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Socket 939 Mobo or purchase a newer Mobo

Q: Socket 939 Mobo or purchase a newer Mobo

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.

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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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Hello everyone,

I could have a nice deal for some 667 mhz RAM but I was wondering if it would work on my old motherboard - it's an Asus A8N SLI Deluxe, which says it supports up to 400 mhz.

My question then becomes: would it work but clock at a reduced 400 or not work at all?


A:Newer RAM on an old mobo?


Hmm I'd say reduced clock speed
But Ram being so picky all the time, you can never tell if it's going to work or not, even with correct specifications (but different manufactures)

Not sure But leaning towards it should work (at 400)

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Saw that as it being 5x customer choice award what do you all think?

I need it to be compatible with the razer carcharias so it will actually work without shutting down, and also be compatible with a Ge-force 8800 Gt.

A:Need a New 775 Socket Mobo Which to get?

does no1 see my thread cmon i need some help here on deciding.

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Does anyone else have a 423 socket mobo? I need to know if this plug absolutely positively needs to be connected to the power supply

A:423 socket mobo

It appears that the socket you have circled is and ATX 6 pin auxiliary power connector. It sat next to the 20 pin connector and the aux connector had 3 grounds, two +3.3VDC lines and 1 +5VDC line.

The machine MAY not boot without this connector and there are very few power supply's today that have this connector, although it is available.

Is this board in a Dell computer?

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Heh, is this "socket 940" mobo (http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=13-131-465&depa=0)
compatible with this "socket 939" cpu (http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=19-103-459&depa=0) and if it is.. why is there 1socket difference? can anyone e xplain that to me?

A:socket 940 mobo, 939 cpu..wtf?

Socket 940 is for server type chips needing EEC type ram. Socket 939 does not need EEC type ram; so no they are not the same. If you are going to build, I would opt for the 939. It will be AMDs top of the line; somewhat like the XP and the duron chips. The socket 754 will evolve into the "value" chip.

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Anyone know a good socket A motherboard for my old amd k7 slot A style processor? My dad and I built a computer back in 2000 through microchipcomputers.com and it was the greatest thing at the time...(had the agp creative annihilator blaster pro 32 mb <yea i thought it was funny that creative made video.) Anyway I just want to use this as a secondary machine to run windows 98 SE on so that I can use my sidewinder force feedback pro joystick to play mechwarrior 3 and such on it.

The computer has been at my parents house in the computer room being unused since about 2002. I just brought it up to my apartment to play with it about a month ago and it worked when I got it here. The first thing I did was installed a d-link NIC to replace the modem card that it had in it. After this, the mighty annihilator pro ceased to function. The computer powered on but the moniter just showed black with the power light glowing amber. Not to worry, however, I ran to the local chop shop (bobcat laptops) and bought a "new" agp card- it was an nvidia tnt2- for 10$. Installed it. Bingo, bango back to life. About a week later I got the idea to learn linux with Debian. I installed it, and I even loaded the drivers for the tnt2 on it. I'm a total linux newb so this was a big deal to me. A week after this, i go to turn on the machine and, oh no, zero video again. Went and bought ANOTHER agp card thinking the recently purchased 10$ card was a lemon, but still no. Today I bought a 32 m... Read more

A:socket a mobo

I had no idea that people still used windows 98


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Im building a comp for my friend and hes got an extemely low budget. When I mean low I mean like this is money he saved by not eating lunch.

Ive got an AMD 2000+ im wlling to give him so I need a 462 socket and it has to be ATX combadible. Thanks

A:I need a mobo under $50 for socket 462 ATX

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anybody know where i can find a new motherboard for a 1.3 amd socket 7 processor ive search a few sites with no luck figure maybe someone out here might know of a place to find one. any help will be appreciated

A:new mobo socket 7

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Can anyone recommend one?

A plastic clip holding my CPU fan and heatsink on my ASUS A8N-SLi Premium broke, wondered if any better models have come out since I bought that over 2 years ago.


A:Socket 939 Mobo

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Generally speaking, is there a problem connecting newer faster HDDs or optical drives to PC with an older mobo/CPU combo, assuming they are the supported interface type, of course?

What are the important specs to look at to determine if the components will run together suitably?

A:connecting newer drives to older mobo/CPUs

There should not be a problem with optical drives. but newer larger hard drives may not be recognized as the proper size on mobo's with older Bios that Dont support hard drives larger than 37Gb or 137GB.

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Will be paired with a Phenom II 920 X4. Will primarily be used for gaming. In regards to the GPU, will probably go with one uber video card rather than two mid-row utilizing the crossfire. The chipsets on the board get good reviews. Looks pretty good from what I can tell. What do you guys think?

A:About to purchase this MOBO, any opinions?

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Sorry, I don't know how to make a link. What is the best online store for buying hardware that would carry this Mobo(Abit bx133)
Wow, I did make a link! Found out after reviewing my post!

A:Want to purchase this Mobo online.

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Can anyone tell me if I my hp xg 823 with socket 370 will accept an A slot mobo ? Can I just pop it right in?

A:Hp socket 370 k7s5a mobo

if hp stands for hewlett packard, then i'd say it's a long shot.

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Ok my cousin is building a comp....
Here are the specs so far....
1). Antec LifeStyle SONATA II Piano Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 450Watt SmartPower

2). eVGA 6600GT 128MB PCI-expressx16 (http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16814130214)

3). AMD Athlon 64 3500+ socket 939

4). CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200)

5). WD 120GB hard drive

6). NEC DVD Burner

The only thing left is the motherboard...it needs to be socket 939 & PCI-expressx16...SLi is not really necessary. He will not be doing any hardcore gaming or overclocking.
Willing to spend around $100 for mobo

I was looking at these..but willing to take other recommendations
1). GIGABYTE GA-K8NF-9 Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4

2). Chaintech VNF4 nForce 4 Ultra chipset

also looked at some ASUS mobos....any suggestions??

A:Recommend a AMD socket 939 mobo...

I'd go with an ASUS. They have a couple boards that utilize the nForce4 for around $90-100. Good rep and reliable mobos.

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im wondering is this a good motherboard to use with a athlon x2 6000+?

ty for your help.

A:ASUS M2N-E Sli Mobo Socket AM2.

It's a good board, but there are better ones. The MSI board is better. Also ASUS is very picky about brands of RAM.

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I'm Looking for an ATX 478 socket MOBO, something good with no problems, and still available out there, anywhere. I have Pentium 2.80 ghz, memory pc3200.

Thank you

A:GOOD 478 Socket MOBO

ASUS P4P800E-Deluxe. Has all the features... 4xSATA ports, 3 IDE channels, AGP8x, very overclockable bios with PCI/AGP lock etc. Overall a great mobo. It is ASUS' flagship socket 478 motherboard. I used to have one with a P4 2.26 Northwood and I overclocked it all the way up to 2.72 ghz.

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Hi all basically my old system went belly up a while ago so ive been using my mums machine which sucks.... cause im going to build or buy a new rig towards January or Febuary I figured if I can fix my old rig it would make a great replacement to my mums slow and jittery PC...

Ive replaced my faulty old PSU, checked with a multimeter, and tested a spare starter switch, re seated CPU, ram, power cables etc etc and so am going to start with a mobo replacement but which one to get?

Socket A boards are pretty cheap all be it a little thin on the ground these days, baring in mind im based in the UK and cant use Newegg which Socket A board would you recommend? Please post a link if you can...

I basically want to squeeze as much out of my old Athlon XP 3000 as possible for however long it has left....

Also can you recommend a good Socket A heatsink to replace my current one?

Thanks for any advice/help in advance!

A:Socket A: Mobo Replacement

The Biostar nForce 2 boards are great.

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Ok ok hey all, right now i have an AMD xp(tm) Athelon 2200+ and a DFI something or other MOBo with Via chipsets and blah blah ablh....Baically, heres the point....Im upgrading to An AMD xp 3000 Barton CPU, and i wanna get a Nforce3 chipset MOBO, but im browsing newegg, and i see AMD64 Athelon supportive....and so on, i wanna know how can i identify the proper MOBo for my new processor....basically one that will support the processor...thnaks for the help....ohhh and one more thing...Right now ive got 512 RAM, ATI Radeon 9600 xt, and with the 3000 barton, would i be able to run Hl2 Smoothley? oh and BTW, im going up to a gig ram before i get hl2...so ya nay?

A:Hey all, looking for advice about upcoming MOBO and CPU purchase

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Hey peoples!

I have recently discovered that there might be a fault with my mobo and so will send it back to it's manufacturer. I was however considering buying a new mobo anyway as this does not meet all of my needs.

Specifications for my new mobo should include:
Able to handle my i5-2400 sandybridge CPU and be able to handle an upgrade up to an i5-3570k Ivybridge CPU.
4 RAM slots (DDR3)
2 GPU slots supporting 2-way SLI

I am on a budget so any good suggestions?

I also have 1 x (996768 - 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-10666 9-9-9-24 Silverline (Dual Kit)) and 2 x (XMS3). Would it be viable to use these with the mushkin in slots 1&3 and the corsair in slots 2&4 as they are the same voltage and timings?



A:Advice needed for new Mobo purchase

Most likely you can mix the Mushkin and Corsair, but you'd have to actually try it to confirm.

Regarding the motherboard, I'd just go to major suppliers and look for a mid-range board socket 1155 board from Asus, Gigabyte, or Asrock. Add Intel to the list if you aren't likely to overclock. Look for the features you must have.

You need to just take a shot and have a bit of luck to avoid DOA and RMA. All of the brands have a certain failure rate and you can't do much about it. I'm using a Gigabyte on an i5-2500, but you can have good luck with the others.

In the USA, a mid-range board is in the $140 to $200 category. Don't know about the UK.

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Socket 775 Intel D945Psn Mobo
PCI Express Nvidia V/C

Will not load Windows Home Edition
I get the blue screen error message
Will load up to reboot
Its killing me any suggestions?

A:New socket 775 mobo, ddr2, and 160 GB will not load XP OS

Hello and welcome to Techspot!

First suspect is probably your ram, but please post again with your full system specs, details on the parts make/models please.

Also, please give exact details on WHEN the blue screen is happening, and what error message it is giving you.

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got another ? for anyone out there anybody know what i can do about a mother board that isnt posting. im getting power to it but for some reason it doesnt sound like it is posting. if i clear the cmos battery can that help or is the mother board bad. socket 754 amd athlon 64 xp 3000 +

A:socket 7 amd athlon 64 mobo and processor

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Hello. I have a computer with a Via P4VM800 chipset and it BLOWS for doing anything remotely tasking. I wanted to upgrade the motherboard to another Socket 478 motherboard that would have a better chipset. I don't want to completely rebuild it because it is my grandmother's computer and we just rebuilt another one (Went from a Athlon64 3500+, Gigabyte K8NSC nForce3, FX5200 128MB, 1.5GB DDR RAM, Windows XP to i7-2600, Asus P8Z68-V LX Sandy Bridge, GTS 450 1GB, 4GB RAM, Windows 7 32-bit). I'm simply looking to improve the performance of that computer without changing everything in there or changing the operating system. You guys got any ideas?

I guess I can take suggestions for a new motherboard/processor/memory combo that's not Socket 478, but I need IDE and AGP; I'm really not trying to upgrade the HD and I don't have money to get a new dedicated GPU or PSU. But then again, if something can be found for around $200 total and have an Intel processor preferred, I might listen.

A:Need a mobo upgrade for a Socket 478 Willamette 1.8

As I understand it, if you change the motherboard, you need to reinstall the OS anyway. If you're absolutely desperate not to do that then RAM and CPU upgrades are really the only way you can go, and even that'll be annoying, and probably cost more than investing in new hardware.

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I'm selling my AMD Athlon XP 1700+ ; but a buyer is asking me if it will run or if it is compatible w/ a socket A mobo... and i'm not familiar w/ it.

will it my processor run on a socket a mobo?


A:Atlon XP 1700+ for Socket A mobo???

All AthlonXP processors are socket A, so no worries there. But every socket A motherboard is different. There is no gaurantee that just because he has a socket A motherboard that it will run ALL AthlonXP cpus.

The buyer needs to go to his motherboard maker's website and check the "supported CPU" list to confirm. I don't think there are any socket A boards out there that would have a problem with a 266Mhz FSB so he/she should be fine, but always good to confirm.

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Happy weekend!

It's time for me to upgrade one of my older computers, but I don't have too much money to spend, so I'm trying to make a decent computer with a little bit of money.

My current computer:
Socket 423 Intel Motherboard
1.8GHz Pentium 4
1GB Toshiba PC800

My idea was to either get a 423 -> 478 adapter, but the prices were better to just get a new mobo.

So what I'm going to get this motherboard (probably wont buy it from there though)

Now for a cpu, i preferred a 3GHz Pentium 4. Now I noticed that all of the 3.0GHz Pentium 4s had a 512kb L2 Cache, but Pentium 4 Ms had 1MB L2 caches. But would a Pentium 4 M work with this motherboard? And I don't think that this motherboard supports Hyper-Threading does it?


A:pentium m socket 478 with desktop mobo

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can anyone that used this mobo give some comments on it?


im looking a basic mobo wit a low-cost yet has good stability.

A:anyone using this mobo? ECS PT800CE-A Socket 478 Motherboard

egrialuca said:

can anyone that used this mobo give some comments on it?


im looking a basic mobo wit a low-cost yet has good stability.Click to expand...

ECS mainboards are cheap for a reason. Don' buy one. How much money do you want to spend? What are your needs?

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I'm looking for a motherboard around or less than $90. My choices are the Abit NF8 and the DFI LanParty UT nForce3... The DFI is older, but costs more and seems to be very favorable. The Abit NF8 is cheaper, but newer, and seems to outperform the DFI just a tiny bit according to the reviews. Both have what I want: onboard everything (LAN, FireWire, USB, sound) Which one do you recommend? Thanks.

A:Best AMD socket 754, nForce3 250gb mobo?

I would go with the Abit board, great boards-lots of o/c features

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Hey, I just bought a new Intel Core i7 920 2.66ghz 8mb cache CPU and a P6T socket 1366 motherboard.

I put it all together, made sure all the connectors, fans, power was attached to the motherboard. First time I turned it on, there was a small blue spark where the heat sink is furthest from the CPU.

I decided to take out one of the 4 pin PSU connectors off the mobo (you know where you can either put one 4 pin or put two together to make 8 pin connector) and tried turning it on.

This time, it actually started but CPU fan was going very slow and no more than 5 seconds later, smoke started coming from the PSU fan connector on the motherboard.

I turned it off and took it out. The PSU fan connector coming from the PSU looks a bit burned/melted. Only thing that looks wrong with the mobo is that the PSU fan connector slot has some black stuff from the burn.

What should I do? Any idea what might have gone wrong? Do you think I fried to PSU, mobo, or BOTH? I'm afraid to mess with it anymore!

All help is much appreciated! Thanks!

A:New 1366 socket mobo + i7 CPU fried?

A full list of what components you're using would be helpful.

Did you correctly place the standoffs in the case?

Either way, don't turn it on any more!

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So I'm trying to decide what mobo I want for my gaming/video ediiting pc build. I've gotten a few suggestions from people to really look towards the x79 mobo's that have the 2011 socket. They say that the 2011 should have a longer shelf life due to its support of future 6 core CPU's from intel. My question is do you guys thinks its worth getting a 2011 mobo? or should I just stick with the 1155 mobo? If you think 2011 then what 2011 mobo would you suggest? (going for a 1500 - 1700 dollar pc).

A:MOBO socket 2011 or 1155?

I think you should focus on what CPU you want to base your build around rather than the MOBO. That will make the choice for you seeing as a CPU is only compliant with certain socket types.

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I am trying to find a motherboard for someone. They want 4X AGP, Socket-270, capable of going at least 850 MHz, PC-100 or higher for overclocking, able to change the CPU voltage (overclocking). I have search and can not find one that has all this. Is there one out there? - Or, will he have to get a Slot-1 motherboard and use an adaper? Also, if there are several that has all this - one that is known to overclock well.




A:Wanted: Mobo with 4X AGP Socket-370, USB, at least 850 MHz, PC100 or higher, etc....

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hey guys... i have this old **** system here that belongs to one of the girls that i work with and she is needing a new motherboard so i got her a socket 370 to match what she had before and now i don't have a manual for the systemboard..very hard to tell where the power led and the reset switch so on so forth go without that..they are not like todays one that have them clearly labled they are the ones that have the +6 -6 next to them and the wires from the tower don't match that..need help..so far the only one that is clearly labled is the system speaker and that is it..
thanks guys.. motherboard info is the thread header..

A:gigabyte GA-60X socket 370 mobo manual needed!!!

Did you try to look at the motherboard manufacturer's website for that information? Click here.

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I recently installed win 8 on new clean 1Tb hdd but forgot to firstly disconnect the second 250Gb hdd disk #0, so the OS ended up on disk #1. I then disconnected the 250Gb drive and reinstalled Win 8 on the 1Tb drive. I then checked Disk Management and found, as I thought, that the 1Tb drive was now disk #0.
However, when I reconnected the 250Gb drive and then checked Disk Management again I found that the 1Tb drive had reverted to disk #1 and the 250Gb to disk #0. I would prefer that my 1Tb C:\ drive be disk #0. Could I achieve this by swapping the SATA connections on the HDDs or on the motherboard?
Help appreciated.

A:Is HDD disk# determined by mobo sata socket?

Hello Pedro,

Yes, that would be correct. Whatever the SATA port number the disk is connected to will be the disk #.

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Hi, I'm currently trying to decide which motherboard to buy for a new Pentium 4 based PC that I intend to build. The only problem I have is that I don't know which type of motherboard to purchase. Should I go for a Socket-478 or a Socket LGA775 type motherboard. I'm slightly confused by all of the marketing info as both types of socket apparently will accept a Pentium 4 3.2GHz Processor. I've logged into the various mobo manufacturers websites but none explain the difference between the two Socket types. Can someone please provide an explanation... and advise which type is best.

Thanks in advance...

A:Solved: Socket-478 or LGA775 based Mobo...Which?

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Can my mobo support a Core2Duo Processor?

It has a LGA775 socket and it can support upto a maximum of 1066Mhz FSB.

Thanks in advance

A:Will my mobo support Core2Duo? It has LGA775 socket

Unfortunately we do not have crystal balls at our disposal & need more information on your motherboard before answering that question.

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Does anyone know if my PSU is suitable for an ABIT AV8 3rd Eye mobo with AMD/64 socket-939?

Info on PSU: Q-Technology ENS-0240QT 400 Watt
+3.3 V 30A
+5 V 25A
Max 200W on the above 2 voltages

+12 V1 15A
+12 V2 16A
Max 216W on the above 2 voltages

-5 V 1A
-12 V 1A
+5 V StandBy 2A

There is also a 6-pin flat cable-connector with Red/Orange/Orange/Black/Black/Black colours. Does anyone know what this might be for?

A:400W Q-Technology ENS-0240QT PSU suitable for AMD/64 socket-939 mobo?

if it actually meets it's ratings it'll be fine. that single inline connector sounds like the one for the old Pentium motherboards, Pre-ATX power connector.

PC Repair and Maintenance: In-depth Look at Power Supply

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Gday guys, just bought a new desktop pc,its a 2011 socket AMD X99-E. im using a Core i7 - 6800k LGA 2011 cpu, gtx 1060 gpu, CX600 psu, I havent successfully booted the PC yet so i havent installed an OS, because the 2011 socket mobos are designed for gaming they have no onboard input for display, which is the first thing i would have tried. Currently i have already tried hooking the HDMI and the DVI to two different GPUs , with no luck. The HDMI is just not recognizing at all!. None of the Leds for vga, dimm, cpu or Boot or showing on the motherboard which is good. If anyone could shed any light on this , it would be much appreciated. Also i should add all components are successfully getting power draw when i turn the system on.

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So the Chaintech VNF3-250 on my secondary computer finally died after 7 or 8 years. But the other parts still work, so I'm hoping I can replace the mobo without having to replace everything attached to it.

All the places I've looked seem to have no name brands, or no name sellers, or are refurbished, or just plain out of stock forever.

A:Any place to find a decent Socket 754 AGP mobo these days?

TheBladeRoden said:

So the Chaintech VNF3-250 on my secondary computer finally died after 7 or 8 years. But the other parts still work, so I'm hoping I can replace the mobo without having to replace everything attached to it.

All the places I've looked seem to have no name brands, or no name sellers, or are refurbished, or just plain out of stock forever.Click to expand...

Should be able to find them at Geeks or Ebay. You will most likely find refurbished or used ones though!

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Hey, back in '09 I had an ASUS P5Q3 with a Titan Fenrir TTC-NK85TZ cooling an Intel E8500, did the job amazingly, the fitting was relatively easy, install backplate, install mounting stands, then place the giant on using the bracket and put on the knobs, easy job. But now I have an ASUS P7P55D PRO motherboard and its 1156 with an i5 750 (Great btw). Titan recently update the Fenrir by releasing it with an 1156 bracket, that's cool, but there is no backplate for the 1156? The bracket can be bought separately, but there is no backplate sold? I know its possible to mount it without a backplate by just using the mounting stand screwed through the mobo, but surely the heatsink's weight might tear the socket from the board? I want to know your thoughts on whether it would be safe to mount it with no backplate.

A:Solved: Titan Fenrir TTC-NK85TZ in Socket 1156 Mobo?!

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Only a select few even know that these things exist and I recently bought one (somewhat by mistake) Anyway the specs I can find state an I/O voltage of 2.5v max 2.625v.

Is there any known desktop board that offers that low of an V I/O?

Has anyone here ever tried hooking an Embedded Pentium MMX into a standard desktop board?

I am thinking about modding the VIO on either the PCCHips m576 or m586 by placing resistors between the vio supply and ground, but figuring the correct value looks like it will be hit and miss, I will end up plopping a voltmeter in the vio plane on the socket which will be a pain.

Anyone have any tips or experience with these puppies? I remember reading on one site that these things really overclock ages ago but am uncertain what steps they took. Maybe they could withstand 3.3vio

Thanx for any info

A:Intel embedded 266mhz MMX Socket 7 cpu on standard desktop mobo

The embedded boards and processors were hybrids for embedded systems applications that intel was trying to power. The chips are usually not convertable to standard mobo.

I'm sure you can pick up a good ole 266mmx on ebay for $5 though if you need one real bad...

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Hi I am building another new pc, but this one is a bit more high-end than my usual builds, and am lost as to which motherboard to get.

It needs to be able to handle nicely a quad Core Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 3.2GHz Socket AM3 processor, ddr2 and ddr3 ram, as i will be fitting it with 8gb (4 x2gb sticks) of ddr2 as am not prepared to shell out for ddr3 until price drops next year, but will be adding ddr3 at a later date.

It also has to have onboard sound and networking and be compatible with the following parts/software.

Windows 7 home edition

Ram 8gb (4x2gb ddr2) ram
Graphics card Asus EAH4670/DI/1GD3/V2, PCI-E, 1GB DDR3, HDMI onboard.


Case X-Blade MIDI Tower Case - Silver


I would not like to spend too much, I was thinking 60-90, MUST be available on a site which sells to uk, if including a link.

ps the case only comes with a 400w psu, what kind of psu/cooling will this rig require??

A reccomendation for a cpu fan would be greatly appreciated too

A:Mobo for AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 3.2GHz Socket AM3 and these parts

Hi bob2006ty.

Firstly I don't think there is any mobo which supports both DDR2 and DDR3 RAM (I'm not 100% sure though).

Keeping that in mind, your best bet would be to go for an AM3 motherboard with DDR3 support. If you plan on a lot of overclocking an AMD 790FX chipset is recommended. The 790GX is a cheaper alternative (which also OCs reasonably well). Gigabyte / ASUS would be my preferred brands.

As a PSU : http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Power+Supplies/Corsair+450W+VX+Series+PSU+?productId=28332

For a cooler what's your budget? I'd recommend an OCZ / Xigmatek / Scythe. It all depends on what best fits your case.

This would probably be a better case : http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Comp...+Cool+and+Quiet++Gaming+Case+?productId=31087

Now with all these components, maybe you should look at at least the HD4850 in my opinion.

All the best.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks for your help.


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

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Hi all,

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

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

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

Your input appreciated. Thanks

A:Advice required for mobo update or mobo replacement

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

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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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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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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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