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Q: faulty motherboards

Does anyone know anything about motherboard repairs.? As I have two faulty motherboards (both from year old Emachines). I think there is a problem somewhere around the power connection area and I wonder if it is possible or worth while trying to ahve them repaired?

If you have any info, please let me know.


David Silvester

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A: faulty motherboards

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

for the price you would pay to have them repaired, you could buy a much better quality mobo than the crap that emachines uses just to have them fail again
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A:2 Bad Motherboards in a row?!

Check to make sure everything is grounded. Also, it could possibly be a bios problem?

Try taking everything out of the case and lying it on a anti-static bag, like the one your mobo prob came in. Then start it up and see what happens.
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A:P4 MotherBoards

Suggest you look at the mobos listed here -

Click on each to get full specs. It would perhaps be advisable to choose one with Hyper Threading capability as this will increase the shelf life of your future setup, also the new 800 Mhz Front Side Bus in preference to the previous 533 Mhz. Though of course you would still be paying a premium for the privilege of having these as is always the case with 'top of the range' technology.

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A:Is it Possible to use Two Motherboards?

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A:2 Motherboards

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A:P4 Motherboards

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A:Motherboards, can anyone help?

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I don't believe I am familiar with a socket 755 board

Are you looking for a socket 775 board for Intel processors or a socket 754 board for AMD processors?
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Socket. Determines which processors you can use.
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Your Windows disc will of course work with an SSD, upgrading hardware such as RAM and a hard drive are normal upgrades. If you have any any trouble with Windows Activation simply call the number on the screen and they will activate it over the phone in a few minutes.

Your motherboard should work with an SSD, however since it's an older SATA II motherboard any new SATA III SSD will be limited by the motherboard but it'll still be much faster then any mechanical hard drive.

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They don't affect much unless you're doing more than the standard CPU and single graphics card. Pretty much all mobos have 2x RAM slots, SATA3, and PCIe 2.0 x16 at minimum.
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A:CPU and motherboards

The CPU has to be installed in a motherboard that accepts the processor type. If you are sure that the test motherboard was compatible with this suspect CPU, yes the CPU and motherboard may both be damaged
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A:Motherboards - Is USB 3.0 Available on Any?

Google shows a few ,heres one link :-

also just found this ,looking to see if mine had dont....
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A:Sli motherboards ?

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A:Switching Motherboards

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I have an Epox mobo and its great for gaming. No problems whatsoever. The place I bought it from ( reccommend them highly as they are good for bang for buck.
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thanks again.

A:Are all motherboards the same for P4 or AMD TBIRD$?

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A:Swapping motherboards

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A:New Motherboards & WindowsXP

Good Evening kingmatt, with W-98 and those systems you could reasonably manage to do a transplant and the thing would usually reorganise itself.
With W-XP things are a bit different, we recently had a magazine article on this same problem here in Australia (The APC) which laid out the various procedures required and gave the impression that it was not a major problem.
The procedure more or less folowed a ghosting kind of action and then doing a repair with the windows CD.
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So trying to repair a W-XP SP-2 status system with a W-XP SP-1 disk is not possible.

Personally, rather than get involved learning hindsight the hard way, I always do a clean load of the respective system.
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Others will have different ideas.

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41T0116 ?????
That isn't a good number.  Please recheck
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My Website
[email protected]

A:New motherboards and chips

This is my favorite place much better then Toms IMO Anandtech

Check out some of the newer Durons that AMD has to offer. You can also read their Forums. The general hardware forum always has the best info on the latest stuff.

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