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Did I fry my CPU or mobo?

Question: Did I fry my CPU or mobo?

Well I never thought I would be making one of these threads! So to start off my specs:
Mobo: Asus z97-a
Cpu: Intel 4790k
Gpu: r9 290
Ram: 4x4gb 1600 rip jaws
So I was overclocking my CPU lastnight and accidentally set the voltage to 1.8 instead of 1.18. I didn't realize until I booted it back into bios and saw the temp at 88. Panic'd and turned it off immediately and reset bios. So after about 10 mins with the cmos battery out I tried to boot it to no avail so I decided to let it sit with the battery out over night.
Fast forward to today, still nothing. I have it bread boarded right now, found a speaker to plug into the board and it beeps (indicating a post?) goes straight into "preparing automatic repair" then it does it again a few times until it's just the Asus splash logo where it stays frozen. To clarify I have my mobo on a box with heat sink on, using onboard video and 1 stick of ram. My mobo has a mem test option built in and it seems the memory is fine. I've tried it with drives plugged in and everything unplugged from it and it's all the same result. I'm able to boot into bios just fine and it reads all the drives plugged in as well as the memory. Temps are like low 30's but it just won't boot past the post. It won't even boot from a bootable usb. Just freezes once it starts to load it. So my question to you guys is: is my CPU fried or is my mobo fried? What else can I try? I feel like I've tried everything and it's driving me nuts.
One other issue I forgot to mention is after taking out my CPU and checking for burn marks(which I didn't see any) I managed to bend a few pins on the mobo which I feel like I fixed well enough, regardless it's the same issues as I had before I even bent the pins. If appreciate any feedbacks or comments

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Answer: Did I fry my CPU or mobo?

So I tried a windows 7 install disk and the pc freezes about 4/5 of the way through windows loading files or just after its finished. It also won't automatically load the cd unless I go into bios first.

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Putting together a build for a friend, however, I believe the motherboard may have been damaged or was damaged upon my taking part in the build. I assembled the parts, a 430w thermaltake psu, an asus mobo, e5200 intel processor, western digital hard drive, 2 gigs of GSkill, ati hd 4850 gpu and an LG dvd drive.

Posted, gave an error message about cpu fan error, I google it, it seemed to be relatively harmless. While in the bios the computer's signal disappeared, I attempted a reboot to no avail. No error codes, cpu fan stopped spinning. Removed memory, no error code, removed 4850, no error code, case fan connected to the motherboard spins when powered on, motherboard shows green light, no signal detected,

I tested the processor in another rig, and it worked fine, and the cpu fan spun fine. Tested another power supply with said motherboard and the motherboard fan would not spin and it would not post, and no error codes. Is my motherboard dead? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Answer: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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This problem has the configuration listed in my system specs below, which have just changed recently. My OCZ Vertex 2 died, RMA'ed but sold, and replaced with the Transcend SSD720, 2.5" SATAIII 64GB. Also sold my GPU...

Now, trying to get everything back on track. I reinstalled my OS on the SSD, but I can't for the life of me get the HDMI working. When reinstalling, I knew it was normal for only my Dell CRT to show up via its VGA connection, but then the main ViewSonic HD monitor never came on. I finally realized it wasn't responding to anything. The ViewSonic HD monitor is the only thing plugged in right now, on both VGA & HDMI, but will only work on the VGA. It had been working fine before the OCZ SSD died. No VGA problems. The onboard ATI Radeon HD 4250 is fully updated and all the drivers are installed and updated to the best of my knowledge. There is an update for the BIOS on the ASUS website that I had never installed, ever, but the only change from before was the SSD so that should not matter. I've even made sure I installed the specific driver for the monitor from the disc it came with. I tried playing around in BIOS, and (for once) no matter what graphics device order I set, (i.e., IGPX-PCI-GPX-etc) it always reverted to the mobo's VGA. And obviously, Device Manager is showing no yellow question marks and is generally no help right now...

Again, there is NO longer a standalone GPU/video card in this system, just the ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3's onboard inter... Read more

Answer: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?
It could be your monitor as well, do you have access to anything else supporting HDMI and see if your monitor connects?

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The above link is to the HP specs for the machine. The mobo is overheating and yes, i've done all the reg maint stuff. Let's call it dead, bury it and buy a new bride. I did upgrade the video and sound last year but those devices should be good for a few more yrs. This pc is strictly for gaming, music and my embroidery machine software.

I have never replaced a motherboard (nor cpu) before though I've done all else. My concern is that in my eagerness to get this girl back up an running, I overshoot and choose a board that won't support the current devices. I'd love to replace the cpu right now too, but w/ 2 bdays and christmas coming, I can't afford it.

So help me, geniuses. What motherboards would support the pos Pentium D 820 (S) DC 2.8 GHz socket 775, but still allow me to celebrate my 42nd birthday with a new cpu (a quad? ohh ahhh) next april? I have searched and searched, and it's probably staring me in the face, but I can't figure out the mobos.

I'm guessing some of these would work, but again, brain doesn't work as well as it should and I just cant figure it out.

Thanks for your help.


Answer:Solved: Replacing ECS RC410-M mobo w/ Intel mobo - help pls.

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Does ATI cards conflict with this mobo?
ASUS A8V DELUXE Socket 939 VIA K8T800 Pro ATX AMD Motherboard
I heard there would be 'cause the mobo is a VIA. Is that true?
Should the mobo conflict with any of these below and forgive me for the video in a CPUs, Chipsets and Mobos board,
SAPPHIRE Radeon 9550 256MB 128-bit DDR AGP 4X/8X Video Card and or
ATI All-In-Wonder Radeon X800XT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 VIVO AGP 4X/8X

Answer:ASUS mobo in conflict with ATI cards? (reaschering the mobo)

Have you asked ati yet? Read what the mobo manufacturer has to say about it?

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Hi all,

I have a MSI k7 pro via kt 266a mobo with an athlon xp1600, served me well, however time has moved on.
1/ MSIs website states the max cpu my mobo can take is xp2100 (upgradeing cpu would be cheapest option). Does anyone know any different?

2/ There are some good "bargains" in mobos, as low as 80 bucks Australian, able to take an AMD 64 3200 , based on SIs chipsets. Of the chipsets available, eg, Sis , Via , nforce, are folk noticing any "real world" difference between them.

I occasionally edit and render video-rendering times not a key consideration and occasionally play Lomac and Il2 flight sims. Thats it. Apart from surf the net.

Your input appreciated. Thanks

Answer:Advice required for mobo update or mobo replacement

i just bought an ecs N2U400-A MB, i already had a couple xtra processors so i didnt need to get the combo, but if I had got the combo, i beleive it came with an athlon xp 2400+ for around $100 american. so far i am very happy with the quality and performance of this new board. BTW, it is an nFORCE2 board

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I am trying to put together a Server running for my home.

I have a two computers running socket 939 MOBOS and CPUs. I have enough pieces to put together another computer

Graphic card

Besides this old gear I have a special server case and RAID card. I tried to get the computer set up a while back and got errors from the MOBO. I made a half attempt to work it out but do not have the time or patience. I figured I would just buy another inexpensive 939 mobo and get it going. Based on the prices I am seeing for this mobo it has turned into a collectors item and worth more now than when they were cutting edge.

Should I just suck it up and pay $150 for a old MOBO or should I upgrade my home theater PC to a newer MOBO, with new Ram and CPU then take that mobo for the Server? That computer runs fine now with a 3800+ CPU, but a newer socket would allow me options for the future without paying a premium for old school technology. If you suggest a newer MOBO, I would appreciate suggestions on which MOBO and CPU for a Micro ATX case good for a HTPC.

BTW I am on the road more than at home so most of my work is done on a newer laptop.

Answer:Socket 939 Mobo or purchase a newer Mobo

You can do mobo/ 2GB RAM and a X2 AM2 for around $150, I would go that route.

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Howdy, I'm at my wits end here, and I was hoping one of you could point me in the direction of something else to try.

Working on friend's 2003ish eMachine (ick), because his motherboard chipset heatsink fell off. Used some thermal adhesive to stick the sucker back on, but when i hit the power button, nothing happens. However the motherboard led is on. So I pop in another working PSU that I had laying around, with the same thing happening.

At this point I figure the motherboard got fried, and ordered a no name gateway oem motherboard. I throw it in, and have the exact same issue. I try shorting the power pins to see if it was my power switch, and nada.

It might be that the processor was killed, but wouldn't the psu fan start up in that case? Or I ordered a dud motherboard with the same symptoms?

At this point I'm just not sure what step to take to resolve the problem. Any advice?

Answer:New Mobo LED green, PSU/Mobo fans won't spin

Run the motherboard outside the case with just CPU and memory installed. See if it starts. If not, the CPU could be fried or you have a defective motherboard. I hope you didn't use the old power supply with the replacement motherboard, if you did, you probably fried the 2nd motherboard

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I'm looking to upgrade my 32 bit Mobo Skt A, AGP and AMD Athlon 3000+ to 64bit Mobo Skt 754, AGP and AMD Athlon 64 (not decided which yet, money limitations). Now the questions;Do I need to backup, reformat and reinstall programs on the HD, or can I buy second HD and copy original to second, reformat original then copy back from second, reformat second.Will my current Windows XP allow me to change Mobo and Processor or will I need to purchase another copy of XP.

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Here is my mobo, will be here Thursday.

I want a Phenom II soon. I then started (after I purchased the motherboard first) got interested in getting an X3 and trying to see about unlocking the 4th core.

I have searched around and can find little information about anything other than Biostar and 790 chipsets unlocking the core.

If anyone has information that could help, it would be greatly appreciated.

Oh and if anyone here has this motherboard, how do you like it?

Answer:New Mobo, quick question (CPU/Mobo Related)

The motherboard looks pretty good... I am an Intel man though

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I have read several posts about issues with this already.

I had an ECS P4M800 Pro-M V 2.0 with a Pentium 4 2.88. I had a primary and secondary hard drive as well as a DVD RW on it. My brother-in-law originally build the computer some years ago. I got the dreaded call the other day, "Honey, the computer won't turn on."

DOA, fried MOBO. I ordered a Biostar A880 G + MOBO with integrated graphics, audio and LAN cards. Popped in an AMD Athlon 2 X 3 3.3G and two DDR 3 2G Ram sticks.

Fired that puppy up on my old hard drive. It ran through some system checks, and nada. I keep getting back to nothing.

I had a system backup set up to run, but the destination drive ended up being full, (without my realizing it) and now I'm up shit creek becuase the drive won't boot. I've got some important business stuff on that drive, which I know I can recover, but I would just like it to get up and run.

I have the install CD and it is a direct from Microsoft CD. Nothing specific to the old MOBO. What to do???? This was supposed to be my swan song. New computer and I was going to be rocking it out! zilcho.... Please help me out.

Answer:MOBO baked. Need to maintain 7 OS and files from HD on new MOBO

Describe "I keep getting back to nothing" in more detail.

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So which board do you think is better for a new computer build, mostly intended for gaming.

MSI PM8M3-V mobo - Pentium 4 / 3.4GHz [775]
Intel P4 64Bit 3.2Ghz + & LGA775 Via Dual Core Mobo

Basically is it worth losing 200Mhz to get a dual core system?

Answer:Which MB for a new Build, a 3.4 MOBO or 3.2 Dual Core MOBO

Not in my opinion. Most games (and other software) don't take advantage of Duo Core processors of any type, model or speed from what I have experienced with my 1 year old Toshiba Tecra A7 laptop, and what I have read in relation to gaming. :cry
I'm not a gamer. I don't mind being corrected on this, by Duo Core users. Bazza


rik_na said:

So which board do you think is better for a new computer build, mostly intended for gaming.

MSI PM8M3-V mobo - Pentium 4 / 3.4GHz [775]
Intel P4 64Bit 3.2Ghz + & LGA775 Via Dual Core Mobo

Basically is it worth losing 200Mhz to get a dual core system?Click to expand...


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I'm upgrading a computer and I'm having difficulties with loading. I am replacing just the mother board, processor chip, and the ram chip. I am re-using the hard drives, cd/dvd drives, and everything else.

I've upgraded from:
an AMD chip to a P4 3.0e w/ HT
an unknown AMD mobo to a DFI PS85-BL ver B1 mobo

I will be using 512 mb ddr 400 pc3200 kingston ram

I already called DFI and they said that I need to unistall the system drivers. Of course, I tried uninstalling all device drivers and then shut down and rebuilt computer. When I booted, the computer asked for safe mode or boot normally. No matter what I select, it automatically reboots.

Any ideas, instructions, or definite fixes?

Answer:Upgrade Issues. Upgrading from AMD mobo to P4 mobo.

Watching over Gotham City...hey it's dark out here

Why Do u Wanna Upgrade to Pentuim 4
Just Asking

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I have an eMachine desktop that Iam repairing for a friend,
we have come to the conclusion (from experience) that because it is dead
even when trying to turn it on that it has suffered from Capacitor Plague
(Perhaps in the PSU then damaging the MoBo)
A new PSU has been tried and it still doesn't work
WHAT Type of 'cheap' motherboard could I replace the current one with?
it has a Celeron processor so we will be looking to conserve that..
I was looking at this...
or (incase his CPU is socket 478)
will this one be compatible?
My friend just wants a cheap solution...
Ive recommended the new PSU / MoBo and extra RAM (at least another 256Mb to
bring it to 512)

any recommendations would be helpful....


Answer:What MoBo can I replace an eMachine MoBo with..?

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Hey guys, I am building my second system and am just wondering what mobo to get.

I don't full understand the advantages that a 64bit system will bring but I know that a dual processor will do wonders for my work flow (I have a 3D modeller who renders alot). I was just wondering if you know of a dual processor mobo which is also 64bit. That would be the best of both worlds in my opinion.

Any advice you can give would be great.

Answer:64 bit mobo vs dual processor mobo?

Any preferences between intel and AMD?

If you are going AMD, get a socket 939 motherboard with the nforce4 chipset, like this one for example:

Then pop a dual core, 64bit CPU in it:,,30_118_9485_13041,00.html

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Sorry I didnt read the guide of how to make a good post.

I have an Emachine for about 4yrs now. 2 weeks ago I turned it on and it turned right back off, I thought it was the power supply, but it wasnt. I took it to Best Buy, told me it was the motherboard. I dont want to spend money on another mother board since emachine sucks, I already spent $400 last year to get my cd drive fixed. U guys say an ATX motherboard is good and cheap, its way better than an emachine mobo. The problem is I dont know which ATX mobo(a good one) to get for my emachine. My emachine is a W350.

Please respond

Answer:Which ATX mobo should I get to replace with my emachine mobo

The tricky part of this is you will probably have to not only replace the motherboard, but also the power supply, processor and memory

Here's an example:

The power supply is old and you wouldn't want to damage a new motherboard would you. The old memory is DDR. The new board takes DDR2 memory. You may be able to use the old CPU or processor

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The HP ProDesk 400 G1 MS motherboard is bad.  It is a MS 7860 v1.2.    It has a special connector for the USB ports on the mobo.   Can somebody recommend a new mobo replacement? Thanks. Darryl

Answer:Replacement Mobo for MS 7860 v1.2 (bad mobo)

Just saw the schematic and the connector is the USB 3.0 mobo connector that combines two USB 3.0 ports.   What do you ask for on a new mobo? Thanks.

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I'm doing a clean install on a friend's comp. I get a MSI V-Class logo when I start up the computer. I need to find where to get the drivers for this mobo. The only number i see on the mobo are N1996. Was hoping that some1 could help figure out what drivers I need and where I might find them. I've done some searching on the web but only find the ones the try to charge you for the drivers and I'm not even sure if there the right ones. Also... Is there anyway to get rid of that MSI logo at the start of the system?Thks in advance for any help.

Answer:Looking for drivers for my mobo...but not sure what kind of mobo i have

Try here.....has a handy dandy tool too.

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Hi...I have a motherboard with a few bulging capacitors and the board is toast IMO...I saw somewhere that you can replace the capacitors though..So I was wondering is it better to get a new motherboard or replace the capacitors ?/ any info is appreciated...

Answer:Is it better to replace mobo capacitors or get new mobo ??

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I replaced the mobo on my Dell 5510. Purchased from Dell. Sticker on mobo says BIOS ver A05. About every other day I get blue screen and physical dump of memory. My system info says my BIOS ver is A07. How do I go about changing BIOS? Is it as simple as pulling battery for 15 seconds? Some have offered this suggestion but I get a little worried at "friends" advice.

Answer:Replaced MOBO on Dell 5510 BIOS sticker on MOBO says A05, system in still has BIOS of A07

Removing the battery won't change the BIOS version. You need to download the version you require from the Dell site. From Windows you "flash" the BIOS. Take your time preparing for this. If anything goes wrong you will wreck your motherboard.

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I installed a new motherboard, and it does not seem to be getting power. The green light is off.

When I first installed the motherboard, it was connected to the old power supply. When I would plug it in, I got a clicking noise, but nothing else. I figured since it was only a 250w psu, and motherboard manual states 400w+, I put in a 500w power supply. Now I get nothing. Not even clicking noises. The whole thing wont even run POST. Literally, nothing happens when I plug it in, or click the power button. Yes I tried the switch on the back of the power supply. It's active PFC.

I just installed a P5G41-M LX2 motherboard
I installed a 500w OCZ stealthxstream2 power supply

I already connected the 24 pin and the 4 pin power cables.

Can anyone please give me some advice? (to at least get the green light on)?

I would try a new processor or new ram, if this showed any signs of power going to the motherboard at all.

Answer:No mobo light, new PSU, new mobo

Well, I don't know about a motherboard that requires "400 Watts". I think that the CPU, and even more importantly, the graphics card combine to set the tone of how much power is likely to be drawn.

Moving along, the "clicking" you heard could be the PSU cutting out due to a short circuit. Check the board to case standoffs, and make certain every one you have in place, has solder lands under the screws. (These are intended to be grounded). If there is no solder land under a screw, remove that particular standoff. BTW did you hook up the ATX (4 pin) connector, the plug near the CPU, and did you connect the PCIE- 6 pin connector to the video card? (This assumes the card you're using needs one)

That bad news is that you may have damaged the board, if indeed it was a short.

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What is the difference between a regular old computer motherboard and a "server motherboard"? Are they faster? Do they have more ports?

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Been putting my pc together tonight (almost there) and came across a few probs!!!!

My front panel conectors (mobo)are bewildering me!!!! i plugged in the speaker, power switch and res switch but then i got stuck!!!!
In all there are 7 connectors remaining and seven pins for them but i dont know what goes where, the connectors for the case r labelled different to the mobo!!!
The seven connectors I have r:

The pins i have on the mobo are:seperated into two sections pwr led and front panel, in total i have 7 pins left, 3 pwr led and 4 front panel!

The front panel pins are:

ide activity light (+ and -)
and msg led/pwr/sleep led (+ and -)


the pwr led pins i dont know anything apart from there are 3 connectors!! Please help me!!!!

The link for my mobo is here:

Thats so u can get the manual!!!!

In addition to this I also have one tiny prob with the front audio pins there is a wire from the case for the front audio called mic bias, there was no pin for mic bias only mic in!!! so i plugged the mic in wire to the mic in pin and the mic bias wire to the ref pin as it had no use! Also ther is an firewire port on the front of the case, so i'm sure some these wires are firewire, i dont want to connect these coz my mobo dont support it!!!


Answer:front panel mobo connectors and front audio mobo connectors help!!!

your link is broken. assuming the manual is the same as this

are the USB connections. notice the A & the B those are sets that go on opposites rows. one row has 1 less pin than the other row. page 38 is the front USB panel F_USB.

the MSG led is the one that is a (usually green) light that shows that the computer has power or is sleeping, note that this is different from the power button which is a switch to turn the computer on.

ide activity light is the HDD hard disk
go to page 33 of 112 from that PDF. look at the front panel (F_PANEL) that's where your HDD, power & reset connetors go to.

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Okay so I have posted before regarding a stupid startup issue (where i hit start and nothing happens and i need to hit restart for it to boot) and Anyways, i went and replaced my power supply...hoping that would work. And it actually did fine for a few days, no problems, but then that start up issue jumped right back up and started occuring again. Due to the fact that i was having inconsistent and erratic issues occuring with no rhyme or reason, someone said they thought perhaps i had a problem within the motherboard itself. (They said that the motherboard was failing to send back the required signals for different hardware at different times when it booted.)
Only thing that made this person doubt himself, was the fact that i have an Intel board (D815EEA) and have Intel processor (Intel pentium III with speed of 930Mhz). They said it was quite unheard or (or at least pretty uncommon) for an Intel board to fail.
However, I have to maybe think this is the case.

For one, what do you guys think? And for two, I would DEFINTELY buy Intel again but what should i look for as far as various specs and stuff goes if i were to buy another one (mobo that is)?

I want it to be fast...only cause i am impatient, and good quality. But i really do not care for gaming and that crap.
Any advice for me please?

Answer:should i get new mobo or what

i dont get it? does intel make their boards from some kind of never-fail compound now?

just being a bit sarcastic...

no. they are 'not bad' but the boards do fail no matter who put what brand on it

i would think that if u replaced the power supply and this helped, maybe the mobo is at fault or one of the cards

before u send the mobo away, maybe just leave the video card in and see if there is a difference

if not, hey even intel mobo can go wrong..

just dont quote me on this one if u get a different board and same thing happens again

also try booting up without the case buttons connected to the mobo - that is try booting by touching the 2 pins with some metal (just dont touch the board)

i can tell u that i had quite a few 'f_cked up' switches on cheap cases

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Im considering this model for my build. Looks to have what I need, but hopefully I can get some testimonials before I decide.

Answer:Has anyone used this Mobo?

I've never used Chaintech. If I were you though, id spend another $40.00 and get this one.


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Question: Mobo

I'm looking for a really good mobo....any suggestion's would be nice


um, for what brand cpu(amd or Intel), and for what cpu( oh god, too many to list).

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Question: AGP 8x on 4X mobo


i was just told by a guy in the computer shop my warrenty on my GF 6600GT doesnt count becasue it is 8xAGP, and my motherboard is 4x.

My GF6600GT doesnt work properly, and most people say its due to the card itself. I have been told that even though its 8x, it should just run ar 4x, like it says it doesn on my comp.

can any one give me a convrete answer plz



Answer:AGP 8x on 4X mobo

An 8x video card works on a 4x motherboard. The guy at the computer shop doesnt know his thing. A 8x video card has a backward compatibility with 4x motherboards. As for your video card not working properly, you might want to state specifically whats wrong with it and along with the Spec of your system.

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Question: cpu or mobo ?

Hi TSGers, I have a soyo dragon plus mobo, xp1700, 512mb pc2100ram, geforce 4600 ti 128,400watt ps, 2 80gig hd's, dvd etc. Last week it started to freeze with a loud beep coming from the speaker. It usually happened in games but could happen anytime. I "had" to reboot. I have plenty of fans and they all work. Then today it froze solid. It will post, read the memory then will freeze. It doesn't let me into the bios. I can't even boot from a floppy. I tried clearing the bios and it seemed to work because I can now see the soyo logo at boot up. I tried different video and sound cards that work fine in my other pc, not. I only have the video card in and still can't get into bios.I get the same beeps that I always got when it worked. Memory tested good.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanx Ed
Sorry for the long post.

Answer:cpu or mobo ?

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Question: Fry CPU/mobo

Hey guys. This may sound like a very odd question lol, but what is the best way to fry a CPU/mobo without making it obvious that it was intentionally done? Right now, I have my CPU fan unplugged, but that's not doing the trick (atleast yet lol). I have a Pentium 3 733, if you'd like to know.

Answer:Fry CPU/mobo

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Yeah, so I overclocked my E6600 a while ago to 3Ghz, vcore at 1.3 i think... anywho, it only upped my CPU temp to like 45 opposed to the normal 39-43 that I usually get according to everest, so it wasn't hot.

Ever since then I've had lots of fun where every like 3 hours or so, completely random, computer turns off. Doesn't shut down or have any warning signs, no temp increase or anything, it is just like a blackout hits the computer. Everything just goes off in an instant. So I unoverclocked, everything back to stock, and it still does it but less frequently. Not cool betsy if you ask me.

So all my temps are fairly normal, mobo is Asus P5B, @ 34 degrees right now, CPU @ 39, 8800GTX @ 52, HDD @ 33. Wondering if it is my CPU that is for some reason now screwed, or my ram? or my mobo. Please say mobo, cause I want to upgrade that anyway, lol, or is there some simple fix that I can make to stop this stupid power issue.

Oh yeah, PSU is Thermaltake Toughpower 850W



Answer:Is it my Mobo or my CPU?

If it randomly shuts off then most likely its the power supply at fault because the cpu cant cause the computer to shut off all the way . It can also be the Cmos battery but its most likely the power supply

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Question: p4 mobo,mem,cpu

have new p4 533 fsb it is a pc chips board, ddr 333 mem + cpu 2.53 gig, board powers up for cpu fan, power switch turns comp on, no speaker post sounds, so I cannot tell why no boot up screen seams to be dead all connections correct double checked before switch on tried off board agp card no luckany suggetions please

Answer:p4 mobo,mem,cpu

Try some other memory. I had a memory problem on mine & because the internal speaker wasn't working I didn't hear the memory error sound

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Hi there everybody,I have bought a new Motherboard (Asus A7v600)to upgrade my computer, and a new cpu (2500XP Barton). The question is, can I stick my existing HDD in without having to format first, or do I need to format so that I can load the new mobo software? Thanks in anticipation, Regards, Bob.

Answer:New Mobo/ Used HDD???

youll have to format it would be in your best interest to do a fresh install of your os.

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Question: mobo

I am trying to get an upgrade for a mobo. I don`t have windows installed. I`m trying to find a manufacturer name and model no. by physically checking the board. What i see is intel pcichip set and cirrus logic. How do i know what the actual manufacturer and model no. are?


Look around the memory slots, a lot of manufacturer's put the info there

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I'm waiting for my new parts to come in and I'll put the comp. together myself. I have heard that the nforce2 mobo don't like the kingston hyperx brand of ram. That is what I bought and just need some input from someone that has built one. Has anyone had problems?

Answer:Mobo and ram not to like each other

I've bought 4 8RDA based motherboards so far, yes I've had problems with kingston ram. In fact I'd estimate about 10% on the failure rate. It seems some works and some doesn't. The only way to tell is to test the memory with a testing program after you install it. Keep the reciepts though and you'll have no problem exchanging the ones that don't work if you encounter any.

On the other hand, alot of the kingston ram runs at a much higher speed than what it's marked. My main machine has 2 512mb DDR266 sticks running at DDR333. It's give and take.

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What would the problems be if i connected a 20 pin PSU to a 24 pin motherboard? Would it work and if so what could i expect?

Answer:20 pin PSU on a 24 pin mobo

It wouldn't work. You can buy an adaptor which converts the 20 pins to 24 pins and use that though.Unless its a decent branded power supply you're as well getting a new one.

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Question: Is my MOBO SLI

Hey guys,

I know there is someone here who can tell me if it is well here is the details!.

Chipset & Memory

Northbridge ATI RS690/RS690M rev. 00
Southbridge ATI SB700 rev. 00
Graphics Interface PCI-Express
Northbridge ATI RS690/RS690M rev. 00
Southbridge ATI SB700 rev. 00
Graphic InterfacePCI-Express
PCI-E Link Widthx16
PCI-E Max Link Widthx16

SystemSystem Manufacturer PACKARD BELL BV
System Name IMEDIA 8552
Mainboard VendorPackard Bell BV
Mainboard ModelPBGL00
BIOS VendorAmerican Megatrends Inc.
BIOS VersionPBBGL00.P03

Thanks in advance guys

Answer:Is my MOBO SLI

If there is anymore details need please let me know.

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Question: Bad Mobo?PCU?

hey guys,

i got a new computer

XFX GeForce 9600 GT Extreme 512MB PCIe w/Dual Link
Trendware 300Mbps Wireless N-Draft PCI Adapters
Thermaltake V1 CPU Cooler for AMD and Intel CPU
Corsair 2048MB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz (2x1024MB) DHX
Lite-ON 52xCDRW / 16xDVD Rom Combo Drive Bk Retail
XFX nForce 680i LT SLI Socket 775 Motherboard
Intel Quad Core Kentsfield 2.4Ghz Q6600 CPU
WD Caviar 400GB SATA-3G HD 7200/8MB/SATA-3G
Power Up 800w Power Supply w/2 80mm/Blue

my brother, friend and I were building it, we put everything together. but when we turned it on the psu was smoking, just a bit. the motherboard LED was lit, so it was still getting power, but i just can't turn it on. and i have no idea if its the PSU, MB or just the button on the case, can anyone please tell me any ideas to help solve this or help trouble shoot. thank you

Answer:Bad Mobo?PCU?

The PSU shouldn't be smoking, not even one bit. Return it and get a new one.

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Question: New Mobo?

The comp wont boot up at all, though the (new) supply seems to be powering everything. On powerup there is no beep or video signal.

Is this the motherboard/bios...?

What do you think?

Answer:New Mobo?

Why are you repeating the same question in multiple threads?

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Me birthday is soon comeing up so that means new comptuer parts for me :haha: so i've been searching around a site i think is good for computer parts but i;ve found 3 motherboards that seem good but cant decide what is better out of them. Below is the motherboards an a link to them on newegg for specs and reviews etc.

ABIT AV8 Socket 939 VIA K8T800 Pro - (70 off that site)
I thought this one looked really good till i read the reviews, not sure what way to go with this one

Asus A8V Rev.2 Deluxe VIA K8T800 Pro (Socket 939) - (70)
This looked very similar to the first one, plus there both the same price but not sure wot ones better

GIGABYTE GA-K8NSC-939 Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce3 250Gb ATX - (55)
Although cheaper this one looked equal to the others, but i'm still not sure

I just wanna make sure i go for the right one instead of regretting getting the wrong one. Wanna make sure i get it right as this will be my first really good computer lol well compared to what i've used up until now (always been on socket A lol :dead: )

I'm getting a AMD 64 3200+ along with this board, and what i... Read more

Answer:What mobo Out of these ?

I think the Asus A8V is the best of the ones you have selected, but.... refurbished? Hmmm.

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Question: Pci-e 2.0 mobo

Hey again,

I need a new motherboard, pci-e 2.0 (or 1.1, just not #$%&*@[email protected]&$# 1.0/1.0a). Newegg or any other site I have tried can't filter products by pci-e version, so shopping around for one of these could be tough. It'll also need ddr2800 dual channel, socket AM2 for a 6000+, and preferably 2 IDE/PATA. Anyone know of such a board for a very low price?


Answer:Pci-e 2.0 mobo

It might be hard to find one with pci-e 2.0 AND dual ide connectors, but if one ide connector will suffice(or if a pci or pci-e ide controller is ok), look into this board.
ASUS m3a amd 770

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Question: mobo, psu or what?

I'm fixing an old computer that will not let me boot from floppy without restarting. I'm trying to boot so I can format and reinstall win98. I have the same problem when turning the computer on and trying to let it load win98 thats already on there. Is that a mobo problem? psu? It will load windows and maybe stay on for a minute if that long. Same thing with the boot disk. I get a little ways and it restarts.

Answer:mobo, psu or what?

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Question: Bad mobo

So the situation started when my computer kept freezing randomly and getting a bsod more and more often, i had a stable OC , but even after set the bios to "fail-safe" defaults nothing was fixed
I would boot up, it would start like normal with the windows loading thing, but when it starts to load the login screen the monitor stops recieving all signal from the computer
but it still makes the login screen vista opening noise, and when i type in my password and press enter i hear the desktop entrance noise, with the monitor receiving no signal
after trying different sata cords and pci-e power cords and refitting my video card
i tried booting from SATA CD-ROM with vista 64-bit, which ended up the same way( i reset cmos often)
next i tried a completely different hard drive, i used my dad's seagate 7200.11 500gb instead of my 7200.10 250gb, installed vista and it loaded perfectly and normal computing was in session, i installed lots of vista updates and drivers and stuff (60 of them!) but then when i restarted the comp the problem happened again!
i reset cmos again and it came to the screen TAB to go to POST screen DEL to go to BIOS
and my keyboard didn't work!

note: these events occured after i thought i "fixed my usb problem" in the other thread

i currently don't have a ps/2 keyboard

Answer:Bad mobo

it may be your graphics card, try a different one before you change ur mobo...

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Question: mobo help

I am looking at two mobos and i dont know which one to choose

or the
Asus K8V-X VIA K8T800

I am looking for a socket 754 mobo that is under $75 and supports pc2100 memory. So if you have a better mobo please tell

Answer:mobo help

what tasks are you going to be using this system for? a $75 name brand board can be had easlily, but it won't deliver stellar performance.

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Question: I need mobo help!

O.K.......... I feel like a dork for asking this, but if my motherboard is hashed, windows will not recognize any cards (modem, video, etc.) when it boots up , right?

Answer:I need mobo help!

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Question: which mobo

Ok, gettin tired of 333fsb on my asus. what is a good board that i can get that is under 100bucks, has integrated sound and lan, has 4 184pin mem slots so i can use my 4 sticks of 512, supoorts 400mhz fsb, and has a bios that lets you overclock well, and lets you change the multiplier. Socket A of course. and supports an xp3000

Thanks a bunch

Answer:which mobo

oh no nobody knows!!!!. people have told me in the past that abit is good for OCing, but the board i have seen only let you adjust the fsb and not the multiplier. I have been an asus person all my life, but it seems like they are slowly but surely going downhill.

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Question: An8-V MOBO

hi, i am looking at getting a new motherboard, preferably with pci-express. I looked at this

abit AN8-V

As you can see on the board you have 3 pic slots, then one pci express slot, but what are the 2 slots above that and what are they used for?

Answer:An8-V MOBO

Those are the PCIe x1 slots. PCIe/PCI-Express allows for a very high bandwith. It would be very costly for motherboard manufactures to include all PCIe 16x slots (the long black PCIe slot). That is why motherboard manufacturers use PCIe x1/x2/x4 slots for other expansion cards excluding video cards. Remember PCIe/PCI-Express is meant to replace all things related to standard PCI which means no more PCI-X 66/133, no more AGP, and no more PCI 33. Cards such as network cards, sound cards will now be released on PCIe x1/x2/x4. The x1/x2/x4 deals with the bandwith. PCIe can have slots that allow for bandwith at 1/32, 2/32, 4/32, 8/32, 16/32, and 32/32. For now, x2 allows more bandwith than AGP does. So, pretty much the whole PCIe is there to replace PCI/PCI-X/AGP. And it will be used for all expansion cards.

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Question: Mobo Going Bad???

k i have an ASUS P4S800D-X Motherboard and all of a sudden i am getting error type things with the asus prob utility... the computer will be idling and all of a sudden pop... up comes asusprob and shows graph of CPU temp and its a 195F!!!!!!!!!!! i quickly throw open case and hmm mobo is cool to the touch and its the same all around the cpu socket...?... k what ever glitch NOPE happens more and more frequently... im also running a program called speedfan which reads the same temp as asusprob... THEN i just got a pop up graph with the +5v going to +8v +9v ???? idk could the sensors be going? could the board be going? PSU? im just not sure... thanks in advance for any help

ASUS P4S800D-X socket 478
Intel P4 Prescott 3E
BFG 650 Watt PSU
ATI Radeon 9600XT
Corsair XMS 2GB
Cooler Master AquaGate LCS Slightly Modded (better fan, tubing, and liquid)
XP home sp2

Answer:Mobo Going Bad???

When you get this temp reading restart and go into bios and check your temp there. Also if you could get your hands on the program Everest and check temps and volts with it will give you another reference.

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Question: new mobo

is it hard to install a new mobo and new cpu in and exisiting computer? is it just simply pluggin everything in?

Answer:new mobo


It is very basic. But make sure that it will fit in the PC Case- ensure everything conforms to a form factor. Also, ensure that all hardware components will work happily on your motherboard, and with each other. From there, yes, it's simply plug everything up! .

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Question: new mobo?

okim getting a new moboi currently have a compaq presario7360, 500mhz,amd k6-2 w/3dnow, 256 mb centon 133/100mhz memory,standard cd rom,sony cd-rw,generic floppy, pc tel modom, network adapter, what should i buy? i want something i can plug everything else into with out problems. does a motherboard come with a processer or do i need to upgrade that along with the mobo. the sy-kt400 dragon platnium sounds nice and loaded,is it? but im a little confused if it comes with a processer and if not what kind should i buy to go with it and can my other hardware work with it?

Answer:new mobo?

the Shuttle AK32A Motherboard will let you use all your old stuff and it will let you upgrade to DDR memory later on(it has 2 sdram slots & two DDR slots- it's either or when used-not both.

You can get this mobo with an Atlon XP 1800 at for $129.00

Since your graphics are integrated you'll need a new video card too.

I recommend the abit siluro mx440 64mb ddr @65.00 at they also have less expensive video cards if you don't wat to spend too much.

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Over the last week iv slowly been getting a PC together. Admitidly iv never made a PC, but I thought I had enough knowledge! maybe not....

Basically the LED on the MOBO lights up, the PSU and CPU fans spin, but there is no output, or beeping - if I put the HD in it goes crazy spinning (both CD and HD on seperate IDE's set to masters) so they're currently unplugged.

Iv put the speaker into the right connections - im 99.9% sure - checked it many times - expected some beeps if there were any errors.

It's a K8V Asus MOBO and a 3500 AMD 64 chip - both 939, have a 512 stick of DDR400 and bought a Radeon 9250 (Sapphire) Graphics card.

But no graphical or sound output! just lorra fans - ideal for the summer .

Please could you tell me where iv gone wrong, or how I could find out, or any main bullet points of things I should check up?

I would be very grateful

Answer:HELP - CPU / Mobo or What ?!

no probs

nm I sorted it now! so yer... :giddy:

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Question: New mobo+cpu

Hi im new to this board my first post!!!


I just bought my new Soyo kt400 Dragon ultra (black edition) and a 333fsb athlon xp 2600+ My problem is that I cant get the computer to post when i set the cpu frequency to 166... i've tried it automaticaly Setting it to 166 in the bios, and doing all the settings manually (frequency, divide etc...) NOTHING WORKS!!! when i put the freq. at 166 nO POST i get one beep and then no picture :\ why!?

Answer:New mobo+cpu

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What do you think the potential of overclocking on above MOBO? I have a 633 celeron on it right now. The site also said the board is 133 ready and able to take 1400 Tualatine Celeron with FCPGA. The problem is that, there is not FCPGA available, only FCPGA2 for Intel 1.2 and above.

I can see the freq, does swicthing it from 100 to 133 really boost me comp performance up to 841 ??? Any foreseable problem?? The box has a pathetic power supply (100 Watt) !!!

Getting a new computer, but would like to learn a few things out of this obsoleted machine.


Answer:What can you do with this MOBO?

humm? Hang it on your wall with a label marked Crap. These boards suck - the technical info on them is short and terrible. Onboard video is terrible for gaming, there's no agp slot. The list of supprted cpu's doesn't even show your cpu. And if i'm not mistaken the Celeron 633 runs at 66Mhz not 100Mhz as most older celerons do. 300 watt powersupply is the minimum a computer should have these days. Overclocking may not be possible on this board - these boards don't compare to asus or intel boards.

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Question: TX-Pro 3 MOBO

Hi ,

Can someone locate the layout of this chipset motherboard for me?

The MOBO looks tiny in gold color but I do not see any boardmaker names stated anywhere in the board. But I do see chip name with TX-ProIII everywhere on the board. I am trying to overclock this machine but not knowning what's the spec of the MOBO is hard.

I am current have a AMD K6 300 cpu in it (not K6-2, just K6), and the bios is award. There is no option for me to change the bus rate in the bios.

Other hints:
The mouse connector is huge, it's not a PS2 type. The keyboard is not a PS2 type either.
This board do not have AGP. Have about 4-5 PCI slots.
The board is very tiny. Probably about the size of A-4 paper
I suspect the board made by PCChips.
It has 3 SDram slots and alternatively also support 2 other kind of ram (shorter) not sure what it is.
I owned this machine 5 years ago when AMD 300 is still powerful.

Please advise.

Answer:TX-Pro 3 MOBO

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Question: New Mobo

Okay i need a seminew computer:
If i buy a new ASRock 939Dual-SATA2 mobo
Amd64 2800+
could i use it with a ata 120gb drive?
And 512 ddr sdram?

Answer:New Mobo

Should be fine, post the model number of the motherboard if you want to be sure though.

Some things you'll want to confirm:
1)motherboard supports the ram you want to use.
2)motherboard's power needs will be met by your current power supply.
You'll also want to find out what kind of PSU connection your mobo wants (20 or 24 pin). You're fine either way, as you can use an adapter, but good to know ahead of time.
3)Does the new board have integrated graphics?

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i have just sold my old system and am looking to build one based around a p4 .i have about 160 to put towards a processor and motherboard . anyone help me pick them out . links would be useful . thanks in advance .

Answer:which p4 & mobo should i get

i have found this click here but it only supports ddr 266

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Question: new mobo

I have the mobo below. I had a ESD (yeah, sux). I'm wanting the new mobo to not be gigabyte, any suggestions?

Answer:new mobo

Asus! K8V

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Question: MoBo, PSU, etc...

I have a few questions that may take several to answer. I have a AMD Athlon 64 FX-60 (socket 939) CPU.

1. Is there a website that offers all the different mobo's for a specific socket type? Also are there folks out there that have a stance on their opinion of the best all around 939 mobo?

2. I have seen, in my travels of the web, psu's that are soley for gpu's one I saw was fit into a drive slot (cd, dvd etc) but can't seem to find these by any particular name. Hence I can't find them when I'm looking for them. I presently have a brand new 750 watt psu, (Antec Truepower TP-750w) however that will only power 1 9800GTX gpu. Adding any other gpu's ups my need to over 900w. I figure a stand alone psu will fix this issue.

3. Does anybody know if flat modular cables can be purchased, by themselves? Though my psu is new, I would like to diminish the clutter and use flat flex cables.

Thanks, Tom

Answer:MoBo, PSU, etc...

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Question: KV7 mobo

Hello guys i am posting for my friend, he has a 1800+ amd processor on a KV7 mobo.

The pc isnt booting, when the windows logo appears with the bar loading a blue screen appears for like 1 second and the pc reboots and it does the same thing again and again, i tested the memory with mem test and the hardrive with DFT (drive fitness test) all seems to be fine the test passed. What do ypu guys think? what is the problem ?

Answer:KV7 mobo

Try swapping out the RAM. Also, try putting in a different hard drive and re-installing Windows. I'm guessing you are running Windows 98?

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Question: Old HD, New MoBo

Hi Y'all,

I have just installed a new MoBo with a 1.8 GH Celeron, a new video card, with a nic card also. I would like to use my old HD that has Win95 and enough space for what I need. Do I need to re-install my operating system? It doesn't seem to want to boot when win95 comes up. Am I just wasting my time with the old drive?

Thank you for your help. I'm new at this...


Answer:Old HD, New MoBo

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Question: Best Mobo For OC

I'm getting an AMD Barton 2500+, and planning on overclocking to atleast a 3200+. Can some of you "overclocking enthusiasts" tell me about your expiriences on what to buy, and what not to buy. I just want to get the best motherboard for my money!
P.S. If any of you know about that model "AQXEA" or watever thing with certain 2500+'s, could you explain that 2 me?
Thanx in advance,

Answer:Best Mobo For OC

The "AQXEA" thing is the stepping of the chip, it's a coding used at the factory to tell when the chip was made and what core it uses. OC'er's use the stepping to determine approximately what kind of overclock to expect out of the chip. You can do this as well, just do a search for the keywords: overclock, stepping, and the code on google.

As far as which board overclocks the best, it's really getting close. It used to be Epox 8RDA and 8RDA+ with a average ability to run a 215-245fsb. Lately, boards from Soyo, Asus, and Abit are reaching over that, so I'd advise finding the board you think you wish to buy, then do a search useing the model name, overclock, and review as keywords and read the reviews before purchase..

Also remember that just because the review OC'd it so far, it doesn't mean the board you get will be able to meet the reviews performance. On the other hand, it may do better.

IMO: Asus A7N8X, Abit Nf7, Epox 8RDA+ and most other nforce2 boards should all be able to OC the chip to 3200+ with proper cooling(look for the mcp-T soundchip).. So should the Soyo Ultra Dragon KT600 platinum. (awesome mobo with tons of extras, comes extremely close to nforce2 performance)

There are some indicators as to which boards will be able to run a high fsb. Look for good heat dispersion on the northbridge chip on the mobo. Active cooling on the bridge is a +. Steer clear of bargain basement boards.

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Question: New mobo?

I want a new AMD supporting mobo but my friend, who majors in hardware engineering says its really hard to set it up. Is this true? What will I need to know to set up a new mobo to work with my current hardware

Answer:New mobo?

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Question: New MOBO PLEASE

i NEED A NEW mobo i have a asus p5b core 2 duo ram 533 mhz i believe 4 gig.i want anew mobo thats asus and can support sli vista ready and quad core ready.i can spend 180 or so please link me to some thanks!


Asus P5K Deluxe WiFi-AP

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i am getting this mobo

why is the specs for that mobo different from the one on newegg and it is the same one?can some one help me thanks

Answer:Help with this Mobo

Which specs are different? Can you add a link to the board on Newegg?
Newegg has two different boards, one 650i and one 680i.

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Question: Best amd cpu Mobo?

Best amd dual processor Mobo?

grrr just noticed i made a mistake in the topic header ment to say best amd dual cpu mobo

Hey all im just wanting to build my self a new pc, current one keeps on gettig the blue screen of death, has a bucket load of vuruses and stuggles to play more of the latest games lol.

Any ways i was wondering what is the best or one of the best AMD dual cpu mobo/s? i was wodering if any one point one to me that also supports dual core and prolly two PCI slots for GFX cards . im quite nooby when it comes to all the technical stuff when it comes to comp hardware but one of my mates tol me i shuold wait coz i shuold get a Direct X 10 compatible Mobo and GFX card is this ture??

also he told me that there is not much point in water cooling coz if dam expensive and cools pretty much the same as fans is this also true?

any ways thanks for your advice in advance , oh yeah btw shuold i get vista or wait a bit? coz i hear some bad stuff about it ? (pretty much the same when xp came out lol )

Answer:Best amd cpu Mobo?

Have a look at the ASUS M2N32-SLI - or maybe ASUS M2A-VM?
Vista - I would wait for the first Service Pack, but there are others on this forum who disagree with me!

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One of my friends is planning on building a computer (and asking me what I should get). For the motherboard, I really dont know what to say.

It has to be socket 775 (and no amd's), supports pci-e 2.0, and thats pretty much it (a reasonable price too i guess).

I recently got myself an ASUS P5N-D and I'm kinda disappointed with it. It does not overclock at all, and the chipset gets really hot (the heatsink isnt enough, I had to attach a fan aswell), so I'm not gonna recomend the P5N-D

Answer:looking for a 775 mobo

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Hello im setting up a computer and need some advice on which mobo to get. I have it narrowed down to a Asus P5B Delux and a Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3P.

By the way i will be putting a core 2 duo 6600, 7900gs, and 2gb of Kingston hyperx memory in it.

Any help on what you think is a better board would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

Answer:Which of the two Mobo's

I have become rather partial to the Gigabyte boards and teh GA-P35-DS3P is a good one... after Gigabyte got in over their head a while back. Their tech support is better, in my opinion, than the ASUS. If you are already knowledgable on building computers, go with what you are most familiar.
What you are planning would make me or my boys very happy.

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Question: Bad mobo?

A friend of mine gave me a SOYO Dragon motherboard a little while back with an Athlon 1.4GHz processor. He had it in storage for a while and wasn't sure if it worked or not, but he said it worked fine the last time he had it plugged in (but that was 2 moves ago). I popped a heatsink and fan on it and hooked it all up and got nothing -- no power, anything. Went through all the normal troubleshooting and determined it was probably a bad motherboard.

So, I went ahead and ordered a new motherboard and got it in yesterday. I used the Athlon processor from the SOYO mobo and hooked everything else up and it fired up just fine, but I got no video whatsoever. I reseated the video card, reseated the memory, all the cables, etc. several times, but nothing helped. I tried starting it up with nothing but the hard drive, video card, and memory plugged into the motherboard, but it didn't help. Tried without the hard drive, still nothing. Tried 2 different video cards -- nothing. I know all the other parts that I was using (video card, memory, monitor) all work because I put them back in my old computer and they're all working fine -- the only exception being the 1.4 GHz processor. I tried clearing the CMOS just to see what would happen, and it didn't help.

Do I probably have new motherboard with an AGP slot problem, or could the problem be in the processor?

The new motherboard is a ECS K7S5A Pro ( here's the link: )... Read more

Answer:Bad mobo?

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Question: Looking For Mobo

I need to get a mobo for Socket A AMD Athlone 2.8. I have been to the NovoTech site and when I search for socket A I get lots of hits for socket 754. Is this the same thing.?

Answer:Looking For Mobo

Socket A is 462 pin. click here. Socket 754 is for AMD 64-bit processors click here. There are some Socket A motherboards here click here

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Question: new mobo

iv got a new motherboard its a abit n7 or something iv connected everything up 2 it power cables and stuff but it seems to not boot up.... the power turns on and all the fans and stuff work but it just wont boot up..... av i done something rong?

Answer:new mobo

More info pleaseWhat other hardware have you installed?Have you formatted the Hard Drive?What DOES happen?

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well this is sorta a repost from yesterday and i couldent figure what was wrong. people say try short fusing the mobo taking all parts out except the power suppluer and the speaker to check for beeps. but not beeps whatso ever. im hoping the mobo aint fried but it might be. can anyone help me out? suggestions what probs or what to do?

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Question: Better Mobo?

The ASUS P5N-D NVIDIA nForce 750i SLI ATX or the EVGA NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX?
I'm also confused between all of these Zalman fans as well? Just check out the models, and look at the prices:

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Hey guys,

I want to upgrade my memory in my Dell Inspiron 9100. So, I went to to see what type of ram i needed. I was able to find some Kingston Value RAM on cheaper. It matched all of the Specs of the ram on crucial, except the voltage was 2.6v instead of 2.5v. Is there a way to use this RAM in my computer? Is there a way to change that voltage setting in my BIOS? I have this RAM and I dont want to send it back unless I have to. Thanks!!!

Answer:2.6v RAM in 2.5v MOBO?

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Question: What MoBo to get?

Hey everyone. Awile ago I posted a thread saying, that I was building a new PC for my father, with the parts from my old machine. Well you can see my new PC below in My SIG. My new machine rocks, but when I put together my dads, and turned it on, I heard an odd buzzing sound. Luckily that was just a piece of plastic hitting the HS fan. SoI turned it on again and, the keyboard wouldn't work. S o I opened the Case again and smelled that smell of burnt wire and plastic. It was the MoBo's chipset.

So now I have to get a new one for him. I really like Asus but he doesn't want to spend much money on it so, what kind of MoBo should I get? I heard Abit was good, the board that burned out was a Shuttle, so I won't get another of those. Is MSI any good? Maybe just ring off a few good brands and I'll look for some cheaper models.
Anyway thanks,

Answer:What MoBo to get?

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Question: new mobo and xp

i am going to install a new mobo,new processor and i run xp home, i have an evesham product recovery cd-rom and a consumer support cd version 8, what i need to know is when i change the mobo over can i still get xp up and running without losing everything on my hard drive?It say's on the product recovery cd that the software was pre-installed onto the hard drive at the factory and can only be used for back up and recovery,i dont want to end up with a fast pc that i end up having to buy a new o/s for.

Answer:new mobo and xp

You could have trouble here as it will be an oem version of WinXP.Best if you can back everything up onto cd or dvd first in case it wont activate.

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Question: Which Mobo

Hi folks,I need to upgrade a motherboard. I have no problem with any of the instalation but im unsure as to which to buy. The main reason im upgrading is because the current mobo dosent have an agp slot, but as im upgrading it anyway I might as well get a decent one. I have a pentium celeron 2.3 processor. The mobo thats in there is a Micro ATX. I have no idea about what I have to look for e.g. socket A?? and various numbers and letters that mean nothing to me.Someone please explain.Thanks in advance

Answer:Which Mobo

what you will need to look for is a mobo that can take your present cpu (celeron 2.3) and is micro ATX other wise you are going to have to get new mobo, ( maybe cpu depending on what you decide)and case as standard mobo's will not fit a micro case.heres a good site to look for mobo's and everything here

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Question: hot mobo

hi. i built a computer with my brother last motherboard seems to be running at a unusually high temperature...its about 4 degrees higher than my cpu. When i take off both sides of my computer and move my fan to the goes over 60 degrees which causes an alert to pop up. sometimes the fan on the mobo doesnt turn on, but when i make sure its on, it still overheats. right now i am cooling it by channelling a cool stream of air from outside into my computer but i cant do that for too long. any suggestions on what to do? i have two case fans already.

Answer:hot mobo

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Question: Help with MOBO

Point me in the direction of a MOBO for around 45 please.Its for a Intel 3GHhz.Usage is for surfing and letter writing viewing photographs.I need 3PCI slot.Graphics AGP.Ex

Answer:Help with MOBO

click here

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Question: Which Mobo

Hi Guys
My mate has a pc with a 2.5 Intel processor. He had it built for him and it looks like the mobo was as cheap as the guy could get.
Could you reccomend one that takes the above processor but has good onboard video and sound.., and takes a nice bit of ddr ram.
I live in the uk and usually use e
He wants to go for quality so the price isnt an issue, as long as its not over 1000 lol



Answer:Which Mobo

You could check out Intel Motherboard Rankings.

Most of the current/better motherboards do not have onboard video, but do have onboard sound.

I hope this helps!

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Question: What is mobo?

sorry, i m not so sure wat is mobo...can anyone advise?

Answer:What is mobo?

Mobo = Motherboard.

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morning all, just a quicky, my friend has given me a spare stick of 256mb ddr ram that he doesnt use brand new. Can i use it in my comp, as my ram is pc133 sd ram,would it work? i have a spare slot.

Answer:can i use ddr ram on my mobo

will only fit if your mobo suports both ddr and sd ram.the slots are differant sizes. not sure but if mobo has dual slots, you can only run one type at a time.

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Question: Help with a mobo

I just got this Asus P5GV-MX motherboard and it comes with a graphics integrated intel driver. BUT, its only a 128 memory card and I cant plug in my old 256 cuz its not a pci express card. Ive read a lot of reviews and people are saying that the motherboard is really picky with video cards. So, my main question is: Can i get this video card and will it work good with my motherboard, or is there a way i can disable the intel driver so it can work. Or if anyone has suggestions for other video cards that will be compatible and not have any conflicts please tell me.


Answer:Help with a mobo

You can disable it in bios. How much money are you willing to spend on a video card?

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Question: 370 mobo

i am building a computer for my daughter and have searched the net for a socket 370 motherboard, i cannot find one, all i can find is wanted ads mine included, have you any suggestions for sites that i might find one, or does anybody have one that they are not using and would be prepared to sell the cpu i have is a p3 866mhz.thanks

Answer:370 mobo

Ebay has loads click here

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Question: AGP 8x on 4x mobo

I need to update the graphics cards on my old PC and on Kev's 2 1/2 year old Shuttle.Will an AGP 8x card run on a mobo that only supports 4x (one web site claims it will)?Which is better for gaming Radeon 9600 with 128mb or Radeon 9550 with 256mb?(I'm not looking at Nvidia chipsets because some of them don't fit inside the Shuttle... but although the compatibility list on Shuttle's web site mentions this it doesn't list which cards will not fit).

Answer:AGP 8x on 4x mobo

Will run but only a 4x speed

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Question: NLX mobo

oh i'm so dumb. i got the wrong mobo. i bought it online for my PIII 933mhz cpu, and it fits, but it's NLX. i didn't pay much attention. (OBVIOUSLY!) well, now i have to get a new case, but what the heck are these type of mobos used for?

Answer:NLX mobo

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Question: Bad Ram? Mobo?

Ram: 2x2GB Geil Dual Channel DDR2 800 = 4GB
Mobo: EVGA 122-CK-NF68-AR NF680I 775

My issue is that Windows will boot up when I only have one stick of ram in at a time. I have tried each of them seperately and they both work. When I try to put them in as dual channel windows does not boot. I have tried both combinations of dual channel slots.

Help is appreciated.

and how can I test the ram or mobo?


Answer:Bad Ram? Mobo?

Ok, If i put both of the ram sticks in my mobo, but NOT in dual channel it works but it only registers as 2.75GBs.... what gives?


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How can I find out what motherboard I have fitted in my comp?

Answer:What mobo do I have?

Downloadclick here this will tell you all about your PC

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Question: 8x GPU on 4x mobo

Will a 8x AGP graphics card work on a 4x motherboard???

Answer:8x GPU on 4x mobo

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Question: did i fry my mobo?

so this is what happened i took out my ram to see what type i had. then i put it in the wrong way and i thought it was in so i turned on my comp and in about a second it smelt like something was burning so i turned off my comp. found out i did put my ram in backwords and now i put it in the correct way. then i turn on my comp and nothing its just a black screen. no bios come up or anything. i took out the ram and tryed it on another comp works fine. then took out hard drive tryed that on another comp and works fine. so now i think i fried the mobo is there anyway i can check if i did and if i didnt can it be fixed? thank you and yes i know im quiet stupid for putting the ram in backwords :|

Answer:did i fry my mobo?

The best thing to do IMO, is to place all hardware parts to another motherboard and test if they all work.

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so last week I decided to thoroughly clean out my comp. I took the whole thing apart and blew out enough dust to start my own dust bunny army. In doing so I accidently bent 2 pins on the cpu(P4 2.6/512/533). So i went i went online and got another cpu(P4 HT 3.00/1mb/800)got it today looked good had a littl grease on 2 of the pins blew it off cleaned it up(some residue is still there). so I put it in put the heatsink on and fan start pluggung everything back up and started it, nothing. I got the normal 2 lights on the front, the green one inside and nothing on the back(the 4 leds). there is no beeps nothing, no screen, the hard drives, dvd and cd drives do nothing. the only thing that turn on are the 2 fans. so doing a little searching I came across a rightup on this forum on how to diagnose if the psu is working properly, jumped 14 and 15(green and black) plug it up and hello cd, dvd and both hard drives start up. so does this sound like a mobo problem to you or something else? maybe cpu isn't compatible with mobo? its not that different from the original. before doing this I did reformat the main drive to clean out stupid ****, b/c it was getting really bad. but it still worked.

Answer:Bad mobo???

sorry its a dell. it rather old at least 3 years i think its a dell 2400 or 4400 will that gray stuff(i guess its a type of grease?) short the pins out to each other? I got the cpu from a guy off of ebay its garented against doa

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Question: Is my Mobo DOA?

It just came in today, it doesn't even post, the DVD burner opens and shuts, cpu fan, works and that's it. If tried resetting the CMOS.

The CPU fan acts weird. It goes to full speed, slows down a little than back to full speed.

I've tried different ram, video and PSU's.

So do you think it's DOA.

I have the PC Chips P23 V3.0, with a Intel Core 2 Duo E4300.

Answer:Is my Mobo DOA?

You need to pull everything off that board except the cpu, heat sink/fan and memory (video need to be attached if you do not have on-baord video.) Will it post? If so, start adding componenets until you find the fubarred component. If it will not post in that configuration, I would RMA that mobo.

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Question: Best P4 MOBO

I want to buy the best P4 MOBO (within reason,) on the market, as that's a large part of what makes the computer. I want it to have good Overclocking capabilities, as well as being good at hyper-threading. It also needs to support 3 184pin DDR-RAM modules, at up to 1.5 gigs of PC3200. Onboard sound and graphics are not wanted (or needed) unless the sound supports 5.1 THX DD Surround Sound; and at good quality to boot.

I also want to have 4-5 PCI slots, as well as an AGP 8x slot. I'm going to be hooking up dual monitors, and as I'm not sure if that has anything to do with it; I just though I'd throw that out. I'm also going to be doing a heavy amount (hopefully) of graphics intensive apps, as well as alot of burning and ripping of MP3s. Multi Tasking is a must. I want something that will run cool, and I don't want anything made by Gigabyte; as I got one made by them on my last rig that was a piece of crap.

Thanx In Advance,

Answer:Best P4 MOBO

Go to or They have mobo reviews.

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