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


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.


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pls help
my ye olde desktop ( like to play around with old systems ) with these specs-

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 1.70GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 1 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 119 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller, 32 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 20002 MB, Free - 16975 MB; D: Total - 28003 MB, Free - 25880 MB; E: Total - 28301 MB, Free - 26708 MB;
Motherboard: , i845-C8736XP
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

Mobo is Maxtone
RAM is
Hynix 305A
HY5DU561622T-H, DDR SDRAM 4 Banks x 4M

I wish to upgrade the Memory but can not make out what is the specs of the RAM ie DDR 1 OR 2 ? , Is it 133MHz ?

Since above hard to get in 512 mb and higher I am open to replacing this totally and install a diff make with higher MB.

But what should I look for ? what is compatible for this Mobo. I think I can upgrade it by 2 GB ie 1gb x 2 pces sticks as Mobo has 2 slots

Apprec tips and any help from members.
Thanks a load


A:Solved: Upgrading or replacing RAM on Maxtone Mobo

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After replacing my SATA hard drive in a Antec Performance TX640B enclosure with a Intel D915G mobo everything was working great. My OS is Windows 7 Professional. I found some extra ram lying around and decided to see if they were good. After inserting the two sticks the computer didn't turn on. No problem. I removed them and tossed them in the garbage. I restarted the computer and it booted to the desktop.

I did this for a favor for a friend. I returned the desktop to him but now the computer turns on but it has no video. I put in a brand new video card and a video card that I pulled from a working machine but I still don't get any video. I've verified there are no loose cables. I even removed all video cards and used the default VGA option from the mobo but still no video.

Any suggestions on why I have suddenly lost video would be appreciated.

Thank you for looking.

A:Solved: No video from a Intel D915G mobo

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Hi all!. Have not been on here for a while. Hope all is good in PC land!

I have for some years now had my custom built lil beast of a PC and have some memory issues. My beast has the issues, NOT me, well, not normaly anyway.

Ok, it's not a Beast by todays standards but I still love it! As it's MINE! And I built it!

Got one of the those Dell Inspiron's now, quite a good machine. 15R-SE 7520 Base/i7-3612QM/8GB/Intel HD4000/ATI HD7730m/1TB HDD/Win7x64(Not so keen on trying Windows 8 yet). Very impressed with everything apart from maybe the HDD speed. Pretty awesome CPU+GPU(s).

Anyway..... My Beast!

CPU - Intel P4 3.0Ghz HT Prescott
GPU - ASUS Radeon 9800XT (AGP)
PSU - Corsair VX550
HDD's + Fans - Far too many!!!!

RAM - Now here's the issue...... The board has 2 channels for RAM, i.e 4 x DIMM slots. Looking at the board with the cpu at the top, the channels are on the right hand side of the board. From left to right they are marked... Channel A DIMM0, Channel A DIMM1, Channel B DIMM0 and Channel B DIMM1. To enable dual channel I need to install paird RAM modules in both DIMM0 slots and/or DIMM1 slots.

I have a few sticks of ddr333/400 from 256 to 1gb. Unfortunately only a few of them seem to work in my Beast! The board seems to be extremely inconsistently temperamental. Some sticks work all the time, some sometimes and some not at all, but mostly all of them work in other systems.

Here is an example of the problem. If ... Read more

A:Solved: RAM and Intel D865GBF/PERC MOBO Doing my head in!!!

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Hi. I have a Intel 915GAGL Mobo. There are 2 SATA Hd's installed and an ATA CDR drive. I would like to add a Segate Ultra ATA Hd. It is a ST120026A-RK/100. I was given the new Ultra ATA drive so I might as well use it. My case & PS are big enough.

Thanks, Steve-x8086

A:Solved: Using SATA - Ultra ATA drives on an Intel 915GAGL Mobo

The answer to my question is YES, the 915 board can run the Ultra100 ATA drive. The board has 2 PATA ports as well as 4 SATA ports and all can run up to 150.

I was able to install the Ultra ATA drive and it worked fine with the SATA drives.

Thanks, Steve-x8086

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Okay so Should I go for a fan or like a type of heatsink for the chipset on my motherboard.
I have a ASUS A8N-E Motherboard and I was thinking of getting something like this.
Well, anyone of these. Could any of these work? Any ideas?




Any Ideas? I've never replaced a fan or heat sink on a motherboard before.

A:Replacing My mobo fan

So you are talking about the Northbridge chip on the motherboard? Did the chip have a heatsink on it originally? Some motherboards don't need Northbridge heatsinks. I like the first... Silenx

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I've been looking at replacing them. My question is about any problems that may crop up. Something about Legacy (my bios atm is legacy) and UEFI? And how to fix it, preferably without having to reinstall windows and everything else, though I'd understand if there is no way getting around this

The ones i'm looking at are the:
Intel BX80684I78700K 8th Gen Core i7-8700K Processor
ASUS Intel 1151 Socket Z370 Chipset Maximus X Hero D4 ATX Motherboard

Oh, I am aware that I'd have to buy new RAM too, just incase that came up. Any help is appreciated, thanks.

Custom Build.
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770K CPU @ 3.50GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 16321 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080, -1 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 232 GB SSD(42 GB Free); D: 931 GB HHD (449 GB Free);
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i

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Hello, I have an image of my C partition where i have tons of programs, optimizations, custom settings, etc which took me like a month and a half to complete.

My mobo is kind of giving me booting problems since long time ago, sometimes it dessapears and then suddently it appears again.

I am in the middle of working on music compositions that I have to deliver very soon but the booting problem re-appeared.!
If I go to the computer shop tomorrow and get exactly the same motherboard, would I be able to restore the image and get back to work inmediately??

My mobo is an xfx nforce 750i sli.

A:replacing my mobo with exactly the same.


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Hello everyone! Im new to the forum so hellos all round :wave:.
Im also quite n00bish to the whole PC building so if i say anything stupid, sorry. Now down to business, Ive had a somewhat crappy :dead: Dell dimension 2400 for about a year and recently came to install a graphics card, only to find there was no agp or pci-express slot (just a nice agp sized gap to taunt me). So i have decided to screw it and build my own, first off to get a new motherboard. Then i also found out about dell's incompatable PSU so ill need a new one of those too.
I have chosen to get an ABIT IC7-G and for the PSU an Enermax EG425AX-VEG 425W(will this be powerful enough). For the moment i will be using the hard drive, cd-rom etc from the dell. Also i will continue using my Celeron 2.4 until i can get a better P4 (3.0 or more) and 2x 512Mb Kingston Ram (will be upgraded later to a few few 512 dual DDR).
Also i will be chucking a graphics card at it at some point but ill leave that open for any suggestions. Will the above config work? Am i missing anything? Any help will be amazing. Thanks in advance.

A:Replacing Mobo.

Will you be using a new tower, most towers now come with decent PSU. I would recomment keeping that video card for a bit, in case something bad might happen and may need it for back up.


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My system is fried and all signs point to the MoBo. So I'm getting a new one, but not 100% if this one will work.

This is what I have(that Media Card Reader is not really important and not needed to be added to the new MoBo.

This is the new MoBo I'm looking at.

Will this work?

Alos I am putting this into a new ATX Mid Tower with a 500w PSU.

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I have to replace the MoBo in an aging rig. It has a P4 3.06ghz CPU with Hyper Threading. I am considering the ASUS P4S800D-X


Will they be compatable?
What would you use?

A:Replacing MoBo

Looks good. SiS chipsets are usually crappy, but that one has dual-channel support, and overall nice specs.

Should work great with your processor.

Regards :wave:

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im going to upgrade my motherboard/cpu/memory from an ageing 650i-sli chipset to something more up-to-date such as an x58 board..what i want to know is do i need to reinstall my OS after the new board is installed?

if not, are there any procedures i need to do before installing the new board such as removing drivers etc..

i have a dual boot os w7/xp on 2 hdd's.

A:replacing mobo needs new os install?

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After replacing my old motherboard with a new one, ASROCK K7NF2-RAID, I get the bsod indicating:


STOP: 0X00000050 (0XF894A000, 0X00000000, 0X804EFE49, 0X00000000)

Could you indicate possible cause for this, please?

Thank you,


A:BSOD after replacing mobo

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

I assume you`re using your hard drive that has your OS on it from your old mobo?

This won`t work with the new mobo, due to the old mobo drivers.

You need to do at least a Windows repair, as per this thread HERE.

If you`re lucky, that should do it. If it still doesn`t work, then a complete reformat and reinstall will. Unless of course, there`s a problem with your new mobo.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

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Hi there, I have replaced my mobo and cpu now and since this I have reactivated windows but I can't get my computer to recognize any newtworks to connect to the internet??..

Any ideas why this could be?

A:troubles since replacing mobo & cpu...

Did you do a repair install and install the drivers for the new motherboard?

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Okay, I now have a replacement question. I found the easy way out, I guess I can just buy a way overpriced replacement mobo from the eMachines site. Meh, fine by me, I simply don't know enough to replace all the stuff that's dead. However, it doesn't seem to come with any memory, nor does it come with a CPU fan. Simple question, do you guys think that the fan and RAM I have on the blown mobo are still any good? Or do I need to blow more money replacing them as well?


A:Help with replacing mobo/psu. (E-machines)

That is a pretty general question as you didnt give much details to whether or not you are replacing the Motherboard with the exact same one or an upgraded one. As long as you are getting one that is compatible with the processor that was in it to begin with, then you should be able to use the same CPU heatsink/fan (be sure to use thermal paste). Even though the fan should still work, I like to replace heatsink/fans when I replace motherboards as they are not expensive and you may get a little better cooling (especially if the old one was stock). The RAM should still be fine as long as it is compatible with the new board (i.e. if the RAM is DDR and the new board uses DDR). The only way to tell if the RAM is still good is to try it in another system or try it in the new board. Hope I helped.

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Hello, (be gentle im a noob @ building PC's)

A few months ago i had a computer store build a computer for me...

MSI k8n neo2 platinum mobo
AMD 3500
x2 1gb corsair XMS ddr400 pc3200
ATi x800pro
SB audigy
WD 120gb HD
windows xp home edition
floppy & cdrom, and dvdRW bla bla bla

So now its time to update my GPU, which i have done many times before on older systems
inorder to do so i need a new mobo...never done before (card requires pci 16x slot)

new parts will be:
ASUS A8R-MVP ATi (crossfire, incase i want a 2nd gpu)
ATi X1800XT
and a new psu ASUS atlus 550w

I am pretty familier on how to use the BIOS...memory settings, OCing, and voltages...
The hardware installation seems pretty simple (by the mobo user guide) but should i do anything to my HD before i rip everything out and put it on the new mobo, like uninstall some things???
I will ofcorse uninstall my current gpu (drivers/control center)
But im not quite sure how i would go about installing windows....does it get installed to the MOBO? or is it on the HD (confused) and anyother things i should do to my current setup before starting to rebuild...
also ive read that removing the heatsink and processor may be a bit challenging?

Any help is much appreciated


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I purchased a GA-p965-dq6 with Vistax64 OEM some time back. It is out of warranty, it appears an imminent mobo failure.(runs when IT feels like it. LMAO)

It's not a real prob as have installed a mobo on new sytems before. Rather than try and find a another 965 mobo, I wish to use a GA-X38-DS4.

Is it possible without a reinstall?

If I have to reinstall am I going to get any Vista reactivation grief?

I changed cpu's e6600 to q6600 about 2 months back and had no probs at all.

Any feedback appreciated


P.S. I think Vistax64 is brilliant 8)

A:Replacing mobo with Vistax64?

Even if it is possible without a reinstall i recommend reinstalling Vista since you'l be on a new Chipset.(965 -> X38)

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I really need help. I just bought a e310 and i want to replace the motherboard. What i want to ask is...

1. Is the e310 proprietary?

2. If so, when replacing the mobo do i also need to replace the case and the psu or just the psu

3. And also what type of case is the e310? ATX, Mid tower ATX, etc

Thank you soo much in advance!!!!

A:Replacing e310 mobo HELP!!!!

The E310 is not propriatary but it uses a micro BTX motherboard which can be hard to find and expensive(compaired to similar ATX boards). Alturnatively you could use an ATX motherboard if you also replace the case with an ATX case. Either way you will need a fresh copy of XP as a Dell OEM copy will not reinstall on a new motherboard.(microsoft sees a new motherboard as a new computer therefore requireing a new licence for XP) The PSU in the E310 is a standard OEM HIPRO so it doesn't need to be replaced but it is probablya good idea to replace it with a better PSU like an Enermax, Antec,PC Power & Cooling,FSP. especially if you plan to upgrade video or add more drives.
Here are some micro BTX boards if you decide to go that route.


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I want to replace the FIC AM37 (BIOS tweaked by the twerps at eMachines) with an ASUS A7V8X-MX.

Someone told me I'd need a new copy of XP Home since the version that came with my machine is "custom fit" for the AM37. Is this true?

I had another guy say that I'd just need to disable old devices and reboot a few times and let XP hash out the new hardware, but will I be able to boot into XP after the install of the new MoBo?

The old chipset is VIA KM266 and the new is VIA KM400. Does this matter? I found a Gigabyte with the same chipset, but the Asus is a better board.

Thanks in advance for any input

A:Replacing my MoBo...in an eMachines

Find out what ya Windows Key is and Write it down and borrow a copy of XP cd from a m8 and reinstall.

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I'm replacing my Mobo and cput and was wondering what the easiest way was to use my old HD without doing a complete reinstall as I've have spent hours tweaking and setting up my system the way I like it now. I've heard of doing a windows repair install, but have heard you have to reinstall service packs, updates ect, something I was trying to avoid. I have also heard of using the sysprep tool but it seems kinda complicated for a semi newbie like me. Then, last but not least, I have read that you can just change the IDE+AGP controller driver to the Windows default driver (Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller and PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge respectivelly) and uninstall the vga card drivers on the old mobo then pop in the new mobo and all should be well. Any advice, has anyone tried any of these methods with success? If so which one. Sorry for the legnthy post, any help would be appriciated, thanks.


A:Replacing Mobo, need advice...

In all honesty the absolute best thing to do would be to reinstall windows. You can try the default IDE controllers, etc. but that will severely degrade performance and you will probably run into other driver problems anyway.

Just reinstall Windows, it will be much more worth your time.

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Can I replace all of them without replacing the HHD? and if so, should I remove old video drivers from the hdd before I change everything out? anything else I should do? Thanks for the help.

A:Replacing mobo cpu and video card. help

as long as it is working, it can be used on as many computers as u want, but it needs to be reformatted, and Windows reinstalled new for each mother board, if not then it will have the wrong drivers for the MB and nothing will work right.

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I have taken a charity case - dead mobo with Vista Home Premium installed.

Replaced Mobo, and now I can't get Vista to boot; The mobo was not a like for like replacement

I have tried in vain to use recovery from the recovery partion, which tells me it cannot fix this. Same for x64 recovery iso download from site referenced in these forums.

Here's what I can do with the computer: access drive from dos prompt after booting to recovery partition/or recovery disk/ linux image, etc.

Here's what I can't do: boot using any option such as safe mode, safe mode with networking, last known good config, etc.

The system tries to load and then reboots; if I tell it not to reboot I get BSOD.

I have run chkdsk/f and it found a repaired a few minor things.

I have run the BCD tool as recommended by Microsoft with no relief, including exporting, renaming old bcd and rebuilding the bcd; only thing changed was loss of access from boot option to go to the recovery partition - no love lost there!

I strongly suspect this is hardware and driver related, but I'm coming to the same posting instructions ad nausem everywhere I turn.

I'm looking for a way to dig deeper and source the problem, which would have to be done via command line at this point.

History: this machine is approx 2 years old, HP with Duo Core. Owner stated it started to reboot during use and then finally wouldn't boot at all. Ruled out powersupply and replaced mobo with close match, not exact. I believe he stat... Read more

A:Vista Unbootable after replacing mobo

I've been playing with a similar scenario at home. What I'm doing is trying to move a Windows installation from my Desktop to my Laptop.

Right now I'm trying to copy all of the Services and Drivers that load from the registry of the laptop to the registry of the Desktop (HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services) - that's gonna take remotely editing the registry.

Once that's done, then I'll copy the appropriate drivers (from C:\Windows\System32\drivers) from the Laptop to the Desktop (actually, I'll have to go find them as the Laptop is 32 bit and the Desktop is 64 bit)

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I appreciate the help in advance folks.

Ok, here's what I've got. Guy doesn't back his hard drive, and now I believe a power surge hosed the PS and mobo. Maybe some one can help me. When I replaced the ps, I get click, click, click off, on, off, on. The previous supply does nothing at all, at least this one lights the light in the front of the tower.

My question is two fold, this emachines used a mini atx. I want to replace with a new mobo. I keep reading that I will need to reload windows xp. Ok, I'm fine with that, but I do have an extra HDD. Can I do a fresh load onto it, then get the data from the other by making it a slave even though it has xp loaded also. My plan is to move the data, save it (since the drive I have fresh is only 15 gig, and the drive in the computer is 40) to cd, then start fresh with the 40 that currently has what the guy wants. Is this all possible? The guys most important file is a huge data file of karaoke music for his buisness.

Thanks is advance.

A:Replacing mobo, PS in emachines 2.5 Celeron.

Luckily eMachines don't use proprietary hardware. The mobo is most likely an ECS with VIA chipsets. I had a T2080. It used an ECS L7VMM mobo with a KM266 chip. I once moved the HD over to a different computer with a PCChips board (also made by ECS) with a VIA PT800 chip. The computer booted up and ran fine. That was the only time I've seen that work, with the old drivers installed on a new mobo so you may be in luck. Although I personally think ECS is crap performance wise, they are rock solid boards, and probably a good choice for him to use it in his business that way. Are you going to load the eMachines recovery disks? If you reinstall the OS on a different HD then install the old one as a slave afterwords, there should really be no problem. Having said that, there is always that chance. LOL Sorry. Is the new power supply an eMachine one. I was wondering because I know that a lot of sites sell eMachine specific PSU's, though the connectors are standard 20 pin ATX
I think it's just a mounting hole issue and is only for earlier models. Anyway good luck! I hope I covered most of your questions.

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I read a thread from several months ago originated by miso_ohio about a mobo/ps problem with the emachine T2825 model. I have the same problem and am considering replacing mine as well.

I am a beginner at mobo replacement. What steps are required after replacing the mobo to get the pc running again? Is it difficult to deal with on a pc like emachines? I assume that once the mobo is replaced that the OS on the hd will provide the boot info as before; is this a bad assumption?


A:Replacing mobo in emachines T2825

It's not that difficult to do but it's not something I would recommend for a user who's never done things like this.

Basically, you would remove everything from the motherboard, CPU, RAM, PCI cards, etc. Then disconnect any cables and connectors. Put the new mobo in and reconnect everything.

Complications can certainly arise so it's best to have someone who is knowledgable take a look at what you have first. It could be that the case uses some kind of proprietary connections. You also need a mobo that works with the PSU you have. You also have to be sure that the connector plate on the back of the case can be replaced if your new mobo has different connections.

According to Emachines site, that system uses an NForce2 motherboard for an AMD XP 2800. It's pretty easy to find a motherboard that is the same or similar to that one.

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I have several AOpen socket 478 400/533fsb boards that all have 2 larger caps
bulging and or leaking. They are in between the I/O ports and Cpu socket, see pic.
Am I getting in over my head or is this do-able?


A:Replacing Caps on MoBo....any tips?

You can do it no problem even if you have never held a soldering iron before

At all times, make sure you don't overheat anything. Keep the contact with the soldering iron to the minimum.

When removing the capacitors, note their orientation: the marked side is - and if you put the new capacitor in the wrong way then its expected lifetime can be measured in minutes or seconds. Clean the mounting holes with a paperclip or a hairpin right after you remove the capacitor.

When shopping/looking for replacements, make sure the voltage rating is the same or higher than the originals. Capacitance-wise you may get away with a little less, but anything above the original rating will work. You will also save yourself a lot of headache getting new caps that are the same physical size as the originals.

Put the replacements into the cleaned out holes (watch the orientation!) and clip the leads to size (if you salvaged some old caps from somewhere, then there's nothing to clip). There may be enough solder left in the holes so you don't have to add any yourself. If you do need some extra, keep the quantity to the minimum.

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Hey how r you doing,!?!
I want to take this oppotunity to tell everyone to please stay away from XFX nforce 750i sli mobo.

But actually this thread is for you people to help me choose a replacement mobo so I can keep and use my CPU, GPU, PSU, RAM, HDD's, fans, case, etc. Also I need this mobo to be upgradable in case i need it and at least one FW port.

I will start with some simple questions:

-This mobo is Nvidia chipset, could I get one with Intel chipset?

-My GPU and RAM and Mobo are SLI ready, could I get a non-SLI mobo without loosing performance?

-Do I need SLI?

-My RAM is DDR2 and my CPU supports socket LGA 775, is any mobo with these specs going to work for me? Like this:
Tyan Toledo q35T Motherboard - Socket 775, SATA, PCI-Express, Intel Q35 Chipset, (2) Gbit LAN, USB 2.0, DDR2 667/800 MHz at TigerDirect.com

Thanks a lot.... I know these are simple questions, but I just want to narrow my google search to expert advices like yours.

PS: I decided to replace my current mobo because for a year I was having too many booting problems, after lots of troubleshooting I decided it's my mobo's fault.

Sandra is here:

Model : Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9400 @ 2.66GHz
Speed : 2.67GHz
Cores per Processor : 4 Unit(s)
Threads per Core : 1 Unit(s)
Type : Quad-Core
Integrated Data Cache : 4x 32kB, Synchronous, Write-Thru, 8-way, 64 byte line size
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A:replacing my xfx nforce sli 750i mobo: Advices

The Nvidia 750i is a pretty decent board but the bios voltage settings need to be set correctly in order for this board to be stable.

With your 8GB of memory you need to try using 1.5 volts for the SPP "north bridge" voltage and also make sure that all other memory settings are per manufacture specs. It's usually best to change over to the "Expert" mode memory settings in order to get those settings correct.

Yes it's safe, yes it works and yes I have helped many many people with this exact problem in the past.

OCZ is one of the worst possible choices for memory on that board because it's very picky about settings. Using DDR2-800 (5-6-6-18 2T with memory voltage to OCZ specs should get you up and running.

If you post your bios settings here I can help you more.

Clearing the cmos should fix any other problem you might be having with that board.

I have helped thousands of people set those boards up correctly over at the EVGA forum.

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I've started searching for a replacement motherboard for my e1505. My question is will any 'e1505' mobo replace another 'e1505' mobo? Is the interchangability that simple? Or is there some underlying specs that I must look out for?

I'm replacing the bare mobo (no processor, video card, etc...I have all those).

I've attached some pictures that show numbers on the motherboard.

Any information would be very helpful. I've never had to replace anything this critical and I won't want to get stuck with something that won't work.

A:E1505 - Replacing Mobo - Compatibility Issues?

mb e1505 is the same mb with dell inspiron 6400. DA0xxxxxxxx letters tell you that this is quanta motherboard. do search with words: e1505,inspiron 6400 and you'll find mb that fits your needs. remember, that these models came with various configurations(integrated gma950 graphics, discrete videocard(radeon x1400))

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I had WinXP Home Edition installed and working fine. Storm came. Could not get PC to show video. Changed Graphics card. Still nothing. Returned Graphics Card. Changed MOBO and CPU as recommended by local PC shop.
Rebooted PC. Recvd BSOD - Stop Error Message: 0x000007B - reboot keeps cycling.


" A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.

If this is the first time you've seen this Stop error screen, restart your computer.
If this screen appears again, follow these steps:

Check for viruses on your computer. Remove any newly installed hard drives or hard drive controllers. Check your hard drive to make sure it is properly configured and terminated. Run CHKDSK/F to check for hard drive corruption and then restart your computer.

*** STOP: 0x0000007B (0xF7A0A524, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)
Ran Norton and AVG - no virus
Ran CHKDSK - PC health is good

Downloaded and ran PCbeginner
identified problem with BOOTSECT.DOS
--- received the following error message pinpointing the problem as:

C:\ I/O error accessing boot sector file multi(0)disk(0)fdisk(0)\BOOTSEC.DOS

could not find WinXP Home Ed disk so used WinXP Pro disk and installed paralled OS
able to install WinXP Pro and work with C:\
All information is present, problem appears to be bad boot record
booted WinXP Home Ed to C:\WINDOWS> tried FIXBOOT, then rebooted but got same BSOD
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A:BSOD ERROR MESSAGE 0x0000007B --- after replacing MOBO and CPU

The hard drive may have been damaged . . you can download and run drive diagnostics from the manufacturer to rule that out.

First thing I would do is take the drive out and attach it temporarily to a working pc to salvage your data. It works best if you attach to the secondary c hannel . . the one with CD/DVD drives.

you can run the diagnostics on the second pc if you wish

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I wan't to upgrade my computers motherboards so i can play the latest games etc with a PCI-E graphics card, as my computer only has PCI slots and it sucks to be honest.

I found a thread on this forum about a guy upgrading his Dell Dimension 2400 motherboard, it seems he brought the Asrock P4VM890 motherboard and he was successful with it.

I managed to find the exact motherboard on eBay, the motherboards comes with a Pentium 4 @ 2.8 Ghz and 2 GB RAM.

Do you think i should purchase it? Would it work with my computer?

I hope you can help me.

A:Thinking Of Replacing My Dell Dimension 2400 Mobo

A Waste of time, really. The FrontSideBus is not fast enough. You would also need to install a new power supply and CPU to get it right.
Why not just buy a better used machine and upgrade it with more memory, better optical drives, video card, and gamer mouse?

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Sorry so long Im new to working on computers/adding components ect.

specs of original comp

P4 3GHz processor
AsRock 4S55FX mobo 478
512 mb ddr ram
128mb ati 9800 vid card

Purchased computer roughly one year ago, custom made

These are the symptoms I was having before in order of occurrence.

1: Loud cackling/beeping noises would come from my speakers, even if I turned them off, during the noise my computer would lag a bit, mouse would move slowly ect for the 3-5 seconds of noise, it would go away and things would be fine.

2:Computer started having problems shutting down and rebooting, I thought it was the moinitor but tried 2 others to find that the system wasnt rebooting properly. Would take 2-3 resets to boot up, sometimes Windows would freeze at the XP screen. Rarely though. I left my computer on for spans of 2 days to get around the booting problem.

3:Started to encounter freezes while playing an online game, rarely, which then started occuring more often just while browsing the internet. Started taking more resets to eventually boot. No Beeps at all while booting, ran a virus scan ect. Saw in device manager that a RAID controller device had a ? next to it and i remember seeing that a couplemonths ago and ignoring it, well i got the drivers off the mobo disk and installed them for the RAID and still booting issue was same.

Talked to some friends online and all said it was probly the mobo, due to freezes and no beeps at boot.

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A:Replacing mobo,comp doesnt detect CD/HD,(long)

oh yeah

I just remembered, on the mobo when i was installing in the box i got a SATA cable, but didnt see one when i took out the old mobo. But theres nothing connected to the SATA spots on the mobo, did i not connect everything correctly? Or should there be nothing there unless I was gonna do something else?

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As stated in the title I have been receiving constant stop 0x00000001e errors. The errors occur randomly as far as I can tell and have no specific trigger. I have run hardware tests on my memory and stress tested my graphics card. Both have completed (or Run) without issue. I have not tested my HDD because the link to the diagnostic tool in the posting instructions is broken.

I am unable to include any minidumps because the BSOD's crash halfway through the dump process at 70%.

? OS - Windows 7 x64 Professional
? Original OS is as stated
? OS is full retail
? Oldest component is the Graphics card which is just under 2 years.
? Current OS install is 4 days old

? Phenom II x4 965 BE AM3
? Radeon HD 5870 1GB XFX
? Gigabyte GA-880GM-UD2H
? 600W OCZ Stealth

System is home built.

Thanks in advance,


A:After replacing an old broken MOBO I keep receiving stop 1e errors

NOTE: Please provide the following information for a more detailed response: http://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...ta-452654.html

While waiting for a reply:

I suggest starting all troubleshooting with the following diagnostic tests (located at this link: Hardware Diagnostics ). They'll save you a lot of time and heartache if there is a hardware failure, and you'll have the disks on hand in case you need them in the future:


H/W Diagnostics:
Please start by running these bootable hardware diagnostics:
Memory Diagnostics (read the details at the link)
Hard Drive Diagnostics (read the details at the link) - Test ALL of the hard drives.

Also, please run one of these free, independent online malware scans to ensure that your current protection hasn't been compromised: Free Online AntiMalware Resources (read the details at the link)
There are also free, bootable antivirus disks at this link: Free Online AntiMalware Resources - Bootable Disks

Just FYI, the HDD Diagnostics link works for me.
We will need the information from the report uploaded here so we can proceed

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A good while back, I built my father a system using an Asus A7V8X. It was recently thwacked by a lightning strike, so I'm going to replace it. I originally bought and used some of the A7V8X features (Firewire, RAID, etc) but he doesn't need any of that.

The only thing I can find available quickly is the A7V8X-X, which is the same board but does NOT have RAID or firewire. The whole point of using the same mobo is to make it software compatible -- no reinstall necessary.

If I replace the A7V8X with an A7V8X-X, I'm *hoping* that the only Bad Things that will happen is windows complaining that the firewire port and the SATA RAID controller have gone "missing" and that's all -- which is no problem for me.

Does anyone know if this is actually what will happen? Thanks much.

A:A7V8X: replacing dead mobo with slightly less capable version of the same

Boards are essentially the same.

ljwobker said:

If I replace the A7V8X with an A7V8X-X, I'm *hoping* that the only Bad Things that will happen is windows complaining that the firewire port and the SATA RAID controller have gone "missing" and that's all -- which is no problem for me.Click to expand...

I just parted ways with my own A7V8X after years of reliable use. Good board. I didn't have the SATA or RAID though.

Assuming you are running XP, and weren't using the RAID controller, you should have no problem swaping out boards. When XP doesn't find the controllers, it will simply remove the devices from the Device Manager.

If however you *were* using the RAID to run two drives in parallel (stripe-0) to speed things up, you'll have to connect those drives to another RAID to accesses them or else you loose everything.

But since you say you weren't using them, you're fine (I've changed MB's completely with the same C: drive and XP just configured everything automatically.

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Hello all. First post so bear with me. Thanks.

Here's the situation. I'm replacing the internals on a brand new Toshiba Satellite Pro L630 after it was doused in sweet tea. I was able to procure a new mobo and USB/Card reader board for about half the price of the laptop, and the cleaning/replacement went smoothly. Here's the rub though:

-Brand new Mobo
-Brand new card reader/USB board
-Brand new connectors

Computer accepts power, and shows powered on. Even boots. However, as soon as the USB board is plugged in, the entire rig looses power until it is unplugged and reset with the power button. Odder still, even though the old board acts a bit odd (keeps trying to turn the computer on as soon as it's plugged in), it behaves the same way. Old and new USB boards both cause the board to lose power.

I've done full electrical testing, and even though the power circuits show full power at the DC in jack, the board drops to half power and then loses it completely as soon as either USB board is plugged. Both boards behave the same even when nothing else is connected except for the USB board.

Completely lost at this point. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:No power to Toshiba Satellite L630 after replacing mobo and USB ports

The replacement motherboard is probably bad. Have I ever bought bad motherboards? YES! Both for laptops and desktops...

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Hello All fine folks and Happy Holidays to all:

How in the world does one remove a CMOS battery? You know, the ones that lay flat in a round circle holder with a hold down gizmo on one end of the round battery holder? I tried to pry the battery out but was afraid of breaking something. Are you supposed to lift up that hold down gizmo,(strap)??--to remove the battery?? I tried to do that on my wifes older computer, but the hold down gizmo broke off...now I'm afraid to tackle another one when I need to.

Any info will be greatly appreciated...


A:Replacing Mobo CMOS Batt without breaking hold down clip

You don't need to break anything to remove the CMOS battery. If you can't bend that springy clip thing out of place and get the battery out, use a screwdriver and gently apply pressure to move it out of the way and then remove it. It should actually just pop out once you get the clip out of the way. But don't stick the screwdriver under the battery and try to pry it out, only problems occur when leverage and alot of stress is used inside a computer

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I need some good advice for MOBO.

I visit Asus site but i cant seem find Cheap MOBO or im missing it?

I visit Intel Site and found the cheapest MOBO for my processor which is DH55PJ and max is 8 GIG memory which is mostly $70 - $80 cost.

Im thinking 100$ for MOBO?

If their is a cheap max 16Gig memory would be good.

A Pricelist link would be good.
Also what is the difference on Intel Extreme Series, Media, Classic, Executive and Essential MOBO?

A:MOBO for Intel i5-760

ASUS makes good motherboards with Intel chipsets and 16GB memory support, check their website or an online retailer in your country.

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I have an Intel 815 motherboard (D815EEA2) that is showing an unkown pci device in device manager. I cannot for the life of me figure out what it is. I have updated all the drivers for all the devices on the motherboard. Anyone have this motherboard.

A:Intel 815 Mobo

I'm thinking Modem.

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hey all
about last year my dad got me this new pc.everything was nice ...except the mobo.its an intel 845 GBV
now i cant overclock it cuz there are no options in the bios to do so...i was wondering whether there are any programs which can be used directly from windows to change the fsb or the clock frequency.?
softfsb and the like are too old and dont work for me i guess
can anyone help me out?

A:Intel MOBO help.....

Intel Desktop Control Center

*Edit* Hmm, it would seem it only supports boards based on the i865/i875 chipsets & ClockGen doesn't support Intel motherboards either.

It seems you're out of luck.

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Ok so I'm at the point of upgrading to a newer CPU and Motherboard and I need some direction. Intel seem to be offering some processors with tasty clockspeeds which are similair prices to some of the Athlon 64 range. Do these Athlons handle 32 bit applications better than a dedicated 32-bit Intel?

I have 300 - 350 to spend on both a CPU and Motherboard. I do kind of fancy the 3200 or 3400+, but I want to hear a good arguement to make me consider going Intel, just to help me in weighing up my options.

In terms of motherboard I dont know whether to go with a socket 939 or 754? I have been reading about various motherboards and the following seem to be popular: 'MSI K8T Neo 2', 'ASUS A8V Deluxe' and 'ASUS SK8V'.

What do you think I should go for?

A:Do I go Intel or AMD? What is best Mobo?

It all depends on what you will be doing the most on your machine. Games & compiling are faster on the Athlon64 platforms & media encoding is faster on P4 platforms.

If you go Intel with a LGA775, a lot of your budget will be spent on the expensive DDR-2 memory. If you go for a Socket-939 (dual channel) Athlon64 system, it's the CPUs themselves that are expensive.

The good bang for buck systems right now are Socket-754 (single channel) for Athlon64s or Socket-478 for Pentium 4s but both have a limited upgrade path.

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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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Just built a new computer on the Asus X99-A/USB 3.1 mobo. I installed my GTX 980 GPU on the first 16x slot, and wanted to install the 750 add-in in the 16_4 (8x) slot. It hit the USB 3.0 Connection for my front panel, so this was not possible. Instead installed in the 16_3 (16x) slot. Problem is that the corner of the SSD PCB rests firmly upon the PCH heatsink. Looking for advice on how to manage this prior to starting up. Anyone who has solved this problem?

A:Intel 750 on Asus X99-A Mobo

Originally Posted by Submarine

Just built a new computer on the Asus X99-A/USB 3.1 mobo. I installed my GTX 980 GPU on the first 16x slot, and wanted to install the 750 add-in in the 16_4 (8x) slot. It hit the USB 3.0 Connection for my front panel, so this was not possible. Instead installed in the 16_3 (16x) slot. Problem is that the corner of the SSD PCB rests firmly upon the PCH heatsink. Looking for advice on how to manage this prior to starting up. Anyone who has solved this problem?

I've seen this problem on an older build and the best solution was a new motherboard. It's all about the layout of devices fastened to the board, a microATX board gives less possibilities than a full ATX board. Then I had to get a taller tower case to hold the full ATX board but it worked out better than I planned as I could add a second HDD without interfering with other things. A possibility with the full ATX board is some have 2 PCIe X16 slots.

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Ok I ma in need of replacing a burned out mobo from gigabyte. I want the quad. I run some pretty intense engineering progs and a lot of heavy duty graphting progs, usualy all at the same time (and maybe a game or two..shhh dont tell the boss!) and so, I need to replace the old mobo but want to upgrade to the new quad 3ghz or the 3ghz extreme.

My one question is this...

Which mobo and why? I have the ram, the periph's and stuff. I also would like to have the pci and pci express's.

So which mobo? I already have some hot ddr2's. If I have to get the 3's then Ill have to wait a tad longer for more cash for the new ram.

But so far all I need really is the mobo and the cpu.


A:Intel Quad - MOBO help?

Here's a good mobo, won't support DDR3 but it won't be necessary in a few years at least. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128337 Supports Q6600, Q9650 and C0-stepping(C1 version needs a flash) QX9650 straight out of the box. (no BIOS flash needed)

CPU support list: http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Support/Motherboard/CPUSupport_Model.aspx?ProductID=2778

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Dell Dimention L700CE
Celeron 700MHZ
Intel CA810E Mobo or Dell???

I know dell messes with the power conectors on their mobo's, do they do anything else? I wnat to plug a PIII 1.0 GHZ into this board and I have to update the bios acording to Intel. Do I have to use the dell flash or can I use the intel Flash. Any information on the dell mobo's would be a great help.

Thank You,

A:Dell or Intel Mobo ????

You need to talk to DELL...

Major manufactures sometimes do not make the bios allow to swap out CPUs.

The BIOS must be available from DELL... Use the product code to locate a BIOS upgrade - you may call them and see if you can put in a PIII-1Ghz. But many of their techs may not be able to tell you.

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Hi guys

i bought an e-machines computer about three years ago it came with 512mb of memory, i decide to get another 512mb of memory to put in it but for some reason the board wont pick up the other memory.

So i though that the memory was not working and put it in the slot that was working and the memory is fine.

So my question is can i go to my bios bios/cmos to set it up to pick up the other 512mb memory stick???

Thanxs Baltan

A:Just wondering about my intel mobo

What is your mainboard's name?

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I've been chasing a STOP 0x44 error in the O/S forum. It appears to be related to a Linksys USB 10/100 network adapter. However, I noticed in Device Manager that under network adapters there is an entry for 1394 Net Adapter. The Intel MoBo does not have 1394 capability and the Intel Desktop Utilities indicates capability is disabled (probably because it is not there!). If I uninstall the device, it is automatically installed on reboot.
Here are the details from msinfo32:
Name [00000001] 1394 Net Adapter
Adapter Type Ethernet 802.3
Product Type 1394 Net Adapter
Installed Yes
PNP Device ID V1394\NIC1394\810099BB23C00
Last Reset 3/19/2006 4:34 PM
Index 1
Service Name NIC1394
IP Address Not Available
IP Subnet Not Available
Default IP Gateway Not Available
DHCP Enabled Yes
DHCP Server Not Available
DHCP Lease Expires Not Available
DHCP Lease Obtained Not Available
MAC Address 82:8A:A9:50:AF:F1
Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\nic1394.sys (5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158), 60.38 KB (61,824 bytes), 8/28/2002 7:33 PM)

Any ideas on where this comes from, how do I get rid of it, could it be causing the STOP errors with the Linksys USB network adapter?

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Hello All,

I have always been a AMD guy, but amid the recent changes I am looking to give Intel another try.

I am looking for advice on the best mobo and Chip pair-ups. Ideally I am looking at a dual or quad core. I use my PC mostly for Gaming and video editing (flash, premiere, photoshop etc).

I don't usually over clock, but if it can be done thru software or easily done thru hardware I may do it. Thanks.

A:Intel PC / MoBo Selection help

Computers make good search tools... Spend a little time of your own and look around. Look at some of the "specs" of Techspot members. You will see our computer specs posted

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