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asus board of death, Please help me!!!!!

Q: asus board of death, Please help me!!!!!

I found a computer a while back with a asus a7v600-x board in it, and when i turn it on with my hard drive i put in it it gives me a bios rom checksum error. I heard reflashing the bios could save me here, so i went to the asus site and downloaded the latest bios for it. Im just wondering how do i reflash it, i have never done this before. And what will i need for this process? i believe it has an amd sempron 2200 in it, any tips and link would be greatly appreciated.

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A: asus board of death, Please help me!!!!!

Try changing the battery:How do I change the CMOS Battery?

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Hello All,

I've been having this issue while playing games lately. I just got an Intel 2.8Ghz Prescott with 1Gig of DDR ram and I'm now using an ATI Radeon 9950 by Sapphire (256MB DDR). I dont have a sound card so I'm using the one on-board that comes with the Asus P4P800S-X motherboard (SoundMax).
While im playing a game after a reboot, everything is fine for about a minute, then the video starts lagging and lagging and getting worse and worse. Its like it locks up more and more, and the sound cuts alot. To the point that its not even close to being fun playing anymore. The game im playing is Guild Wars which requires alot less than I have. I also talk on Skype at the same time and when I'm fighting 4 or more guys, I cant even hear anything on Skype. I have a 3mbps connection on cable. And this is with the game graphics at the lowest.
Now get this... If I disable the audio in the Bios, and load up the game with full graphics... smooth nice game play... I've tested playing a long time and its perfect with no lag at all. Now I'm guessing that is pretty conclusive... Should I get a Sound Blaster Live! 5.1 or could it still be something else? Conflicts? Im also running windows xp sp2.

Thanks for taking the time...


CPU: Pentium 4 2.8GHz 800Mhz FSB
MOTHERBOARD: Asus P4P800S-X Intel Chipset 800Mhz FSB
CASE: 450 Watt Power Supply
VIDEO CARD: Sapphire ATI Radeon 9550 256MB DDR... Read more

A:On-Board Sound on Asus P4P800S-X Board

Have you loaded the motherboard makers sound chip drivers, or is it just limping along on the default Windows drivers? Might make a difference.

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Hi guys,

I really need help in diagnosing a hardware problem I have here and bear with me, it's a bit of a long story....

PC was working fine on Wednesday night, no issues at all. Got home from work yesterday and fired PC up. Fans spun up for about half a second then died. Tried power button again, nothing. Switched off at the wall and on again. Tried power button, spun up for half a second then died. Tried power button again, nothing. (Repeat process).

I have an Abit IS7-E M/Board which has indicators for supply status. Green light on M/Board was on suggesting supply from PSU. Red light means M/Board powered up. When I hit the power button the red light would turn on for half a sec then go off. Green light would remain on.

I opened up the PC and have tested the PSU with my multimeter, it seems fine, we do indeed have a supply.

I then took th epower button out the equation by shorting the power contacts manually. Power button is fine, same results gained through manually powering up as opposed to the conventional " press the button on the case".

I then disconnected each peripheral (including cards and memory sticks) one by one to see if we could power up. Still no result.

What could be wrong here? I've a feeling it could be the Mobo or Processor? Can anybody confirm what they may think is wrong? Anybody had similair probs?

Thanks for the help.


A:Help. M/Board Near Death

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Hell all,

I have an asus P5VDC-MX motherboard I just recently purchased. The front of the box has an "intel core 2 ready" sticker on it. But the manual says for intel pentium d or pentium 4 with 800mhz fsb. What type of processor should I get for this board?

A:asus board

here is the Asus site and it look like it does

Only PCB R2.0(or higher) support Intel® Core&#8482;2 processor


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Asus P5Wdh motherboard: In trying to fix system crashes when internet news video was running, I managed to mess up the system bios on the motherboard. System is winXP-Pro, 4Gb ram, lots of disk.

Downloaded new bios from Asus, flashed the system using the Alt-F2 on bootup and a floppy, machine came back with "Completed." message. Waited awhile, nothing else came up, so I rebooted, and machine is now dead, no POST, nutting.. (had already loaded new drivers for the GeForce 7600 video board, didn't help.

Anybody know of a recovery for scrambled Asus bios?

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I have an HP D530 minitower which is an Asus P4SD Socket 478, I was wondering would the motherboard fit and line up with any ATX Computer Case. I want to change the case on it and go with a regular desktop case instead of the minicase but I want to make sure before I buy one first that it will fit.

A:Would Asus board fit in an ATX Case

How would I know if the case would support it, the case I want is this http://www.factorydirect.ca/catalog/product_spec.php?pcode=AT1855

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I would like to know what AMD CPU's my Crosshair "Republic of Gamers" motherboard Bios version 0121 will handle. I currently run an Athlon 64 X2 6000+ 3.0GHz socket AM2 CPU. Will it take an AMD AM2+ CPU and does this include the Phenom X4 9950 CPU?

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I had a Asus A7A266 board. The trouble was that in the middle of nowhere it started to freeze up on me on irregular intervals. Until one day it would not start up anymore at all. The power indicator light is on but when you press the start button you get a little jerk from the fan but thats it.

From here on I did everything possible to eliminate the problem and came to the conclusion that it might be the MOBO.

So now I have a replacement motherboard that started for about 15 seconds and then shut down. From here on I have the same problem as before. Little jerk of power (Fan) and then nothing.

I replaced everything, and swaped anything, reset cmos. I am so at the end of my patience and Ideas.

Now the board is out of the Case and sits on a carton all hooked up to the PSU and still nothing.
Anyone with a idea whats going on here or what I am missing here.
Any input is more then welcome
Thank you guys


ASUS A7A266 Socket 462

FSB 266Mhz

CPU Athlon XP 1.76Ghz

PSU 350W

RAM 1x512MB

A:Asus board will not boot up

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Hey everyone,

I've been having problems with my new Antec NeoHE 550 with my Asus P5GDC. I noticed on the Antec website there were 'issues' and was only reffered to as the 'asus problem' without any details. Anyway, since I've installed the PSU I can't bring the computer out of standby or turn it back on after shutdown without turning the PSU off and on again. When i tyr it the comp starts up for about ahlf a sec then dies, and the power button does nothing.

Also my dvd drives seem to ahve died as well, i've tried all kindsa crap with 'em but to no avail...

It was reccomended somewhere that I should update to the latest BIOS, but unfortunatly that didn't help either.

Has anyone got any ideas?



A:Neo HE550 and an Asus board...

If it worked with another power supply before hand and now it doesn't then I'd exchange the power supply for another model or even brand.

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I have a HP Brio D6920E which has an Asus P2898-XV motherboard. Which is a stripped down P2B-F. Is there any way that I could put a P2B-F BIOS on the system instead of the aweful HP one?

Thanks for your help

A:Better bios for HP Brio with Asus Board?

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New to this but here goes.I have read all the help there is but this has me stumped.I have an Asus A8N Sli Deluxe mobo AMD64 3200 with two 6800 Ultras and 1gb Corsair memory and 2x Maxtor 80Gb in raid0 run on a Antec truepower 2 550w Psu.Have been running for 2yrs now. Recently my power switch seemed to give trouble wont start then does temperamental as hell.Now the system wont start at all.Tried to bypass switch with reset one tried to jumpstart with screwdriver no luck.Used a piece of wire in pins 14 and 15 and psu powers up all pins giving right current.Used an old 350w psu and everything powers up but now no post.Cleared the cmos with jumper pulled out mobo and set up outside case with only memory and graphics card plugged in still same.Antec wont fire up and old psu works but no post screen.I did flash bios a month ago with asus update and the machine has been purring beautifully.Only thing i can think that was different was our lovely South African load shedding that crashed my PC during a game.I then replugged in antec to mobo and placed the wire clip in from behind forcing power on but it wont post or stay on without wire clip.

Why can i jump my Antec to work but it wont power up with switch?
Why no post screen now i know the mobo has something like a crash free bios2?

A:Asus A8N Sli Deluxe Dead board

Your psu is failing.

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Hi guys and girls,

I have just recently acquired an Asus P5VD2-MX Motherboard from a friend and he had no issues.
I have installed this board with a 500W PSU (which has a 20pin to 24pin adapter on it) a new Intel 2.0ghz dual core (think its E21.. something, sorry) and 2x1gb RAM and I have updated the bios to the newest update and it recognises all of this fine, no problems there by the looks of it.

But the bios does not recognise ANY of my IDE devices e.i. 2 different HDDs an old CD rom and a new Pioneer 112 DVDRW.
I'm racking my brains and I cant figure out why on earth it wont see any of these drives.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Thank you.


A:Asus P5VD2-MX board cant see ANY IDE drives

I'm pretty sure if you go searching in the BIOS, you'll find Enable / Disable IDE.

The easiest way to see if it's a BIOS setting is to "Load default {or Optimal}" settings.

Double check your jumpers on the devices, though I assume you've tried at least 1 on it's own.

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I am thinking about going with either a

Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI AMD Motherboard

or :hotbounce (VS)

Asus A8N32-SLI Deluxe

What are the good and bad about both and what would you recommend???


:knock: :knock: :knock: :knock: :knock:

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Is anyone out there running this board?? I just ordered it due to the fact that I was running an EVGA 590 SLI board, but the ethernet connections went wonky. It at first, they wouldn't recognize my router, then they would only allow certain internet related programs to work, and finally, I had to purchase a PCI network card just to get on the net. I've read on a few sites that this is typical for the EVGA board and that it's a hardware problem and not a software problem (running most current software package - NFORCE 6.86 driver package).
Just purchased the ASUS board and it it expected to be delivered tomorrow. I had run nothing but ASUS boards in the past, but the EVGA caught my eye when I upgraded prior to Christmas to dual core. Maybe I should have stuck with ASUS this time around since I NEVER had a problem with their boards in the past.

A:Any Thoughts on an ASUS M2N32-SLI Board?

It's an absolutely awesome board, using it myself. I've had no problems, runs cool, good overclocking (if you do that stuff), lots of options to play with, and best of all it's compatible with AMD's next generation Phenom processors (at worse you will need a BIOS update)

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Please! I need to get the a copy of original support CD for ASUS A7V266-E mother board.


A:ASUS A7V266-E mother board

have you tried to contact asus via their homepage? they may send you the disk

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So someone I know had me look at a laptop of theirs, an ASUS X54C laptop, which has 2 GB of non-removable RAM built into the motherboard. I used memtest86+ to check it and it immediately came back with all sorts of errors.

From the outside (minus the cover for access to the HD and RAM slots) there does not appear to be any additional RAM installed at all (the slots are empty). So I was wondering, by chance, if you add RAM into one of these slots, does the motherboard stop using the on-board RAM and switch over to the stuff you put into the slot, or does it use both the on-board and "off-board" RAM side by side?

A:ASUS laptop has faulty on-board RAM. What can I do?

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Hi Troops,

I'm getting a message that 'no drives intstalled' on an
ASUS AV7-133, yet two hard-drives are installed, as well
as two CD-ROMS.

The exact message:

ULTRA100 Bios is not installed because there are no drives attached

There are IDE controllers for ide drives, in fact a total of four. (and floppy)

Each set of two has a blue base and a black base for the IDE cables. I've
found that it relates to a RAID 0 array, but I only want a regular Master-
Slave hard drive setup.

I can't find how to change it in the BIOS, and I've tried pluging the HDDs
in in various configurations and it still either recognizes the two CD-ROMS,
or the two HDDs - but still doesn't get all four, like it's supposed to be.

Haaaaalllllllp TIA


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I wanted to upgrade my processor so I purchased an Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor E8400. However I cannot get it to work on my ASUS P5NSLI Motherboard. I downloaded the latest BIOS (1502) from the ASUS website, but am unable to flash the BIOS. Whenever I run the EZ BIOS, it scans the new BIOS, and tells me that the new BIOS is not the correct one for my system. I tried to just install the new processor, and then update the BIOS, but my system won't even post with the new chip in. Any help would be appreciated.

A:e8400 on an ASUS P5NSLI Board

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I hooked up my mobo (p4p800-deluxe) to my case, jumpers, etc. and all is fine.

Now, I have *nothing* else component wise on the mobo, no memory, no CPU, no cards, nothing. Isn't the Voice thingy supposed to say "No CPU detected" or some such thing, or even beep at me? I switched the speaker connector around two times; both didn't make any noises.

Is my speaker crapped?

A:Isn't my ASUS board supposed to yell at me?

No, I tested the mobo with my other computer's speaker and it still made no sound. So I think everything's OK.

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Could someone give me a link to a motherboard beeper as this board does not come with one?

thank u Nick

A:Running a P5 Series ASUS board

How about this one? http://www.cwc-group.com/8ohm.html

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I see listed: Intel Z87 Chipset

Which sounds like a given.

How do I know if it will support the latest internal ssd's? As far as supporting an external -UB3 is all we need to know, right?

A:Asus Sabertooth Z87 board - support ssd?

Sorry for the DP - should have edited above...

Well I found it, nothing too thrilling.

This is for the OS, and was actually hoping for something in the 5oog range, going down to 240 if I must.

The SAMSUNG MZ-75E1T0 is 1TB and is way too big. I use a pair of 1TB spinners for data.

z87 List of SSD's supported:








Can anyone recommend the best/most dependable out of the bunch? (rewrite factor, etc)
though I see an earlier more comprehensive list at:
where they list more ssd's, even "compatible power supplies"

note: I've been running WD black cavier on it ever since it was brand new. that's not listed and had no issues.

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Ok. I know I can have both of these drives on the same mother board, but here is the problem.

I was hoping that I could access the windows xp system, with the windows 7 system, so that we could transfer files..

My Asus motherboard sees both drives, but will NOT allow me to select them as boot drives..
In other words, I have to select 1, and cannot select the other, even though I have 4 options.. A HD, a CD/DVD, a Removable or nothing.

In the hard drives section, I can see all 3 drives,. but when I go to the set boot section, it will only allow me to select one of the two os systems.
I currently have a 120 Gig maxitor with windows xp
a 500 Gig WD with windows 7
a 1TB Toshiba for storage.

I want to be able to access them all from windows 7, if that is possible..
Will I be able to access the xp disk from windows 7?
And last, No matter which one I set it to boot, if I hit F8 during boot up I can select which operating system to use.. so thats not a problem..

A:Solved: 2 OS HD's on same Asus mother board?

hi ,when running from windows 7 your xp os should be seen as drive "D" have you set the xp drive to share? set one of my PCs up with XP on drive A,Installed 7 on drive B,at startup i am offered which OS to run,it does not matter which OS i am in i can see and access the other drive.

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Right guys, what i'm trying to do is get my old comp up & running for my gf. Now what i've done is pulled out the Audigy & used it in my own pc.

Where do i find the jumper to enable the onboard sound. I know there is one somewhere. Just can't remember where as i've not used it in a v long time.

So yeah, Any help would be hugely appreciated guys.

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I've got both on order but I have seen that the Pentium 4 is not among the recommended processors.

A:Is the ASUS A7V8X-X M/board compatable with Pentium 4

You better cancel the p4.ASAP
Go to Asus web site and read very carefully.
BTW; Welcome to Techspot

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I recently bought a nforce 590 SLi and 2x GeForce 8800GTS's and I swapped the nforce2 out for the nforce 590 not realizing that I didn't have a power supply that would handle the board and cards. I swapped the A7N8X back in and then magically my on-board sound didn't work and my DVI port on the back of my AGP GeForce 6600 didn't work either. ( I fixed the DVI problem which was a pain in the @$$) but I can't seem to get the on-board sound to work at all. The speakers and sub work find I hooked them up to my Zune and it plays fine. Any help getting it back to working condition is greatly appreciated. Thanks~!

A:ASUS A7N8X On-Board sound problem

reinstall your sound drivers.

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Greetings all. I am currently running an AMD 64 +3200 on an Asus a8v board. I am wondering what type of memory is best. (That is between 3200 & 2700, and ECC over non-ECC.) I can support upto 4 GB of 2700, and only 2 of 3200 ram.

I have heard other people having problems with the A8V in regards to the AGP settings from ATI as well.


A:Seeking memory advice on an ASUS A8V board

I don't use that board, but I use the K8V Deluxe with the same setup. I currently running a gig of Kingston PC3200 (2 x 512) and am thinking about adding another half-gig but currently, it's rock-solid. You may not need that much memory depending on the applications you're using. BTW, the mem I'm using is non-ECC.

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hi friends ,
my friend has brougt Asus Motherboard P5RD1 recently,

Our configuration is P5RD1+ intel p4 2.66 Ghz, 512 MB hynix ram & weston digital SATA 80 GB hdd.
We recived excelent performance with this rig but we have a simple problem we have to use SATA drivers from floppy with every Windows installation
we are master of XP installation for this pc but yesterday we tried to install Beta of Longhon it goes up to 10 % & stops responding Blue screen error.

any buddy has tried longhon on P5RD1 with sata, i am happy to see what happens on your system & i heard that bios update will solve this problem is it ?

do you know any method other than floppy drive ?

thanks in advance

A:SATA HDD with ASUS Mother-board P5RD1

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I have a Compaq desk top. The fans stoped working and displayed the message ( no cpu fan ), so first I purchased 2 new fans, no luck. then I took it to the computer lab at college and they told me that it was a bad mother board, so I purchased a used one from Ebay. When it came in I took it and had it installed but they said that I got a bad one, so here is the symtoms " no video, fans dont work,and does not boot up. I know the cpu is good because I also purchased a new one of them and installed it. What is funny about this is with the newly purchased mother board, the computer does even less now than it did with the old mother board. ohhhh and I also purchased a mother board pci checker card and it codes all good but still no computer working. About a year ago I purchased a new power supply and installed it, do you think that it could have gone bad already? Because most of the problems that I can find on the net about this mother board are all power supply related. I hope that you can please help me with this problem. Thank you and sincerly yours Troy

A:Asus k8s-la 754socket mother board problems

The best way to test a pw supply is to swap in a known good unit for testing. While there are pw supply testers, they are not always 100% accurate.

At this point, I would not put any money into this system. it is at least 6 generations old tech and not worth anything. A new modern mb, cpu, and ram would cost less than attempting to fix this one. For approx $175 or less you can have a new 3.4gig cpu, modern mb, and ram.

If you are doing this for a learning experience, then it is fine [as long as you get the parts free or near free] If you are doing this to attempt to save money, you are throwing your money away.

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Asus A7n8X-E motherbard will not install XP Pro or anything else for that matter. I get about half way thru the copying files to windows folder process then i get a meassage saying unable to copy file. The file concerned changes each time I retry the install. I tried installing a new copy of XP home but got the same problem. Another attempt resulted in a blue screen saying IRQL not less or equal. I'm sure it's a mother board problem but I just dont know what do try next. ANy help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers, Chymes.

A:Asus a7n8x-e mother board woes.

Issue resolved. Seems these mobos have champagne taste and only like Kingston flavoured Ram.

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Hello everyone

I built my own system a couple of years ago and I am now facing a technical problem.

My graphics currently rely on the Radeon HD 4770. I decided I would like to display my desktop on my television via HDMI cable.

After staring at a blank screen for a while and scratching my head I realised HDMI must rely on integrated graphics. I went into bios, Northbridge, Integrated Graphis which presented 4 configuration options and not knowing what these mean I just chose IGFX-GFX0-GPP-PCI.

This just led to a blank monitor and I had to reset my BIOS via battery removal to get back into my system. What configuration should I choose? How can I get my desktop displayed on my TV?

Your help is really appreciated.


A:Asus M4A785-M On-board graphics help needed please

Are you connecting your TV (HDTV) to your GPU or your mobo? If you could fill in your system specs this will greatly increase you chances for us to properly help you.

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I've been wanting to update my BIOS & ChipSet (not sure if same thing?) for sometime now

I've been on the ASUS website to search for them, but they are NOT doing any Win7 X64 drivers.

Dose anyone know any alternatives?

Thank You

A:Updating ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe M'board (Win 7 Problem)

I've been wanting to update my BIOS & ChipSet (not sure if same thing?)

They're not,

BIOS - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Chipset - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Asus has nothing to do with the drivers they all come from Nvidia, about all Asus might do with them is change the installer slightly so that it includes their name. Also Nvidia declared the NF4 legacy status quite a while ago (shortly after Vista came out), and there will be no more NF4 drivers.

You have a couple of options with that NF4,

1. Use it with the drivers that Windows installed (which come from Nvidia), which are sufficient for everything to work as it should.

2. If you really want something newer than what Windows installs have a look here,

View forum - nForce Drivers &bull; nForcersHQ.com

Personally I would just go with option #1, and did with almost the same board as yours (A8N-SLI SE) and it works as well in 7 as it did in Vista.

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I have recently re built my system..(See specs..)

When I try to run the Asus Update software, no matter what version I run, it never detects my motherboard. I am running Windows 7 if that makes any difference.

A:ASUS Motherboard Software won't recognize it's on board

It might be an issue with it being Windows 7, its still in beta and not all programs are fully compatible with it yet.

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I got the asus p5n-d motherboard from a friend with an dualcore 2 ghz prosessor and 2 gig ram and gtx 260 asus card it worked perfectly with win xp but when I took the hard drive out an put my win 7 in it booted up till were the logo move it still moves and randomly restarts why anbody help plz ???

A:win 7 doesn't work on my asus p5n-d mother board?? why

Are you using a hard drive with Windows 7 already installed on it from another pc? If yes then no you have to install Windows 7 onto this computer and please remember one license per pc so if this hard drive has Windows 7 from another pc, you cannot use the same disk to install new to another hard drive that is already in use on another pc.

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Should there be any problem using nVIDIA nforce4 drivers from their website on an ASUS A8N-E board with the nvidia nforce4 ultra chipset? Is there any advantage to using the nvidia drivers, if possible? Or are the ASUS ones good enough? Installing from ASUS drivers seems to be just running nVIDIA install files but the version numbering appears to be different... what the deal?

A:Using nVIDIA chipset drivers on ASUS board

Yes you can use the NForce4 drivers from the Nvidia website instead of the ASUS provided ones. One possible advantage is that the Nvidia provided drivers are the latest and may include new performance tweaks and compatibility fixes.

Asus in many cases uses their own numbering scheme. Its best to go by date. Sometimes ASUS makes small tweaks of their own to the drivers, like putting in their own logo, but the driver is basically the same one that NVidia released, although like I said before it might be an older version of the driver.

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One of my comps broke a while back, so I decided to get a new mother board and processor for it... so i got an asus one.. the computer is gateway (used intel processor) and i decided to just use the gateway case and instal the mb in there.

Now the problem is that the cord that goes from the BOOT button to the mb doesn't FIT on the new motherboard.. there is no place to plug it in! I read the manual and there is a 2 pin boot thingy from what I understand.. but it says that it requires an ATX power supply.. I don't see how a power supply will solve the problem though? I just need to be able to boot up the freaking mother board! Anyone know anything about this?

Please help.

P.S. hello all.. I am new here

A:Need help booting up an ASUS A7V8X-X mother board..

Hello Kaban and welcome to techSpot.

the problem with computers like Dell and gateway is they use alot of proprietary stuff as you have just found out. what goes from the "Boot" button to the Mobo is the connectors that have to be made for the machine to receive the command to boot, turn off, reset, hard drive light etc.

Different boards arrange these pins differently unless you have the wiring and some skills to change this to match your new board you are going to need a new case.

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I just recieved parts for my HTPC build:Asus E35M1-I motherboard (AMD cpu/mobo combo)
Crucial 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500)
Kingston SSDNow V Series 30GB SSD (for OS)
Samsung slimline DVD/CD burner
Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Here's the deal, I battled with error messages and install hangs during the whole installation process. I finally narrowed my install troubles to two things. 1) I had to switch the SATA controller for the SSD from IDE to ACHI mode. 2) I had to remove 1 stick of ram because I would get weird error messages (sometimes different each time I rebooted). ntoskrnl.exe is missing or corrupt was a common one.

Meanwhile I continued the install with only a single 2GB stick in DIMM slot A.
I initially thought the ram issue may be driver related so I waited and installed and updated all drivers and Win updates before troubleshooting the ram issue. After updating the Ram issues still exist and it appears that it's only when two sticks are installed.

I'll outline my troubleshooting steps which helped me come to this conclusion:Windows up and running with all updates current including drivers (NO CURRENT BIOS RELEASE IS AVAILABLE FROM ASUS)
Removed RAM Stick2 from DIMM Slot B; Boots fine
Swapped Stick1 with Stick2 in SlotA; boots fine with Stick2 in SlotA (both sticks good right?)
Installed Stick1 in SlotB (both slots now populated): No boot. (BSOD something about IRQ Equal or less than; basically a hardware error)
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A:RMA new board or incompatible RAM? Asus E35m1-I Deluxe

Try downloading Memtest86 bootable disk and run it before boot up. It takes quite awhile but needs to run several passes. It will test the ram to see if the ram is defective.

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OK, so I had a similar issue with sound in Windows 8 that has been described multiple times in this forum.

1. The sound was crackling and buzzing ? so I installed Realtek audio drivers, as suggested in this forum, and it started working; albeit temporarily.

2. The sound will now work fine for a number of minutes, sometimes up to 30 minutes, before wigging out and freezing the application that is running sound or sometimes even the whole damn machine.
So, after some investigation and reading I believe I am on the correct tack to solving this problem but have hit a snag.

I have the ASUS P6TE board with onboard audio. The driver I downloaded from Realtek, by following a link in a forum post (Realtek), was the Realtek HD audio driver. Now, I?m pretty sure my board is not the HD audio board but rather the standard AC?97 board. I have a CD that contains these drivers but when I try to run it in Windows 8 I am greeted with the ?This CD is not supported by this OS? message.

Ok, so I downloaded the AC?97 driver off the same page I used for the HD driver. I?m pretty sure this is the right driver, as I said above, and this was further solidified as I recognize the installation menu. However, now I have an error message ?This driver is not digitally signed?. Of course I am given the option to proceed with the installation anyway, or to cancel. I click proceed anyway and the error message just keeps re-appearing in an endless loop; though it cheerfully responds when I click ca... Read more

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Hey !

I got this nice little head scratcher, I bought an Asus P5Q-EM DO motherboard and I`m having problems when I try to install my Nvidia 9800 GT card drivers.

After switching my boards, I did a fresh windows Media Center Ed. 2005 SP2 install, did all the updates for it, now when I went to install my Nvidia drivers things didn`t go too well.

The install programs runs fine, until the installation status bars nears 100%. That`s when I get a black screen with only a flashing ''_'' in the upper left corner and there`s almost no apparent PC activity. If I reboot, my pc freezes on the XP loading screen. I have to remove the device in safe mode and use the generic VGA drivers.

There are a few options in the bios to decide which graphics controller to use as the primary boot device. Configuration options: [IGD] [PCI/IGD] [PCI/PEG] [PEG/IGD] [PEG/PCI]. But Asus doesn`t give any clear indications as to what is what in these options.
Any Ideas ? Is this bios related at all ?

A:Asus Board & Nvidia card not in Love

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This is my new motherboard, which I'm installing on the 25th...at the moment I have a crappy SoundBlaster 128 (stereo) sound card.

Should I stick with that, or should I use the onboard sound [is it dolby 5.1? ]? If so, what speakers should I get? (under £70 please)

Is it worth using the onboard sound or should I save for an Audigy 2?

BTW - will one reduce system performance more than the other?


A:On Board 6 channel sound - Asus A7V333

Well, I just got the A7V8X, and are using the onboard sound...

I found that I can't really tell much of a difference between it, and my old SB Live!...

And all my old problems with Creative cards and Via chipsets are gone
No longer cracking in sound when copying files, no more slow file copying, no more system crashes...

So in short, use it instead of your 128... I'm not quite sure when it comes to Audigy... The Q is, how good are your speakers? If they are of a premium quality, you might get a bit better sound with the Audigy, but if you're just using a set of OK speakers...


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Hi Everyone,

I have a new motherboard (Maximus v Gene) and I've brought a Icy Box (IB-865) card reader to make use of the USB 3 connector on the motherboard. However the unit works well for a dozen reboots and then it malfunctions. After a dozen reboots the Icy Box power light no longer powers up and the storage cards I plug into the unit no longer show up in windows. The only way i can resolve the issue is to open up the case and unplug and plug the unit back in. Its not faulty as i've retunred one unit thinking it was faulty but the same fault as reappeared on the new unit. I've tried upgrading and downgrading the BIOS and playing with a few settings but no joy. Can anyone think of anything i can try without having to keep opening up the case?

Thanks in advance

A:Icy Box (IB-865) on a ASUS Maximus v Gene Board USB 3 incompatible?

It could be that it gets put to sleep for no good reason (it happens), try the following:

Go to your Control Panel > System > Hardware tab > and click on the "Device Manager" button.

In the Device Manager window, find the item or items labeled "Universal Serial Bus controllers." Open it, and double-click the first item called "USB Root Hub."

In the USB Root Hub Properties dialog, click on the "Power Management" tab.

"Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power" is checked by default.

Uncheck this box, and click "OK."

Repeat for all "Universal Serial Bus controllers." items if there is more than one.

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I cannot get this on board lan to open internet exployer. The computer will go on line because the two computers go down in the left task bar but the browser will not open.

It is enabled, no conflicts, updated drivers

Very frustrating. This is the second board with this problem. The first one I thought it was the board.

I was told how great this board is but ?

Please help. there must be something different about this board that I am not doing.

Windows ME
aTHLON 64 3000

A:asus a8v deluxe On-board Marvell Yukon help

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Morning all, and I hope you can help with a problem that has been driving me nuts.

In short, I have replaced a failed HDD with 2 shiny new 3TB drives that I'd like as a mirrored pair. I'd like to avoid h/w level mirroring so knowing Win7 can handle it via s/w is good. I soon found I needed Windows Professional handle the disk size. Soon after that I found I needed a new motherboard that supported UEFI and bought an ASUS M5A97 (LE R2.0)

I seem to be spending far too much time in setting this up as a small BIOS change (for example AHCI vs IDE, or UEFI drivers first) either allows / prevents Windows setup from seeing my USB stick, or seeing it but not accepting the drivers I've copied on to it, not recognising the full disk size, gives mesages where Windows cannot be installed on the partition . .

What I'm after is something really basic. Something likeCheck BIOS is set for XYZ
Use driver def from here (Asus site is dreadful and suggests drivers are installed post installation ???)
I don't need each and every step, just the experience of someone to say how the BIOS should be configured would be a good start.

Many thanks on advance.

A:Configuring 2 x 3TB drives with Asus m'board and UEFI

The drives have to be GPT (GUID) and the BIOS has to be set to UEFI and you have to jump through some hoops to get Win 7 to install on a UEFI system. Check the forum tutorials for installing windows on a UEFI system.

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Bought me recently a new MoBo: P8H67, installed it, killed Realtek onboard in the BIOS, all thus far goes splendid.
Put in SoundMax (from my P5E Lifestyle), hardware checks ok.
Install driver... and here things go awkward: no matter what I try: SoundMax Hi Def is not found/recognized.
Tried both the DVD-soft that came with me P5E, as well as online new drivers, to no use...

Reason for SoundMax: I was slightly baffled by the power behind the tiny card, it was literally mindblowing (over my JBL's).
This power is not found on Realtek hardware, hence.

Prob: I want to keep using the tiny SoundMax, but I desperately need a driver.

Win 7 Ultimate X64 (registered)


Thank you all:

A:P5E Lifestyle Board SoundMax to Asus P8H67

List any Problem Devices

Make sure devices are connected and powered on
Click Start->Run, enter: msinfo32. Click the + sign next to Components to expand it
Click Problem Devices. Anything appear?
If yes, click on it, Ctrl-A to select all, Ctrl-C to copy it, Ctrl-V to paste into next post
On the other hand, if no devices are listed, tell me so
Generate and attach a DirectX report

Click Start->Run, enter dxdiag and click OK
===> If you?re running 32 bit Windows, dxdiag will launch on its own
===> If you?re running 64 bit Windows, you?ll see 64-bit DxDiag. Click it to launch the 64-bit version of dxdiag
Notice progress in lower left window corner
When done, click Save Information button and save to your Desktop
In TechSpot window, use the paper clip icon to attach the report. (If you don't see icon you may need to first click Go Advanced)


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I have a PII with an Asus sp97-v motherboard and I want to turn off the on-board video and install a PCI video card. But there are Two jumpers in the video area on the board, and when I put a PCI video card in it the screen goes blank, and the monitor light goes yellow. I tried changeing the jumpers in different configs, but each time it does the same thing, any ideas??

A:Turning off on-board video on an Asus sp97-v

This should be the link to your manual


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i dont expect as many responses here as i will hopefully get on my previous post, but the deal is i'm shopping for a new comp and the combo deal
ends in 2 hours.

going on the assumption that i want a 754 PC, does anyone know of any reason to stay away from this board? keep in mind that i am using this system primarily for gaming.

from what i have been able to find, i know this:
-the board is a little outdated
-it is picky when it comes to RAM
-ASUS has replaced it with the K8V-X SE (i dont know the reasons for this)

i consider myself kinda knowledgable about computers (at least i've built every one i've owned) however i'm not 100% familiar with all the specs and details and how one core differers from another. when 2 things seem pretty similar to me, i usually go by price - but because this board is a little old i'm kind of uneasy about making this decision.

so i guess respond if you can think of any reason i shouldnt buy this board tonight (assuming i make the decision to go with a 754 socket computer...if you wanna help with this choice, check the post i put up a few minutes ago)

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My sustem was running XP and I eventually successfully custom installed Windows 7 by removing 1GB memory stick. I am now unable to reinstall back to 3GB of Ram. I have ensured all slots and sticks work by swapping them around. In another forum I found the following advice
Find the "NVIDIA nForce2 AGP Host to PCI Bridge" in the device manager
Right-click and choose "Update Driver..."
Browse my computer etc.....
Let me pick from a list etc....
Select "PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge"
You will now have 2 listings of "PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge" and no NVIDIA nForce 2 AGP Host etc....
Click "Finish" and shutdown the computer.
Now install your RAM upgrade and power on.
After the reboot, Win7 now recognises all 3GB of RAM"

This worked and I could use 3GB of ram with Windows 7, but my Graphics Card Radeon 9800 Pro was stopped by windows with an error 43. So I have undone this and am back to 2GB with the Graphic Card working again.

Is it possible to do something to run 3GB with my graphic card. CPUZ text file attached re my system.

Thanks in hope of an answer !


A:Windows 7 upgrade won't work with 3GB ram on Asus A7n8x2.0 Board

Welcome to Windows Seven Forms.

You might wanbt to consider a clean install of Windows 7 using your upgrade disc.

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

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