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DUAL Laptop Mobo

Q: DUAL Laptop Mobo

I recently acquired a DUAL laptop and I was wondering how I can determine the make and model of the motherboard. The computer model number is MVA-6690. It has an AMD 400 mhz processor and I want to see if the motherboard can take anything faster. I also want to update the BIOS. Any help?!
(I tried opening it but can't quite get it open)

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A: DUAL Laptop Mobo

wut is a dual laptop

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Hey guys, I am building my second system and am just wondering what mobo to get.

I don't full understand the advantages that a 64bit system will bring but I know that a dual processor will do wonders for my work flow (I have a 3D modeller who renders alot). I was just wondering if you know of a dual processor mobo which is also 64bit. That would be the best of both worlds in my opinion.

Any advice you can give would be great.

A:64 bit mobo vs dual processor mobo?

Any preferences between intel and AMD?

If you are going AMD, get a socket 939 motherboard with the nforce4 chipset, like this one for example:

Then pop a dual core, 64bit CPU in it:

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i have been told that there is no such thing but i was at my friends house and was screwing around with site called puget systems and designed a comp but i saw a dual procesor mobo. is it possible to get a cheap mobo?

A:dual procesor mobo??

Yes there are, their used for servers, and no their not cheap.

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I'm attempting to build a video editing computer for my school. I've built many single processor computers, but this is my first attempt at a dual-processor machine. The computer the department wants to buy is straight from AVID, because that's the editing software they have been using for awhile. The computer itself was QOUTED at $4,199.00. I assured the department I could score it for cheaper, and so far, I have. Money is not an issue, as long as the computer along with WinXP Pro is all under $4,199.00.

My first question is if I want to go Pentium, do I have to use the Xeon processors? And if so, do I have to get 2 of them? Reading information on the net made it seem like I only needed the one. Also, is there a specific motherboard I have to put a dual-processor on? I looked on www.newegg.com and didn't see anything I was looking for. If someone could point out the best video editing hardware/software, or direct me to a recent link, that'd be grand.

I want to use an ATI Radeon 9800 XT 256MB, but if there's a better video card for this kind of computer, please let me know. If anyone knows a link of how to build a super-video editing machine, please post that as well. Your help is appreciated.

A:Dual Processors and Mobo???

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I'd like one network adapter to prioritize traffic on my LAN. I would like the other one for traffic coming to and from outside my LAN. I tried to download and use Realtek's ethernet diagnostic utility, it didn't work or I dont understand how to use it.

Here is the router I'm using:


Would teaming be easier?

I have a homegroup via this router also.

A:MOBO with dual NIC, can I make use of both this way:

Would teaming be easier?

Note on page 87 of your manual it says,

Teaming functionality enabled allows two single connections to act as one single connection for twice the transmission bandwidth

That's to "supposedly" get faster networking speeds. It will speed up your access but it is not X2. But that's not what you are asking for.

You are trying to connect your motherboard to two networks, your LAN (everything on your side of the router) and the Internet. If you are connecting both network connections to the same router, then you are connecting both connections to the same network. Again, not what you want.

The simplest way to isolate the two networks is to connect your LAN1 connector directly to your Internet gateway device (cable/DSL modem) and the LAN2 connector to your router along with the other computers on your network. But then the other computers don't have Internet access (unless you open up Internet sharing on your computer). Probably not what you want either. And I think configuring all the firewalls would be fuel for a migraine - and clumps of lost hair.

So that means you need two routers. Router 1 connects to the gateway device for Internet access. LAN1 connection on your computer connects to Router 1. LAN2 connection on your computer, and the other computers connect to Router 2. Router 2 connects to Router 1. Still a firewall mess if you want to do some file and folder sharing, but ... Read more

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ok for me to get this double bandwith speed do i need to buy two identical sticks of memory or does it matter??

A:quick question about dual ddr on a mobo

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Im shopping for a new mobo and am starting to see them coming out with two nics more and more. I am wondering what can be done with them?? Can you bind them for double the throughput? Or what do most people do with them? I have a FIOS connection and am curious if this will help me utilize it to its fullest......

A:Dual Nics on a Desktop Mobo

Truthfully, for most people, there's nothing really useful about the dual NIC's. I have one disabled on the machines I have here, just to keep it out of my way. You won't see any performance increase for FiOS with multiple connections. I have gigabit Ethernet in my network, and 20mbit FiOS connections. Obviously, the bottleneck is not the gigabit Ethernet.

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Well I have heard that if you have two eithernet ports on your MOBO then you can put in two eithernet cords and assign one port for upload and the other for download. How do I do this?

A:Dual ethernet ports on Mobo?

No, it doesn't work like this. Also, it would be totally pointless. First, ethernet interfaces are full duplex, meaning that even a single ethernet port has separate wires for "download" and "upload". Second, your internet connection is orders of magnitude slower than ethernet, so any adapter bonding would be useful only for connections over the LAN.

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Hows everyone doing?
this is my fifth forum ID i have created trying to find answers to this problem i am having with my new ram. I just can't find anyone with the same problem or adequate knowledge to help me. Anyways this is whats going on, if anyone could help me please do.
I have an Abit av8 with VIA k8t800 pro + vt8237 chipset.
the bios version is 11/08/2005 k8t800p-8237-6a7L1a19c-26.
I had a stick of corsair 512 mb xms pc3200 memory in DIMM1, for some time until I wanted to upgrade.
I bought Corsair twinx pc3200 DDR 400 memory 2gig
the latency for this pair is 3, 3,3,8.
this memory is also double-sided.

this is what happened. I took out the old 512mb ram and put the two new modules in Dimm1 and dimm2, just like the manual says to do. so now out of the four dimms dimm1 and 2 are the only ones occupied. So i turn the power back on and reboot. Everything is fine and dandy for 1 day. then BAM out of now where while playing a memory intensive game my system crashes, reboots but nothing comes up on screen. So i then open up the case and find that the computer is posting c3.... I look up this code in the manual and it says " expand compressed memory bios code dram" I have no idea what this means but i decided to take the module from dimm2 out just to see what happens... i shut the power off and take it out. reboot and i get back to windows....
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A:I need some help with Dual channel memory in an AV8 mobo

Might have some bad memory I would next run a test on both sticks to see what it comes up with. You can download a memory tester here.

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I am looking for anyone who has this board and might know how to tweak it for maximum performance. Any tips or tricks would be greatly appreciated!!!!

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OK, for a change I have a question of my own.

I've googled around and read old threads on this forum and know all about x86 and 32-bit address limitations and hardware devices using memory mapping etc. etc.

So, I have 3GB at the moment, two 1GB sticks and two 512MB sticks so my mobo can use dual-channel support on the entire RAM. If I decide to replace one of the 512MB sticks with a full 1GB stick, netting me a total of 3.5GB in the process, how will this affect dual-channel support? Would it still be active over the first 3GB, or be completely disabled?
Basically, would it be better just to go to 4GB and have four 1GB sticks?

Also, is there a certain hard limit on just how much memory (out of 4GB) the x86 version of Windows 7 can use even under ideal conditions? For example, is 3.5GB the absolute most I could hope for? Is it 3.25GB? Or 3.75GB?

Thanks in advance!!

A:Windows x86 and 4GB...and what about dual-channel on the mobo?

As far as I'm aware, 3.25 GB seems to be the ball-park figure you can use with the x86 architecture.

Crucial's memory scanner will give you good advice as to the best configuration for your memory modules, but at this stage I would recommend 2x2 GB sticks, which leaves two sockets spare should you go to Windows 7 x64 and want more memory then.

RAM Memory Upgrade: Dell, Mac, Apple, HP, Compaq. USB drives, SSD at Crucial.com/uk

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I am thinking of buying a dual slot 1 motherboard such as this from ebay, to make use of the slot 1 p3s and Sdram i've got lying around. What I don't know, however is whether the two processors have to be the same; e.g. Can I use a 700mhz and a 550mhz processor together (I know the fsbs have to be the same)?

Thanks in advance

A:Do processors have to be the same on a dual slot 1 mobo?

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I am at my wits end on this one. I need help before I go completely insane.

Working on building a nice little computer for my personal use, its a true Frankenstin Monster to begin with.

My mobo is an ASUS P4SGX-MX (socket 478)
The on-board grpahics card is the standard SiS
I installed a left over NVIDIA GeForce 2 MX/MX 400 (given to me by a friend for free)

I would like to have two monitors working at the same time on this PC. Here's what I've done so far. (please bear with me, its 3 hours pass my bedtime and I am delirious with fatigue)

In the bios, I set the onboard as the primary and the monitor on the right works, the display adapter in Windows XP Pro only shows the SiS adapter, and not the GeForce

In the bios, I set the primary to AGP and the monitor on the left works but the one on the right does not. Windows shows the GeForce adapter but not the SiS

In the bios I set the primary to PCI and get the same results as setting it to the AGP as above.

I know I have the monitor resolutions the same on both, but I also noticed that with which ever monitor working, the IRQ is automatically set to 16 (is this a problem?)

Has anyone been able to get dual monitors to work with this mobo?

A:Dual Monitor w/ Asus mobo


i believe you need a video card that has dual screen outputs.

check out video splitters here

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My rig is :-
p4 516
2.93 ghz
1 gb ram
geforce 6600gt
mobo:- asrock 775 dual 915gl

i cannot overclock plz help me

The Pics are :-






when i change my cpu clock it doesnt have any change and cpuid and pcwizard show that it is not overclocked.

i am willing to go to any limity to be able to overclock my pc even flashing the bios if it will help.

i have even changed the dram frequency to normal but it doesnt help


A:Help Me Overclock My Cpu (Mobo -Asrock dual 915gl)

what values have you tried changing your FSB to? you may be setting it too high, causing the ASRock "Boot Failure Guard" to set it back to normal.

first, set your BIOS back to it's defaults (or clear CMOS).

then start by raising only the FSB setting, don't change anything else yet. raise it by a small amount like +5MHz. at this setting your system should boot up fine and your CPU should be overclocked to 3.03GHz (use CPU-z to verify).

raising the FSB also overclocks your RAM (use CPU-z to see what speed your RAM is running at) since you're using DDR333, it can run up to 166MHz. this should allow you enough headroom to theoretically overclock your CPU to 3.6GHz (if your CPU/system can handle it)

continue raising your FSB in small increments until your PC either refuses to boot, or the BFG sets it back to normal. once this happens, post back here and we'll help you onto the next step.


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Dual Mobo information?

Anyone around here know of a web site where I can find information about doubling up motherboards, and the respective hardware?
I am basicly aiming to make an experimental computer with 2 linked motherboards. I like to start with single prosessor boards and eventually move to dual CPU boards. Yes I know there are 2, 3 , and 4 CPU mobo's on the market but they are to expencive for my budget at this time. Besides, the therory behind duel motherboards is to pool and share motherboard resources/CPU's and hardware.

Any and all information would be very helpful. Thank you.

A:Dual Mobo information? Clustering motherboards?

I think you're refering to Clusters. It multiple PCs linked together but acting as one computer. In a certain way, projects such as the Genome project or the SETI project can be considered as one big Cluster.

There's a lot of info on it here -> SCL Cluster Cookbook

You can always go on Google & do a search on Clusters.

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I want to upgrade my Supermicro X5DAL-TG2 mobo in order to accommodate a GeForce 7800 video card. I want to salvage as much of my existing system as possible: two Xeon 2.8s, 4x512 MB 180 pin Kingston RAM, Adaptec dual 160 SCSI controller card, NewTek VT card (32 bit PCI). Which dual Xeon board would you recommend?

A:Upgrade a dual Xeon mobo to add PCI Express

as usual... im a MSI lover... so ill recommend you the followin MoBo with its Specs...


12 in (L) x 13 in (W), SSI EEB 3.0 form factor
? 8 DIMMs w/ DDR266 up to 32GB or 8 DIMMs w/ DDR 333 upto 24GB
? 1 PCI; 2 PCI-X(100MHz): 1 PCI-X (133MHz); 2 PCI-E 8X
? SCSI interface Adaptec AIC-7902 Ultra-320; Support Dual channel SCSI Ultra 320; Support Adaptec ZCR (Zero-Channel RAID)
? Dual Gb LAN; On board graphic; MSI server management IPMI 1.5

Remember to check you socket type in order to get the right one...

Regards from Panama

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Hi, im planning an upgrade soon on my computer because i got some extra parts to do so with. Basically throwing my current hardware in a new case with some spare things im came across.
I have a eVGA 790i motherboard that im going to use for my new build. Now, currently im running RAID 0 on my ASUS p5b deluxe mobo. I use that for just my OS, and have a third drive thats not raided and use it simply for storage and backups.

I also plan on running RAID 0 on my new system...but i want to throw a fourth drive in and create two pairs of RAID 0 drives. (two drives raided for my OS, and two drives raided for my storage).

Basically im trying to find out if this can be done??? My mobo supports all raid sets...and all six SATA ports are raid capable....but i dont know if it can do a dual raid like im thinking

Secondly, I also use acronis Treu Image for my OS backups, and frequently restore my OS to my "preffered setup of XP Pro" These images usually get stored on my storage drive(s)...which will possibly soon be raided also.

Does anyone see issues with this??? Like not being able to access the raided storage drives and what not?? Losing data is not a concern at all...i backup to another network computer and also and external drive....so thats not a issue. Just trying to see what i might be getting myself into before i find myself formatting and re-raiding numerous times only to find out its not worth it.
Any and all suggestions are greatly appreciated!!!

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A:Configured dual RAID 0 on eVGA 790i mobo


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Ok I have the Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 motherboard. I am trying to figure out how to put it in the case. I have the processor in and its ready to go in the case. I am just not sure how to put it in. In the directions it says “Remove the I/O plate from the back of the case and replace it with provided motherboard I/O plate.”. What does that mean? What’s an I/O plate? The problem I am running into is the case has like 50 holes in it to put those gold screw things that space the motherboard off the case. Well I am not sure what holes to use. There are like 10 different holes on the motherboard. Are they all for screws? I noticed there are two type of holes. Just normal holes then there are holes with 8 golden metal circles around them. I was not sure if they were for screws. Here is what I am talking about:

Also the manual for my motherboard said it has the ability to support dual channel technology. What is dual channel technology? It said it doubles the bandwidth of the memory speed or something like that. Anyway I have two gigs of Corsair XMX2 memory. The manual said I need to put the memory in the same color channels for the dual channel to work. So I put the two sticks of memory in the same colored slots not the slots grouped together right? Does it mater if I choose the red or yellow ones?

A:Need help installing mobo into case and installing RAM for dual channel config.

Attached is a picture and description of how to remove and install the I/O shield.

The screws that secure the motherboard to the chassis go through the holes with the metal circles around them.

The "gold screw things" you are speaking of are the motherboard standoffs. You install the standoffs in the case to align with the holes with the metal circles around them. MAKE SURE that you only have installed the number of standoffs for the holes on the motherboard. If you leave an extra standoff installed it can cause a short circuit in the motherboard.

For dual channel memory install one stick of memory in each of the YELLOW DIMMs.
Push the white clips on the DIMMs into the open position (in the photograph you attached they are in the closed position). Insert a stick of memory in the DIMM slot making sure it is aligned. Then with your thumbs push down firmly on each end of the memory stick until it is firmly seated and the white clips close by themselves to lock the memory in place. If the memory is installed correctly, you should not have to move the white locking clips manually. Again, they should "pop in" and lock themselves.

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its an hp, thats my first problem
but my main problem is, the laptop wont run off AC
theres a little light by the ac adaptor port that lights up when the charger is plugged in, win 7 also says "plugged in" and i believe even says charging when its plugged in (so it IS detecting the cord being plugged in) but it will not run off of the ac adaptor. i even tried starting the computer with JUST the AC adaptor (rather than pullin the battery while the machine is running)

when i plug the machine in i also noticed the lightening bolt (battery?) light just blinks..
the light does howeever stay solid once the machine is turned on.
the machine will not charge period (machine on or off)
will not run off the ac adaptor
will only detect that the ac adaptor is plugged in, and thats all. any suggestions anyone? i cant think of anything but needing a new motherboard. thank u very much.
ive tried a different battery and ac adaptor.

becuse its not the hd
not the memory
not the ac adaptor
not the battery
and i was thinking maybe its the ac aadptor jack in the pc? but the laptop recognizes the cord, and light sup the indicator light when i plug the ac adaptor in.

if its of any help, i think the charger may have went bad at the same time? maybe shorted something out? im not sure though i could be wrong.

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I've got a P50 laptop that's out of warranty with a bad motherboard.  I was just going to order a replacement mobo, but I figured as long as I was doing the replacement, I wondered if the base and components were all the same between the P50 & P51, allowing me to upgrade to a P51 mobo instead.  I thought I'd see if anyone knows if this is theoretically possible before I plunked down the money to try it.

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Hey, I am just wondering how I can check my laptop's mobo, model SX20S by samsung support intel core i3 and other hardward, thank you

A:Laptop's mobo model

What is happening which makes you want to check your motherboard?

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Hello all,

I have a friend who I was trying to help out. What I thought was just an issue of removing spyware turned out to be a defective motherboard.

I have an HP laptop dv9000 series which im hearing are notorious as far as their tricky motherboard removal and apparently psycho case design. I bought the motherboard and pretty much followed along some videos I found online of people who try to help and show you the proper way to remove the motherboard.

I thought it would be a decent learning experience so I bought the motherboard followed along and although it took like 2-3 days working on and off I was able to get it all done.

So now I tried to boot it up today and Windows came up the old hard drive and drivers pretty much seemed to have everything functional I was golden. (and felt I gained +2 motherboard experience points lol)

But then the screen out of nowhere flickered "red lines" came all across and the machine shut off. (-10 motherboard experience points for being happy to early).

Now im wondering what to do..

My first method is to open it back up and check everything again. I feel like its a possibility of over heating? But then im wondering what I could have done wrong to increase the chances of overheating? While writing this I just thought I need to ensure the fan is spinning when it boots..smh...

Anyhow, I need the pros to help me out and give me some direction. Im like the worse when it comes to super hardware issues and so I bet what you... Read more

A:Please Help Me. Doing a mobo install on a HP laptop :(

Thermal paste is a MUST.
Any tape (or none). I use paper masking tape or micropore surgical as they are less gooey than insulating tape. - and the micropore works on bleeding fingers as well.
Also tighten case screws evenly and firmly but not too tight.


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I've "inherited" a Gateway laptop. Model No.: MA7 or MODEL:MT6220b.
Its problem is it doesn't charge through the charger socket (that's why I've inherited it), and I must admit it's very loose.
In the UK I'm being quoted anywhere between ?50 to ?80 to replace the "socket" which, I know only costs about ?3.
I'm not arguing with the fact that whoever replaces it deserves to earn a living here.
I'm thinking for ?50 to ?80 I could replace the Mobo (my soldering is erm,, pretty basic (ugly)!! But I can undo screws and unplug connectors!).

Has anyone done this? Is it a feasible repair? What should I be looking for? Where should I be looking?

B.T.W. The laptop has Vista on at the moment, I intend to put 7 on it so the "System recognising components" won't be an issue. It'll not be the main PC, this one is, just wanted something for when I go walk-about.


A:New Laptop Mobo Or Repair?

Go to the Gateway site and see what kind of documentation, advise, faqs you can find regarding these repairs/replacements.

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hi everyone, I was just wondering if anyone could help me out with a computer problem I have. My friend has a compaq R3000 laptop, and she told me recently she had some virus on her computer. It turned out to be a vundo virus. I tried clicking interet explorer, but it wouldn't load up. So I resetted the computer, and now it won't boot up. It flashes the "compaq" screen where I can enter bios, etc. but after that it makes a little funny clicking noise and the HD and disk drives don't appear to work.

I myself have the exact same model laptop as my friends. (they were really cheap on sale a while back, heh). Could I take out my HD and try it on hers? Or vice versa? (could that cause something to transfer to my computer?) Neither of us have our reinstallation cd's with us (both home for thanksgiving).

I was mostly curious if this sounds like a software problem or a hardware problem. There are a bunch of laptops on sale tomorow, it might be cheaper to get a new one if it is in fact the hardware. Sorry for all the text, can anyone help us out? Thanks so much in advance. (BTW sorry if this is in the wrong forum, I wasn't 100% sure on where to put it)

A:Laptop won't boot...bad HD or bad mobo?

Did she get rid of the virus? If not then maybe you can switch HDs like you said and see if it works on your laptop and if it does then the virus probably screwed her laptop up

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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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OK. Not necessarily gonna make the swap, just wondering what all would need to be done since the MoBo for my laptop is more readily available in the intel format.. I have an HP dv2214us which is notorious for the motherboard going bad. I had it fixed at a shop and that voided my recall eligibility. This will be the 4th motherboard I buy and I was thinking of going intel since they are in better supply which makes them more affordable. I would love to off the Laptop altogether, but I can't afford a new one. And if I can get a new Mobo for $150-180, I would rather do that instead.. In regards to my question, I assume it would actually be cheaper to buy a new laptop compared to making the switch... But, like I said, I am just looking for info...


A:Laptop MoBo Swap (AMD to Intel)

laptops and desktops are two entirely different types of computers
- most desktops use so-called 'standard' types of components in their construction
- laptops are very 'propriatary' in their component usage in construction

you could download the 'REPAIR' manuals for each and then start comparing
you might then contact hp and see what the costs are for the different components
buy a 'for-parts-only' unit from ebay or something - and...........
might check the banner at the top of your browser, then here:

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I have to change the mobo because the interface for the charger gives off smoke. I tried a different power cord and same thing smoke would go off. Its a hp laptop. Now if i can find the mobo and switch it out, how difficult is it? And i want to keep the hdd data. How do i keep that data once i plug the hdd to the new mobo?

A:Laptop needs mobo to be changed. How can I change it?

You look up the make and model number for the motherboard in that HP and either get one from HP or somewhere else like Ebay. You will need the workshop manual for your model from HP -- download as a PDF.
If the motherboard is identical to the one you have, and you have fitted it correctly, the disk should just work as before.

It is not difficult if you follow the manual and take care not to force things, but you do need to be patient and mechanical skill is a good idea.. You should make a paper/card template for the screws and bits as you take them apart.

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Will dual channel RAM work in a single channel RAM motherboard?

A:Dual channel RAM in single channel mobo

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I have a Compaq Presario 2100. well the power jack broke off the motherboard, while trying to solder it back in place, one of the prongs bent, so I was taking it out again to start over, when my friend bumped into me. I accidently pulled it out of the motherboard. While inspecting the prongs, it looks as though a copper looking "sleeve" was still soldered to the prong. Is there anyway to fix this?

Also, the original jack was lost. I have another one, it's not a replacement, but it fits the plug. How can I solder this to the mobo for it to work?

Please help me.

A:Power input broke on laptop mobo....

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Hey everyone,

I am searching for (and so far have had no luck finding) a motherboard for a Sony VAIO VGN-A200 series laptop. The model number is #PCG-8R3L. If anyone can give me some ideas on where to look, please reply!



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ok i dunno how to explain it but heres a few pics of the connector, the only im on about is the small white one, iv takken some up close pictures and a whole laptop picture so u get an idea of where it is. its at the bottom, next to the wireless card, and theres not much space to use, but there is a screw hole thats isnt use there heres some pictures, anyone have any ideas, i thought it mught just be for a debug device but im not sure, id like to install a fan and use that as power if i could because my laptop is running at around 50-55C on a normal load


A:Whats this unused connection for on my laptop mobo?

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Hello everyone!

My name is Alex Boguszewski. I bought a laptop, specifically the Samsung QX410-J01. The Laptop came pre-installed with Windows 7, and I upgraded to Windows 8 on 10/26/2012. I bought the Windows 8 Pro product key, downloaded, and upgraded to Windows 8.

Just last week my laptops Motherboard failed and my computer would no longer start up. The HDD works just fine though so all my files are safe. I decided I wanted to build my own PC and I am simply waiting on my case to arrive.

My question is I want to use Windows 8 on my new PC. The problem I am facing is I do not know how I am going to install Windows on my new machine. I do not want to purchase a new install disk and license since I have already paid for the OS. I can only think of two options and I am not sure if either of them are right.

1. Plug in my laptops hard drive into the new desktop. Run Windows 8.1 on that and use the new Terabyte hard drive I bought as a second hard drive.

2. Somehow put Windows 8.1 on a flash drive and install it from the flash drive onto the new blank hard drive. Then use the product key that I had purchased to activate the OS onto the new hard drive!

I really do not want to have to purchase Windows again, but if I must I guess I will. I believe there has to be a way I doubt after being a loyal Microsoft customer, switching to Windows Phone recently, and buying an Xbox One, that Microsoft will just say "Too bad, buy it again".

Thanks for your help!
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A:Laptop MOBO failed, transfer W8.1 to new computer?

Couple of items to consider here:

-First off a laptop drive is generally built to be a little slower to conserve power BUT if you purchase a ssd for your desktop then the hard drive would be perfectly fine for generic storage. You will want to keep in mind as well the bay differences. Normally desktop bays are 3.5 and laptop hard drives are 2.5. So you will need to get some sort of adapter.

As far as copying over the license...generally no. There have been some rare situations where they have allowed it if you talk to Microsoft but the general consensus, is no, absolutely not. The license is supposed to be licensed to that piece of hardware and no other.

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I am trying to get files off a HD from a laptop whose MB died.

I was able to get the laptop HD via USB slaved to another laptop. The problem I am having is transferring some files. I have a folder where none of the contents can be viewed or transferred. When I click on the properties of the folder, read only is checked. I uncheck it and hit apply but it doesn't allow me to save it. If I go back into properties read only is still checked. Any idea how to fix this so I can transfer the files?

If I mouse over any file, it says they are encrypted. If I right click a file and hit properties, then advanced it has files are encrypted to secure data box checked. I cannot uncheck it

A:Laptop mobo died, can't transfer files

You can try this Microsoft Website
How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP

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I was putting my laptop back together after trying to fix the power fixture when the ends of the very thin black and red wires from the screen broke into pieces. Now I can't plug the wires back onto the motherboard. The piece that broke off was about 1/4" x 1/4", a little white connection piece that the very thin black and red wires were attached to.
I don't want to buy a whole new screen or whatever that part is that the red and black wires are attached to... just to connect these wires.
Do you have any suggestions? The ends of the red/black wires look like they have solder on the ends - see the picture. If I knew the name of the little white connection part, maybe I could buy a replacement part and try to make due.
Please help... don't want to buy a new screen...
Thank you very much.

A:Broken screen wire near mobo on laptop

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Hi all, How easy or hard is it for a novice to change a mobo in a laptop.

A:How easy or difficult is it to Change a mobo in a laptop?

laptop + mobo = NO

I would say extremely difficult to do it correctly and not advisable at all.
The cpu in almost all laptops is unable to come out, they solder it in.

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I got a Gateway MX8711 laptop, it was supposed to be just missing an HDD, but the unit is completely dead. I've never got to see any indicator light, any whiff of a fan.

Since the alternative was throwing it away, I took the whole thing apart. All I know is that the PSU tests successfully at 19V, no obvious indications of burns or bad solders near the POS, and there is continuity on the board. The highlighted transistor S1040 gets 19V too*. The battery charge terminals give 0.85V.

Where do I go from here?

* See i39.tinypic.com/29dz2ir.jpg , I can't post links yet.

A:Gateway laptop completely dead, mobo gets power

Sorry to report this to you, but the Gateway Ml, M7, and MX series of laptops from about 2007 through 2010 or later, have a very high (my term) failure rate... the motherboard goes.... Some technicians believe that the motherboard fails because the CPU cooling fan plugs up with lint, and the board or processor overheats... We have seen perhaps 36 or 37 of them... dead and not repairable... since 2007... except by the replacement of the system board... The average cost of the system board is $127 plus shipping...
Others believe the failure is because of the manufacturer who was in control at the time they were built... The problems appears to be the same whether it was built by Gateway or the other two companies who have been in line for the building process. Gateway was bought out by other companies in Korea about 2003 or 2004... a pretty reliable machine until then
I would contact Gateway or a technician who specializes in Gateway to see what their cost of repair is these days... but we are not sure we would want the repaired one either...
A look on eBay will affirm that there are lots of Gateway parts, but almost never any working Gateway motherboards...
You might want to take it to a certified tech who works on Gateway laptops for his or her evaluation...
But your time will be better spent shopping for a better unit.
The hard drive is still good, as is the memory and most other components, in our experience, but it is the motherboard that is the one part that is unre... Read more

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Hi All.

I havn't been on here for a while. I hope y'all had a good festive season. All the best for the comming year! And hello and welcome to all new members since my last post.

I got a couple of problems here for you to take a look at if you get the time.

( 1 ) My old trusty HP NX8220 laptop died over Xmas. Extreme over indulgence + a "wee" argument with the wife = Vodka split all over my keyboard whilst switched on. I immediately pulled the power and turned it upsidedown in an effort to prevent the alcohol from soaking down to the MOBO. Alas, I don't think I was quick enough. All I get when I plug the power in is the AC light which goes off after a few seconds. Nothing else. I have stripped the laptop down and there is no visible damage. Every thing looks perfect and there is no smell of burning. Cant really smell the Vodka much either. Somethings obviously died though.
Does anyone have any Ideas as to what the most likely component/s to have sustained damage is/are?

(2) After looking through my collection of old computer parts (I'm not so well off at the moment so cant buy any new parts) I found numerous MOBO's. One of which was an old Intel D865GBF. These boards are fussy when it comes to RAM and could not get it running with a satisfactory amount of RAM for XP (1.5GB). Then I stumbled upon my old ASUS A7N8X Deluxe v2. My first MOBO and probably one of the best ever made in my opinion. So after a good two days finding suitable har... Read more

A:Dead HP NX8220 Laptop & ASUS A7N8X Deluxe 2 MOBO

I doubt the laptop is saveable, as far as the driver, it could be a set of motherboard drivers. and Yes, Windows could be reading it wrong. if you have the disc for the board, or go download the drivers you need, I would just uninstall it, and reinstall.

It should not really affect anything, tho Im sure that would be a waste of space if windows is right.

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Hi. Called to a friends place; he has a toshiba satellite laptop (4gb,intel i3,640gb). Says the problem started when he left laptop running ie (was in youtube), came back and battery ran out. He also stated that the top,right-front of the laptop was unusually warm after this (hard drive area?). He plugged a/c in, and ever since then all he (and I) can get is the message "for atheros pcie ethernet controller
check cable connection
pxe-mof :existing intel pxe rom
no bootable device -- insert book and press any key."
I did searches on this error, and all pointed to hard drive (and possibly an incorrect boot order). I was able to get into bios, and it could see and recognize drive, but
that's all. when I went into chg boot order, it was correct. I re-seated drive, and I tried to get into recovery, and after 5-10 seconds of 'loading', the laptop freezes. I took drive out, and have it hooked up to an usb external enclosure.It has 3 partitions, but o/s says only 1.4gb of data, the hidden partition (recovery files, I assume?) says 14.5gb, and the rest is around 600gb. I can't access drive or the data on it, so I can pretty much assume it's gone. Question; I have never seen a drive die so quickly, usually gives some warning, so could it be something else, like the drive controller on the mobo? I know the boot order was correct. I don't have a spare drive to try out, and if it's the mobo, couldn't that fry another drive? Thanks alot.
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A:Toshiba laptop 'check cable connection' hard drive or mobo?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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I have a laptop with a monitor port in back so i can use both it's LCD and a CRT to display the same stuff. Is there a program that will allow the laptop's own LCD and a CRT to both combine to display one big wide screen?

A:Dual Monitor w/ Laptop and CRT

Assuming the correct drivers are loaded, you should be able to do this natively by toggling the Fn+ {whatever key toggles the display mode for your laptop} so both are displaying, under Display in control panel tick the "extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor" box directly under the resolution setting in the "Settings" tab.

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Tried searching for this and couldn't find anything that answered my question specifically.

Basically, I have a laptop with a busted LCD that I would like to KVM to my existing LCD monitor. Recently I have been thinking about going dual monitors on my PC. Will a KVM switch allow me to use the dual monitors on the laptop?

Also, if anybody could recommend a good quality/not too expensive KVM I would appreciate that as well.

A:Dual Monitors on PC and Laptop

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Hi, please help me solve my laptop with dual gpu. my laptop is lenovo e455 20dea00hio with GPU R6 + R7 m260DX.
I try to install all driver about R7 m260dx, after install the driver, my display gpu always change to R5 m200 series + r6.
please help me fix. Example i play dota 2 on my laptop, i just have 30-40 FPS in low setting and make me uncomfortable.
Thanks sorry if my english bad.

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I am trying to dual boot Windows 10 along with Ubuntu. But the problem is that I can only use one OS after dual boot. Means before installing Ubuntu, windows worked fine but after installing ubuntu, and on selecting windows from the grub menu, it wont  boot up but ubuntu does

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I have an emachines M5405 that I am using for entertainment mostly.

I hooked up an external monitor that I extended the desktop onto.

The main monitor has now gone kaput.

I can boot and hit the Fn key to activate the external monitor but the external monitor does not have the task bar or any other option to let me reconfigure the displays.

I have a password setup to log onto windows for my username. I am thinking that the password screen is where I am stuck at, it's on the broken monitor, yet when I just type it in nothing seems to happen.

Does anyone know of the keystrokes I need to do to fix this?

I have the original restore dvd but I cannot seem to get the computer to boot from it.

I have tried hitting F8 to boot into safe mode but that doesn't seem to work either.

A:Laptop dual display

if you can see the bios setting in external monitor you can change the monitor display setting from bios.

settings might look something like this: "LCD>CRT" is one setting with "CRT>LCD" being it's other option; or it might look like "CRT/LCD" or it might say something like "Init display :" followed by LCD or CRT.... be sure you set it to CRT if you have an option.

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Hi there,
So I have a relatively new laptop (got in in April)
It has windows 8.1 on it currently.

It also had a spare expansion slot for an additional hard-drive.
I have tossed into this extra slot a HD from an older laptop which had windows 7 on it.

Is it possible to set up the laptop to dual boot? If so how?
Will the laptop work with windows 7 (I realize I'd have to find drivers for pretty much everything so is this task feesable?)
Or ultimately would i be better using the spare slot for an SSD and putting the OS onto that??

Thanks for your opinions/help

A:Laptop Dual Boot??

Unless you already happen to have a Retail Windows 7 it is going to be pretty difficult and pretty expensive to buy a genuine version now.

Is it possible to set up the laptop to dual boot? If so how? Click to expand...

Install the second OS on the extra hard drive. If it is an earlier version of Windows you will have to do something to make it boot the first installed OS. EasyBCD is one way that should work. Make sure you know how you'll get back to Windows 8.1 if something goes bad. You might want to read up on UEFI and GPT if not already familiar.

Will the laptop work with windows 7Click to expand...

Tell us about your success or failure at finding drivers and we can easily answer that.

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