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Asus and Intel motherboards power up but don't boot - help please

Q: Asus and Intel motherboards power up but don't boot - help please


My daughters Sony P4 3ghz HT Vaio desktop has always had problems - mainly motherboard related but recently one of her two screens starting intermittently blanking out for a second or so. As it is now out of warranty I decided to try and salvage the good bits and put together a box that could last her for the next year or so.

So I took the following existing bits out of the Sony Vaio

- Pentium 4 cpu 3ghz hyper threading
- 1.5 gb of RAM (2 x Kingmax 512mb DDR-400 and 2xProMOS 256mb DDR-400)
- Sapphire Radeon 9600 Atlantis 256gb vid card
- Hard drives and DVD drives
- Dell 1905 lcd screens

And added them to the following new components

- Antec Sonata II case (with Antec 450 p/s)
- Intel D965PERL mobo - and when that didn't work (see below)
- ASUS P4P800-E DELUXE Socket 478 mobo
- new 200gb hard drive

Problem is that on both the Intel and the ASUS mobo, the PC powers up but nothing happens - the screen remains blank, no sound is emitted (e.g. no beeps under POST) and nothing happens. There is a momentary lighting of the lights on the keyboard (connected by PS2 or whatever that old non-USB connector is called) and the DVD drive will ight up and open/close but no boot screen etc.

I did a quick search here and tried the following - none made any difference

- swapped out the cpu for another (older) 478 P4 I have in another Vaio
- tried a total of 4 different vid cards (and verified that 2 were working on other PC's)
- tried removing then replacing all the components
- tried various combinations of memory (1,2 and 4)
- removed all other non-essential components and disconnectednon-essential cables (including IDE, floppy, etc.). Leaving only the following in an attempt to reach the initial boot screen: the motherboard, CPU, RAM, power supply, and graphics card.

What am I missing? Is there some kind of compatability issue with Sony VAIO P4 cpu's - am I screwing up in some other way.

I'd really appreciate any guidance or pointers - I'm dead frustrated right now.

Many Thanks - and happy new year.

Preferred Solution: Asus and Intel motherboards power up but don't boot - help please

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A: Asus and Intel motherboards power up but don't boot - help please

Remove the processor and check the pins - reseat properly.

Remove and reseat only the 2 x 256 meg sticks.

Reset the BIOS by jumper / removing battery.

Remove the vid card and try booting.

Post results here again.

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Hi all,
This is my first attempt at putting together a system so please excuse my ignorance. I have been thinking of using an Asus P4T motherboard and an INTELŪ PENTIUMŪ IV PGA478 CPU at 1.5 G. These will cost me approx. $350 US

Today I stopped by my computer store to pick up my new case and saw a bundle consisting of an Intel P4 PGA423 D850GBC mobo with an Intel P4 PGA423 1.5 ghz for $270.00.

In your opinion, which is the best combination to get? I don't want to cheap out for the sake of cheaping out, but I do want to get as much bang for my buck as possible.

Any expert opinions would be appreciated.
Thx in advance


PS Some folks are also telling me to get a
1.4ghz Athlon and DDR motherboard (cheaper and faster than a P4 at 1.5ghz.)

A:Asus vs. Intel Motherboards, etc.??

Here is a comparitive review of all the major players including the two you mentioned. Seems an abit was first, followed by the asus


As far as the athlon sys, they work well but are a little more touchy to get running right. Being your first build you may want to stick with intel this time. Just my opinion, others I am sure will choose the other way.

If you go amd make sure you get amd certified components to eliminate some of the headaches.

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Is there any way to disable booting from USB on this motherboard? All I can find is disabling USB 2.0, but that doesn't help me because I use USB 2.0 in Windows.

My problem is when I plug my iPod in and boot my computer it will hang at the ASUS screen, trying to boot from my iPod, but it can't. It just pisses me off because I have to either disable USB 2.0 in the BIOS which causes it not to work in Windows, or I have to unplug my iPod which requires me going under my desk (very hard...). I don't see anything related to USB in the boot order, so it must be set first.

EDIT: I think I found my solution about 30 seconds after posting this, but oh well maybe someone else will need this... I'm going to try disabling Legacy USB Support tomorrow and see if it works.

A:ASUS P5K-E LGA 775 (Intel P35) USB Boot

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so im comparing these two motherboards. i dont plan on using sli but the one with sli is cheaper. all of the specs are about the same, so im wondering what would be the better buy. it has enough sata connectors and all that jazz too. one more question, when i install a motherboard into a case, how am i going to connect the front usb and audio ports to the mother board??? thanks for all the help guys.

A:asus motherboards

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I need a decent cheap motherboard.

I've narrowed it down to a couple and I was wondering if someone could tell me the differences.

For example, what are the main differences between these:

Newegg.com - ASUS M4A88T-V EVO/USB3 AM3 AMD 880G HDMI USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard


Newegg.com - ASUS M4A88TD-M/USB3 AM3 AMD 880G HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
They pretty much sound the same to me. They both have USB3.0, 6GB SATA, 8 channel audio, ATI 4250 HD onboard, DDR3, AM3, etc etc other then ones ATX and ones Micro ATX.

Oh and I noted that one has 2x pci-e for SLI video cards I suppose but, if you have dual gpu video card anyway like an ATI something or another HD X2, wouldn't that then not matter anyway?

I have a ATI 3870 HD X2 I was going to use with the motherboard.

I actually ordered this one, and it's here now:

Newegg.com - ASUS M4A88TD-M/USB3 AM3 AMD 880G HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

I'm sorta thinking maybe I should have gotten the other one? I dont know if it really matters though. I thought I would ask before I open the box and start building. Actually, I can't build it til tomorrow morning, my DDR3 was shipped separately and won't be here til tomorrow.

A:Can someone look at these ASUS motherboards?

Well, the only real difference was the 2nd PCIe x16 slot and the board size.

Personally, I would have gone with the other board, but that one will work just fine.

The only problem would be if you are using a micro-ATX sized case.


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does any body now if asus are going to be doing a amd motherboard that will support 6 channel ddr3 memory for the Phenom ll cpu

all i can find on asus web site is boards that just support 4 channel memory

thank you

A:asus AM3 motherboards

yes asus and gigabyte already have a ddr3 boards

ASUS M4A78T-E Motherboard - AMD 790GX, AM3 128MB DDR2 Side-Port, ATI Hybrid, CrossFire, PCIe 2.0, DDR3 Memory USB2.0, RAID, HDMIDVI at TigerDirect.com

ASUS M4A79T Deluxe Motherboard - AMD 790FX, Socket AM3, ATX, Audio, CrossFireX, PCI Express 2.0, Gigabit LAN, USB 2.0, SATA, RAID at TigerDirect.com

Gigabyte MA790FXT-UD5P Motherboard - AMD 790FX, Socket AM3, ATX, Audio, CrossFireX, PCI Express 2.0, Gigabit LAN, USB 2.0, SATA, RAID GA-MA790FXT-UD5P at TigerDirect.com

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I'm trying to verify ram support for a intel atx motherboard and verify motherboard MFG part number for future support of different boards? Info. Pen II, 3ram slots, 2 ISA, 4 PCI, 1 AGP slot. Thanks!

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I am still gathering a list of parts for a new computer that I will build or have built. Now, I am up to the motherboard.

The >Intel BOXD975XBXLKR Socket T (LGA 775) Intel 975X ATX Intel Motherboard" looks like it would be good for what I want and I understand that after April 16, 2006, new releases of this motherboard will support Conroe when it comes out.

Does anyone know how to tell which motherboards would be built after April 16, 2006? Do they put the build number on the box or do the serial numbers indicate this?


A:Intel motherboards

there will probably be a BIOS update to flash any older models to support Conroe as well.

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This is my first time posting and I want to thank everyone in advance for their help!

I have an Asus x54c as mentioned, running Win10 64bit V1703 Build 15063.7, Core i3 3rd Gen, 6GB DDR3 SDRAM, 500GB Seagate HDD with stock MoBo and intel onboard graphics.

I unplugged power, removed the battery, took the KB out and removed the cover, HDD, cleaned the fan, double checked all connectors and devices that I had taken off, and the ones I had not ( just in case I accidentally dislodged something) and then put everything back together.

The laptop worked fine when I started the breakdown, and I have taken it apart to clean it before and to replace HDD and it was always fine when finished.

This time, however, I went to boot up the machine and it powers on and flashes the ASUS logo and goes to the cursor which blinks once or twice and then it just powers off. I already tried the surge and capacitor build-up release sequence (unplugging power, batt, holding down the power switch for a min or so, etc...) without success!

I have looked up possible fixes on U-Tube, tech FAQ's, and some forums, including this one. I haven't found an answer that suits my situation.

Does ANYONE have any ideas about what may be causing this to occur? I am not new to hardware install and repair or software support and config. This problem, however, is a new one on me and I have never come across it before.

All help is greatly appreciated!


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I have an Asus x83v-x1 netbook it wont boot up when i power it on, sometimes it would come on other times it won't. I had the battery checked and was conformed it is good as well as the hard drive, what could be the problem?

A:My Asus x83v-x1 won't boot up when i power it on

Hi and welcome.
Will it start in safe mode? - tap F8 as the netbook starts up.
Who did you have check the Hard Drive - on what was it checked - how did they know that the Hard Drive was Ok???

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I have an Asus AIO Pro Z240OIC all in one pc. I turn on the power and I hear the fan start up and then goes quite, the power light stays on, but my screen is black, any ideas ? does this suggest something is blown inside the pc or is there some sort of reset I can do ?

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My system specs are : a64 venice @ 2.53ghz(230x11) 1.475v, muskin redline 2x1gig @ 460mhz 3-3-2-8/2T, a 6800u, and an antec 480w true power psu. this problem has just arisen yesterday - i pushed the power button, all the fans turned on, and the mobo beeped(not the POST beep, but the turning-on-the-power beep), and that was it. nothing else. when i pressed teh reset button, everything booted perfectly. Asus C.P.R. went into affect and reset the bios, and this only happens when the system won't post from ocing it to high, but it has been at 2.5 for the last month or so, and has been rock solid! Cpu temps never go past 42c. i think that this might be a problem with the video card not booting up. My old system an axp 3200+ on an asus nforce2 ultra 400 and an fx5700 has the same problem, but less common. What can this be? cpu voltage being set to low? maybe setting it to 1.5 wil help? the vdimm was set to 2.7v yesterday, but it just crashed out of the blue, so i set it to 2.6 and everything was fine. windows debugger said that it crashed on ntfs.sys, but that doesn't really mean anything. what can this be? please help.

edit: it passed 3hrs prime95 and 2 passes of memtest86, so i don't think this is cpu or memory.

A:Asus A8V won't boot with power button! Please help!

Try another PSU maybe yours is faulty. You said after you pressed the reset button it worked, this could be because the first time you power on computer the PSU isn't Stabilising the voltages quick enough but when you restart it has had time to Stabilise the voltages.

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i wanted to install 7 on my desktop but when i did i found out that windows seven does not support my mo-bo.

i came across a list of boards some where but can't remember where. Anybody know??

i 'm building another pc and want win7 on that one.

A:supported intel motherboards

What Intel board are you currently running?

What is your source of info that it won't support Windows 7?

I am using a 3 year old Intel board with Windows 7; no issues.

I would think virtually any Intel PC board in production would support Windows 7.


Any of the above should work, assuming they fit your case.

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Who makes Intel motherboards?

I know that Foxconn makes some of the heatsinks, but who makes their mobos?

A:Who manufacters Intel Motherboards?

A lot of manufactures do: Newegg.com - Intel Motherboard, Intel 478 Motherboard, Asus Motherboard Intel, Intel Core 2 Duo Motherboard, Intel Pentium 4 Motherboard

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Hey Hey Peeps,

I am starting to think about building another rig, but i want to use ATI Graphics Cards (The new 5970 series) and possibly X-Fire.

I know it might seem a weird question but my current setup is Nvidia with the 790i Ultra Chipset so that is all i really know, and as ATI seem to be getting a bit better i thought it was about time i started using theirs.

If anyone could point me in the right direction would be so much helpful and most appreciated. I would prefer Asus, but if there are any other choices then i am keeping an open mind and will try.

A bit of other info, if helpful at all.

Needs to be a socket 775 and DDR3.
This will be used for gaming, OC-ing, browsing and word processing
Budget would probably be in the region of ?200 - ?400
This will be all going in a Coolermaster HAF932 (ATI Edition)

Not sure if i am missing anything.

Thanks a bunch in advance

A:ATI and Intel Compatible Motherboards

If your sticking with Socket 775, your choices will be a bit limited with DDR3 capability.

For socket 775/ DDR3/ and crossfire support, you best option will likely be a X48 or X38 Chipset.

Sadly, your choices are going to be rather limited for DDr3 & Socket 775.

Maybe something Like:

Newegg.com - ASUS P5E3 PRO LGA 775 Intel X48 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

Newegg.com - DFI LANPARTY LT X48-T3RS LGA 775 Intel X48 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

DFI are excellent boards. but a word of warning. If you plan on OCing, they are not at all beginer friendly.
They do however, have excellent bios, with a incredible amount of options. So unless you want to get really intimate with the bios, DFI may not be a great choice.
It really comes down to how much experience you have, or how much you want to learn all the ins and outs.

With socket 775, it might possibly be a better route to stay with DDR2, (IF you already have good DDR2 memory) simply due to the limited choices of DDR3/775 boards.

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Good day Sir/Madam;

Hi! I got a problem with my pc when starting it because it beeps 3 times, so I tried to removed the cmos battery, memory and the hardrive and return it again but still it beeps. what should I need to do,Hope you will help me regarding this problem. thanks a lot.

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Hey, I have a P4S800-MX SE motherboard the URL for it is

And I found a motherboard I wish to purpose a VIAŪ K8M800

Which is better??

Is it worth gettin a new board??

A:Need Quick oppinion on Asus motherboards


In my opinion i would say that the K8V-MX ( the second url link) Motherboard is better.

Also it is probably not worth getting the new motherboard. I would suggest getting a complet new system if you can afoord to do that. AMD athlons 64x dual cores AM2 are the lates maybe you should think of upgrading for a new system.

That is my opinion but i suggest waiting for other peoples opinions.


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I am looking for answers as to how to fix the problem with Newer Asus Motherboards and KVM switches many of them that use emulation and hot keys do not seem to work with newer asus motherboards ...

I have heard it could be chipset incompatibility issues
(which I think is bullocks)

There is not the proper amount of voltage going to PS/2 6pin mini din or usb connection to power the device... (I think this is bollocks as well get out your multimeter...)

ASUS told me that it is an intermittent problem that could be fixed with a bios update but he can only send a suggestion to the engineers and hope they fix it. Now I think we found the culprit dont you love engineers? The problem is the engineers at ASUS are too lazy to fix it I say we should all boycott ASUS motherboards because of this if they continue down the path of screw the customer and there need for updates. I know I wont be buying anymore ASUS motherboards.

Anyone with enough brains and skill on this forum to fix an issue by patching the bios so that the keyboard and mouse will play nice on many KVM switches with newer motherboards from ASUS. Cause what ever they did with there newer motherboards it was a very poor path to take. You may not understand my post but just wait untill you have multiple computers and you want to consolidate to one Monitor Keyboard and Mouse ...
Anyhow help please Trendnet TK-408K and P5LD2 Deluxe Asus motherboard seems it dont play nice with IO gear and all others that use emulation or ... Read more

A:KVM switches and Newer Asus Motherboards

I seriously doubt you'll find anyone to "patch" the BIOS without the source code. I gather you don't have any programming background, or you'd know how difficult this would be without the source or any documentation.

I suspect the small demand for KVM capability puts your request pretty far down their priority list. I know that's not an answer you want to hear, but I suspect that's the situation. As far as the engineers being "to lazy to fix it", I say that's pure bollocks, to borrow one of your pet words. Just as in any other job, they have their priorities, and I suspect there are a lot of more pressing issues they're addressing.

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As the title says, why the heck are DDR2 sticks for Intel motherboards so expensive? I mean, you could find a 2GB stick for about $8 but if you search for a 4GB stick the price spikes up to $50 or more. I'm asking this question because I'm looking to revive this old HP a6000 to use as my daily driver because my main computer is broken but if I want to revive it I would need 8GB or at least 6GB of RAM to do work on, because I'm a very heavy multitasker, but I can't due to the price.

Also one other thing I've noticed is that there are "AMD" sticks and "Intel" sticks and the price difference is huge between those two. I always thought RAM would compatible with any motherboard as long as it is the right DDR and the right form factor. Why is that?

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I am still looking for anyone who is using a machine with an Intel DP965LT or DG965RY motherboard with a BIOS revision of 1712, 1715 or 1718. These boards with these BIOS's support the IntelŪ System Recovery Tool (iSRT) Agent.

I am specifically interested to see if you have used this feature, and if you have used the feature, have you encountered any problems using the feature?

A:Intel DP965LT or DG965RY Motherboards


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I used to have an Intel D845PEBT2 mobo, which was a decent board. I liked it.
However, it didn't have the option to set your FSB etc., if you wanted to o/c your CPU.

Now, my question is, are there any newer Intel (true Intel, not Intel chipset based boards from Asus, ect) which have the option to o/c your CPU?

If so, which boards exactly?

I'm asking, as I want to upgrade to something like P4 3,2GHz.

Please don't recommend other brands. I want Intel. (and if I can't get that, I'll pick MSI)

A:Is it possible to overclock with the latest Intel motherboards?

Intel has never been OverClocking friendly even though the new P4's are good overclockers - on other boards of course.

I did recently hear something about Intel becoming more open to overclocking, though.

I've never been a fan of Intel Boards. I'll take an ASUS or MSI board any day over an Intel.

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Hi everybody :

Has anyone else heard of Intel's plan to "close up shop", and stop producing CPUs and Intel-based Motherboards ? I accidentally came across numerous websites confirming this. The general information is, that Intel plans on closing doors within a three-year period. With that scenario, that would only leave AMD as the ONLY source for CPUs. And AMD-based Motherboards.

A:Intel [moved to Hardware>Motherboards]

Can you provide a link to any of these websites.

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Compatiable Motherboards for

Penryn Quad-Core Xeon DP
Model CorennFrequency TDP L2Cache Launch Price
X5460 3.16 GHz 120W 12MB $1,172
E5450 3.00 GHz 80W 12MB $851
E5440 2.83 GHz 80W 12MB $690
E5430 2.66 GHz 80W 12MB $455
E5420 2.50 GHz 80W 12MB $316
E5410 2.33 GHz 80W 12MB $256
E5405 2.00 GHz 80W 12MB $209

A:Compatiable Motherboards for Intel Penryn?

Did you have a question?
You can post "Penryn Quad-Core Xeon DP motherboards" and get a number of responses. I like the Gigabyte best.

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I just want to clarify if i could overclock my i5 6600k on a asus b250f gaming motherboard which is said to be un-overclockable.

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I just ordered a 3TB HD. I was under the impression the install would be normal plug and play. However, something prompted me to google the drive and people had issues with their system identifying the larger sized drive.

Iirc, Brink had my mobo (P6X58D-E). I am still running the second oldest bios. Asus download website is a mess and I can no longer find any info on bios updates. But that's ok, I guess since I tried flashing a few times before and all my settings were changed and I did not know what the new setting did since they were not present in the previous version.

So my question is if I can install Windows 7 onto my newer Toshiba HD: Newegg.ca - TOSHIBA PH3300U-1I72 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Retail Kit?

A:Asus motherboards: P6X58D-E does it support UEFI

Asus motherboards: P6X58D-E does it support UEFI

Looking at the specs
Motherboards - P6X58D-E
not UEFI.

You can still use all of 3tb, when the drive is set to GPT as a DATA drive.

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I am trying to troubleshoot a hardware problem. I have a computer which contains (according to the printing on the board) an Intel D845EPI/D845GVSR) Motherboard.

When you press the power button you hear three long beeps, each a second long, and seperated by a second of silence.

There is no video on the monitor.

Here are the things I've tried:

-Removed the IDE cables and powered up. No difference
-Disconnected power and removed the CMOS battery. Replaced battery after about 3 minutes, powered back up. No difference.
-Moved the BIOS reset jumper to it's opposite position, powered up, then down, moved it back, powered up, no difference (behaved the same in both positions).
-Replaced the RAM with a different, known working stick of RAM. No difference.
-Disconnected the mouse and keyboard. No difference.
-Removed all expansion cards (there was only one; a PCI dialup modem). No difference.

So at this point all I have to go off of are beep codes. Anyone know what three long beeps mean?

A:Anyone good with BEEP CODES on Intel Motherboards?

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I have a small problem!
I recently bought a case for my new custom built PC but there's one thing I didn't pay attention to...
The case is generally for pentium 4 systems...
but it has all the jacks (ex: power switch, reset switch, HDD led, power led+, power led -) but they're all separated.

and I want to put a ASUS LGA 1366 P6T SE motherboard (the latest one with an i7 processor.)

and here are both of my questions.
1: How do I arrange the jacks so that I can see my HDD activity, so that my power led can turn on every time I turn on my computer and all...

2: Can that ASUS 1366 support DDR2 RAM? I have no money in my pocket to buy DDR3 just yet.

it would be awesome if someone could make a small "drawing" (with MS paint or something) on how the cables should be connected to the motherboard itself so that it all works out.

PS: This is my first custom build... Please be respectful (I always used to buy them pre-build and just modify every time I needed something upgraded)

PS2:If it's possible to have the "drawing" sent on my e-mail I would be very much obliged!

PS3: The box cannot be returned so please don't leave me any replies like "Return the box and get a new one"

Thanks to everyone in advance who will help me on this one!!

A:NEW (2010) Pentium 4 case with ASUS LGA 1366 P6T SE motherboards!

Specifications on your mobo: Newegg.com - ASUS P6T LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard

As long as the case and the motherboards are both complying with the ATX standard then they will probably fit.

Learn how to install a motherboard first, go to youtube and look up a video or something.

I dont have the same motherboard so i cannot possibly make a drawing, but on the newegg page that i showed you, there is a picture of the motherboard.

Good luck and post your results

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Other than one being 750i chip set and the other being 780i what makes the P5N-T better? I'm trying to decide which one to get. Upon some research I found that the P5N-T is giving people alot of problems while the P5N-D gets mostly good reviews. Can someone confirm this or did I pass judgement prematurely?

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man oh man. this is bugging me. here what happend...

have the ASUS A7V135 mobo lyin' around. put it in a ****ty old dell chasis and replaced the power supply with an antec 300w i had lyin' around also.
hooked it up with other random scavenged parts. 2 HD, CD, ZIP, and floppy. put an old nvidia and sound card in. the whole thing booted up fine once or twice, but now i get nothing when i plug it in! i dont get it! since the chasis panel is custom for whatever mobo this thing used it has its own panel controls that arent compatible with the ASUS, so the only way i had been turning it on and off was with the power strip.....now when i turn it on it refuses to do anything, as opposed to when i used to hear fans and HD's whirlin away. what bugs me the most is that the green LED on the mobo is lit up when i plug it in!...whats going onnnn!?!?!

A:ASUS A7V135 w/ Antec power supply wont boot!

try booting the machine without any of the drives installed

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Tonight my computer died, RIP. The power went out for about an hour and when it came back on my computer wouldnt post, didnt beep, but all the fans start up fine. specs:

e6600 - big typhoon
2x1gb patriot ddr2 pc2-850
bunch of seagate satas
thermaltake 430w

ths computer has been working great for about 10 months, and now tonight it doesnt work. i'm sort of perplexed, as i've got it on a surge protector (not one with a connected devices warranty though).

I have tried pulling out cmos battery - i then used the reset jumper as per the manual, no dice. i tried messing with the ram sticks, nothing. when i pull the 2 sticks out the computer beeps (it has a great beat to it , but i digress) I pulled the thing apart and rebuilt it, no dice.

I've read around, people have had the same symptoms, but noone has really produced a solution. I dont have any other ram , cpu or mobo to test with, which is too bad. I hope it's not the ram, cause it cost much more then the mobo.
any ideas or clues ??
edit - the system used to double-post , where it'd turn n, and off quickly when i started it up, but now it doesnt do that, it just spins up, powers on, but nothing happens.

A:ASUS P5B wont boot, doesn't beep - power surge?

Go through this first:


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CD Burning issue in Intel DG965 series motherboards.

When tried to Burn CD in DG965 series motherboards, task always get aborted in between.

Components using:

- DR965RY BTRY7280022Q AA D41691-301
- Nero Burning Room (All Versions).
- MS Windows CD Burner.
- XP Proff SP2
- XP Proff SP1
- CPU: Core 2 duo 1.8GHz E6300/ E4400
- HDD: 160GB/ 250GB
- SMPS: 450Watts 24 Pin Colors
- RAM: 1GB/ 2GB, 667, 533MHz

Tried changing CD writer, motherboard, Power supply. Issue persists.

Is there any workaround to resolve this issue.

A:CD Burning issue in Intel DG965 series motherboards.

I've built quite a few systems using both the 965 RY and DH boards for customers and haven't had a problem although most all of them are using the XP native burner. The last system I built with an RY board is the same AA number as the boards you are using and the customer is using an OEM version of NERO that came with an external HP DVD burner and is able to burn CDs and DVDs on the external, and CDs on the internal with NERO.

What is the BIOS version of your boards? Did you receive any error messages?

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Hi, I have an old Lenovo Yoga 11 Tegra T30 notebook/tablet I wonder if its chasis is compatible to replace its own motherboard with any other Yoga 11 series which has an intel cpu embded?My motherboard is not working correctly at all and while looking for a replacement I noticed there plenty other models in same size but their motherboard designs are a bit different. At earlier years after I purchased my device I noticed it has RT OS in it and can't run .exe files.Then it was too late to return it to change with 11s model. Now is there any probablity to do that by replacement of motherboard?

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Windows 8 Laptop..... Opened machine, came out of sleep mode, said it would restart and update in 15 min...., let it do it. This all happened June 27th...
Next thing I know it fails in the update.... Then it reboots, giving me an error....
It gave me the opportunity to go into the BIOS setup (press del for setup)... I don't remember it doing that normally... Might be in fast boot and secure boot, but not sure...
I changed the boot order, saved, and restarted the machine...
Now I get nothing on the screen at all.... HDD, numlock lights flash once.... DVD drive spins for a sec.... fan runs... can open and close dvd drive... power light is on and that's it....
Is there any way to get back into the system (legacy) BIOS and override the UEFI? What else would you suggest? Resetting something? CMOS?
I just want to get this running again....
Thanks Dave
PS Someone suggested removing memory and putting it back in...... Would this help?

A:ASUS K55A-HI5103D failing to boot into BIOS or Windows 8..... nothing but power

The following link is from the Asus website to restore you computer to factory settings: http://support.asus.com/Troubleshooting/detail.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=K55A&os=8&no=1775.
Hope this helps solve your issue. Do not know what else to suggest. The forum administrators may have some other suggestions.
Curtis W

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I plan to upgrade to the listed components all of the rest of the hardware has been determined to be compatible. After the components are switched out I want to verify, my approach of Win 7 Pro installation will work and if not, would someone please correct me and give me advice as to the proper approach? What my idea was after everything is hooked up and ready to install OS, I would turn on enter bios set to boot from cd, and set to AHCI since I'll be reusing my Samsung 840 120GB SSD and leave the rest of the bios set to default at that time. I'll have my Logitech model 520 wireless keyboard with the model 310 wireless mouse which came together. Does this approach seem like it should work especially the wireless keyboard/mouse? I could sure use some corrections for the proper way of installing the OS if not, it would sure be appreciated Thanks!

A:Intel Core i5-4670K & ASUS Z87-A LGA 1150 Intel Z87 questions

Search http://www.sevenforums.com/members/gregrocker.html He recently wrote a great post on "how to clean reinstall a factory OEM windows 7

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

you might run into some issues with using a wireless mouse and keyboard on install... do you have a spare USB or PS2 keyboard?

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I must decide to buy motherboard. May be one of these below:
Lets say my CPU support Intel Clear Video HD and the motherboard has integrated videocard with HDMI .
You see that Asrock mobo support this technology, but Asus-i cant see.
So will i get Clear Video HD with the Asus mobo?
I mean is it depend from the motherboard?
Or each mobo with integrated video will play Clear Video HD, if the CPU support it?
Please answer, because i must decide what to buy. I want actualy LGA 1150 mobo, because it support Intel HD Graphics 4000 series. i never play games, only for internet

A:Solved: Question about motherboards and Intel Clear Video HD Technology

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According to MSI and Biostar representatives on the Computex 2015 show floor, speaking to PC Gamer, motherboards that feature Intel's new Z170 chipset will become available this August.

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A:Intel Skylake-supporting Z170 motherboards coming in August

It better come with Thunderbolt 3 included, if they want to attract PC enthusiasts.

On a related subject, this new Thunderbolt 3 isn't as good as we hoped...

Thunderbolt 3 also includes an update to the DisplayPort side of matters, though likely not what everyone has been expecting. With the increase in bandwidth, Thunderbolt 3 is able to carry twice as much video data as before. However Intel is not implementing the latest version of DisplayPort ? DisplayPort 1.3 ? in to the Thunderbolt 3 standard. Instead they are doubling up on DisplayPort 1.2, expanding the number of equivalent DisplayPort lanes carried from 4 to 8, essentially allowing one Thunderbolt 3 cable to carry 2 full DisplayPort 1.2 connections. The end result is that Thunderbolt 3 will not be able to drive the kind of next-generation displays DisplayPort 1.3 is geared towards ? things like 8K displays and 5K single-tile displays ? but it will be able to drive anything 1 or 2 DisplayPort 1.2 connections can drive today, including multiple [email protected] monitors or 5K multi-tile displays.Click to expand...

source: http://www.anandtech.com/show/9331/intel-announces-thunderbolt-3

So, basically, they had all the opportunity to have DisplayPort 1.3 included, but decided not to. That is just wrong... It won't even support a single-tile 5K screen. And if so, then what good is it, really?

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I have several systems throughout my home and they are from different gens. One is a P8P67 Pro, another is an H77M and the other is the Asus Gryphon.

When I built these they were not replacements, but additional computers in the home. But now I am going to plan on replacing one and then it hit me. Can I use the same power supply with the new boards of today?

The systems are HTPC's and are not used all day or everyday; just occasionally. So I was just wondering if I have to buy new power supplies with the new motherboards or are the ones I have just fine with today's motherboards? They are over the top as they are 750W, but again they are HTPC's with just a single SSD in them. Video cards are the GT line and not the GTX ones.


A:Power Supply and Motherboards

The power supplies can be reused, but I wouldn't do it. They are apparently all several years old. Who knows when one will "give up" and when they do no telling what damage it could potentially do. For the $75 or so get new ones.

My 2 Cents.

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I am trying to see (or find the correct terminology) if you guys know any AM2 boards that will reboot if the power fails and comes back on. For example I have a few servers in a remote location with a UPS attached, but if the UPS fails and the power comes back on, the systems dont turn back on automatically. Is this a mobo thing or a psu thing? And can anyone rec, a mobo that has something like this enabled? Any help would be appreciated, and yes I am running X2's instead of opterons...so?????

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I have a emachine T6520 AMD Athlon 64 3400+
MSI MS-7145 (RS480M-IL) Motherboard
Power supply 300 watt
I want to upgrade my video card but I have to get a least 500 watt power supply. My question is, can the Motherboard handle it. I'm worried about too much power.

A:Power supply and motherboards

A computer will use the power it needs, up to the ability of the PSU to deliver.

There is never an issue of having a PSU that has a wattage rating too high, the PC can only use what it needs, it does not use more just because it is there.

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So ATX power supplies are so familiar to all of us, we can power all our PC motherboards with it...

But I was thinking... do you think it's possible to use these power supplies to power up an Apple Mac motherboard?
They can't be so different... They need the same amount of power don't they? (Try to google for some photos)

Of course there are two types. Some of them like the Mac Mini motherboard is run by an external power adapter, much like notebooks. They are out of the question. I'm sure we can't do that.

But if you focus on a regular desktop Apple motherboard (like the PowerMac, Mac Pro, or even the iMac), they all have a power supply built inside. Of course that must be a specific power supply, for example, see the one for the iMac, it's so thin.

But do you think I could power one on if I have only a motherboard (and a CPU with heatsink+fan) and nothing else?
I searched for images but I don't see a standard ATX socket on them. But they must be powered somehow. I'm not scared of some modding in case this thing is possible.

Just for curiosity

A:Do you think I can use an ATX power supply for Apple motherboards?

That would be an interesting project.
There is no real difference in the output of an ATX power supply. It outputs 12v, 5v, and 3.3v generally (there's more outputs, if needed).

The difference is in the connectors. But if you snipped the connectors off the old Apple power supply and then spliced them to the correct corresponding wires from the ATX supply there is no reason to think it would not work. Some thought would need to be put in to which wires to use: CPU power wires for CPU power seperated from HDD wires for instance.

You would want to find a chart that shows your apple power pin-outs like here:
ATX, WTX and other standard and proprietary power supply (PSU) cables connectors pinouts diagrams @ pinouts.ru
with which you can make a plan.

Here is someone who did this project:
Power Mac G4 (MDD) ATX Power Supply conversion | Applefritter

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I have a GT5058. It's great and all, but the video card bundled with it sucks. GeForce 6100, come on! So, I'm looking to upgrade. I have my sights on the 8800 GTS 320mb.

Problem is, the GT5058's power supply is only 300w. So I need to upgrade that. But naturally, one problem leads to another. So, would my motherboard support a stronger power supply?

What I need is to find out if I could get a new power supply, one strong enough to support a GeForce 8800GTS 320mb, and still work with the GT5058 default motherboard. I searched and could not find the specs for the GT5058 motherboard, and wanted to know if anyone could tell me if the motherboard would support a strong power supply, one potentially good enough to support that video card. I'm talking the default motherboard that comes with the GT5058.

Thanks a lot for your help/

A:Power Supplies, Motherboards, and video cards.

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I have bought Intel 630 Pentium 4 HT 2Mb L2 800MHz LGA775 prescott Processor, Kingstone 512 MB 400Mhz Ram, 40 Gb Seagate baracoda 7200RPM HDD, MSI 6600Gt NX6600Gt TD128E SLI pci-e. I have selected ASUS Motherboard P5RD1-V http://www.asus.com/prog/spec.asp?m=P5RD1-V&langs=01

I want to ask that does this mobo support EM64bit tecnology? Does this mobo support all my purchased items?

I have one more option
Buy ASUS P5RD1-V or Intel D915GAV ?
Intel Motherboard D915GAV http://www.intel.com/design/motherbd/av/index.htm

Does D915GAV support both EM64T and Enhanced Intel speedstep technology?

A:Does ASUS P5RD1-V support EM64T? Buy ASUS P5RD1-V OR Intel D915GAV Motherboard?


I'm not too sure about mixing up the nVidia cards in sli with
I would research this board further.

The IntelŪ Desktop Board D915GAV on the other hand
seems to have what you've asked for:
EM64bit and sli and the Enhanced Intel speedstep...

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Yesterday in my house,electric fuse was switched to turn on cooker in my kitchen. During this power delivery was stopped for 4-5 second only.
When power back on then pc automatically turns on and just before bios show me :"?Power supply surges detected during the previous power on ASUS anti-surge was triggered to protect system from unstable supply unit.
Press F1 to continue.? And then pc booted fine to Windows.

Is this normal ? Did it damage something? Why i get that message is this normal?

6700K stock
Asus Z170-P
Corsair 750 RM
Gtx 1080
SSD 1x

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I cannot get my X1 Carbon to boot it's baffling me.  I have three motherboards I can try the same thing with. I am almost certain is has to do with the CMOS battery.  Symptoms:- Laptop Flashes Three Lights on Logo (Unless I unplug/replug the CMOS battery)- If I unplug/plugin the CMOS, I can get the keyboard to light up then it shuts off.- The fan does not spin because it does not startup.- I used to get a 3 error beep code on one motherboard, however this had to do with the screen which I replaced and it fixed the beep.- I  get no error beep codes. Tried:- Pressing the CMOS reset button doesn't seem to do anything (Top right, very small near hinge)- Unplugging the CMOS battery, Putting the AC in, and Pressing power lights up the keyboard for a moment. Replugging the CMOS battery back in seems to disable everything.- Pressing the Reset (Mid-left) usually where a pin goes.- Flushing out static with battery/adapter removed by holding power.- Switching the battery to ac, both, and none with everything above.- Tried with some components unplugged, it doesn't matter -- none of them nor all of them unplugged do anything. I have search many places and I have never had this happen, it can't be possible that I have three bad motherboards. In fact, two of them were factory tested as working. Could it be my power switch? If it was, why would I get the red flashing lights? Does anyone have any idea what I should try?

A:X1 Carbon 3rd Will Not Boot - I have 3 motherboards & None Work?

When you unplugged the CMOS battery, did you also disconnect the main battery?  A shorted screen can cause the symptoms.  I would believe a bad screen before 3 bad motherboards.

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Do all Z boards used for OCing take a long time to boot up?

I ask this cuz I want to get the Asus Z170-E. But I've read complaints that it takes a long time to boot up Win 10. Below is a link from Newegg. Is there a fix to this?


A:Do All Z Motherboards Take Long Time to Boot?

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I cannot get my X1 Carbon to boot it's baffling me.  I have three motherboards I can try the same thing with. I am almost certain is has to do with the CMOS battery.  Symptoms:- Laptop Flashes Three Lights on Logo (Unless I unplug/replug the CMOS battery)- If I unplug/plugin the CMOS, I can get the keyboard to light up then it shuts off.- The fan does not spin because it does not startup.- I used to get a 3 error beep code on one motherboard, however this had to do with the screen which I replaced and it fixed the beep.- I  get no error beep codes. Tried:- Pressing the CMOS reset button doesn't seem to do anything (Top right, very small near hinge)- Unplugging the CMOS battery, Putting the AC in, and Pressing power lights up the keyboard for a moment. Replugging the CMOS battery back in seems to disable everything.- Pressing the Reset (Mid-left) usually where a pin goes.- Flushing out static with battery/adapter removed by holding power.- Switching the battery to ac, both, and none with everything above.- Tried with some components unplugged, it doesn't matter -- none of them nor all of them unplugged do anything. I have search many places and I have never had this happen, it can't be possible that I have three bad motherboards. In fact, two of them were factory tested as working. Could it be my power switch? If it was, why would I get the red flashing lights? Does anyone have any idea what I should try?

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