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Faulty Mobo or CPU need advice before I buy

Q: Faulty Mobo or CPU need advice before I buy

Hi guys I need a bit of advice I have been working with PCs for several years now and some of that in a hardware support role but this one has stumped me I have a Athlon MSI KT Ultra Mobo W PSU Gb RAM Gb Hard Disk Geforce and Soundblaster Live and the advice buy I need Mobo or Faulty before CPU usual otehr PC Gubbins I built the machine about months ago and everything was fine However two problems have started to show Faulty Mobo or CPU need advice before I buy The first is that I started to get IRQ NOT LESS THAN OR EQUAL errors with the obvious BSOD that goes with it this happened during gameplay sometimes but always on shutdown or if I booted from the Win XP CD I found that if I downclocked the FSB to MHz making my CPU a then it all works ok So I figured it must be the RAM so I changed it but the same errors started when I bumped the FSB back up to MHz I have also since tried removing and or changing every component but no diffrence I did however read that MSI has problems with the AGP port and the FSB when running at MHz so I therefore think it must be the mobo To confirm this I started getting a keyboard or mouse is not connected error on boot so I had to restart it to get past the POST screen again I thought Mobo but I changed the PSU back to the one that came with the case and that error dissapeared but again couldnt run the FSB at MHz So in conclusion should I get a new Mobo or CPU or what do you guys think Cheers Magnus nbsp

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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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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:Advice required for mobo update or mobo replacement

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putting this way,half a year ago when i took my cpu back to the shop for servicing - they claimed that there was something wrong with my mobo and have to sent back to factory for warrenty (repairing) and till today i m doubt something wrong with it after getting back from them....

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: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
Open each small square with + in it on the section the components are in and then click on the individual component/s (it will highlight in blue) - in the right hand side will appear all sorts of details including brands speeds and other essential info that particular device. See pic for example.

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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A:Faulty P67 mobo exchange and Windows reinstall

just conect every thing up and try it... w7 might boot up ok or you might have to reinstall
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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.

Just a little info for you
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A:Solved: I need advice on replacing faulty RAM stick

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

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A:Mobo advice

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A:new mobo advice

First link no worky. It goes to your basket, not the motherboard.
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A:939 Mobo Advice

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A:Need advice on mobo

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A:HELP need advice on which mobo to get?

Here is the advice I gave a couple of thread down; just in case you missed:
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A:need some advice on new mobo

You can transfer the processor to the new board. But the memory might not work, both boards support DDR2 but the HP board may be using 400Mhz memory or 533Mhz memory. If its using the 400Mhz then it appears you can't use it on the new P5ND2-SLI Deluxe board as it only lists 533 higher speeds.

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A:need advice CPU/MOBO/RAM

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Quote: Originally Posted by emmett82

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Just check your RAM is on the QVL for your new board, rest will be fine.
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Question about memory voltage

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the first bein the more expensive board:

and the other one:

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Your MoBo has the following Specs for the CPU

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I've got 8 gigs of the same ram running at 1066 on my P5Q Deluxe, don't see why 4 wouldn't run just fine for you on the P5Q Pro.

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If I were buying a new system, I'd hold off a few weeks to learn more about these new ATI cards first.

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^ i gots a EVGA nForce 680i SE SLI 775 TR Version

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DCBNSB said:

My system upon Start up burnt out.
we had no Spikes or power outages in my area during the day. i did not have a PSU installed and this may have led to the problem. when i started my computer the mother board simply burnt out. when i connected the power supply the blue LED came on to tell me that the board was getting power and when i pressed the power button the LED's in my fans flashed and stoped. Then i knowticed an orange LED turned on after the power up failed. Also i smelled burning like electrical burning..... anyone gots any ideas before i submit my RMA.

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122-CK-NF63-TRClick to expand...

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It would help no end if you could write intelligible English.

You don't say what your old motherboard is.

The new motherboard probably has a new 24-pin power connector instead of the old 20-pin connector.

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Most likely you can mix the Mushkin and Corsair, but you'd have to actually try it to confirm.

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A:Installing New Mobo/CPU - Windows 7 Advice Needed

Quote: Originally Posted by STLYoungblood

Hey guys - new to the boards but hope you can help!

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You can check their site and the software at;


PS: I know there are other methods out there, but, as I stated, this is what I would use. One thing I cannot state is what will happen with your OEM copy of the program. When I was working with Zenith, we always made sure the OS was a fully licensed copy.
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A:I need advice on updating my mobo chipset drivers.

find the exact model board you have on the motherboard maker's site. Download ONLY those drivers. Often, if you do a manual windows update and select hardware updates, it MAY update those drivers. But to be sure, go to the Asus website.

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A:Good place to get advice on mobo, case, etc.?

Our sister/brother site PC Help Forum has a lot of knowledgeable people and some of them/us are here too.
Some advice for a start, Since you already set what you need computer for, set the budget too, at least within some boundaries and be prepared to hear a lot of Intel vs. AMD and Nvidia vs. AMD arguments.
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A:Need Mobo Advice for Non-OCing, Non-Gaming System

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