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PC Wont boot, mobo only support cpu after flash

Q: PC Wont boot, mobo only support cpu after flash


Got a Biostar Tseries 945P Chipset here. Apaprently Core2 is only supported after the bios has been flashed. Question, will the pc boot when I use a unsupported cpu, or will I have to use a supported cpu, flash and then put the new one in?

I put a e2140 in the pc and it's not booting.... So I am hoping its just the flash requirement, and not a busted mobo.


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How to boot from USB-HDD even when your mobo dosent support it?

Basically i want to install an OS onto my ipod mini 4gb but my mobo does not support booting from a USB HDD, although it supports USB FDD and USB ZIP booting.

I was just wondering if there is a kind of "boot manager" like maybe on a bootable CD that will allow you to boot from a USB HDD (in my case my ipod mini 4gb).

If such i thing exists, which im pretty sure it does i just cant find it - could you please post the link to where i can download this "boot manager"

Thank you!

A:Hot to boot from USB-HDD even when your mobo dosent support it?

Nope.. No such thing. It would be a gigantic task to put together something that would know about all USB controllers in existence and would successfully mask all the relevant BIOS interrupts to make the USB HD to look like a real hard drive..

A BIOS update is your only hope.

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I bought a motherboard off ebay, came bundled with a celeron 2.8 and 512mb ram. It was not new, but was advertised as working fine.

It will turn on and POST, and it recognises my IDE hard drive with XP installed on it, but it will not boot it. It gets to the screen saying "Windows did not shut down properly" and asking you to choose to start normally, or in safe mode etc. Which ever option you choose it always simply restarts as soon as you select one.

Also, I used a different, empty, hard drive and tried to install XP from my CD onto it. It will format the disc etc, but when it reboots after formatting (as part of the normal installation procedure) some garbage is displayed.

So it would appear that the board is having trouble reading from the hard drives.

I have tried everything I can find in the BIOS, as well as trying it with different IDE cables, on both IDE ports and with the drive set to master, slave and cable select. Have tried it with and without other drives (such as CD) present.

One thing I'm not sure on, is that this board supports SATA, whilst I'm trying to boot IDE drives. Will the board only boot SATA drives maybe?

Board is: Fujitsu Siemens D1561 There's also a manual for the board there.


A:New mobo wont boot

You cannot swap boards and expect xp to boot.
It is possible to do a board swap without a clean install provided you follow the correct procedure however this starts with the old board still installed.

In short you need to clean install windows. Note if your system came with an OEM ver of windows or it came pre-loaded, you will need to buy another license / copy of windows. The OEM ver is tied to the original hardware; your lic lives and dies with the original board.

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My computer has been running excellent for a while now, but when I came home from work today, I turned my pc on by the fron power button and it starts up for about 3 seconds, beeps once then completely shuts down again. I have to turn to power supply off then unplug the supply, reverse the process then try again. same thing happens.

ABIT UL8 uli m1689
1.5gb RAM
3200+ amd
ati radeon x1650

A:Mobo wont boot

Have a look here: Tutorial: No POST (Power On Self Test)

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was having trouble with my computer so decided to get new mobo and hdd and start over. now I can't get it to boot up at all. all hook ups appear to be ok. new asrock 970 pro3 r2.0 mobo, new thermaltake tr2 rx 750 watt power supply and new Seagate 1tb hdd. new dvd burners too- all sata. old cpu, amd Athlon x4. system powers on. fans run, but monitor light just blinks green, keyboard and mouse don't activate. any ideas? thanks

A:new mobo and hdd. wont boot

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Hey guys my name is Heath and i have a computer that has a socket 754 and i just replaced the motherboard, but now when i turn the power on the cpu fan runs full speed and hard drive or and other drives wont work like there not getting power... I have tested the power supply with two testers just to make sure and the PS test fine. Could it be the CPU that maybe giving me issues? I have tried all drive unplugged and tried them one at a time and still the same thing. Please help me out b/c i dont want to buy a CPU then find out its not that.

A:New MOBO and wont boot

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just relpaced mobo with brand new old stock ans it won't boot into windows 7, just goes into repair options but won't repair.
It tries to start windows, it comes up starting windows, you see the coloured logo just peek onto the screen then it reboots.
yes, it's the same model mobo.

A:inspiron 560 wont boot after new mobo

Check the SATA operating mode for the drives -- it must be set to the same as it was before the board was replaced (AHCI, RAID, etc.).
F2 at powerup to check.

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I recently purchased a new Gigabyte mobo and Pentium Dual Core CPU. The first set i got would power on but not do anything so i figured one or the other was DOA. I RMA'd both and now i built my new set with a new 500W Ultra PSU. When i press the power switch now the power and hdd leds simply blink once and that is it. no beeps or anything. i really really really really hope something is not DOA again. Please help!

A:Solved: New Mobo & CPU Wont Boot

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I have a pm8m with a new 500w atx PSU and when i connect the 4 pin for the cpu the fan only twitches and when i remove it, everything else powers up.any suggestions?

thanks in advance


A:PM8M Mobo w/ New PSU wont boot

The fan twiches. Does anything else happen? What is the brand/model of the psu? What are the system specs? How many amps are on the various psu rails (on the label)?

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Whats in the box now:

Athlon XP 2000+
350W ps
Biostar M7VIT mobo
256 PC2100 DDR
ASUS GeForce 4 Ti 4200
Soundblaster Live! 5.1
ATI TV Tuner
Some Realtek NIC
Some v.92 modem
Windows XP Home

The problem:

I just installed this mobo (previously had a Shuttle AK32A which worked fine with above components). I boot up and I see the biostar logo at first, then the post, and then winxp loads fine. I see a bunch of 'new hardware detected' cycling through the above components. I am on the internet as AIM has signed on. I get a window that asks for some .dll file for my sb live! drivers on the sb cd. I am looking for the cd and I hera my comp reboot

I look up and see the Biostar logo as before, and then I get a black screen with a blinking white dot in the uper right hand corner. After about 30seconds of waiting, it reboots again and freezes on the biostar logo.

I try to push the power button, but it doesnt turn off. I have to turn off the surge protector. Now it cycles through freezing on the biostar logo, blinking white dot, plain black screen, and I think once no monitor reception.

Any help is apreciated!!! Thanks!

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I just received my new ECS Mobo and AMD Athlon 3200+ 64 Bit Chip today.
I swapped the parts, etc. Everything works fine, but when it gets to the logo screen of windows, it just doesn't show up and reboots.
I tried re-installing windows, not reformatting, due to valuable data on the HDD, and still....same result.
I would really love to get my computer working, please help.

A:Windows wont boot 64 bit chip new mobo

Have you checked if the placement of the chip and heatsink is correct? Also you need to hook up the 12v pin to your mother board it is a 4 socket plug from your power supply if this is not hooked up you will not boot ...

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I am new to working on computers, and I have an eMachines T2895 2.8 Celeron D, 512DDR that fried the mobo. I got a replacement mobo and installed it. It booted up and ran fine but after 3 times hitting the power switch. After I shut it down, it will not boot now. When you press the power switch, the led will light but then the computer will immediately lose power. Then nothing if you press the power switch again (unless I unplug and replug the computer in). Sometimes the fan and LED will stay on for about 5 seconds before losing power. What could be causing this? Power supply? power switch?

A:Changed Mobo, now computer wont boot

WHat was it that fried your first mobo? if it was a faulty power supply and you didnt replace it guess what is going to happen to your new mobo?

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yeah so i can't say im really surprised that there are issues here, but i just dont know what to do.

i had a striped raid array on my old asus a7v8x mob. on the old board i had one drive running into an IDE channel and one into a sata channel (ide to sata adapter).

the new mobo is also an Asus, the a8v socket 939 one. on the new mobo i have the same hard drive going into the IDE raid channel as before and the 2nd drive going into one of the sata raid channels. (tried both sata channels, neither works)

on the new mobo when i start the computer and go to the raid controller menu it recognizes the array no problem. i deleted it and rebuilt it too. during boot the raid array is "functional."

anyways when it gets past POST it goes to the screen that says "windows failed to load properly last time" and asks what i want to do... safe mode, safe with networking, normal startup etc etc. no matter what i choose though it just restarta the computer and goes through POST again. windows never loads.

so, any advice?

i can update any info if i missed any details.

thanks a lot!

A:new mobo, old raid array, windows wont boot!

a little more info:

under boot bios there are only 3 devices listed

i can only assume that ft tx ary 1 is the raid device.

i eventually took everything apart again and put my old system back together *cry*

so windows boots ok on my old system.
anyone got any ideas what may be wrong with my new setup? its still a promise raid controller, i dont see why it wouldn't recognize it.
i'm unfamiliar with the bios on the new mobo but its pretty self explanatory. the only thing thats really "different" is that on my old mobo you had to enable RAID booting, and then put the raid device up on the bootlist.

on this new mobo i dont think i saw an option to enable RAID booting. maybe its hidden?

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I built a pc a while back and I made the mistake of buying a ****ty case. The computer randomly decides to not start sometimes and I always assume it's a grounding issue. Well, I isolated the problem this time to the power supply. It seems to short when mounted in the case, but if everything is set up outside the case everything works fine.....

Help...I really want to play Borderlands and use AutoCAD.....Don't let me buy an iMac


A:Power Supply wont boot Mobo inside case

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Hey everyone, im dwaltin, new to this site but i need some help BADLY!

Heres my problem: Last monday or tuesday i came home and my computer (custom built w/ no problems for over a year) was not on (which it was when i left) and it was making a really high pitched ringing noise (almost like when your ears are ringing), i tried to turn the computer on but nothing, nor was the mobo led lit up, i found that the ringing was coming from the power supply so i turn it off from the back and pull the plug and it stopped. After trying it again and still no change i pulled the power supply out and it had a burning smell coming from it. so i ordered a new power supply which was a little bit better, aspire 520w. it doesnt work however it does make the mobo led come on. after unplugging everything and plugging them back in it turned on, i then hooked up the mouse keyboard and monitor but none of them would work, i reboot to try to fix this problem and now it wont boot at all. Then the new power supply starts to ring like the other one so i unplug it (it did not smell like something had burned tho) and it stops, however now when i plug it back in it does not light up the mobo led. i reset the bois by removing the battery for 30mins and still no change. Then i try my new power supply in my old computer (which still works) and it did not work so i believe the new power supply is dead too.

What should i do or replace?!?!

A:Computer wont boot! Is my mobo frying my power supplies?

whats the specs on the problem comp ? u could have fried mb and Psu .

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After over one year of using a Albatron px845pev mainboard it just quit working.

The screen saver was locked up so I rebooted.

On reboot the keyboard lights would not come on or will the intial black screen come on. (the on that checks the ide drives and displays the system info)

Normally after I turn computer on I hear a little BEEP. I do not hear this any more.

The first thing I did was clean cpu HS/Fan and reapply a thin coat of heat paste.

After this computer booted and I heard the little BEEP, black screen comes up but still no keyboard use.

Reboot the system and I now cannot get the little BEEP from the mainboard or the initial black startup screen.

I have cleaned the system of all dust and reset the CMOS.
Have cleaned the Video card fan/hs.

I have checked all connections and they are secure.

I have removed the BATT and unplugged the power supply for over an hour.

I tried to test the power supply voltages but I get no readings. (the PS fan does not run when unplugged from everything, maybe zero output is normal?)
Yes the PS is plugged into the wall just not the MOBO drives, vidcard etc...

How exactly do I check my power supply?

About 1 week ago I installed 1 more 512m pc3500 ram. But had no problems.

If you have ANY ideas please please post them here.

If you have a series of possible fixes PLEASE post them all.

I am getting very desperate.

Currently running

Windows XP
1g pc 3500
Pentium 2.4mhz
80gb Western Digital Hard Drive.
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A:1 yr old computer Locked up and now wont boot. Do not hear the MOBO BEEP at startup.

Sounds like a bad power supply.
If the ATX is not plugged into your motherboard, or an ATX test, it will not boot up.
Nothing will work.
It will react just the same as if your motherboard was grounded to your case.

Bad power supply or you do not have enough voltage to power your components.
Try unpluging a CD ROM or a few fans to check to see if you need to upgrade to a higher wattage.

A power supply tester (that works) costs about $20 at www.newegg.com

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My machine runs as normal, all the fans are working. My PSU and Video Card is quite new, I upgraded them over a year ago. No problems since today my computer wont boot up.

My moniter is blank, there is no light on the keyboard, so Im assuming it has something to do with the MOBO. But the there is a GREEN LIGHT on in the MOBO

Already tried unplugging the Jumpers, the CMOS battery, RAM, the 4pin and 24pin connectors. Holding the Power button for 30-60 secs(with Power cord off)

I tried everything I could think of.

Any help Folks?

CPU: Intel? Core?2 Quad Processor Q9400 at 2.66 GHz
GPU: GTX 760 4GB DirectCU II
Memory RAM: 6GB
OS: Windows 7 64-bit
PSU: Corsair CX750M

A:No LED lights on Power button, PC wont boot.Fans working and MOBO

Have you tried having different Ram setups like only having 4GB?

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My Dell Inspirion 11 with Windows 10 won't booy it just goes to support assist and runs a test and goes back to supportassist

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My compaq presario sr1910an won't boot. it will not make any noise or show any signal to the monitor. It happened when the computer froze and i forced it to turn off by the power button. now when i turn it on the screen is blank, fans at max speed and dvd drive flashes and it stays like this. i tried manually reseting the bios by the jumpers to defaut.

I use windows xp have 768 mb ram and just reformatted. it is 2 years old.

A:Computer wont boot. Not even the flash screen

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Ive went & updated to the latest bios on the DFI site & now windows wont start? I used the floppy,made 2 copys but like a fool didnt back-up existing bios.
The bios flash was a success took out the floppy ,pressed F1,went into bios & set optimized defaults. I got a message saying new data was ..OK !
When i startup after the bios screen i get-
Verifying DMI data pool
AMD data change. update new data to DMI !
Back up CMOS ..OK!
Now i have tried reflashing the bios (4x) It will boot from cd & ive installed Vista x64 again but as soon as install was over & back to boot windows i get this message again.
Ive only had my mobo 2weeks
build- LP DK 790fx-M2RS, x2 6400+, 4x1gb OCZ plat, xfx 8600GT, WD 320 AAK,WD 500AAK, pioneer 215,dvd-rom, Antec500W Earthwatts PSU, Kandalf.
Please has anyone any ideas why it stops & wont boot vista from HDD

A:vista wont boot after bios flash

Ok...perhaps this is a dumb question.. but is your HD showing in the Bios? as a bootable drive? Just a thought.. as mine didn't appear and I had to get it showing as a bootable drive...

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My HP 15-af131dx wont let me boot from a flash drive. I was able to boot from the flash drive on my hp mini 110, and in the past I have ran Ubuntu on a flash drive on the 15-af131dx and it has worked fine. How can I boot from the flash drive? HP mini 110 boot manager. As you can see, the laptop sees the flash drive and alows me to boot from it. HP 15-af131dx boot manager. As you can see, it doesnt show the option to boot from the flash drive.

A:Laptop wont boot from usb flash drive

Hi: A couple of suggestions you can try...If they don't work, unfortunately, I don't have any other suggestions. 1.  Go into the BIOS and enable legacy mode, which should disable secure boot. 2. Boot from one of the notebook's USB 2 ports.  It will not boot from a USB3 port.

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I have a strange problem with my old laptop. I installed ubuntu onto it a few days ago from a flash drive and it worked fine. I used the Universal-USB-Installer- tool to do this. That particular flash drive would give me a disk read error if it were present at boot time, but others did not.

I'm now trying to install windows onto my laptop (dvd drive not functioning), and at first I tried copying the windows install files onto the flash, but that did not work. I then followed one of the numerous online guides available for creating a bootable windows flash drive to install windows 7, but that does not work on my laptop, yet works on my desktop. However, my flash drive now no longer gives a disk read error at boot. I have tried other flash drives to no avail.

So now I'm thinking that when I followed the online guide (which involves cleaning, formatting and re-partitioning the drive) I removed something from my flash drive that was making it boot on my laptop. The funny thing is that the partition on my flash drive was not active (before the format), yet it still booted to install linux.

Guide that I use:

Can anyone shed some light on this?

A:flash drive wont boot after format

I cannot really help you with the flash drive however you do understand that an external dvd drive is all of $36 with free shipping from the egg. You could get this and be done with the problem AND have a functioning dvd drive.

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As Adobe will end support for flash at the end of 2020. Which is  last version of  Internet Explorer will be able to support adobe flash and from which version flash is not supported at all.

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Hello everybody.

Today i finished downloading a game on stea m, but when i started it and wanted to play online it froze and didnt respond giving me no other option than re-booting.

(I have a dual boot with Ubuntu that never caused me touble) Then i selected Vista from the OS selection screen i came across with the typical "Windows could not start..." so i ignored and selected "Start Windows Normally" after the loading bar finished loading suddenly happened with SUPER fast blue flash,at that point i was like,oh no...

It automaticly rebooted so i followed the same procedure hoping itll start notmally but i had the same result,so in the "Windows could not start" screen i selected "Start last succesful configuration" and the same thing happened,i selected Safe Mode and same results,it was the same with Safe Mode with console.

The thing is that when i bought my HP computer on 2007 it never came with a Vista installation CD niether with the recovery one,it only came with a partition.4 months ago i took my PC to a technician because i wrongly installed Ubuntu LInux so he made the partition but COMPLETELY erased the Windows Recovery Partition so thats not an option,but he charged me around $80(I live at Mexico if you want a job like this "well done" you have to pay that amount)

Also yesterday i removed Norton Anti-virus because i heard it uses too much CPU so when it asked me if i wanted to delete all quarentine files(including ... Read more

A:Quick Blue flash,Vista wont boot.

No recovery partition and no recovery CD, right?

On another computer you can make one
Create a Recovery Disc

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Hi My pc wont boot up  just have led flashing ten times with beeping  15 second beep followed by 10 second gap then another 15 second beep

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The other day I updated my laptop which is a Dell Inspiron 17R running Windows 7 home premium, when I updated the computer booted ok took longer than usual, I restarted the laptop but this time it wouldn't boot up, it came up with a black screen saying repair windows(recommended) or start windows normally, I clicked repair windows it said searching for problems, attempting repairs this took about an hour and a half but unfortunately did not resolve the issue I sent the error report to windows, I restarted the laptop again,  attempted booting it in safe mode no luck and the same other various options I can try but no luck they all just crashed the laptop and began restarting it,  tried repairing it again and this time it took my to a screen with various options like load backup open cmd and format my hard drive, loading the backup did nothing and  wasn't sure what to do with cmd so decided to part ways with my stuff and format the hard drive, I did this and the laptop was formatted but the OS was still on the hard drive and it was like the first time I opened it all of my personal things were gone but win 7 home premium was still there, I set it back up again installed AVG anti virus etc downloaded a few movies ran fine the next day it said windows updates need installing so, I  did , 145 updates were made  turned my laptop back on and again it was booting up and crashing followed the steps I mentioned before noting was working after messing around wit... Read more

A:Computer wont boot, wont boot in safe mode, wont load repair centre

Hello there,
It seems like you did not perform a clean installation of Windows and that's why your system is acting up. 
Follow the steps below to install a new copy of Windows:
1. To format your hard disk during Windows 7 installation you will need to start or boot your computer using the Windows 7 installation disc or USB flash drive. Insert your Windows 7 disc in your CD/DVD drive. Please note: will need to restart or turn on your system with the disc in the drive. 
2. After turning on your system with the CD in the drive go ahead and press any key when prompted during your computer post routine and then follow the instructions presented on screen. If you don’t see this go back to step 1 to setup your BIOS to boot from CD or USB flash drive depending on your installation media.
3. On the Install Windows page simply enter your preferences and click next.
4. Accept the Windows license agreement.
5. On the “Which type of installation do you want” page go ahead and choose the “Custom” option.
6. Select Drive options (advanced) on the “Where do you want to install Windows” page.
7.  Select the partition that you want to change, choose the formatting option you want to perform and then follow the instructions.
When allocating space choosing the default MB size for your drive is typically the best for most users since you want to take full advantage of all your disk... Read more

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If mobo supports ddr2 800 would it be a problem putting in ddr2 667

Mobo -


Ram - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820227047

A:mobo ram support

Yes, that would be fine. If a mobo supports a certain RAM speed, anything at or below that speed will work fine as long as it is the right kind of RAM, in your case, DDR2.

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Will the Shuttle AK10 AMD Socket A Motherboard be able to handle a Duron 1200????

How bout an Athlon 1000?????????

A:Mobo support CPU?????

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i have a fic az31 mobo, could someone please tell me what the
max speed duron cpu i could use, i have gotten different info from
amd, the mobo manual says 600-750, but on the same hand they also say that a 800 is compatible and i've read that you can even
use a 1000 duron. is the latter with a bios flash or upgrade ?

A:mobo cpu support

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Hello guys, my younger brother got a computer a while ago its a Packard Bell iStart 2311, the thing is its starting to run really slowly as it only has 1gb ram with 256mb being used by the graphics card. The thing is I do not know if it supports 2gb in each slot or only 1gb.

I can get 2x2gb for a very good price but not sure if each slot takes 2gb.

The motherboard according the PB website is a MCP61PM-AM . Even if someone can tell me the real name of it or who manufactures it. I have tried google searches but came back with nothing but people wanting to overclock there systems.
All replies appreciated!

Thanks H

A:What Does My Mobo Support

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My GigaByte Mobo (see system spec) was purchased in 2010. I'm considering buying an SSD for the system and I want to be sure my hardware supports it using AHCI mode. When AHCI is enabled I see the following verbiage displayed during the hardware boot cycle before the OS begins to load:
Serial ATA AHCI BIOS, Version iSrc 1.20E
Copyright (c) 2003-2008 Intel Corporation
** This version supports only Hard Disk and CDROM drives **
The part that worries me is the last sentence where it says "...supports only Hard Disk and CDROM drives"
Does this mean the mobo does not support an SSD?

A:Mobo SSD Support?

I have a Gigabyte mobo purchased in 2009 that shows the same message during boot.

It works flawlessly with a Samsung 830 SSD in AHCI mode, running Windows 7.

Not 100% guaranteed, but I think you will not have any problems running an SSD in AHCI mode.

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I have a Chaintech VNF4 mobo from 05 that has a AMD 3000+ processor on it. I'm thinking about upgrading to the 4400+ X2's since they are pretty cheap. Will it support X2 as long as it's the same socket type?

MOBO: http://www.anandtech.com/mb/showdoc.aspx?i=2465&p=9

Proc: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103543

A:Does my mobo support X2?

The board will support X2 cpu's providing you update the bios.
You will need to do this before you change the cpu

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Hello guys,

I am going to buy a ram for my desktop pc, but this i am buying from online store, so i want to confirm if it supports on my motherboard or not.

Desktop Board Specs :
DDR2 667/800 mhz with Dual Channel RAM Support, having two memery slots.Mercury PIG31T- Board, Kobian BrandRadeon 6670 installed on PCIEx16Having 2 GB RAM installed currently

I found some cheap rams, can you once check and which one should work and support on my board ?

Dynet DDR2 1GB 800 Mhz RAM - Buy RAM Online @ Best Price on Snapdeal.comTranscend 1GB DDR2 RAM(JM667QLU-1G) - Buy RAM Online @ Best Price on Snapdeal.comDynet DDR2 2GB 800 Mhz RAM - Buy RAM Online @ Best Price on Snapdeal.comKingston 2GB DDR2 RAM (KVR667D2N5/2G) - Buy RAM Online @ Best Price on Snapdeal.com

Any help appreciated, suggest me some tips.

P.S : Sorry if external link is not allowed here. but this is the situation of spending money

A:[Q] Does my Mobo support this RAM ?

Are both memory slots taken right now?

And that RAM is supported by your motherboard but it is a higher speed than your current ram, something like this would do the trick. With your currency I believe the price for this would be Rs 1879.30.

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I have a Biostar 6100-m9 (not T-Force) and I have just ordered an AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ CPU (E6 Toledo Core). I cannot find anything in my motherboard manual that mentions anything about this specific CPU.

Thanks for your help on this urgent matter,


A:Will my Mobo support this CPU?

Well it looks like it will support it...


From that page on the right hand side under product info click on CPU support...it looks like this mobo will support up to AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+.

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Hey everyone!
I want to know if G.SKILL [ RipjawsX ] F3-12800CL10S-8GBXL(8Gx1) / F3-12800CL10D-16GBXL(8Gx2) RAM supports MSI Z77 MPOWER Motherboard

I searched in both support list and I didn't find, but I think it supports each other because the RAM is DDR3-1600 and this Motherboard support DDR3-1600, but I want to be sure!

NOTE: I want also to know if there is different between buying 2x8G or 1x8G (If I want to buy each one from different store with the same name) or there is no different?

NOTE 2: I will buy Intel Core i7-3770k CPU for my Mobo


A:Need to know the RAM that support the Mobo that I will buy!

First, I think that having 16GB of ram is completely useless. Second, if you are going with Ripjaws, you are mostly an amateur gamer, but I am sorry if I'm being stereotypical. If I'm right, I am sure you don't do lots of multitasking, or video and sound editing, making 16gb of ram just a waste, Two 4GB sticks, or 4 2gb sticks would do wonder with dual channel.

Third, if your motherboard RAM compatibility list does not show the ram you are buying, don't risk it. Ask someone directly from the company, or buy ram that shows as supported. Ripjaws don't do anything that other RAM sticks cannot do and will show any difference.

However if you are just going for looks, just doublecheck with an MSI CSA to see if it would be compatible with the board even if it doesn't show in the list.

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Hello SF members,

I see today uEFI is very popular, a lot of people use it...
I have ASUS P8H61-M LX2 (it have modern BIOS utility, etc. ).

So, does my mobo support uEFI?

And what is pros and cons of uEFI? I found that I need GPT formated HDD and GPT isn't recommend for HDD who have less than 2.2TB.

If my mobo support it, does I need anything other?


A:Does my mobo support uEFI?

uefi are the modern kinds of BIOS. They are better than older generation BIOS and their more obvious feature is that they have fancy graphics, they don't look like old DOS stuff. Most other things are "better" but from a customer point of view, there isn't a lot to talk about. It supports newer standards like GPT, and other modern stuff that wasn't possible with older generations of BIOS.

As for what you are saying about GPT, afaik UEFI can boot from GPT drives, but work fine with normal (MBT) drives as well. Who said that you need to use only GPT?

According to the product specs here, your BIOS is uefi already.

In any case, you can do nothing about it, as it's the manufacturer that decides what BIOS each board will have.

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i have an asrock dual 915 gl mobo.

does it support ddr2 ram.
i have a pentium 4,128 mb nvidia 6600gt and 1gb ddr1 ram

A:does my mobo support ddr2 ram


- Dual Channel DDR memory technology
- Supports DDR400/333
- DIMM slots: 2
- Max. capacity: 2GB

Sorry, but only DDR (1) up to 400 =)

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I have a socket 370, ASUS cuv4x mobo, and I have a socket 370 466MHz celeron processor. Will that processor work in this mobo?



A:Does my mobo support this chip?

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Hey guys,

This is kind of embarrassing. Despite being a very seasoned PC user I have never ever used a SATA HDD! Always IDE. My old machine I custom built back in 2003 had been retired a few years ago due to a crashed hard drive. I was able to score a 500GB Western Digital WD5002ABYS but I was surprised that it was SATA when installing it because I didn't have a cable to connect it with nor do I see one on the motherboard. So basically I have no experience installing this.

Is SATA better than IDE somehow? I would just like a summary of the differences and more importantly some guidance on what I need to purchase. I tried researching my Shuttle AK31S2E9 mobo to see if it was even compatible and if I would need one of those cables or the entire adapter. (Needless to say I didn't find much info available on it). I heard these adapters slow it down which implies IDE is better than SATA to me? Most of the ones available on Amazon had bad reviews.

How do I install this without any drawbacks? Do I need a new mobo or is there an easy way to make it work and continue to use this mobo that's still in fine working order.

A:Does my mobo support a SATA HDD?

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Hi, does the Gigabyte GA-990X-Gaming ATX Motherboard support the 2GB Gigabyte Radeon R7 240 OC?


A:graphics support with mobo

Yes, however your motherboard is pci2 and the card is pci3 so there might be some loss of performance.

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I plan to build a gaming dedktop. I'll be buying an MSI mobo whose link is below. I want to know 2 things:

1) Will this mobo be good enough for an Nvidia 1080?

2) For a PSU, how many watts will I need to run an Nvidia 1080 on it?

A:Will this Mobo Support an Nvidia 1080?

Originally Posted by xlook

I plan to build a gaming dedktop. I'll be buying an MSI mobo whose link is below. I want to know 2 things:

1) Will this mobo be good enough for an Nvidia 1080?

2) For a PSU, how many watts will I need to run an Nvidia 1080 on it?

1. It should be.

2. Start with 450Watts but look at the specs for the card to assure the PSU is adequate, may need to go as high as 750Watts.

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I think that my MOBO can support this processor, but I just wanted to check.

I currently have a Intel Core 2 Duo E660 2.4GHz, with 2GB DDR2 533MHz RAM (2x1GB).

I want to upgrade to an Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700 2.66GHz Quad Core CPU. According to the ASUS website, my computer can support Quad core.

- Support Intel® next generation 45nm Multi-core CPU
- Intel® Quad-Core

I also wondered how much is the maximum RAM my MOBO can support (can I put in 2GB sticks in or just 4x1GB).

- Dual-channel DDR2 800/667/533

All help greatly appriciated in question #1 or #2.

A:Will my MOBO support a new processor and differnet RAM?

generally it is better just to stick with 2 sticks of ram. So go with 2 x 2gb if you want 4gb. (This is overkill for most applications). 2gb should be plenty.

You should not have any CPU upgrade issues, but you may require a BIOS update. Read: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic75555.html

read: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic65114.html before doing anything else.

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I am considering upgrading my laptop cpu, but I am not sure what CPU upgrades are compatible with my board, and when I try to look I draw a complete blank.

My motherboard is:

Manufacturer Dell Inc.
Model 0YXXJJ
Version A09
Chipset Vendor Intel
Chipset Model Havendale/Clarkdale Host Bridge
Chipset Revision 18
Southbridge Vendor Intel
Southbridge Model HM57
Southbridge Revision 06
Brand Dell Inc.
Version A09
Date 10/19/2010

A:How can you tell what CPU upgrade your laptop mobo can support?


From my experience, I have not seen laptops that the cpu was not soldered onto the mb. But I could be wrong but most laptops require a heck of a lot of tools and experience to take them apart and put in a new cpu.

In the long run, it might be less aggrivation to just buy a new laptop as they are getting cheaper and cheaper.
You might want to let us know why you want to change the cpu?


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My motherboard (AMD Athlon 64 3000+, Venice, Socket 939, 1809.4 MHz (9.0 x 201.0 MHz)) doesn't like to be properly detected by all the online RAM tests, so I gotta figure out everything by hand. I dled cpuz..
it says under chipset:

Northbridge NVIDIA nForce4 rev. A3
Southbridge NVIDIA nForce4 MCP rev. A3
Graphic Interface PCI-Express
PCI-E Link Width x16
PCI-E Max Link Width x16
Memory Type DDR
Memory Size 512 MBytes
Memory Frequency 164.5 MHz (CPU/11)
now I think this is because i have 512 megabytes in there currently.. since it's listing the graphic interface i currently have in there rather than what it supports (yeah i know it sucks..). but i want to know if it will support a 1024 stick of ddr, cause it's actually cheaper and means i can upgrade more later.

the whole cpuz scan is here


A:wil my mobo support a 1024 MB stick?

A phone number here you can try.

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I have an Asus A7V8X-X mobo in one of my systems. Right now it has 2x256 MB PC3200 modules in it. I’m thinking about adding some to increase total capacity. I’ve looked through the mobo manual and can’t make sense of something. Here is what is said about the memory capabilities of my mobo:

“The motherboard has three DDR sockets that support up to 3 GB unbuffered non-ECC PC3200/2700/2100/1600 DDR DIMMs.”

And in another place it says this:

“DDR DIMM sockets. These three 184-pin DIMM sockets support up to 3 gigs system memory using unbuffered non-ECC PC2100/1600 DDR DIMMs. (Note: PC2700 maximum to 4 banks only. PC3200 maximum to 2 banks only.”

I’m confused. I do understand that the mobo will support up to 3 GB using PC2100/1600 memory. What confuses me is the ability of the mobo to support PC2700 and PC3200 memory. Right now I have 512 MB of PC3200 memory in my system (2x256 MB chips). Is this information saying that if I add another PC3200 stick of RAM the system won’t recognize? If so, can you tell if it says that if I add a stick of PC2700 memory it will or will not recognize it? I’m a bit confused as you can see.

A:How much memory and what kind can my mobo support?

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I can see on the MSI support page that my Z97 GAMING 5 supports a GTX Titan but I don't see support for the GTX 1080. Isn't the TITAN more powerful than the 1080? If that's the case then lack of support for the 1080 wouldn't make sense. I would hate to purchase a card that my mobo won't even support.

A:Will My Z97 GAMING 5 Mobo Support a GTX 1080?

They probably didn't update the page, and yes your motherboard is compatible with the GTX 1000 series.

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