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Q: No mobo light, new PSU, new mobo

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.

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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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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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when i go to turn my computer on 4 solid Red led light's are on. im wondering if this is just a simple bios chip change or if my cpu mobo and ram are fried if anyone has experienced this problem before with a nf4 lanparty ultra-d mobo and fixed the problem knows. if you could get back to me asap would be nice

A:4 led light's on mobo

Just hanging at pre-post?
Some NF4s had a occasional cold boot issue.

If you've made any recent changes/upgrades check that all cables are securely connected.

Sometimes a hard CMOS reset can help:
Remove the power from the PSU, and power up to drain off any excess power
Remove all but 1 stick of RAM
Remove the battery
Move the clear CMOS jumper to the clear position.. wait about 10 minutes
Replace the battery
Move the jumper back to its original position.

Now try to power up again. if you can post go straight to bios and "rest optimised defaults"

The lights mean:
4 LEDs on = Power applied, checking CPU
3 LEDs on = CPU has been detected OK, checking RAM
2 LEDs on = RAM has been detected OK, checking VGA
1 LED on = VGA has been detected OK, entering BIOS
0 LEDs on = System has booted to the Operating System

Have you tried clearing CMOS?

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I have a emachines C3070 with a k7mnf-64 mobo. The only new parts is an antec truepower trio 430W and a geforce 7600 gs.

I was just using it and it suddenly shut off and had a loud beeping noise. When i opened the case i saw a red light between the cpu and the memory. I unplugged it and the noise and the red light stopped. I was able to turn it on again and use it and the red light did not come back on. So far it has happened to me 3 times. Is something wrong with my mobo?

A:FIC Mobo red light and beeping

It sounds like the computer shuts down due to unstable PSU when hot. You may try a better brand PSU.

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i have trouble with a pc of mine which is very strange

my pc's specs is
core 2 duo 6300
Zalman CNPS9500 hsf
antec truepower 2.0 550W
2 sticks of corsair 1gig xms2-6400
win2k pro

it's been running fine for months without problem until recently when i tried to swap the ram with that from anther pc; the pc wont start at all (hard drive not spin, none of the fans spin) but the green led light on mobo is on ; i tried :
putting back the old ram,
checking all the front panel connections and cpu fan in case they might have gotten loose,
stripping all the parts from the system (video card, hard drives, pci cards),
swap psu with another psu (also truepower 2.0 550W),
swap case with another working case,
even reinstalled the hsf in case cpu became loose

but nothing works; now there's just the motherboard and cpu but i dont seem to get any sign of powering except on the mobo led.

What other steps should i do to troubleshoot this?

Thanks for any help you can give me

A:pc not power up but led light on mobo is on

Have you tried booting up the system without the ram? Take the ram out and see if anything happens when you turn on the puter. However, it could also be that you've accidentally damaged the mobo while swapping the ram... If that has happened, it might explain why nothing is happening and you will have to replace it..

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i am currently in process of building my first computer. i have all the components
except for the hard drive and dvd burner. i put in the memory, cpu, graphics card, and connected the power supply to the appropriate places. i then plugged in the power supply to a power strip and switched it on. thats when the motherboard's lights light up (two out of 4 that is). now i didn't connect the wires for the tower to the mobo yet for power and lights and such, but instead pressed the little button on the mobo that says power. did not do anything. then i decided to plug in the power sw from the tower into the proper place in the mobo (i checked in the manual). i pressed the power button on the tower...still nothing turning on. only the little lights on the mobo. the only thing that i could think of is that you need the hard drive for the entire comp to start...but otherwise i have no clue what to do. im hoping that this isn't a sign of something being doa. so if anyone knows the solution to me problem i would greatly appreciate you helping me out, thanks.

foxconn c51xem2aa
2x gskill 1gb pc2-6400
amd athlon x2 4600+
sapphire ati radeon x1950pro
rosewill rp550v2-d-sl (550w)

A:mobo light is on but...no power

Try removing and re-fitting the PSU connections again and also remove and re-fit the memory and CPU. If that does not work, then your mobo is most likely dead.

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I accidentally installed a new gpu with the power supply cord in and I forgot that it was in there. I tried to turn the pc on and nothing happened. The motherboard light is still on.

A:Mobo light on pc wont turn on

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Story time: a few years ago I started upgrading my pc an hp a6244n I bought a cpu and a gpu GTX 550 ti And an Intel e7500 the gpu worked but the cpu did not because the mobo could not support it so I bought a mobo that could i.e. (P5b-vm do) but the chord for the power button did not match so I recently bought a case to get it all working a rosewill fmb-01 and got it together only to find there's a green light blinking on the mobo when I went to plug it in I also bought a PSu Rosewill 450W 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Power Supply CAPSTONE-450 Black

A:New pc case and mobo p5b-vm do green light on board

The manual that came with your new motherboard should tell you what the blinking green light means.

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Hello Forum,
My main PC won't boot up... As I was reaching behind the PC to pull a USB cable, I accidental hit the power supply "on/off" switch with my wrist (whooops!).

So i flipped it back to the "on" position, then tried to boot it (I hit the button on the front). The only thing it does is light up for just a second... then immediately turns off. The MOBO has a little red light indicating that it's receiving power though. I experienced this once before after a legitimate power outage, and I simply went into the PC, and hit the red LED button, and voila! it all came on properly. I tried the same thing this time, but when I pressed the red button on the MOBO, it simply did the same as the power button on the front (it lit up for a second, then died).

Any ideas what might be causing this? Is my power supply dead? or did I fry my MOBO somehow? Thanks in advance!

A:PC won't boot after accidental outage. Red light on mobo is on

I would swap the power supply first...

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system specs....
asus p5ld2 mobo
intel dual core 2 duo processor
2 gb(2x1 gb) 240 pin ram
saphire 512 mb,512 bit video card pci x16
serial ata 150 hd,10,000 rpm hd
spire 505 watt power supply....

i plugged everything in,checked and rechecked everything...turn to ps on,then press the button on the comp,wont even turn on....yet the status light on the mobo is on....thoughts?

A:status light on mobo turns on,but nothing will load...

Some more information...
Was this PC in working order before this occured?
Is this a newly built PC? if it is, is the power button properly connected..

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Just moved to a new apartment and now my custom rig won't power on.

The mobo light is green.

When I try to power it on via the button, every powers on (fans spin etc) for a second then shuts down again. It won't power on again until I flip the switch.

I checked the voltage setting and it's at 115 which is right since I'm in the US. I had tried 230 once when I found it wasn't turning on and it stayed on, but I powered it off since that shouldn't be the setting to use.

Any idea what this would indicate? What causes the power to instantly shut off?


Vid card: XFX HD-585X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit DDR5
CPU: Intel Core i7 Processor i7-920 2.66GHz 8MB LGA1366 CPU
CPU fan: ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 92mm

A:Green mobo light, briefly powers on but then off

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Hello all,

I know this is a common issue online but none of the things I'm trying seem to work!

When I hit the power button on my PC (dell optiplex 745 minitower) it refuses to turn on, and no fans or anything start up at all.

What I've tried?

-replacing CMOS battery
-grab a spare psu, installed it, still didn't work
-uninstalled the RAM and reinstalled it
-made sure the RAM was separated by one company at a time just in case, since there were 2 companies or makers of ram in at once. No luck.

-changed my power plug
-had cmos battery removed, started up pc without the battery, then reinstalled it, no luck
-put a new cmos battery in and did the same as above

All of these things lead to the orange light on the motherboard and nothing else.

Is my motherboard fried? I've just bought it on ebay as a fun little pc (not as a main one).

I'm out of ideas to try to fix this.

Thank you in advance for the help.

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Just put together a system w/gigabyte 700n pro 2 board and when I shut down the machine, the light on my intellimouse explorer stays on. Do I have a short ? The mouse stays off on my other pc. Why would it still be getting current ?

Also is there a hardware monitor that I can get, I don't like the interface on the one provided

Thanks, Bruce

A:Short in mobo ? mouse light stays lit

This is normal My Fic VI13L does the same thing, the Numlock key on my keyboard stays lit too.

I think its so your computer can standby in the S3 state and you can still click the mouse and have you computer turn on.

Try motherboard monitor 5.

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When i went to bed my computer was working fine. but when i woke up (8 hours later or so), When i press the power button nothing happens, not even a choke to try and start up. The weid thing is that when i turn on the rear power switch, the motherboard green LED is on. So im not sure if this is consistent with PSU failure? I would have that PSU failure for sure but now im not certain.
i have tried:
Using a known good power socket.
switching the power and reset buttons on the motherboard to see if it was the siwtch
Short circuiting the on switch on the motherboard.
When i unplug the motherboard power cable from PSU, the green LED turns off, when i plug it back in it turns back on.

Does anyone know if its a PSU problem or somethign easier? Because it's really throwing me off. I think i have to be getting power, since the mobo LED is on.

A:Computer doesn't turn on, but mobo LED light on

Hello and welcome to techspot.

I'm not good at all when it comes to this case, but coincidentally, i have the same issue last year.So i decided to write some possible reasons :
1. PSU failure (+12V A rail is too low)
2. Capacitors leaked
3. Heatsink and thermal gel not installed properly
4. Few drives problem such as HDD or optical drive
5. short circuited cables inside the case.

So far, when this problem happens to me, i could not turn on the PC whenever the HDD is attached. But when i unattach it, the computer would on.
Or another issue, i have a fan in the case which i have not installed yet. Accidentally, when i move it with a pincer to the correct position, the metal parts of the fan get in contact with the CPU case. Straight after that my computer turned off, BUT the CPU LED is on.

Well, let's find out more about your computer, can you give your system specs here?

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I have tried everything several thing to get my MOBO powered up ..Right now there is only a green light ..i have tried to switching the PSU .I have tried crossing the pinns with a screw driver and nothing
what else ?

the MOBO is a P4P800 se

please help

thank you

A:No power to the psu fan..no bios...nothing but a green standby light on the mobo

Try assembling the motherboard outside the case to see if it will boot then

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Ok, here's my situation. My PC shut down when I was playing World of Warcraft. I know for a fact the problem was the video card. I was running a Radeon x1650 Pro - which needs at least 350w - with a power supply that had 260w max. The PC wouldn't even power-on again until I removed the card. The card had a burn on it and one of the electrical compnents on the card was partially melted. Now, I put the stock video card back into the PC - a Radeon 9200 - and the system powers up. However, I get no video signal and no beeps. Nothing. I can hear the hard drive quietly spinning, but the only time the orange HDD indicator LED (on the front of the PC) works is when I open either of my CD drives. The green power light on the mobo still goes on. I plugged in my mouse, and the laser still lights up when I move it. The capacitors around the agp slot and the CPU all appear fine. The CPU is generating heat, which leads me to believe it is working properly. I guess that I have a bad AGP slot or just a bad mobo in general. I would need a new mobo in either case. Am I missing something? Any other possible solution here? Would running a video card with too small a power supply for too long ( a period of a few months, normal use) cause a mobo to die? Of course, the card was fried, but I need to know if i fried my Mobo too, or if it may even be the CPU. Thank you!

A:PC will not post, no video signal, but Mobo power light is on

The PSU is probably dead now, it might be the only thing dead. (maybe your x1650 pro is still working). Replace it with a decent unit this time. If you plan to game, one the most important components is a good quality PSU.

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Hoping to get some sympathy there....seems like there are lots folks who know what they are talkin about so any help is well appreciated.

Story is:
Dell dimension 440 from 2001....was ran off a generator which would abruptly kill power to the computer a lot. Think this needs to be mentioned. Started having problems gettting the computer to turn on...resolved it by shaking and beating the hell out of it(Actually it was more of an opening and closing of the housing, ). It actually worked.... about fifty times. Finally it is no more...there it sits...I opened it up, cleaned with compressed air, checked all connections multuple times, took out all PC cards, disconnected all drives, keyboard, mouse, moniter, and nothing but a green light on my mobo, no fans, no beeps...SHOW ME THE WAY!!!! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE....

- could it be that stupid little watchlike battery that has been in there for six years now...)

- a bad switch that turns on the computer (not the one on the back of the PSU)....is there a way to override this switch? loop the right wires together?

- what else?????

A:nothing but a green light on my mobo, no fans, no beeps...SHOW ME THE WAY!!!!

An Honorable death, Then Computer Heaven

If the fans don't start the 12 volt rail of the power supply could be bad.
And I suppose it could be that stupid little battery which, incidentally, HOLDS ALL THE INFORMATION in the BIOS. This is all I know. Sorry about the Caps.
Sure, just take the 2 wires off the on/off switch and splice them together, like stealing a car.

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Hello everyone

This is my first post, as well as my first build attempt, so please be gentle.

P4 3.0 ghz
480w psu
1 stick MD4412UOE 512MB DDR-400 PC3200 Power Memory
Integrated Intel Extreme Graphics

I purchased all of my parts from newegg, and i finally found the proper time to put everything together. After getting a cpu fan that was too big, i purchased a AeroCool cpu fan. I had to remove the P4 retention module, and I now have the fan installed. I installed everything else (cd-rom, hdd, disk drive), and I turn the power on, to find that nothing is happening. I have taken the mobo out of the case to make sure it isnt grounded, and none of the fans power up. The only indication of power I get is the green stand-by light located between the second and third pci slots, and the keyboard lights flash on, then off. Whenever I turn the power switch on, the same thing happens with the keyboard and the rest of the mobo.
I have a buddy who is also putting together his own build, and he said that it was strange to hear that not even the psu fan is starting up. The psu has two power receptables, that I can best describe as female and male. Dont know if this makes any difference. I dont know what to do, and I was wondering if this sounds even remotely familiar to anyone. Am I missing something with some of the jumper settings, or does it sound like a huge problem?

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A:No power to the psu fan..no bios...nothing but a green standby light on the mobo.

Have you plugged in the seperate 12V lead (4-pin) to the motherboard? It's used to supply the processor power.

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Please Help!

I just built a AMD 64 X2 5600 with an Asus m2n-e mobo and 2 gigs patriot ram and a Geforce 8600gt vid card with a 320 gig maxtor hard drive. The computer started upfine the first time and I was able to use it without a problem. A few days later when I turned it on I noticed a slightly wierd noise that was like a ticking sound but not very loud. I thought a fan was catching a wire but when I took it apart I found nothing. So I let it continue to run and after playing a game for 4 hours it just died. The comp completly shut off as if the power had gone out. I turned the power on again and it started up fine so I continued to play for awhile. The next day it randomly died again after playing COD4 for maybe 30 minutes and then it would not turn back on. The mobo green light is on signaling power but nothing will turn on. I have 120mm fan running to the mobo and it will not start nor the CPU fan. However, the 80mm fan I ran straight to the power supply and that still turns on, so I don't think the power supply is bad.

Any suggestion or comments would be greatly appreciated!

note: I did buy the Asus m2ne as a refurbished mobo so I am thinking that maybe it is a bad one and I should just return it but I wanted to see what you guys think first.

A:Mobo light on but comp won't start after random shut off

Clicking? where did it come from?

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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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256 DDR
Gf4 4200
tbird 1400
CoolerMaster hhc001
antec 480 psupply
maxtor 40 Gig
All i did was take out my tbird 1.4. I went to 7-11 to get a drink, came back. put in an xp1800+ and now it wont power up.
Ive reseated the mobo,took uot all periphrials,cleared cmos,I think it might be grounded but i checked This has plagued me for almost 6 hours please help!

A:comp wont power up when i hit pswitch. The green light on the mobo is on

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i have a home built computer that is about 5 yrs old now but never given me any problems. i just recently bought a gig of ram, and after i installed it i tried to turn on the pc and nothing happened. i took out the new gig to see if that was it but it wasnt, still nothing. the mobo light is on, and ive checked all cables and tried swapping out the power supply and still nothing. i have no idea what to do and complettely stumped. i did smell smoke but i thott it might have just been dust. lol. its been a few weeks since it happened but i work a lot, and havent had the time.

im running a socket 478 soyo MoBo,
an OC'd intel p4 processor,
a 650 watt PS,
2 gigs of ddr ram
(1 stick pc3200, and the other pc2700)
a geforce 7800 gt, or gs, forgot.
and windows3 HDD's, a normal and a slave.
and another external.

A:PC wont power up, mobo light on, but no fans, beeps, or any other activity

what brand of psu? on a 5 year old computer that is always a question, and because the mobo light is on does not mean the power is good.

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

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

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

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Here is my mobo, will be here Thursday.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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 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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I have read several posts about issues with this already.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I will be using 512 mb ddr 400 pc3200 kingston ram

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

Any ideas, instructions, or definite fixes?

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

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

Why Do u Wanna Upgrade to Pentuim 4
Just Asking

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

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

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

any recommendations would be helpful....


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

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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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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 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 am thinking of building my own computer, i know the basics of where all the plugs go, but i have no idea what motherboard i should get

What Im Getting

Thermaltake Soprano DX

GeForce 8800 (PCI-E x16)
(Dont think im ever gonna use SLI)

Intel Core 2 Duo E6750

1 or 2 GiGs of RAM

Mabey a Sound Card (PCI Slot)

So the Question is What motherboard should i get to fit all this???

Thanks, Ryan

A:What Mobo to get?

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Does Anyone here know if Abit Mobo is good ? Because i used an msi on my old comp and i gotta say msi feels pretty crappy because it burned out on me when i installed the cpu :dead: just making another custom comp and wondered if Abit was good . Also can you guys recommend some good mobos.

ps: Please Recommend Some Mobos that Work With AMD 64 3500+ and ATI
video cards Im Not On A Low Budget So It Wont Matter The Price But At Least A Brandname One

A:mobo help

O and make sure is has a 939 Socket

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When I try to OC my processor (AMD Athlon 64 3700+), I go into the bios of my motherboard (DFI LanParty NF4 SLI-DR Premium), I can boost the multiplier a bit (about 400mhz overclock) but after that I need to raise the voltage, but when I try to select the voltage, it can't be selected. It's just grey.

A:DFI Mobo-Can't OC

Anybody know how?

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Well, hope someone can help me here. Even though my system is protected by a surge protector, a blackout screwed my system. I couldn't get any the PC to power on. The PSU's light was blinking. So, before I got another PSU, I dug out my 10 year old PIII system and hooked up the PSU to it. It worked, so I assumed it was the MOBO that crapped out. I ordered a new MOBO and CPU (decided to upgrade) from Newegg. Contacted HP to obtain instructions for tattooing the board (BTW - HP's tech support guys are *****s!!! One told me that I can get the new MOBO tattooed and later, AFTER I ordered my new MOBO, another told me that I had to buy a new MOBO from them!!! AT 4X the COST!!!) Anyways, I got a tattoo utility to do it myself (if anyone wants it, let me know, I think I can probably e-mail it, it's pretty small program).

Well, got the MOBO & CPU in and rebuilt my PC. Now, when I hook up the PSU, I GET THE SAME PROBLEM....PC does not power up and the light on the PSU blinks!!! What are the chances that the MOBO was a dud? I plugged the PSU back to my old system and it works...I'm using it to write this now. I tried to "shock" the PSU to no avail. I don't know what else it could be? Could the PSU's out put have dropped? The power requirements for my old PC is much lower than the new one.

I need help from anyone out there that has had a similar situation or knows what the hell is going on! HELP!!!!

A:HELP!!! Need help with MOBO/CPU/PSU

Oh, BTW...if it was the PSU in the first place....I'm gonna feel real stupid for spending $200.00 on a new MOBO / CPU!!!

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


A:Is my MOBO bad?

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So, I am currently shopping for a new motherboard and was hoping you ladies/gents could assist me in picking one best for my current setup. I only have a small amount of money to play with so I am needing something low-end to hold me over until Tax time.. I am sacrificing to low-end because my other mobo died on me.

Current Specs:

Ram: 12GB OCZ Platinum Tri-Channel. 2gb per stick. 1333 MHZ
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate.
HDD: 1TB Hitcahi and 500 GB Seagate SDD
Video Card : I know these suck.... Sparkle Nvidia GeForce 220 GT 1.5GB
CPU: Intel i7 920 Extreme Overclocked Edition w/ Hyperthreading.

Here's a few Mobo's I was looking into.
Alienware Area 51 ALX i7 CPU LGA1366 Motherboard J560M W51GK


MSI MS-7543 X58 LGA1366 CORE I7 DDR3

Intel BOXDX58OG DX58OG ATX LGA1366 DDR3 2000+ Retail Box With Accessories



Hello, I have just bought an AMD Quad Core 9750 and a new mobo (Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H Socket AM2+/ AMD 780G/ DDR2-1066/ A&V&GbE/ ATX Motherboard). I want to know if everything will go together seamlessly. Gigabyte said the mobo was compatible with the processor but do i need to know something else such as new BIOS or something? I am running windows Vista 32bit and have 3gb of ram. My psu is a Silencer 420watt *460 max*. Is there enough power since the cpu is 125 watts? Am I leaving a crucial bit of information out so you cannot answer my question? LOL I'm so anxious because my last cpu i bought didnt work i.e. no screen images. Thank you for your help.

A:New CPU and Mobo - What to know?

What about your vga? What specs are on it.

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Q: mobo

hello, i'm sunny
my system is
intel core i5 2500K
gigabyte motherboard ( probably ga b75 d3h, not sure)
asus nvidia geforce gtx 660(non ti)dcu2 edition
16 gigs of corsair RAM
1600X900 monitor.........

before upgrading i was with gts 450 gddr5 1gb, and 9600(gt or gso not sure)........
sir want to know what card should i choose as a dedicated physx card......
.i am asking this because i want to set up a 3 monitor surround for gaming and gtx 660 would be busy handling them.................also can i go with physx card on my current mobo or i need to upgrade, if so please suggest a good mobo with these capabilities and future proofing with sli(2 X gtx 660's) thank you.......