I am thinking about helping my friend install a new motherboard and processor while keeping all of the other components he has. I read on another board that you can go the Device Manager and uninstall everything, swap the board and processor, and then when you boot install the correct drivers.
Is this possible? I don't know if his install of XP is OEM or not. If it is, I think a reformat would be necessary with a non-OEM XP disc.
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.)
mine worked fine when i changed the motherboard and cpu but eventually after backing up my data, i did do a clean installation just to get the kinks out. you dont have to but it is recommended so you can get the most out of your hardware. i did mine backwards for some strange reason, best way would be to backup now and then change the hardware and reinstall.
note my cpu stayed a amd
As the title says, I wanna change my motherboard processor, and insert an SSD aswell while keeping the old harddrive.
Was wondering if I need to perfom a new reinstall on windows or if I can just transfer windows itself to the SSD and then just keep going. I was also wondering if my windows install will messup if I insert my new motherboard due to new BIOS.
Its always a good idea to fresh install when changing motherboards. A fresh install will minimize any issues that could arise from different hardware configurations. I've also heard that Windows setup detects an SSD and optimizes Windows for use with the SSD.
You should also keep in mind, an OEM license for Windows is not be transferable to a new motherboard. The motherboard is the one component that constitutes a new machine. OEM installs are bound to the motherboard they are activated on.
I will be moving to an X38 chipset and a 45nm quad core soon from my E6600 and P965 chipset. Will I need to re-install Vista Ultimate x64?
Sorry, double post check my other thread please until I find out how to delete my posts!
Hi I have an OEM version of Win Pro x DVD I Win License - Motherboard 7 Changing Processor OEM & purchased from Newegg in I installed it Win 7 OEM License - Changing Motherboard & Processor on my Intel DX SO i - which I subsequently upgraded the processor to i - I plan to upgrade my motherboard and processor again to an Intel DX SO i - x I'm also going to replace my Seagate Barracuda GB SATA hdds presently in Intel RST RAID which are out of warranty -year with two new -year warranty Seagate Constellation TB SATA hdds configured in a Marvell RAID mirror I'll use the Barracuda Intel RST RAID volume as my back-up disk Will I have MS license issues when I do a clean install of my OEM Win onto the upgraded system I'm wondering if I'll have activation problems I've changed the motherboard before but with the same processor and model motherboard and there didn't seem to be an issue I've done this with an OEM copy of Win XP in the past and didn't have any issues I'm not installing the same OS product key on more than one system I'm just moving or reinstalling the OS to an upgraded hardware system Regards
If you change the motherboard to a different model or manufacturer technically the OEM version cannot be activated as it is tied to the motherboard. However, I know Microsoft has made some exceptions.
I'm facing the same thing right now. I suspect a problem with my motherboard. I have another to replace it but it is a different vendor and I'm afraid Microsoft will not activate it. I've considered an "anytime upgrade" from Home to Pro version but I don't know if that will change the OEM version into a full version. So, I'm stuck.
XP was different and the process was much more lenient.
If a motherboard supports intel i3 then does it mean that I can install all the processors below i3 level upto i3 in that motherboard?
No,certain processors use certain socket types.
The Intel® Core™ i3-5xx processor series uses a LGA1156 socket and the Intel® Core™ i3-2xxx processor series feature a LGA1155 socket. Processors for each socket are not compatible with the other socket and won't work due to electrical, mechanical, and keying differences. The boxed fan-heatsinks will work across sockets because the socket footprint is the same. You do need to match the Thermal Design Profile (TDP) of the respective processors in order to properly match the right heatsinks to the right processors.
So I had a motherboard die on me recently. I'm running Win7 ultimate on it.
My plan was to just replaced the mobo, so that I won't have to deal with new install, but they don't make p4 boards anymore lol.
So I'm gonna go from an ABIT IC7 / P4 to a Gigabyte GA-G41M-ES2L with Pentium Dual core e5400 .
Do you guys think I can get away without having to reinstall w7?
Yes, but you will need to do a phone activation.
Is thermal gel required on the top of the processor when placing the heatsink on top? I just bought a P4 socket LGA775 and corresponding heatsink but the processor didn't come with any thermal gel... just wondering if it is required or just recommended?
New ones usually come with some thermal tape already attached to the heatsink. They work alright (I am using one on my CPU now).
But if you plan any overclocking, or find you are having heat problems, you may want to strip that tape off and apply some good thermal paste instead.
A friend's computer is playing up, sometimes boots, sometimes doesn't, sometimes beeps pointing to the ram, but other times it's ok. the connections for the DVD drive has bent pins, and it's generally very tempremental. I want to replace the board, but keep the old processor if possible, to reduce the expenss.
The MOBO is an ABIT NF7-s2, with an amd 1ghz processor ( I think). Any ideas of a board I can buy, or do you recommend replacing both with a budget setup?
Any help would be appreciated.
The motherboard appears to be a very old socket 462 type, using AGP graphics, DDR memory and IDE drives. You would not be able to find a current production motherboard that uses any of these components.
Choices are to buy a new-old 462 board on eBay or similar, or replace everything.
After a hardware failure I have returned my ASUS P K-E motherboard and received a refund of The website purchased from Ebuyer com does not appear to stock the ASUS P K-E anymore and so a replacement doesn t seem to be possible As I have not anticipated buying a new motherboard it has been a while since I have thoroughly inspected computer hardware for the best parts price vs performance I would appreciate suggestions on a new motherboard within a budget of or if the performance is worth investing in perhaps a little more The way computer components fall Motherboard required in price all the time I m excited to see Motherboard required what extra technology Motherboard required performance can squeeze out these days compared with last year Thanks for any suggestions Here are my current components purchased september CPU Q GHZ Mobo previously ASUS P K-E Mem GB Patriot PC Video Sapphire Radeon HD PRO MB HDD Western Digital GB SATA Sound Logitech X- - Onboard soundcard OS Windows XP Service Motherboard required Pack bit nbsp
This motherboard is the best you can buy for your budget. It supports your current CPU and you can also upgrade to a 45nm one if and when you want, besides having PCI-E 2.0 slots and Crossfire support to boot, so you can throw in another 2900PRO if you want (assuming you can find one, although eBay probably has a few).
Be sure to do a clean install of XP though, since your current installation will not work with the new motherboard.
Hello everyone Hope I am putting this in the correct place I am currently using a good desktop but I am in need of advice on how to upgrade it in the future I am currently running with gb of DDR RAM an nvidia GTX gb a standard ACER Base board an AMD A - Radeon R compute cores C G ghz cores and a w Corsair power supply Now my issue is not knowing the specifications of Motherboard Help Upgrading - and a required CPU my motherboard I am not sure what an upgrade would be Upgrading a Motherboard and CPU - Help required on my current board processor and what would be compatible If I also add some further information my want for an upgrade comes from an inability to load worlds on some more modern games e g fallout will stop mid game and load the world for up to minutes before allowing me to continue regardless of graphics settings and visa versa with GTA though that won't stop more along the lines of the ground simply disappearing If you have any ideas what I could do to improve my setup and or fix my issue I would welcome any advice and help you can offer My thanks in advance Joe
The olnly possible way of stopping that is to have massive amounts of RAM.
Even then it would take time to reload the active worlds.
I'm looking to change my processor from an AMD Athlon 64 3500+ to an AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4600+ (Socket 939). I don't intend to change from the current cooling arrangement, but am not sure about the thermal compound. When changing the processor, will I need to get and apply new thermal compound?
I currently have a P-II 266mhz processor. I recieved a P-III 500 mhz processor from a buddy. Can I use this on my Existing board with out frying my computer?
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i want to update my processor go from a dual core to a quad core is that possible?
hey everyone, im changing my processor but i need a bit of help!
currently my processor is a:-
CPU Speed : 2.66GHz
Bus Speed: 533MHz
L2 cache speed: 512kb
this is what i am planning to change to:
socket 478 (obviously )
cpu speed: 3.20GHz
Bus Speed: 800Mhz
L2 cache speed 1MB
however, this is what i am worried about.. ive read that To obtain the FSB of your Processor, a compatible motherboard that can support the Bus speed must be used and this is what it says in my mainboard manual:-
"supports socket 478 for P4/celeron processors with 400/533MHz"
"Core Frequency from 1.8GHZ to 2.8GHz and up"
for quote number 1.. does it mean i wont be able to get a bus speed of 800MHz as my motherboard can only support up to 533MHz ?
for quote number 2.. will i be able to get 3.2GHz from this new processor?
thanks in advance!
Hi i want to change my 1.5 processor to my 3.4ghz pentium 4 processor.How can i do it is it as simple as just taking one out and putting the other one in place.Can anyone please explain what the processors look like so i can swap them and where they are located and how to move them.Also ive got an audigy sound card and what to put it into another computer so i dont have any disks or anything to install so how do i do it.And how do i put a dvd rw drive in to replace the old cd rw please explain all of the above thanks for your help.
Okay being the computer tard i am and also being nosey i kinda demolished my Motherboard and Power Supply I ll explain just to make you guys laugh at how much i am of a complete idiot Power Supply My powersupply was louder then normal so i opened up my case and rebooted still loud so i made sure everything was plugged in ok and again still loud so i unscrewed it and ran it with Power Help New Required Supply. Motherboard, the casing off and then BOOOOM Right in my face I got told i could of died by it but i was laughing so hard i was almost crying Shat my pants almost lol Motherboard I decided to learn bits of the motherboard and took the PSU off tried to put it back and bent the gold spikey bits Motherboard, Power Supply. New Help Required didn t work again So overall i ve decided with these two new parts Are they compatable Will they work Power Motherboard, Power Supply. New Help Required Supply http www overclockers co Motherboard, Power Supply. New Help Required uk showproduct php prodid CA- -HP amp tool Motherboard http www xpcgear com cknf a html Im using x Gig DDR Memory Sticks Im a casual gamer i don t know what my Graphics card is but it cost me quid so it better be good Btw Just to make you druel in your chair My new sexy case http www xpcgear com vento blk html Thanks nbsp
I ordered an Asus M2R32-MVP with an Athlon X2 5000+ Black Edition from Newegg.com, set-up the system and got no response even after building with the bare essentials and a variety of other configurations. I get no post and no beeps, but the CPU fan, the video card fan, and the Motherboard green light power indicator all function. I called Asus and they told me that I need to flash the BIOS because the 5000+ Black Edition is a newer processor. I've searched all over the web for this topic and haven't found a thing. In 13 years of building my own computers I've never encountered a dead motherboard does this sound like one or is Asus right and I do need to flash the BIOS?
As you can see, I'm planning on upgrading my motherboard from a gigabyte a75m-s2v to an ASUS F1A75-V EVO motherboard since it seems to have a better overclocking potential with the UEFI bios.
Now.. I don't really want to lose my data on my hard drive as I do not have another drive to transfer all my stuff into at the time. My question goes around what should be done when doing a motherboard swap, it's hard to think it would be as simple as just changing it, as the old one installed all the drivers from it into the hard drive. Should I uninstall them separately before the swap?
Activation is not a problem, a friend of mine gifted me a MAK key for windows 7 Professional,Ultimate/Enterprise. But my main concern is the loss of data, or repercussions of swapping a motherboard, and not formatting my drive for a clean install.
Bringing up the thread~http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/262747-upgrading-motherboard-reformat-required.html
I have bought the above board and was told that it would take a Sempron 2200 CPU which I also bought. When I have put the computer together it does not show as a Sempron 2200 it says it is a AMD Athlon 1Gb. Can anyone advise me?
Do I need to update the bios?
Thanks in advance
Go into your bios and set the fsb at 166.
Hello the unknowing one again I am still upgrading bit by bit my older PC The mobo is a Gigabyte IXE about or so years old I added in a new video card and now I m looking at the processor Gigabyte says the max processor is either an AMD Athlon G FSB or an AMD Duron G FSB http www giga-byte com Motherboard Support CPUSupportList CPUSupportList GA- IXE htm I know that Athlons are supposed to be better performing that the Durons However the only Athlon G I found was on pricewatch and was Local stores have the G Duron but dont carry the Athlon anyways probably gonna go with the G Duron My question is how difficult is it to change a processor I chip Changing a processor was told that its Changing a processor chip as simple as pop old chip out put new chip in but I m always very weary when someone says its simple Any input guides you can recommend Thanks again nbsp
I would check ww.Ebay.com for that processor, use this link Ebay 1.4Ghz Athlons . I got an Athlon 1.4Ghz 266Mhz FSB for $42 there about 6 months ago. You would have to be really lucky to find that processor online anywhere else for under $100. Installing a processor is very easy but you have to be careful with the pins on it and when you reinstall the heatsink on it. It literaly is Plug-n-Play. Make sure you use some kind of thermal paste like Artic Silver on top of the processor between it and the heatsink.
P.S. Dont get the Duron, even though its 1.3Ghz your 900Mhz Athlon still outperforms it in most things like games.:grinthumb Also, if a 266Mhz FSB one is cheaper to get you should be able to use that but it will just run at 200Mhz FSB on your motherboard, someone please correct me if I'm wrong.
Help please.. I would like to change my old Pentium 1 to a pentium 2 chip is this just a straight swap over job or do I have to mess around with the bios?????
You also have to replace the motherboard! The P1 and P2 are totally different chips, and they are not pin compatible. The P2 was usually a slot mounted affair, at least the ones I've used are.
Hi. I have problems with my printing jobs. My topic is
I'm thinking about to change the print processor who actually is HPPRN05 and put in a WinPrint. Do I have to save any system information before? is there any danger to change the printer processor of a TCP/IP network printer connected with another one to the same HPJetDirect?. Thanks
I have noticed that my processor, which is a 850 Mhz has been detected lately as a 700 Mhz. Why is this?
Is this the new value? What can I do?? Please help!!
(Info obtained by clicking on Start>Programs>Accessories>System Tools>System Information.)
I use MS Windows 2000.
Hi. I have problems with my printing jobs. My topic is
I'm thinking about to change the print processor who actually is HPPRN05 and put in a WinPrint. Do I have to save any system information before? is there any danger to change the printer processor of a TCP/IP network printer connected with another one to the same HPJetDirect?. Thanks
Im trying to install windows 7 from a usb but i cant get past the 'A required CD/DVD device driver is missing'. Iv tried changing usb ports like i read but it seems to work for everyone but me.
Please help me
I apologize for my inexperience on the matter and this question may seem somewhat unorthodox. My liquid cooling system dripped on my video card and motherboard, killing both instantly. Naturally I seek to replace them with the same exact models. What my inquiries are as follows: Are there any significant issues that may arise with replacing them with the same models? What are the necessary steps that must be undertaken to successfully replace them? The Video Card is a Palit GeForce? GTX 560 Ti 2GB and my Motherboard is Sabertooth x58. My operation system is Windows 7 Home premium 64 bit.
- I assume I have to tweak my Windows 7 OS, considering a New Motherboard is essentially a new PC. Do I use my re-installation disk or contact Microsoft?
My best regards beforehand.
If it were me I would just put it in there and try to boot it up. It may decide that it's found new hardware (even if it's identical to the old stuff). Let it do it's "new" hardware installation and whatever reboot(s) are necessary. I would pay close attention to attaching everything in the same ports/slots etc as it was on the old board.
You may have to do the robocall to Microsoft for activation. The key here is to (honestly) say "no" if it asks you if the copy of Windows is installed on any other computer.
My MB (a Gigabyte EX58-UD3R) croaked after just under a year of use and I replaced it with the same model just over a year ago. Everything I described above is how it went for me when I replaced it, including booting from the original hardware with Windows already installed. After the phone activation I have had no problems, either with the new board or with Microsoft pertaining to "Genuine Software" issues.
(And I'm curious to know if you get the "Windows did not properly shut down" message when you start it up for the first time.)
I wan to change my Labtops processor to intel i7 but im not sure whether or not my motherboard or if anything supports it
Thats my computer
I want to upgrade this to 2.8ghz please and thank you for your guys support
I am going to change my motherboard, processor and RAM. However, I will be using the same HDD. Is it necessary to re-install the OS after I have set up the rig? I am using the drivers that come with Windows 8, so driver compatibility ought not to be a problem.
Thanks in advance!
Short answer--New Motherboard=New License Key if you have an OEM OS version. Sorry
The reason is your license key is embedded in your BIOS, and the BIOS is embedded with the MOBO.
If you paid for a license key separately then you can use the OS with the new MOBO but you should do a clean install because all the drivers will be wrong and it probably won't even boot.
You could try to put the drive as-is into the new machine, boot off the Win8 installation media, and do a repair install. This will search for drivers that match the current hardware
1) Clone the drive first so that, in case of damage, you still have your data.
2) You will probably have to phone Microsoft to re-activate the copy of the OS. They've been decent about it with others.
3) If it works, immediately go to the Microsoft Update site and see what updates are needed for the drivers that you just installed
I m looking for an ultraportable laptop for mostly simple tasks but I will also need it Solved: a processor Changing laptop out for more taxing software like photoshop and premiere pro I ve found this Asus UL A-X that will fulfill most Solved: Changing out a laptop processor of my requirements gb of ram under lbs long - hrs battery life but it has a meager Ghz processor The current processor in the machine is the su and I would like to replace that with something like the sl for the extra power I am wondering firstly if it would be physically possible to open the laptop and replace the processor because I have never worked on a laptop before Secondly I am wondering how drastic the effect would be on the hours of advertised battery life I would like it to run for at least hours Lastly would the machine be able to handle the extra heat given off In my search for a laptop this Asus with a faster processor is the best match I can come up with to meet my demanding requirements Of course I would ideally like to purchase a laptop without having to replace parts so any suggestions for a completely different laptop would be even more appreciated than an answer to my processor questions If this isn t possible I think I m going to compromise on the weight for the lb macbook pro quot because it otherwise meets my requirements despite my preference for the windows OS I m lost so thanks for any help you can provide nbsp
Laptops have limited upgradeability, and the processor is an area that generally shouldn't be upgraded. Laptops will only support a small set of processor upgrades. If you think you can buy a low-end laptop and pop in a high-end processor, you're seriously mistaken. The board won't handle it. The chassis won't handle it. "Opening" a laptop involves removing dozens of tiny screws of all different sizes and removing many small, fragile, pieces of plastic. Most people lose or damage at least one part when disassembling a laptop. And of course doing so completely voids the warranty, so if you break something, you're out the cost to replace or repair it.
Buy a laptop that actually meets your needs.
Hi everyone I've built a brand new PC and decided that I would like 'Windows Flash install install required cannot SSD files' on to disk to install windows bit on my SSD I 'Windows cannot install required files' on Flash disk install to SSD got a disk key from my university before christmas so that'd i'd be ready once i'd built it I built the PC yesterday and realised that I'd left my external DVD drive at my university accommodation I'm at my parents house for christmas break so that's a few weeks left I can't really wait that long so I used my parents laptop which I'm posting from now to turn the disk into an iso and use the microsoft USB utility to make a USB stick that i could install from However when I tried the install gets to 'installing features' and gives 'windows cannot install required files' error code x I looked the code up on google which sent me to a lot of threads here so far I've tried Taking all but stick of ram out and the graphics card Reseting the bios to default Installing again without rebooting after error using cmd to select the right partition Nothing has worked please help me I'm losing my mind
Just to clarify, are you having trouble getting the ISO onto the USB drive? Im not sure whether that is your issue, or the installation from the USB. What size is the USB drive?
Can you have a look at this tutorial?
USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create
I have been trying to do a clean install of windows 7 and I am now getting this message. I have probably done a clean install using the exact same disk 5 times before. I've tried formatting the hard drive and re partitioning. This is a custom build.
The thing that is interesting to me is that I then tried to do a clean install using a vista disk that I have, and I get a similar message.
However I am able to install Xp pro just fine. I've also tried switching out memory as well.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
A couple threads mention adjusting RAID settings in the BIOS but I see nothing regarding RAID in my bios.
Try Cleaning the HD Drive, using Step one in this tutorial:
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
This is what is happening. A friend gave me his DELL Inspririon 531 2007 Desktop. It has a pirated copy of 7 ultimate x64 (which I am not sure if this supports 64 bit). Prior to looking into how old the machine was, I was able to install 8.1 64 bit. But it wouldn't allow me to install any drivers from the DELL site. Said that the machine wasn't compatible. So, I tried with Windows 7 32 bit and I am getting this error. I have deleted all partitions, but now, I do not have that option when I choose Custom-advanced. There is no Delete option.
A few times I got the error at 5% other times at over 60%. What can I do to get this to install? It is a legit DVD of windows. Why would it have allowed 8.1 to successfully install now it is doing this? What files are missing? I have tried both deleting the partitions and not deleting. Same result.
Install the correct version of windows that`s on the COA, either buy a new installer from Newegg or call Dell for Recovery CD`s.
The dvd you are trying to use is corrupted and no good.
Hey guys I have a new ASUS ROG G JT-DH laptop and I have been trying to install Windows and Ubuntu on it It came with Windows install on Error required files) (cannot ROG: Clean 0x8007025D Install so I upgraded to then did a clean install of Version was Home bit That went reasonably well only thing after the clean re-install was that on boot the screen did nothing but flash on and off I found out that I could get it unstuck by mashing F and that disabling fast boot fixes the problem permanently Clean Install on ROG: Error 0x8007025D (cannot install required files) My cleanly installed fresh Windows worked perfectly I then installed Ubuntu in the small space that I had left for it on the SSD and gave it Clean Install on ROG: Error 0x8007025D (cannot install required files) the whole TB drive for my quot home quot folder Afterwards Windows was gone Mind you the bootloader still showed up in the Grub menu but when I tried to launch it it told me something was wrong and I had to recover it I tried but couldn't bootrec scanos told me it found no Windows installations So I figured second attempt I rebooted using the Windows DVD and during parititioning nuked everything and created new partitions from scratch About through the quot Getting files ready quot part it failed Error quot Windows cannot install required files Make sure all files required for installation are available and restart the installation Error code x D quot I see some people here had the same thing but not on laptops as far as I can tell Anybody out there who has any idea how to fix this I tried - Two Windows discs - UEFI and CSM mode Right now I'm installing Ubuntu on the PC in CSM mode That way it'll at least have one operating system o O Really hope anybody has any idea here Thanks in advance everybody
I have the same problem.. I have tried different ways to clean install windows 10 but I still get the 0x8007025D error code :/http://www.tenforums.com/installation-setup/19807-clean-install-rog-error-0x8007025d-cannot-install-required-files.html
I have a Compaq Presario T P Socket here that I am having trouble putting a processor into It came originally with a -MHz that died I put a into it and I got an error on boot that I needed a BIOS update Processor Compaq 8000T Presario Changing in to support the new clocking and I had to press F to continue the boot After that everything worked fine The quot Press F to Continue quot message was annoying so I removed that processor and returned it I later installed a BIOS update and inserted a -MHz The F message is Changing Processor in Compaq Presario 8000T now gone but the is running at MHz Compaq is no help as I didn t get the processor from them The processors aren t available at a reasonable price they are rare and seem to all cost more than a and I just can t seem to bring myself to pay that premium for the chip I considered a -MHz processor but with the problems Changing Processor in Compaq Presario 8000T I ve had with the I m not sure I want to spend over a hundred dollars and find more problems A processor would solve the problem but I can t find them priced reasonably Does anyone here have any suggestions nbsp
Never mind. I found a 2200 at a reasonable price at Spartan Technologies for about $130.
Current system is a Pent. 2 350...I now have a better Mobo(Abit BF6) and CPU(P3 500) already with it's own case and tested.
I have 2 years+ worth of stuff on the HDD, that I do not wish to re-install and/or download.
What steps should I do 1st? Should I just put my HDD(Seagate 30G), and (AGP)GeForce 2 video card in 1st, let Wiondows(98) "find them" and go from there, or what?
Someone "told me" that I could just take every peripheral and connect them to the new(er) mobo and Windows would "find the new(er) mobo" and "take care of the rest".
What are my best choices...without reformatting?
ok, my computer is old, and has a 486 processor. I want to upgrade it. But, the upgrade thingy says that I probably will have to change around some jumpers, and whatnot. I don't have my manual, so I need to know what motherboard I have so's I can get help. How do I find out.
And also, is it possible to fit a pentium processor into the socket that now holds the 486? I mean, could I just buy a new processor and jam that it there, or would I need a whole new motherboard?
To find your motherboard is a pain but this place will tell you how.
Home page. http://www.ping.be/bios/
Here is the page that tells you how. http://www.ping.be/bios/numbers.shtml
As far as upgrading goes The Pentium processors will use a different voltage and socket. You may be able get a faster 486mhz chip for that board. I would not recommend spending much money on it though as it might be time to build or buy a new one.
My brother was in this same position. Things he bought Evergreen Turbo chip. $100.00
64 megs of EDO ram $50.00 New CD player $45.00
It is easy to get caught up in the upgrade path as you hate to see a older computer not being used. But then it is easy to spend too much money trying to get a old system to run marginally better.
Remember the light at the end of the tunnel just might be a train
I'm planning to upgrade my PC setup by getting a new processor and motherboard. I heard somewhere that W10 license is somehow linked to the computer setup it was initially installed on. Since installing a new motherboard and processor does require reinstall on the OS as well, what kind of trouble should I expect? How should I go about this?
Originally Posted by Windows Central Question I'm planning to upgrade my PC setup by getting a new processor and motherboard. I heard somewhere that W10 license is somehow linked to the computer setup it was initially installed on. Since installing a new motherboard and processor does require reinstall on the OS as well, what kind of trouble should I expect? How should I go about this? windows 10 comes with two types of activation > Digital entitlement ( when you have successfully upgraded from win 7 / 8 pro-there is no product key in this) >product key
difference between the two is , in digital entitlement, microsoft activation information is saved in your BIOS, and i case you change your motherboard you will lose your activation.
> product key, motherboard change wont effect it and should work fine.
so yours being linked to computer setup ( i consider it being Digital entitlement) you can connect your digital license with your Microsoft account because after the hardware upgrade you will lose your license , . here are the picture of what you see when you have successfully linked your account :
there is another way where you can contact Microsoft support and you will receive the activation, as it was mentioned by Gabe Aul.
Hi, a quick question if I may.
I'm thinking of up grading my motherboard and processor, currently running a Gigabyte G33M-S2 and intel core2 E6750 @ 2.66GHz. 4GB ram Vista home premium SP2.
3 years old now but with the new crop of games recently out and coming soon requiring quad core processors it seems like a upgrade to i5/i7 processor and surrounding bits would be a good move.
Question is can I install my currant OS "Vista" have the disc and key? or with it being OEM will I have to splash out the extra ?100ish for a new OS..
The answer...you really won't know until you try it.Technically...MS considers a change of motherboard alone as a change of systems. That would make the textbook answer depend on the type of license you have for Vista.If the license came with a system assembled by one of the OEMs...or is a MS System Builder/OEM license...technically, MS has the right to tell you that such license is not transferable.If it's a retail license where you bought/installed Vista on the system...you could move it with no problem.In reality...you won't know until you try. I know for a fact that many XP users in similar situations...have made the changes mentioned (and more) and had no problem with PA after the changes.Vista is a tad more recent than XP...and the rules being applied may be a bit different...hence my answer.Louishttp://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/349709/new-motherboard-and-processor/
I need to replace a motherboard and a processor for my desktop computer. The computer is mostly used for internet use and emails. Maybe some game play.
This is what I had before:
Processor ( [939-pin] AMD® Athlon-64 X2 4200+ CPU w/ Hyper Transport Technology )
Motherboard ( Gigabyte GA-K8NF9 nVidia nForce4 Chipset w/7.1 Sound, Gb LAN, S-ATA Raid, USB 2.0, IEEE-1394 PCI-E Motherboard )
Let me know what you guys recommend for a good motherboard and processor. Thanks!
Buy a new comp. You are wasting money re-placing that stuff.
My BEST advice.
My system sometimes does not boot up. I power it up but, nothing happens. What could it be? The power just shuts off.
It could be a power problem or a lot of other things. Can you give us more detail on what happens. I would think the first thing to do would be to check the power cord and make sure it is plugged in good. Then I would see if any of the lights are lighting up.
I am looking to buy a new motherboard and processor. I've been doing some pricing on the internet at different sites, but the problem is I am having trouble figuring out how good the equipment is because I don't know what all the numbers and abbreviations mean. Could someone give me some help on this as well as what I should be looking for when buying the motherboard and processor?
let me start off by saying that this is an issue brought on Right after i messed with overclocking settings in my bios i set my HT multiplier from auto to x it ran at which i noticed is below the usual specs i set my HT multiplier from x to motherboard Did and processor die? my x this made it Did my processor and motherboard die? run at default specs i made a foolish leap and changed it to x i had no real understanding of what i was doing just trying to maximize Did my processor and motherboard die? THIS IS WHERE PROBLEMS HAPPEND the computer Did my processor and motherboard die? rebooted after the last saved settings but there was no boot screen everything stayed black for several minutes no keyboard lights would come on if pressed here are the main specs motherboard MSI K A CF-F V processor AMD Phenom Agena GHz ram G SKILL GB x GB -Pin DDR power supply w ive done alot of trouble shooting so far so before you think of any ideas let me tell you exactly what ive tried -left the battery out and the jumper posts on CLEAR overnight with power cables unplugged -done the same process and powered the computer on for a few minutes -pulled ram out and powered on there were no beeps nothing changed -pulled processor out and powered on no beeds nothing changed -tried putting my brothers AM dual core into my motherboard nothing changed -tried putting my quad AM quad core into his motherboard didnt boot no beeps -ran my powersupply in different machines everything worked fine as a conclusion when i run my computer like i usually would my monitors dont pick up any signal immediately after i press the power button all my keyboard lights flash once and never come on again all fans run all hard drives power on my dvdr burner drive runs lights on the PC come on did my processor destroy my motherboard and in the process kill itself it seems pretty blunt to me but im just checking to see if there is something i may not know or have overlooked nbsphttps://forums.techguy.org/threads/did-my-processor-and-motherboard-die.867508/
What should I do before I install a new motherboard and processor to an existing Windows Vista Business x64 OS?
I know I should probably uninstall all the drivers, but where do I find these?
I did this not too long ago. All you need to do is get rid of the drivers that correspond with hardware that you wont have anymore. For example, a new motherboard usually means a new onboard sound, so uninstall your sound drivers. They can probably be located in the Control Panel -> Programs window. If not there, go into the Hardware Manager and uninstall/disable whatever you need to. Anything thats motherboard specific should go, although there isnt all that much. There is no software that corresponds to processors. Once all that is done, you can swap the hardware and install the new drivers that came with the new motherboard.
Hope that helped
Hi all I have built about computers for friends and family I have just built one that has all the correct leads going to the correct places however - when I have put Vista or Processor? Motherboard on this system I bought everything from the shop today case motherboard h drive i mean everything MSI motherboard gb H Drive AMD dual core processor problem is - it loads up correctly I can use Vista for about Motherboard or Processor? mins it crashes like loads of mini pics of the last screen it happens most when i go to use the internet I have wiped the pc again and it doesnt crash I have used my memory that is the same as the new stuff and it works with both sets of memory I have changed all the leads gone back to basics and it still does it I have even changed the thermal compound on the processor and it still crashes the temp before it crashes it Degrees so i am thinking its the processor or the motherboard Please can someone advise me how to test these or can anyone tell me the problem Thanks Rick nbsp
Try installing a linux distro from a free download and test with linux to see if its just a windows driver issue ,or infact a hardware issue,as for Vista bin it and try Win7.
I all a buddy I know got a new processor and motherboard from a computer store This salesman was saying that this is the top of the line processor and motherboard and new processor motherboard and you can t get any thing better than this he paid over for this processor and motherboard He took it home and assemble it works fine Problem is new processor and motherboard he called me over I look at the paper work on this processor and motherboard and looks like he got robbed for is money Look at the paper work blow it does not look like the top of the line processor and motherboard How old would you say this processor and motherboard is I know not top of the line but how old and how much did he got rubbed Intel Celeron processor GHz system bus -KBL Advanced transfer cache micron process techology MHz FSB up only MoBostar Motherboard ASROCK Motherboard for intel pentium celeron DDR micro ATX FSB MHz USB ports M integrated prosavarage d graphic ATA A GP x Lan str modem audio x DDR SDRAM slots amp x PC SDRAM slots clock generator MHz - MHz memory slots for DDR-Dimm and Dimm PC PC Max GB slots for SDR Dimm and Dimm PC PC Max GB IDE and IDE ATA ultra DMA mode can connect up to IDE devices Audio channels AC Adio Lan speed u Ethernet supports wake-on-lan nbsp
It looks like I m being bottle necked in the end after being told this will not Motherboard + New Processor? happen is quite frustrating Current specs GPU XFX DD Radeon HD CPU AMD Phenom II x New Motherboard + Processor? ghz RAM x GB DDR Corsair Dominator OS Win bit MB Gigabyte GA-MA T-UD P REV I can t overclock this due to me not sorting the heat problem out at the moment but I still think I ll get bottle necked I m pretty annoyed with this because I was told that I wouldn t be bottlenecked I want to know what a suitable Motherboard and Processor will be to get the most out of my graphics card but the price not to be too high I will also be getting another x or I could change to a x instead If I get a new motherboard and processor will I still be able to use the same windows system because that will also be really annoying as I recently paid for it thanks nbsp
What kind of HDD do you have?
I have just bought one of these:
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CP-143-IN (Intel Core 2 Quad Pro Q6600 "LGA775 Kentsfield" 2.40GHz (1066FSB))
Can anyone suggest a good motherboard (and PSU) to go with it. Preferably an Intel board.
Intel D975XBX2KR Motherboard - £145.69 -(Overclockers.co.uk) Great Motherboard, and very powerful.
Colors 600W PSU - £23.99 -(Amazon.co.uk) a brilliant cheap PSU that i love!!!
so i fried my motherboard, got it fixed and he put a single core procssor in it. this isnt nearly fast enough, so i want to put my processor from my old computer in this one, which is a dual core. i talked to the guy at the computer shop, and he said that using a new motherboard with a used processor isnt good? like they are not compatible or something like that? i didnt think this is true at all and was wondering if it is true or not?
Find the model number of the new board and see if the old CPU will match the allowed CPU's for that model board
First time poster so please bear with me if I m not explaining this well I ve recently purchased a new motherboard to replace a motherboard that I thought had gone bad The reason being when attempting to install programs such as World of Warcraft from disk or from downloaded install package it would always error out usually saying that certain files could not be loaded Even times I was able to somehow get through installing my exe files would quickly become corrupted and unusable Thinking it was my RAM I ran the memtest utility which gave me Stride errors I then or Motherboard Processor replaced the RAM and got no more errors installing issues continued Checked the Hard drive reformatting and putting on a fresh XP install which was hell Got it installed and had no problems installing when connecting the hard drive in my spare computer s motherboard Now that I ve replaced the motherboard everytime XP does manage to boot up fine which is getting less and less it says there is new Hardware to install PCI Device Motherboard or Processor Ethernet controller USB I ve run the driver installation that came with the motherboard many times and still get the Motherboard or Processor same thing everytime I load up Windows At this point I m at a loss for what to test next or if it is just my CPU If it helps I did take the processor out and power on the system It came on just fine but of course turned off when it got to the point of booting from the PC Long story short switched motherboards switched RAM reformated and tested hard drive in another PC Still can t install properly Any suggestions nbsp
Corrupted files usually point to a corrupted\failing HDD.
However, there's one thing that wasn't clear from your post: Did you replace the motherboard and then do a clean install of XP or was it the other way around? If you did it before replacing the motherboard, then you'll have to do it again, because while Windows can handle hardware changes like new RAM, a new video card and even a new CPU, a new motherboard is too much for it to handle and the Hardware Abstraction Layer becomes messed up, usually ending in BSODs or other problems.
I have a Biostar TA990FXE motherboard, that doesn't like to overclock, and I have a FX-8150 CPU to go with it. I know that if a game isn't very threaded that my processor will look like crap, but should I get a new motherboard to allow me to overclock, or a new processor, maybe a Phenom II x4 965, maybe an x6? I've been having problems in games, specifically Arma 2, with bad lag and low GPU usage. I have a GTX 680 GPU, and my processor is under water cooling. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
How do i tell what kind of processor i can use on my motherboard? Am i right in saysing that you can only use certain processors on the certain motherboards? If so where could i find a program or site that will tell me what processors my motherboard could support?
The manufacturer's site will tell you. Sometimes they also have a BIOS update that expands the types of processors that are supported, too.
These will give you detailed information on your machine:
System Information for Windows (SIW)
Mitec System Information
Will i notice a difference in performance if i put my socket AM3 Phenom II x3 720 BE processor on a socket AM2+ Gigabyte motherboard?
what are you comparing it to? what do you have your x3 720 in now?
I have a compaq presario, CQ56 115DX Notebook, by HP.
Problem started last week and resurfaced again this monday.
could not get my notebook out sleep mode, the caps lock was blinking once, indicating a cpu problem.
took it in to a tech, who changed the cpu. System was running until 2 days, ago, when again, could not get it out of
sleep. Press the power button, turns the laptop off completely, press again, back to sleep, with caps lock blinking once, indicating cpu issues. Took it back to tech, who now thinks it could be the motherboard.
If that was the case, then HP diagnostics would have the caps lock blinking 5 times, right?
Hello GLENDAGIRL. Welcome to the forum.
Not necessarily. If the problem were in the motherboard's CPU socket that could be mistaken for a CPU error.
CPUs are hardy components. It's hard to kill them and they don't usually go bad. The fact that the CPU was switched and the problem persists would pretty much eliminate it as a suspect.
Have you or the tech checked and reseated the RAM? It is generally a good idea to check everything for loose connections.
Just did a new system build...
It keeps freezing during the windows xp home install right past where you select the partition.
I thought it might be bad RAM, so I tried a stick from my neighbor's pc and had the same problem, tried a different video card, still no luck, even tried different IDE cable... you guessd it no luck.
I figure it must be the board or the chip, I just don't know what to replace... Any ideas?
I am currently looking for a new motherboard and obviously processor.
I don't know what to go for. The thing is that I want to keep it so the motherboard I buy, supports my existing RAM which is : PC2100 266MHZ 2100 DDR RAM MEMORY 266 512 DIMM.
Hopefully someone will recommend me a few.
Try the new Asus line-up ! Check dual core AMD proc., and why keeping that RAM pack ? New mem. chips go @ 533MHz so an upgrade of that is also a good choise...(and for the price u don't have to have second thoughts ) !
Recently ive been having trouble with my processor overheating. Today i left it running when i went to work and when i got back the computer had shut down. I have it seet so that if the cpu temp is 70c its shuts down.
When i switched it back on, nothing happened. No sounds, no beeps and nothing on the screen. I checked the little LED diagnostic thing on the mobo and it said that there was a problem with the processor, so i reseated it and still nothing happened. I then tried my old p4, but still nothing happened, so i put the old p4 into the old mobo and now that wont boot.
What has happened? Have the processors died, the motherbord died or both.
I would be greatful for any help as im pulling my hair out over this.
I'm upgrading a computer that has a 450 megahertz AMD K6-2 w/ 3-d Now Processor. The motherboard is a Compaq 043Ch..I believe.
I was wondering if I would be able to get another processing chip to put on the motherboard to speed it up to a 700 or 1 Gighertz processor...Don't know if it is possible or if it is just cheaper/better to get another motherboard w/ processor.
Also how would I go about updating the BIOS...cuz the last time it was updated was in '99 and I have no clue on how to update them or how to use most of them.
Any help is appreciated...
No, the fastest Socket 7 CPU ever made was the K6-2 550Mhz if I'm not mistaken. You could upgrade to that but it would not be worth it.
There is no point to upgrading a bios if it is working ok, the only reason to do so is to fix a problem or to support new hardware or O/S.
Unfortunately, upgrading your system to say a new AMD or P4 would require a lot more than just a Motherboard and CPU. You would also need a new case, powersupply, and Ram and maybe even a new video and sound card if the old ones are intergrated as they usually are with Compaqs. Also you may need a new modem if the old one is ISA because most new mobo's do not have ISA any more.
As a result of :
my friend is now planning to buy a new mobo and processor. Call it lack of funds but he can afford to spend $150 for both mobo and processor. I'll try to chip-in $50 so we are looking for about $150 to $200. what would be the best options for us.
What kind of memory are you going to be re-using, DDR or DDR2?
I have an old motherboard with 478 chipset, intel Celeron D320 2,4GHz and FSB: 533. My motherboard (2003 year) supports FSB 400/533/800 but now it rus at 533 with celeron.
1. Can I overclock my system to max FSB 800MHz if the rest of the system supports it?
My processor runs at 2620MHz and PC3200 RAM runs at effective 366MHz. Original system bus is 133MHz.
2. Can i buy socket 478 pentium processor wich FSB is 800MHz?
3. Wich of these is better:
P4 2,8GHz, FSB 800MHz, system bus 200MHz
P4 3,0GHz, FSB 533MHz, system bus 133MHz (Or something near that)
4. If processor is 3GHz and FSB 533 will memory bus still be 166MHz? My curren celeron is 2,4GHz with FSB 533MHz and memory bus is at 166MHz.
Sorry for bad english and probably posting to the wrong place.
Socket 478 CPUs are hard to find these days. You'd probably be better off just upgrading the system to a cheap Core 2 on socket 775. That would probably triple the performance.
My computer is unable to start when I press on the power button. When I press on the power button, everything doesn't run except for the processor fan and the power supply fan which only run for 1 second then it stops. It seems like there is no power connected to the system.
Even I have tried a new power supply, it does the same thing. When I look at the motherboard, a green light is on. This is confusing me because if there is no power connection, the green light on the motherboard can't be on. But if there is connection, then why system doesn't run.
I am suspecting either the processor or the motherboad has gone. But I am not sure at all. Your helps is highly appreciate. Thanks you so much.
Gateway 500SE Desktop PC
Window XP Pro
My husband Processor bad tell is Motherboard How or if to was messing with my computer and now it isn t working He was trying to put it into a new dell xps case It is How to tell if Motherboard or Processor is bad a dell xps with this motherboard http support dell com How to tell if Motherboard or Processor is bad support edocs systems dimxps en sm techov htm and a intel processor When I turn the power on it seems to be running but the power light is amber and none of the lights on the back abcd are on The fans run the hard drive is spinning he tested the video card in his computer and it works the monitor is fine there is a light lit on the motherboard It doesn t have a fan on the processor I have seen that a defective fan is a problem sometimes He put everything back into the old case and it still did the same thing Also tried different RAM My husband who builds his own computers believes that it is the motherboard or the processor Now he wants to buy a new processor first and go from there I would like to find out if there is any way to test these without buying them first I don t know a whole lot about these thing but I figure that there has to be some way to do this Thank you for any help nbsp
Hi so I did something rely stupid last week you see I vacuumed out my computer so when I plugged it in and turned it on everything powers on correctly but the screen dose not come on or wake up so I assumed it was my graphics card so I popped another Motherboard or Processor? New video card in an ATI Card and it worked so the just to make sure it was the video card I popped the old one back in and it was dead so I replaced it with my working one and now it dose not work so I assumed that somehow fried my working video card New Motherboard or Processor? and that was New Motherboard or Processor? not the end of the world because I wanted a new card anyways so I bought a MB GeForce GT and popped it in and it dose not work so it looks like my other video cards are fine and I eliminated the video card being the problem so then to troubleshoot things further I removed the Hard Drive and the Optical New Motherboard or Processor? Drive from the computer so when I tried powering it on I still had the same problem so then I tried taking out the ram and that did not work so then I tried putting it back in one stick at a time with no success and the last thing I tried was going over all the wiring and making sure it was all seated properly again no success So anyway I have eliminated the Video Card Hard Drive Optical Drive Ram and Wiring so that leaves the Processor and Motherboard so I am wandering witch one it is and just to let you know I have tried another monitor with no success And all the fans start spinning when I power it up and it makes all the little beeps it would normally make BUT IF I HAVE A KEYBOARD OR MOUSE PLUGGED INTO IN THE LIGHTS ON THEM DO NOT COME ON I would think if the motherboard was bad the monitor would still get a signal but I have been wrong before And the thing that creeps me out the most is how after I vacuumed it out I was able to get it running once with the ATI card and the the next time I tried it did not work Here is my setup Asus P W DH Deluxe GB x GB DDR GB HD Philips Optical Drive Q Intel Core Quad Processor Basically I want to know weather a new Motherboard will be a guarantied fix Thanks nbsp
Hi every one im newbie here i got a question for you guys if you could help me please
Ok i got a gigabyte GA-M51GM-S2G here is the link:http://www.gigabyte.bz/Products/Motherboard/Products_Overview.aspx?ProductID=2281 ... Could you take a look at it and tell me if my board will support this processor please: AMD ATHLON 64 7750 X2 PROCESSOR, BLACK EDITION, AM2, could you get back to me soon as possible thanks for everithing.
I need help!!!i am having problems getting my operating system to run!when i power it on, atimes,it gets stuck in the press f12 for boot menu or del for setup display..and when i click on f12 of del key, i just get a beeping sound from the motherboard..
sometimes, i get a stretched beeped sound when it powers on, or jumbled digits displayed in the monitor..in all, the OS does not come on..
i only just added a 2nd hard disk and left it hanging for days while trying to get it formatted and OS installed...
can any one tell me what is destroyed or faulty if any...
read : http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic60398.html
I recently bought a ecs motherboard X58-A2 and installed a Intel i7- 920 processor with 6GB of Crucial DDR3 PC-8500 ram. Installed windows 7 and it booted up fine, but it apears to be extremely slow, my dell duo core far surpasses this thing. Now I have been trying to update the BIOS and when I restart to install the update, it takes a good 15-20 minutes to install windows, and then it goes to a black screen with the mouse curser as the only thing on the screen. What is going on..... is this a bad processor, memory, HHD, or MOBO.Can some one please help.
First of all double check that everything is installed correctly, e.g. the heatsink in on properly, RAM modules are pressed in firmly, all the cables are plugged in and have a browse through the motherboard's manual because tbh I've never really heard of ECS.
You could also try booting with another hard drive if you have one, if that's from your old computer then maybe it's dying.
Out of interest did you fresh install a copy of Windows 7 and how did you go about updating the BIOS?
Hi guys... I am trying to do a clean install of Windows7 and after install began a window came up saying : Windows cannot install required files. Make sure all files required for installation are available and restart the installation.
My PC is a COMPAQ Presario 5700F, prebuilt, Windows7 .
How/where do I find the required files and such?
Thanx for your help.
Hi and Welcome to TSF!
How are you going about installing Windows? Vis USB, CD, or a recovery partition?
Where did you get the copy of Windows?
How far into the installation does it get?
I have a Study Guide with questions in Microsoft Works Word Processor and I wanted to fill in the answers in a different font and color. But every time I click the question I want to answer, it automatically changes to the font and color of the question. So I have to type the answers and then highlight it and change the font and color manually. I have a ton of questions to answer and it is getting to be really time consuming to have to go back and change them all manually. Is there a way to set the font and color to be locked and never change even if I click a word or line that has a different font and color?
Just like Word, each area can have its own font and other settings.
You are going to have to put up with this, as the author did not set up the study guide to be used in this manner.
Could anyone show me the steps of changing cpu processor in Acer Aspire 5750-6493?
Hello,I recently acquired a z600 with a quad core Intel Xeon E550 and I would like to know if it is possible/desirable to put my old z400 two quad core Intel Xeon W3550.I checked and both use socket b type soo I'd assume I should have a problem but as hardware is outside of my knowledge base I wanted to ask =)Thank you in advance
Hi, The z600 series of workstations support Intel Xeon Processor X5570 QC 2.93 GHz, 95W, 8M cache, 6.40GT/s QPI, DDR3 1333 MHz, HT, TurboIntel Xeon Processor X5560 QC 2.80 GHz, 95W, 8M cache, 6.40GT/s QPI, DDR3 1333 MHz, HT, TurboIntel Xeon Processor X5550 QC 2.66 GHz, 95W, 8M cache, 6.40GT/s QPI, DDR3 1333 MHz, HT, TurboIntel Xeon Processor E5540 QC 2.53 GHz, 80W, 8M cache, 5.86GT/s QPI, DDR3 1066 MHz, HT, TurboIntel Xeon Processor E5530 QC 2.40 GHz, 80W, 8M cache, 5.86GT/s QPI, DDR3 1066 MHz, HT, TurboIntel Xeon Processor E5520 QC 2.26 GHz, 80W, 8M cache, 5.86GT/s QPI, DDR3 1066 MHz, HT, TurboIntel Xeon Processor E5506 QC 2.13 GHz, 80W, 4M cache, 4.80GT/s QPI, DDR3 800 MHzIntel Xeon Processor E5504 QC 2.00 GHz, 80W, 4M cache, 4.80GT/s QPI, DDR3 800 MHzLooks like they support CPU's with 80W to 95W. The Intel Xeon W3550 has TDP 130W . http://ark.intel.com/products/39720/Intel-Xeon-Processor-W3550-8M-Cache-3_06-GHz-4_80-GTs-Intel-QPI I don't think this is going to work. Regards.http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Business-PCs-Workstations-and-Point-of-Sale-Systems/Changing-my-z600-processor-to-my-z400-processors-CPU-upgrade/td-p/5854559
Do you have to update or change the Motherboard to update the processor?
I have a Pentium 4 processor 548, 3.33GHz, 1MB L2 cache, 533MHz front side bus. Can one "Plug and Play" so to speak with an updated processor to the same Motherboard?
Your CPU socket is PPGA478, P4 is the highest CPU this socket will support.
Even with LGA775 CPU socket, unless you had a motherboard that would support quad core, there would be little reason to upgrade over a complete system replacement.
In answer to your question to "Plug and Play", yes and no. Yes CPU's are basically plug and play, and No the motherboard must support the CPU first.
Hi me again. i did something similar to this but thats not why im here. CAN A SOCKET 775 PROCESSOR work on a SOCKET 478 MOBO.
I cant find no answers to this question on google.
i need a dual core processor like this Celeron E3200 Dual-Core 2.4GHz. BUT its 775. WILL IT WORK ON MY 478 cheers. OR is there any 478 dual cores out there?
Simple answer... NO. Even if the number of contacts on the processors were the same (they aren't), it wouldn't work because the pins are on the processor for the skt 478 m/b whereas for the 775 processor the pins are in the socket.http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/284409-lga775-processor-478-motherboard.html
I would like to buy a faster processor but motherboard only supports a 1066 FSB. Intel's compatibly page only seems to list discontinued processor models. The E7500 seems to be fastest processor currently available with a 1066 FSB. How does it compare with older Q6700?
Please let me know if there are any other compatible processors I should consider.
Core Duo E6600 (2.4)
I think 65nm technology is as far as you can go with the 965 chipset, but I'm not certain.
This I do know, the E7500 is 45nm, and essentially a brand new release. Only boards bought within the last 6 months are likely compatible with it without a BIOS update.
http://processormatch.intel.com/CompDB/SearchResult.aspx?Boardname=dp965lt I saw the same compatibility page for your board that you did, and it looks like you're out of luck. The newest CPUs that will work are the E21XX Pentium Dual Cores, and they're not as good as what you have.
Other board manufacturers may have offered BIOS updates for CPU compatibility with this chipset beyond that of Intel, but that's sort of a moot point.
It's just a thought, but those Conroe C2Ds are notoriously good for overclocking, You might reverse your thinking and replace the board, not the CPU. I'm pretty sure that most P45 chipset boards are backwards compatible with your CPU. If your were to buy a Gigabyte or other non Intel board, the BIOS wouldn't be locked, and you could overclock the E6600.
Then, even if you blew it up, you could always run a 45nm CPU in the later board.
I'm the voice of absolutely no experience, but I think that 3.0 GHz should be easily doable with your processor. (Or so I've heard)
This is the CPU support list for a Gigabyte GA-EP45C-UD3R ; http://www.gigabyte.us/Support/Motherboard/CPUSupport_Model.aspx?ProductID=2954&ver=#anchor_os You CPU is listed. This board is a very popular model. Other Gigabyte P45 boards should support the same CPUs. The P45 is essentially the successor to the P965 chipset, hence the reason why I'm suggesting it, Your DDR2 would plug right in. Newegg has this in stock; http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...4 1070509908 107172615&name=Intel P43/P45/P55, for 90 bucks. (Some P45 boards take DDR3, you gotta watch).
INTEL BOXED PENTIUM III 1GHZ (1000MHZ) 133FSB 256K FCPGA RETAIL BOX
INTEL D815EPEA2U PENTIUM III FCPGA 133FSB ATX MOTHERBOARD RETAIL BOX WITH AUDIO
hi...im getting a motherboard off ebay..
what types of processor that is good for that...
can a Sempron 2300+ Socket 462 256KB L2 cache compatible on this??
I am thinkin of buying http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/INTEL-D41...aptopMotherboards_CPUs_CA&hash=item35c160f826
and I need to know if it will support my processor which is a core 2 duo E6550 and my G card which is a NVIDIA GT220 (old I know but does its job for what I need) and DDR 2 ram cards.
The board seems to be a P4 board. - Intel® Desktop Board - DQ963GS
However there does seem to be support for Core2 processros with BIOS updates. - Found 36 Compatible Processor(s) for Board "DQ965GF"
I am determined to run Medal of Honor: Allied Assault on my computer. My old video card did not have OpenGL capability, so I bought and installed an ATI Radeon 8500. Now I get video, but the game is unplayably slow. The reason: 300 MHz is all I've got.
I'd like to increase my speed to at least 700 MHz but I don't know squat about how to do that. Do I need a new motherboard? CPU? Are those two different things? Anyway, here's what I have:
AMD K6-2 MMX 3DNow!
300 MHz (used to be fast)
128 MB RAM
Thanks for any suggestions.
I just bought a dual processor mother board but when i went to plug the power in to it both power plugs into the motherboard from the power supply are 4 prongs short. Is there an adapter for this or what should I do?
What have you upgraded to CPU and motherboard wise?? You should get at least a 500W PSU for a dualie.
So about months ago I thought I was smart or PC new motherboard/processor crash with something and tried to overclock my processor through the BIOS Fried it of course Took it into CompUSA to see what kind PC crash with new motherboard/processor of damage I did and the processor motherboard were both fried and needed to be replaced So they did that Athlon MSI K board But then the system crashed or reset when I brought it home Reinstalled windows to no effect Took it back to Compusa twice where they could not get the system to crash reset no matter how hard they tried So they say I ve tried different monitors power cords rooms in the house without the surge protector reformatted the hard drive and started with a fresh copy of windows all to the same effect Ran Norton s virus check updated windows defender and spybot When it crashes the monitor goes black but the fans in the CPU are still running Turning the monitor on and off will only show a message no signal to monitor Moving the PC into the basement where it s much cooler where I have my old PC running just fine along with the wireless router seems to help but it still crashes I m thinking graphics card but maybe the RAM Maybe the power supply Or the new motherboard processor No idea really nbsp
Connections? What happens if you slightly wiggle the video card or RAM while the computer is on?
I had problems with my Slot 1 P2 : it was the processor, RAM AND every cards... (Cheap mobos suck, but your MSI should be OK) Oh, and I was almost forgetting, the ATX connector too...
I have a Pentium III processor rated at 1.1 gig and a motherboard that supports up to 800 megahertz for the P III . Are they compatable? Rick
Hi I am very new to this kind of thing and my pc skills are limited here goes i took my sons pc to a computer fair yesterday Need Reinstall New Xp? Motherboard To Processor And for new graphics card as it was playing up As it had old motherboard etc i was told upgrading with new motherboard and processor would be necessary as it was on its New Motherboard And Processor Need To Reinstall Xp? way out we did this and also had a new case with him using what bits he could from old pc and when he finally put them in he told me i d need to reinstall windows and then the driver disc for motherboard i have tried to do it this morning setting pc to boot from cd drive as primary and hdd as secondary When i restart it wont boot up from disc jus makes sounds as tho the drive is workingetc if i dont select anything it will reboot and the message says cannot load windows missing dll for kernel or something like that I have called the guy who did it but he wants me to pay him as he says that as he had to remove hdd from old case to new one i need to reformat the drive and to select first boot as cd and second as hdd i have done this but i get a blank screen with flashing cursor and cannot enter anything and xp cd still does not boot up is it me am i doing something wrong as i cannot get the xp disc to load automatically or has he done New Motherboard And Processor Need To Reinstall Xp? something wrong with installing new bits its my sons pc and he breaks up for xmas today and he will do my head in if i cant get it to work as hes an avid wow player hope i New Motherboard And Processor Need To Reinstall Xp? made sense if i missed any details let me know thanks in advance
The easiest test here would be to download a bootable CD of some sort on another PC - and then try it in the CD drive on this PC. That will tell you if it's the CD or the drive itself.Here's a link to a free memory tester that can be burnt to a CD and will boot from itself: http://www.memtest86.com/Then, here's a free tool to burn the ISO file to the CD: http://www.silentnight2004.com/microburner.htmlYou'll have to select the ISO CD/DVD option to burn the CD - otherwise it won't be bootable.http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/75711/new-motherboard-and-processor-need-to-reinstall-xp/
Hi I want to upgrade my cpu and my motherboard. I will go with the i5-3570k and maybe the GIGABYTE GA-Z77-D3H. I'm not planning to need SLI/Crossfire and I won't do any extreme overclocking. I have 1 ssd + 2 HD and I will probably add 1-2 hd in some times. I'm also going to buy a 660 ti and change my psu in a 2-3 months.
$356.98 + $8.54 + $18.28 = total: $383.80
This is the less expensive that I have found. So if you think that I could do a better deal please share it with me. I'm from canada so I can't buy on US site.
Thanks and sorry for my poor english
These choices look good...
I am going to buy a new intel based pc.
First of all I want to know which motherboard should I buy?
I.E Via chipset or Intel Original or any other with specification with supported processor.
I am going for 1GB stick (DDR2).Is it preferable to do so or should I use two 512 sticks.
I am totally unaware about cabinet.Which cabinet should I choose?
Thnx in advance.
What's your budget? What's the primary use for the PC?
Have you reviewed the buyers guides on techspot?
I have a Hp xw8000 workstation that came preloaded with Windows xp Pro 32 bit OS and as far as I know a 32 bit processor is the most my motherboard can handle. Thus bring me to my question does anyone know if it is possible for me to get a 64 bit processor to run on the stock motherboard and if not is there a motherboard that would be a good substitute? The only exception is that there must be at least one AGP 4x slot and 6 RAM slots. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
I am going to replace my present MB with a new Gigabyte GA-7ZXE. It has the same chipset as my present board..I will use my memory and drives whicch are compatable with the new board. Will I have to reformat and reload Win98se or will I be able to just "plug in" everything and go?
PS; this is not the signatue of machine in question.
K8mc5ig motherboard can any help me with drivers for this board
not sure if ita asus or epox board
nvida chipset vga,sound,lan,usb, etc thanks in advance
ok here's the thing... I am slowly upgrading my computer as I get the money. I was going to buy a new motherboard and a new processor, but at the moment I do not have the money to buy both so I am planning to go ahead and buy the new motherboard and wait on the processor. At the moment I have a pentium 4 2.4 ghz processor. I wanted to know if that processor is compatible with the asus a8n-sli socket 939 motherboard that I want to get.
Thanks for the help.
if they are not compatible could you suggest a good motherboard that later on I could use with a higher end athlon processor and that works for the pentium 4?
Hi, I want to update my system. Im hoping to get a new motherboard, processor, and ram. im hoping for the ram to be 2048mb and the processor to be around 2.4ghz. also if the videocard could be agp on the motherboard that would be great, because i have an atx x800 xt and just got it a while back and it was very expensive, but if i need to replace that i could just sell it on ebay. i posted some screen shots at the bottem (from cpuz) so you can see evry detail about my pc. thanks so much -Nick
you have another post stating that you want to get another socket-754 processor for you existing motherboard.
now this post states that you want to get a new mobo too?
honestly I would not suggest getting another processor for a socket-754 system because it will still be bottlenecked by the slower hypertransport bus and single channel ram.
if you still want to use your AGP card and still have the ability to uprade to PCI-E in the future, consider this mobo I used it myself until a month ago and it worked great. and it has gotten very good reviews. it also lets you upgrade to AM2 when it eventually is worth it to do so (i.e. K8L)
Hey guys, im currently in the middle of looking for a decent motherboard and processor bundle ideally for gaming, with about ?230 to spend..Would anybody be able to help me..ive searched amazon.co.uk a few times and found a few things but i aint too sure which would be good for gaming..
*ADMI* AMD Trinity A10 5800K 3.8Ghz - ASRock FM2A75 PRO4 Motherboard - 16GB DDR3 Memory Bundle ***PRE-ASSEMBLED & TESTED by ADMI***: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories
AMD Bulldozer FX-4170 Quad Core 4.2GHz - Asus M5A78L-M USB3 HDMI Motherboard - 16GB (4x4GB) DDR3 Memory Bundle: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories
Or if anybody else could post a link to a decent one for under ?230 id be muchly appreciated!
What are you doing for a graphics card?
I'm unfamiliar with the capabilities of the graphics of the A10-5800k, but I doubt that they're great for gaming.
I've just put in an Asrock motherboard with an AMD Duron 1.8 GHZ CPU. I cant seem to get the front panel controls to work, when I put the power lead in the computer comes on straight away. It makes a hissing noise and there is a red light on the front of tower, no picture shows.
Came on once, not sure changes made, however tower was on the side and when I turned it upright, it cut out.
Any ideas? Cheers
What is the make of your Asrock board?
I m a college student I came back Overheated... Processor/Motherboard to my room yesterday and my computer that I built had frozen I restarted it Processor/Motherboard Overheated... and when it came back on it gave me the good ol siren noise and wouldn t boot up or post My motherboard is an nFORCE EP- RDA EPOX When it starts it gives me a P message on the little light screen I m not sure what that means and I don t have my manual to check I m assuming something is fried Either the motherboard or the processor If anyone knows for sure I d love to know Here s my question Do you think I need a new one or is there something I can do to fix this If I do need to buy a new motherboard and or processor I want to be able to use all of my old stuff I can post all of that if you need it to give me recommendations Thanks nbsp