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Is my mobo now faulty?

Q: Is my mobo now faulty?

I upgraded my PC and used my old components to build another PC in an old case I have Everything seemed mobo now my Is faulty? to be fine up to the point where all of a sudden my LAN controller disappeared from Windows No Is my mobo now faulty? lights are flashing on Is my mobo now faulty? the port whether it's booting up or in Windows itself As a temporary measure I installed a wireless dongle which works but after about minute into booting Windows it disappears with the usual message about the USB port being able to perform faster etc The dongle eventually comes back to life In fact I also get this with any USB device I have installed the latest drivers although can no longer with the LAN controller as it can't find it anymore I tried to reinstall the OS via USB flash drive but states a system disk error instead although this drive works fine on other PCs Not only that the monitor shows only half the screen when booting into the BIOS It does show the full screen after resetting the CMOS but reverts back to shite after a reboot Is there anything else I can try before I give it the last rites I've got a feeling I must have shorted something against the case or it had a spazzy fit when it realised it was no longer my main PC Thanks very much and hope you can help
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OS: xp sp 3
mobo: epox 8rda
cpu: athlon(barton core) 2.5ghz
memory: 1gb
hd: 160gb maxtor
psu: 450wt

I tried to turn on the pc and it starts up and is on for about 3-5 seconds then just goes dead. The screen doesn't display anything throughout this time. I have checked the hd on a seperate pc and that is not the problem. It keeps going through this process everytime i try and turn it on, on for a couple of seconds then just switches off. it was running smooth before this happened, no probs at all.

i thought it mite be a faulty heatsink that triggers the failsafe on the cpu and causes it to turn off b4 it burns out. however, i don't won't to buy a new one only 2 realise its something else. any suggestions...



A:Faulty mobo, heatsink or PSU??

Heatsinks can't be faulty since they are a chunk of metal, but they can be installed backward or the latches that hold them can break off or the fans can fail.

I'd try another power supply after making sure the heatsink hasn't come loose.
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A:Faulty Mobo or CPU need advice before I buy

that IRQL thing is supposed to be a IRQ conflict issue, or that you have bad drivers or hardware. I got a similar screen on my DFI Lanparty Ultra II A and it went away after disabling all onboard devices and doing a clean reinstall. after the reinstall, i enabled everything that i use again, and it detected it fine and runs great.

I'm not sure how your hard drive is configured, or if you have capability of backing up your data and the patience to do so, but if you could, i would reinstall. Maybe someone else has a more immediate fix, i'm not sure...

did you update your bios to the latest revision?
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A:No audio - Faulty mobo ?

What type of speaker setup are you using? How is this setup hooked up? Does the speaker system have an independent volume control if so is it turned on and all the way up?
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A:Faulty P67 mobo exchange and Windows reinstall

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A:Fans are spinning but no display.Mobo faulty?

Hello Poli I know you have checked out the PSU but please do this in my little ditty and post back a pic of the PSU voltage rails
Using HW Info
You can test the volts on the PSU with HW Info HWiNFO, HWiNFO32/64 - Download < download the right bit version and close the right hand window select Sensors and scroll down to the power section where you will see what the volts are doing see my pic. In my pic the section (Nuvoton) with VBATT is a dead give away you are in the section for the rail voltages. There are other section titles and one that pops up often is ITE
Now the voltage on the different rails have to be within 5% =+/- of what is required or the machine will not work properly if at all.
See this for the rail voltage info,3061.html (Section 2.)
The original right hand window shows the machine running and is handy for that but for looking at the components in some detail close it and use the main left hand side panel
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Use PART A: and as an option you can use a digital multimeter and test the volts on the 24 pin board plug see this for the colour codes (scroll to the bottom) use the black lead to any black cable the red lead to the different rails.

Also the board is relatively old too mate so don't be surprised if it has or is going south.
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is there any software or programe to check the mobo or graphic card's condition?


edit: i think i put in a wrong section and if it is, i m really sorry coz i m just new to here

A:how to check faulty mobo & graphic card?

You can test RAM with memtest 86+
A motherboard is difficult to diagnose at home. If something isn't working and you suspect hardware, you swap parts until you isolate the broken item.
What did they say was wrong?

Please don't apologize when posting - it's annoying.
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A:a mobo that automatically overclocks? or just a faulty Temp Gauge

Well, that thread did say that the mobo has temp sensor problems.

btw, I don't think its possible to get your heatsink to below room temp . It is just physically impossible. The reason why it feels that way is because metal is a much better heat conductor than air, and therefore is conducting away your body heat faster than the air around you, thus feeling colder.

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A:5870 No boot, fan full speed - kinda works on other mobo - faulty card?

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A:BSOD 116 faulty graphics card or faulty drivers?

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

check and recheck the connections on the board, if unsuccessful, make sure you haven t short-circuited the mobo, ...
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A:Mobo not detecting HDMI? - ATI Radeon HD 4250 onboard ASUS mobo

It's plausible that your HDMI port on your MOBO is dead. Is it possible to obtain a GPU and try it's HDMI port?
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Describe "I keep getting back to nothing" in more detail.
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What type of internet connection do you have?

Post your numbers form here:
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Boot from a floppy with CD support. Does it work then?

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A:Faulty CPU ?

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Is your computer slow at restarting?
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A:Faulty cpu?

It sounds like you may have dislodged/bumped the heatsink. I would suggest reseating it with some good thermal paste.
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A:Faulty PSU?

Please download MiniToolBox , save it to your desktop and run it.
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
List last 10 Event Viewer log
List Installed Programs
List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
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A:Faulty RAM?

Are you having trouble with your keyboard, or is English not your first language?
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I made a discussion in a gaming forums and that his reply.
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A:Is my PSU faulty?

" id be angry "

LOL - you'll be even angrier if you don't and your sweet mobo gets gerfunkled.

Yes, that is TOO low on the 12v rail. Whether that reading is accurate or not is another question. Getting a measurement off of a 12v fan lead might verify that if you have a tester available.
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A:Faulty GPU or MB?

Mostly when I have same sort of problems with my PC I run Hiren`s Boot CD when my computer starts up.
It has alot of test tools that can help you determine the problem, maybe try it out, see what you can uncover.
Hiren's Boot CD
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A:Faulty cpu or the mb?

Go back to the most basic setup you can imagine...
One memory module, one video connection, and a cd or a simple hard drive... or an external floppy drive with a Windows 98 disk.
Attempt a boot.
If no boot, change to the other memory module. Attempt another boot.

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Motherboards are pretty solid, and the Intell is one of the better ones. Processors rarely go out.
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A:Is my new RAM faulty?

I'd pick up one of these memory tests, install the memory as the only RAM in the system, and run them. Try moving the memory to different slots to see if the location affects the errors. ANY errors running these tests for any length of time is a problem.

Microsoft Memory Diagnostic

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If the drive is bad change it. They’re not that expensive and even name brand drive break, I've had brand new CD drives do the same thing worked five minutes ago then suddenly nothing, the tray open and closed but nothing else works, 9 of those drives where BTC's never buy any product that BTC makes they are all trash. *click here for a CD drive
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A:Faulty GPU or PSU?

Does your friend have a 500W PSU so they can test your GPU with their PSU? If they can test just the GPU, it might answer your question.

Actually 500W has head room, a 450W PSU might be enough to test for a week or so.
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welcome to tsg

are you running a p2p client such as kazaa? if so, you deleted the manditory adware that comes with kazaa, and im guessing it could cause system problems.
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Do a memtest
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This will help verify whether it's the sticks or the slots.
The memory test will help also.
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A:IE 6 Faulty

There needs to be a space between sfc and /scannow.
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Do you assign IP numbers on your network, or do you let the router do so?

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A:Faulty HDD?

Oh well, it's all academic now as I've got an RMA sorted, collection tomorrow and then replacement drive in a few days.

As it happens, it took ages for the WD diagnostics tool to read the drive and the estimated time went up and up and up to around 40 hours before it got past the bad bit. Now it's showing under 2 hours left.
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A:Faulty HDD? help


If you 'nudge' the tower and it continues, that might suggest a loose IDE connection.

Open the case and check that all cables are secured firmly.

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A:Another faulty CD-ROM

Things to check.....
Cables to the drive and motherboard are seated all the way in.
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A:Please Help with my Faulty XP Pro Installation.

1. Security Update For Microsoft XML Core Service 4.0 Service Pack2 (kb936181 or kb916281)
this is optional and not necessary

Go to Windows Update page, from there you can check your update history, block updates and download them
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Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer. Sorry for the delay the forums here at BC are alwaysvery busy and we do are best to keep up. If you no longer require any help could you let me no please, so this topic can be closed.My name is Syler, I will be helping you to solve your Malware issues. Whilst I am helping you, I wouldbe grateful if you would note the following: Please do not run other tools or scans unless I ask you to and follow all the steps I give you, in order.
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David Silvester

A:faulty motherboards

emachines are junk, don't bother having them repaired.

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A:Faulty Screen

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Hey I have recently been getting BSODs randomly At first I thought it was due to my Western Digital HDD going faulty but after buying a new quot SATA and removing the Western Digital one I am still getting BSODs Please help me figure out what is the cause of the BSOD thankyou in advance This is the crash log and PC specs let me know if any extra info is required Log Name System Source Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power Date PM Event ID Task Category Level Critical Keywords User SYSTEM Computer Lee-PC Description The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first This error could be caused if the system stopped responding crashed or lost power unexpectedly Event Xml lt Event xmlns quot http schemas microsoft com win events event quot gt lt System gt lt BSOD Faulty - HDD Provider Name quot Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power quot Guid quot C B A- - C -AC E- C D B quot gt lt EventID gt lt EventID gt lt Version gt lt Version gt lt Level gt lt Level gt lt Task gt lt Task gt lt Opcode gt lt Opcode gt lt Keywords gt x lt Keywords gt lt TimeCreated SystemTime quot - - T Z quot gt lt EventRecordID gt lt EventRecordID gt lt Correlation gt lt Execution ProcessID quot quot ThreadID quot quot gt lt Channel gt System lt Channel gt lt Computer gt Lee-PC lt Computer gt lt Security UserID quot S- - - quot gt lt System gt lt EventData gt lt Data Name quot BugcheckCode quot gt lt Data gt lt Data Name quot BugcheckParameter quot gt x lt Data gt lt Data Name quot BugcheckParameter quot gt x d lt Data gt lt Data Name quot BugcheckParameter quot gt x lt Data gt lt Data Name quot BugcheckParameter quot gt x lt Data gt lt Data Name quot SleepInProgress quot gt false BSOD - Faulty HDD lt Data gt lt Data Name quot PowerButtonTimestamp quot gt lt Data gt lt EventData gt lt Event gt

A:BSOD - Faulty HDD

Post your pc specs. [Make, model] cpu, psu, ram, mobo, hdd, operating system, Disable automatic restart on system failure and enable creation of memory dumps.
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I recently got a new Acer PC. It took me a couple of days to transfer across all the files from my old computer, as well as downloading some hefty applications I use: OpenOffice, iTunes etc.

Anyway, having done all this, the PC has started to crash a bit. Blue screen of death. Not every day, but a couple of times a week.

I guess it'll have to be returned, but I'm dreading having to set it all up again. Can I use either Windows backup or Acer eRecovery to make a complete image onto DVDs, including all applications, music files, settings & everything, so that when I get a working machine again I can just stick the discs in & be ready to go?


A:Backing up on faulty PC

Sadly, no. If you made a complete image, it would include everything from your computer -- including Windows itself, as well as whatever might be causing your computer to BSOD on you. I've seen a couple commercial packages that will back up specific applications and settings, but even then it's a bit of a crapshoot. Your best option is to reinstall everything yourself, as time consuming as that may be.

If you kept the installers from when you first downloaded the applications, you can at least save some download time.

Edit: Sorry, I misunderstood your post as wanting to reinstall Windows, not return the computer. Feel free to ignore me, and definitely follow Elvandil's advice.
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I appreciate the help!

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A:Which part is the faulty one?

OK, I am not understanding the following;
I just got a new motherboard (thinking that might be the problem) and put everything together perfectly and it turns on with lights and all fans running but now there's nothing on the screen at all. Click to expand...

Then this;
so I know for sure the temps aren't getting higher than 60Celsius in there. Click to expand...

If you cannot get a display with the new board, how can you know what the temps are?

Next have you read and followed the steps in the guide at the top of the page for problem builds?
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A:Faulty DVI connector?

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Hey guys ,
i need desperate help for my desktop.
My desktop always hang and the whole screen freezes or goes Black. Now , it is showing fuzzy lines and distorted display like the below image throughout startup screen , desktop and even bios!

I just changed my processor ,motherboard , power supply , and ram a month ago. Sometimes it's also not possible to restart the computer.(It shuts down properly but when restarting up , the bios does not even appears. I cant figure out the guess is that the vga card is faulty or the monitor has problem.Before i upgraded my desktop , everything is working fine.

My computer specs are:
Amd Phenom II x4 955 Black Edi.
Enermax NAXN 600W
Nvidia 9600 Gt (Palit)
2x Kingston KVR1333D3N9/4GB DDR3

Thanks in advance for advices. Thank you very much!
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When I try and view videos they randomly freeze. Sometimes it might run for 30 seconds and then freeze 15-45 seconds before starting up again. A 2 or 3 minute video might freeze 4-6 times before it finishes. This happens on most videos I try and view, however the video on the techguy site telling new members how the sie works did not suffer from any freezing.
Any help appreciated!!

Technical details:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 3.20GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 6 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2046 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7300 LE, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 301916 MB, Free - 241457 MB; J: Total - 46 MB, Free - 39 MB; O: Total - 3272 MB, Free - 460 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc. , 0FJ030, A00, ..CN708215BSX4GT.
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

A:Faulty Video

If possible check you cpu tempature... see wheather that is cause by CPU ... because for your system .... seems the video Decoding is handle by the CPU... and old P4 3.2Ghz is very hot.... may over 60 degree....
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A:are my ram slots faulty?

it may be the voltage in the bios needs changing - seen this quite often in the forum here
have a look