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Q: Gigabyte motherboard won't boot

Hi, we've moved house recently and the movers seem to have knocked something in one of my PCs and it just refuses to turn on now.

After the move and plugging it in, it emitted long beeps with pauses, which according to the Gigabyte motherboard, means bad RAM. I swapped the RAM and it still didn't work. I unplugged everything, leaving only the RAM and video card plugged in and it powered on the fans and hard drive, but I still got the beeps.

I then removed the RAM and still got the beeps. Changed to a different slot and still got beeps. I tried a different power supply and still got beeps.

OK, so I swapped the motherboard for another one I had lying around that is *supposed* to be working. Now after I power this one on, I get NO beeps at all! This is with the RAM only, this new motherboard has onboard video.

I have tried swapping the CPUs as well. I bought a second hand AM2 processor. Other things:

- no numlock lights on a keyboard if plugged in
- I tried plugging in an enclosure open detection plug and still nothing!

AFAIK, I have plugged in the motherboard header connectors properly. Are they supposed to go in only one way? It seems that no matter which direction I try them in, the power still comes on? I tried the speaker plug in different directions as well, but still got no sound. Do I HAVE to plug in a set of speakers with this motherboard?

I have tried clearing the CMOS by removing the battery for about a minute and putting it back in, still nothing.

Also, I have an ATX power supply with one of those detachable 24-pin type things?? I can choose to plug it in on the motherboard, or not plug it in? Should I plug it in? I'm not talking about the separate 12V 4-pin plug thingy.

Just for reference, the motherboards are:

They are both GA-M55-S3, but one is 'plus' I think and one is not, I'm not sure.

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A: Gigabyte motherboard won't boot

ok, your psu seems to be the only thing you haven't swapped out.
the 24-pin thing is the main connector that supplies power to your mobo so it DEFINITELY IS NEEDED. However your mobo may only have a 20-pin port, so assuming your psu has a 20-pin and a 4-pin attachment to give you the 24-pin option (for newer boards) then you should connect it.
The knock could well have damaged the ram slots though.

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UPDATE: I solve the problem. The problem was that the motherboard had some glitches and I just bought the same motherboard and it fix the problem. Thanks alot for the informations on trying to figure out whats the problem with my computer.

I have a

Gigabyte GA-M55SLI-S4 NVIDIA® nForce? 4 SLI
Socket AM2 ATX Motherboard

I always leave my Pc on all night and day and now just 3 days ago, when I left my Pc alone, doing nothing and go play my PS3 and came back, the screen was off while the PC is still on. When I go and try to move the mouse so the screen video could come up, it doesn't do nothing. When I try rebooting the computer, it have no boot and no video.

Leave my PC on all night and day and reboot my Pc was fine day by day. But I shut it off from time to time,hen I not using it to go somewhere.

Does anyone know whats the problem? Did I destroy my CPU or motherboard. I checked my CPU and it look like there is no problem with it. When I disconnect the power cable for my video card, I don't hear no beeping sound ( it suppose to beep ). Also taking off the ram and boot my pc again, still no beep sound.

The video card is ok because I put my 7900 GTX in my brother computer it show video. Is there something when the video card is always sitting on that one thing that say Gigabyte heat sink stuff. Don't it heat that thing up and mess up the motherboard? I also tried to reset the CMOS to default. I still doesn't boot up. So doesn'... Read more

A:Having a problem making my pc boot up with Gigabyte motherboard

Hello and welcome to Techspot!

I'd say the prime suspect is your power supply. What make is it, and how many watts?

Can you test that PSU in another system (or test another PSU in your system)?

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The symptom:
All fans (case and CPU) will start spinning at power-on, CPU fan will spin at high-speed and then slow down over a period of about 3 seconds, system will not beep, displays nothing on screen, will not POST, enter BIOS or boot. Pressing the reset button does nothing. I have to hold the (case) power button down for 5 seconds to power-off or use the switch on back of PSU. If the case power button button, the system will sometimes restart by itself.

Gigabyte H85M-HD3
Intel Haswell I5-4440 CPU (box)
Kingston 8Gb DDR1600 + Kingston 4Gb DDR1600
Gigabyte Green Power 550W PSU
Cooler Master K380 ATX Mid Tower

I bought a new motherboard, only to find that that did not fix the problem. I replaced the 4G RAM with an 8G DIMM, which also did not resolve the symptom. I've since noticed that unplugging 8-pin CPU power connector to the motherboard, letting it stand for a few minutes and then plugging it back in and powering-on will result in the PC booting normally once, with all subsequent starts failing again with the same symptom.

Is there a way to easily troubleshoot the PSU and CPU to isolate the problem ?

Another topic describing the exact same problem here - about 4 years old now, no solution:

A:Gigabyte Motherboard no-boot/no-POST intermittent issue

"I've since noticed that unplugging 8-pin CPU power connector to the motherboard, letting it stand for a few minutes and then plugging it back in and powering-on will result in the PC booting normally once"... This could be a power supply problem. Do you have another one to try

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Hi, I offered my friend a hand to solve this strange problem with his serial ata port. It seems one of the Sata wont work properly, the hard drive has windows 8.1, with uefi bios available. The point is, after switching sata ports it boots from dvd by default, can I set to boot from hdd first,
? I tried a lot of times to set boot option #1 hdd
Boot option #2 to disabled but the system still boots from dvd, the next time I enter the bios appears by default dvd drive
I went to cd dvd boot option and set It to disable the drive
Then I went to hdd and set to default the hdd
I even disconnected and booted without the drive dvd
But there is not any changes. If I insert a boot capable disc into the drive, it boots from the dvd drive.
Thanks in advance for any help.

A:Hello, gigabyte motherboard after switching Sata cable would boot from dvd drive

Is the time and date correct?
This could be caused by one of these.
A connection problem between the motherboard and the hdd.
A problem with the operating system, like a problem with the MBR.  But you should receive an error message like boot device not found, or hdd not recognized.
A problem with the hdd.

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hey guys, does anyone if there are any other drivers for this board? i'm looking at this page after selecting 'driver' and 'win7 64 bit'. http://gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3166&dl=1#dl i only see 'audio', 'chipset' 'LAN' and 'RAID'. on the other boards i've seen, the driver software was much more comprehensive and contained several different pieces of software.

what's the main driver i need to install after installing win7 for the motherboard? just wondering if i'm missing something and need to install something else for the 'main features'? or are there main features found in the BIOS before win7 boots up? how does win7 recognise the board btw? does the board have drivers built in already? how can winxp recognise mboards that have been made very recently?

thanks guys

A:Gigabyte motherboard: P55M-UD4 some questions on motherboard software

Those are all the drivers you need, and really all any motherboard needs to work. You also have some Utilities under the drop down menu of "Download Type" but these are optional tweaking and similar utilities not required for proper operation of the system. Any version of Windows will have limited driver support, enough to install and run until the correct drivers are installed, or for a SATA or RAID controller under Windows XP drivers are loaded via the F6 prompt during the initial stages of the XP install to allow it to detect the hard drive. There are no drivers built into the hardware itself.

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trying to put my 40 gig quantum fireball plus hard drive onto another computer that currently has a 15 gig HD, but for some reason it will not boot up gets stuck. The 40 gig has an operating system and many files and I did not want to format. The motherboard specs are: Gigabyte ga5-ax bios v.4.51, I am thinking that the motherboard will not support the larger hd and I probably need to flash the bios, What do you think? does anyone know if the motherboard supports the hd, cannot find it on their website.

A:40 gig HD on Gigabyte GA5-ax motherboard????

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Hi everybody :
I have a Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H Motherboard. Right now, due to my NVidia GT730 card dying, I'm using onboard video. My question is in reference to finding out how much video memory I have (onboard). In the manual it states (for BIOS settings) : INTERNAL GRAPHICS MEMORY SIZE : "Allows you to set the onboard graphics memory size. Options are : 32M, -1023M (Default 64M)
Then blow that : "DVMT TOTAL MEMORY SIZE. Allows you to allocate the DVMT memory size of the onboard graphics. Options are 128M, 256M, MAX (Default MAX). Normally, I "don't mess with the BIOS", due to obvious reasons. But, how do these setting effect the System, in general ? And, where, in the BIOS, would I find these settings ? Thanks..............garystan

A:Gigabyte Motherboard

We need more information on your computer, besides the fact it has a Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H motherboard, so do the following in it:

Download and save the TSG System Information Utility (SysInfo.exe) to the desktop.
After it's been downloaded and saved, double-click it to run it.
Information about your computer will appear.
Return here to your thread, then copy-and-paste the ENTIRE text here.


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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , 64 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1055T Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 10 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 6
RAM: 8189 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 1430596 MB, Free - 1334064 MB; J: Total - 476937 MB, Free - 128318 MB; K: Total - 1907695 MB, Free - 1810398 MB;
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., GA-870A-UD3, x.x,
Antivirus: BullGuard Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

My PC specs are as above.

I have a CD/DVD drive with the Lightscribe facility which I can't get to work. I've been in touch with Lightscribe and their forum and they say it could be a problem with the mobo settings. Here is a copy of their last posting :
In your particular case your Samsung Lightscribe drive requires AHCI to be enabled on the SATA port the drive is connected to. Apparently Gigabyte motherboards do not have AHCI enabled by default. Ask your tech to walk you through/perform the process and verify changing the setting doesn't adversely affect any of his configuration. It involves editing the registry in Windows 7. (The value data entry is numeric 0 ) I think your motherboard may also support individual or bank SATA port mode configuration in the BIOS settings so the method is best left to your tech. I also was talking to Samsung tech support and he thinks as well that that is your underlying problem at this point.....

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a custom built machine that i'm working on apprenlty has an onboard sound card, its not meant to be fancy or nothing but the sound is not working but the box definitly says there should be sound but all i get is a beep coming from the MB. how do i found out what motherboard i have so that i can download the appropriate driver to run the sounds bit of the mb. i'm running on XP
PS the disk i have appaers th have the incorrect driver none of them seem to be compatible with XP and certainly do not make the sound work.

A:gigabyte motherboard

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I am thinking about getting this AMD CPU & GigaByte MB from NewEgg:

Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, Digital Cameras and more!

ModelBrandAMDSeriesPhenom II X4ModelHDZ940XCGIBOXCPU Socket TypeCPU Socket TypeSocket AM2+Tech SpecCoreDenebMulti-CoreQuad-CoreNamePhenom II X4 940Operating Frequency3.0GHzHyper Transports3600MHzL1 Cache4 x 128KBL2 Cache4 x 512KBL3 Cache6MBManufacturing Tech45 nmVoltage0.875-1.5VThermal Power125WManufacturer WarrantyParts3 years limitedLabor3 years limited

ModelBrandGIGABYTEModelGA-MA790GP-UD4HSupported CPUCPU Socket TypeAM2+/AM2CPU TypePhenom FX / Phenom / Athlon 64 FX / Athlon 64 X2FSB2600MHz Hyper Transport (5200 MT/s)ChipsetsNorth BridgeAMD 790GXSouth BridgeAMD SB750MemoryNumber of Memory Slots4?240pinMemory StandardDDR2 1200 / 1066 / 800
(Whether 1200 MHz memory speed is supported depends on the CPU being used)Maximum Memory Supported16GBChannel SupportedDual ChannelExpansion SlotsPCI Express 2.0 x161 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16 (PCIEX16_1)
1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x8 (PCIEX8_1)PCI Express x13PCI Slots2Storage DevicesPATA1 x ATA100 2 Dev. MaxSATA 3Gb/s6SATA RAID0/1/5/10/JBODOnboard VideoOnboard Video ChipsetATI Radeon HD3300 graphics built-in 128MB DDR3 1333MHz SidePort MemoryOnboard AudioAudio ChipsetRealtek ALC889AAudio Channels8 ChannelsOnboard LANLAN ChipsetRealtek 8111CMax LAN Speed10/100/1000MbpsRear Panel PortsPS/22Video PortsD-Sub + DVIHDMI1 x HDMIUSB4 x USB 2.0IEEE 13941 x I... Read more

A:Best AMD CPU & GigaByte Motherboard

This motherboard look pretty good.

MSI K9N2 Diamond - Review Tom's Hardware : NFORCE 780a SLI Motherboard Comparison

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ok, so i was planning on putting another ide hdd in my homebuilt computer, for more storage. i plug it in and start up and BAM it doesnt start. the fans come on and the hdd starts whirring, but no vga signal. The funny thing is that the power light keeps flickering like mad. ive tried everything. takeing everything out, putting it back in. Only trying to boot up with ram and cpu and mobo, but nothing. ive looked on google many times for this problem, but could not find anything.
cpu: 64 athlon 2800
ram: 1 gig ocz
psu: generic 250 watt

A:Gigabyte Motherboard not working

A few things to consider

when you are adding a second hard drive to the comp you have to tell the computer which is the primary and which is the slave. Its a lot more than hooking another one up and "let 'er rip" situation.

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I've just built a system using a gigabyte GA-K8NSC-939 motherboard & an AMD X2 3000+ chip (socket 939)

when i turn it on, there are no lights or LED's on the motherboard, & the the CPU- & chassis- fans just spin periodically

ie:- they both spin for a second, then cut out, spin for a second, then cut out (& so on)

i've swapped PSU's three times. 2 of the times using firstly a 700W thermaltake PSU that powers a much bigger Athlon X2 6000+ system, & also a brand new OCZ 600W stealthstream

(both of which produce the same stop-start-fan-spinning behaviour)

i've swapped the RAM for another stick of DDR that works in another system

i've done the jumpers on the CMOS

so all i can think is, it's either the CPU or the motherboard

not knowing whether the GA-K8NSC-939 motherboard is supposed to illuminate in some way to indicate its getting power from the PSU, i can't pinpoint the dud component

any help much appreciated

A:dead gigabyte motherboard?

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ASUS P6T-SE or the G-B EX58-UD3R motherboard

A:Asus or Gigabyte motherboard

there both great boards the udr3 is crossfire and sli compatible with a bios update i recommend them both but im partial to gigabyte then asus

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Hi people :
I was looking at the Gigabyte z370 Motherboard for possible upgrade. It is an Intel LGA 1151. The motherboard is in the 300-series. I'm having a problem finding the proper RAM chips for this motherboard. Most of the RAM chips are for the Z170 Motherboards. Is this an older Motherboard ??? Thanks.....garystan

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I just got a new Gigabyte motherboard (GA-P35-DS3L). I don't think I have the right components for overclocking but I was wondering, in the BIOS under the MB Intelligent Tweak it gives you three options to enhance your system's performance, Standard, Turbo, and Extreme. Will I be fine if I set it to the Extreme option which lets the system operate at its best performance or would that overwork the machine.

I have:
Intel Pentium 4 CPU 2.8GHz
NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT
2G of Corsair DDR2 XMS2

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OK I guess I am a dummy. I have built several computers, but none with a Gigabyte Motherboard. I would appreciate anyone helping me install the drivers for this MB. It seems that one has to install the drivers for each slot and the card that goes in it, and this is a revision 3 board board which Gigabyte took the LPT printer port off of and I installed a PCI printer port but can not get to work and my sound card will not work.

Help Nick

A:Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3R P35 Motherboard

Is this it:
Umm took about 2 secs to search

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For anyone who likes to troubleshoot mainboards, here is a good one. I have spent days trying to resolve the problem, and have more or less succeeded. However, there are still some issues pending (see the last paragraph). Note that my brother gave me this board because it had become unstable, and during my tests, it was apparent. My plan is to put the board into my secondary desktop system.

Ostensibly, the board dislikes Windows XP (on a NTFS partitioned drive), however loves Windows 98/Me (on a FAT32 partition) during the early testing phase. There were no problems, no instability at all when I connected a drive running Win 98 or Win Me to the board. Of course, the chipset was not even designed for the old O.S’s.

MAINBOARD - Gigabyte GA-K8NS Rev 2.0, AMD Socket 754, nVidia Chipset (circa 2005)

The following is a list of actions taken:

Because the Gigabyte board had several domed top (one leaking) capacitors (3300uf/6.3v), it was assumed to be the cause of the instability problem. So with a solder tool in hand, I went to work and
replaced all of the defective ones. The surgery was successful in a sense that the board remained fully functional. But the same problem that existed before, still existed afterwards.

Used 4 different DDR PC3200 memory modules of different sizes in different slots - all had passed the MemTest86 test.

Flashed the BIOS chip to the latest 21a version (10-2008).

Tweaked the BIOS settings many times.

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A:Perplexing Gigabyte Motherboard

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The Gigabyte GA-7ZX (Rev 5.0) motherboard compatible with Windows Vista

A:Gigabyte motherboard question

After a quick check, I would say no. It doesn't look like it supports 64-bit processors... You could always try Vista though

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hi i have a packard bell i connect 1275 pc it has a gigabyte ga -6wmm7 motherboard the computer was running fine last week and now when booted no beep no post screen fan spins hard drives spin the motherboard light comes on ive reseted the ram ive left batt out 24hrs and nothing any suggerstions? thanks
and also as this problem is doing my head in could i get another motherboard and fit it into my pc tower and keep power supply?


I would disconnect/reconnect the mobo power cable...seeing if it may just be a loose wire (please do that with the system OFF and unplugged...we would like to see you post back here...). Otherwise, have you had any power surges in your neighborhood recently? Do you keep the system on 24/7?

Packard Bell, when it was here in the States, was very propietary as far as their case designs. Not sure whether an off-the-shelf motherboard will fit into their cases. That power supply might be questionable also. You can contact PB Europe here and ask them before spending your hard-earned cash.

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[sorry for formatting I'm on my phone]
When I try and boot up my computer it gets stuck at text that reads verifying DMI pool data and I get an error code FF on my motherboard. I tried making sure all the connections we're tight and they are. I also tried pressing the clear CMOS button and taking the CMOS battery out for 5min and putting it back in. Nothing has worked yet.

A:Gigabyte motherboard FF error

Reseat memory
Disconnect hard drive try to boot up
Disconnect any usb devices

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hi, I have a gigabyte GA-8IDLM 845 AGPset motherboard which runs happily on a 1.7 cpu but I bought a 2.8 intel cpu and it boots up no problem but then freezes up after 1 or 2 mins. The user manual says board supports intel pent4 cpu's but does not say how manty mhz it will support.
Would it boot up if it was the wrong cpu or have I got another problem?

gigabyte motherboard
2.8ghz Intel cpu
2 166 pin dimm PC 100 ( two 128 sticks not enough but will get more)


A:gigabyte motherboard freezes

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Anyone else having fun with these?
I have just finished building 6 new machines based on this board and 4 of them have failed to accept the drivers for the sound card. In each case the device manager shows a PCI device with no driver and the sound card is missing.
2 of the 6 boards are OK.
They have all be built by me and are otherwise all the same.
I have downloaded the latest drivers from the web site but this did not fix the problem.

A:Gigabyte GA-945GCM-S2L motherboard

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Hey everyone,

I've tried everything I can possibly think of to fix the Gigabyte GA-7VTXE+ motherboard. What happens when you turn it on is that the processor fan flickers and then doesn't do anything. The light on the motherboard itself turns on but I get no activity from any other part. I've tried replacing the power supply with the new 420w power supplies with nothing else connected inside the machine. I get the same result. I also have tried to take the battery out of the machine over night and came back, and I put a new battery in it along with trying the old one and it still does the same thing. I'm up for any suggestions on what I can do with this. We have had more than 50 computers go down with this type of problem and the company that supplied us with the machines are screwing us on the warrenty. The manufacturying warrenty ran out a long time ago. Are all these motherboards faulty?

In need of any help,

A:Gigabyte Motherboard Issue

Are they overheating cpu's
you don't say if the fan comes back on
does the board at least boot to bios
If the answer is yes to first one
If you have a spot for another fan to plug into try that get it running so you can get to bios
I tried to get manual from gigabite site no go there
so I can't say if there is a bios option for fan controll
next check to see if this dealer stuck some bad program on machine that is shutting down the fan settings may be goofy

Good Luck

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 630 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 5 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 4094 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 5700 Series, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 464 GB (386 GB Free);
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., GA-MA74GM-S2
Antivirus: Avast Antivirus, Enabled and Updated

The manual talks about enableing Dual Channel memory mode but doesn't say HOW to enable it. What do I do to enable Dual Channel memory mode?

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I recently bought two PCs to set up a DIY VHS to DVD conversion shop and have spent hours falling over obstacles.

Shopping list:
Gigabyte GA-7N400 Pro2, dual channel RAM,
1GB DDR400 memory, Twinmos
AMD Athlon XP 3000
40GB Seagate 7200rpm HD for OS
2x200 GB SATA Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm HD, one for recording onto and one for writing to.
Radeon 9600 video card
Prolink PlayTV TV card
BENQ Dual DVD writer.

First problem was that WIN XP Home SP2 wouldn't load completely. It couldn't read/copy files. This was solved by putting the DVD drive and the HD in another PC and the OS loaded perfectly. So, nothing wrong with DVD drive nor HD.

Running ULead VideoSTudio8 keeps falling over during the conversion of video or Video/Audio multiplexing. I have loaded the latest BIOS from gigabyte and loaded an updated burn engine for Ulead and it has produced two runs without falling over. Maybe problem has gone, but I am running another job tonight.

These problems happen to both new machines which are identical.

Have I got TWO dud somethings or have I missed a setting?

My nest step is to try out my ASUS motherboard from my earlier PC in one of the new ones but this is now getting to "brute force" method.

Any suggestions out there?

A:GigaByte motherboard - have I got 2 duds?

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does anyone know how do i run two vga monitors from this motherboard? (Gigabyte GA-MA69GM-S2H Mobo (onboard GPU - ATI Radeon X1250))

Can i run one vga monitor directly from the onboard VGA port as normal, and simultaeously run the the other vga monitor by plugging it into the onboard DVI port? (via a dvi-vga adapter)

If no to the above, how do i do it?!!

do i have to install an extra graphics card to get the second monitor working?

i cannot enable the surroundview feature in the BIOS, which apparently has something to do with dual monitor support.

I want to be able to use photoshop over two monitors for this setup, or just surf the net on one monitor and do work on word etc from the other.

I am trying to connect one CRT vga monitor and one TFT vga monitor to the integrated chip on the motherboard

I have the ati castalyst control centre software installed. the graphics are onboard. It just can't seem to see the second monitor. i think it could be because the 2nd monitor i am trying to attach is actually a vga monitor, but I am trying to connect it through a DVI to VGA adapter.

It's almost like the 2nd monitor is forced to turn itself off by being plugged into this adapter - when I unplug it from the adapter, it comes onto standby and the green light is on.

potential voltage issue here you think?

I have tried the detect settings in the catalyst software but its not visible.

I did think about buying a VGA splittler cable, try that and forget the DVI port alt... Read more

A:possible to run 2 monitors from a Gigabyte Motherboard?...

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I would like to know if there are any issues that may make my system unstable if I use the current upgrade to put SP3 on my system .
System Specs:
Gigabyte S series motherboard GA-MA69VM-82
AMD Anthlon 64 X2 Processor
Core processor 4000+
2.1 ghz ,896 mb ram
DDR 2 memory
Sata ST3320620AS Harddrive

I have tried to look it up but get conflicting reports or I just don't understand them enough to make and informed decision .

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My Gigabyte K8NS Pro motherboard (Athlon 64) is totally unresponsive. First, after I had swapped the graphics card to another computer and back again, I got a long beep followed by two or three shorter beeps (sounded more like a stutter) and a completely black screen. I tried disconnecting and reconnecting various items and even completely disassembled, cleaned and reassembled the computer. Now, nothing happens at all when I try to power up. Not even a mobo led lights up, nor does any fan start up even a bit. I crossconnected the power supply and power switch with the other older computer and starting that one up with this computer's power supply worked, so the power is ok (the other way around didn't work, of course, although I should add that the other one is an older ATX with just one 20-pin connector, while this 2 yr old computer has both a 20-pin and a 4-pin 12V connector). I also tried resetting the bios by removing the battery for a few minutes, but to no avail. I can't remember exactly, but I believe the total unresponsiveness came after I tried to boot without the (1 GB) ram installed, but I don't believe that could cause any permanent damage. Any thoughts?

A:dead gigabyte motherboard

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So I have a gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 (rev. 5.0) and basically in the bios utility I click update bios from Gigabyte Server and there comes up my model name and then an option of "AMD 760G, award bios, VER.FA" and really i just wanted to know if this is an update for my bios because naturally I do not want to mess up my computer.

So yeah any help would be appreciated.

A:Gigabyte Motherboard Update Help

Download and run Speccy as linked in my signature, click on the Motherboard on the left hand side then expand the BIOS section. That will give you your current BIOS version, unfortunately I'm having trouble getting on the Gigabyte website to check the most revision recent available. Is there any specific reason you're contemplating updating your BIOS? If all's working well I'd just leave it as is.

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have a gigabyte Ga-ma78gm-us2h mobo with amd 7850 processor. suddenly stopped! Now occasionally it will run normally for a short while, but most times it will not POST....no beeps ....just power on. Tried swapping power supplies but made no difference. Any ideas what to try next?

A:Gigabyte motherboard stops working

Try to boot it with minimum hardware, i.e. one RAM module, use onboard display and see whether system POST normally as it should or not.

Also, clean your system using air canister to get rid of any dust etc.

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I have just re-installed an old PC with Windows Vista. Was running Linux.

I have not been able to find the driver for the 2nd HDD controller on my Gigabyte motherboard.

The main controller is working (3 SATA drives attached) but the motherboard has an onboard PATA driver with RAID1 or 0. I have two drives attached to that (no RAID) but unable to find the correct driver.

I believe the motherboard is a Gigabyte GA-8I915P-MF. However, the driver from that page says my computer does not meet the minimum requirements.

Any advice on narrowing down the search for these drivers please?


A:Motherboard Drivers - Gigabyte/Vista

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Bought a GA-71XE w/ an AMD Thunderbird 800MHz CPU and 128MB PC 133 PC 100 RAM. New ATX powersupply. I can not get any drive to boot. Neither the floppy nor the internal Hard Drive seem to respond correctly. What am I doing wrong?

All I get is [Searching for Boot Record From Floppy...Not Found] and [Searching for Boot Record From IDE-0...OK] then, [invalid system disk].

To the best of my ability, I have checked & re-checked all the BIOS settings and board jumpers to no avail. Nothing I've done seems to make a difference. Have tried a variety of "known to be good boot floppies".

The HDs, CD-ROMs and Floppy were fine in my old PC but I can't seem to get them to work.

Please respond ASAP. I'm desperate!!!

Thanks in Advance

A:Gigabyte GA-71XE Motherboard woes

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Deciding whether to get new PC or put new hard drive in my PC - posted previously on problems- hard drive has crashed.
The guy who came to help me said to get more RAM - new hard drives and he would repair windows
Went to purchase RAM and showed the man my manual for my Gigabyte Ultra Durable TM3 MB GA-P55 -UD3P
Under Memory it says - 4 x 1.5DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 16GB of system memory
This guy said - it will not take anymore than the 4gb of RAM that I already have installed - I could put more in but it would be not be available?
I found his accent difficult to understand.

I do not understand this if it says 16gb why can I not have 16gb?
I am basing my decision on whether to get a new PC on this as if I cannot increase to more than 4gb of RAM then its maybe time to update.
Very confused. Thanks for advising me.

A:Advice on RAM size for Gigabyte motherboard

From Crucial site: http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/compat...e/ga-p55a-ud3p

Looks like 16GB capable, have to expand the tab on the memory list. Can run the Scan Your System button also: Crucial.com - Crucial System Scanner

PS: Do you have 32 or 64 bit Windows installed? Memory is limited on 32 bit systems. Memory Limits for Windows and Windows Server Releases (Windows)

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I've been having some computer problems awhile back, my computer would randomly shut off, and then it refused to turn on. It wasn't a processor nor power supply problem as my brother tried my processor on his computer and it worked, and his power supply on my computer and nothing happened. So, I bought a new motherboard the other day, as stated before a Gigabye 865PE. I installed it correctly, nothing is missing or in the wrong slot, yet when I turn on the power.. it shuts off at a random time during the booting sequence. Sometimes it will not give me a single beep, sometimes it'll beep once. It turns off during the memory check sequence, sometimes during the harddrive scanning, and sometimes right before Windows would normally load up. It refuses to stay on for more than 20 seconds, and there's absolutely no pattern in when it shuts off. Again, my power supply and processor and memory all work fine, and i've reseated the memory to all slots and tested it on another computer. The motherboard is brand new, unopened, I highly doubt that I bought two defunct motherboards in a row... any solutions?

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I was having an issue with Windows 10 and it was strange repetitions of the BSD very randomly. The last time it made the error it turned into a very annoying nightmare. Windows 10 has ways to spot the errors, and I looked for the crash messages in the Administrative Tools. It yielded memory errors. I remembered that I purchased a new set of 16Gb DDR3 ram chips and I thought the chips were defective. Interchanged the chips and all was of no avail. SUDDENLY, I went to Gigabyte's web site and the solution was very easy, the BIOS must had to be updated for Windows 10, if not, the motherboard would work erratically. So, I installed the BIOS through a software they have for Windows and the problem disappeared. I know that many of us could have the same problem. The first time that I tried to install Windows 10 my computer hanged - it was the pre-official version. This is my first time here but I had been 20 years assembling and repairing my computers. If you are benefited by this thread, please tell it here... thanks for the Tech Support Guy for giving us this opportunity to express about our computers.

A:Windows 10 and Gigabyte Z87-D3HP motherboard

So, I installed the BIOS through a software they have for WindowsClick to expand...

Windows based bios updaters often cause problems. A much better method for a gigabyte board is to use Qflash which is built into the bios. This removes windows from the task; it is the only way I update a gigabyte board.
With the gigabyte dual bios setup, it is not that big of a deal. If you had gotten a bsod while updating the bios, when you restarted, the backup bios would take over. It is a big deal when updating on other boards ie asus, asrock, etc without the dual bios.

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The Gigabyte S-series GA-945GCM-S2L/S2C says it can hold x2 1.8v DDR2 Dimm sockets supporting 2gb system memory, but im confused as does that mean each slot can hold 2gb of ram (a total of 4gb) or does it mean i can only have a total of 2gb. Any help is much appreciated thanks.

A:Motherboard Gigabyte GA-945GCM-S2L/S2C Confusion

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I ordered a computer with ibuypower.com and they didn't even send me any driver installation CDs, the speakers I bought with the PC, and an SLI bridge to connect two SLI video cards, which is supposed to come with the motherboard, right?
I called them up and told them to send me those things and I got an Asus SLI bridge in the mail. I have a gigabyte manufactured motherboard. Would the two be compatible?

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My computer won't boot as of today. My motherboard clicks continuously when I turn the power on - it also flashes 4 green lights and 2 red ones. This doesn't seem to stop or have any pauses. Anyone know what this error code means? I am currently searching for them online but haven't had any luck.

A:Gigabyte Motherboard error codes?

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...And if this motherboard can be overclocked can someone please explain to me how. My BIOS screen options are not showing anything useful.

A:Can a Gigabyte GA-M61PME-S2 motherboard be overclocked?

A poster in this thread; http://www.overclock.net/amd-motherboards/349260-ga-m61pme-s2-good-overclocking.html

said "m61 or mcp61 or nforce430\mcp6100 or nforce400\mcp61 based boards
suck at overclocking..."

Since that site specializes in these things, I think that is definitive.

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Gigabyte K8VT890-9 Via Socket 939 ATX Motherboard

This motherboard is one i have my eye on. It says i can run both DDR and DDR2 RAM ?! I dont think thats right. That's why im posting, maybe you guys can tell me whats going on.


A:Gigabyte K8VT890-9 Via Socket 939 ATX Motherboard

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My board have dual BIOS so I guess it means the spare(?) BIOS is the backup in case of crash. If that's the case do I have to set it up or is it loaded with the defaults?

A:My Gigabyte B75 motherboard with dual BIOS

Yes its basically your spare tire as far as motherboards go. Lets say you are flashing your BIOS and the power goes out. In most situations with a single Bios, this will mean your MOBO is basically dead. If this happens, you simply restart the PC and it does it automatically.

For more information, check this out:

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I have a GA-M68MT-S2 Rev. 3.1 mobo. I am having problems with the computer locking up at times so I wanted to update the BIOS from FB to FC. I put the file to (got it from Gigabyte website for that board for the OS I am running) ... update the BIOS on a flash drive. I have it in the USB port on the mobo. When I go to Q Flash and ask it to update the BIOS it tells me drive not found. Can't do it while in windows either ... what can I do???

A:Can't Update BIOS On Gigabyte MotherBoard

1. Is the flash drive formatted FAT file system
2. QFlash

Updating the BIOS with the Q-Flash Utility

A. Before You Begin

From GIGABYTE's website, download the latest compressed BIOS update file that matches your 1. motherboard model.

Extract the file and save the new BIOS file (e.g. X79UD7.F1) to your USB flash drive or hard drive. Note: 2. The USB flash drive or hard drive must use FAT32/16/12 file system.

Restart the system. During the POST, press the <End> key to enter Q-Flash. Note: You can access Q-Flash 3. by either pressing the <End> key during the POST or pressing the <F8> key in BIOS Setup

For full details please see user guides

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Hey guys! My 6870 popped a blue screen few months ago and according to you guys it was dead, RIP.
This week I got a new GPU! a GTX 960 and it's working great so far.

But! It was too big for my case, my friend still had an old pc lying around he didn't use and it was okay with him if I took it so I did. Now this pc still had everything on it and its motherboard was bigger than mine (more space, yay?) so I installed that one instead.

Everything works great but I wasn't feeling so comfortable with it, I thought a sudden hardware change, that could mess up some stuff (driver related) and googling a bit around, it was suggested to reinstall windows when getting another mobo.

Too bad I didn't know this, installed the motherboard right away and messed up the drivers already, I would've sticked too my old mobo if I knew..
Too late I guess! Time to format my pc (again.. yawn)

I wanted to make sure this mobo I'm using is actually better than my old one because changing later again means reinstalling windows again...

So I wanted to ask you guys, which of these motherboards look better to you? I'm not really sure how to measure motherboards, I think you just look at what features it has and hasn't?

The only real differences I've noticed was the chipset (amd 880g vs amd 760g) and the slightly better onboard gpu (yay?)

Now, you should know I won't upgrade my hardware again, I will stick to what I have and even if I upgrade, my next cpu wil... Read more

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I'm recently built a HTPC utilizing the following motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-MA785GM-US2H AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 785G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard. Everything works great with the exception of the audio. I am trying to run regular 2 channel stereo to my television, but the volume level is extremly low. I have to turn the tv up all the way to be able to hear anything. I used the same wire and connected it to my laptop and everything works fine.

I have double checked the installation based on the motherboard owner's manual and even tried connecting to other audio output ports on the motherboard. Nothing seems to work. Obviously the tv has it's own internal amplifier and will get plenty loud. I have updated all of the drivers and played with all of the settings for hours but nothing.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Low Volume Issues with Gigabyte Motherboard

What kind of adapter/connector are you using to connect the computer, and which output(s) on the motherboard are you using to do so?

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Just thought id share with you the wonder that is @bios. you can upgrade your bios over the net. All it takes is a couple of clicks and a reboot and bobs your uncle.

A:Gigabyte Motherboard Owners, plz read

TweakBoy - a link would be helpful!

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Hi there. I've recently bought new parts to upgrade my PC. Everything seems to be plugged into the right ports on the motherboard, but all I get is a quick red flash on the front of my case and on the powering up button but nothing else. I've checked and made sure all of the cables are connected to the right ports in the f_pannel. The only cables I can't see which are missing from the f_pannel is the PWR_LED and the CI leads. I will try to take some photos and will edit this thread once done to add them.

Any help would be great!

Current Specs:

CASE: CA-0300 Hornet NG | ATX Midi Gaming Tower +
CPU: AMD FX-9590 Black Edition
CPU COOLER: Corsair H80i GT 120mm High Performance All-In-One Liquid CPU Cooler
GPU: EVGA GTX 760 SC ACX 2GB GDDR5 Dual DVI HDMI DisplayPort PCI-E Graphics Card
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600 Mhz
POWER SUPPLY: Techsolo ATX STP-650 (650W)

A:Booting Issues: Gigabyte Motherboard

All the cables for the front panel connection must connected and connected correctly for the PC to operate properly. Consult your mobo manual for correct front panel wiring orientation.

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