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Pc acting up after motherboard change, everything was ok b4

Q: Pc acting up after motherboard change, everything was ok b4

Changed the motherboard and the psu and now my pc has started acting up

Sometimes i would randomly get logged out and it has only happened when i had chrome open, just a bit ago when i tried to log into google i got logged out and when i logged back in i had like 30+ tabs of gmail open and 1 tab called thisisnotavirus.com open and then my desktop background has changed.

I have checked task scheduler for weird tasks and found nothing, i ran a hitmanpro scan and nothing malicious came up

My pc has also became noticeably slower, task manager shows nothing new.

Have downloaded kaspersky and running a scan, will report back tommorow since it is taking a while

speccy:
http://speccy.piriform.com/results/0JVJN73MwOC73Lp0VzF6KeX

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A: Pc acting up after motherboard change, everything was ok b4

The wallpapers have changed from the first, blue windows logo default background to the scuba diving person background which is also one of the ones that comes with windows

i have never before searched or been on thisisnotavirus.com and there are no community reviews on the site.

Could it be that i just got a random motherboard instability? it was a used one and almost the same as the one i had before, but it was used.

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Hey guys, you guys are very skilled and I am hoping to avoid technical support. To the issue, shall we?

I just built a really great PC...only problem is the motherboard is acting extremely weird. I can't open the BIOS or do anything much really when the EPS+12V connector is in. It basically turns on and off every 5-10 seconds and my speaker doesn't make a single sound. I tried booting the computer without this plugged in and the system stays on but still doesn't display BIOS. I''m confused and frustrated. Please help!

specs:
Cooler Master case
ASUS P6T Deluxe V2
intel i7 2.66 cpu
6 gb Corsair RAM
4890HD ATI Radeon
320 WD HDD
1000W Power Supply

This is my first build so hopefully everything comes out well!!!
 

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Hey guys hows it goin...i have 2 problems

1) I have a problem when ever i start my computer it says Warning !!System is in safe mode please reset you overclocked settings press F1 to continue or DEL to go into setup......

after i reset my computer to defualt settings in bios my computer keeps saying the same thing when ever i start my computer...i restarted my computer like a 100 times but it just keeps saying the same thing and i have to press f1 to start windows

2) When i start press the start button it takes about 35 to 40 seconds for my computer to Actually start....basically what i am saying is that the startup boot screen comes 35 seconds after i press the start button... this never happend before and just started doing this today....

Any Suggentions on what is happening

MSI- K8N neo platinum 7030
amd athlon 3200+
geforce 6800
512 DDR
 

A:motherboard acting crazy

I am guessing when you say you press the "start button" are you talking about power button on your case, not "Start" button as in, Windows? Right?

Sounds like the "default" BIOS settings are not right, overclocked or not. Sounds like you just need to set everything, not to defaults or to failsafe, but to "correct" settings.
This would be multiplier and RAM CAS speeds etc...

Taking 35 seconds to show you the post screen would be that the system is having trouble detecting everything.
You'll have to go into BIOS and check that the settings are right. Or at least that they are all AUTO.

good luck
 

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Hello everyone. I'm sorry if this is the wrong section to post this in.

I just recently got a new MSI motherboard and ever since then, windows has been acting very wacky.

Most notably, it runs extremely slow, it tells me windows is not validated, windows explorer crashes every now and then and I can't load anything from a USB drive or a CD. So therefor I can't even use the driver cd that the motherboard came with. And when I try installing them from the website, I get a "fatal error".

My cousin informed me that it's wise to reinstall windows since the motherboard is new, but I can't even get it to boot from the windows cd. When I'm at the boot screen, I select the option for it to boot from the DVD drive, but it just simply boots the hard drive like it usually would.

Could anyone offer me some suggestions please?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-4150 CPU @ 3.50GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8135 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580, 1536 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 1430696 MB, Free - 969633 MB;
Motherboard: MSI, Z87-G41 PC Mate(MS-7850)
Antivirus: Windows Defender, enabled
 

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Ok am not sure how to explain this but let me try lol

My motherboard Will only turn on if i press the Power Switch at the Back of the PSU.... I DONT PRESS THE POWER SWITCH ON THE CASING because of this i dont get any sort of display....i just press the switch at the back and everything turns on ...The fan starts spinning the lights are on and my gpu's fan starts spinning but no display

But sometimes when i am Lucky i press the power switch at the back of the psu the motherboard doesnt start and than when i press the Power button on the Casing than everything works fine like i can go to windows and everything ...

that is FREAKIN WIERD MAN ..... I can only use my computer Normally when i press the Power Button on the casing but after shutdown the thing will stop working ....

I checked the PSU thats Perfectly fine... MY Video Card is Fine checked that also I know something is wrong with the motherboard but i dont know how to fix it ???

I dont want to start my computer by switching the psu ON and OFF All the time. any suggestions

Thanks
 

A:Motherboard Acting Totally wierd

harrisdurrani said:



Ok am not sure how to explain this but let me try lol

My motherboard Will only turn on if i press the Power Switch at the Back of the PSU.... I DONT PRESS THE POWER SWITCH ON THE CASING because of this i dont get any sort of display....i just press the switch at the back and everything turns on ...The fan starts spinning the lights are on and my gpu's fan starts spinning but no display

But sometimes when i am Lucky i press the power switch at the back of the psu the motherboard doesnt start and than when i press the Power button on the Casing than everything works fine like i can go to windows and everything ...

that is FREAKIN WIERD MAN ..... I can only use my computer Normally when i press the Power Button on the casing but after shutdown the thing will stop working ....

I checked the PSU thats Perfectly fine... MY Video Card is Fine checked that also I know something is wrong with the motherboard but i dont know how to fix it ???

I dont want to start my computer by switching the psu ON and OFF All the time. any suggestions

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99.9% chance that the onboard voltage regulators for the processor are nearly dead, or the hi energy density caps on the same regulated voltage have had it.

Assuming the one you mentioned pertaining to your profile which is relatively new. Then its regulators or caps subjected to too much heat or abuse of OC'ng.

Replace the mobo before it dies suddenly taki... Read more

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Trying to change the permissions for:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Control Panel\don?t load

It denies me, I'm logged in under Administrator. Any advice? Thanks

A:Windows 7 is acting like HAL, can't change permissions

I'm not sure why you need to change the permissions but you can try running regedit as administrator.
Right click on C:\Windows\regedit.exe and select Run as administrator.

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Greetings all,

I'm having troubles with 2 excel 2010 spread sheets, that act very sluggish, and takes 3-15 min to make changes. These changes can be as simple as Cut and paste info to a new section, on the same spreadsheet, and will still take 3-15 min (depending on the amount of data being changed.)

The Documents are 2 different sizes, but both appear to have the same problem. (one doc is 4,294KB, the other is 366KB). They are both on the same Drive, and are (seemingly) the only 2 documents that are having this issue.

The sluggish behavior seems to get worse when remote connection is needed to access the files, but a direct connection does not seem to make much difference.

The main computer the drive is on, runs windows7, office 2010 suite, and we use remote desktop to access the remote terminals. Please let me know what other info you need from me to help me solve this issue. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you
MellieD

A:Excel 2010, acting sluggish and taking 3-15 min at a time for change.

So, we ended up solving this one through trial and error. The spread sheets were originally imported from Google docs, and through my searching for a solution, we came across a document (linked bellow) that explained what the issue was.

The article Suggests that when downloading a Google Docs file into say Microsoft Office, the file can get mangled. Formatting is not always what it should be, and with the file we have all these drop down boxes, and other stuff that complicates stuff more. So, ultimatly it was Google dogs that caused the issue, not excel or windows. I hope this helps some any one else that comes across this issue.


The Problem with Google Drive | PCWorld

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Hey guys

i just finished my build and i have no idea why i went for a motherboard with 2 slots for ram it can hold up to 16gb but luckly ebuyer sent me out an extra 4gb of kingston hyperx ram so i have 8gb all together but theres a problem theres 4 sticks !

obviously i wouldnt want to send it back so what do ya think either upgrade my motherboard and smash the extra 4 gb in there or keep to my original one i dont have money to blow atall im really struggling if its something that will really make a difference ill go with it if not then ill just keep to my original and when i come to buy a graphics card i will get a 2gb graphics card to help with gaming all i really do is gaming i dont really do anything else

thankyou for your time

A:Motherboard 4gb Max or change motherboard for 8gb ?

I'd go with 4 gigs until you had a major reason to believe it wasn't enough. If that ever happens, consider your next move. Most people do just fine with 4 gigs.

I considered 8 gigs on my 4 slot board but decided against it and don't regret it.

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On a HP Media Center m1160n can the motherboard be used in another computer once it has been installed. The motherboard went out and it was replaced with a new one. The cost was to high and the guy who put it in said it cannot be used in another pc. Just wanting to know if that is true. Thank you for any info on this.
 

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Hey I'm new to all this and want to upgrade my computer to 4Gb Ram as well as buy a good graphics card,the graphics cards I've been looking at are all DDR3 or higher,but my pc has DDR2.So what do i need to do,will i need to change my motherboard? Thanks

A:Do i Need to change my Motherboard?

Short answer: It depends.

Graphics card memory and PC memory are two separate things.


The DDR3 memory on graphics cards is independent to what your dektop PC has installed. The DDR3 memory modules on graphics cards are part of the card. Separate to the PC's memory.

You will however, need DDR2 for the PC. DDR3 doesn't fit into DDR2 slots.

With your PC you might be out of luck as it looks like that motherboard/model only supports up to 2GB

http://www.upgradecomputermemory.com...AM-Memory.html

http://www.datamemorysystems.com/Com...sario-SR5027UK

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hey yall, i have a question for you......

i have recently had the GA-8IPE1000 (2.0) Intel 865PE chipset and something has gone wrong to force me to get a new mobo.
so i have some questions of to what i should get.... i need socket 478 motherboard and i have been looking at these in particular

ASUS p4p800-se
ASUS p4p800-e
or getting the same mobo. b/c i heard that it is a pain in the A** to reinstall al the drivers on the new mobo.....

any suggestions?
 

A:motherboard change what should i do?

Ti.boneair said:

hey yall, i have a question for you......

i have recently had the GA-8IPE1000 (2.0) Intel 865PE chipset and something has gone wrong to force me to get a new mobo.
so i have some questions of to what i should get.... i need socket 478 motherboard and i have been looking at these in particular

ASUS p4p800-se
ASUS p4p800-e
or getting the same mobo. b/c i heard that it is a pain in the A** to reinstall al the drivers on the new mobo.....

any suggestions?Click to expand...

same mobo is the easiest route, if you get a different one chances are a fresh format and install of your os and everything else.
 

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Can i swap the motherboard with of of the am4 ones when they come out ?

A:Can i change the motherboard ?

Hi, The following shows specs of your computer      http://support.hp.com/my-en/document/c05278837 Yes, you can buy new computer any time. Why you only wish to swap the mother board ? Regards.

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Basically,
Last week, downloaded the new BF2 demo, and realised that finally, after 2 years of loyal service and dedication, the sun had begun to set on my GeForceMX440, and it was time for a new card. Anyway, after a week of trawling through endless etailers, i found the card that i wanted, and NVidiaGeForce6800GT 256MB, etc etc. Now, when checking out my PC to see if it could actually handle such a card, i realised that my motherboard only supported x4 AGP, which as you guys know out there, is not the x8 that is required of this generation of card. Seeing that i really don't want to get a card any older than this because i want it to last me a few years at least, i have come to the conclusion that infact i am going to have to purchase another AGP supporting motherboard, obviously of x8. As this is expensive and not to say the least, bloody complicated, i was wondering if any of you bright sparks out there may have any other solutions! ok this is my pc
http://support.packardbell.com/uk/mypc/index.php?sernr=024519220789
yeah i know its 2 years old but it hasnt faulted me yet lol. anyway thanks for reading and some intelligent advice would be greatly appreciated.
thanks guys

p.s o yeah also like- if a motherboard change is the only option, can you tell me at least where to start because i am way out of my depth- i.e. what i need in my new motherboard apart from agp x8 lol, and how to replace my old one with it! thanks again
 

A:Motherboard change help!!!

What's your budget?

I think the answers will largely depend on how much money you want to put into this project.

If you are looking for a graphics upgrade and you are replacing your mobo consider moving to a board with PCI-Express graphics. That would give you a longer life to your investment and the graphics boost is nice indeed. Of course, if you go that far you are probably looking at a new processor and memory as well.

Also, what size power supply do you currently have? Newer graphics cards need more power and most stock computers don't supply much of that.

- Bob
 

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I'be built a few computers in my lifetime but having problems like I have not experienced before. The motherboard is an Asus A7NX8-X. The CPU is an AMD Sempron 2200. I now get a good bootup with bios picking up my Maxtor hard drive and CD burner correctly. HD as primary and CR as secondary on primary IDE. After some tinkering, bios also correctly recognizes the cpu as the sempron 2200. I am running fsb 166 with multiplier of 9.5. The problem occurs when I attempt to install Windows 98 after deleting, creating new partition, and reformatting Maxtor hard drive. I go to E drive where my CD is, and where the Windows 98 cd is at to install the operating system. I enter setup and everything starts per normal, scandisk. After exiting scandisk, it says it is loading setup files and then I get an error message that states "Standard Mode: Invalid DPMI return from 03B7: 08EC". Then I get the E prompt with no further action. Everything I know to check is correct. The bios recognizes the HD and CD. It also recognizes the proper CPU. Any idea what I am doing wrong? Never experienced this type of problem before. I work grave shift and am about to go to bed but will look up responses when I wake up this evening. Sure appreciate any help you may give. This one has me stumped. Thanks again.

Jim
 

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My old motherboard got fried... literally somehow, so I got a new one. But now my games crash... not a lot, but from time to time they just lock up... Is this maybe because there is somethign not configured properly on the bios? Is this a common problem when a computer has had a mobo switch?
 

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I have a 433i Emachine, with a Florida TG Micro ATX motherboard, It is an Intel Socket 370 with an Intel Celleron processor of 400Mhz. My question is can I upgrade to a better motherboard and if so how do I make sure I match the placement of my Emachine case....

Thanks
 

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Hello all,

I have a machine with a Gigabyte X58A Ud3 in, because I think that it's faulty I'd like to upgrade it to the X58a UD5.

Can I do this without grief? Is it a simple matter of swapping it out, plug in original devices update bios, MB drivers and go, boot up with original c drive?

Am I being optimistic? Could I trash my existing setup?

Thanks

James

A:can I change my motherboard

James, Yes it is most likely possible to change your motherboard out BUT. It does require a bit of technical knowhow as the memory and the cpu will have to be moved to the new motherboard and moving the cpu and cooler is not for the faint of heart. Unless your young and have steady hands and good eyes. It can get sticky uninstalling and moving the cpu to the new motherboad. Damn those pins on the cpu are small

Regarding your hard disk, That could be a problem as the new motherboard has different drivers and such.

But I have seen the hard disk moved to a new mb with a minimum of fuss. First you must backup all of your data and save any install programs with the validation codes or serial numbers.

Also, according to the OEM license. when you change the mb on an oem computer, you need a new copy of windows but if you have a regular copy of windows ie.. full version then you can install it on the new mb.

The most important thing is good backups...

Good luck and may the force be with you

Rich

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I have a intel d845glly motherboard on my pc. Can i replace it with a better one? If yes, plz specify the model.
 

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Can I take the motherboard on HP Pavilion 15-ab211cy, then I put on my HP Beats Special Edition 15-p030nr. I want to change the motherboard only. Can it be fitted? The both motherboard are same size?

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Dear all,
I am an XPS 12 9q23 owner/user since 2013, and i was wondering the possibility of changing the motherboard to a 9q33 type (i7, 8GB RAM), i need the extra RAM and processing power, and what do I need to consider if this upgrade is possible
Any kind of help is appreciated

Thanks

A:XPS 12 Motherboard change

It does not appear the boards interchange despite the similarity on the outside of the system.   Further, used 9q33 systems on EBay are going for not much more than mainboards alone - if you want the upgrade (which would be a modest one at best) you may be better off with a complete system.

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A:Would you be. Able to change change the motherboard in my l...

That number is not a recognized model. Therefore, not able to look up the Manual and see what motherboards are possible. Understand, swapping out the motherboard is terribly expensive and once people are aware of the high cost and small improvement almost nobody does it. And we would not do it, in any event. The best we could do is advise you where to buy a motherboard and you would have to find a tech to install it. 

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Hi

Got the PC to boot by replacing the motherboard all hardware (fans..cpu..ram) seems to be working

Relating to this thread

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/pc-has-no-power-at-all.1180677/

whatever happens now is better than it being dead

Same PC but since it relating to windows 7 not the hardware I posted a new topic sorry if that was wrong

First I have booted it once to the windows logo then shut it off by holding the power button had not installed my wireless card in yet so no internet but maybe that not matter

I have never replaced a motherboard in an existing instance of windows (Windows Home Premium X64) and have no idea what to expect

so if someone could explain this process and how best to proceed

Regards
 

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Hi

My desktop system came with an OEM version of Vista Home Premium installed. This has since been upgraded to Ultimate.

Unfortunately the mother board has developed a fault and I will have to replace it.

The original motherboard is no longer available (manufacturer gone bust I think) so I have to replace it with a different make.

According to searches on Microsoft, to continue using an OEM version of vista any change of mother board must be of the same make and type as installed on the original system the OS version was licensed to.

If this is true I will have to purchase a full version of Vista or try and get another OEM version with a motherboard. (VERY expensive so not an option)

Has anyone had the same problem and know if this is true or know of a way round this.

Regards

Copperfield

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Hello Copperfield,

Sometimes if you use the same brand of motherboards you will still be able to use the same OEM Vista on it, but you will have to check with the OEM manufacturer to be sure though.

You could get a cheaper upgrade version and use this method below to install if you end up having to buy a retail copy.

Clean Install From Upgrade Vista

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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please help my nightmare... I recently attempted to change my computer case and in the process fried my motherboard (Abit PC-7) long story... i went out immediately and got a new one (intel d865gbf). the problem I am encountering is that now the bios is loading up and the drives are recognized in the bios, but when i boot from the windows disk it won't recognize them. this is in regards to the setup windows/repair options screen. before the problem i had 2 separate boots (one for audio work, the other for general use) and each one had a separate drive and os to load from. now nothing loads up. if i try to boot from the drives it just says "reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device" does anyone have any ideas??
 

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I currently use a computer that has a Foxconn 661MXPLUS motherboard but it has no audio. I need to change out the motherboard but hope to be able to use the existing CD Drives, Memory and HD.

Is there a sure fire reference that I can use to accomplish that?

This board has an integrated processor. Will that make a difference.

You can probably tell, I am not the sharpest tack in the drawer when it comes to computer repair/configuration.
 

A:Solved: Need to Change Motherboard

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The G6 series has 2 different motherboard setups one is standard and one has a secondary graphics card or dual graphics. I would like to know on my G6-2209au if it is possible to switch out the motherboard and get dual graphics. I have just replaced the APU processor and saw the space for where the chip would be and the different fan needed too cool both chips. IT seems possible but not sure. If anyone knows please let me know thanks

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can i change or upgrade the motherboard in my all in one omni 120? 

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My old motherboard (MSI [email protected] MSI Global ? Mainboard - P4M900M2-L) was not working as in the display was blank and no signal was being recieved by the monitor. So I went shopping and they sold me a new motherboard (MSI G31TM-P31 MSI Global ? Mainboard - G31TM-P31). After i installed the new motherboard, i turned on the system and the blue light was on and the fan was spinning. after a short while the fan started spinning much faster. So I went ahead and tested the processor on another computer and it was working properly. The processor is a Pentium Dual-Core (I will post model number if requested since it's a bit hard to take off with the fan and all).

What should i do? is it an incompatible motherboard? since the motherboard doesnt have onboard speakers, it doesnt make any sound either. Thanks in advance

A:Motherboard change. Won't boot up

CPU: Pentium Dual-Core
Conroe SLA8X E2200
FSB: 200MHz
Speed: 2.20GHz

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Hello,I'm having a problem with my laptop probook 450 g0. At some point I managed to tare part of motherboard, with cable from screen. Cable is fine, screen also, just connector from screen to motherboard is broken. I believe I need new motherboard.So here comes the question.I'm having i5 Intel procesor quad core, also integrated graphics Intel HD, and normal graphics AMD HD 8750.I wonder, if replacing motherboard, do I need to buy one with both graphic cards on it, or is there an option to use my normal graphic card from my old laptop on new motherboard?Eg. Dismantling old motherboard and using its non integrated graphics card on new motherboard?Same question goes with my processors.Also I'm thinking of buying same motherboard with better chipset, i7 that should fit into there. Is possible to buy new MB with newer chipset, so other components from old laptop would fit it?Thank you for your help!

A:Hp probook 450 G0 motherboard change

Hi,Manual: http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c03765776Intel i7 3632QM is the top processor listed.i5 processor listed are dual core. Both are compatible with same board and chipset.Page 19: Your motherboard has Intel Mobile HM 76 chipset with switchable discrete AMD Radeon HD 8750M� graphics chip (1GB or 2GB graphics memory) soldered on to the board.Board comes separate for UMA and discrete graphics. So you've to buy board with your desired discrete graphics built in. Check the part number you need for Intel models.All the boards listed have same HM 76 chipset.You can put in top processor (Page 20) after getting the board: HP part number 701658-001�RegardsVisruth

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Hi,

I am just about to change the motherboard on my PC. i have been looking at...

http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/moving_xp.html

...to check the procedure, but I have got a little confused.

I am running XP Home off one single IDE drive. I wish to continue using this drive as my master (and only) drive. Would I simply go through points 1 --> 22 on the first list of the afore mentioned site? The re-installation of windows malarkey is confusing me...

Cheers,
T
 

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i have a dee optiplex gx 280 and i have 8 gb ram and a navida quatro 1 gb video card and seagate 500 gb harddrive i put in liquid cooling and a bigfoot 1gb enternet card got 2 sony dvd rewriters and the stock power supply just need to know if i can upgrade the cpu i like the pc it is working fine just would like to make it all it can be im running windows 7 ultimate and got good scores on proformance test
processor: 4.2
memory (ram): 5,2
Graphics: 5.9
Gaming graphics:4.7
primary hard drive:5.9
what would help othere then buying a new pc please help
 

A:Can I change my CPU without buying a new motherboard?

What's your motherboard model and what CPU do you have at the moment?

Also what do you use the PC for?
 

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hey guys,

so, the pc that i have is this one: HP Pavilion Elite HPE-235f Desktop PC Product Specifications | HP? Support. Now, the motherboard recently died on it, so i was considering replacing it with this board instead: MSI 890GXM-G65 AM3 AMD 890GX 5 x SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Newegg.com

However, I see no problems with replacing the board itself, but the question i have pertains to the case itself. In that particular case, the motherboard is actually mounted on the left side, so, the pcie slots are currently sitting ABOVE the processor, the ram, and the main fan. Now my question is this: Can I modify that case so that the board sits like the usual matx board that i have in my other hp pc, which is on the right? So basically, i want to make the case useable, but move the board from the left wall to the right wall with minimal effort, if possible?

Thanks

A:can i change the layout of my pc's motherboard?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by nabob


hey guys,

so, the pc that i have is this one: HP Pavilion Elite HPE-235f Desktop PC Product Specifications | HP? Support. Now, the motherboard recently died on it, so i was considering replacing it with this board instead: MSI 890GXM-G65 AM3 AMD 890GX 5 x SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Newegg.com

However, I see no problems with replacing the board itself, but the question i have pertains to the case itself. In that particular case, the motherboard is actually mounted on the left side, so, the pcie slots are currently sitting ABOVE the processor, the ram, and the main fan. Now my question is this: Can I modify that case so that the board sits like the usual matx board that i have in my other hp pc, which is on the right? So basically, i want to make the case useable, but move the board from the left wall to the right wall with minimal effort, if possible?

Thanks


this is the first matx motherboard that i have seen which follows the btx standard of mounting the board on the opposite wall, lol.

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My current MB is Sata II and usb 2.0. I plan a MB swap that will re-use the cpu/memory and associated hardware to get Sata III & USB 3.0 and other updated features.

I hot swap ssd's to either run W10 RTM or W10 insider on this desktop but keep a HDD to use as data for both systems.

Will a repair install work or will I have to clean install W10 and install all my apps/programs.

What will this do to activation since "hardware" changed and the ability to get back on insider?

A:Consquences of Motherboard change out

Read this post, will throw some light on this subject....
My Windows 10 Online Support Experience with Activation. : Windows10

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Hey all,

My mobo just failed so I am thinking about attempting a mobo swap without a reinstall.

I found this thread: Change Mobo and Processor without format ? where the OP reported success.

If I can get this working, are there any potential Cons that I should be aware of?

If I do have to reinstall how does the Repair reinstall differ than the Clean reinstall?

I already have all my Personal Files on a separate partition on the HD and I will be using the same processor and RAM. Thanks.

A:Change motherboard without reinstall Win 7 x64

  
Quote: Originally Posted by nabilalk


Hey all,

My mobo just failed so I am thinking about attempting a mobo swap without a reinstall.

I found this thread: Change Mobo and Processor without format ? where the OP reported success.

If I can get this working, are there any potential Cons that I should be aware of?

If I do have to reinstall how does the Repair reinstall differ than the Clean reinstall?

I already have all my Personal Files on a separate partition on the HD and I will be using the same processor and RAM. Thanks.


You shouldnt even have to do a repair, just install and see if it identifies everything. Have the latest mobo chipset and integrated stuff drivers downloaded and ready to go if you can. If Win7 doesnt recognize the new mobo then a repair is a 2nd option.

From your specs it appears this is a custom or homemade PC... if so you really shouldnt have any issues!

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I have a Windows 7 Premium installed from an upgrade disk. Also have a X64 bite version of Win7 disk. My question is can I change my motherboard with an Intel base cpu and use the X64 Win7 and the product key, which is valid for both?

A:change motherboard and activation

Changing the MB usually is considered a new computer. You may have to call MS to activate with the same key number if it will not activate online normally.

Activate Windows 7 by Phone

Several other posts on the subject and in most cases, MS went along with the request.

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Hey guys,

I just changed to a different motherboard because my other one broke and now I can't boot my Windows 7, understandably though. How can I make it work? I launched the setup repair which didn't help but I am now looking at the console. I am able to open regedit and load the SYSTEM hive and control the services in ControlSet001. Which drivers should I try playing with there to make it work?

My system:
CPU = Q6600
RAM = 2*2GB DDR-II
HD = SATA II 750GB
Old motherboard = GIGABYTE P35 DS3L rev 2.0
New motherboard = GIGABYTE G41M ES2L
Power supply = 520W pure
Video card = Sapphire HD 4870 1GB Toxic

Any idea what I should do? I really don't want to format my HD and install Windows again.

Thanks!

A:BSOD After Motherboard Change

  
Quote: Originally Posted by giaviv


Hey guys,

I just changed to a different motherboard because my other one broke and now I can't boot my Windows 7, understandably though. How can I make it work? I launched the setup repair which didn't help but I am now looking at the console. I am able to open regedit and load the SYSTEM hive and control the services in ControlSet001. Which drivers should I try playing with there to make it work?

My system:
CPU = Q6600
RAM = 2*2GB DDR-II
HD = SATA II 750GB
Old motherboard = GIGABYTE P35 DS3L rev 2.0
New motherboard = GIGABYTE G41M ES2L
Power supply = 520W pure
Video card = Sapphire HD 4870 1GB Toxic

Any idea what I should do? I really don't want to format my HD and install Windows again.

Thanks!




To enable us to assist you with your computer's BSOD symptoms, upload the contents of your "\Windows\Minidump" folder.

The procedure:

* Copy the contents of \Windows\Minidump to another (temporary) location somewhere on your machine.
* Zip up the copy.
* Attach the ZIP archive to your post using the "paperclip" (file attachments) button.

To ensure minidumps are enabled:

Go to Start, in the Search Box type: sysdm.cpl, press Enter.
Under the Advanced tab, click on the Startup and Recovery Settings... button.
Ensure that Automatically restart is unchecked.
Under the Write Debugging Information header select Small memory dump (256 kB) in the dropdown box (the 256kb varies)... Read more

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Hi ,

I have a PIII pc 256ram which is using wins ME and keep having wins errors and wants to change it to wins 2000 but I have lost the motherboard drivers CD.
I went to the Motherboard maker website and downloaded the :
1. Soundcard driver
2. Modem driver
3. VGA driver

I was only able to download from US site and unable to download from Taiwan site ,is there any difference.
Can I know is there any other drivers that I need to download before I am Fully equiped with the drivers to change the OS.

Thanks .
 

A:change OS but no motherboard drivers

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Apologies if this has been asked before - I recently decided to upgrade my processor on a Vista PC, requiring a new motherboard. With Xp this used to be relatively simple - ensure you have the 'Standard Dual PCI IDE Controller' installed, switch hardware, and install new drivers. With Vista, however, this was the beginning of a huge nightmare. The rebuilt system would simply not boot - It started the process, got to the 'progress bar' very briefly, and then just restarted the PC.
I spent a whole day scouring the net for solutions. I saw plenty of questions, but no answers. The new Vista boot-time repair is a joke - It takes about two hours, and then leaves the system exactly as it was. There is no more 'Repair Install' as there was in XP. It seems that the only way round is to clean install everything from scratch, entailing hours and days of work.
Has Microsoft screwed its users AGAIN? If there is a reliable method for performing this procedure I sure would be grateful to hear about it.
 

A:Change motherboard on Vista

Does this machine have a OEM OS tied to the original Motherboard?
 

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Do I have to change the cooler when I am replacing my motherboard from an Intel motherboard to an AMD one?
 

A:Do I have to change the cooler when I put a different motherboard?

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My question is, I'm planing on installing a new motherboard to my desktop as I found out the mobo in my desktop now doesn't support newer graphic cards. Not even half-new graphic cards even. Recently bought a GeForce GTX 750 ti Strix OC Edition model and my motherboard can't handle it. So I need a new motherboard. My question is, do I need a whole new case too or will a micro-ATX mobo work in my current case? Thanks in advance./Wind

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I have had a motherboard blow on one of our business systems, I have changed it out with another totally different model and as a result have had to install a different graphics card (non-integrated to integrated), both had intel chipsets (totally different ones)

Are there any freeware utilities or methods to change out the chipset and graphics drivers under windows XP to more generic ones so I don't have to go through 48+ hours of reinstallations along with all the required re-verfication of the software that results after a fresh install? Some of the companies I had software through are bankrupt so I am uncertain how that will work anyway.

Obviously I can't just boot up, system reboots right after the AGP driver is loaded, safe mode and VGA modes don't work.

I have seen some mention of utilites for this purpose but would really like to know if there are any low cost or freeware solutions to change out the boot list in windows XP.

Thank You
Ryan
 

A:Any utilities to allow a motherboard change without reinstalling XP

Don't know of any utilities, but you should be able to do a repair install of Windows. This shouldn't affect any installed programs or data, but always a good idea to have it all backed up just in case.

Replace Motherboard on a Windows XP System

HTH

Jerry
 

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trying to get past the bios password so far i have tried the steps above with no success . Thank You for you previous help and future help if you can.

A:had to change motherboard and the replacement has a password...

Hi, The machine has a InsydeH20 bios, so at the password screen, hit enter 3 times and you should receive a 'halt code' - post back with this code. Regards, DP-K

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I presume when changing the motherboard, if I can't get the pc tower to boot after the change over, I merely do a upgrade re-install of W7 ?

Please correct me if I'm mistaken !
 

A:repair install of W7 for motherboard change

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right changed my motherboard and thats all, plugged everything in where its meant to go... turned on pc
something about boot device changed came up, i pressed f1 to continue, came up with password screen and my background.

nothing else popped up after logging in other than something asking my to activate windows :S

its already bloody active!

what does this mean, have i lost all my old documents etc.from my HDD? or what? help

if i re-build my old set-up will my HDD still be okay?

thanks alot
 

A:windows activation after motherboard change

If you change a hardware device you will have to re-activate your Windows installation. Call Microsoft & explain the situation. They'll see if it's legit & give you a new one.
 

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Hi,

I have asus p5q for now and 2X320Gb sata drives in Raid 0. For example of my motherboard failure , can i then use this raid array on another motherboard and pc.

Can I even use this raid on the same model motherboard.If so will this motherboard recognise drives automaticaly or i still need to create raid using on-board-raid-controler software that i used to make raid first.
 

A:Does Raid Works When I Change Motherboard

Same motherboard should be no problem.

Equal (same chipset) motherboard, might work.

Different chipset motherboard, likely a redo.
 

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Hi all,

I have been using W7pro retail on an asus p5 deluxe motherboard for some time.

recently I have had video outages which I eventually narrowed down to a psu failure.
(the board would startup, drives and fans spinning but no post or video - as if the entire back panel was knoced out!)

In the interim I have a motherboard with integrated gpu - a gigabyte g41m-es2h

It did the same syptoms as described above, which told me it was a psu not a gpu issue which I first thought. To eliminate any doubt I also re-installed W7 afrer easy transfer all the users.

I only have the base system and MS office installed now until I clear up some of these niggles.

I have the following issues:

1) Upon booting, W7 seems to spend a long time looking for the network connection wheras on my old board it never used to. anything up to a minute, and while its doing this it takes over the machine so nothing else will work.

2) Screen flicker and poor display performance from one of the user accounts.
I have three user accounts; admin (admin); myself and my partner (regular)
the screen is a samsung syncmaster 204B, with optimal resolution set to 1600x1200.
On the admin and myself account I can have the screen set to 1600x1200 with no problems. however on partner account, I get issues with flickering and loss of resolution.
I've tried to update the drivers from the intel website but this has not solved anything, making me think that it is something in the user profile which is upsettin... Read more

A:Performance issues after motherboard change

For a start why are you using an RC Build, 7100, its well out of date.
It should be Version 6.1 (7600)

Look at my specs

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