As you can see from my system spec I am currently running a old sock A mo/bo and cpu, my win-7 32bit O/S is installed and runs ok (a bit slow but stable)
However, I have just treated myself to some new parts which are, Asus M4A785TD-V EVO Socket AM3 mo/bo, AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 3.2 GHz Socket AM3 CPU and Kingston 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1333MHz HyperX Memory Kit CL7 1.7V Ram.
Once these new parts are installed and I connect my current hard drive with my current O/S installed will it boot into windows or will it not like all the hardware changes ?
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.)
It's possible that it will boot into Windows and install the necessary drivers and such. I would not trust it myself and would opt for a new installation instead.http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/54684-upgrading-mother-board-cpu-ram.html
I`m having trouble upgrading my mobo.I have an older p4 1.40 ghz standard type cpu.The original mobo is a ecs model925 v1.0 with fsb @400mhz Iwant to upgrade my video but this board only handles 4x agp.I have tried a pc chips p4 fsb800 model m981g and an abit v17 pt880 and both did the same thing-they powered up but did nothing else,no video,no dos not even a code beeb. With the abit i even upgraded to a 400w power supply.Right now I`m not sure but I believe i have a 300w supply installed. I guess my question is can I get a mobo-cpu combo,and if I do do i have to reinstall my hdd to this board.It is a hitachi deskstar 7k80 80gig 7200rpm.The vid card i have-want to use is an xfx nvidia gforce 5200 fx agp-8x ,any suggestions are welcome.
Ok I am upgrading my system , from a Asrock 75m-dgs with amd a10 5800k cpu , To an Asrock 970 extreme r2.0 with cpu amd fx 8350
my questions as both motherboard and cpu are similar in manufactures would I need a full disk wipe or will I be able to just plug and play my boot ssd drive without formatting ??
The best practice would be to reinstall the OS once you've completed the upgrade. You'll need all the new motherboard's drivers, chipset drivers etc so a clean install is always the best way to go.http://www.pchelpforum.com/computer-diy/123516-upgrading-mother-board-questions.html
ok question is: I have a Compaq Presario tower with a 266mhz Intel P-II processor and factor Board. I am looking to speed things up to at least 800mhz and was wondering what is the better processor and board combo for the money?
and what price range am I looking at? was hoping to keep it under 300 bucks but want a faster comp too so if you have any info, I would love the help.
A word of warning, if you plan on using the compaq and just change the motherboard and processor it may not fit. Compaq uses proprietary everything. I maybe wrong but keep it in mind. If it where me, I would buy a new case with power supply, get the motherboard and cpu, and use the rest of the components from the compaq.
You can buy a half decent case and power supply for less than a hundred.
You can check compaq's site and see if you can get any dimension's on your current case but more than likely it is a proprietary design for them. Even if the motherboard will physically fit inside the case the i/o's probably won't line up(meaning the usb/paralell port/mouse/keyboard/ etc connectors)
I have alot of trouble playing games can I replace my mother board or video card see below I think they are on the one board If I can upgrade what would work for my specific system Thanks ------------------ System Information ------------------ Time of this report Machine name OEMComputer Operating System Windows Build Language English Regional Setting English System Manufacturer n a System Model n a BIOS n a Processor Cyrix x MX MMX MHz Memory MB RAM Page File MB used MB available Windows Dir C WINDOWS DirectX Version DirectX b DX Setup Parameters PackageInstall DxDiag Version bit ------------ DxDiag Notes ------------ DirectX Files Tab No problems found Display Tab The file sis m drv is not digitally signed which Mother Card Upgrading Board/video means that it has not been tested by Microsoft s Windows Hardware Quality Labs WHQL Current drivers tested for a WHQL logo are only available on Windows ME Windows and Windows XP New Windows drivers are no longer tested for WHQL logos Direct D functionality not available Upgrading Mother Board/video Card You should verify that the Upgrading Mother Board/video Card driver is a final version from the hardware Upgrading Mother Board/video Card manufacturer Sound Tab No problems found Sound Tab No problems found Sound Tab No problems found Music Tab No problems found Input Tab No problems found Network Tab No problems found -------------------- DirectX Debug Levels -------------------- Direct D n a DirectDraw retail DirectInput n a DirectMusic n a DirectPlay retail DirectSound retail DirectShow retail --------------- Display Devices --------------- Card name SiS Manufacturer SiS Chip type DAC type Device Key Enum PCI VEN amp DEV amp SUBSYS amp REV BUS amp DEV amp FUNC Display Memory n a Current Mode x bit optimal refresh rate Monitor SAMTRON V Monitor Max Res Driver Name sis m drv Driver Version DDI Version unknown Driver Attributes Final Retail Driver Date Size bytes WHQL Logo d No WHQL Date Stamp None VDD vdd Mini VDD sis m vxd Mini VDD Date bytes Device Identifier D B ED - - CF- - C C CD Vendor ID x Device ID x SubSys ID x Revision ID x Revision ID x Video Accel Deinterlace Caps n a Registry OK DDraw Status Not Available D D Status Not Available AGP Status Not Available DDraw Test Result Not run D D Test Result Not run D D Test Result Not run D D Test Result Not run ------------- Sound Devices ------------- Description CS X DirectSound Driver Default Sound Playback Yes Default Voice Playback Yes Hardware ID ISAPNP CSC DEV FFFFFFFF Manufacturer ID Product ID Type VXD Driver Name Driver Version Driver Attributes WHQL Logo d Date and Size Other Files cwdaudix vxd Driver Provider Crystal Semiconductor HW Accel Level Basic Cap Flags xF Min Max Sample Rate Static Strm HW Mix Bufs Static Strm HW D Bufs HW Memory Voice Management No EAX tm Listen Src No No I DL tm Listen Src No No Sensaura tm ZoomFX tm No Registry OK Sound Test Result Not run Description Game Compatible Device emulated Default Sound Playback No Default Voice Playback No Hardware ID MODEMWAVE AOPEN FM -S SOFT PCI MODEM PCI amp RSSI amp PCI amp VEN A amp DEV amp SUBSYS A amp REV amp BUS amp DEV A amp FUNC Manufacturer ID Product ID Type Emulated Driver Name Driver Version Driver Attributes WHQL Logo d Date and Size Other Files serwave vxd Driver Provider AOpen HW Accel Level Basic Cap Flags x Min Max Sample Rate Static Strm HW Mix Bufs Static Strm HW D Bufs HW Memory Voice Management No EAX tm Listen Src No No I DL tm Listen Src No No Sensaura tm ZoomFX tm No Registry OK Sound Test Result Not run Description Voice Modem Wave Line emulated Default Sound Playback No Default Voice Playback No Hardware ID MODEMWAVE AOPEN FM -S SOFT PCI MODEM PCI amp RSSI amp PCI amp VEN A amp DEV amp SUBSYS A amp REV amp BUS amp DEV A amp FUNC Manufacturer ID Product ID Type Emulated Driver Name Driver Version Driver Attributes WHQL Logo d Date and Size Other Files serwave vxd Driver Provider AOpen HW Accel Level Basic Cap Flags x Min Max Sample R... Read more
I have windows xp sp2 on 80gb harddisk , mother board mercury make,intel processor now this mercury mother borad what i have donot support ddr2 RAM, i had moved harddisk to intel motherboard box.
i am able to detect harddisk and windows apologies to start safe , last good menu and start normally and command prompt appears, i tried all options but fail to start windows xp.
MY IDEA IS AFTER LOGGING INTO WINDOWS , LOAD INTEL MOTHER BOARD DRIVERS.
Pl. find me solution to loginto windows and resume work.
you cant use the same xp on another motherboard.
I have windows for system builders because I built my own system. I was told that you can only install it on one PC. Once it is installed, it will not be able to install on other PCs. I am planning on upgrading my motherboard to an SLI soon. Will I be able to put this version of windows back on? It's the same computer, just a different motherboard. I'm not sure how the software detects if it's a different computer.
my hp mother board lights up the green light on the board but it doesnot power onhttp://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/my-hp-mother-board-lights-up-the-green-light-on-the-board/td-p/5763583
PLZ REPLY TO THIS ASAP
ok i finally decided to ditch my old 478 socket mother board and of course im gonna toss my cpu and my ram too..i dont know much about mother boards or their specs
just recommend me a good board that supports AGP system coz theres no way im gonna change my video card also supports DDR3 memory and all new processors coz i have no intention to toss it again
hello my main board is dead finish finito OK now i wont to bay new mother board can i bay any mother board or it has Board Mother to be a specific one or as same as Mother Board the old I rely do not know the maker of my mother board all i know is that it has Pentium in it When i go to bay new mother board what info do i hawe to bring with me about my computer or can i just bring my old mother board with me and say to the computer guy at the store give me the Mother Board same or closest to Can i use old Pentium and put in to new mother board or do i have to bay new chip Can use same memory sticks from my old mother board an use it in my new mother board which it might not be the same model PS What would be the price of the mother boards i realy do not need anything expensive nbsp
Well, all u need is a "p4" mobo, becuase all have the same procesor socket. U need 2 mind out whether u have ddr dual ddr or sdram. The easiest thing is, as u said 2 take the mobo 2 the comp guy, and ask him about momory.
New Guy here is in need of locating an older Latitude CPX Mother Board. I realize this is a tall order..because its old, but thought I would check. I was permenetly injured a few years ago (seriously) and am trying to get 3 kids into and through school. I have this Latitude..CPX yea its 6 years old, but I have nothing in it. IS it possible to locate a Mother Board. The Keyboard area of the mother board is out, i was told. I bought a new keyboard... only to find its likely the mother board. The minute I download the keyboard drivers... the keys work properly. Then, when I restart it.... boom... the keys are all screwed up. I hit the N key and a 6 appears??? Stuff like that. Anyway, any leads or suggestions, please let me know. I'm a real rookie at computers. Thanks,
It sounds like you need to remap your keyboard. Go the following Microsoft webpage:
and download the Server 2003 tools software for free (good for XP too). Run the "remapkey.exe" tool to reprogram your keyboard--provided you're running Windows XP, of course.
Hope this helps! Good luck!
I have a Compaq Presario CQ5210f with a M2N68-LA (Narra6) motherboard and I also have a old Compaq Presario SR1010NX with a MS-6577 (Giovani, Giovani2) mother board and it seems like the second mother board is better than the first. I would like to know which one is better because I have both computer towers but only use the CQ5210f. I am planning on putting in a new graphics card soon and I cant afford a whole new computer or motherboard right now so I have to pick between these to.
SR1010NX mother board: HP and Compaq Desktop PCs - Motherboard Specifications, MS-6577 (Giovani, Giovani2) - c00063244 - HP Business Support Center
Narra6 mother board: https://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...6&lang=en#N389
No contest the second one. The first is an ancient (in computer terms) Pentium 4/DDR/AGP based board, whereas the first is a much more recent AMD AM3/DDR3/PCI-E board that the Compaq bios allowing can up to probably the Phenom II x4 965, which will eat that old P4 for breakfast (would eat for lunch and dinner too).http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/160234-mother-board-better.html
well don't now if anybody can help but ill give it a go.
bought packard bell 5077 (imedia) last year for my wife working ok very good spec, but was getting board of the case (tower) so bought new case & swopped everything over ok all works fine apart from have no idea how to wire up the the top usb2 ports, yes it had them before but were all multi block conections now its loads of single wires HELP HELP. the only thing i can get from the net is the mother board is a columbia4?????? but cant get the full wiring diagram. any help would be nice CHEERS..
I had my daughter's computer fan fixed and I told them not to erase anything but the computer has been reset. Is there anyway to retrieve information from the mother board that we need?http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Operating-Systems-and-Recovery/Mother-Board/td-p/5822635
System specs are Pentium gb ram Asus P R -VM motherboard Problem is I m pretty sure the ram is dead or very slowly dying constant program crashes different stop errors such as x a and x e win k sys Things I have tried Mother RAM? board or are swapping RAM to different memory slots cleaning the RAM changing win k sys to win k old Tested RAM with MemTest The latter threw up about errors in less than minutes Doing a little bit more searching around I m wondering if its the motherboard that is failing I have Mother board or RAM? tested the hard drive its fine no problems there I have also done a fresh install of xp with sp and still having the same issues I have tried to create a disc with the microsoft windows memory diagnostic tool I can t burn the iso every program throws up errors burn at once tells me the iso is too small Have tried extracting the files and burning to a blank cd set boot option to my cd drive but it just wont work Are there any other diagnostic tools etc that I can use to determine if its the memory slots failing of the RAM The ram is DDR RAM sticks I have other ram but its PC I did try testing with this but the computer wouldn t boot up with the PC I would try putting the DDR on the other motherboard but that one wont support the DDR What should I try next At the moment I can t use any programs without having crashes or having to restart the computer I m not to keen on the idea of getting memory until I know for sure its not the motherboard nbsp
Have an E Machine PC it is not booting up, so, I open up the computer. I saw the CPU fan was not running and the processor was hot. I went out purchase used CPU Celeron, the computer is doing the same thing and not booting up. Do you think the CPU and the mother board is bad. The power supply is good, the fan in power supply is working. I also used a power supply tester.
Was your old CPU a Celeron as well? Same speed?
You may want use the Clear CMOS jumper to clear the BIOS settings or you can pull out the CMOS battery for a few minutes.
Try reseating the RAM and video card as well. Or try a known good piece of RAM and a good video card. You can disconnect all the drives and remove any unneccessary PCI cards like a modem.
TENGO UNA NOTEBOOK HP ENVY ALUMINIO, 17T-J100, 18Gh ram, 2 discos duros. debo reemplazar la placa base, la pregunta al momento de solicitarla con estas caracteristicas lo puedo hacer o existe alguna otra a considerar: Mod. 17t-j100. serial: 5CG5111GZJ. n| MOTHERBOARD: SPS: 720265-501. CT 1541. TAMBIEN DONDE LA PODRIA ADQUIRIR
Ingles, por favorhttp://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Mother-board/td-p/5664714
i am purches assus P5KPL-AM/PS mother board but audio (on board) cannection not there. it is possiable?
Rup, did you install the cd that came with the board?http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/mother-board-405463.html
I have a defective computer with a busted cpu (Athlon, 'forgot the speed). I like to replace it with Athlon XP2000 or higher. My mother board is ECS K7VZA rev. 1.0. Will the Athlon XP2000 or higher work on my mobo. Help please.
I have a pentium III system with ASUS CULS2 motherboard and it's running on xp pro. I'm wondering how much hard drive capacity it can keep up with. I tried it with up to 230 GB and it worked and in a while i'm going up to 320GB and wonder whether the mother board will support it. And also i'm wondering how to update the BIOS in case if I have to do that. Should I have to backup the old BIOS before it and where can find the new version? I'm really looking for your help.
Should work fine. You'll have to partition the drive.
Hi my motherboard has died and i was wondering if it is possible to transfer my hdd to my new mb thank you
o yes op system is wndows 7 pro
As long as the new motherboard is identical, then yes the drivers and the OS will work with it.http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/hdd-w7-pro-new-mother-board-1051290.html
I want to hp originel motherboard .part no:732087-501 i want only india.http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Mother-board/td-p/5747403
How can I find out what mother board I have?
You can download sisoftsandra from http://www.tweakfiles.com It will identify some motherboards or else the hard way. Look at it and find the manufacturers make and model or the fcc number. The fcc number is generally located right around the dimm slots.
or you can try ctbios, it will read the bios rom's and report what is there. http://www.windrivers.com/identity/mboard/biosid.htm
I am tryin to build new computer and have bought a AMD athlon XP MSI K N Delta mother board New Midi tower case DDR ram new WD Gig HD and my Gig AGP video card also have transfered my exisiting DVD cd rom and CD RW cd rom into the case also my old Gig HD which has Win ME on it which is set to master and the new one is set to slave and is formatted and partioned my problem lies here in when i turn the computer on it doesnt beep and just hang i have checked all the jumper settings for the board and have also cleared the bios in hope of it starting now this is the hard part this is the second motherboard i have had the first did the same so sent it back and Help Board Mother this replacement one does the same nothing it just doesnt want to go into the bios all Mother Board Help leads have been checked and triple checked any ideas and help would be grateful nbsp
which specification of a mother board will show that it has a 20 pin or 24 pin power socket
Converters are available for 20-to-24 and 24-to-20.
How can i tell if my motherboard is PCI-e x16. I know its PCI-e but no idea what the x16 is or where i can find out. Its a Gigabyte GA-81915PMD and im looking to buy a geforce 8600 GT video card, will this be compatable?
All help apreciated.
bahh, no english sites with that motherboard for some reason...
Actually, can't find any information about that board at all, you sure you copied it right?
You can always open up the case, and see if there's physically a PCIe x16 slot there or not. Some pics of the PCIex16 and how to differentiate it and the AGPx8 slot here.
my processor is 2400+ but no new board it is showing it 1800+
Try clearing the cmos, your mobo manual will tell you how to do it.
I have a nice Asus P5b-VM here is a pic well actully three pics
I am using, as shown in my specs, an Asus P5Khttp://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/18450-what-mother-board-do-you-have.html
So I just bought a new mother board for my dell studio 1458 laptop and it was a direct replacement except the graphics card is different. I put everything back together, and went to boot. The screen stayed a dark black green flashed a couple times and it beeped at me a few time. When it did come up, the screen was really dark, and it came up as trying to fix windows from not booting. Also during this time, the CPU fan was screaming. What's going on here? Did I miss a step?
Sounds like something might not be seated all the way...worth double checking.http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/274456-help-new-mother-board.html
I want to unplug everything from the existing mother board, remove it, and slide in a new mother board, reconnect everything, boot from the Win XP CD, do a repair and take off running without having to re-install all the application programs.
Will this work, or do I have do do a completely new install of XP and reinstall all the applications?
My computer i have rightnow is a HP T and its around years old at its Mother board to the point were it cant do anything right with out random performance drops so were going to get either a new computer or build on Ive told my mother that building would save atleast dollar Now my problem is i need a mother board that can take GB of ram DDR SDRAM and we dont need more then gb memory the computer we hae right now has gb and only gb are used so i think we an save money froom haveing les mem I plan on playing Mabinoig combat arms Dragons nest Vindictus mincraft and my sister plans on playing Sims all of this on my computer and being able to record videos like minecraft on top of that the normal flash games this is like - mb of space not much so alota space isnt needed but a fast enough mother board is needed Also what is a good enough graphics card to play these games they arent high end graphics and i dont need high end either so yeah name em please and make em cheap nbsp
Some where around 400-600 dollars and i only want a hard drive with around 120 gb and ii ment 4 ram slots i will be playing games that are like bf2 level of graphics and things. i have a case for the computer but i need a new mother boards and a decient graphics card. the power supply i have is stock so a cheap but decient power suplly would be nice.
I just recently got a new motherboard for my uncles computer... before it was working fine until we did some windows updates and when i restarted the computer it just did not work all of the sudden... it did turn on but it would freeze at the windows loading screen.... so i bought a new motherboard hoping to fix that problem... now having the new motherboard set up i try going into the bios and when i do my keyboard or computer ends up freezing... i can move up n down for a couple seconds then it just freezes... i hit f8 to go to boot menu and select the cd drive that my windows cd is in... then it says press any key to boot from cd then says it is checking my computer specs n such n from there it doesnt do anything.... please help
DX48BT2 is the board i'm looking at getting and wonder if i should go with ddr2 or ddr3 Ram how much of a difference is it and is there other types of ram that would to a good job ..wanting it for ultimate gaming
DDR3 comes with high clocks but also with price and high latency. So, high quality DDR2 would(COULD in some occasions) still outdo DDR3. To a point, latencies can determine the performance more than clocks.
hello every one .I am hopeing you might be able to help me .I have a 14 month old computer what decided to stop working what i mean is it just said my mouse and keybord could not be loaded and it seemed to be stuck on a black screen before my windows xp, also i noticed the clock at the bottom was losing time .a few days before hand any way i turned to a shop and they said i needed a new mother board as the old one had lost its drivers and no new ones could be loaded . They have fitted a new mother board but now it seems my instalation discs what the original computer supplier supplied do not work so i cannot reformat my hard drive . please leave an easy to under stand note here if you can help me as i am not a bright person when it comes to this thankyou
You can use your Windows op system to reformat your hard drive, but then you would need to reinstall the operating system and you stated you do not have the disk.
What exactly are you trying to do? Why do you feel you need to reformat the drive?
Is it possible to change mother boards without losing my installation of XP?
Hi, i need to know how much RAM my mother board can take, it has 2 slots.. but i was thinkking i would get 2 x 1 GB stickas of ram.. i was wondering if it would take that much..
Supports up to 2 GB DDR 400/333/266 Modules via (2) 184-pin DIMM slots.Click to expand...
I think thats your mobo there.. just double check by going to the link i gave..
Make sure you have matched pairs of ram to ensure max compatibility..
i am using a intel m/b model d845gl va with the o\s winxp pro service pack 2
can anyone help me with the insruction to bring the bios menu up i am not going to touch it i just would like to no if any technically minded person needed to.tia.col.
Your MoBo uses an amibios, you can enter setup by tapping either Del, F1 or F2 keys on POST or during boot logo.
I was wondering if anyone has any tips on where to get parts to fix/replace a mother board for not too much money? I was informed yesterday that my mother board was shot on my year old gateway laptop. My husband is pretty good with computers and has built our desktops that we've had but he's currently deployed so I have to wait until he returns to fix or attempt to fix my laptop. I live in CT but am more than willing to order parts online. Thank you.
Have a Question... after replacing a motherboard if you forget to put thermo paste on the processor and it over heat will I have to also replace the motherboard and the processor this time.
I am wanting to get a new mother board, to use with the AMD XP 1700 or greater processor. I am wanting to sue RDRam. However all I see is DDRAM boards. Is DD and RD Ram the same thing??? If a mother board supports DDRam will it also support RDRam???
Is there any reomendation for a mother board that will use RDRam and the AMD chip???
Currently, there are no motherboards or chipsets that support RDRAM with AMD processors. It could be a possiblity in the future.
RDRAM and DDR RAM are not at all the same thing. They are two different types of memory. None of the memory types are interchangeable. A particular memory slot can only accept one type of memory. Some motherboards support two different types of memory, but they have separate slots for each type, and you can only use memory sticks of one type. You cannot use both types at one time.
i have a dell dem 8100 and it has a planar mobo it is a 5e692 i need to know if it is an atx or what it is i am going to buy a new case and need to know please help me out i am new to this stuff
It should be an ATX form factor. I have an 8300 and it's a standard ATX mobo. The only thing you need to be careful of is that there isn't anything proprietary like the front panel connections or power supply connections. Sometimes they use things that are not standard.
Here i have an P-III mother board but in that i does not have on board speaker and also if try to connect external speaker there is no connector for connect that ex. speaker. So how to i check the RAM slots in that board is workin or not.
Kindly help me.
This is the firt time I have used a forum so I hope I am doing this correctly. I am still new with computers and I installed my first new motherboard today. Every thing went good but I hooked the on off switch wires incorrectly. I think I got it on two + posts. Needless to say I did let some smoke out of the switch box. I have since corrected this but now the computer will not boot up. Did I fry the new motherboard? Any help I can get would greatly be appriciated.
so ive been having a problem with my computer upon startup it loads boot menu and goes to windows vista loading screen but tends to stay at it forever resulting in my holding down my power button till it shuts off then trying again but anyways ive been having to do that alot lately and sometimes i gotta go to system repair sometimes i can actually get onto Board Did die? Mother my my computer but then after running a game it Freezes or Shuts off wich is not normal its not a bad comp now for some reason when i Did my Mother Board die? try to boot my comp it wont even display anything but it still does run please help this is very frustrating im pretty sure that my hard drive went but im not sure if anything else did aswell with it Also is there a way i can checl to see if the hard drive still works by putting it in a diff comp cuz i need to backup alot of files on it Thanks nbsphttps://forums.techguy.org/threads/did-my-mother-board-die.944792/
My son s computer was running a little slow Then when he went to turn it on it would boot up but would let him board????? my Is It mother past the start up screen Kept asking for password I took it to my computer guy he checked said he couldn t find anything wrong He wiped it out and reinstalled He said he did this two times Is It my mother board????? Then he calls me and says he needed to try something else Calls me back next day says its my mother board No good Called him yesterday said that it wasn t ready needed to reinstall everything This is now the th time he is reinstalling Called today said it s not ready taking long time to reinstall everything Told me I could probably pick up a new computer for about I told him to just reinstall everything Told me he was trying but said that he may not be able to Can anyone shed some light as to what is going on I don t trust him all of a sudden Why reinstall times Any suggestions what it could be or what s going on nbsp
Sure sounds fishy to me. If you can get it back maybe someone on the forum can assisst you to get it up and going.
Do you think this mother board is ok and good quality etc And will be ok for this Socket-A SOLTEK SL- DRV VIA KT Chipset ATA- AC Sound DDR Memory Supported http www soltek com tw English home htm AMD ATHLON PALOMINO XP ghz Socket A Athlon not palimnio SOCKET A ThermalTake Volcano THERMAL SPEED board? Mother CONTROL Copper AMD gig DDR-DIMM meg KINGSTON DDR PC DDR-DIMM meg KINGSTON DDR PC CD Burner IDE x x x ASUS with recording Software Model CRW- A DVD-CD-ROM IDE x DVD SONY OEM Model DDU SeaGate gig rpm Barracuda IV ATA- GeForce TI X-MICRO meg DDR Ram TV OUT Games pack Internal PCI V WEB Excel ESS Chipset Keyboard amp Mouse KIT MICROSOFT Hardware Value Pack Ergonomic Keyboard amp Intellimouse Undecided on speakaz Midi-Tower A-Open ATX watt Model H A P Ready USB PORTS FULLY OPTIONED Sony Floppy Drive Second hand monitor Also will it be easy to overclock cpu do any of u have expeirience witht this brand etc Thnakyou in advance Esky nbsp
you wont like that monitor , I got one .
One problem that has me perplexed . When a customers motherboard goes down , it means reformatting and re-installing XP. Of course all my customer info is gone. If you try to boot up With the new motherboard XP will not load. It launches a critical error and says the boot sector has a virus. I know that XP has this built in to prevent it from being installed on several different computers . This anti-piracy is based upon motherboards bios.
I will not build a computer with pirated software but when the legal owner of the PC and the software needs his computer fixed he should not have to lose all his info. This is when I miss 98 , ME. Under those most computers it was replace motherboard and after several reboots you were all ready to go with all your data intact.
has anybody come up with a work around for this ?
What kind of computer are we talking about? According to MS, if you get an OEM motherboard from the manufacturer, with SLP (System-Locked Preinstall) in the BIOS, that's all you need. They don't mention any re-install. Maybe you can sort it out from This Page Is it possible to do a repair install and save the data?http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/11680/when-mother-board-goes-wxp/
ok like the subject said i need one about in that range. im building a computer as u can tell right now i have (i should of gotten the mother board as one of the first things ) a 512mb sdram card a radeon 9000 pro 128 agp graphics card a 48x12x48 burner a 52x cd romdrive a 350 watt antec power supply and a antec case that 8.1" (W) x 20.6" (H) x 18.6" (D) and i plan on having a pentium 4 proccesser at 2.4 ghz and a 40 gig hard drive so if u could tell me where i could get a motherboard that would suit that computer please tell me where i can get it!!
I currently have a quot soyo quot P P mother board two gig memory in my computer I need to upgrade for quot speed quot quot memory quot and now that soyo is out of business I need a reliable supplier who is going to be around for a while for upgrades to the BIOS What is the latest in motherboards for all the above with gig of memory I think I have a quot baby at quot motherboard I have antec quot file server quot which is bigger then a standard computer box I have fans in it to keep it cool one is on the supply two in front and two in the rear of the box I need all the extras like a few extra bus and firewire connector Dual core I guess Thanks I ve tried everything to make this go faster The only thing I have in the start up is my AVG free That s what takes the longest to load at boot up I don t know if windows windows due Board New Mother out will make it New Mother Board faster Thanks nbsp
ok i have a gigabyte ga-ma69gm-s2h... and an amd opteron processor the 2.4 model 1216 and it says does not support... does that mean my **** isnt compatible? or can i just go for it neways
there is the compatible CPU list for ur mobo:
and as U can see the only opteron supported is the 1210 not ur 1216
I know I have a PCChips mother board, but I cannot for the life of me find drivers for it. (Probably because I don't know which model I have.) How can I find the model of my motherboard? It doesn't display it anywhere! I don't have the manual for it so I am up a creek with out a paddle!
Here are some specs for my computer:
Built in crap: PCI Sound Pro (Need XP driver), SIS530 video (Need XP driver), and some ??? communications controllers.
Other components: Sony CDRW, FastEthernet card, SCSI scannner (Mustek 600 II CD Need XP driver)
When the computer first starts, hit the pause/break key, it should be down at the bottom with a bunch of numbers...probably something like M748LMRT etc.
I have an old computer im working on. It wont boot up at all, bios will not even load. When i first turn it on it makes a beep like this...
beep, pause, beep beep beep, pause beep beep beep pause, beep.
its 1, 123, 123, 1
what error is this?
my bios sais "SST" on it, im not sure if this is the brand or not.
Ive replaced the memory with good memory, still beeps. Is it possable my memory slots are bad? What else could it be???
thanks for the response!:
Do you know what brand BIOS you have?
Looks like it's probably memory related though.
st question I have an older Dell that has worked well as a second pc in my garage A few years ago I upgraded the p cpu with a p via power leap and their adapter All has been well Has G rdram Win XP home I believe I cooked the mother board a couple of weeks ago by having it contained in a unvented cabinet I found ordered and installed the same mother board Installation went well All was identical Upon boot into the Bios I see it only recognizes the cpu as a mother board swap I reset the Bios and it still only recognized it as a p Could this be because of an out dated bios nd question Upon normal boot up the windows logo would come up but all would freeze mother board swap and go black screen Is it possible I mother board swap will have to reformat and reload the OS because of the duplicate mother board replacement Thanks for your help guys nbsp
You may need to update the BIOS, however before you update you should check the BIOS string to determine if the board you bought is a standard Intel board, or an Intel proprietary Dell board.
If you flash with an incorrect BIOS you've got big problems.
Hi I was wondering is there a mother board that supports 24gb of ddr ram with usb 3.0 and i7 extreme cpu?????? I canít seem to find any can some help me?????
What would you want 24Gb For????????????????????
What Graphics card have you?
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.
Thank you for taking the time to read this message.
It has been a few years now since I have built my own system.
I do not think the old days of FDISk exist anymore, I could be wrong.
I am thinking of building another system, this Pentium 4 3.00GHz system is getting a little tired.
I have a hardrive that is filled with a lot of cool stuff. My question is :
If I build a new system Mobo/RAM/Video/ etc. will my hardrive bomb out on me and not work with the new system ?
It has been a while and I am getting a little rusty with the new stuff.
Thank you for your time and any information will be appreciated.
I do a lot of upgrades and new builds. What size is your old HD? Is it SATA? Smallest HD installed here in SA is now 160GB and SATA is the option.
What I do as basic now is install 160 GB system HD, backed up by a 250GB min data drive for Movies/Music/Data etc.
If you are serious about upgrade that's gonna last you another 5 years or so and handle all the desirable stuff that makes a computer worth owning, why not go Core Duo min 2.3 GHz rather than single core?
Put your old HD into semi-retirement and annexe it as another optional "slave" drive for accessing your cool stuff. You'll need to have the installation discs for your OS and programs for the new drive.
One trick I often do is an image backup of the old hard drive and do a restore onto the new drive. There's a lot of ducking and diving to set it up, but the benefits are often a nice way of moving house and keeping the furniture to come with.
I always check to keep the MOBO's old/new chipsets in the family, eg. VIA on old ... VIA on new, so I get minimum upsets on sound/video driver compatibility. New MOBO will come with install disc anyway.
When the system fires up and boots into XP I do a check disk that sorts out any loose ends on the reboot.
I see you are a regular here for problem solving so I am sure you are well capable of climbing in and giving yourself a worthwhile upgrade to drive around with the some of the newer models LOL.
And just for fun you could safely check your old hard drive (switched to master with the new one safely unplugged from power and IDE strap to se if it boots up (ahh... the old faithful as it used to be... yeah )
Rebuilds are fun and very rewarding, like pimping ya ride.
hello, i just connected my motherboard, it gos to post screen but it wont let me enter the bios instead it gos to a black screen that says scanning devices ,then gos to a compltly black screen with nothing on it how do i fix this?
ive cleared the cmos and that didnt work ether just keeps doing the same thing
... any help would be really great ty
ASUS M4A88TD-M AM3
AMD PHENOM II 955 BLACK EDITION
KINGSTON 2X2GB RAM DDR3
700 WATT APOWER PSU
Im new to these forums, names Michael, 18 and living in the UK
Currently my computer has got 1x 512mb DDR PC2700 at 333mhz. But i want to get 2x512mb to make 1GB of RAM.
But can i get a memory stick that has a clock of 400mhz? Im not too sure though, or do i have to replace the orignal with another 400mhz.
Click on the link to see my mother boards specs.
Im new to these forums, names Michael, 18 and living in the UK
Currently my computer has got 1x 512mb DDR PC2700 at 333mhz. But i want to get 2x512mb to make 1GB of RAM.
But can i get a memory stick that has a clock of 400mhz? Im not too sure though, or do i have to replace the orignal with another 400mhz.
Click on the link to see my mother boards specs.
http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/Motherboard/Products_Spec.aspx?ClassValue=Motherboard&ProductID=1913&ProductName=GA-8S661GXMPClick to expand...
Hi if the given number of your motherboard is correct then it would definitely support 400 mhz frequency of ram just click on the link you sent and check 2nd point in the 6 point description of the specifications of the motherboard.And regarding having sticks of 2 different frequencies there might be a compatibility issue.
I would like to know if there is any motheboards that can support:
4 ATI Radeon HD5870 in Crossfire
Atleast 12gb Ram high speed (preferably up to 128gb of ram support)
Core i7-975 Extreme Edition
hi can any one help me i need the pin out for a winfast K8S760MG motherboard to tower ie, pwr /reset and all the little plugs many thanks best regards lenny.
Link to Manual
Chek it's the right suffix...
So, I replaced the motherboard on my desktop computer. Everything worked fine. The computer is a Acer PC (am3641-ed7200a). I replaced the motherboard with this motherboard http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5019768&CatId=4658
The thing is that the computer used to be really really silent, but now the fans are supper loud, any idea why that might be?
dear friends, first of all happy new year to all.
i want to know the specifications and names of different types of slots in mother board, from the beginning to this date.
And what computer course are you doing, that requires this (plus the other similar question posted in the forum)?
Have you tried Google for this information, or do you just want people here to do the reseach for you?
The information you seek can easily be found on Google, for all such matters.
hey there! a few days ago, i was on my computer, when all of a sudden i get a freeze. i reboot. on the reboot, RIGHT away i get a black screen. not even a hardware check, or NETHING, just black( cant even get to bios). My monitor, even showed me a "no scource" warning. my mainboard is a asus P5nSLI. i took it apoart reasembled it, maybe somthing got out of place or somthing, same thing.....black screen not even a asus picture. just PURE black. i also have a router and when my network cable is plugged in my motherboard, the LED on the router, doesnt show that it has connection, with my comp. it hasss to be my motherboard, im geussing. dos ne1 have ne good ideas, to be %100 sure to find the problem here!!!!!!
ne help at all will be GREATLY apreciated!!
From the information you supplied, most likely you have either a bad main board or a bad power supply. I recommend you test the power supply with a power supply tester. In the absence of a tester, you can try a known-good power supply or take the power supply to a shop that can test it for you.
My mother board is beeping (not always continously) when i re-boot, hold down the reset button, and during normal use.
Put a new fan etc in as i thought that it may be a heat problem, but it hasnt solved the situation.
Can anyone help please.
Describe the beeps... as in low/high tone short/long etc...
Hello all I had to replace the mother board on or Dell Data Store I lost video keyboard and couldnt view the drives through the network I did replace the video with a new one just to make sure it wasnt a video problem I got a quot st mother board quot from Fryes with the AMD processor Installation was a snap No problems When I went to start the upgraded system I had nothing till I moved the power wire on the pins around The PC powers problems new mother board up but I got nothing No Video No keyboard lites No mouse this new mother board problems may be because I did USB with out drivers No boot what so-ever Do I have to relocate the jumper pins for an intial bootup do I maybe just have the pins and new mother board problems wires not new mother board problems plugged in right They should make those little pin and plugs more discribtive ie special plugs so you dont spend hours trying to read the finely ethched print on the boards Am I maybe over my head here Thanks in advance Don nbsp
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 have a compaq presario SR1610NX Recently i shorted out my mother board while doing a proccessor trade out (trust me the proccessor is compatable as the computer did run for a while after the switch). anyway i called up compaq and they say that my mother board was discontinued and they tried to sell me a whole new tower. i need a compatible replacement. im using a AMD Athlon 64 3700 proccessor.
Please Help Me- Dr. Feelgood
Asus Motherboard for Intel P4 Processors Model P4PE-X
thats the mother board im going to buy
and this is the ram im gonna buy
CRUCIAL MICRON 512MB 64x64 PC 3200 DDR RAM
is it ok that i only buy one stick? to me i would think it should be fine, but i read some review from a motherboard that said it is a good motherboard if i just wanted to use 1 stick of ram, didnt really know what that meant, i know back in the day some MB's needed to have atleast 2 sticks of ram, not sure if this is the case now... you guys have all been soo helpful.... just wanted to say thanks and that i appreciate all the feedback... :grinthumb
Nah, you can use 1 stick or the maxium sticks of memory it holds without the performance being affected by how many sticks your using (except if you were to use 2 sticks in Dual Channel mode).
umm i was installing a mother board on a friend's computer adn everything is installed right but when i go to press the button on, it turns on, all the fans spin and everything, then turns right off
how do u fix this?
I have a BIOSTAR mother board with 200MHZ AMD K6 in it now.
What I was wondering is if I could put an AMD K6 450MGZ in there?
Go to their web site with the make and model of the motherboard. All the docs are on their site. It's probably a Socket 7 board so there aren't too many upgrade options for that.
When installing an Ethernet card I shoved the red wire from the video fan into the PCI slot, subsequently, there is an area that looks fried on the board and I can not meter continuity between the posts.
Question is, Can I rebuild the system with getting a new mother board and possibly a video board and reuse the existing hard drive? The old system was A P4, 1.4gz with ME. I was thinking of going to a P4, 2.66GZ and reusing the hard drive etc. If so, what should I look out for at start up and is there any way to determine what else is fried in the system?
Are you saying that this system no longer works? Things like your hard drive, Video card, floppy, Optical drives, maybe CPU and Ram should be ok to use on another motherboard. Bet that was the tightest fitting PCI card you ever installed.
I have an 845 chipset mb.I am a microcontroller developer,use parallel & serial ports.Yday i put a reverse polarity +5v on the parallel port(pin18) other pins were buffered.But since then,monitor wont start.No beep.Fan runs and 5v is present on mb.I removed RAM and checked.Tried with all external devices removed and checked.But no,it wont turn on. Is the video chip(realtek) fried?Do i need to replace mb?Please help!
Okay, so me and my brother are planning on building a computer soon.
For the CPU, we chose to go with an AMD Athlon X2 64 6000+
GPU, and 8800GT, when we can get our hands on one of coarse.
For the cooling unit for the CPU, i had the ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 64 Pro 92mm suggested to me.
For the RAM we decided to go with http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145098.
I am still hacing problems choosing a mother board and PSU, it's been a long time since i've even swapped boards and PSU's out of cases. So i was wondering if anybody could suggest a good mother board for gaming. Preferably a more inexpensive board, but the price doesn't really matter that much. And also if someone could suggest a PSU, or has better suggestions for RAM and a cooling unit, that would help a lot.
First, spend the extra seven dollars and go with this RAM. It is faster than the RAM you picked out, and it is made by Corsair, one of the most trusted makers of memory.
As for a motherboard, you might want to consider this one. SLI-Ready, AM2 socket, DDR2 RAM, gigabit ethernet, relatively high customer reviews, and has then name ASUS, a respected motherboard maker. I narrowed down your choices on NewEgg to these ten, assuming you hope to set up SLI sometime.
I'm not entirely sure that your cooler will be sufficient. The cooler I use for my Athlon 6000+ is this Zalman 9700. It is three times more expensive, not to mention huge, but it does the job.
i have a laptop where the power connector has snapped off and is unrepairable the problem is i am struggling to find system board has any one come across a make called hi-grade model no green553 could possibly be a rebadged one so if any one knows who makes them or deals with them i would love to hear from you
http://search.stores.ebay.com/CKnap...opZ1QQftsZ2QQsaselZ54951843QQsofpZ0QQxZ0QQyZ0 You might try contacting this group. They may have some connections or ideas. An email can't hurt. Jazz
Dear siri want to purchase new "J2S05EA" mother board for HP 15r-021ne nootbook pc , current board is deamaged due to high voltage touch with usb device,so from where i purchse new boardhttp://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Mother-board-replacment/td-p/5681164
i have a socket 478 mother board which doesnt not want to switch on when i press the power botton only the cpu furn turns and everything in the computer case powers up but nothing appears on the monitor in other words it does not boot at all and i have tried clearing up the cmos plz help
OK, you need to post more info.
Is this a new build that does not post or is it a system that has been running for a while?
Have you added any new hardware and or software to the system?
Have you attempted a bios update?
In addition post your exact system specs.
Does the mother board battery that keeps the time affect the computer operation if it runs down?
I wanted to update my mother board drivers. There seems to be a few that need updating. My question is, that is it kinda tricky to do these updates? Can you mess things up if you don't do it correctly? My mother board is a Gigabyte GA-81945P-G. Is it REALLY necessary to update these drivers, even if my system is running good? Thanks for any ideas on this.
I would only use the CD that came with the motherboard to install the drivers. If everything is running ok I would not upgrade the drivers unnecessarily. This used to be a school of thought, but isn't the case anymore. If it works don't fix it. I never choose to randomly update my graphics or auto drivers any more. As long as they are working I leave them alone. Updating the drivers can sometimes result in negative results and cause you to roll back the driver to the previous one.
If the motherboard won't boot how can i find out the name and type of mother board it is?
This is my first time changing a mother board, is it very hard? How much time does it take you guys to change a mother board in general?
Hi im new here, im about to give up on my computer. It always freezes and its very unstable, opening software like photoshop would be just useless.
My friend in a local computer store told me its not my XP thats defective but my mother board. I have to change it to an ASUS instead of the cheaper brand I got to ensure stability. Any advice on this?
What browser are you using? IE or firefox?http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/9332/xp-changing-my-mother-board/
I have a asus a7v333 mother board. I have a windows 7 disk .It needs 64 bit cpu. Is there a mother board that will support a 64 bit cpu that will take the memory and other parts from the a7v333?
What CPU do you have?
Have a K7S5A Pro 5.0 mother board
XP Pro_SP2 operating system
Walked away from a machine that had sound, returned later to a machine without sound.
Speakers check out OK _ No sound from front or rear head phone jacks _ Device Mgr, indicates that all is working _ Sounds & Audio Devices Prop. shows "No Audio Device"
I tried out a driver updater program but ended up going to ESC? for updated drivers. But no help.
Have I missed an easy setting change or something? or am I looking at a soon to be dead MB?
i am trying to upgrade my mother board
i have an abit kv7 mb chipset kt 600 and im trying to upgrade to an an7 mb nforce 2 chipset
i have run sysprep.exe but my an7 mb will not boot.
my system is a amd 3200+ cpu 1gig of ram and a x800 ati pro vidio card.
with xp pro
can anyone help please
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This won't work, the new nVidia mobo uses completely different drivers from the previous Via one. These Via-drivers are currently part of XP, and they dont work with your new mobo.
You have 2 options:
1) Buy another harddisk, make it the Master and change the old disk to Slave. Install XP from scratch with all new mobo-drivers, install other programs. Copy personal data from old HD to new HD. Format old HD and use as storage. Works guaranteed and is the cleanest solution.
2) Put the old mobo back in, make backups of personal data, then go into Device Manager, and uninstall all motherboard-specific drivers and hardware.
Shut down XP. Swap mobos again. Boot on the new mobo. XP will install default mobo-drivers. Then install the CD that came with the new mobo.
This MIGHT work, but not necessarily. NOT advisable as there will be old drivers and mess floating around.
I am getting ready to swap a motherboard into an old case, someone told me once that sometimes the motherboard doesn't fit into the case correctly, is this true? Before I do anything I need to know this so it doesn't haunt me later on.
give the information and specs on the board and the case. what you said was pretty useless.
I inadvertantly fried my motherboard by plugging a usb device into a usb port upside down. (the little white piece had fallen out of the usb port which allows usb cables to plugged in only one way). My question is - if a motherboard shorts out does that mean that my processor, sound card, etc are also toast? I will replace just the motherboard if that is all that is bad, but if I have to replace the processor, sound card, etc then I might as well buy a new pc. Is there any way to test the processors and sound cards to see if they still work? Thanks for your help in advance.
I just got this mb used, and i have no info on it
Im trying to find out what it is so i can get a manual for it.
Heres all the info i have.
Its got onboard everything.
It has a slot 1 and a socket 370
it has both at and atx power plugs.
3 sdram slots
its got a gold heatsink on the board that says Xcel 2000.
it says it has AMI bios.
it has a sticker on one of the chips that says AGP 8m, Ultra DMA 66, and PC99 connector.
it has the at style keyboard plug, and at the top right-hand corner, it says M748LMRT REV:1.3C
Any info on this board would be greatly appreciated.
i can,t find out what my mother board make is.there's no markings on it!.
i need this so i can download the graphics driver because when i reformated it(second hand system)it will not let me change the screen size or number of colours.
is there a site that i can log on to that mite be able to help?
whats do you think?
my brother installed a new mother board and when you turn on the computer it cuts off...it will not allow you to load on the programs
I have a intel mother board and was upgrading the memory with qty 2/256 pc 133 chips but it will not even go to the bios screen. The chips work in 2 of my other computers. I was wondering if anyone knows what the deal is with that. The board type is D815eea with a PIII 800mhz chip. I currently have 3 128 in computer now.
well it looks like my nforce 4 chip broke somehow, and now i need a new mother board. It needs to be a 939 socket, and i do prefer the nforce 4 chip set, but if you know of a better one please let me know.
I just recently, got this board but, I didn't get the drivers disk that came with it. Intel D848PMB Socket 478. I can only seem too find more of these boards for sale but, not the drivers I need for Windows 7
How far have you searched?The link below is from Intel.http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/highlights/dsktpboards/d848pmbQuoteUse of Intel drivers with older operating systems that Microsoft* has discontinued or does not fully support should be considered AS-IS in respect to features, function, debugging and usability with recently released Intel? Desktop Boards and Intel will no longer provide technical support for them. These operating systems include Windows XP* Editions, Windows ME*, Windows 2000 Professional Edition*, Windows NT*, Windows 98 Standard Edition (SE)*, Windows 98* and Windows 95*. Please refer to the... Microsoft sites for more information:Do not expect Windows 7 drivers. However, there might be a way to do it.Look at this:http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/21131-63-installing-window-driver-windowsAnd this:http://ccm.net/faq/24611-installing-a-driver-in-compatibility-mode-in-windows-7http://www.computerhope.com/forum/index.php/topic,152332.0.html