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Q: How's this mobo

I have my wish list computer and I was wondering if this mobo:

is better than the one I currently have in my wish list? Here is my current setup:

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Preferred Solution: How's this mobo

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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Came back from vacation. Turned on my computer. Begins to start up and when it reaches the Windows splash screen, it abruptly shuts down. Then, when I press the on/off switch on the front of the computer, nothing happens. Found a switch on the back of the computer which I switched off and turned back on. That made a green light on Mobo go off and then come on again. Then I hit the on button on the front of the case and the computer started up again, only to repeat the entire sequence again. Any thoughts? Computer is older Pentium IV, running XP. Wasn't having problems before vacation. I'm selecting last known good configuration at startup as computer recognizes that something has gone amiss. Would starting in safe mode be an idea?


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I'm looking for a new CPU. I'm looking at this one. http://www.ebuyer.com/product/190673 but as my MoBo is an AM2+ can I use it?

Here is the MoBo I have. http://www.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=L8sWyNMUTe1HHyAc

I know that with a BIOS update it should work but I need a second opinion.

If you find another CPU that is under £180 thats better please let me know.

A:CPU for MoBo

Hey there,

That motherboard can support AMD's newest 6 core CPU's and you could use this one in it. The phenom that you posted has a benchmark score of 3940 and the one posted below has a score of 5185.


You would need to do a BIOS update before you put that CPU in like you said. And you would need BIOS version 2501 which is the latest version for that motherboard.


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Is it possible for a stick of RAM to go bad and damage/kill the MOBO? Or vice-versa: can a Mobo (like memory controller etc) go bad and ruin a stick of RAM?

A:RAM vs. Mobo

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i have a fan on the motherboard that is getting or prehaps always has been really loud, is it it possible to buy a new quiet one?? or do i actually need it at all, i have a heatsink/fan on the cpu, a psu fan, two case fans and a fan on the video card.


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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I'm still looking for a mobo for my affordable gaming comp that I'll be building soon, and I was curious which of these two mobos is better (or a better deal).

Mobo 1- (thanks to nickslick for the suggestion)

Mobo 2- (suggested to me from another forum)

The processor I plan on using is either an AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600 or 4800. There's a small combo deal going on with an 4600 processor and the BIOSTAR Mobo, so a quick reply or suggestion would be appreciated before the deal's over (5/14, plenty of time, but I like to plan ahead). Thanks in advance.

(Deal is second from the top)

A:Which Mobo should I get?

Well, I'd say the biostar just because of the deal and better customer reviews. But the asus deal for 254.98 is a really nice mobo. but if ya wanna stay cheap go with the biostar.

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hi, i have a ASUSTek mobo, model number P4B266LM . and im wondering wats the highest cpu it can handle. currently i have a 1.61 P4 in there and im seeing how high i can go before i have to buy a new mobo.

A:Cpu For Mobo

i think 2.2 is the limit,does ayone know this for sure

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are there any mobos that i can find that i can use ddr 400 ram. i have left over ram and dvd players, and my brother wants a comp. i just need to find something i can use this ram with.

A:mobo using ddr 400 ram ?

Sure, some retailers have new boards and there are plenty available on sites like eBay. Obviously its not going to be new tech. Building a computer around RAM isn't worth it when you can get so much more performance out of a basic new setup.

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I am currently building a computer for personal(gaming/school) use. i found an amd athlon 64 X2 chip for $120 on newegg. the lowest ive found out of any dual core chip.
i need a mobo that will work good with it.

it has to have
3 sata 3.0gb/ ports
with at least 1(not planning on SLI ing this rig but its a possibility) pcie 2.0 16x
3 pci ports.
and an AM2 cpu socket

i myself have no idea on what to look for because i have never bought a mobo before so if anyone can help me it would be much appreciated.



A:Need a mobo to go with cpu

Just a quick suggestion.If you go to asus.com they are very good at
describeing their motherboards.
Also in replying to questions useing contact .

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I am looking at two mobos and i dont know which one to choose

or the
Asus K8V-X VIA K8T800

I am looking for a socket 754 mobo that is under $75 and supports pc2100 memory. So if you have a better mobo please tell

A:mobo help

what tasks are you going to be using this system for? a $75 name brand board can be had easlily, but it won't deliver stellar performance.

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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 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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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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Hi, everybody.
I bought new mobo and it has only 1 IDE controlled. On my old mobo I had 2 effectively hooking 2 hdd on 1 and 2 cd roms on the second one.
I planned to use 1 hdd and dvd rom and buy 1 sata hdd on 1Tb or more.
However none of my 4 ide wires can hook hdd and dvd together because they are too far appart from each other in my system block. Are there ide wires that have bigger distance btwn device connectors? May be I can install SATA to IDE controller (do they go into PCI slot?)?
Actually I would like to use both of my cd roms and one hdd. For such configuration I suppose I could by an enclosure for IDE/SATA hard drives and put hdd in there. Can I boot from it (theoretically)?
Is that all or I have other choices to keep 2 cd and hdd (yet better both hdd)?

A:new mobo 1 ide old mobo had 2 ide

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hi .i have 2 computer with fm2+ .one asrock .and one gigabyte .my problem is i can not install opera browser on them .
i do download it but i can not find any thing to customize it .
no toolbar .nothing .
is all the fm2+ mobo are the same .
i never had any problem installing opera on all my board before .
even if i right click there is no customise uption .
i did not have any problem with firefox at all why opera ???????

A:new fm2 mobo

I have an FM2+ board and I downloaded it fine, installed fine.

What is your problem? Just customizing it? What customizations are you trying to do? You can start at the top left with the Opera button which drops down a menu where you can add themes and enable bookmarks (via Settings)

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I kinda painted myself into a corner again I picked up a ASUS crosshair IV in hopes of a general speed boost but I'm having odd random lag, its been about the same through 3 reinstalls. I was BSODing before I change my ramm and mobo(mostly due to the ram not liking the mobo)
Anyway long story short whats my best option getting a new AM3/DDr 3 2000(PC16000) mobo that is best for the ramm or trying to go to an 8 core AM3 ?

Sorry if this is off topic ><

A:What mobo goes well with this ram?

What parts do you currently have that you will be using?

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I have an Emachines T2825 with the following:

Amd Athlon XP 2800+ cpu
NVIDIA nForce 2 chipset
48x Max. CD-RW Drive,16x Max. DVD,3.5" FDD,8-in-1 Media Reader
NVIDIA GeForce 4 MX graphics
nForce 6-channel Audio
10/100Mbps built-in Ethernet
56K ITU v.92-ready Fax/Modem

Here's the problem.....I've installed a new power supply. It works fine. I have tried using the VGA port for my monitor. I've installed an AGP video card. But I still get absolutely nothing on the monitor. Can't even get into cmos without a monitor.

I'm wondering if the old power supply fried the mobo or cpu?
Any suggestions/recommendations would be greatly appreciated!

A:Is my cpu or mobo bad?

My $0.02. Read the stickies! There is one that talks about troubles with eMachines.

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I want to upgrade my pc in a cost effective way. My specs right now is this.

CPU: AMD Athlon 64 3400+
MOBO: Asus K8V SE Deluxe
GPU: Geforce 6200 (AGP)
RAM: 1 gig ddr400 pc3200

Now i just bought an extra gig of ram and a new video card:
Sapphire Radeon x1650pro (AGP)

Is there a mobo that will let me use my agp card, but have the option to use a pci-e card also that is still being made today? I don't want to have to upgrade everything i have and spend lots of money. Especially since i just bought a new gpu and more ram.


A:New Mobo Help

Just Google 'motherboard with agp and pci-e'

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Hi Guys ! + Gals ! Going 2 buy or upgrade my RAM. Got 512mb of SDRAM 133mhz now+ like to get best ram 4 puter. Thinkn KINGSTON DDR 512 ? Think puters mobo can only handle 266mhz. Any thoughts or hints ? Thx ALL Dean

A:Best Ram for Mobo ?

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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?

How to Bench Test Your System

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So im just going to make a list of events.

Front USB Damage (months ago)

Lost sound
got some power overage error (i think)
Over-clocking error
Did not load windows
clean computer checked connections
did not load windows
unplugged the broken usbs from the mobo (no luck)
reset the bios to default (no luck)
shorted the cmos(no luck)
unplugged the HD to see if that was the issue and go an error saying no HD found so then i though maybe the HD isnt getting enough power so

unplugged the DVD-ROM the g15 keyboard and some Logitech wireless mouse AND IT LOADED WINDOWS!

BUT there is still no sound.i have an on-board sound card. people can hear my voice on vent but i cant hear ANYTHING and i still dont know whats wrong with my computer and idk what parts to replace... halp

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hello, so im thinking of getting a new motherboard. and with that, i would have to format my HDD. however, i would like to avoid that if i could.

what can i do with my HDD so that i can replace my mobo and not have to format my HDD?

i have a WD HDD, so i would like to use their tool if possible.

A:New MOBO, Same HDD

I think Kari's Tutorial will work for your needs

Windows 7 Installation - Transfer to a New Computer

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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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im looking to buy a new AMD 939 motherboard seeing how mine is crap, i would like AGP, DDR compatible, but still can have DDR2 if possible. any recommendations, thinking of this http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1337301&Tab=2&NoMapp=0 or maybe this http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=15301 . I'm trying to keep it under C$250 so approx $220USD

A:New AMD mobo

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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'm upgrading/replaceing my old mobo because I think it's dead, and my current HD is a Western Digital 120 GB 7200 RPM Ultra ATA-100 8MB Cache Hard Drive. The new mother board will be an ASRock 4CoreDual-VSTA LGA 775 VIA PT880 Ultra ATX Intel Motherboard that has an ATA 133 IDE slot. My question is, will my old HD work with the new Mobo or do I need to get a new HD as well?


A:ATA 100 HD w/ ATA 133 Mobo

the old Hard drive will work it will just run at ata 100. if the new mobo is a significantly different chipset you may need to do a repair install of XP because of the difference. and given that your new mobo only has one IDE slot you would need to have your optical drive and your hard drive on the same IDe cable which is never a good idea. personally I would get a sata HD and leave the IDe for optical drives.

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First of all this is what i have right now and i need to know if it is ATX or micro ATx--


Ok, I want to get a new Motherboard, graphics card(agp 8x or PCIe), and RAM for this comp...
but i want to keep everything else

What mobo should i get... i can spend around 100 dollars on the mobo

A:Need new mobo

ATX standard size is 12" x 9.6", anything smaller is mATX.

I will not get involved with mobo recommendations, but Asus and MSI seem to be the favourites. Plenty choice there.
Stay away from Jetway, ECS, Asrock etc.

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