it powered up the the vid card and finally produced graphics. It told me to resart it due to hardware instalation. So I turned it off and tried to turn it back on. The mobo lights up for about 2 seconds and then it crashes. When I put it back on 225 the mobo again lights up but no graphics. -.- I've usually been able to figure this kind of stuff out on my own, but I cant this time. Someone please help me.

A:psu mobo question

Amazon & Newegg user reviews for your Galaxy card are not very impressive. Do you still have your original video card that was previously installed? I doubt your having the output incorrectly set on the psu would have caused the problems. That setting only adjusts for the electrical output from the wall outlet that the PSU receives.



If you still have the original video card I would uninstall the drivers for the Galaxy card, then remove it & reinstall the original card & see if you then have video output. You might also have to go to Dell support & download the Driver for the original card & install it.

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I am not sure I am in the right spot or not.

I have a question about how to select the right memory for new motherboard. For example, I am looking a motherboard, and I do see some spec. One example is EPoX EP-MF4-J Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce4 4X ATX AMD Motherboard and the spec for the RAM is DDR2 800 or other mobo that have DDR 600. I like to know will the mobo that have DDR2 ram will work on DDR2 and/or DDR Ram or just the DDR2 ram? Another question is the number after the DDR/DDR2. Let say 800 is the max number but I can use any lower number. For example for DDR 600, can I use the DDR 266?

I am researching the mobo/ram thing since my current cpu is getting out of date when it come to gaming.

A:Question about Mobo/Ram

Almost all current motherboards are either DDR2 or DDR, not both. You must use whatever ram the motherboard has slots for.
AM2 motherboards will use DDR2. If the motherboard supports DDR2/800 you can use DDR2/667 or even DDR2/533. You may need to use memory dividers depending on the bus speed being used and the CPU.

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Working on a T2885 Emachine.

I got it and the people who had it said they unplugged it before going on vacation.
When they got back she plugged it in. And nothing.

I took it home thinking it was just the Powersupply.
Put my powersupply in and still nothing. But at least with my PSU I get a green light on the MOBO.

I did reseat the CPU and Ram. Nothing.

Is is a bad MOBO and PSU with this machine?

Without having one to test, it kind of stinks... I am just wondering why my PSU makes a green light on the MOBO and the other doesnt...This is why I am second guessing the MOBO....As of right now.

A:MOBO question

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I currently have an HP pavilion PC with an AMD Athlon XP 2400+ processor (2.0GHz) Anyway, I found this mobo on tigerdirect.com that I wanted to get. http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicat...ls.asp?EdpNo=634808&Sku=S451-2020VN&CatId=179 Will my processor work in this mobo. I'm just getting kind of confused with the specs on that page because it says:
Processors Supported: AMD Athlon up to 2000+ @ 200 MHz FSB , AMD Athlon up to 2400+ @ 266 MHz FSB , AMD Athlon XP up to 2600+ @ 266MHz FSB , AMD Duron up to 1.4GHz @ 200MHz FSB , AMD Duron up to 1.8GHz @ 266 MHz FSB

Now that just confuses me because it says AMD Athlon up to 2400+, but I have an AMD Athlon XP (would they be the same thing?)

And for my last question, are all AMD Athlon (XP) Processors Socket A?

A:question about mobo

Yes, they meant AMD AthlonXP up to 2400+. And yes, all AthlonXP processors are socket A.

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I have a Toshiba Satellite p755-s5320 and I have upgraded to a SSD drive, but still want faster. Would I be able to update/upgrade to a better/faster mobo (if so what do you guru's recommend?)? Or would I be better of just purchasing a newer computer with better specs, as sometimes this is easier on the wallet.

A:MoBo Question

Is this possible, or should I either 1) purchase the same motherboard, or 2) upgrade to a better computer specs wise??

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I was interested in buying a new SLI motherboard, but don't have enough money for another gfx card YET (key word). I was wondering if I can turn off the SLI and only use 1 gfx card until I get a new one.

A:Question about SLI mobo

Yup. I've looked at the ASUS A8N-SLI and it just has a switch to set for SLI or Single mode.

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