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How to put an old CPU into my mobo

Q: How to put an old CPU into my mobo

I have an old pentium 1 @200mhz (MMX) that I want to put in my computer that currently has a cyrix M-II-300 @233mhz, is this possible? Do I need to change settings in my bios (AMI bios), and if so, what settings? Are there jumpers on the mobo I will need to change? What info about my mobo or the chip do I need to do this, I am clueless.
P.S. You may be asking why I would want to downgrade to 200mhz. This old chip has MMX, the current one I am using, doesnt. I cannot play divx compressed movies because its too CPU intense. They played fine on my old comp with the pentium 200mhz (MMX) and 95 megs of ram, however they wont play very well on this cyrix 233mhz with 128 megs of ram!

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A: How to put an old CPU into my mobo

cyrix upgrade

First, are you sure your cyrix doesn't have mmx? On cpu-world it says the cyrix has mmx. This could be an error though. Also what motherboard do you have?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks for your help.


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

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Hi all,

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

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

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

Your input appreciated. Thanks

A:Advice required for mobo update or mobo replacement

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

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Howdy, I'm at my wits end here, and I was hoping one of you could point me in the direction of something else to try.

Working on friend's 2003ish eMachine (ick), because his motherboard chipset heatsink fell off. Used some thermal adhesive to stick the sucker back on, but when i hit the power button, nothing happens. However the motherboard led is on. So I pop in another working PSU that I had laying around, with the same thing happening.

At this point I figure the motherboard got fried, and ordered a no name gateway oem motherboard. I throw it in, and have the exact same issue. I try shorting the power pins to see if it was my power switch, and nada.

It might be that the processor was killed, but wouldn't the psu fan start up in that case? Or I ordered a dud motherboard with the same symptoms?

At this point I'm just not sure what step to take to resolve the problem. Any advice?

A:New Mobo LED green, PSU/Mobo fans won't spin

Run the motherboard outside the case with just CPU and memory installed. See if it starts. If not, the CPU could be fried or you have a defective motherboard. I hope you didn't use the old power supply with the replacement motherboard, if you did, you probably fried the 2nd motherboard

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I'm upgrading a computer and I'm having difficulties with loading. I am replacing just the mother board, processor chip, and the ram chip. I am re-using the hard drives, cd/dvd drives, and everything else.

I've upgraded from:
an AMD chip to a P4 3.0e w/ HT
an unknown AMD mobo to a DFI PS85-BL ver B1 mobo

I will be using 512 mb ddr 400 pc3200 kingston ram

I already called DFI and they said that I need to unistall the system drivers. Of course, I tried uninstalling all device drivers and then shut down and rebuilt computer. When I booted, the computer asked for safe mode or boot normally. No matter what I select, it automatically reboots.

Any ideas, instructions, or definite fixes?

A:Upgrade Issues. Upgrading from AMD mobo to P4 mobo.

Watching over Gotham City...hey it's dark out here

Why Do u Wanna Upgrade to Pentuim 4
Just Asking

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Here is my mobo, will be here Thursday.

I want a Phenom II soon. I then started (after I purchased the motherboard first) got interested in getting an X3 and trying to see about unlocking the 4th core.

I have searched around and can find little information about anything other than Biostar and 790 chipsets unlocking the core.

If anyone has information that could help, it would be greatly appreciated.

Oh and if anyone here has this motherboard, how do you like it?

A:New Mobo, quick question (CPU/Mobo Related)

The motherboard looks pretty good... I am an Intel man though

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I have read several posts about issues with this already.

I had an ECS P4M800 Pro-M V 2.0 with a Pentium 4 2.88. I had a primary and secondary hard drive as well as a DVD RW on it. My brother-in-law originally build the computer some years ago. I got the dreaded call the other day, "Honey, the computer won't turn on."

DOA, fried MOBO. I ordered a Biostar A880 G + MOBO with integrated graphics, audio and LAN cards. Popped in an AMD Athlon 2 X 3 3.3G and two DDR 3 2G Ram sticks.

Fired that puppy up on my old hard drive. It ran through some system checks, and nada. I keep getting back to nothing.

I had a system backup set up to run, but the destination drive ended up being full, (without my realizing it) and now I'm up shit creek becuase the drive won't boot. I've got some important business stuff on that drive, which I know I can recover, but I would just like it to get up and run.

I have the install CD and it is a direct from Microsoft CD. Nothing specific to the old MOBO. What to do???? This was supposed to be my swan song. New computer and I was going to be rocking it out! zilcho.... Please help me out.

A:MOBO baked. Need to maintain 7 OS and files from HD on new MOBO

Describe "I keep getting back to nothing" in more detail.

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I am trying to put together a Server running for my home.

I have a two computers running socket 939 MOBOS and CPUs. I have enough pieces to put together another computer

Graphic card

Besides this old gear I have a special server case and RAID card. I tried to get the computer set up a while back and got errors from the MOBO. I made a half attempt to work it out but do not have the time or patience. I figured I would just buy another inexpensive 939 mobo and get it going. Based on the prices I am seeing for this mobo it has turned into a collectors item and worth more now than when they were cutting edge.

Should I just suck it up and pay $150 for a old MOBO or should I upgrade my home theater PC to a newer MOBO, with new Ram and CPU then take that mobo for the Server? That computer runs fine now with a 3800+ CPU, but a newer socket would allow me options for the future without paying a premium for old school technology. If you suggest a newer MOBO, I would appreciate suggestions on which MOBO and CPU for a Micro ATX case good for a HTPC.

BTW I am on the road more than at home so most of my work is done on a newer laptop.

A:Socket 939 Mobo or purchase a newer Mobo

You can do mobo/ 2GB RAM and a X2 AM2 for around $150, I would go that route.

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Sorry I didnt read the guide of how to make a good post.

I have an Emachine for about 4yrs now. 2 weeks ago I turned it on and it turned right back off, I thought it was the power supply, but it wasnt. I took it to Best Buy, told me it was the motherboard. I dont want to spend money on another mother board since emachine sucks, I already spent $400 last year to get my cd drive fixed. U guys say an ATX motherboard is good and cheap, its way better than an emachine mobo. The problem is I dont know which ATX mobo(a good one) to get for my emachine. My emachine is a W350.

Please respond

A:Which ATX mobo should I get to replace with my emachine mobo

The tricky part of this is you will probably have to not only replace the motherboard, but also the power supply, processor and memory

Here's an example:

The power supply is old and you wouldn't want to damage a new motherboard would you. The old memory is DDR. The new board takes DDR2 memory. You may be able to use the old CPU or processor

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

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

Any advice you can give would be great.

A:64 bit mobo vs dual processor mobo?

Any preferences between intel and AMD?

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

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

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I have an eMachine desktop that Iam repairing for a friend,
we have come to the conclusion (from experience) that because it is dead
even when trying to turn it on that it has suffered from Capacitor Plague
(Perhaps in the PSU then damaging the MoBo)
A new PSU has been tried and it still doesn't work
WHAT Type of 'cheap' motherboard could I replace the current one with?
it has a Celeron processor so we will be looking to conserve that..
I was looking at this...
http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/119412/rb/26825319999 (incase his CPU is socket 478)
will this one be compatible?
My friend just wants a cheap solution...
Ive recommended the new PSU / MoBo and extra RAM (at least another 256Mb to
bring it to 512)

any recommendations would be helpful....


A:What MoBo can I replace an eMachine MoBo with..?

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The HP ProDesk 400 G1 MS motherboard is bad.  It is a MS 7860 v1.2.    It has a special connector for the USB ports on the mobo.   Can somebody recommend a new mobo replacement? Thanks. Darryl

A:Replacement Mobo for MS 7860 v1.2 (bad mobo)

Just saw the schematic and the connector is the USB 3.0 mobo connector that combines two USB 3.0 ports.   What do you ask for on a new mobo? Thanks.

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Hi...I have a motherboard with a few bulging capacitors and the board is toast IMO...I saw somewhere that you can replace the capacitors though..So I was wondering is it better to get a new motherboard or replace the capacitors ?/ any info is appreciated...

A:Is it better to replace mobo capacitors or get new mobo ??

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I replaced the mobo on my Dell 5510. Purchased from Dell. Sticker on mobo says BIOS ver A05. About every other day I get blue screen and physical dump of memory. My system info says my BIOS ver is A07. How do I go about changing BIOS? Is it as simple as pulling battery for 15 seconds? Some have offered this suggestion but I get a little worried at "friends" advice.

A:Replaced MOBO on Dell 5510 BIOS sticker on MOBO says A05, system in still has BIOS of A07

Removing the battery won't change the BIOS version. You need to download the version you require from the Dell site. From Windows you "flash" the BIOS. Take your time preparing for this. If anything goes wrong you will wreck your motherboard.

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I installed a new motherboard, and it does not seem to be getting power. The green light is off.

When I first installed the motherboard, it was connected to the old power supply. When I would plug it in, I got a clicking noise, but nothing else. I figured since it was only a 250w psu, and motherboard manual states 400w+, I put in a 500w power supply. Now I get nothing. Not even clicking noises. The whole thing wont even run POST. Literally, nothing happens when I plug it in, or click the power button. Yes I tried the switch on the back of the power supply. It's active PFC.

I just installed a P5G41-M LX2 motherboard
I installed a 500w OCZ stealthxstream2 power supply

I already connected the 24 pin and the 4 pin power cables.

Can anyone please give me some advice? (to at least get the green light on)?

I would try a new processor or new ram, if this showed any signs of power going to the motherboard at all.

A:No mobo light, new PSU, new mobo

Well, I don't know about a motherboard that requires "400 Watts". I think that the CPU, and even more importantly, the graphics card combine to set the tone of how much power is likely to be drawn.

Moving along, the "clicking" you heard could be the PSU cutting out due to a short circuit. Check the board to case standoffs, and make certain every one you have in place, has solder lands under the screws. (These are intended to be grounded). If there is no solder land under a screw, remove that particular standoff. BTW did you hook up the ATX (4 pin) connector, the plug near the CPU, and did you connect the PCIE- 6 pin connector to the video card? (This assumes the card you're using needs one)

That bad news is that you may have damaged the board, if indeed it was a short.

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What is the difference between a regular old computer motherboard and a "server motherboard"? Are they faster? Do they have more ports?

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I recently was charged with fixing a moderately expensive computer., I have tried testing every component and replaced the CPU, but I can't find the problem. My comclusion is that the cheap, no-name PSU killed the Mobo and damaged the CPU (It was BSODing like mad before). The person who I'm fixing it for told me that it was shutting down seemingly randomly. A new CPU patched the problem, but it started getting more and more frequent until *Bang* , it just died. The 2600+ is still good, but the 2200 that was there is toast and everything but the PSU and mobo seem to work fine.

I just need a second opinion...

A:New Mobo necessary?

You'll need a new PSU anyway, so why don't you start with that?
If that doesn't solve it, get another mobo of the exact same brand and model, that way you don't have to reinstall windows.

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I need to replace the MOBO/CPU in my emachines t3256. What is the best ATX AMD MOBO/CPU for around $150.00

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I heard that my mobo(Αsus a8V Deluxe) has Wi-Fi. I have a home network, can I have wireless internet between my pc s? How?
Do I need this antenna? I think didnt include.


A:Wi-Fi on my mobo?

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

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

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

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


A:New Mobo Help

Just Google 'motherboard with agp and pci-e'

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What do you all make of this...

Socket 939 Mobo


Socket 939 CPU

Looks like its started

A:Skt 939 Mobo/CPU

Yeh, there is a some 939 stuff on overclockers.co.uk as well.
Now all i need is some money....


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I just got my asus today and something is wrong. The power supply seems to be giving off some high pictched noise. Even when the computer is off. How do i fix this?

A:The new mobo

??? You got a new motherboard, and your PSU started making sounds ???

I'm sorry if I sound a bit disbelieving, but this is the first time I've heard about something like this...

Are you sure you connected the powerline to the mobo correctly? (It's really connected, not just halfway in?)

That's the only thing I can come up with off hand, but it seems unlikely...

How old is your PSU? You're sure you haven't done anything wrong when you installed the mobo? (I guess not, as you'd most likely have a smoking (literally) motherboard by now....)

Did you enable any "wake-on" features?
Any hibernation mode?

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I am trying to help a friend with a Compaq Presario 2500 laptop. I am not quite sure what is going on here. The computer will not boot windows, it just keeps restarting itself. I went into the BIOS and the amount of memory that it sees is 128 MB. There are 2X256 sticks, one that came with the laptop and the other is an upgrade(Kingston ValueRam PC2700). I downloaded Memtest-86 v.3.2 onto a CD and I am running it. everything above 128MB is failing. Now what is strange is that if I switch the placement of the two memory sticks, everything is fine. If only the Kingston stick is left in, no matter which slot it is in, everything is fine. When the original stick is in the inside slot (slot nearest the centre of the laptop) by itself, the computer does nothing at startup, the monitor shows nothing, doesn't even flicker. When it is in the other slot, everything is fine. I can only get Memtest to detect errors when both sticks are plugged in and the original is on the inside. Anyone have any ideas as to what's wrong? If it's the original RAM why does it only detect 128 MB but then why does it work in the other slot? If it's the mobo, why doesn't it do that with the Kingston ram?

A:Bad RAM? mobo? or both?

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I got a Abit IC7-G from a friend that didn't want it anymore. I installed a P4 3.0 800 FSB 1M L2 processor and a Sapphire X800 GTO vid card. I removed my hard drive from my old system to boot it up. Upon boot while performing the POST, it wil detect all the IDE devices (currently my HD and a CD/RW). Then I'll get an error reading about the CPU parameters not correct and I hit Del to enter the BIOS setup menu. They all show as correct, but if I change anything and select Save and Exit, once I hit Y then enter, it won't do anything. The version of my BIOS is 22 and I downloaded the updated BIOS from the Abit website and copied it to a bootable disk. If after getting the message I hit F1 to continue, it will keep loading. It shows all the devices and the DMI will give me a 'update successful' message. Then when XP starts to load I'll get a blue screen that flashes by real fast (I've tried unsucessfully to try and get an idea of what it says but can't) and the system restarts. In the BIOS the floppy is set as the first boot device but it won't boot from there. If I try and start Windows in safe mode it will show all the drivers loading and will stop on the AGP440.sys driver and then restart. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Edit: I did clear the CMOS before starting the system the first time because I didn't know if there was anything that might be detrimental with my new processor.

A:Another Bad Mobo???

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

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

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I'm wondering which motherboard to get after I blew up my P5B... Is 975x noticeably faster than 965p?

I'm tryin to keep cost to a minimum as technically I've already bought this system once which is making 965 seem a lot more attractive...

FIght between these three, all the same price

MSI 975X Platinum - 975
Abit AW9D - 975
Asus P5B Deluxe - 965

I imagine the Asus board kicks the crap outta the other two on quality, but would the performance boost over 965 be worth either a cut in quality/price hike?

Please, any suggestions,


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O.K.......... I feel like a dork for asking this, but if my motherboard is hashed, windows will not recognize any cards (modem, video, etc.) when it boots up , right?

A:I need mobo help!

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I Put A New Mobo And When I Start The Comp It Freezzee . I Clear Cmos By Removing The Jumper When I Start It Again It Will Give Me The Same Problem. Do Anybody Has An Idea Was It S The Problem.

A:New Mobo

Welcome to TechSpot

Unless you replaced the old mobo with the exact same new mobo, your PC will not work.
You will have to reinstall Windows, and install the drivers that came on the CD with that new mobo.

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Hey guys could use some help here
my buddy is putting together a new rig.

bought a DFI nforce 4 ultra under AM2
and 2GB OCZ gold RAM at 1.8v ddr2 800
sapphire x1900xt radeon
fortron source 600w PSU
AMD athlon x2 3800+

problems he's been seing

well the board he's already had RMA'd due to the fact that when he stuck a stick of RAM in there it didn't work period. Now kinda having the same issue. Checked newegg's site and see ram spec at ddr2 667 but that makes no logical sense for that board


argh I'm hopin this isn't because of the fact that the mobo wants the ram to be defaulted at 667 speed rather than 800. cuz that wouldn't make any sense seeing that ddr2 667 is only there as a hardware restriction for single cores. With dual cores pushing to ddr2 800 and up.

Hope someone has some suggestions for this one.

A:Need some help on RAM and mobo

it says ddr2 667 and I don't think it's a typo but it does seem like it would down the 800 for you instead of not working. I would say get a stick of ddr2 667 or a board that supports ddr2 800

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Q: Mobo

I Really Need Some Help. I Put A New Mobo Because The Othe One The Chipset Burn. Everything Is Plug Right But When I Start The Comp I Press Del To Set The Bios But Then It Freezzeeee And Dont Let Me Do Anything I Also Try To Start Window But It Also Freezzzeeat The Startup Of Window. Please Some One Help Me Before A I Slam It... Thank U All


There should be a jumper close to the battery for clearing the CMOS. Try that. If that doesnt work remove the board and make sure its not touching the case.

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Can both a motherboard and a CPU be bad??? I bought a mobo and CPU off eBay knowing one of them or both are bad (the seller didn't have time to test and find out). He did say the power supply unit was fine that was originally paired with the system. I was able to test the CPU and it was indeed bad. How likely is it that the mobo is bad too???

A:Bad Mobo & CPU??

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Q: Mobo

Hi .
I am changing my MOBO. To an ASUS A8N 32 SLI will I need to reinstall windows.
I have in at the moment a Chaintech NF4 Ultra.


Sorry guys but i just had to share this and sorry if it could be in the wrong forum but to me i think this MOBO kicks


I've looked around and reviews and what not but it still seems likea kickin' mobo i just wonder if it's available in Canada

BTW tell me what you think of this system i don't have the funds for it but if i could ever build one it would be great... so just any random info from you guys would be great.


A:Have you seen this mobo ?

All seems pretty good except that if you're going to spend that kind of money, get a Core 2 Duo instead of a Pentium D.

And 1.5TB of storage is a little hefty. That money might be better spent on a newer GPU setup--like a DX10 compatible system.

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I recently attempted my first build, using the following components.

Asus M2N-SLI Motherboard
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ Processor (AM2)
PNY 8600GT PCI-Express 512MB Graphics Card
OCZ Gold XTC 1024MB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz Memory (2 of them)
XION Simple Power 630W ATX Power Supply

The HD and DVD-ROM are from another computer and work fine on that computer.

When I hook everything up and flip the switch on the PSU, the motherboard's LED comes on, and so do all the fans. However, there are no beeps, and the monitor doesn't display anything, and the keyboard doesn't light up (USB keyboard). The optical USB mouse has power to it, though, because the light in it is on while the motherboard is 'booted'.

I take the lack of beeps to mean that the POST isn't running. I've tried booting with and without the HD and DVD-ROM, but to no avail. Is my motherboard bad, perhaps, or the CPU? I ordered through TigerDirect, so if I could figure out what part(s) are bad before I send anything back, I'd like to do so in order to avoid sending back a perfectly working part.

A:Bad mobo or cpu?

How to Bench Test Your System

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Im building a rig for a friend of mine, and am pondering on which mobo to get him. I thought I'd hear your two cents The rig will be as followed:

AthlonXP 2500+ [FSB awaits]
1GB PC4000 OCZ Performance Series
Sapphire 9800PRO
Western Digital Raptor 74GB 10,000RPM SATA Hard Drive

As you can see, the board will need to support SATA. An overclocking friendly board would is nessary. Im thinking Abit NFS7, how about you?

A:What mobo for a new rig?

i would go with the NFS7. very oc friendly.

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well,i ordered new CPU,thats Intel Core2 Duo E6300 1.86GHz, 775..the problem occurs at motherboard..my current motherboard doesnt support C2D,so i have to get new one..but there is other problem..i have only DDR ram modules in my PC (2x Patriot DDR LONG DIMM 1 GB 400 MHz),so i need motherboard,which would support C2D and DDR..at least for some time,untill i sell old cpu,motherboard and with time also that patriot rams,so i can buy then some DDR2 rams..i found 2 motherboards,which would support both :

it would have been only temporarly,because as soon as ill get enough money for some proper ddr2 rams (2x 1GB),i would also buy some other motherboard,because these 2 doesnt seem to be i dunno how good,so i ask u to tell me which one should i buy or if u know for any other good motherboard,which would suit my needs..

also it needs to support my x1900GT..i dunno for first MB,because there says,that it doesnt support my videocard,but it supports x1900xt and x1950pro,so i think that should support x1900GT also,or??

guys,plz help me out with that...tnx for answers


Of the two, I'd get the 775dual-vsta. It should work fine with your card, as they're both pci express. Not an awesome board, but it should "tide you over."

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I've got a fried mobo, I don't know the brand or model, so it poses a problem replacing it... Here's some specs... It is running a 1.4 ghz T-Bird and has 2 DDR and 2 SDRAM slots, etc, etc. I have 3 pictures of this mobo... If anyone can identify the mobo, or find any other mobo that will replace it (and fit in the case) PLEASE help me out.... The link below contains 3 pictures of the mobo.


A:help with mobo

The only mobo I can think of off hand that had 2 DDR (pc2100) and two sdram slots is the ecs k75SA. the board is still available on the net.

as far as replacing it you shuld be able to find a good deal on a via KT266 or a KT333 mobo both will work fine with your 1.4 GHZ Tbird. of course neither will work with sdram so if you arent allready using DDR and you dont want to upgrade to faster memory then you should look around for another ECS K75SA.

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ok got a computer dumb question but how can you tell what kind of ram you have by just looking a it ???? i have a regular dimm card laying around and i would like to know if i can use it in my case but i have no idea what kind of ram it is......another Q if i do insert it and its not the right kind of ram will it not work or ruin my mobo or what? jus some Q's for you guys....:grinthumb

A:mobo+ram help

I dont think thats a dumb question at all, if not a very good one

I dont know how to tell what kind it is, other then the brand should be printed on the chips...

If you put the RAM into your mobo and your mobo doesnt support it, it shouldnt fry anything, just not work - ie: your system wont boot.

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I need help.I finish putting my computer together yesterday but when its about to start windowns a blue screen pops up and it restarts. It does this everytime windows is about to start im thinking is something with the motherboard because i checked everything the Cpu, GPU, Ram and connections to the motherboard. I even installed a fresh windows nothing need help.

A:Help With Msi Mobo

do you have the latest drivers and BIOS?

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So i recently started watching how to overclock CPU?s and have done it and i am curious if you more experienced guys can tell me if it will be ok. Just to say i am not looking to get the PERFECT results just a little more GHZ than my normal settings. I have a B85M-G MOBO Motherboards | B85M-G | ASUS Global and G3258 CPU ARK | Intel? Pentium? Processor G3258 (3M Cache, 3.20 GHz)

My normal CPU is at 3.20 GHz and i have OC?d it to 4.2 GHz and 1.295 Vcore and i made a screen of my results,but here it was just for 3 min, i tested it for 1 hour straight and basically same stats. My heat doesn?t go over 90 even after 1 hour and here outside its 30 degrees. It doesn?t shutdown or go bluescreen,only sometimes the sound of my CPU changes but nothing dramatical.

A:OC my new CPU/MOBO

@4.2, you can try to lower the core voltage a little bit to bring down the temp. However, it does look good to me. As long as it does not exceed 90 then you are fine.
Here's mine @4.2:

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I recently bought a k8upgrade 1689 mobo for my uncle. It only came with the mobo not including screws or the stand. I have no clue where to get them. I have an old case that I would like to put this mobo into but it doesn't seem to fit. Can anyone help? Thanks

A:Mobo help

Try removing all the old posts first, but it is possible that you will need a new case as well

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I have an Emachines T2825 with the following:

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

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

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

A:Is my cpu or mobo bad?

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

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Hi I've just built a new computer but it was using a 1.6 ghz p4 .but in a while i will want to up grade but do i go up to a 2.8 ghz (the fastest my mobo will support)or do i buy a new mother board and if so what socket (775 (i want an Intel in my opinion they work better)or what is the socket for the dual cores)