I would like to take a HD from a PC that needs a new Mother board replaced and put it into a computer that works. Can I do that? I have the HD in a usb case for now so that I can save drivers to it but, where from the good PC are the drivers?
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/directdownload.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)
Intel has led the desktop processor market for the last decade, dominating in price and performance nearly without challenge since the introduction of the Core 2 chips in 2006. However, as of late the challenges of improving silicon chips has...
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Hi techspotters it has come time to modify my old rig I m planning to upgrade the cpu without changing my motherboard but there is a slight risk involved that the purchase I am going to make is with CPU board AM3+ AM3 faul So back to basics My current MB M A TD PRO AM3 board with AM3+ CPU USB - link Current CPU Phenom t oc running ghz Current RAM EVOleggera x running underclocked mhz the one to upgrade to AMD FX -- So this is a basic operation a cpu swap but few questions popped up on the research phase M A TD is a AM board which apparently after some searching supports some of the FX series cpus that are AM I have also found the corresponding BIOS that I need to flash myself to to make it work properly and be recognized by the MB link Q amp A FX is known to support mhz RAM speeds my existing RAM runs max at without overclock and is placed x which occupies all slots and might confuse the FX which supports dualchannel as usual Meaning I will need to leave my RAM running at mhz how big will the reduce be in the performance of the CPU- mhz vs When setting up the proceccor I will need to disable the Turbocore to make it stable on the older AM board which only supports cpu speeds up to ghz and the fx on turbo bumps to ghz After disabling turbo all cores are set to run at which by research is the most stable option on my existing MB Will FX bottleneck gtx or gtx and how bad it is going to be Upgrading hardware is always nice but am I making bold move by upgrading a year old cpu to almost as old one And if someone with more knowledge can state me that there is no performance gain to be maid I just might stick with my old as long as its still breathing and calculating Thanks in advance for replys And no changing an motherboard is not an option So fond of my old rig best regards m nbsphttp://www.techspot.com/community/topics/am3-board-with-am3-cpu.214400/
I bought an interesting little Single Board Computer as an mITX motherboard (a WADE-8020, more info at the link below):
I have another similar board in an old Hoojum Cubit 3 case, and was wondering if anyone might have any other suggestions for a similarly eye-catching case, probably ready-made, though I'm not averse to either buying a DIYed case, or maybe trying to make one myself (I have a Dremel but not much else, and that includes skill )
I recently replaced my AGP NVIDIA GeForce GT M with a newer AGP NVIDIA GeForce GT M I believe that the GPU processors are the same but noticed when changing over the heat sinks that the memory chips are of the Samsung variety the old one had Nanya The older card had a pre-windows boot BIOS where as the new one needed me to install new 512M 7600GT same Replaced GeForce NVIDIA with drivers from the Nvidia site using automatic driver scan does not BIOS boot My Replaced NVIDIA GeForce 7600GT 512M with same issue is that the Windows reported a BSOD on first reboot after the new driver installation stable since and have Replaced NVIDIA GeForce 7600GT 512M with same since increased the voltage by V to the card spec without BSOD and there is no solution in the Action center and Windows is still looking a month out Upon opening the Nvidia control panel suite to check why the newer card did not have any on board memory to aid Adobe rendering as the last card did use the M vram I found that the suite reports the card as a GeForce GS could this lead to a driver quot signing quot conflict and therefore the BSOD Computer Management reports the card as the GeForce GT as does the device properties driver tab Would it be possible to flash the BIOS on the newer card so that the M of vram is quot scalable quot for Adobe rendering use Thank you for reading nbsp
If you're having a lot of trouble with it I would see about returning it if possible, I see this post is already a few weeks old but hopefully that is still possible..
You shouldn't run into that many issues, although if the card is manufactured by a different company then there "could" be problems.. In which case the safest bet is to go into Safe Mode, remove all drivers and reinstall fresh working drivers. Just to make sure nothing is being mixed up between the way the cards operate,
On my studio pc, I've installed a new rack mounted firewire audio interface in the studio. On the other drives (windows 8.1) the interface has installed perfectly but on the xp drive, although the drivers etc have been installed, once set, it works perfectly with the new outboard soundcard.
However, whenever I reboot to the xp drive, xp always reverts back to the on-board realtek sound card. I set the default to the new interface (a Presonus Firestudio Project) but every reboot it defaults to the realtek.
The motherboard is a P5N-E SLI if that helps.
How can I stop this happening so the new interface is the default?
Thanks in advance,
I replaced my FX- s stock fan to a CM Hyper Evo and when I turned my PC back on it would crash during the quot starting windows quot phase The machine would just reboot and I would be back at the BIOS POST screen So I went ahead and cleared the CMOS which defaulted my RAM back down to the AM platform s native MHz After booting up and seeing my CPU s temperatures were great I went ahead and tried to get my now run 1866MHz CPU Replaced cooler, won't at old RAM RAM back up to its max speed The problem I m faced with is that I can only get it back up to MHz Whenever I set my speed up to MHz I get the Gigabyte BIOS message that there was a problem booting Either that or sometimes it gets to the quot starting windows quot phase before crashing and then sending me back to the BIOS POST screen again This happens when both manually setting the speed or using both XMP profiles At one point I did get it back up to MHz but the system would only detect one of my GB sticks which is obviously single channel as reported by CPU-Z I ve done everything here from switching between which DIMM slots I ve used but no matter what it won t boot with it set to MHz I even Replaced old CPU cooler, now RAM won't run at 1866MHz set my my memory s timings Replaced old CPU cooler, now RAM won't run at 1866MHz manually - - - CommandRate which didn t work Then I tried looser timings which still didn t work Neither XMP profiles worked which is how I had it at running at MHz previously I ve spent hours resetting the BIOS and trying different settings but whatever I do it just won t run at full speed I even stopped my GHz overclock to see if that would fix it I also raised the RAM voltage which did nothing I also tried using the FSB instead of the multiplier to get it up to speed but that would just continue the crashing trend I m really perplexed here guys How the hell did changing my CPU cooler make it impossible for my memory to run at full speed When I pulled my CPU out to change coolers maybe some how I damaged the chip s memory controller or is that just stupid for me to even think Maybe I can borrow my friend s FX- next weekend and see if changing chips will fix it I ll probably have to run memtest tonight now that changing the DIMM slots didn t fix anything For the record this is my RAM http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E Here are my specs just in case any help is REALLY appreciated guys as I d really love to run my RAM at MHz the way I paid for it run AMD FX- GHz Vishera Gigabyte GA- FXA-UD rev G Skill Sniper GB DDR - RAM MHz Gigabyte GeForce GTX GB WindForce Western Digital Black TB SATA-III HDD Antec Illusion case Antec HCG W PSU Windows Ultimate SP x nbsp
An old system is likely to have voltage issues due to a degrading PSU. test and replace the PSU. Ram also may have suffered. I will start with a fresh PSU.
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.
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.
So heres the story The computer has been working fine for several years Last night I decide to D850MV/D850EMV2 long Three desktop board beeps on Intel plug in my tv to the desktop via dvi It Three long beeps on Intel desktop board D850MV/D850EMV2 works fine and I dont have any problems I get home today and try and turn the computer Three long beeps on Intel desktop board D850MV/D850EMV2 on and I dont get any video signal to either the tv or the normal monitor Also long beeps accompany start up it sounds as though things boot but I dont get video or sound but it sounds like the hard drives click now and then like normal and the fans all run fine Ive swapped the first ram stick with one other and havent tried the rest yet and I have not changed the video card yet but plan to in the next minutes as of writing this Nothing looks physically damaged and I dont have any extra ram for this computer laying about since its a rambus so all I can do is swap the ram thats in it around and because I cant get video I cant run a test on the ram Suggestions or help would be appreciated Specifically what the long beep codes mean ive Three long beeps on Intel desktop board D850MV/D850EMV2 found a couple different versions of the code online and not sure which is correct Also what might have caused the problem plugging the tv in thats the only thing I did different unless someone was messing around with it without my knowledge or could it just be from years of wear or what nbsp
I think three beeps on Intel is a memory issue. At least that what it was when I had a stick of cheap RAM crap out on me.
I'd run Memtest and go from there
RAM can fail from a number of causes. Heat exposure, flaky transistor junctions, who knows. I seriously doubt plugging the TV in had anything to do with it.
You could go into BIOS to ascertain if the RAM voltage is set correctly. Over-volting is a DIMM killer.
You should be able to get documentation for that board directly off Intel's web site. Intel used to give BIOS beep codes ion the board/chipset manuals.
They also have hardware monitor software as a free download. Look up "Intel Desktop Utilities Lite".
Had an AMD HP G62-227CL laptop that overheated and required motherboard replacement with similar Intel motherboard. Old board clocked at 2.2 MHZ .. new one is 2.0 MHZ.
Board I got from Ebay works but now computer believes that it is a Compaq CQ42 Laptop. Do not know the model number, which I would need on HPs site to download BIOs upgrades.
Is there a way to tell which bios I need or what model I now have?
Finding a bios update rather then the one hp would give for this board. Would be next to none.
You could check a few of the support pages for this model. Which their are a lot Of
Maybe find out the motherboard you have bought.
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This is my Entire system spec Im looking to upgrade my processor but I need help Operating System System Model Windows Home Premium x Service Pack build Install Language English United States System Locale English United States Installed AM Boot Mode BIOS Secure Boot not supported eMachines ET G System Serial Number PTNBA Enclosure Type Desktop Processor a Main Circuit Board b gigahertz AMD Athlon II X u kilobyte primary memory cache kilobyte secondary memory cache -bit ready Multi-core total Not hyper-threaded Board eMachines MCP PM-GM Bus Clock megahertz BIOS AMI P -A Drives Memory Modules c d Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH N SCSI im with AMD is board? to my What Processor mother compatible this And new CdRom Device Optical drive WD Virtual CD USB Device Optical drive Generic- Compact Flash USB Device Hard drive -- drive Generic- MS MS-Pro HG USB Device Hard drive -- drive What AMD Processor is compatible with my mother board? And im new to this Generic- SD MMC USB Device Hard drive -- drive Generic- SD MMC MS What AMD Processor is compatible with my mother board? And im new to this MSPRO USB Device Hard drive -- drive Generic- SM xD-Picture USB Device Hard drive -- drive WD My Book USB Device Hard drive GB -- drive s n WMAVY WDC WD AAKX- CA SCSI Disk Device GB -- drive s n WD-WMAYUL SMART Status Healthy Megabytes Usable Installed Memory Slot DIMM has MB serial number DE B Slot DIMM has MB serial number D B Slot DIMM is Empty Slot DIMM is Empty Local Drive Volumes c NTFS on drive GB GB free k FAT on drive GB GB free Operating System is installed on c Network Drives None discovered Users mouse over user name for details Printers local user accountslast logon Quentin PM admin UpdatusUser AM local system accounts Administrator AM admin Guest PM HomeGroupUser never Marks a disabled account Marks a locked account HP LaserJet Professional P w on IP Microsoft Shared Fax Driver on SHRFAX Microsoft XPS Document Writer on XPSPort Controllers Display ATA Channel Controller ATA Channel Controller NVIDIA nForce Serial ATA Controller x Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller What AMD Processor is compatible with my mother board? And im new to this NVIDIA GeForce GTS Display adapter DELL WFP Monitor quot vis s n XX- JU -XXXXX- - S June Bus Adapters Multimedia Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller HP Webcam HD- Mobiola Wave Audio Device WDM Mobiola Web Camera Video Source NVIDIA Virtual Audio Device Wave Extensible WDM Realtek High Definition Audio Senstic PocketAudio Senstic PocketCam USB Audio Device Virus Protection Back to Top Group Policies No details available None discovered Communications Other Devices Hamachi Network Interface primary Auto IP Address Gateway Dhcp Server Physical Address A D Connection Speed Mbps Microsoft to Adapter Microsoft ISATAP Adapter NVIDIA nForce Mbps Ethernet Auto IP Address Gateway Dhcp Server Physical Address FC C AA Connection Speed Mbps Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface Networking Dns Servers HID-compliant consumer control device x HID-compliant device x USB Input Device x HP Webcam HD- HID Keyboard Device x HID-compliant mouse Microsoft PS Mouse USB Composite Device x USB Mass Storage Device x USB Root Hub x Generic volume shadow copy WD SES Device E F G H I nbsp
That is an AM3 socket CPU which means it should be compatible with the Phenom II series CPU's. I looked up the board and it should still support up to a 95 watt CPU so any Phenom II X4 CPU with a 95 watt TDP would work on it.
As the topic says, my computer doesn't detect my on-board sound card. It all started when I tried to install new audio drivers from manufacturers page, but the next day when I booted PC up there were no sound. In Device Manager, under Sounds, game,.. controllers tab sit 4-5 High Definition Audio Devices. Here's pic:
Then tried re-installing original audio drivers from motherboard CD, enabling/disabling On-Board HD Audio in BIOS but still no luck.
My Audio Device is VIA VT1705.
DxDiag shows that no sound card was found.
This is what is shown in Playback Devices tab:
But I have no HDMI kind audio devices..
How to make my system recognize my sound card?
Hi I have an older PC which I gave to my mum It originally ran Vista but I bought and installed Windows Ultimate around weeks ago after it had been inactive for months It was running great but a couple of weeks ago it just started hanging for no real reason Also at startup it would say that the computer had not been shut down properly even if it had This was only when it was switched off at the wall not after checksum defaults loaded" replaced error battery after - "cmos a restart or when the PC was left plugged in and switched on She only "cmos checksum error - defaults loaded" after battery replaced uses the PC to look at You Tube and some webcams from her grandkids and that s it she s not very computer literate Initially I left Windows repair to run overnight but when I looked at it the following morning it was still in the repair screen so I assume it had hung I spoke to a local repair shop and they suggested I test the RAM test the hard drive and replace the CMOS battery The RAM and hard drive checks went without any errors and after I replaced the battery the hanging stopped I played with the computer all evening and shut it down as normal and switched it off at the wall Next day I thought I would start it up just to check it and I was faced with a quot cmos checksum error - defaults loaded quot message I thought that was strange but maybe the battery was dead so I swapped it over with one from my perfectly working desktop to try it out and my desktop worked fine but after shutting down my mum s one it had the same problem when power was pulled So battery was ruled out Incidentally I will say that I reset the BIOS date and time every time I was faced with the error following up with a save and exit It worked fine until I unplugged the computer I then moved on to the BIOS and set it back to default and the same again After this opened the case and used the jumpers to reset the BIOS to default again but no difference My mum will not leave it switched on at the wall constantly in case it self-combusts same with her washing machine TV lamps etc otherwise I would just do that and ignore it Is there anything else someone can suggest that I try System Shop bought by Mesh Motherboard is an ASUS PSN-E SLI gb Ram - samsung gb hard drive - ASUS Thanks for any help nbsp
I must add that the PC is the same as when I bought it new from the shop, except for adding a Creative Labs sound card (approx 2012) and installing Windows 7 (around 6 weeks ago). All Windows updates are downloaded and installed.
After my brother sprayed it with glass cleaner.my laptop key board types wrong letters.lets say I want to write "my laptop key board is messed up" this is what it types: my lap0to9p0 ke3ybo9ar4d i8s me3sse3d u7p0. all the letters in the upper row type the letter and the number above it and vise verse(exept t,y,5,6)
I tried the num lock and sticky keys,checked my language tap still nothing
(I use dell inspirion , windows 7)
Have you tried a USB keyboard? If not, try it. You might also try the on screen keyboard.
I just came from a retail store to check on prices but most of their parts weren't available anymore. Instead of a G. Skill Ripjaws 2x4 8gb DDR-3 1600, the clerk offered me a Crucial Ballistix 2x4 8gb DDR-3 1866 memory. The board I'm gonna buy is an Asrock H77 Pro4/Mvp but looking at their memory support list http://www.asrock.com/mb/memory.asp?Model=H77 Pro4/MVP, it doesn't seem compatible.
The clerk had told me it was compatible and that he had tried it before but I'm not sure if it'd have unwanted effects over some period of time. (I got drawn in by how the memory looks and its LED so I'm including it as a choice). Thanks.
It will be compatible, worst case scenario is just setting your 1866Mhz RAM to run at 1600Mhz. You're getting quicker RAM for free.
Hi, does anyone know what the problem is? I took out the screen of my old laptop, and put a replacement screen in. The screen its self (Samsung) is exactly the same model as the old one, except the inverter board looks a bit different. The laptop turns on fine with no screen plugged in, but when when I plug the new screen in, the only thing that turns on is the power supply light. I tried removing the new screen and it turned on fine. It's only when the screen is plugged in when it doesn't turn on. Is it because it's the wrong inverter board? I still have the old one. Should I just switch the boards? Thanks for all the help.
**Update: I tried replacing the inverter board, but the connecter with 6 pins wont fit...
Hi all, I have monitor gericom 2030 and it has some power board model that I cant find on sell, so I have buy one that is almost same with it. 4 plugs for invetors are same but one connection for t-con board is diffrent and on oroginal board I have pins (5V, 5v, GND, GND, 12v, BL, N/F) and on board that I have buy has ( 12v, 12v, GND, GND, 5v, 5v, GND, N.C, ON, DIM, MS ) So any suggests wich on wich one I should connect?
I got a M5A99x Evo Re2.0, brand new board and the audio from the rear doesnt work at all when I plug the pink and green plugs. I have an HDMI connecting from my TV to my Gcard, I get audio through the TV but cant seem to get those jacks working. Ive used two different headsets to see if it might have been the headset itself. im really stumped.
Have you gone into the sound menu in your control panel and set your default audio device to your headset?
If, under the "playback" tab, the HDMI output is ticked, then this is the problem.
Just click on the correct device(It should either list your headphones or say "high definition audio", or something similar) and then click "set default".
This should solve the problem.
My father wants me to find my mother a laptop, he gave me a budget of around $700. In all likelihood she will mostly use it for facebook, facebook games and movies. She will mostly be using the laptop while working in a coffee stand so she can probably plug it in whenever she needs to. She probably wont replace it for some time so something that will hold up well over the years would be nice. She hates change and is used to using windows systems so I'm not sure if she would go for a mac. I really don't know a damn thing about laptops and I have no idea what to look for or where to start so any help would be appreciated.
Been a long time browser of TS and am glad to finally join. I am looking to utilize a Q6600 processor and the following system board and RAM:
ASUS P5G41T-M LX Plus
Corsair XMS3 1333MHz PC3-10666
The goal is to moderately overclock the Q6600 to 3.2 GHz. In my research, I have read many positive reviews about the stability of ASUS boards, and the DDR3 capability is significant to me. However, from what I have gathered, this board can be fussy when overclocking the CPU. Has anyone had any experience with a similar setup?
I would appreciate any thoughts/comments/suggestions.
Firstly, why do you need to overclock it? I'm guessing its more because you want to, than necessity, but my thoughts are below.
I run the exact same CPU in my system 24/7 and while it might be long in the tooth compared with most systems on here, it's certainly not lacking at stock speeds as it is.
Not sure if system specs is easily read right now, but for the sake of doubt, mine are: Intel Core2Quad Q6600 G0 stepping (at stock OC with Corsair H50 (push/pull) providing cooling), Abit AW9D-MAX, 8GB OCZ Gold series DDR2-1066, HD6870, Antec HCG-620 PSU, a SSD and six mechanical disks.
I wouldn't call 3.2GHz a moderate OC on the Q6600, that's more like 2.8-3.0GHz. I used to have mine overclocked but the difference was so minimal (in real terms) that the additional heat it gave off and power it consumed made it pointless. I was never able to achieve 3.05GHz or above either, but I've no doubt that more experienced hands would have managed it. Overclocking is my weaker subject in the field of IT generally speaking, and I can't say I've ever really pushed the envelope very far in that regard.
Though that said, I've always found Gigabyte boards to be much more forgiving when it comes to RAM settings. Asus in my experience can be a real nightmare with recognising the default timings and voltages for RAM, and in "my experience" need much more work to achieve the same result.
Another point that needs to be considered is LGA-775 is legacy hardware now, so you'd be spending money on defunct hardware. If you have the CPU it might be better to grab a second-hand board off of eBay or something, or maybe look to something newer and more current.
Bought me recently a new MoBo: P8H67, installed it, killed Realtek onboard in the BIOS, all thus far goes splendid.
Put in SoundMax (from my P5E Lifestyle), hardware checks ok.
Install driver... and here things go awkward: no matter what I try: SoundMax Hi Def is not found/recognized.
Tried both the DVD-soft that came with me P5E, as well as online new drivers, to no use...
Reason for SoundMax: I was slightly baffled by the power behind the tiny card, it was literally mindblowing (over my JBL's).
This power is not found on Realtek hardware, hence.
Prob: I want to keep using the tiny SoundMax, but I desperately need a driver.
Win 7 Ultimate X64 (registered)
Thank you all:
List any Problem Devices
Make sure devices are connected and powered on
Click Start->Run, enter: msinfo32. Click the + sign next to Components to expand it
Click Problem Devices. Anything appear?
If yes, click on it, Ctrl-A to select all, Ctrl-C to copy it, Ctrl-V to paste into next post
On the other hand, if no devices are listed, tell me so
Generate and attach a DirectX report
Click Start->Run, enter dxdiag and click OK
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i was wondering if HIS H675FS1G Radeon HD 6750 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card would work on a MSI G31TM-P21 LGA 775 Intel G31 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard.
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o wait the card is ddr3 , does that mean it won't work?
Sure, the card will work fine. The graphics card memory is independent from the memory type of the motherboard.
I have been going through the process of building a computer for the first time and the motherboard is the final piece of the puzzle I am seriously considering the Asus Maximus Gene-Z as the motherboard to go along with GB Hawks OC in SLI on mATX a Is SLI usually on board avoided? air to go along with an OC i - k but I have been seeing some concerns about temperatures in general As far Is SLI on a mATX board on air usually avoided? as cooling the board would be in a mid-tower that has the dimensions of the full tower Storm Sniper with its default fans and the CPU would be cooled by a Corsair A I do have a few ATX motherboard in mind if the mATX option isn t ideal for SLI including the MSI Z A-GD ASUS P Z -V PRO or ASRock Z EXTREME GEN i - K Corsair A GB GTX Hawk in SLI x GB G Skill Sniper DDR Samsung Spinpoint TB Asus x DVD-Drive Cooler Master Storm Sniper Seasonic X- nbsp
Personally if I was building a computer without having any hardware to start with I would probably aim for a higher end single card rather than 2 older and now mid range 460 GTX cards. That way in the future you can pickup another higher performance card and then use SLI.
As for mATX and SLI, as long as the board supports it then there is no problem. You have stated its in a full tower so airflow won't be a problem. You might find some problems such as PCI 1x slot blocked/unusable when you have two double slot (two expansion slot height) PCI-E graphics cards in the motherboard.
Hi all I have an asus x s laptop and a while ago the power jack inside broke off and went further into the unit I managed to take the laptop apart and retrieve the jack I then rather stupidly attempted to desolder board PCB Splintered the remainder of the unit from the board and found that apparently ASUS use diamond as solder that or I wasn t doing something right Anyway point is that the contacts stayed in the board no matter what and only with force Splintered PCB board and heat did they come out unfortunately however there are still two contacts firmly in the board Anyway as you can all imagine the inevitable happened The board warped slightly and on one of the corner points the iron went through and splintered the side picture attached A couple of questions Number And I think I already know the answer to this As this has happened will this be detrimental to the running of the laptop I m going to guess that the second I turn it on should I be successful in replacing that the power will short and the world will end or something Number Since last using the laptop I can only assume that the rest of the components processor RAM Drive etc are still in good working order and I m wondering just how successful anyone may think it would be to sell the laptop as spare parts or would I be better off taking into the yard with a shotgun Sorry about the cynical nature of this post that s just how I am that and I m incredibly annoyed at myself for thinking that me soldering iron delicate electronics was ever going to have any other outcome than this nbsphttp://www.techspot.com/community/topics/splintered-pcb-board.171757/
Need info old board P4SD-VL
<I'm trying to fix a very old pc; it's almost ready but I can't set front USB ports.>
Thatīs what I said. But more than a simple thing I need; USB frontal ports are working now. The matter is I canīt find drivers to set Sound, LAN, Modem... The pc is working fine, I've installed operating system, office programs and some other software without trouble.
Thanks in advance for your help.
Who made the motherboards chipset? VIA?
hello, ive had this desktop computer for years now and the processor is extremely outdated. I have been looking around trying to figure out how i can upgrade the processor speed but it seems the more i look up the less i know about computers...
anyways i have: Board: MICRO-STAR MS-7184
Serial Number: 5922655884
current proccessor: 2.00 gigahertz AMD Athlon 64
256 kilobyte primary memory cache
1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache
I believe the socket is a 939? when i looked up these specs i found that the highest processor i can place is " AMD Athlon 64 X2 (up to 4800+) and Sempron (up to 3200+) processors".
Can anyone verify this?Or is it not worth investing in a new processor? i am looking to find the best upgrade rather then spending cash to buy a new computer. Any advice would be extremely appreciated.
Truth be told you are better off upgrading your Motherboard, RAM, and Processor if you want to see any substantial difference. A socket 939 is quite a bit old and since then they have move onto the AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, etc sockets for AMD Mobos and Processors.
Socket 939 processors are to the point where they are no longer just old enough to be cheap. Since they are no longer made they are old enough to be more expensive than modern counterparts in many cases.
When upgrading the MOBO and CPU you want to look into more than just the processor speed. Important factors are also the types and amount of cache for a processor, number of cores, and RAM that can be used with that CPU.
The newer Athlon II X2s as an example are a significant leap from the original Athlon 64s and a discerning buyer online can find them significantly cheap. AM2+ boards are currently somewhat inexpensive and so is DDR2 RAM. They are currently at the stage where they are old enough to be somewhat cheap but with the newest socket and processors being sold by AMD now it may change iwthin the next few years to start getting expensive again from being old enough.
You also have the route of a AM3 with DDR2 or DDR3 Ram option available which are also moderately priced.
If you check out the website pricewatch.com you can look at pricing for several different mobos, cpus, etc from various websites easily. I just completed a full build including case, HDD, Mobo, CPU, DVD-RW, RAM, Graphics card, etc for just over $350.00
I got a Intel Server Board L440GX with the dual Pentium III processors and i cant get it to recognize the Mylex eXtreme RAID 2000 FW 7.01-00. I have never configured a raid before but i think i got it right(not sure) anyway the bios says that no h.d. or likewise is installed. I ain't got any ideas on what to do please help
bwta, sound like you better take a look at:
It would appear that there was some type of caulking holding the digitizer down. I've managed to hold it in place with 4 drops of superglue in select places. didn't do a heavy duty job, I just want it to stay in place till I can get my hands on the right stuff. Anyone know what kind of glue it is and where I can get some?
Also, when I replaced my digitizer sometimes the screen is unresponsive. It works about 95% of the time but I would like it to work 100% of the time.
I have the LG quantum C900 if anyone needs to know.
It would appear that there was some type of caulking holding the digitizer down. I've managed to hold it in place with 4 drops of superglue in select places.Click to expand...
Do you know what happens to Styrofoam when you put a drop of Super-Glue on it ?
Anyone know what kind of glue it is and where I can get some?Click to expand...
I don't know what they use on mobile phones however the electrician whom I took my *shower proof* battery powered shaver to, for a replacement battery. Said that stuff was just 'nothing more than hot melt glue' see HMA wiki-link here
If you don't have a *Hot Melt Glue Gun* you don't know what your life is missing :haha:_
I have a standard Lenovo Thninkpad T61P, i recently had my motherboard replaced on the advice of my school's tech group. I am now having issues with the keybinds in certain programs. Mostly games, but a few others as well. (ie when i use w to move forward it is reading the input as an incrementing digit, each time i press w it things i am moving up the number line, from 1 to 2 to 3, and so on)
I have reinstalled the programs, and tried new ones that i have not had before and the problem continues.
Is this something that replacing the mother board would have caused or is this likely another issue. Any help that can be given would be great, thanks.
What was the problem before the motherboard was replaced, did it have anything to do with the keyboard?
If there is more than one key that is playing up you need to check the cable connection from your keyboard to the motherboard.
Outside of game use what problems are you having with the keyboard?
Check that you have the keyboard set for the correct language.
Hi, (First Post)
While it is often true that when you get no post after startup, that it is often the powersupply - it would be nice to know if the motherboard is functioning properly.
I use power supply testers, a great time saver, but does anyone know of a reasonalby inexpensive motherboard tester on the market?
Well, I have seen a few mobo/ram testers on Ebay but have no idea how good they are. Just do a search on there for motherboard tester and several will come up, they are about Ģ20.
Replaced failed HDD in laptop, need to load Windows 7 using the System Image DVD's.
Can this be done?
If so, what are the steps?
Is special hardware needed?
Do I need to format hard drive first?
I have already tried by using the "Repair Disk" created along with the "System image" disks, it's apparently not as simple as just following the prompts.
This should help.
Greetings all This supply HDD power or no video now Replaced spin up! and is my first post and I m hoping to be able to reciprocate with answers from my own knowledge and experiences though limited Thank you in advance for your kindness and patience I have an older PC six years running Windows XP fully updated with an Athlon CPU G ddr GB Hdd onboard Nvidia graphics chip set on Replaced power supply and now no video or HDD spin up! an Asus motherboard For years the system has been stable amp reliable but last night I found it dead After troubleshooting the basics power strip power outlet power cord on off switch etc I figured a new power supply Replaced power supply and now no video or HDD spin up! was in order since everything worked fine the day before and then nothing So while putting in a new TEC W PSU I noticed the connector was different from the old plug Stupidly looking back I left the plug off Also I noticed a six plug connector for the PCI express but no receptor on the motherboard for it I figured since I had nothing in the PCI slots or the PCI express slot no big deal just leave it unconnected Power on and I see a small amount of SMOKE coming out of the carriage near the front panel USB connectors and the Hard drive Quickly unplugged amp rechecked all the connections Didn t find a problem there Plugged the pin connector next to the pin on the power connector finally and tried again This time no beep CPU fan spins up Chassis fan spins up hard drive does not spin up and the HDD light on the front panel stays lit Nothing not even the BIOS on the monitor Please tell me I did not corrupt the drive The mother board looks fine capacitors etc Where to go from here Help Ten years worth of digital images Thank you for your time falconboy nbsp
Also I noticed a six plug connector for the PCI express but no receptor on the motherboard for it.Click to expand...
this is rather confusing, first of all the six pin PCIE connector plugs into a PCIE Graphics card that requires a a 6 pin connector, not the motherboard, secondly, did you plug in the 4/8 pin CPU power connector (i'm assuming its a 4 pin on a machine that old.)
Thirdly, and I don't know if its possible to force it in or not...but was the 4 pin you eventually plugged into the 20+4 the CPU power plug? was there a bit of force involved?
ok first off i got this board second hand from my brother he couldnt get it to work at all however he thought it was a video card compatability issue He had a ATI Radeon card and its an NVIDIA chipset on the board Now that ive giving a tiny bit of back ground ill give you the systems specs or atleast the specs itll be once its working and can see things CPU Intel core duo E RAM GB DDR x OCZ REAPER Motherboard As mentioned EVGA NVIDIA i sli GPU GEforce GS PSU Sparkle W gold class TB for storage and a GB + no =( sli output board video Evga 680i Nvidia for the OS Thats whats in my box and the box itself is a Rosewill Evga Nvidia 680i sli board + no video output =( CRUISER So far everything looks like its powers up right and and the HDD spins up it seems like its posting correctly i jus cant get anyvideo out of it Any suggestions would be helpful also keyboards will not work in any usb port and on the mointer it says entering power save mode it detects the cable being there but does not get a signal ive tried multiple keyboards and multiple video cables nbsp
sounds like it's just a faulty board... it doesn't matter if you have a single ATI or NVIDIA card, it should work with either
Hello short background I just got my computer back from RMA the water cooler it came with leaked ugh They informed me of a few pieces of hardware they were replacing and sent it screen Replaced now blank RAM, back When I received it yesterday I somewhat successfully booted it after installing Win I soon had some driver problems Replaced RAM, now blank screen While I Replaced RAM, now blank screen was troubleshooting this I noticed on the invoice that the company also given me two new sticks of RAM which they had not informed me of when they called me with an update on their progress Simply out of Replaced RAM, now blank screen curiosity I opened up my case unplugged the power cord etc etc and looked at the RAM two GB DDR PC PC by taking it out of their slots They were the same generic brand no-name apparently that I had prior to RMA After this I put it back in closed the case etc and turned on the computer I was greeted by a blank screen I opened up my case again and reset the RAM to make sure it was set in place and tried again which lead to more of the same Ditto when I switched around the slots used also tried to use each stick individually Does anyone know what could have caused this and if it s easily fixable Motherboard GIGABYTE GA- A-UD the memory should be compatible I find it unlikely that I did anything to fry the memory i m grounded etc or that I would easily fry both of the sticks but at this point I can t think of what else it might be Googling around in somewhat similar situations people suggest to reset the BIOS which I have not done yet Should I try that Thanks in advance Victor edit I re-set my video card in place just in case and tried multiple monitors as well no luck but I wouldn t figure that it would be the problem anyway since I didn t touch it prior nbsp
Do the bios thingy, and if it doesn't work try unplugging all the cords except the power cable from the case, but do turn off the switch on the PSU. Had worked for me to get ride of the gremlin on some PC's. Also if the problems seems to stay you can use the magic words to get your PC replaced "Federal Trade Commission"
Hello I have a desktop with motherboard Via KT CF- ruinign on windows xp I had a MB memory and the computer was running very slow with lots K7VTA3 ECS RAM v8) fully isn't recognized (board of RAM isn't fully recognized (board ECS K7VTA3 v8) lags I decided to buy some more memory and bought the lot of two kit Kingston KVR X C AK total of GB I opened the computer and inserted the two memory sticks on the motherboard and switch on the computer As it runs BIOS says only MB Ram and not GB RAM Other times it reads sometimes says MB and one time said MB RAM Its very strange this Whats going on I dont know but the site says that the board accepts DDR SDRAM Did I bought a wrong set of memory sticks or is it something wrong in the computer data from Everest software ID Motherboard -KT CF- -K VTA C- Motherboard ECS K VTA v Physical Memory Total MB Used MB Free MB Utilization North Bridge VIA VT Apollo KT Thanks Boto nbsp
I dont know but the site says that the board accepts DDR200/266/333 SDRAM.Click to expand...
You bought DDR400 so I'd say your RAM is not supported by your motherboard. Also, the voltage standard for your motherboard is 2.5 volts. Your RAM needs 2.6 volts although it should still run if your motherboard supported it in the first place. You might be able to bump up the voltage in the BIOS but I can't say for sure.
Okay, my board is as described. I have a black bank and a blue bank. I plan on upgrading to 8 gigs of RAM this spring. With my motherboard's setup, would I benefit more from 2 sticks of 4 gig RAM or 4 sticks of 2 gig RAM?
A link to my board:
Link us to your motherboard's website. The manual should contain the correct memory configurations.
I think I made a mistake.
I replaced the motherboard on a HP Pavillion desktop. The motherboard is made by ASUS. I updated the BIOS (downloaded from HP); then I got the "purple code" ; so I proceeded to reinstall the original os that came with this computer; the message was some thing like "Can not install windows with these discs...etc."
The ASUS website is not helpful at all. I called the ASUS people, explain the problem and the only answer I got was "you should call hp or take it to a hp repair center.."
I would greatly appreciate any advise or suggestions on this frustrating issue. Thanks, Luis
What is this Asus motherboard you got? Did it come from HP or did you buy it from regular retail or online sources?
So I recently had my main computer crash and break to the point I need a new computer so I figured I'd make it worth it this time.
Here's the deal: (add the www to see it)tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6327547&SRCCODE=GOOGLEBASE&cm_mmc_o=VRqCjC7BBTkwCjCECjCE
Everything on there seems decent but I am curious about the board itself. Would the Intel Desktop Board DP55WB Motherboard be good for gaming, which I wish to use my computer mainly for. I have at most a 700 dollar budget and this seems like a nice deal for it. I plan on putting a Geforce GTX 580 graphics card in it as soon as I get the money as a little side note if it matters.
So I recently had my main computer crash and break to the point I need a new computer so I figured I'd make it worth it this time.
Here's the deal: (add the www to see it)tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6327547&SRCCODE=GOOGLEBASE&cm_mmc_o=VRqCjC7BBTkwCjCECjCE
Everything on there seems decent but I am curious about the board itself. Would the Intel Desktop Board DP55WB Motherboard be good for gaming, which I wish to use my computer mainly for. I have at most a 700 dollar budget and this seems like a nice deal for it. I plan on putting a Geforce GTX 580 graphics card in it as soon as I get the money as a little side note if it matters.Click to expand...
I'd suggest looking at the same chipset, but in either Gigabyte or Asus brands. Intel boards are fine, as much as it goes, but the BIOS is very limited as to configuration for different memory, and overclocking options. Intel really markets it's boards as mainstream items, intended for average users and businesses, they're not really aimed at the enthusiast.
The feature set can vary widely from board to board, and you should have a look at these pages to see which board has the capabilities you need;
Asus P-55; http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...600008069 600008216&IsNodeId=1&name=Intel P55
Gigabyte P-55; http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...600008069 600008216&IsNodeId=1&name=Intel P55
how do u know if u have on board sound card on ibm
The easiest recognition sign would be 3.5mm jack plugs on the rear panel of the motherboard.
3 (Green, blue, pink) is common on older boards, 4, 5 or more commonly 6 jacks for newer (and 5.1 +) sound codecs.
If you post some details of the system/board the forum will be able to give you a more definitive answer.
Wondering if anyone has tried a non-Nocona, E-ATX dual Xeon board in the HAF 932. I'm talking one of the newer Dual-Xeon boards. I know I lose the single-CPU ATX back opening, but I'm more concerned about if it actually handles a dual-Xeon E-ATX board.
Thanks for any help.
I plan to upgrade my video card from geforce 9500GT to geforece GTS250.. my mother board model is gigabyte GA-M61PME-S2P..
Powersupply? Just making sure...
I want to put together two of the new GTX 460 video cards and using an i7-870 proc.
Any SLI mobo recommendations?
what price range are you in here?
......Hmmmmm, something tells me Chef will be here in a minute with 3....no...make that 4 recommendations.
I want to turn on my PC automatically during late hours so that I can do some downloads and maintenance works on my PC automatically!!
But I cant find an option for RTC alarm enabling in this BIOS!!
Whats wrong with this Mobo?
Will any one help me?
The hard disk crashed and I have been unable to reinstall Vista Home Premium with org. and recovery disks on new Hard Disk. Would like to reformat and install Win XP on it. Can't seem to figure out how to do it.
I get the "no operating system found" error. The HD is unformatted as it is new.
I've been all over the HP site and followed the endless loops for information, to no avail.
Any help will be greatly appreciated (sp).
You have to have a valid Windws XP install disk... HP install disks detect the hard drive, and if they are not designed specifically for that drive, they wimply will not work. You may have to buy a copy of Windows XP, then boot to it...
You will need drivers, so check to see if the HP website offers drivers for that system configuration. If not, you have to be experienced enough to locate and download them yourself.
But what you propose is very possible... just go to the HP site for your HP model, and look for what operating systems are supported.
Hi I have been having problems with my hdd s circuit board on my dell d I aint sure what happen I think it Toshiba circuit HDD board was just my bad luck Anyways I was wondering if its possible of saving the HDD by switching the board with one of the same model boughten brand new off the internet Also I forgot to mention that I put a master password Bios password also applied but thats not a problem since I am able to enter my password on the hdd so no could get into it without my consent just in case it got stolen I am just wondering if that will screw anything up with the new circuit board The name and model of the hdd is Toshiba Toshiba HDD circuit board MK GAX I hope someone can give Toshiba HDD circuit board me some advice on this topic because I don t want to wast my money which ever way I go buy a new hdd or just a circuit board Please respond and thanks in advance nbsp
Come on people, just don't let me hang. I need something, thoughts, ideas, and/or anything else. I just don't want to leave with nothing...
I will be upgrading my system in july and was wondering if anyone can recomend a new cpu, motherboard and DDR3 sims. I currently have an E8500, ASUS P5N-32E, GTX275, Corsair TX650 PSU and 4gig of DDR2. I was thinking of going with the an Intel Core i7 930 2.80Ghz (Bloomfield) (Socket LGA1366). Can anyone recomend a good board around Ģ150-180 that will fit this CPU and also some DDR3 sims?
The Asus P6X58D-E is a great motherboard at your price point.
Are you planning on going with 6GB of DDR3 memory to utilise the CPU's triple channel memory controller? What's your budget for the memory?
I know this might not be possible but I'm wondering if you can uses two SLI cards, but use the on board port to push the output video. I have two 9800 GT cards with dual DVI connections. The motherboard has a HDMI output and I would like to hook this pc to my HDTV. I can hook the the on board port just fine but the system doesn't use the graphic cards at all. Is their a way to make the graphics cards work when their ports are not in use? Thanks in advance!
2 X 9800 GT
1220 modular power supply
Dual core AMD 3.2 GHz
2 X 500 GB hardddrive
4 GB of RAM
obviously it wouldn't work. you cannot expect the graphic card to output the display to onboard HDMI port right? it's time for DVI to HDMI converter.
How do i fix or enable my system board Dell Latitude C640 on my laptop ?? Question US Marine in Iraq needs help azap!!!!!!!Sempre Fi USMC
You'll have to explain what is "system board" and what exact problems you're having.
Hello all I m new here almost as new at poking around inside my computer at this point its nothing lost nothing gained I have read several hundred posts of others who also fell victim to these substandard machines An e machines label wont be on my desktop again even if its case is blotted out with whiteout Anyway enough rant I m here for your help I have an model T amd athlon failed board victim Unknowing emachine, 754/478 socket replacement, of power supply that took the motherboard with it originally a - bit Unknowing victim of emachine, board replacement, socket 754/478 Mhz gb x machine msi MotherBoard I have looked at options and due to purpose or use of it I remain torn as to the best way to replace it seems Unknowing victim of emachine, board replacement, socket 754/478 Cputopia com On Sale has a motherboard basic single core board processor and processor fan for a Unknowing victim of emachine, board replacement, socket 754/478 bit over a hundred dollars dependent on options selected they also have a box case processor board and power supply for around dependent upon how equipped while the power supply upgrade is at one page its at another No big deal about that Anyway my other option is to get a sole independent board with the same socket as my oem processor motherboard and reuse my Atlon Processor - HD - DVD-Cd and new windows program as such Now the crux of the problem is I have seen T quot s listed here and elsewhere as having come from the factory equipped as socket and processor as well as How do I know or how can I tell which one I have I need to compare performance of the T - socket to the Sempron quot its been suggested this Sempron also comes in a variety of speeds and cores some better some worse than the Atlon it is dependent on the encoded processor suffix quot No description of such is available with the advertised replacement board and case at cputopia and I certainly don t want to go down or backward in speed or performance There are no performance specs advertised with this Cputopia com replacement board case cpu fan or other optional parts available either essentially no sepec no matter what I buy of the sempron All replys will be appreciated my budget doesnt give me room for errors do it once and do it right the first time wish I had been this cautious when I bought the emachine but budget was not as bad as now come Halloween I m gonna put lipstick on it put it outside and call it a pig with a big emachine billboard Regards to all here Leo nbsp
Dude, get a grip. I know less about computers now than before I read your post.
I thought that socket 478 was Intel (Pentium Celeron), now I come to find out that it's AMD.
An AMD Sempron 3000 only comes in one speed, if it's another speed, then it has a different number.
All of the s*** you mention is beyond obsolete, so maybe it's time for a whole 'nuther computer. Please, I heartily suggest that you avoid attempting to build a machine, at least in your current state of mind.
I don't think that any of us here are really equipped to deal with the anxiety, angst, or incoherent and rambling thought patterns you have exhibited thus far, let alone what you're trying to pass off as sentence structure.
BTW, my Emachines T-5026 just reached its 5th birthday. If you'd like to check in and wish it many happy returns, (pun not intended), here's the link; http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic143315.html
I would argue that it is not really possible to be an "unknowing victim" of Emachines.
You bought it because it was cheap, cheap s*** breaks. So where's the surprise, the mystery, or the unpredictability?
I've got an old ECS Elitegroup PF21 extreme motherboard. Now ever since I reformatted I have had no sound from my on board audio. The only way I have been able to was through my USB headset. I've never formatted a computer and it was my first time. Everything works perfectly fine and I have no problems other then this. Does any one know what could have gone wrong?
Download the drivers from the motherboard's support site here
The mother board is an ASUS P5Q? I know the adapter is working because I can hook the cable that comes from the case to another sata slot shut down turn the enclosure on and boot and I have a third hard drive. But that is not how I would like to do it. If the mother board would recognize the enclosure it would give me an icon in the tray to shut it off and I would not have to reboot to back up something.
Thank u for any help
I have about 5 choices for motherboards here and all of them are within my budget. But all these mobos seem to have fairly the same reviews. So can you please help me decide? BTW I do plan to overclock my system.
- Gigabyte GA P55MUD3
- ASUS P7P55 D
- Intel DP55KG
- MSI P55 GD65
- Gigabyte GA P55M UD2
Probably the MSI would offer the best all round feature set. All would offer basically the same stock performance.
I'm personally not a great fan of MSI, but that's because of personal experience with their P35/P45/680i and 780i boards. Haven't worked with a P55 based board as yet (too expensive in this part of the world) so as with the other choices I would seek out customer reviews as a basis for comparison in addition to published spec sheets and reviews.
I have a problem and I think it s memory related I read the post about quot Dual-Channel Memory in Single-Channel Motherboard quot But it didn t help plus it was memory channel Dual board? single in Channel from Here s my computer it s old I know I don t have the money to upgrade all of it - Intel Pentium D GHz - EVGA GeForce GS MB GDDR PCI Express - Intel D GGCL ATI Socket Dual Channel memory in single channel board? MicroATX Motherboard - GB x MB PC DDR MHz CL Memory - Ultra -Watt power supply - Windows XP bit I recently bought a memory upgrade GB x GB -Pin DDR SDRAM DDR PC Dual Channel Kit My computer worked fine minus the small memory amount before I installed the new memory After I installed the new RAM my computer posted got to the windows splash screen got to the log in screen let me log in then loaded the OS While loading the OS and launching other start-up programs my computer froze I restarted many times and it fixed it It never got past a few seconds after loading the OS and a few programs I reinstalled my old memory and it worked fine again without a hitch What is the problem Is it the fact that the new memory is dual channel and the motherboard is single channel I re-read the specs of my mobo and it said that dual channel is optional However when I go to the BOIS menu F on startup it says quot single channel mode quot whith the new dual channel kit is in Is there something in the BIOS I should change Something to download Please Help Thanks in advance - Veng nbsp
Well, I can say I solved my own problem.
After I spent the last 4 hours trying to find the problem. I ran a bunch of mem tests, cleaned the mem slots, etc... It turns out it wasn't a hardware issue at all. I was wiggling my mouse on start up and noted the time it froze... and every time it froze an application was launching in the system tray.
Turns out it was Norton F'ing Anti Virus....
The second it launched the computer froze. So I booted in safe mode and disabled the start up and all other functions of Norton. Rebooted in normal mode, and sure enough, it worked! Without a hitch!
Now here comes the Beach of it. Since I couldn't uninstall Norton because I disabled it (i.e. nothing would run because all the extensions, shells and services for it were dead), I rebooted in safe mode to uninstall, BUT Norton doesn't work in safe mode... WHAT!? The damn program specifically states in a condescending dialog box that you "must reboot in normal mode to access Norton... blah blah blah"
What kind of Virus program doesn't let you access it in safe mode? Isn't that the point, to run a virus scan in safe mode? Piece of crap! But anyways, I digress.
So now I finagled a way to run in normal mode without Norton launching to uninstall it. Uninstalling as we speak, actually.
To answer my own question:
Yes, dual channel kits work in single channel boards (Just make sure you uninstall Norton before you put the new RAM in, haha).
p.s. After this... I'm switching to McAfee or some sh*t.... Christ. YOU HEAR ME NORTON!? GO SUCK A FAT HAIRY LOBSTER C*CK!
I need to order my mother a 22 inch monitor but I'm not sure which one to order. I would prefer to order it from newegg but if their is a good deal on one somewhere else tell me! It will have to be connected by d sub not dvi so I'm not sure if image quality is a very big deal. She will use it for browsing and 2d games such as zuma and bejeweled as well as browsing but her ancient pc only has integrated graphics so will it handle it fine?
I was thinking that these ones looked good but I'm not sure which will be most reliable.
Edit: Ahh yes of coarse I forgot to mention the budget, 150 to 170 would be ideal.
Any help would be appreciated.
Hey im thinking of upgrading my pc so i can just hook it up hdmi to my tv. Ive looked around and my mobo only supports pci cards, which when i checked the hdmi out cards were a bit pricey. It also has one agp 4x slot but cant find a decent card in that department.
Should i get a new MOBO instead with an integrated hdmi out because another benefit of that would be a better CPU and ram support (mine currently says max memory is 1 gig on crucial, but i looked up the serial and says it supports 2) I do want a faster and stronger rig but dont know if all my components would matche up with a new board.
What would i need to look for in terms of choosing either of these options. My case apparently supports uATX (micro).
Depends on your cash situation. Sounds like your PC is a bit old so a refresh would be in order. Particularly if you have a nice TV, you are probably going to want to use the PC for gaming/media.
Could someone give me a link to a motherboard beeper as this board does not come with one?
thank u Nick
How about this one? http://www.cwc-group.com/8ohm.html
Hey all I am totally new to overclocking or working with the inside of a computer in everyway I watched my friend put this computer together for me he recommended what parts I buy etc about years ago The only thing I did was to pop in the RAM Ok so basic questions I have then I will list my specs Is it worth it for me to overclock I am super tight on cash and just want to buy some new RAM and get this thing faster for about - months till I can afford a new computer I am considering buying gb of Kingston ValueRAM GB x GB -Pin DDR SDRAM DDR PC System Memory Model KVR X C AK G - Retail for bucks thats my budget unfortunately So is it a good idea Any advice on some basics of how I can begin to overclock on this board Specs Neo4-F 3200+ K8N on for to Looking AMD advice board my OC follow Name AMD Looking for advice to OC my AMD 3200+ on K8N Neo4-F board Athlon Code Name Venice Brand ID Package Socket Technology nm Core Voltage V Family Model Ext Family F Ext Model F Stepping Revision DH-E Instructions MMX DNow SSE SSE SSE x - Core Speed MHz Multiplier x Bus Speed MHz HT Link MHz Looking for advice to OC my AMD 3200+ on K8N Neo4-F board L Data KBytes -way L Inst KBytes -way Level KBytes -way Caches Size KBytes Descriptor -way set associative -byte line size L Cache Size KBytes L Cash Descriptor -way set associative -byte line size L Cache Size KBytes L Cash Descriptor way set associative -byte line size Motherboard Manufacturer MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO LTD Model MS- version Chipset NVIDIA nForce Rev A Southbridge NVIDIA nForce MCP LPCIO W EHF Brand Phoenix Technologies LTD Version PG Graphic Interface Version PCI-Express Link Width x Max Supported x my card NVIDIA GeForce GT with nm technology Core MHz Size MBytes Shaders MHz Memory MHz Type DDR Bus Width bits Memory x MBytes Kingmax Semiconductor slices or w e you call em Type DDR Channels Single Size MBytes DRAM Frequency MHz FSB DRAM is CPU CAS clocks RAS to CAS Delay tRCD clocks RAS Precharge tRP clocks Cycle Time tRAS clocks Bank Cycle Time tRC clocks Command Rate CR T DRAM Idle Timer clocks Max Bandwidth PC MHz My current RAM timing tables Frequency of JEDEC MHz CAS Latency of JEDEC RAS to CAS of JEDEC RAS Precharge of JEDEC tRAS of JEDEC Voltage for JEDEC V Frequency of JEDEC MHz CAS Latency of JEDEC RAS to CAS of JEDEC RAS Precharge of JEDEC tRAS of JEDEC Voltage of JEDEC V I hope that is all the information necessary It took me a long time to type it all out Too bad this CPUZ program doesn t have an easy copy paste text file Please let me know if there is anything else I need to provide that can help out Thank you so much to anyone out there willing to take time to help me out nbsp
HI calio, welcome to Techspot
what is it you want to accomplish with OC'ing? is it for gaming performance?
I plan to build my own computer since the DELL gx280 have given hard time to me. The i5 process would like to be my system in this time. Here is the list what I estimate on ebay (mostly)
CPU: Intel Core 2 q9400 - $190 OR i5 - $200
CPU Fan: ???
M/B: Asus P5KPL-CM - $60 OR Intel DP55WB - $100
Ram: Kingston 4gb DDR2 800mhz - $60 OR DD3 -$70
Video: ATI Radeon 4850 - $124
HDD: Western Digital 500GB 32mb, 7200 rpm - $56
DVD-RW: LG DVD-RW - $31
CASE: standard ATX Tower with 500w power - $45
I have no idea about a CPU cooler. What I heard that the CPU cooler should be different ones depends on the M/B and case.
What kinds of cooler can I use for my system? Also how am I able to firgue that out?
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I plan to build my own computer since the DELL gx280 have given hard time to me.
hi all im new to techspot my computer keeps freezing my freezing. Computer freezing, Help. motherboard replaced still friend who built both my last computers has done all kinds of Computer freezing, replaced motherboard still freezing. Help. checks tested hardware n software and pinpointed it to motherboard replaced motherboard with new ram aswell n worked fine for days then started freezing again then wouldnt boot up replaced graphics card worked ok for days then started to freeze again then wouldnt boot up ive just ordered new tb hard drive if its not that only thing left is power supply ive also replaced a few of the cables as i had new ones i must say my friend who is a genius with computers and has worked for numerous computer companys no s wot he is doing and its totally thrown him he s never come across this its totally random ive even got new inch monitor which someone said it maybe but i didnt get it for that reason my old needed replacing and my partner got me an early xmas present its so annoying can anyone help please nbsp
Well replace the power supply then...
Ive got a toshiba laptop and i went to sleep watching a dvd on it.
It fell off my bed and now when i type it doesnt keep up to speed even if i plug a different keyboard into it and use that.
I constantly have to go back and r-type everything i do
Any suggestions on how to possibly sort it out myself?
Dropping a laptop can do all kinds of damage... If you're not comfortable taking laptops apart, you will have to take it to a computer repair shop
I have ( and currently using) onboard audio for my sound output. It is Realtek onboard audio for an ASUS MOBO. Its 8 channel audio and im purchasing a sound card. It's a Creative Labs 7.1 sound card with EAX. Is it a good upgrade? I'm sure it is but im just looking for some quality advice first
It's not quite the same as switching from on-board video to a discrete video GPU card, but it's the best comparison that I can think of. At least with the video you can see a significant difference. With audio it's a little harder to hear a difference, especially since you need a good speaker set to reference from. If your CPU is a little down in power then you'll notice some improvement in games too. A lot of the crackling and poorly addressed effects will be cleaned up. For me, I was also able to hear other players further in a map than I could with on-board audio.
One thing to add to this brand of card that you're buying: The manufacture makes different audio profiles available in their software for this card. These profiles are designed for entertainment, games, etc... Enabling or disabling a profile might make the difference if EAX is available in-game or not. If it does not come with the manufacture's software, I would suggest looking for a disc ISO since this software would be necessary to configure the card for these options. And the updates at the manufacture's website might be incomplete.
I replaced the hard drive on my Compaq presario 2100. Now I get an error message "Media test failure test cable" then followed by "Operating system not found"
Do I have to purchase windows xp again and reinstalled it? does anyone know what the media test failure test cable means?
I replaced the hard drive on my Compaq presario 2100. Now I get an error message "Media test failure test cable" then followed by "Operating system not found"
Do I have to purchase windows xp again and reinstalled it? does anyone know what the media test failure test cable means?Click to expand...
Operating system not found means...well...the operationg system was not found, your drive is most likely blank.
Why did you replace your harddrive in the first place?
If you still have the original drive, you can use both at the same time.
Hey there I m new to this I purchased a computer from MDG and fried my power supply and motherboard and CPU has my changed mobo Replaced have warning: I found another power supply and peplaced the old one and found an identical biostar m -m mobo and switched that up as well thinking it would just boot as normal When I started up I get Intel R Pentium R GHZ x k OK M TSeg memory Intel R Pentium R CPU GHZHyper-Threading Technology CPU Detected Hyper-Threading Technolgy Enabled DDR DIMM Speed PCI Express Slot x Lane Widths IDE Channel Master Optiarc DVD RW AD- a IDE Channel Slave None IDE Replaced my mobo and have warning: CPU has changed Channel Master None IDE Channel Slave None Replaced my mobo and have warning: CPU has changed Sata Device None Sata Device None Floppy disk s fail Warning CPU has been changed or CPU Ratio changed fail Please re-enter CPU settings in the CMOS setup and remember to save before Press F to Enable system Configuration Press F to Select Booting Deviceafter POST Press F to continue DEL to enter SETUP -P M - a- a l B C- Now I have no idea what to do The Mobo looked to be identical and same model but I noticed the board was blue instead of green and PCI slots were Orange instead of white but all in all looked the same Any ideas to avoid paying a hefty sum to take it into a computer shop and dumping a whole whack of money I don t have Plus I love learning Any suggestions would be appreciated Thank you Bill nbsp
Have you entered the BIOS and set the optimized defaults ?
The monitor to my 2002 computer went out awhile ago. It has power but the screen is black - no text, nothing. I hooked up another monitor to the computer and it works fine so I can assume there's nothing wrong with video card, etc., and I used tried power/connection from the working monitor on the old monitor but it still didn't come up. My guess is that all I can do is buy a new monitor or continue to share the working monitor but I thought I'd check here to see if anyone knew what else I might try.
It is time to replace the bad monitor
Hi everyone I am having problems with the sound card on my ACER PC and I asked the people I brought my 2nd hand ACER Veriton 3500v from what they did to the PC re formatting the HDD and loading it up with WIN XP Pro again. Apparently they used a program called KIlldisk that wrote 0?s to the HDD before they formatted it? They formatted it in FAT32 then loaded the op system.
As the sound card etc was working o?k prior to them doing this would it have been possible that using KIlldisk has turned ?off ? some how the sound card etc? And if so how can I turn it back on? I keep getting a msg Multimedia Audio Controller not loaded code 28 can you help.
have you re-installed the sound driver?
also,go into your BIOS set up and enable the onboard sound.
After cleaning my computer free of dust, I reinstalled all the necessary parts to get the computer working again. When I was to put the processor back, I found that:
1) the pins were a little bit bent but I think they bent back in place when i put it back
2) In order to put back on motherboard, i had to remove the processor from the fan and that means the thermal paste was somewhat removed.
So the biggest question I have is: Is re-adding thermal paste necessary? and is this why its been shutting down?
My on board video adapter is non functional. I am trying to replace it with a PCI video adapter but the issue is that I cannot see the screen in order to gain access to the BIOS and disable the on board video adapter. Anyone have any other ideas other than replacing the motherboard?
I have confirmed that the video adapter is broken at the motherboard.
It is a Emachine desktop.
so you can't see any display?
Hi I own a Intel Pentium D CPU 2.80Ghz running on 2 core processers it is a HP PC m7360n. And Running on Upgrade Version of Windows Vista Home Premium. I have 300watts Powersupply running with Radeon x1600 512MB PRO Version. Then I "want to upgrade to 700watts" Powersupply with out any issues from "300 watts power supply". Is it safe enough to install the powersupply? Also I gotten today Radeon HD 3870 512MB wich is require to upgrade 450 or higher? Is it ok go and head install the power supply? Or can my HD 3870 can or can't? run 300Max which I know is unsafe. :/ I don't want to take any chances. Or not I just goto a local computer store and pay for them to install it.
I would go ahead and install the new power supply. You should have no issues as long as the new power supply has all the proper connectors your equipment needs such as a PCI-E connector (for the graphics card) and a 700W should. If you are worried about a 700W being too powerful for your old setup, don't be. Your PC will draw only what it needs from the power supply even if you install a 1200W PSU.
Each type of PSU connector can only be connected to its own type and they are keyed so it is hard to install them backwards. After installing all the new power connections, double check the data cables. Sometimes they can get loose by accident when you are installing the other cables.
If you haven't bought it yet, make sure you get a good quality PSU. This is one piece of equipment you don't want to go too cheap.
Very inexperienced in computers - but I replaced my power supply and my video card. But when I boot up it says that the cd and dvd drives are not recognized. Can anyone give me any guidance?
Make sure that the 4-pin connector is connected back into the cd/dvd drive and that the either SATA or IDE cable is connected also
Hey all, 2 days ago i bought a sapphire 4850 x2. i wouls just like to know something.
would putting this card in a 680i board be a problem?
would i not see as good of perfprmance as an intel board?
would there be any crossfire conflictions ?
Its an awesome card and dominates all of my games. Its just on crysis 1680x1050 all on very high i get 20 fps. I dont know if crossfire is working in the game or not or if it is a driver issue or if it because of my board.
Your comments a much appreciated
probably no conflicts, probably driver issue, try reinstalling or use a modded one like DNA, OMEGA, Xtreme-G
Gateway DX AMD Phenom Quad Core Fox Bengal motherboard after 240v 115 PSU to Replaced overload Orig PSU LiteOn w Replacement PSU Trust w Definately a novice here so any advice will definately be Replaced PSU after 115 to 240v overload appreciated I relocated to the UK from US Switched the PSU from to but for whatever Replaced PSU after 115 to 240v overload reason i don t think the toggle had completely slid to the position I burnt out the PSU at the capacitors I have replaced the original w PSU with a w The original PSU had the pin cpu v connector with a max output of A The new PSU max is a The amps may or may not be important but this lead seems to be the epicenter of my current predicament Here is the problem when connecting the pin lead the system led light comes on and is attempting to power up the cpu and case fans engage but it quickly goes off I can hold the power button on but it will only turn on and off and only runs for about a second each attempt if the v is not connected but I leave the pin lead connected the led light indicates that it is in sleep or standby in either case their seems to be no boot up at all there is no signal being sent to the monitor to indicate activity at the motherboard or even that the bios is booting Have I fried the motherboard nbsp
Actually Amps don't matter (well they do and they don't)
Basically Amps are pulled by the load, if the load only requires up to 13A (of course it won't be that high though) the Power Supply will only supply that amount ie 13A
By the way, it's not the same though when people touch live AC circuits though, because they make an excellent bridge from positive to negative, this pulling the maximum amount of Amps available ie 15Amps (mind you it only takes 5 amps to well kill you, not mA (miliAmps) as some think, as this would need to pass through the resistance of your body first, then 15mA would do it )
Just to add more confusion the rated 15A is actually DC, therefore we can touch the wires past the Power Supply, ie the Motherboard
So back to topic
Amps won't matter, although higher Amps on a Power Supply makes a stronger Power Supply (it can basically put up with more)
Firstly check with another working Power Supply
Then that's it, faulty Motherboard
lol, I answered this entire thread with those two short lines
I currently have a samsung Q laptop only a year and a half old The other day I turned and the power switch was illuminated with the battery led on as well but the screen just stayed blank won t even go to the boot screen So I disconnect the AC power take out the battery hold down the power button to relase any internal energy and put the battery back on and its working However the next morning the same problem occured so I did the same thing again but with no result So not knowing much on computers I take it to my local computer shop whp diagnose the problem that the BIOS battery was down or exhausted so they replaced but the same problem still happens it just wont turn on I have also tried replacing and testing other memory modules they all seem fine and so does mine in other laptops Whats worse is that my laptop still has the same problem but it sometimes bleeps times and all my leds flash quick but there is nothing wrong with my memory or anything else Any solutions please nbsp
a bios battery would not cause such a fault and any shop that says so is incompetent.
You have a fault either in the power supply or the power regulator internally.
Try another power pack first.
I'm looking to build a new system and I'm trying to keep in really compact, but I also want to rock dual monitors. Are there any onboard video chipsets on the market now that will support dual monitors?
Repent...., and Prepare For the Future.....
Not sure really, but depending on the level of graphics performance you are expecting any Nvidia x300, x400, or x500 would provide dual monitor capability at low cost, (50 bucks or so, if you catch a good sale), while leaving you with a much greater selection with respect to choice of motherboard/ chipset combinations. I believe that all Nvidia 8500GT/9500GT video cards have HDCP compatibility so that you could easily drive your high-def TV from them. Either of these cards could most likely be used with a good 350 watt PSU, so there's no need to overbuild/overspend at this level. Avoid the overclocked versions of these cards, they use a bit more power, and it makes more sense to jump to the 9600GT series instead of trying wring more performance out of the lower series of cards
If cost is a factor I suggest purchasing a mobo board with onboard graphics, then adding the video card later. Here again though, spring for the right PSU that will allow you to grow your system. You you don't want to have to buy the PSU twice, if you change your mind about the level of upgrade you'd like to make.
You could investigate this post at Tom's hardware; http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/amd-780g-chipset,1785-5.html It seems to answer your original question.
Hi all I ve been struggling with this problem for almost two weeks now I m not able to get any audio from my system It all started when I formatted C in order to install Windows nor audio, neither card No PCI on-board with XP Home Previously I had XP Pro bit but I wasn t happy with that since it gave me some compatibiliy problems with other programs such as Norton Internet Security But - No audio, neither with on-board nor PCI card the sound worked However that s No audio, neither with on-board nor PCI card not the case with XP Home anymore This is my system Motherboard ASRock K S GX Chipset SIS GX on board Audio SIS Processor AMD sempron MHz For the on-board audio I used the latest audio driver from the SIS website but to no avail I tried alternative drivers such as Realtek AC or VIA but no luck The errors I get are pretty much the same that I get with the PCI audio card I just bought since I figured that would fix my problem I guess I was wrong The card I have is a Speed Link SL- -SRD and neither the drivers from the CD nor the latest version from their website works with my computer Here s a list of errors and peculiarities I have come across with both installations I hope you guys can shed some light on these When installing the PCI with option quot install driver and applications quot the set-up initializes and then a green screen comes on Then nothing happens When I opt instead for quot install drivers only quot it keeps saying quot driver is being installed quot and it loads and loads until the bar is full Then nothing happens I can press exit and when I do it says quot successfully installed please restart quot But after restart a message comes on from C-Media saying quot can not find audio chip quot It will usually say quot new hardware found quot too Neither Windows can find the driver automatically then nor does it work when I manually point Windows to the C-media driver from from the folder Usually what happens then is two or three scenarios The computer stalls again when the bar is fully loaded The computer says successful installation but when I restart there s still no audio I get a BSOD stating quot Stop x E xC xF BD B xf D C xF D cmaudio sys - Address F BD B base at F B quot When I check the device manager after the installation with option quot show hidden devices quot on it usually lists the CMI audio driver or the SIS for on-board whichever I ve done but in the properties tab it will says something like quot driver activated but not functioning quot Also there s usually up to new unknown devices listed under quot other devices quot and sometimes one under quot audio devices quot All of them with a yellow question mark beside them After the restart they re usually greyed out but they shouldn t be there at all should they On top of that there s always another gameport showing up which really bugs me What does that have to with setting up the audio One says quot CMaudio quot and the other PCI-Bus How do I find the right drivers for these As usual neither Windows nor the folder seem to provide something functional In the beginning of my installation attempts there was also a greyed out entry found named quot SM Bus Controller quot I could not find a driver for that anywhere even on the net Assuming that this had nothing to do with my audio I uninstalled this entry and since then it has never shown up again Could this bus controller thing be a problem What is it for anyway Well I guess I should mention that whenever I tried to go with the PCI card I made sure to disable on-board sound through the bios and uninstall those drivers And whenever I tried to do the on-board I made sure to uninstall and remove the PCI card Something that both have in common - and maybe that s the problem - is that the drivers are from C-Media Are there any incompatibility issues known regarding C-Media or ASRock Or in conjunction with XP Home When I installed Home I also installed all Service Packs up to Automatic Windows update has be... Read more
I have onboard sound issues, i use sound cards, use a soundblaster card or a Diamond sound card. Sound blaster and diamond has good drivers. I would go with the sound blaster card first tho.
I was wondering if I would have any problems installing and running a new Geforce 9800 GT on an older Asrock 2Core 1333 DVI-2.66G motherboard? Heres a link to the board.
It will work fine, just make sure you update your bios when everything is up and running, and to have a good quality 600 watt psu.
My hard drive malfunctioned so was replaced, i am in the process of installing everything back onto my computer, i am having great difficulty in getting my sound to work.
ASUSTeK Computer INC. M3A-H/HDMI (motherboard) with onboard sound ( Realtek HD Audio output)
i have updated all the drivers, checked the bios settings, device manager does not highlight any issues, my speakers are working properly.
i'd really appreciate some help as its driving me nuts!
What do you see in the Device Manager
Start->Control Panel->System->Hardware->Device Manager...
Any yellow or red flags?
i just found out that my mother board cant be upgraded with a processor faster than 2.1 so i want to install a new mother and then get a faster processor. the thing is i have never built a computer and i dont really know what im getting myself into when installing a new mother board. i just want a mb that i can use all my old parts and upgrade my processor.
AMD 2400+ @ 2.0
512 DDR ram pc2100
radeon 9600 vid card
80 gb hard drive
for more info http://www.emachines.com/support/support_info.html?prodName=T2482
i was thinking about getiing a KT600 and then a amd xp 3000+ mb since as far as i can tell it is compatible with all the stuff i have now
Theres a good chance that your Restore discs wont work with the new motherboard and when using XP you usually cant replace a motherboard without doing a clean install of Windows. The old motherboard drivers will keep Windows from loading or make the computer unstable. Replacing a board isnt that hard. Just make notes of where everything goes. The first time I did it I marked every cable with tape. I replaced a board in an eMachine. Physically it worked fine except the front panel connector was proprietary and I couldnt connect it to the new motherboard.
When I'm adjusting my many icons and shortcuts on my desktop, often, particularly when I change resolutions, all of the icons will bunch together in the upper left corner of my screen, requiring me to rearrange them again. As I'm dragging them to the right locations, often the mouse travels across the screen, but the image of the icon has frozen part of the way across. It has transparency. I hold my mouse in place waiting, then after some 20 to 30 seconds, the icon snaps into the new spot where my mouse cursor is positioned. Is this a video card "overload" problem? My video is on-board, as delivered in the machine.
Should I consider replacing this on-board video or do I have another problem? It's been this way since new.
Does this only occur with the icon moving? Or does it happen with anything else?
Hello, no flaming me please hahaha
I bought 2 servers from ebay jsut for fun and to learn with ,
this is what i got
Dual (2) Xeon 2.8Ghz Processors
2GB DDR PC2100 Memory
2x 36GB SCSI Fujitsu 10K RPM Hard Drive
On-Board RAID Controller (raid 0,1)
No CDROM and Floppy
the Mother board model is SE7501WV
when i try to install windows it cant find the hard drives and when i install linux it doesnt boot properly,
before posting i looked all over on how i can disable raid but i cant find anything , can anyone help me ?? i looked in the bios for a raid option but i couldent find anything unless im missing something "/ so any help would be great or pointing me into where i can find the info and i can figure it out .
thank you very much
sorry the model MB is SE7501WV2
GigaByte Board with Nvidia or Intel Chipset
and which board should i prefer with price
should i go for another company like Asus
Reply me urgent
if my mobo's got on board graphics and naturally i want to install a better graphics card so i can game, do i have to disable onboard graphics via the BIOS? if so, how do i do this and what happens after that, do i slot the card in and that's it?
Any replies greatly appreciated
Most motherboards will choose to use the PCI-e over the on-board video without you having to change anything.
While I personally don't know of any motherboards that do need a manual change, you would have to do so in the BIOS as you expected. If you need more help, let us know what the brand and model of the board in question, and I can find a manual online and step you through it. Or at the very least let you know if you have to even change anything in the BIOS.
Has been a long long time since i've returned to these forums, but i've always got the best advice and info from u guys!
Basically, i am getting confused with the hype of Physx and dedicating a GPU to act fully on Physx.
I have an intel chipset P35 Asus P5KE-E mobo which will support crossfire etc but i am sticking with Nvidia. I currently have a 9600 GT overclocked and want to upgrade to a 280 gtx. Can i whack the 9600 gt into the second (x4) pci express port and dedicate the whole card to physx whilst having the 280 in the pci-e x16 slot??
I'm sure i have read that this is possible but knowing my luck, it has to be in an sli capable mobo?!
Thanks in advance
it has to be SLI because ATI and nVidia uses different i think technologies and it works on a different basis
but there is a mobo which will be coming out that supports both Crossfire and SLI
i think intel will do it but i cant remember what model it will be :S
I removed the 128 mb and added 512 mb memory to the same slot in a Dimension 4400. After plugged everything back in pushed the on button which is very hard to tell if on or off. It is green and all lights in back are on. The monitor will not comeback. The DvD and CD Rom both work.
I cant tell if the the 4400 has come back on or the monitor just isn't working. I removed the flat screen and hooked up an old Dell monitor. The Dell monitor light goes green then yellow.
This Dell memory may be proprietary. If the computer has only one memory slot and it came with 128 installed, it must be pretty old... You may be limited to just 256MB. Is the 512MB stick the same type and speed as the 128MB stick?
MSI K A Platinum Motherboard Amd Athlon windsor dual core chipset Geforce GT gigs DDR memory Windows xp SP hey everyone i was wondering if someone could help me out i bought a brand new machine at the end of last year from a retailer only to have continued problems with it until recently months installing Problems new board after donw Problems after installing new board tht eline basically when i found out that the people i bought my machine form actually built my machine with a motherboard which couldn t handle the wattage from my cpu ie a w dual core amd chipset hence providing me with millions of blue screen errors and as a result at the age of i nearly have no hair left anyways i finally decided to end this computer misery by buying a new motherboard an MSI K A platinum which is easily capable of handling my cpu and is prett big step up from the last one anyways now since i ve put this board in my machine i now have issues where if i run any game after about minutes of playin the game where the speed and graphics are excellent and running smoothly the game suddenly becomes very jerky and basically runs at a quarter of the speed where for example with red alert from being able to scroll around the map every smootly suddenyl when i move ther mouse to the edge of the screen it takes like a secnond before it responds basically taking snapshots of the battlefield i honestl cant undertsnad why it do this especially it it starts out fine i ran my machine on the stress test which everest ultimate provides and it had no problems didn t crash or have errors only thing possibly being that the one cpu got up to heat value of about which apperenlty is okay for an amd cpu cuz apparentl amd cpu s can get up to a temp of before anything starts to go mad could anyone suggest anything as to why this might be happening i also downloaded the newest forceware for my GPU geforec GT and that doesn t seem to have done anything please could someone help me out this is unbelievably frustrating i heard that there are options which can be changed in an amd chipset bios t fix things like this i have no idea what i m doing i really dont want to mess around in the bios setting without knowing what i m doing any help with this would be really appreciated thanks alot nbsphttp://www.techspot.com/community/topics/problems-after-installing-new-board.116078/
I am getting ready to go pickup one of my old ribbon ide cables to connect it. As far as getting power to it from this new board, what do I need? Is this a current spare power hookup down there or do I need to bring something from my older PC?
This old IDE drive might greatly slow down your new system
Like the title says, I replaced the motherboard on this computer today, it was identical to the original, sent directly from HP. So I installed it, ate some lunch, came back to test it, and it wouldn't turn on. I double-checked the power supply connector and the power switch connector. It had occurred to me that the problem may lie with the processor, but I can't check it again until tomorrow and was hoping to get some peace of mind tonight by at least having a rough idea of what might be wrong. Can anyone offer some advice?
Have a look here: Tutorial: No POST (Power On System Test)
Hi my name is Akhilesh sharma new to computing, hope u will bear with me. i bought a acvent computer in 2002. suddenly i realised that i am not geting any sound, i tried divice manager which have no conflict. driver detective etc didn not find any problem with drivers etc. but if i go to cotrol pannel and open sound icon in sound section it says 'no sound divice' i dont understand what to do, also there is one icon in control pannel which says 'Xear 3D (cmi audio config) which doesnt open. can u please advice me what to do. i dont even get startup or shut dn sound from system speakers either. thanks
Did you reinstall your OS recently?
Make sure to download all of the proper driver's for your sound device (up to date)
hello i have recently upgraded my ram on my dfi lanparty 790fx dark mobo it has an amd 9550 phenom quad core processor 2.2ghz the ram i just put in it is dominator 1066 dual channel 2 gig sticks and after doing the computer now reads processor as 1.6ghz and me nor my room mate can figure out what the problem is so if anyone can please help
Did you chk the multiplier in bios?
Just bought 2 new Intel S5000VSA server boards, After building both Pcs using the Intel disc that came with board and even the win 2003 setup disc directly I cant seem to install windows server 2003 without receiving a BSOD during setup. All Hardware is compliant with the board. Please Help
Strip the system down. One memory stick, no USB devices, on-board video and sound, no sound card and try the OS install again. Reset the bios to failsafe defaults
The realtek on board sound card on an Asus P5n board has stopped working.
There is no longer an option in BIOS to enable/disable it.
It shows as a PCI device in XP
None of the downloadable driver sets work.
I have reset the BIOS
Any ideas anyone?
There isn't a P5N mobo - do you have the -D variant?
Where specifically in Bios did you look?
Hello all This is a really new system that has been put together in the last month However when I run a nvidia stability test or copy large amounts of data from and to the network it will restart It doesn t seem to blue screen and quot Automatically Restart quot is turned off in quot Startup and Recovery quot so I m thinking it might be hardware Before it never seemed to leave a minidump however this last time it has I ve sent the board back to DFI They said they flashed the BIOS and restarts, System have replaced motherboard hard sent it back My experience with DFI didn t leave me really confident however So it still may or may not be the motherboard I ve checked the temps and they seem to be staying cool I m leaning towards it possibly being video card drivers which I ve cleaned off and reinstalled the video card itself or memory I have run memory test which don t come up with a problem As well there is no overclocking involved Any help would be great and very much appreciated Machine info Intel Core Quad Q LGA DFI LanParty LT P Series GB Patriot PC- memory MHz XFX GeForce GT MB GB Seagate SATA HD OCZ System hard restarts, have replaced motherboard W power supply Win XP Pro SP Error Code Event Type Error Event Source System Error Event Category Event ID Date Time PM User N A Computer SPI-BLACKPEARL Description Error code f parameter parameter bab d parameter parameter For more information see Help and Support Center at Data d System E f rror Er f f ror code d f Param eters c bab d c c The minidump file is zipped and attached Again if anyone could look through the minidump or offer any suggestions I would greatly appreciate it Thanks for your help nbsp
Have you worked with the memory timings or voltages? You might raise the memory voltage just a bit and see if the system stablizes. The minidump points to a general Windows instability