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

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

Graphic card

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

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

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

A:Socket 939 Mobo or purchase a newer Mobo

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

any recommendations would be helpful....


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Any advice you can give would be great.

A:64 bit mobo vs dual processor mobo?

Any preferences between intel and AMD?

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

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

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I 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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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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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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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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I spent the best part os a day today taking an old pentium(ish) case, in pretty much AT form factor, and hacking it into an appropriate shape to take a full ATX mobo, with hardrives, power supply, and cd roms/rw's.

I did this to make use of the old hardware I have lying around, to try to make a 1ghz machine on the cheap, to replace a friends PII 350Mhz.

I know he hard drive was good, as was the RAM I used, through a selection of legacy graphics cards I know one of them was good (being the one I've put back into the rig I'm on now.), and I know the mouse and keyboard and power supply were good.

What I'm not sure about is the Asrock K7VT2 mobo (which worked on last use but has been handled a fair bit since), and the AMD Duron 1Ghz which was fine on last use, but has been rattleing around in a draw full of papers and associated stuff for the last 6 months.

On booting the machine, the CPU Fan spins, and you can hear the HDD spin up and read, but then all is quiet except for the CPU fan which continues to run. There is no Beep from the system speaker (though I don't know for sure that the system speaker is good, but it's a fair bet it is), and most importantly, the monitor is not switched on from standby at all. there's not a trace of graphics being produced from either the AGP or PCI slots (depending on card used)

I'm doing it on the cheap because I'm completely skint atm, and so I'm hoping with this thorough explan... Read more

A:Is it the CPU, or the mobo?

Hello Spike.

Probably the mobo is bad. My girlfriends system was exactly the same I.E hdd, fans, including the cpu fan all working as was the opticle drives,and video card, but no signal to the monitor. turned out to be a dead mobo also an Asrock K7S41GX.

Regards Howard

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I want to change the mobo on a PC that has a CHASNEXGEN-2 MAIN CHASSIS FRAME. would any mobo fit? Or am I limited to certain brands? thanks


A:will any mobo fit?

You're not limited to "brands", but you must use the same form factor. Atx and micro atx are the most common. If in doubt, a micro atx will fit in an atx case.
Though replacing a motherboard may mean you have to buy a new copy of windows.

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Ok I've been having a lot of problems with my old pc. I can't remember all of the specs either but I'll fill you in as best I can. I've even read a few of the problems that other people have had and nothing works.

I know that I have amd Athlon 2200+ on an Abit mobo.
512mb ram
128 Nvidea 5x00 video
1x 200gb Maxtor HD(the newest thing in pc about 4 months old)
1x 80gb WD HD
bad thing is I only have room for 1 case fan

windows xp

It started making a clicking noise from what sounded like the area where my two HD are and would then lock up for a few seconds. And then run fine for about 1-1.5 hours then do it again. I thought that it may have been the HD itself so I put in a good 80gb that I had. Everything worked fine for a few months and now its happening again only now it can't make it past the windows start up screen or if it does it goes it the screen that it checks the HD for errors at and freezes there.

So I pull the side off a few minutes ago and turn it on to watch my fans. All are working but that tiny fan on the mobo itself. Could this have been the problem? To me it doesn't seam likely but I'm not an ace at this but not a total noob either. All of the connections to every bit of removable add-ons were seated firmly. I'm lost now and don't have a clue as to what to do next. :dead:

Thank you all for any help that you may be able to give!

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A:Little fan on mobo

That's either a Northbridge or a Southbridge fan (unless it sits on top of your CPU).
You should immediately replace that, your PC's life is at stake!

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I'm building a computer right now for my apartment. It's got an ASUS A8V Deluxe Mobo, AMD Athlon 64 3000+ 939 Pin, 1.5GB Kingston PC3200 RAM, 200GB SATA HD, and so on.. All the parts are brand new, PSU is MGE Vigor 450 Watt. I am not sure if I didn't hook the speaker up right to it or not. But when I power it on there are no POST Beeps. Any ideas?

A:Mobo or PSU??

So what exactly happens, do any lights come on? Do the fans spin?

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Q: Mobo Id

I am trying to identify a M\B with the chipset (AGP PRO H.T. 82C598AT) I need the Bios string as well.

Thanks, Bob

A:Mobo Id

The are literally hundreds of motherboads out there using that chipset..
I think we need the BIOS string at least.
Usually you can find some identification printed on the PCB or on some sticker too.

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what is the best sli mobo?

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Will a 8x AGP graphics card work on a 4x motherboard???

A:8x GPU on 4x mobo

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Hi I've just built a new computer but it was using a 1.6 ghz p4 .but in a while i will want to up grade but do i go up to a 2.8 ghz (the fastest my mobo will support)or do i buy a new mother board and if so what socket (775 (i want an Intel in my opinion they work better)or what is the socket for the dual cores)


i have an intel petium 3 733mhz, 370 socket
512mb sdram(maxed out)
newton 200watt psu
nvidia tnt2 video card

this is an older pc but works good. i have a newer pc which i'm upgrading that uses pc 3200 ddr ram. has a geforce fx 5200 video card, pentium 4 2.6 processor etc.
i'm taking the fx5200 out of the pent 4 and putting it in the pent 3. my question is ,what would be a good upgrade mobo for the pentium 3 that i could grow with. i'm pretty deadended now with the sdram. i've got 512mb pc 3200 ddr ram i could use in a new mobo. any suggestions. my kids do all their gaming on the better pc but i want to pep this older one up some. i can't afford to do a whole lot right now.

A:New mobo and cpu

Newegg sells four m/bs with the supporting p/3 and sdram. they all so can take more ram than your older one. I don't know what kind of quality they are. http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduct.asp?submit=property&DEPA=0 :hotbounce

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I checked this site out from Chaintech and not sure which is the best CPU for my VNFA ULTRA Znith VE:


Does anyone know what would be the max and absolute best CPU for this mobo and how do I determine which is the best?

A:Best CPU for this Mobo?

Any ideas?

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hi there im new,im just wondering,ive got a new mobo and cpu coming,is there anyway of installing them without losing everything on my hard drive,cos apperently thats gunna happen.also please someone tell me the steps i need to take to install it safely because im not sure where to begin,ive been told back up all files and have drivers on disc and os on disc.
any help massivley appreciatted

A:new mobo and cpu

read this post entirely


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Q: mobo

I am trying to get an upgrade for a mobo. I don`t have windows installed. I`m trying to find a manufacturer name and model no. by physically checking the board. What i see is intel pcichip set and cirrus logic. How do i know what the actual manufacturer and model no. are?


Look around the memory slots, a lot of manufacturer's put the info there

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I recently attempted my first build, using the following components.

Asus M2N-SLI Motherboard
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ Processor (AM2)
PNY 8600GT PCI-Express 512MB Graphics Card
OCZ Gold XTC 1024MB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz Memory (2 of them)
XION Simple Power 630W ATX Power Supply

The HD and DVD-ROM are from another computer and work fine on that computer.

When I hook everything up and flip the switch on the PSU, the motherboard's LED comes on, and so do all the fans. However, there are no beeps, and the monitor doesn't display anything, and the keyboard doesn't light up (USB keyboard). The optical USB mouse has power to it, though, because the light in it is on while the motherboard is 'booted'.

I take the lack of beeps to mean that the POST isn't running. I've tried booting with and without the HD and DVD-ROM, but to no avail. Is my motherboard bad, perhaps, or the CPU? I ordered through TigerDirect, so if I could figure out what part(s) are bad before I send anything back, I'd like to do so in order to avoid sending back a perfectly working part.

A:Bad mobo or cpu?

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I am thinking of building my own computer, i know the basics of where all the plugs go, but i have no idea what motherboard i should get

What Im Getting

Thermaltake Soprano DX

GeForce 8800 (PCI-E x16)
(Dont think im ever gonna use SLI)

Intel Core 2 Duo E6750

1 or 2 GiGs of RAM

Mabey a Sound Card (PCI Slot)

So the Question is What motherboard should i get to fit all this???

Thanks, Ryan

A:What Mobo to get?

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hey guys i need help.....i have a old old socket 7 motherboard and i need some drivers....i looked on the manufacturer website (www.amptron.com) and they only had the bios update for the Pm8600 rev 2.2 but no drivers so if anyone can find them or if they have the drivers i would greatly appreciate the help....or if you know how to install the board to win95 or 98se i would also greatly appreciate the help......

A:Old Mobo Help

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

I take it we`re are talking about your mobo in your system specs that you decribe as a piece of c**p.

If so then maybe your better off going to the Soyo website.


Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

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Q: My MoBo

Is there a way to tell just by looking, what kind of cpu my mobo can handle? When I left for Iraq 1.24 ghz was a decent number, now I can't even get the computer to delete some pictures on the desktop.

A:My MoBo

If you don't know what motherboard you have go here; http://www.gtopala.com/siw-download.html

and download SIW 1.68. This is an executable that doesn't have to be installed on your machine. Just download it to the desktop and launch the application. After the application launches click on Motherboard in the left pane, and when the right hand side pane opens see what information it gives you for the board. Post the Motherboard Information.

If you want to delete SIW 1.68 just right click on the desktop icon and delete it. You may want to keep it since it is handy for finding information for your machine.

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My motherboard manual says that i need an ATX12v psu and i need a new psu for the new video card (geforce6600gt) but newegg has got a 480watt psu for $16 but its only atx so whats the difference??

the both have the 4 pin thing for intel chips
and do i really need atx12v or can i have just atx?

A:mobo psu needs

ATX12v has an extra 4 way plug on it. If you are good with soldering then you can add the extra plug, I have on my PSU. All it is is 2 yellow cables (12v) and 2 blacks (0v).

Hope that helps. Rik.

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I just received all the parts to build my new computer and i set it all up, even using the manuals (thats a first) and i was so excited then when i turned it on one of the cells exploded and shot a flame at me, from my motherboard, i sent it back to zipzoomfly and they told me that they wont except it b/c it has physical damage and their return policy doesnt cover that. So what could i of done to cause my mobo to fry like that?

A:how'd i fry my mobo?

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My MObo according to a system utiity is a A78NX-LA by ASUSTeK Computer Inc .

Now i cant find anything on the ASUSTeK site on that exact model. they have the A78NX-X and a couple of other A78NX, but none fit my exact specs.
Anyone either have one, or know where i can find things like bios updates and other tools for it?

A:Anyone know of my mobo?

Can't help you there... This is ASUS's worse thing in their NForce2 line... its hard to locate your mobo...

BUT ASUS makes boards for OEM PC manufactures which do not match their retail/standard boards.

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I am looking at a motherboard on newegg ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ... motherboard so he can have his own computer?

A:Do mobo have to use the indicated ram

You can use PC 2100, 2700 and 3200. The motherboard will automatically select the right speed.

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A computer I built for my mother a little over six months ago, asus PS400-MX mobo, 2.8 prescott, radeon 9800 pro, antec 350W fanless power supply, 80g hd, and run of the mill cd writer and cd rom. Two days ago she went to turn it on and only the fans came on, no display on the monitor and she had to unplug the power cord to get it to shut off. Now I have the PC at my apartment and I disconnected everthing from the mobo except the video card, reset the cmos and I still get the same thing. I even took my working 2.4 pentium out of my desktop and put it in the other mobo, same thing. And since I was at it I took the Prescott out of hers and put it in mine, the same thing happened in my desktop but this time I could shut it off by holding the powerswitch for about 5 seconds. Now I am just guessing but it seems to me that the mobo and the cpu are shot , but I am not sure that I am leaving any tests out. Do I have to do anything before/after I switched the cpus between motherboards other than resetting the cmos? I'm pretty sure I am going to have to order something new but I don't want to order both a cpu and mobo if only one of them is bad, any help would be greatly apprectiated.

A:How Can I tell if my mobo is bad or if its my pcu?

Same thing happened here, i have sent mine to a professional repairing dude. I will post once he finds out whats wrong.
Alot of people seem to have this problem

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oh i'm so dumb. i got the wrong mobo. i bought it online for my PIII 933mhz cpu, and it fits, but it's NLX. i didn't pay much attention. (OBVIOUSLY!) well, now i have to get a new case, but what the heck are these type of mobos used for?


HI All, a site newbie here and I need your help to confirm my thinking

I have an Asrock Alive4g dvi mobo, duo core amd processor and 2x1gb sticks of PNY Ram. When I start up the pc, I get a beep code of memory refresh error and at the bottom of the screen
I have tried to use just 1 stick of ram in each slot(trying with both sticks). I have reset the bios, new cmos battery and the ram is stable in another pc. I have used the safe default settings and also run it without anything attached.
Am I right in thinking that it is the mobo that's faulty?

A:Mobo or RAM?

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