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Q: Mobo vs Server Mobo

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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Putting together a build for a friend, however, I believe the motherboard may have been damaged or was damaged upon my taking part in the build. I assembled the parts, a 430w thermaltake psu, an asus mobo, e5200 intel processor, western digital hard drive, 2 gigs of GSkill, ati hd 4850 gpu and an LG dvd drive.

Posted, gave an error message about cpu fan error, I google it, it seemed to be relatively harmless. While in the bios the computer's signal disappeared, I attempted a reboot to no avail. No error codes, cpu fan stopped spinning. Removed memory, no error code, removed 4850, no error code, case fan connected to the motherboard spins when powered on, motherboard shows green light, no signal detected,

I tested the processor in another rig, and it worked fine, and the cpu fan spun fine. Tested another power supply with said motherboard and the motherboard fan would not spin and it would not post, and no error codes. Is my motherboard dead? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

A:New Build, Mobo green light, psu powers case fans off mobo, not cpu fan no beeps

check and recheck the connections on the board, if unsuccessful, make sure you haven t short-circuited the mobo, ...

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This problem has the configuration listed in my system specs below, which have just changed recently. My OCZ Vertex 2 died, RMA'ed but sold, and replaced with the Transcend SSD720, 2.5" SATAIII 64GB. Also sold my GPU...

Now, trying to get everything back on track. I reinstalled my OS on the SSD, but I can't for the life of me get the HDMI working. When reinstalling, I knew it was normal for only my Dell CRT to show up via its VGA connection, but then the main ViewSonic HD monitor never came on. I finally realized it wasn't responding to anything. The ViewSonic HD monitor is the only thing plugged in right now, on both VGA & HDMI, but will only work on the VGA. It had been working fine before the OCZ SSD died. No VGA problems. The onboard ATI Radeon HD 4250 is fully updated and all the drivers are installed and updated to the best of my knowledge. There is an update for the BIOS on the ASUS website that I had never installed, ever, but the only change from before was the SSD so that should not matter. I've even made sure I installed the specific driver for the monitor from the disc it came with. I tried playing around in BIOS, and (for once) no matter what graphics device order I set, (i.e., IGPX-PCI-GPX-etc) it always reverted to the mobo's VGA. And obviously, Device Manager is showing no yellow question marks and is generally no help right now...

Again, there is NO longer a standalone GPU/video card in this system, just the ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3's onboard inter... Read more

A:Mobo not detecting HDMI? - ATI Radeon HD 4250 onboard ASUS mobo

It's plausible that your HDMI port on your MOBO is dead. Is it possible to obtain a GPU and try it's HDMI port?
It could be your monitor as well, do you have access to anything else supporting HDMI and see if your monitor connects?

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

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

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

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

Thanks for your help.


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

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Hi all,

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

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

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

Your input appreciated. Thanks

A:Advice required for mobo update or mobo replacement

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

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

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

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

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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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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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Hi, I'm a tech in a school and I've got a problem outside my experience.
My server motherboard has died.
Its around four years old. The server will turn on, but not post.
I've tried disconecting all the devices but it just sits there.
The dvd drive opens, the lights are on, the dual power supply lights are both on.
The cpu fans are on, the mobo light is on.
But there is no post. At all. Nothing.
I work in a school and get limited support from the next level.
There is no backup server and tomorrow is going to be ugly.
Its my problem. I have several fellow techs I'll call on, but I'd like to start getting my head around a path as soon as possible. Its sunday here.
I assume I have to get a new server motherboard and install it.
One friend has said, "do that, and there is a fair chance the server will just bootup"
Its what I'd do for a PC so I'm hoping it will be the same.
The current motherboard is a Asus NCCP-DL rev2

Any advice for a direction welcome

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Hello once again my fellow PC users. Got an issue, need some advice or a swift slap in the face. Whichever comes first.

I've got a MSI Neo V2.0. The MSI info page on this mobo is here:

It's important to note that the mobo box is exactly "Neo V2.0". It does NOT say "Neo 2 V" or "Neo-V V2.0" etc... It is an MS-7030.

Here is the issue. This is running Windows Small Business Server 2003 Standard Edition.
We originally set this machine up with a software RAID in Windows. But recently the system had some kind of crash and the software RAID was useless for recovery. And because the disks were Dynamic disks, most recovery tools couldn't access the partitions. It was a big mess, but we finally got some files recovered.
After that was over we decided to do a hardware mirror instead. And not use Dynamic disks. The HDDs are IDE, and the mobo, which is nForce3 250, supports IDE RAID.

Here is where it gets weird. Windows is already installed onto one of the HDDs while we were recovering off the 2nd. So when we were done, we stuck the 2nd HDD in the case and booted up Windows. The HDD showed up as a foreign disk etc... but we were able to reactivate it and see the old data, which is cool, and important to note, we CAN SEE the data.

So next we went into the BIOS, turned on RAID support for the primary and secondary IDE channels. Then went into the RA... Read more

A:Trying to get RAID 1 working on MSI mobo with Server 2003

A quick update:

I just turned off auto-restarting after a BSOD and then setup the RAID again just as before, choosing NOT to clear disk data. This time I actually just get missing NTLDR. ARG. I rebuilt the array, and this time I get the BSOD which gives little detail except the code 0x0000007B. Which MS says could be bad drivers or a boot sector virus (makes sense huh?).

The plot thickens...

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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 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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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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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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as I do with Windows 7? or there is a special set of drivers for Server OS?

I just installed Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 for a client, I just want to be sure before I screw something up.

A:Do I install mobo drivers the same way for Windows Server 2008 R2...

When I set my 2008 server up I used the drivers labeled server if available, or the regular Win 7 drivers if they weren't. As I recall, server 2008 didn't need much if anything for the motherboard as the default drivers did the job. The problematic ones for me were for a scanner.

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Hi there

Having played with vmware's Hypervisor ESXi and got a "rubbish" hardware server working -- mainly as a POC (Proof of Concept) I want to go further and build a PROPER server obviously as cheap as possible.

I'd like to start with a MOBO that has MINIMAL onboard rubbish -- don't need SOUND / LAN or even a VIDEO card onboard - although Video on a server isn't a big issue.

I do want at least 4 slots for memory -- most Mobos I've seens come with only 2 slots which give me 8GB RAM at the most (2 * 4 GB modules) plus at least 3 or 4 PCI slots. I really would like to have as much as 32 GB RAM potentially available -- not initially but upgradeable.

Ideally Mobo should be based on the INTEL chipset and possibly support for DUAL CPU's -- although initially I'd start with only one (a QUAD processor).

Need enough PCI slots -- at least enough for 2 NIC's, NAS and RAID storage controllers.

Mobo should be also capable of "PCI Passthrough" allowing for example a PCI soundcard to be attached to a Virtual machine running on the server.


A:Good Mobo for server WITHOUT load of onboard junk

You will want onboard video, else you end up putting a video card into the box and using up a slot. As far as LAN goes, if you can find an Intel board, or one with the right Broadcom NIC's, the onboard NIC may also work just fine with ESXi. Then you can combine them with stand alone NIC's to have dedicated NIC's for everything. 1 for management, 1 for VM's, 1 or 2 for ISCSI uplinks to a SAN, etc.

I'm not sure you will benefit from a dual CPU setup. Almost without question, you are going to run out of I/O bandwidth to the hard drives on a commodity motherboard or memory before you need the second CPU. Plus, if you buy 1 CPU today and 2 years later want to buy a second CPU, you may find it hard to find or expensive to purchase (since supply will be low a few years down the road).

If you can swing it, your best bet would be to put together a storage device to house your datastores. In a home environment, where fibre channel is cost prohibitive, you will be almost exclusively running ISCSI. There are some free Linux distros out there which are well known for setting this stuff up easily. FreeNAS is one of them, and OpenFiler (the one I use) is another. With this box running the datastores, it's unnecessary to really put any significant drive storage space on the ESXi box at all. By having the data residing on the SAN, you have the ability to connect multiple ESXi hosts and see the shared data.

This might be getting more involved than you want at this point. ... Read more

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This mobo got me wondering, packs alot of specs :
18 SATA ports (10 are SATA3 ports from the Intel X99 Express chipset, 8 are SAS ports stemming from the LSI SAS 3008 controller) and five PCI-E 3.0 x 16slots for 4-way graphics cards! 600$ motherboard for some serious business, I think this would be ideal for a video editing workstation..

A:Ultimate server / Workstation mobo? Asrock X99 Extreme 11

I'm probably one of the few that uses the ASRock Z87 Extreme11
There is always a market for their Extreme11 series boards. I use mine for a bounch of stuff gaming, media server, video editing with all 22 SATA ports even 2way SLI. Might be a bit over kill 4 way SLI but who knows...

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I know that since during a windows installation, certain libraries are installed specifically for certain types of chipsets/cpu's and that an abrupt hardware change can cause failures. I read on an article somewhere that you can migrate windows without hardware errors if you manage to get windows to operate on a politically correct mode similar safe mode to boot up with minimal functionality before installing the appropriate drivers for the new board.

I want to install my G41 intel mobo from an old am2 socket mobo, both cpu's are 64 bit capable and I was wondering if there would be any difficulties or questions during the migration. Overall I want to avoid a complete OS re-install.

A:Migrating from AMD mobo to Intel [Windows Server 2008 R2 x64]

I have had this procedure work only once perfectly by deleting anything that pertains to the original motherboard in the device manager before the swap like processors which your going from AMD to Intel and chipset drivers or any others you think might be ones to remove or disable or uninstall and then you could try starting in safe mode with networking the first start up and see how it goes but, have a plan for a fresh install just in case the swap does not work correctly and good luck,

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Hi, although posted as a question in this forum - I have a picture showing how the motherboard slots looks like. Does any one recognize the type of slots? which PCI/AGP/SCSI/Express or other are they? can they carry any video gaming graphic card? (like nvidia geforce 9600 or so)? what is the suggested operation for such board to make it into a gaming machine? Thanks

A:IBM server with M71IX mobo - can it utilize Gaming video cards

It would seem that you have PCI-X slots, as for PCI Extended. I can't think of any gaming card that fits into those slots. You also have PCI slots, those are your best bet, but they too will only take up to 8400 GS or so. Newest games won't propably even try to run with that.

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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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Hey folks, I was wondering if this processor will work on this motherboard?
The specs all match, but I just need to be 100% sure.

CPU:Intel Pentium E5400 Dual Core

Mobo:ASROCK SKT-775 G31M-S R2.0
ASROCK SKT-775 G31M-S R2 0 S V L M-ATX 1333FSB

A:Is this mobo + this CPU?

Sorry for the double post, but is this RAM gonna work to?


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My motherboard wont read my videocard
Ive enabled PCIe in bios
Ive downloaded all the latest drivers. I've made sure its seated right
The video card comes on but my motherboard wont detect it at all
i got the mobo and the video card from a friend. He said he plugged both in and tried them together and they worked fine. I get it here in vegas and now I cant get it to work.
My mobo is an Asus P5GD1-VM/S and the GPU is an Radeon HD 6570.

A:Mobo/GPU help

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

A:another mobo.

Here's a pretty good explanation of it.

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Ok, I'm fixing up a PC for my grandmother (installing win XP, office, basically upgrading software) And yesterday I went to turn the PC on, and it came on for a second, did the whole memory check and stuff, and then turned itelf off. Now when I try to turn the PC back on, the power supply fan and the processor fan spin for like 2 seconds and then go off. The power LED also comes on for like 2 seconds. Is the p/s going? Or is the mobo fried?

A:bad ps or mobo?

Try unhooking everything except the monitor (hard drive, floppy,etc). Leave the memory in. Now see if it will boot. If it boots you have either a bas power supply or something you unhooked is bad.

If not clear the bios by moving the jumper to pins 2 and 3 for a minute or remove the battery for several minutes. If it boots now then I would replace the cmos battery.

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I was looking at getting a new mobo to try and get the most out of my Q6600 processor, and I was wondering what people thought of the Asus P5QD Turbo?

Any thoughts would be most appreciated

A:New Mobo

nobody got any thoughts about this mobo, or able to suggest any others please?

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

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

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


A:CPU or mobo?

hmmm, it could be a variety of things.

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

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

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

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Hey guys,

I want to upgrade my memory in my Dell Inspiron 9100. So, I went to Crucial.com to see what type of ram i needed. I was able to find some Kingston Value RAM on newegg.com cheaper. It matched all of the Specs of the ram on crucial, except the voltage was 2.6v instead of 2.5v. Is there a way to use this RAM in my computer? Is there a way to change that voltage setting in my BIOS? I have this RAM and I dont want to send it back unless I have to. Thanks!!!

A:2.6v RAM in 2.5v MOBO?

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

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

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

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

A:Mobo for my Old Ram?

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

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

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

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Me birthday is soon comeing up so that means new comptuer parts for me :haha: so i've been searching around a site i think is good for computer parts but i;ve found 3 motherboards that seem good but cant decide what is better out of them. Below is the motherboards an a link to them on newegg for specs and reviews etc.

ABIT AV8 Socket 939 VIA K8T800 Pro - (70 off that site)

I thought this one looked really good till i read the reviews, not sure what way to go with this one

Asus A8V Rev.2 Deluxe VIA K8T800 Pro (Socket 939) - (70)

This looked very similar to the first one, plus there both the same price but not sure wot ones better

GIGABYTE GA-K8NSC-939 Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce3 250Gb ATX - (55)

Although cheaper this one looked equal to the others, but i'm still not sure

I just wanna make sure i go for the right one instead of regretting getting the wrong one. Wanna make sure i get it right as this will be my first really good computer lol well compared to what i've used up until now (always been on socket A lol :dead: )

I'm getting a AMD 64 3200+ along with this board, and what i... Read more

A:What mobo Out of these ?

I think the Asus A8V is the best of the ones you have selected, but.... refurbished? Hmmm.

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The ASUS P5N-D NVIDIA nForce 750i SLI ATX or the EVGA NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX?
I'm also confused between all of these Zalman fans as well? Just check out the models, and look at the prices:

A:Better Mobo?

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This is in my secondary PC which I mostly use just for listening to music, but occasionally it is playing some games and other relatively intense activities...
it has an extraordinarily irritating fan build into the motherboard.. it's very small and extremely loud and grinding and inconsistent.. it almost drives me batty. I can't seem to figure how to detach it in order to replace it with another fan... but I can unplug it. Unfortunately there's no obvious place to connect an alternate fan. I have a few tech savvy friends and they've told me things ranging from "you absolutely need the fan, if you disconnect it your mobo will fry!" to "no need to have it on there likely, if you ahve other fans in the case it should be fine.

SO I got coretemp and ran that.. right now my processor temperature is hovering between 33 and 35 doing generally whatever. I might try playing a game just to check the impact. That seems fine to me... but, this is the cpu temperature it's measuring? how related is that to the mobo?

Board: NF4-Ultra-INF
Bus Clock: 201 megahertz

1.80 gigahertz AMD Athlon 64
256 kilobyte primary memory cache
1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache
64-bit ready
Not hyper-threaded

A:can i run my old mobo without its fan?

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Ok so I built this PC Jan 2009 and I've had some serious PSU problems. My psu failed in april, than again the last week of august. I just received my third PSU (Corsair TX750) and it failed in a mere 24 hours. I'm starting to think my mobo is killing PSU's is there any ways to test this or other options?
I really doubt I need more than 750W (especially because the only game I played before the last failure was Diablo 2). I have a GTX 260, 3 small case fans and only 1 HD.


A:Is my MOBO bad?

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Hey again,

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


A:Pci-e 2.0 mobo

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

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

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

sorry if you read all that.

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

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

and those google ads aren't helping at all.

bitter little reminders.

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Hey can you guys help me out??

Is this motherboard: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=180810&Tab=2&NoMapp=0
and this CPU: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicat...-details.asp?EdpNo=1016657&sku=CP1-P4-30008PC

Thanks for checkin this out for me

A:Mobo and CPU Help

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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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Ok so i narrowed my 2 mobo's that im looking to get.
First is the
ASUS P5E3 PRO LGA 775 Intel X48 ATX Intel Motherboard

Second is the
GIGABYTE GA-EP45T-UD3LR LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard

Need help on deciding which one and along with that will any kind of ddr3 ram work with these mobo's.

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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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Is my mobo gone ? added beep count, please help !

Hello and good day

My computer is a pentium 4 1.7 with 512 megs of ram running windows xp with all service packs installed.

I unplugged everything and was working on another computer that I had to install software on (unplugged power, monitor, keyboard, mouse and cable modem cable and swapped over to other pc).

I then worked on the other pc to install a bunch of software.

I then swapped all of the stuff back to the first computer (which was working fine) and then when I turn it on now

BEEP BEEP BEEP (sounds like when a keyboard is unplugged sort of).

And the monitor looks like it is turned off or on standby and there is no text.

Tried it a bunch of times and it is the same.

If anyone can point me in a direction to check out I would appreciate it. Power must be getting to the mobo or it would not beep ?


I have not seen this happen before, hard drive crashes and such I have seen but not this.

If you need more info let me know and I will open it up and find out what it has.

A:Is my mobo gone ?

Make sure the mouse and keyboard are in the correct ports. I once literally swapped RAM around unplugged everything several times and was considering switching out power supplies all because the computer wouldn't boot because the keyboard and mouse were swapped.
Sometimes the easy answers go unnoticed.

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I've recently bought a ASUS P5Q SE2 motherboard and chose some RAM that i thought was compatible, the RAM i chose was the Kingston Hyper X Performance KHX6400D2T1K2/2G. Looking through the RAM listed in the MOBO booklet and on the ASUS website i cant see this RAM listed and im now concerned that the RAM ive bought is incompatible with the MOBO.

Here are links to the specs on each of the parts, as im a new member on this forum im unable to have any URLs in my post so please put the WWW before the below addresses, both are for DABS.COM and are clean.

Motherboard: .dabs.com/products/asus-s775-intel-p45-atx-a-l-pci-e-5D26.html
RAM: .dabs.com/products/kingston-2gb--2x1gb--hyper-x-t1-800mhx-5D1X.html

Thanks in advance


A:Mobo + RAM help

Kingston's memory configurator seems to point to RAM with a latency of CAS 6
But a quick search of Corsair and Crucial (shown here) http://www.crucial.com/store/listparts.aspx?model=P5Q SE2
Shows that the board will accept a wider range of RAM than is in the Asus QVL.
If the RAM package is unopened and you can return it then re-post and I'll list some RAM that is known to work with the board.
If you want to try to get the RAM working on the board then you will need to enter the motherboards BIOS and manually set the timings (not a big deal) as the automatic (JEDEC) timing embedded in the RAM will only run at DDR2-667 speed and not the DDR2-800 speed you have paid for- this is not a particularly big deal either if you are using a CPU with a 1333MHz FSB as the CPU and RAM are synchronous (i.e. 1:1 ratio) which offers the best troublefree/performance point.
1333MHz FSB is what called the 'quad-pumped'*-Your true Core frequency is 333MHz, while your RAM is DDR (Dual Data Rate) so halve the DDR2 speed to get the true rate: 667/2 =333MHz)

Kingston usually work with most motherboards so there's a nore than reasonable chance the RAM will work OK.
Post back once you've decided on a course of action.

*information is passed at the peak, trough and zeroes of each clock cycle, so 4 cycles per 1 cpu core clock cycle

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I reported an issue where my PC would not boot up to the BIOS, OS or get any kind error when I would turn it on (thread is closed now). These are the specs:

RAM: Crucial 2 GB 240 pin DDR3 (2)
Video: XFX HD-435X-ZAH2 Radeon HD 4350 1GB 64-bit DDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16
PSU: Rosewill RP600V2-S-SL 600W ATX12V v2.01 SLI Ready

I've disconnected all devices from it (video card, NIC, RAM, HDDs) and just tried again. PC turns on, LEDs light up, fans come on, but I don't see a BIOS or any type of error code (yes, monitor is connected ).
So at this point I'm wondering, what would be the most likely failure? Mobo, CPU, PSU? Is there any way to isolate this? I can't even boot off a disk or USB to troubleshoot.

A:Bad mobo?

start with the power supply yours is low quality

you will not get anything without ram and video

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