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

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

I have read several posts about issues with this already.

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

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

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

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

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

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

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks for your help.


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

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Hi all,

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

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

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

Your input appreciated. Thanks

A:Advice required for mobo update or mobo replacement

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Here is my mobo, will be here Thursday.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I will be using 512 mb ddr 400 pc3200 kingston ram

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

Any ideas, instructions, or definite fixes?

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

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

Why Do u Wanna Upgrade to Pentuim 4
Just Asking

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

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

Graphic card

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

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

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

A:Socket 939 Mobo or purchase a newer Mobo

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

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

any recommendations would be helpful....


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

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

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

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

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

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

Please respond

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

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

Here's an example:

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

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

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

Any advice you can give would be great.

A:64 bit mobo vs dual processor mobo?

Any preferences between intel and AMD?

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

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

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

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

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I replaced the mobo on my Dell 5510. Purchased from Dell. Sticker on mobo says BIOS ver A05. About every other day I get blue screen and physical dump of memory. My system info says my BIOS ver is A07. How do I go about changing BIOS? Is it as simple as pulling battery for 15 seconds? Some have offered this suggestion but I get a little worried at "friends" advice.

A:Replaced MOBO on Dell 5510 BIOS sticker on MOBO says A05, system in still has BIOS of A07

Removing the battery won't change the BIOS version. You need to download the version you require from the Dell site. From Windows you "flash" the BIOS. Take your time preparing for this. If anything goes wrong you will wreck your motherboard.

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Hi guys, newbie question, searched the forum but couldn't find any.

I wanted to flash my mobo (MSI Neo4 Platinum) BIOS to the latest, in an attempt to solve my BSODs (too much to elaborate here). I first used MSI's Live Update utility, but was not really convinced it did a completely clean job (didn't seem to update DMI pool). Anyway to do it myself, I used Winflash (no FDD). Here's the thing: Winflash reads .bin BIOS images, while the image on MSI's website is a .1b0

Is it okay for me to change the extension such that Winflash can read it? That is to say, BIOS image files are like text files (e.g.), no matter what extension you call it, it's still a text file and will open correctly with any text editor?

Actually I've got ahead and done it, but am wondering if I did the right thing. PC seems to boot and function normally though. (Still have the BSODs, but I think it's just because it was a mess to start with, gonna put in a fresh OS soon).

A:Renaming mobo BIOS files?

Yes, the BIOS files are raw binary images and it doesn't matter what you call them.

Of course there may be some proprietary solutions that use some weird format of their own. Such a file would result in an immediate error message from the BIOS flashing utility of course.

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Trying to run 7 on an old desktop but it won't find the boot form the hdd with 7 already installed however it will find it with XP so can i just not run 7 on this mobo??

MOBO - ASRock > ASRock > GE PRO-M2
AGP card - SAPPHIRE HD 3450 512M DDR2 AGP
Processor - Celeron 2.80 Ghz
RAM - 1.18
Os - XP

A:Old Mobo won't find Win 7 boot files

Use the upgrade advisor to check https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/down...ils.aspx?id=20

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I am trying to get files off a HD from a laptop whose MB died.

I was able to get the laptop HD via USB slaved to another laptop. The problem I am having is transferring some files. I have a folder where none of the contents can be viewed or transferred. When I click on the properties of the folder, read only is checked. I uncheck it and hit apply but it doesn't allow me to save it. If I go back into properties read only is still checked. Any idea how to fix this so I can transfer the files?

If I mouse over any file, it says they are encrypted. If I right click a file and hit properties, then advanced it has files are encrypted to secure data box checked. I cannot uncheck it

A:Laptop mobo died, can't transfer files

You can try this Microsoft Website
How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP

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I installed a new motherboard, and it does not seem to be getting power. The green light is off.

When I first installed the motherboard, it was connected to the old power supply. When I would plug it in, I got a clicking noise, but nothing else. I figured since it was only a 250w psu, and motherboard manual states 400w+, I put in a 500w power supply. Now I get nothing. Not even clicking noises. The whole thing wont even run POST. Literally, nothing happens when I plug it in, or click the power button. Yes I tried the switch on the back of the power supply. It's active PFC.

I just installed a P5G41-M LX2 motherboard
I installed a 500w OCZ stealthxstream2 power supply

I already connected the 24 pin and the 4 pin power cables.

Can anyone please give me some advice? (to at least get the green light on)?

I would try a new processor or new ram, if this showed any signs of power going to the motherboard at all.

A:No mobo light, new PSU, new mobo

Well, I don't know about a motherboard that requires "400 Watts". I think that the CPU, and even more importantly, the graphics card combine to set the tone of how much power is likely to be drawn.

Moving along, the "clicking" you heard could be the PSU cutting out due to a short circuit. Check the board to case standoffs, and make certain every one you have in place, has solder lands under the screws. (These are intended to be grounded). If there is no solder land under a screw, remove that particular standoff. BTW did you hook up the ATX (4 pin) connector, the plug near the CPU, and did you connect the PCIE- 6 pin connector to the video card? (This assumes the card you're using needs one)

That bad news is that you may have damaged the board, if indeed it was a short.

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What is the difference between a regular old computer motherboard and a "server motherboard"? Are they faster? Do they have more ports?

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Hello everyone,

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

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

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

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Like....when i download a movie..and burn it to a dvd. I want to also keep like a backup of the files so that i can burn them again if i want.

If i just put the burned dvd in and take the VIDEO_TS files from it, are they still the same quality as when i originally downloaded them?

Thanks much!!

A:When i burn a dvd, do all the VIDEO_TS files maintain the same quality when i take them from the burned one?

Yes, the burnt files are exactly the same when copied back from the DVD to your PC, easiest way to do this is a program called DVD Decryptor. Even tho the burnt DVD wont have any copy protection (unless you added some when you burnt it!), DVD Decryptor is highly efficient and speedy at copying files to you PC from a DVD movie.

Hope this helps!


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Hi guys,
I am getting another mobo.to replace the one i had the little accident with(comp just beeps nov.05) it is the same model, Msi KT3 ultra 2,this one is slightly different however,it has Raid, now the only raid i know anything about is the stuff you spray on bugs (groan)so i was hoping someone could clue me in regarding what it does etc.
thanx all,

A:another mobo.

Here's a pretty good explanation of it.

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Q: Mobo

Hi .
I am changing my MOBO. To an ASUS A8N 32 SLI will I need to reinstall windows.
I have in at the moment a Chaintech NF4 Ultra.


I am trying to hook up a server we could not get any of our mobo's to POST just power up. he brought over his server of similar stats to test the hardware and when we put one of my ram sticks in now his is doing the same thing. there is no apparent damage no burns or blown capasitors nor does the ram seem damaged. However the computer is now displaying the same symptoms as the others powers on but we get no info on the monitor. We have tried clearing the CMOS but still nothing.
We really need help here at first we thought my 4 mobo's were bad as they are old and havnt been used in several years, but then his went down and even though he volunteered I feel bad he is down a server.

A:Can RAM fry a mobo?


Yes Incompatible memory Chips can fry the motherboard-

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Well My first post was in the OS section of the forum cause I thought My Computer might of had a Virus, it Keep rebooting when Windows loaded about a couple minutes later but it never Did that when I went into safe mode So I thought this must be a software problem.So I tried to
boot from the xp cd and do a repair install Then I got a Blue screen.
So I checked the bios and I notice cpu WAS AT 55C I think that was a little high for not doing much at all with the CPU.So now I tried to boot into windows normally just to see what happens And I cant even Do that NOW I tried several times All I get is a frozen screen or a error bue screen with horizontal lines in it so its hard to read the error.I unplug the back of the PC then Put the Plug back in the PSU and notice the PSU and CPU fan Come on for a Second then Turn off,And During this process I never pushed the power button on.When I do push the power button the Pc turns on like normal.
So I thought it must be the PSU So I swapped the orginal PSU For ONE I had laying Around but was brand new,And the same thing happend with the power glitching on for a second.
So does his mean the mobo is bad? Any suggestions or ideas would be greatly appreicated.Thank in advance
Almost forgot my specs

E_machine model W2060
AMD 2000+
mobo: Fic AM37
60gb HD

OS:Windows Xp Home Sp1

A:Something BAD? PSU/Mobo or What??

It's not the psu. On some board it's meant to do that. What you should be concern is the heat issue. Possible the heatsink is not doing a good job and the cpu heats up to the brink of "melting", sort of speak. Also the video card ( in case you have a Geforce or ATI ). Again, possible that it's heating up too much and freezes the pc.

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(Dead on arrival)

I'm pretty sure I hooked it up correctly, I was even reading in the books to make sure I wasn't ****ing up and then I hit the power button, **** didn't turn on.

I thought it was the PSU at 1st, But then I tested it on another computer, It works perfectly.

So did I connect something wrong or was it DoA? lol

Check it out

i27.tinypic [dot] com/zo74a0.jpg

A:Did my mobo come DoA?

Check your power button pins arrangement in your mobo manual. Make sure that the earths on your plug line up, there should be a white wire above all the pins outs that are earths. If there isnt your all in one front panel connection needs to be split. I had to do this with my last case, one trip to maplins/radio shack etc depending on country will fix it.

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Hello all!

I'm looking for the best AM2 mobo that won't burn a hole in my pocket (less than 110$).

I need it to:
Be ok with DDR2 800 1.8V ram.
Be ok with Athlon64 X2 3800+.
Be ok with 1 IDE (2 devices) (2 IDEs would be nice, but not needed).
Be ok with atleast 1 sata version 1.
Be ok with a PCI Express x16 gfx card (SLI not needed, I dont have any SLI cards anyways).

And, ofcourse, be reliable.

I've looked and looked, but many boards have many problems and I am confused at where to look (one has to update the bios but provides a bios with a typo? wtf?)

A:AM2 Mobo

All Socket AM2 Mobo come with DDR2 800 ram (just to let you know). I would look on newegg.com if you live in the US for one.

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Hey again,

I need a new motherboard, pci-e 2.0 (or 1.1, just not #$%&*@[email protected]&$# 1.0/1.0a). Newegg or any other site I have tried can't filter products by pci-e version, so shopping around for one of these could be tough. It'll also need ddr2800 dual channel, socket AM2 for a 6000+, and preferably 2 IDE/PATA. Anyone know of such a board for a very low price?


A:Pci-e 2.0 mobo

It might be hard to find one with pci-e 2.0 AND dual ide connectors, but if one ide connector will suffice(or if a pci or pci-e ide controller is ok), look into this board.
ASUS m3a amd 770

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Hey Guys,

Just a quick question, would this RAM: http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/4GB-...12800-(1600)-CAS-9-XMP-DHX-New-connector-165V

Run on this mobo: http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/MSI-P55-GD65-Intel-P55-Motherboard-LGA1156

Friend said it'd need to be OC'd for some reason? I see 1600 on the mobo and the RAM is 1600?



A:This RAM on this Mobo?

Oh, and it would run a i5: http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Inte...-Core-266GHz-DMI-25-GT-s-8MB-Cache-95W-Retail

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hey guys, i'm looking to replace my motherboard. any suggestions would be helpfull.

one of my choices is biostar M7NCG 400. anybody know anything about this board ? other than what the listed specs are.

A:looking for a new mobo

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i am currently looking into buying a new system primarily for gaming, i have selected all my parts apart from a mobo.

I am looking at Abit AW9D-MAX or ASUS P5B Deluxe/WiFi-AP or Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3

Other specs of the system are:
Case - Antec Nine Hundred
CPU - Intel Core 2 Duo E6300
GPU - XFX 8800GTS or Radeon x19050 PRO
HDD - Seagate 7200.10 320Gb 16Mb SATA II
DVD - LITEON SHM-165P6S 16x DVD-RW Dual Layer Black
RAM - G.Skill 1GBNR PC6400 1024Mb/1Gb 2x512Mb DDR2

A:Which MOBO to get???

Hmm... If price is no problem you should get this:

It has 3 PCI-e slots ( 2 for SLI / Crossfire and 1 for A physics card but those are a piece of crap :haha: )

But if you only have to choose from the 3 you put get the Abit AW9D-MAX
Also to power all that stuff you'll need a GOOD PSU so get one that has like 800w or something

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I have Crucial 512MB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) 2 sticks.

I was wondering what my limitations are when buying a motherboard.

Can any DDR motherboard use this ram? Or does it have to specific to DDR and not like... DDR2 and DDR3.

Obviously I'm trying to get a new mobo that can use a 9600 vid card but also want to keep my ram I have.

A:Mobo for my Old Ram?

Any motherboard that has a PCI-Express slot for the 9600 card and 184pin DDR RAM slots will work with this combo.

I feel the need to say that this probably is not worth doing. You'll spend as much on a decent DDR motherboard as you would on a DDR2 motherboard, which will be far superior in many ways.

RAM is cheap now, and you can easily pick up 2gb of nice DDR2 RAM for about $40.

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Ok guys, im stuck as to what is going on here. Be patient because I do not have a great amount of experience in this area.

A week a go my comp restarted randomly a couple of times. Then it would not boot properly one day. Instead of a blue light I got a red light on the front panel, and nothing would appear on the monitor. Everything seemed to spin up but no video and the red light. I tried reseating everything, clearing the cmos/bios, getting a new battery, trying to start it without as many parts as possible, and blowing it out. All to no avail.

I figure at this point its probably my mobo or psu. I test the psu manually with a voltmeter to the 24 pin. Everything looked normal to me, but the diagram I used did not match my exact connecter. I did not get any unusual readings.... just the 3.5, 5, 12 I am supposed to?(if I can recall correctly).

I replace the mobo. The front led shows up all blue now. No video however! The keyboard lights flash and everything spins up.
The inside LEDs for mobo troubleshooting are reading normal.
Is it the PSU? If not, what is it?

Some details-
*Biostar tforce 4 u 775 (old) to a Biostar TP45 E (new) (I tried to replace it with a similar mobo since i am very new to this
*Pentium 4 3.2 ghz I believe
*not sure what the psu is, no markings on the sides so I got to pull it out....

A:New Mobo no Vid

Also, I figured I should mention my vid card is agp express. There is no onboard video. The vid card's fan spins although this may not be an indication of a working vid card. I doubt it is that being how my computer died in the first place.

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Hi all,
My son's computer has been running reasonably well (but hot) for a year. Last Saturday it crashed, requiring power down 3 times to restart. I went through this process many times: crash after ~20 seconds, power down, power on, no video or beep, power down, no video, POST reporter sez either 'System failed CPU test' or 'System failed due to CPU overclocking' with about equal frequency, power down, power on, POST, run for ~20 seconds, crash. On those occasions when I could get into the BIOS, the CPU temp. was 57C--normal for this system. A couple of times written on the POST screen was 'BIOS checksum error', but I think that was an artifact from previous crashes.

The computer: Athlon XP 1800 Palomino on an Asus A7V333, AMD HS + fan, 512 MB Samsung DDR 2700 in slot 1, Asus GeForce 4 Ti4400 video. The PSU was replaced (with an Antec 350 watt, I believe) 5 months ago. The system has never been overclocked. All BIOS settings are 'Auto' or default in jumper-free mode.

I've perused this and other forums and found many posts concerning 'System failed CPU test', but no consistent cause or solution offered. This computer has always run around 60C at idle and a couple of times shut down automatically when the CPU hit 75C. Do you think we finally baked the CPU, or could it be a MB problem after all this time?


A:CPU or mobo?

hmmm, it could be a variety of things.

Check the positioning of the heatsink... make sure it isn't slightly tilted off the cpu.

Also, unplug all other devices (cdroms, HDDs, sound card, et cetera) leaving just the RAM, cpu, and video card. Power on with that and see if that continues.

Have you use the jumper on the mobo to reset the CMOS? I don't see why that would cause it, but you should try it nevertheless.

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I'm so sick and tired of msi. seriously. I've just spent so much damn time screwing with this that I'm about to cry. I get a new radeon 9800 pro and start getting nailed up the tailpipe by MSIs crappy bios. then I install live update, update bios. then it says that my cmos is bad on startup. so I turn it off, flip the battery, turn it on, turn it off, and flip the battery back, thus resetting my cmos. alright. seems to work now. no agp errors. I mean, if any of you have input on the MSI kt6v board I would be more than happy to hear it. otherwise, I would rather get raped by a 300 pound inmate then to have this board for another day. problems from the very beginning with the stupid integrated nic. anyways, I just wanted to vent.

so, what would you do? I've heard good things about gigabyte. I guess that abit is kinda losing it's luster, and msi is crap, so what would you choose? I want something for under $200. I've been browsing new egg, but haven't been able to make up my mind.

sorry if you read all that.

I'm gonna go cuddle up to a bottle of everclear and read some hitchikers guide and empathize with my man Marvin.

A:Looking for a new mobo. what would you get?

and those google ads aren't helping at all.

bitter little reminders.

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Is there any test that can be done to determine whether a cpu or a motherboard in a pc is fried. I have a pc with a perfectly good power supply but i`m getting nothing on screen.
Even at start up there is nothing.It`s an Iqon machine.
I disconnected everything just in case but still no good.

A:Cpu or mobo

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damn. After a whole host of probs, I have eventually got a working rig. I upgraded my 8800 SLI to GTX 260s, got a C1 BIOS error, mucked around with memory, got a new PSU.. then got MBR failure that I rectified. So far, so good. Then I ram 3D mark, and got a mark lower than I did with the 88s.
After the C1 error, I eventually got things working with some 800 mhz mem, as the 1066 just wouldnt take at all. I am assuming the mem controller is on the way out, as the 1066 mem works ok in my second rig. Anyways..the upshot is, I am fairly much convinced the mobo is on the way out. So, I am looking for recomendations for a new mobo. Rig spec is as below, and in terms of what I want, a good clockable boardthat can take a quaddie and support 1066 mem. apart from that, open to offers!

Spec is
Q6600 CPU
2 x GTX 260 GPUs in SLI
1000w Abslute PSU
2x OCZ SLI 1066 mem sticks
4 x 500gb HDs in RAID
2 x DVD burners, SATA
Cheers all

A:Need new mobo.. which one?

Best Board I have found for that and becoming hard to find:

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okim getting a new moboi currently have a compaq presario7360, 500mhz,amd k6-2 w/3dnow, 256 mb centon 133/100mhz memory,standard cd rom,sony cd-rw,generic floppy, pc tel modom, network adapter, what should i buy? i want something i can plug everything else into with out problems. does a motherboard come with a processer or do i need to upgrade that along with the mobo. the sy-kt400 dragon platnium sounds nice and loaded,is it? but im a little confused if it comes with a processer and if not what kind should i buy to go with it and can my other hardware work with it?

A:new mobo?

the Shuttle AK32A Motherboard will let you use all your old stuff and it will let you upgrade to DDR memory later on(it has 2 sdram slots & two DDR slots- it's either or when used-not both.

You can get this mobo with an Atlon XP 1800 at Tigerdirect.com for $129.00

Since your graphics are integrated you'll need a new video card too.

I recommend the abit siluro mx440 64mb ddr @65.00 at googlegear.com. they also have less expensive video cards if you don't wat to spend too much.

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A little while ago, I had a MoBo blow up on me. Not exactly. But the only slot that i could hook up a video card to wouldn't post. So I bought a new one. At first, the whole system seemed slow. I figured out that somehow the fan wasn't working to what it should have. I replaced it as well and the processing issue went away. What stayed was the video still was slow and choppy. I've updated the Bios and the video driver and still doesn't seem to help. It seems like the card is running at about a quarter speed.

Vista 32 Home Basic
Wireless USB Mouse & Keyboard
OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2P10664GK
NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS

A:Low FPS on new MoBo

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I need to replace the MOBO/CPU in my emachines t3256. What is the best ATX AMD MOBO/CPU for around $150.00

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The comp wont boot up at all, though the (new) supply seems to be powering everything. On powerup there is no beep or video signal.

Is this the motherboard/bios...?

What do you think?

A:New Mobo?

Why are you repeating the same question in multiple threads?


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well this is sorta a repost from yesterday and i couldent figure what was wrong. people say try short fusing the mobo taking all parts out except the power suppluer and the speaker to check for beeps. but not beeps whatso ever. im hoping the mobo aint fried but it might be. can anyone help me out? suggestions what probs or what to do?

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Hi im new to this board my first post!!!


I just bought my new Soyo kt400 Dragon ultra (black edition) and a 333fsb athlon xp 2600+ My problem is that I cant get the computer to post when i set the cpu frequency to 166... i've tried it automaticaly Setting it to 166 in the bios, and doing all the settings manually (frequency, divide etc...) NOTHING WORKS!!! when i put the freq. at 166 nO POST i get one beep and then no picture :\ why!?

A:New mobo+cpu

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im trying to find a new decent mobo and i came across one that fits my budget. i am doing a whole pc rebuild so keep in mind i am getting more than this mother board.

im trying to decide between this msi mobo http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3391323

versus this asus mobo:http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3520077&CatId=2417

the msi mobo comes right away like i would like it to. but the asus board may take 1-3 weeks :\ please some assistance

A:Need some mobo help

I would go with the Asus board, just because of sheer experience with them .

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