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XPS 2710 - Faulty Motherboard with installation of Windows 10 - Replace motherboard and fallback to Windows 8 - Recovery CD please

Q: XPS 2710 - Faulty Motherboard with installation of Windows 10 - Replace motherboard and fallback to Windows 8 - Recovery CD please

Hi ,

With recent upgrade of Windows 10 upgrade, my computer XPS 2710 totally black out. I have been told that mother board is gone and have to replace. With the replacement Mother Board , I think I am required to re-install the Windows 8 and I think it will ask for a Product key , since it is a replacement mother board. Please advise, with the faulty motherboard, forced to replace the Motherboard. how will be go with the reinstallation of Windows 8. With so many details in the forum about the faulty motherboard of XPS 2710 just because of the Windows 10 upgrade. I am planning to fall back to Window 8 with the replacement mother board, pleaser advise.

Regards,
Sathish.

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Preferred Solution: XPS 2710 - Faulty Motherboard with installation of Windows 10 - Replace motherboard and fallback to Windows 8 - Recovery CD please

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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Hi Dell Experts,
Please kindly advise  on the procedure to restore the software after the replacement of mother board.
From where do I download the  OS software for the newly replaces Mother board. 
My XPS 2710 becomes faulty with recent upgrade to Window 10 , further research in the forum shows that XPS 2710 does not support Windows 10 config and will make the screen black out.

Only option is to replace the motherboard.  Now even with the replacement motherboard , not sure how the recovery of  OS softwares will be done including  other softwares ? Any guide or manual to follow . 

With recent upgrade of Windows 10 upgrade, my computer XPS 2710 totally black out.  I have been told that mother board is gone and have to replace. With the replacement Mother Board , I think I am required to re-install the Windows 8  and I think it will ask for a Product key , since it is a replacement mother board. Please advise, with the faulty motherboard, forced to replace the Motherboard. how will be go with the reinstallation of Windows 8.   With so many details in the forum about the faulty motherboard of XPS 2710 just because of the Windows 10 upgrade. I am planning to fall back to Window 8 with the replacement mother board, pleaser advise.

Regards,
Sathish.

A:DELL XPS 2710 -Recovery of OS - Motherboard replacement and recovery of Windows

The license is OEM and the product key is embedded in the UEFI BIOS of the motherboard. If you replace the motherboard and it doesn't have a UEFI BIOS embedded Windows 8.x product key you will be unable to activate Windows 8.1 and may have to buy Windows 8.1 again.

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The motherboard on my envy 17t-k200 needs to be replaced.  The part number installed on the refurbished machine is 793272-501.  I have found a motherboard, part number 794984-001.  Is 794984-001 compatible with my envy 17t-k200? 

A:can i replace motherboard 793272-501 with motherboard 794984...

Hi, Yes as you can see on the list:      http://partsurfer.hp.com/Search.aspx?SearchText=794984-001 Regards.

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I have a dell xps aio 2710 with  faulty motherboard (constantly getting 4 beeps = ram read/write failure, and with no luck of fixing it after all kind of ram replacements/manipulations). So I'm planning on replacing the motherboard. Dell part number for the one currently installed is 02XMCT. Can it be replaced with boards with a different dp/n, like G17RR, i.e. is it compatible?  and what complications could this lead to?

A:XPS One 2710 motherboard compatibility?

Dell can only speak to what Dell tested and validated. The XPS One 2710 motherboards are tied to the operating system and the graphics. G17RR and 3VTJ7 are children part numbers of the parent Dell part number on the far left.1PMFP Discrete video, Windows 8 Pro, 3VTJ71CMYV Onboard video, Window 8 Pro, G17RRPKND9 Discrete video, Windows 8 Home, 3VTJ7WPVM4 Onboard video, Windows 8 Home, G17RRYCGJ1 Discrete video, Window 7, 3VTJ7WXVGM Onboard video, Window 7, G17RR

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Hello,
My 2710 went dark after switching SATA MODE in BIOS.  I tried every tip listed here but still can't get to the BIOS, I think my mobo is bricked so, I need to find a reasonably priced replacement.  Dell wants $550, any other alternative around for around $200?
Thanks.

A:Need Dell One XPS 2710 Motherboard

Power supply is good. Problem was as suspected in the BIOS. I managed to flash it with a working one, thanks to the help of a friend with good soldering skills. Indeed the holes i was talking about in my last post are made for accessing the bios chip without extracting it. The process wasn't easy but we did it!! So now the computer is back to life!! :DD Tat was the good news. The bad news is that it looks like the windows 8 key was embedded in the old rom file (of that file I made a backup for safety, but i cannot read it), so i cannot install my legally owned copy of windows because i cannot get the key. By asking help from DELL, the only answer i got was "you must consider yourself lucky, you managed to revive your computer. that's already a lot. So NO, we won't help you, you must buy yourself another copy of windows." . I had Windows 8 "customer" (whatever it means).
So, don't lose hope, except in DELL. ;)

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I have looked online, and at multiple websites.  I cannot find a replacement for my XPS One 2710 motherboard (3VTJ7).
The part does not show up anywhere on list of parts dell sells (at least not on their website).    Any help would be appreciated.
Win 10 update bricked the PC, trying to bring it back to life.  

A:XPS One 2710 motherboard replacement 3VTJ7

Give Dell Spare Parts a call --
Purchase your Upgrade, Accessories, or Replacement Parts.
1-800-357-3355.
... however, it looks like there are a few complete systems for $500-600 on EBay - which is likely not a lot more than you'll wind up paying Dell for a board alone.

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I've done my share of posting and ranting about my XPS 2710 on here.
Just an FYI as maybe I can help someone else who has a broken XPS 2710 from either upgrading to Windows 10 or with another issue like a corrupted bios/eeprom (my issue).
I was searching for replacement parts and came across a company who had an eBay ad saying they can fix the XPS 2710 issues that we're experiencing.
For $100 at this point I figured I'd take the chance.  If he said he couldn't fix it there would be no charge.
A few days later I got the motherboard back.  And sure enough...it worked!My XPS 2710 is back in action!

A:Company repaired my XPS 2710 motherboard for $100!

With what OS running..?

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Sorry that this is quite long, but I want to give complete details as to the problem rather than just giving a vague problem...
Nvidia 8500GT card has been overclocked for the last year:

Original: 450, 900, 400
Stable OC: 690, 1380, 547

Before you panic, it's been stable and temps have been fine (<70). My motherboard is a Asus P5N-E SLI board. The computer is dual boot to Vista (for general use) and XP x64 (for games). ONLY XP IS OVERCLOCKED. Vista is not overclocked at all. Only the GPU is overclocked in the computer.

Now, the problems started when I moved the computer. All the games on x64 crashed unless I underclocked the machine, except UT (ancient game) which garbled the graphics (weapon textures on walls etc). I found out it was because somehow the card wasn't plugged in properly - so I pushed it back and I was able to play again.

Since then, sometimes the card is alright and other times it isn't. The other day I was playing fallout (graphics intensive game) for around 3 hours without any problems. But right now, I boot to vista and within a minute it crashes. Other times I was programming (not even using graphics) and the mouse suddenly has a flickering box around it - then the computer crashes.

When it crashes, the screen goes weird colours (like its rendered the screen as 4 bit colours rather than 32 bit) and shortly after I get a blue screen with it complaining about a graphics DLL.

At first, giving the card a wiggle in the PCI-E slot fixed... Read more

A:Solved: Faulty graphics card? Or faulty motherboard?

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Hi,

I have a dell dimension 9150 and the motherboard failed. I contacted dell and had the motherboard replaced under warranty. However, ever since I have no sound through windows. I can play music or watch videos with sound fine but get nothing in windows, including internet explorer.
My volume is fine, speakers work fine obviously as I get sound from media player etc.
When I am in the sounds folder in control panel and try to play a preview of one the of the windows system sounds the little play button is greyed out on every choice giving no opertunity to play.
I contacted dell technical support but after an hour of them taking control of my computer all they could say was I should backup my entire system and re-install windows. I am by no means an expert and never done this before so am wary of losing my files or messing something else up!
Could anybody offer an alternative solution?

A:No sound in Windows XP after installation of new motherboard

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My volume is fine, speakers work fine obviously as I get sound from media player etc.




so you are getting sound or not? confusing

Anyway, the obvious first step would be to install your sound drivers. It is entirely possible that they replaced your motherboard with a similar model, but one that is not quite the same since the 9150 is no longer sold by Dell.

If I were you I would skip on over to http://support.dell.com and download them from there.

It is possible that this is not the problem, they may have thrown in the exact same model motherboard as you had before. In that case, I would check in your device manager for a device that is not installed correctly. If you need help finding this just let us know.

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I have just installed a new motherboard and on start up I am getting the window recovery error screen asking me to insert the Vista disk or start in safe mode/normally etc

I insert the Vista disk and restart and nothing happens - just he screen reappearing. I seem to be caught in a vicious circle and wonder if any one can suggest a solution.

Thanks

Lostockkid
 

A:Windows recovery error with new motherboard

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After recently upgrading to Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit, first my old graphics card melted, which I successfully replaced, and now my motherboard recently crapped itself. I've replaced it with a different motherboard and had to upgrade my RAM, but still retained the old CPU. Windows 7 now won't load, I presume because the existing drivers are incompatible. I am really, really keen not to have to do a complete reinstall of Windows 7 (because my wife has all her Outlook contacts on the HD and hasn't backed them up and she will make my life a complete misery if I can't recover them ). However, I notice there is no 'rebuild' function for Windows 7. I have been led to believe that if I delete the old MoBo and RAM drivers then Windows 7 is clever enough to load without them and download new ones from the Internet but am unsure how to go about this. None of the safe mode functions seem to allow this. I also understand that the Windows OEM might not accept my old product key but would be happy if I even got to that stage at this point!

I'm sure I'm not the first for this to have happened. Has anyone else come up with a creative solution?

A:Motherboard failure and Windows 7 recovery

Hello,

These 2 threads have a lot of info.

Upgrading motherboard on Windows 7

New Motherboard

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aN old motherboard has been broken so i bought a new motherboard to replace it . the new motherboard model is not same to old motherboard. one of the reason i dont want to do clean installation because the hard disk contains a expensive software. any idea ?

A:how to boot windows xp without clean installation after motherboard replacement

Hi
 
You can do a repair install which will preserve all installed programs and data. Please watch the below video tutorial for step by step instructions.
 

 
Since there is a slight chance for the repair install to fail, i highly recommend creating a backup image of C partition before starting the install. I would recommend Marium Reflect Free which will allow to make either Linux or WinPE based boot disc. You can use this disc to boot the target machine and then backup the current installation. 
 
http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx
 

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Hello,
My computer got infected by suspicious.mystic and it doesn't boot anymore (winlogon crashes).
I've decided to do a clean install after saving my files.
I've tried accessing my files from a quick win xp install on another hard drive, but I can't see the raid array (not even in the disk manager). Is there something I should do?
I hope I didn't lose all my personal files - I used RAID 5 for back-up so wouldn't understand if it's causing me problems now...
Any help is greatly appreciated!
Fred

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Is it possible to install the AHCI (SATA) drivers for Windows XP for the a.m. motherboard after OS installation ?

I downloaded the AHCI drivers from the manufacturer?s site and tried the F6 method with the Windows XP installation CD. Unfortunately there are two diskettes and XP recognizes only the first one as driver diskette, he asks for the second one and even if inserted he keeps asking for the second one.

Somewhere on your web page there are some instructions, recommending to add a registry key and to copy ahcix86.sys to C:\Windows\System32\Driver but in the downloaded drivers there is no such file.
As already mentioned required drivers are on two diskettes and do not fit into one single diskette.

So how can I install AHCI (SATA) drivers on Windows XP without having to reinstall the OS ? And if not possible, how do I reinstall Windows XP with the F6 method if it does not accept the second diskette ?

A:AHCI (SATA) after Windows installation for Motherboard ASROCK K10N78FullHD-hSLI R2.

Hi,

It's possible - I have done it myself. There may be different procedures depending on what SATA controller is on the motherboard, but first you need to find a WinXP SATA/AHCI driver from the manufacturer.

With the PC running in IDE mode:
Open Windows XP's device manager and expand IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers. You should see an SATA AHCI controller - right-click that one and choose "Update driver". Browse to the driver you downloaded and find the correct .inf file. If the downloaded driver is an .exe file you have to extract it first.
With the driver installed, restart the PC and enter BIOS. Change the hard disk mode from IDE to SATA/AHCI.

If that doesn't work you can slipstream the SATA driver to the XP install disc: How to Slipstream Your SATA Drivers Into a Windows XP Installation CD Using nLite

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Is it possible to install the AHCI (SATA) drivers for Windows XP for the a.m. motherboard after OS installation ?

I downloaded the AHCI drivers from the manufacturer?s site and tried the F6 method with the Windows XP installation CD. Unfortunately there are two diskettes and XP recognizes only the first one as driver diskette, he asks for the second one and even if inserted he keeps asking for the second one.

Somewhere on your web page there are some instructions, recommending to add a registry key and to copy ahcix86.sys to C:\Windows\System32\Driver but in the downloaded drivers there is no such file.
As already mentioned required drivers are on two diskettes and do not fit into one single diskette.

So how can I install AHCI (SATA) drivers on Windows XP without having to reinstall the OS ? And if not possible, how do I reinstall Windows XP with the F6 method if it does not accept the second diskette ?

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Hey to all the people seeing this! First of all thanks for viewing this thread ^^

Right, You may have seen my posts about a faulty motherboard not giving video, If not then it doesn't matter to much because this is the story:
I needed to replace a motherboard as the old one was bad.
The New motherboard came, Still no Video, Dead motherboard
Sending the faulty one back for a refund

NOW heres the dilemma:
I can't find the motherboard again so I'm going to replace it with another ones (make/model not yet decided) But how do I go about installing the drivers for the new one? I've searched Google yet the only thing I could find is being able to boot up the computer to un=install the old ones? Is there anyway to do this without booting it up prior to installing the new MOBO? Many thanks, Mark ^^
 

A:Replace Old motherboard with new motherboard

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I upgraded a pc today with new motherboard, ram, amd 3100 and case. I know the ram is working fine and i know the case and power are working fine. When i put it all together my cpu fan is turning but nothing else is happening, not sure if it is my cpu or my motherboard, or alternatively something else. Anyone got any good ideas to try?
any advice would be most appriciated.
Cheers
 

A:how can i tell if my motherboard is faulty or my cpu?

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

You did use standoffs when fitting the new mobo didn`t you?

Make sure that the mobo isn`t shorting against the case anywhere.

Is the heatsink properly connected, and did you use thermal paste?

Disconnect anything not required to boot your system.

Does the computer attempt to post?

Try booting with just the mobo/cpu/ram if you then get beeps, start adding the other components one at a time untill your system doesn`t try and post.

If this is a completely different mobo to your last one. You will need to run a Windows repair on your hard drive, because your hard drive will have all the drivers for your old mobo.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
 

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I have been building pcs for years and have just built a new one for myself (rather than a customer,) but I have a strange fault with it which I have never encountered before and I was hoping that the good guys and gals here would be able to help me. What it is is that when I boot into Windows all is great and it runs fine. Also, if I need to reboot then again it reboots, perfectly. It's only when I got to shut down the pc. Again it shuts down fine, but refuses to turn on again unless I actually pull out the power cord from the power supply. I have never had this fault before and it's driving me crazy! I hope you can help! Thanks in advance.

Motherboard: Artillery 970 gaming pro.
CPU: AMD FX 6300 6 Core.
Power supply: Generic 800w Jean Tec.
SSD: 2x 128gb Samsung 840.
HDD: 1TB (For backup purposes only) (External)
DVD Drive: 16x DVD burner (all formats.)
GPU: Radeon 6700 (Very old but I don't play games and it still works.)[email protected]
 

A:Faulty Motherboard?

I would say to install a quality brand PSU first and see if the issue goes away. These "generic" power supplies are just making you ask for trouble.
 

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I bought my Lenovo G500 and after 15 MONTHS it would not switch on. I have had it assesed and it has come back as a faulty motherboard. The shop I purchased it from says Lenovo should sort it out as it was out of warranty (12 months).Has anyone had this experience is it a known fault?

A:G500 Faulty Motherboard

Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
 
Sorry to hear of the failing motherboard.  I'm not an owner of your model, but if the laptop is out of warranty you can have it serviced anywhere for a motherboard replacement.  I am surprised the shop didn't quote you an estimate for repair.

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I've had this problem for a couple years now, and given the situation it's more an issue of pride than necessity, still I feel like an ass to be unable to get to the bottom of it. Originally the system was

i5 2500k
Asrock H61M-S
4 gb g.skill ram
hd 6870
ocz 550w modular

Never overclocked cpu (because h61), fast forward to two years later and after the regularly scheduled hardware cleaning (and your friendly neighbourhood power mass outage), psu starts acting up and the only pcie x16 slot dies. The rig doesn't even post with the card in it, or it boots as if there's nothing in that slot, black screen with hdd led flashing up as if it's loading the OS. After spending days trying other cards and confirming they all work somewhere else, I just decide to upgrade the system, which becomes

i5 2500k
Asus z77-a
8gb kingston hyper x
hd 6870 (later became gtx 960)
thermaltake berlin 630w

Mobo is crossfire-ready, 1 slot 3.0 (sandy bridge = 2.0 max) and a 2.0 x4 slot below.

Top slot doesn't work from the get-go, literally the same as the older faulty (?) mobo. Unfortunately I had to wait two weeks for the psu to build the rig, so in the meantime I lose right of withdrawal and they tell me "tough *, you gotta deal with warranty", which means buying another motherboard, shipping the broken card is on me, wait 80 days for asus all with the risk of getting a refurbished motherboard for nothing. Meanwhile I checked everything (other OS, no peripherals, breadboarding, heatsink, p... Read more

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The motherboard on my friends PC is completely gone, but the data on the hard disk is needed on a new one.

What's the best way to copy data off an old HDD when the new PC is set up?

All details, or pointers, much appreciated.
 

A:Faulty motherboard, but want to copy HDD

You can just take the old hard drive and hook it up inside the new computer, be sure to get the correct jumper settings. The old one is likely jumpered to Master, so if its not going on its own seperate IDE ribbon you'll need to set it to slave.

After that its just a matter of finding the files that you want copied over. There is a chance you will run into ownership issues and not have access to the directories in which the files are contained. If that is the case please read: How to solve ACCESS DENIED error when accessing data from different XP/2000 install.
 

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Hi,

I just recently put together a new system, with the core components been a GA-p35-DS3 Motherboard from Gigabyte, and the new E8400 Wolfdale CPU's. Other components included:
2GB of Corsair Dual Channel Memory
XFX 8600GTS Graphics Card
550W Coolermaster PSU
Thermaltake Soprano DX Case
Hard Disk, etc.

Now, the problem was, everything connected but nothing would start, not make a sound, nor even flicker a lil light. Once we did manage to get it to work it was found that the CPU fan would not start immediatly, rather there was a delay from 4-7 seconds.
After some investigating, it was found that the CPU fan delay problem was fixed by moving the connector from CPU_FAN to the SYS_FAN1 port on the mobo. Furthermore, the not-starting-at-all-issue was fixed by simply not including the sound AC-97 or optional HD, from the case (external connection for headphones, etc), onto the motherboard. It appeared that it had an effect similar to short-circuiting the whole thing.
Thus, after these two issues were resolved (ie, change of port and excluding sound) the system ran fine, and has been doing so as i install everything.

The question i wanted to ask was:
Are these problems because of a faulty motherboard (fingers crossed its not), and if so, can the faultiness further affect the remainder of my components within time?
OR
Are these problems because of potential incompatibility with the board and the E8400 (as i've heard some gossip) and requires a BIOS u... Read more

A:New Build Problems - Possible Faulty Motherboard or Something Else?

A BIOS update would be available on the Gigabyte website.
But IMO, RMAing the motherboard would be better in case you encounter further problems.
 

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Hello,

I've been having issues with my (old) gaming PC and I would like to either replace or upgrade the components but I'm not sure what the issue is.

Here's a list of what happened:

- 1-2 years ago I was experiencing BSODs on PC boot so I decided to check each ram individually to see if one of them its causing the problem. So I found that 2 sticks were faulty, so I removed them and I was left with 4GB ram.
- 2 months ago, I tried to turn on the PC and it was shutting down after 2 seconds, or it wouldn't even start at all ( no signs of power)
- So I decided to disassemble everything and clean my dusty fans(there was a lot of dust inside the power supply) and tried to boot again. This time the PC was booting but with no display.
- So I removed everything expect the CPU, Cooler and fans and tried to boot again. Still no display, no beeps and fans were spinning.

Is it safe to assume that my motherboard is bad? Is there any other way to test it to make sure? Because if it's the motherboard I might be replacing the whole system, unless its the power supply that's faulty so I could replace it with a cheap one at the moment and upgrade the PC later.

Specs

OS: Windows 7 64 bit
CPU: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 555 Processor
Motherboard: ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO
Memory: 4GB (DDR3 SDRAM)
Graphics Cards: ATI Radeon HD 5770 (1024 MB) (x2)
Cooling: H70 corsair
Hard Drives: WDC WD6401AALS-00L3B2 ATA Device (596 GB, IDE) (x2)

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Hi,

I have used ASUS P5Q-EM motherboard since January. It had 8 GB (a couple of paired 2x2048 kits) Corsair 1066Mhz RAM (dual-channel). It had infrequent crashed which I was unable to determine what was the cause. I installed them in pairs.

Two weeks ago, Windows 7 highlighted that 1st kit of 2x2048 RAM was faulty which are replacing. Two days ago, 2nd set of 2x2048 became faulty too.

I discovered that those are compatible to asus p45q-em motherboard if properly applied according to the ASUS mobo manual/guide (P5Q-EM Manual). So I got replacements for those faulty RAMs which I will sell them off and buy 2 x 2 kits of RAM in total 8GB which works in 2xpairs with the accordance to the manual

Corsair RAMs I used are dual channel kits but does not work in pair on my mobo which caused instability and damaged my RAMs. According to the manual, it can be used a single channel only. I learnt the hard way that a certain paired kits of RAM does not always works on dual channel mobo. eg corsair twin dominator (CM2X2048-8500C5D)

So i had to get RAMs that support 4 modules,which meets the asus mobo manual's compatibility list, inserted into blue & black slots as two pairs of Duel-channel memory configuration. eg 2 x 2 kits of 2048 Geil (GX24GB8500C5UDC) works on Asus p4q em mobo.

I found RAMs are faulty by using memtest86+ and windows diagnostic test. But how do I determine that my mobo is not faulty and wont affects my new RAMs? Can faulty RAMs affects my mobo?

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A:Is my motherboard faulty after damaged my RAMs?

Althoug Time Consuming, the best method would be:

1) Remove All RAM from the system

2) Insert the 1st module in the very first DIMM slot.
Test & record the results.

3) Remove the module and set aside, and put in the next module
(Still in the very first DIMM slot and still only 1 RAM module)
Test & record the results.

4) Repeat until you have tested all RAM modules in the Motherboards first DIMM slot.

At this point you may have all of them Pass, Fail, or a combination of both.

keep things organized and recorded so you know which failed, or passed in that slot.

Move to DIMM slot 2, testing a single RAM module (repeating step 1 & 2)

Continue the process onto DIMM 3 and 4 etc.

This process will help you pinpoint if it is in fact a RAM issue, or a MOBO issue.

For example, if Module 2 fails in every slot, but Modules 1,3 & 4 pass .... Then Module 2 is likely defective.

If all 4 modules pass in say DIMM slot 1,2 & 4, YET Fail in DIMM slot 3 ... The RAM is fine, but the Motherboards DIMM slot 3 may be defective.

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Hello there PC masters. I am in a tough situation with my PC and life in general, and if there is any advice somebody on here has, I would appreciate it wholeheartedly!

Disclaimer: I want to preface my post by saying that I knew that there were certain things that might have been red flags but at the same time I have had a problem with my molar tooth for a while. I?ve seen the dentist and I have been saving up for a while to afford the treatment, so I did not have spare money for a power supply. I am simply saying I wish I maybe got a new power supply when I started experiencing issues but at the same time I just have a lot on my plate right now. Healthcare is expensive :\ I am looking for any kind of advice and I don?t mind constructive criticism, I just want to fix my PC and I don?t want to over pay and take it somewhere considering my situation.

Okay now to PC:

1) I got it from cyberpower in sep 2016. The specs are as follows: OEM INTEL CORE I7-6800K SIX-CORE 3.40GHZ 15MB CACHE L

240GB SANDISK Z410 SSD 2.5" SATAIII 6.0 GB/s

3TB HDD 3.5" SATAIII 7200RPM 6.0 GB/s 64MB CACHE

ADATA 8GB DDR4-2800 XPG

ASETEK 550LC 120MM WATERCOOLER

NZXT H440 DESIGNED BY RAZER MID-TOWER CASE NO POWER W

ASUS X99-E ATX W/RGB 3 WAY CROSSFIRE/SLI USB 3.1 TYPE

ATNG 800 WATT 80 PLUS POWER SUPPLY

NVIDIA FOUNDER'S EDITION GTX 1080 8GB GDDR5X

2) I have cleaned it regularly, replaced the water cooler fan, a few case fans but nothing major ever broke for a while

3)S... Read more

A:Burnt smell on motherboard and faulty PSU

When a low quality pw supply fails, it can fry just about any part or parts in the system; ie motherboard, processor, ram, video card, etc. The only way you are going to find out what part or parts failed is to test each part in a test or bench machine. Since you do not have access to the above, taking the system to a shop [by shop I mean a real shop NOT a best buy or other chain] would be the best option. Most shops will charge you between 1/2hr to 1hr shop labor ie $45 to $90 for the service.
If you really want to try doing it yourself, start with replacing the pw supply. Do not go with a cheap unit. Running a 1080 and an i7, you need a quality pw supply. Good ie recommended brands; Seasonic, Corsair [AX, HX, or RM models ONLY] Antec [HCG models ONLY]
 

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Hi,

I'm having some trouble with my computer. I have Windows XP installed, but I wanna install Ubuntu and Vista (only because of DX10 of course). I've tried to boot from the Vista DVD, and it recognizes it as a bootable disc but after it asks "press any key to boot from disc" and I press a key, the screen just turns black. However, when I updated the firmware for my NEC ND-2500A drive, it does run the installation, but extremely slowly. Every step in the installation process takes 15 mins+ to load. The Ubuntu installation comes as far as the screen where you choose whether to install, verify the disc contents and so on. However clicking on any of these will load the kernel, but the screen will turn black after that.

So, it sounds like the problem was the DVD drive right? It's not though, because I just bought a SATA DVD drive today (the old one was IDE) which have the same problem. So, the problem is not the drive or the IDE/SATA channels. What do you think?
 

A:CD boot problem - faulty motherboard?

Could you please list which parts (model numbers processor type and speed etc, etc) comprise your computer or the make and model number if it's a Dell, HP, Gateway or such?
 

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Hello there PC masters. I am in a tough situation with my PC and life in general, and if there is any advice somebody on here has, I would appreciate it wholeheartedly!

Disclaimer: I want to preface my post by saying that I knew that there were certain things that might have been red flags but at the same time I have had a problem with my molar tooth for a while. I?ve seen the dentist and I have been saving up for a while to afford the treatment, so I did not have spare money for a power supply. I am simply saying I wish I maybe got a new power supply when I started experiencing issues but at the same time I just have a lot on my plate right now. Healthcare is expensive :\ I am looking for any kind of advice and I don?t mind constructive criticism, I just want to fix my PC and I don?t want to over pay and take it somewhere considering my situation.

Okay now to PC:

1) I got it from cyberpower in sep 2016. The specs are as follows: OEM INTEL CORE I7-6800K SIX-CORE 3.40GHZ 15MB CACHE L

240GB SANDISK Z410 SSD 2.5" SATAIII 6.0 GB/s

3TB HDD 3.5" SATAIII 7200RPM 6.0 GB/s 64MB CACHE

ADATA 8GB DDR4-2800 XPG

ASETEK 550LC 120MM WATERCOOLER

NZXT H440 DESIGNED BY RAZER MID-TOWER CASE NO POWER W

ASUS X99-E ATX W/RGB 3 WAY CROSSFIRE/SLI USB 3.1 TYPE

ATNG 800 WATT 80 PLUS POWER SUPPLY

NVIDIA FOUNDER'S EDITION GTX 1080 8GB GDDR5X

2) I have cleaned it regularly, replaced the water cooler fan, a few case fans but nothing major ever broke for a while

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I just put together a computer and it won't work. After connecting everything to the computer and i tried to turn it on it would turn on the power LED for about 1 second then turn off. I can see the power supply fan start to turn but then it just stops when the LED goes out. I have disconnected the fans, memory, HDD, DVD drive. the only thing connected is the processor and power and it did the same thing. I have tested the power supply with a power supply tester and that shows up to be just fine. when I take out the processor the light stays on just fine. when i put the processor back in it does it again. does this mean that the processor is dead or does it mean that there is a short or some kind of damage to the motherboard. the motherboard is refurbished so maybe it's not in the best shape?
 

A:Computer won't boot, faulty CPU or motherboard?

what are you hardware specifications?

everyting, Cpu, motherboard, psu, gpu, ram,
 

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Only my second post, apologies if wrong section.

Recently rebuilt a Windows 8 based 'server' (backup storage facility) using a brand new AMD FX-4300, Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P and Corsair XMS3 2x4Gb 1333Mhz.

Problem came when I tried to install Windows 8.
Unit kept freezing just after the small dots start the circle.

Tried swapping them around, tried putting them in the other 2 slots, always led to install freezing.
Then tried removing one of the sticks so I was running on a single 4Gb stick and Windows install suddenly ran with no problems.
Once Win 8 was installed and running I tried swapping the 'good' stick for the 'faulty' stick.
Not surprisingly Win 8 froze just after the dots start to circle.

At this point I was thinking "ok, dodgy stick of ram, need to send it back."

I then decided to run Memtest86 just to find out what the fault was.
Ran Memtest on the 'good' stick so i would know what to look for.
Swapped the sticks over and ran Memtest on the 'faulty' stick.
I got exactly the same 'pass' result as the 'good' stick.
I then put both sticks in again and ran Memtest a third time.
Both sticks passed all the tests ?

I will mention at this point that I tried also running my Macrium Reflect Recovery Disk which is based on WinPE 5.0 and that also froze.

I then decided to try the Corsair XMS3 2x4Gb sticks I had in another unit.
Not surprisingly, 1 stick and Windows booted but with both sticks Windows froze.
I am now thinking motherboard is also faulty!

I then t... Read more

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Hello!

over last months my PC has started i middle of night, then closed down again. I don't know what is going on.
faulty motherboard?
being used in some illegal botnet for crypto mining or whatever?

Please advise how i can get to the bottom of this mystery...

I run AVG internet security (free one) on my pc.

mb: asrock 970 pro
cpu:: amd fx 6300
ram: crucial Ballistix Tactical 8GB DDR3-1866
gfx: nvidia geforce GT710
SSD: Kingston V300 Series 120gb
cpu-cooler: cooler master hyper evo 212
psu: Corsair VS Series VS450
case: cooler master centurion

Thanks
 

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Hi Guys,
I have an Intel Pentium D 820 2.8Ghz, an intel D946GZis MotherBoard,
an I ball 400W SMPS, 512Mb DDR2 533Mhz RAM....
I'm having Overheating issues with my system.
It started in around August 2008, after i removed my CPU and heatsink to clean the dust. After that my 12 v 2x2 connector got burnt. So i got my SMPS replaced. But my room used to get hot when i used my system. So i checked the CPu temp in the BIOS, it was going upto 90C.
SO i tried re-installing the fan , it came down to 70C, but that is also much high. And when i used to play games like NFS underground with all the graphics details turned off, temp used to shoot uptp 80-90.
So i stopped playing the games. But soon after i faced the same problem the same 12v 2X2 connector got burnt again. So i got my SMPS replaced and this time i got my motherboard tested from a local tech and he told me ur m/b is faulty so i bought a new one a gigabyte EG31M-S2 m/b and he asked me to call intel and get it replaced as my intel m/b is still in warranty.
Now i called them, they asked me to follow some steps, i followed them like
1>Updating BIOS.
2> applying the grey thermal paste(which intel sent me through courier)
the temp got down but still its starts with 57-60c.
and according to intel max temp my cpu should go is till 64.1c.
Beyond that i don't know???
I've tried it on different m/b gigabyte one and its giving me a normal temp of 44c on it?
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A:Overheating issue:Motherboard or CPU faulty?

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Dear Sir, My laptop with Serial number- 2CE909Q6LS, is not functioning due to a faulty mother board and hard disk . Please help. Regards

A:Faulty motherboard and hard disk

Hi,What kind of errors are there? How do you know that both motherboard and hard drive have failed? What kind of help do you need? Would you like to replace motherboard and/or hard drive? Let me know,David

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Last year i built a computer with an intel DG33tl motherboard, quad core q6700 processor and seagate barracuda hard drive. From the beginning Vista seemed to be having alot of problems, but didnt think anything of it cause, well... its vista. The problems were windows explorer stopped working this happened alot, alot. So recently ive been having problems with booting up, it freezes before windows can reach the log in stage. Sometimes if i let it sit a few days and replug in the SATA it will load up but eventually crashes. It does alot of memory dumping too. And i have changed the SATA cable ive tried that already. So my question is do you think it is the motherboard or the Hard drive. Ive already ruled out vista i really doubt its that. My assumtion is that it is the motherboard, i did some research and found out other people had problems with the board too. If there is any questions that will help narrow down the possibility of whats wrong, feel free to ask. Thank you.
 

A:Solved: Faulty Motherboard or Hard Drive

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I need help badly ?

I have two very annoying intermittent problems with my Windows 7 PC that I built myself back in September 2014. This is my first build. I think both issues are related.
1-Unexpected reboots.
All of a sudden, my PC reboots by itself. All temps are OK. No overheating issues in Speccy. I tried to to put in good quality parts and avoid cable clutter with good cable management when I built that PC.

This build is for general computing only (Internet, email, watching movies, burning CD/DVD, listening to music, paying bills, submitting income taxes online etc...You get the picture, I'm sure).

No gaming, no video editing, nothing very demanding.

2- When I try to reboot, I get no signal to the monitor. The PSU (Seasonic M1211 bronze evo 520w) is turning, fans are turning (all of them, without exception).

Once, in an attempt to get the PC back on, I shut the PC down for about 20 minutes and the PC started normally after. Then it was OK for a while (could be a week, 2-3 weeks--it happens occasionnally) before it happens again upon rebooting.

Another time, I waited about 20 minutes but the PC would not start after. I pulled out the power cords of the monitor (Acer G235H), and that of the PSU and turned off the PSU switch in the back of PSU. Then I plugged everything back, turned the PSU switch back to on and the PC rebooted normally. Just do not know what the problem is. It is very annoying and hard to diagnose because the problem is intermittent. I che... Read more

A:Do I need to replace the motherboard ?

How long did you run Memtest for? One pass or multiple passes? Have you checked Event Viewer for errors? Are your drivers up to date? I had the same problem recently, but it had been somewhat unstable since it was built, but problem got worse over time. I tested the memory and it passed, but I kept getting BSOD with memory error references. I ended up changing the memory and so far its been running smooth, not one single BSOD or errors in the Event Viewer. I guess my memory chip just wasn't playing nice with the MoBo.

As for some of your questions. If you purchase the same exact board, in theory, it should boot up as normal with no need to do anything else.
 

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My motherboard recently died and I don't know much about motherboards so I was wondering if the motherboard I found can be used to replace my old one.
New Motherboard
Old Motherboard
Thank you!
 

A:Can I Replace my Motherboard with this one?

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I REPLACE MY MOTHERBOARD WITH A NEW ONE.BUT
AFTER I DID THE INSTALLATION AND BOOTED THE SYSTEM UP I HAVE NO VIDEO. WHAT DID I DO WRONG?
 

A:REPLACE MOTHERBOARD

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Hello my friendsLook for Lenovo's Callo address in LebanonI want to repair my G50 laptopMotherboard has broken how can I switch and repair the device??

A:Motherboard G50 replace

Hi TahaAlokla,
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
If you need help with the repair, you can call in technical support.
 
TechnoMania: +961-1-514 0031283(Inside Lebanon)
9:00 - 17:00 Monday - Friday
 
You can also use this locator or check here for the other repair centers.
 
Regards

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If replaced original Foxconn N15235 motherboard (2007):
chipset P4M890
Southbridge VT8237A
CPU quadcore Q6600 2.4 GHz (socket LGA 775)
with this one:
Asus P5KPL-AM rev. 1.02g
Chipset ? Intel? G31 Intel ICH7
FSB ? 1600*/1333/1066/800 MHz (*1600 is overclock speed)
With the same ram and CPU, Windows 10 is able to start?
Of course afterwards It will necessary to reinstall driver.

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I have an HP Pavilion Elite i7-920 quad core processor; (Pegatron) Truckee motherboard UL8E with LGA 1366 socket; 6 (240 pin)DIMM slots; with PCI-e slots, a Nvidia Geforce GTS 250 dedicated graphics card; 1 Tb hard drive; a DVD R/RW (dual layer),and a Blu-ray player and Delta Electronics 460w PSU (Model# DPS-460 DB A). I had an issu with my computer trying to bootup after pugging it in the power supply light abd fans would come on then the fans would go off and the power light would go off. It would do this a couple of times before it shut off completely and I had to unplug the power cord. I was told my power supply unit was bad. I ordered a new power supply for my computer, however, Researching the power supply issue I was told I could trouble shoot the problem by disconnecting and removing everything but the Motherboard and CPU. After disconnecting everything from the MB,  I reconnected the ATX CPU 4 pin connector on the MB and pluged in the power supply. The green power supply light stayed on. I unplugged the computer and reconnected the 24 pin ATX power connector on the MB and imediately the green power supply light went off. With this result I have to believe the Motherboard bad and the root of my problem. Therefore I am looking to replace the Truckee UL8E motherboard HP part # 594415-001, however, HP does not offer a replacement MB. Can anyone provide information or recommend a compatible MB regarding this matter I would appreciate it, thank you.

A:Replace Motherboard

Well, being that those are getting hard to find, you might need to go to EBayhttp://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-Pavilion-Series-IPMTB-TK-Truckee-594415-001-594415-002-517194-001-Motherb... or   http://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-M9000-DESKTOP-MOTHERBOARD-IPMTB-TK-TRUCKEE-594415-001-594415-002-517194-0...

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I just ordered a new Asus A7V333 motherboard and would like to replace my old ECS motherboard myself.

I know how to physically remove the old one and put in the new one but what I'd really like to know is if I need to delete any or all drivers that pertain to the old motherboard (audio driver and such).

Any other advice to make the transition any smoother would also be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.
 

A:How to replace a motherboard

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Hi

My system is 4 years old.

The motherboard is a MSI - MS 6585
Chipset SiS 648
ATX Form Factor.
CPU - Socket 478 for P4 processors (Willimate 478 and Northwood 478)
with 400/533 MHz (100/133Mhz QDIR)

Mine is a 2.8 GHz

I have 1GB of RAM - PC2700

I cannot seem to find a replacement mobo.

MY QUESTION

This is my first time changing a mobo.

Because my CPU and chipset are as above - am I restricted to what
replacement board I buy?

In other words, do I have to locate a motherboard with the
exact specs as my old board has?

Or can I upgrade to a more modern one.

I'm really in the dark here - any help would be appriciated.

Thanks, Stephen
 

A:Best way to replace 4 yr old Motherboard?

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Hello guys, i have this notebook: https://support.hp.com/us-en/product/hp-pavilion-17-f000-notebook-pc-series/6936220/drivers wich i need to replace the motherboard cuz it's not working anymore... can you help me telling what motherboard exactly should i buy? and where i can find it in the internet (amazon, ebay)

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Running XP Pro, If I replace the motherboard, will I have to reinstall XP? I am tyring to do this as painless as possible. If there is a way, Please help.
 

A:Need To Replace Motherboard

It's always best to do a clean install of your OS when changing the motherboard in order to prevent any sort of driver / hardware conflict.

However, there are ways to avoid a full install of the OS. Read through the following links:

http://www.theeldergeek.com/replace_motherboard.htm

http://arstechnica.com/hardware/new...-motherboard-without-reinstalling-windows.ars
 

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Hello, i got some problems with my notebook motherboard and it needs to be replaced, i just wanna make sure that im looking for the right motherboard model. My notebook is a HP Pavilion 17, amd a8 beatsaudio. I found these in amazon: https://www.amazon.com/762526-501-15-P-15Z-P-Motherboard-DAY22AMB6E0/dp/B01IY3ZTDM/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?... and i wanna know if this one works for my notebook, thanks.

A:Motherboard replace

Hello @AReiser,  There are muliple models in HP pavilion 17 Series. Please reply to this post with complete Model and Product Number of your Notebook Click the below link for a guide on locating this information:http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00033108 Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again !!  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee  

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Hello I have emptied a full glass of water into my laptop. I've send it to repair and they concluded that the motherboard is dead, and the price for a new motherboard is more than the price I payed for the laptop from the beginning. My last option is to replace the motherboard with a used one myself, and so I will. Now to the question: Can I use an other motherbord than EXACTLY the model in my laptop? I have done a lot of research, and it looks like most Y50-70 motherboards are identical. My y50-70Model Name: 20378S/N: CB34625474CPU: INTEL CORE I5 4200H 2.80GHZGFX: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860m The motherboard in my dead laptop is 5B20F78766. SHOULD it then be the EXACT same model (5B20F78766) i replace it with?orCan I replace it with any y50-70 motherboard (for example with i7 and GTX 960m)?or Can I replace with an other motherboard with the same Model Name (20378) but better specs? I hope you guys can help me out here

























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So I have been out of the loop on PCs and particular gaming PCs for a while. However yesterday I have found out my current PC which I built has decided to start failing on its RAM slots which is never good. It's sometimes POSTs and other does not

So my question is two phase can anyone recommend a good 775 chip set mother board that supports DDR3 RAM so I can try and get this PC working again. My current board is an Asus P5kc which is running an adapted 3.33 Xeon CPU X5470 I think

Or

A good motherboard / CPU combo that I could buy. My video card is old it's a Radeon 5850 so will might need to look for one of those but I have a good PSU and case (ATX ) and 3 HDD one of which is SSD. So looking at what is out there now.

Any advice or tips is good looking at Max budget of 500 for rebuild and about 60 for 775 motherboard ( that bios would support a Xeon)

Thanks!!
 

A:New PC or replace old 775 motherboard

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