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Question: Gaming Motherboard

Hi . considering that I don't overclock , I don't wanna SLI , im gonna buy cpu I7 4790 4G - 32G ddr (8x4 quad channel) - Windows 10 64bit .What's the best gaming and cheapest gigabyte motherboard on the market ?

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I'm about to Construct another PC. What is the Best top 5 MoBo for a good gaming system? I want an AMD Athlon, kinda been with them from the beginning. Also much cheaper. I'm gonna keep the ATI Radeon card and 2 Hardrives I have already on my current PC, and transfer them to the new one. I'm gonna add an Audigy Sound card, 512 or higher DDR memory, and a 2.3 or higher CPU.

I need More Power!!!!

I'm looking at the ASUS A7N8XDX.


Answer:Best Gaming Motherboard?????

That is a good one or the Giga-byte GA-7NNXP my bro's gonna get one of those....they're tight.....I have the's tight too.....yay!

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Question: Gaming motherboard

Hi this is my first time that im ever going to be buying a motherboard for my system. Ive installed everything but a motherbpard on my comp.
I basically started out with a compaq computer which i now realize is the cheapest crapiest system that they sell at ridiculous prices. I mean the system i bought was basically worth about 600 dollars max if i had bought the components seperately, but i bought the comp for 1200.00. well you live and learn. Well compaq, if anything im greatful for tought me something, it made me learn about the computer hardware inside. I am no longer a newb when it comes to hardware on computers well at least imo.

Anyway the new board i want to get is the Asus Avn8x Deluxe coupled with a athlon XP 2700+. I have done a tremendous amount of research about a month's worth and i have come to the conclusion that this is about as good as i can get for gaming without breaking the 350.00 mark. Im a student so i cant really afford the top end boards such as intel which is just absolutely crazy when you add up how much the ram would cost just to eqiup one of there boards.

About a month later i would add a radeon 9700 pro to the board but cant go all out right now.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated on just telling me if im making the right decision with picking this board. I have read the forum and i saw the there is high marks for this board, but i want a gaming board and i couldnt see any pionts being made on this board on gaming. I ... Read more

Answer:Gaming motherboard

an a7n8x (is that what you mean by avn8x?) is the BEST gaming motherboard out there - dont bother with intel boards for gaming - they are several times the cost with a very little performance advantage over the AMD boards. Also a good choise on CPU - if you are going to buy some new ram (which i assume you are) buy DDR2700 (333) Corsair XMS RAM - it is not alot more expensive but considerably higher quality than run-of-the-mill generic ram.
as for the graphics card - i have never like ATi but thats personal - if i say that i would recommend a nvidia card - i would
a) be wrong
b) be shouted down by everyone else on the forums
so.....the Radeon 9700 is a very good choise of card and it is not overly expensive - and everyone else will recommend it - so with all that you should have a VERY good rig


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Question: Gaming motherboard

   I am considering buying a gaming mobo for my computer. I have a socket 775 CPU I would like to use with the unit. Can you reccommend a good board that would fit the bill?

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i intend to buy a new rig and i am having doubts on the mobo i want to buy. Price or value wise, what is a good gaming AMD mobo?! btw, this is my first choice mobo: MSI K9AGM3-F AMD690G.... any suggestions are very much welcome...

Answer:Gaming AMD Motherboard

few questions: what socket? do you want SLI or Crossfire? about how much are you looking to spend? any other stuff you want it to have?

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Question: Gaming motherboard

Dear Computer hope AMD Dual core processor or Intel Dual core processor motherboars which is best of the best for gaming PCthankx

Answer:Gaming motherboard

Lots of information already on the forum here (this is asked almost daily) and on Google. There is no need to reinvent the wheel.  

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Okay, I'm posting this problem for a friend of mine so if you need any more information about this than what I've got then just ask and I will gather it Neither him or me ar that into building pcs so we really need help!

My friend just bought a msi 970 gaming motherboard with amd fx6300 processor and he built it in and it's up and running. It's just that now when he play games it lags extremly much and some games closes down ( the popup with ".exe stopped running" comes up) and we cant seem to find out why.

All the problems accured after he installed his new motherboard + processor so it has to be something to do with it, we figure..

He thinks it can has something to do about the ram maybe? (Kingston 4gb ram) The harddrive he uses is Western digital blue 500 gb.

In case you don't understand what the problem was: The Pc lags while playing games (when he looks down in his first person shooter games the lag stops for a while). It's not spikelag, it lags randomly.

We have googled for a seloution but can't seem to find any...
Please help

Oh, and he is using windows 7, 64-bit.

Answer:Lag with msi 970 gaming motherboard

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Hi folks,What recommendations?I have: -Athlon 1400+Asus A7V333 m/b1GB 2700 DDR SDRAMGainward Ti4200 128mbM-Audio 24/96I have played FarCry and things went fine, but feel it would have been better with a faster cpu. I'm sure HL2 will be the same. My worry is that the m/b won't take bigger than a 2000+ athlon. If I get another motherboard and cpu, will it take my memory, or will I need to upgrade that as well?My pocket is not a bottomless pit, and I dont want / need cutting edge stuff.What do you guys think, I respect your opinions.

Answer:Motherboard and CPU for gaming

make sure ur motherboard tkes the same format of memory as you've got now. It will say which one it takes.

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Question: Gaming Motherboard

hiAnyone know of a good gaming motherboard out there at the momment. That will take a graphics card Sapphire 256MB Radeon X850XT PCI-E.

Answer:Gaming Motherboard

Google?  Also try see what they have, and try to get an idea.

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I am looking at purcashing new motherboard and cpu for a gaming PC. I am going to settle for AMD.

I am wondering which ones I should get. How will I know that the CPU I buy is going to be competible with my motherboard. Is there anything I should watch out for?

Thanks a lot.

Answer:CPU and Motherboard for gaming

First of all, good choice. You are not settling for AMD, you are choosing the hands down winner for gaming.

your price range determines the combo that you get, but here are the basics:

you want a Socket 939 Athlon 64, the best deals are the 3200+ and the 3500+. The Winchester core is slightly better than the Newcastle core, but you wont notice too much of a difference unless you're a hardcore computer enthusiast who tweaks and overclocks--by the sound of it, not quite your area just yet

Any motherboard that says it is Socket 939 will support the AMD 64 socket 939 CPU of your choice. Motherboards brands to look at: MSI, Asus, Abit, DFI, Gigabyte.

Also, if you are using your old video card, you'll have to go with an AGP motherboard (preferably nForce 3 Ultra), as opposed to the new PCI-Express motherboards with the nForce 4 chipset.

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I just got a free AMD Athlon 64 3500+ from my brother-in-law. He also gave me 4 sticks of 256mb Corsair XMS memory. Yesterday I went out and bought an ATi Radeon x850xt PE. I usually play Counter-Strike:Source. I have about $150 to spend on newegg and wanted your opinion on what motherboard I should get. Thank you everyone

Answer:What gaming motherboard?

anyone? please.

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Hi, I am building a gaming system on a budget, and I wanted to know which of these boards would suit me better. here are the specs i hope to have: Pentium D935 3.4ghz (Overclocked to 4ghz), 4GB DDR2 RAM, Corsair H50 Hydro Cooler, Corsair 550 watts-vx PSU, Radeon HD 5770 GPU, 500 GB SATA II. The motherboards are the XFX Nvidia GeForce 9300 (Micro-ATX), and the ASUS P5NSLi (ATX). Both can support the specs listed above, but there are a few differences:

XFX Nvidia GeForce 9300:
Pros: PCI-E 2.0, SATA II, LGA 775
Cons: Micro-ATX, might not support full length graphics cards, very poor overclocker (only 50hz), costa about $75

Pros: SATA II, LGA 775, ATX, Good Overclocker?,only $55, Sli
Cons: Only supports PCi-EX x16, not 2.0

Which one of these boards would be better for my specs and gaming (in
this case call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare 2). Thanks in advance, and if you
have a good motherboard that can overclock well (at least 600hz), and fits
these specs, and is under $80, please tell me!

Answer:Which motherboard is a better gaming one?

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Okay, I'm posting this problem for a friend of mine so if you need any more information about this than what I've got then just ask and I will gather it Neither him or me ar that into building pcs so we really need help!
My friend just bought a msi 970 gaming motherboard with amd fx6300 processor and he built it in and it's up and running. It's just that now when he play games it lags extremly much and some games closes down ( the popup with ".exe stopped running" comes up) and we cant seem to find out why.
All the problems accured after he installed his new motherboard + processor so it has to be something to do with it, we figure..
He thinks it can has something to do about the ram maybe? (Kingston 4gb ram) The harddrive he uses is Western digital blue 500 gb.
In case you don't understand what the problem was: The Pc lags while playing games (when he looks down in his first person shooter games the lag stops for a while). It's not spikelag, it lags randomly.
We have googled for a seloution but can't seem to find any...
Please help :(

Answer:Lag with msi 970 gaming motherboard

Oh, and he is using windows 7, 64-bit

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I was planning on using the lowest i5 processor but because of the refresh I lost the older ones.
The ones that are available are:
Intel Core i5 4460 (3.2GHz HD4600 6MB Cache) Quad Core
Intel Core i5 4590 (3.3GHz HD4600 6MB Cache) Quad Core
Intel Core i5 4570S (2.9GHz HD4600 6MB Cache) Quad Core
Intel Core i5 4670 (3.4GHz HD4600 6MB Cache) Quad Core
Intel Core i5 4690 (3.5GHz HD4600 6MB Cache) Quad Core
Intel Core i5 4670K (3.4GHz HD4600 6MB Cache) Quad Core

Answer:What CPU's are compatible with the MSI B85-G43 Gaming Motherboard

Core i7 [ 4771,4770T,4770S,4770K,4770,4765T ]
Core i5 [ 4670T,4670S,4670K,4670,4570T,4570S,4570,4440S,4440,4430S,4430 ]
Core i3 [ 4340,4330T,4330,4130T,4130 ]
Pentium [ G3430,G3420T,G3420,G3220T,G3220 ]
Xeon [ E3-1240V3,E3-1230V3,E3-1220LV3 ]

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Operating System
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
AMD Athlon II X4 620 131 F
Propus 45nm Technology
16.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 800MHz (9-9-9-24)
ASUS VS247 ([email protected])
G226HQL ([email protected])
DELL SE198WFP ([email protected])
2047MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 (EVGA) 97 F
465GB SAMSUNG HD502IJ ATA Device (SATA) 81 F
698GB Western Digital WDC WD7501AALS-75J7B0 ATA Device (SATA) 99 F
465GB Western Digital WDC WD5000AAKS-00V1A0 ATA Device (SATA) 96 F
Optical Drives
Realtek High Definition Audio
Those are my current Specs, and I am looking to buy at least an Intel I5 Quad Core. I have need for at least two Usb 3.0's on the motherboard, and four Usb 2.0's, One Graphics card slot, I use a Nvidia gtx 760, And three Sata ports at least, might expand. I also need two of those Peg things that let you plug in Card readers directly to the motherboard, don't know official terms sorry. It needs to stand up to current games like GTA and Metal Gear Solid, The Witcher, and The Division. At least 16 gigs max ram, with Four Slots please, and Form factor does not matter. I'm Terrible at finding "Deals" myself, and have a budget of about four hundred dollars, and that's why I'm asking you guys! Needs to support Windows 10 Pro, and click bios would be a cool thing, but not a priority. My PSU i... Read more

Answer:Looking to buy new Gaming Motherboard and Processor

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Hello guys! as I am new to this board please allow me to say my query... I am a gamer and been playing crysis2, battlefield and metro 2033. I have a Biostar Hi Fi A55S3 motherboard with 4 GB of RAM and a NVIDIA GTX 650. My processor is AMD A10-5700.

well I wanna update my Motherboard to enhance more the quality of my game focusing in audio, graphics and speed. I am honestly thinking to have Hi-Fi Z77x or Z77a GD65... any more suggestions for an option? my budget is 200$.

would be glad to hear your sides.

Answer:Help! I need Motherboard for gaming purposes?

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I built a new computer had some troubles and found out it was the motherboard, so now i need a new mother board and i just wanna upgrade from the one i was previously trying, does anyone have suggestions as to which motherboard i should getCOMPUTER SPECS4gb ddr2 800 RAM2.4 gh intel q6600BFG geforce 9800gtx (hoping to add another)1000 watt psu

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I used to game crysis, tomb raider etc.. my motherboards seems to be dead. Are there any recommendations for an upgrade to higher performance without switching the whole system? anybody who knows about Biostar Z77x? and Asrock X79? im wondering that could be an option but of course I will have to choose 1 from that if which is better! or any recommendations please?currently im using NVIDIA GTX 650 and my Processor is AMD A10-5700.advance thanks for the help!

Answer:Motherboard upgrade for gaming please!??

Both of the boards you suggested are for Intel CPUs and will not work with or even physically fit your chip.  For your CPU you need a motherboard with a 'FM2' socket.  Brands I would recommend would be Gigabyte and ASUS as I have never had a problem with any of their boards.

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I'm building my first computer and would like to know which motherboard/CPU combo you guys would suggest. This computer is going to be used mainly for gaming and I've got a budget of about 200.00 for the motherboard/CPU. I'm know I'm not going to be getting the best with that kind of budget but what is the best for that price?

Answer:need a Gaming Motherboard/CPU combo

No problem, thats a decent budget for a good mb/cpu combo.

You will need to decide whether you want amd or intel. Sites i reccomend are or

Here are some of my suggestions:


Or if you don't want to play around with rebates:

For $200, you could get a sli board, and a decent cpu, or a non-sli board, and a better cpu, I would reccomend getting the better cpu, because sli is a big waste of money, but it's all up to you.

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I am currently looking at my options for motherboards. I am building a mid range gaming computer that will (hopefully) be able to take any game on max settings I throw at it. Also I am an Engineering student and I use autoCAD Civil 3D. I am looking for a mid to high end motherboard that will prepare me for the near future.

Here's a few i've found that seem to be popular:

1) GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
2) ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
3) GIGABYTE G1.SNIPER2 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
4) ASRock Fatal1ty 990FX Professional AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
As for processors, these seem like they are around the mid range:

1) AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor
2) Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor
3) Or any of the new AMD FX's
A few other parts im possibly throwing into my build:
1) COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus
2) CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
3) CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W
4) COOLER MASTER HAF X (MAYBE, if my budget isn't too high haha)
5) ASUS 24X DVD Burner
6) Video card is really up in the air, there are so many options. I&... Read more

Answer:Gaming motherboard options

The i5 2500K is the best CPU in terms of value and perormance. A decent Z68 board with at least 2 PCI-E slots should be good to go.

AMD have disappointed with their FX lineup unless you're willing to get the top-end FX 8150.

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just as the title states ? advise and discuss/tell me what the best gaming motherboard is that is out

Answer:What is the best motherboard for gaming of 2008

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I'm looking for parts to build gaming rig that uses the Nvidia's Scalable Link Interface with the GTX 690 to its maximum potential, supports a huge amount of memory , delivers 8 channel (7.1 surround sound) on-board audio , comes with UEFI, PCI 3.0 ready, superior LAN Networking, the best overclocking capabilities (around 6.9GHz with nitrogen cooling), and (of course!) supports the core i7 3770K on a 64-bit windows 7 and , when available, Windows 8 system. After 2 days of intense research, I've nailed the number of motherboards that can support these features down to three:

ASUS IV Rampage Extreme
MSI X79A-GD65 (8D)
ASRock X79 Extreme9

All of them meet the above specifications. But, like all things, each motherboard met the specifications BETTER than its competitors in at least one way:
ASUS IV Rampage Extreme

-Supports 4-way SLI unlike the other two which support 3-way SLI

MSI X79A-GD65 (8D)

-Has a maximum memory of 128 GB. The others support a maximum of 64 GB

ASRock X79 Extreme9

-Crashless BIOS
-Scout Mode (For more information look in the ASRock link posted below)
-Broadcom Dual LAN (For more information look in the ASRock link posted below)

For a high end gaming rig, which one would be the best of them all? (and , no, tech support/customer service is not important)

Here are the official websites
ASUS IV Rampage Extreme: ASUS - Motherboards- ASUS Rampage IV Extreme
MSI X79A-GD65 (8D): MSI Global ? Mainboard - X79A-GD65 (8D)
ASRock X79 Extreme9: X79 Motherboard... Read more

Answer:Gaming Motherboard Choice

Have you looked at the AS Rock Z77 Professional Fatal1ty gaming board?

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I'm currently trying to get together parts for my new gaming PC rig that I'm planning on building soon. Anyways, I need some help in finding a good motherboard. Basically, I'm looking for a motherboard that will be able to be upgradeable i.e. CPU

Anyways, someone showed me an ideal motherboard that could work, but I'm relatively a newbie when it comes to knowing about rather or not certain motherboards can be upgraded down the line as technology continues to go on.

This is the current one I'm looking at:

Thanks in advance.


Answer:Possible New Motherboard For Gaming Computer?

Answered here:
and here:

on the members multipe threads on the same thing (that makes 3 threads including this one!)

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Is this a good motherboardand graphics card for gaming? and whats a good CPU to go with this
Graphics card XFX GeForce 7600GT 256MB DDR3 Extreme Edition 580Mhz
Motherbord ASUS Striker Extreme 680i SLI

And will it fit in this case?
Zalman Fatal1ty FC-ZE1 Case

Answer:Gaming Pc CPU Graphics Motherboard help

ummm, Geforce 8800GTX is not a CPU, it's a graphics card. It's state of the art but I don't think it's what you meant to say.

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so out of these 2 boards which would be better for gaming?

The reason i liked the Asus was because it could handle 1066 RAM, but im not sure about the chipset and if thats a good motherboard or not?

And would any kind of RAM work in these motherboards?

Answer:Solved: Gaming Motherboard

081 would be my choice-- use only the ram specified.A high perrcent of Gamers though go with AMD instead of INTEL

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Hello i am a noob at building pc's. This will be my first gaming computer ever built. I don't want to have to keep upgrading this thing every year to keep up with the new games so I'm going to go big and build one that will last me the next 5+ years without having to do any serious upgrades. The focus of this computer will be high end gaming. I want to be able to run Ark Survival and Witcher 3 on max settings at 60+ fps 1280 1980 hdmi with room to spare. And i know it will take some serious power. Here is my is incomplete so far and I need help completing it. I don't want to overclock (I'm scared i will damage it) I want the motherboard to be quality and durable...not low end but not super high end enthusiast either. I want to get the most out of my parts with my motherboard and ram but i don't want to buy **** i don't need. ( 4 SLI...quad crossfire...64gb ram extreme overclocking Led Disco Effect on phone call etc)

Cpu: Intel Core i7 6700k 4.0ghz 8mb Skylake processor
Gpu: Nvidia Gtx 1080 Founders edition

8GB GDDR5X memory

2560 CUDA cores

1607MHz base clock speed

320GB/s memory bandwidth

Storage: SAMSUNG SM951 M.2 500GB Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Max Sequential Read: Up to 2150 MBps
Max Sequential Write: Up to 1500 MBps

Power Supply 750w platinum corsair

Cooling: Liquid Cooled

Price Range(1500-2500)-willing to spend

Ram: no idea yet(plz help)

Motherboard: no idea(plz help)

Answer:Help Me Choose The Right Motherboard For My Gaming Rig

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Hi everyone just a question on what to look for when buying a motherboard for gaming, i have a budget of around 100 - 150 im really stuggling to find whats best any help will be great thanks
ps im looking for an intel one

Answer:Solved: Motherboard For Gaming

Go with Asus, unless you value support. Asus creates some of the best boards. Don't get a cheap one and get one that's made for over-clocking. You will thank me later.

Here's a good one:

Here's the best:

I'm an AMD guy, but I bought a board similar to that 300 dollar one. I absolutely love it. The Crosshair extreme

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Right well Recently I have been playing games online and my pc had a very good spec (about a year ago). When I am playing these games (it has happened on two one being oblivion and the other a far more modest game called elastomania that would run on an acorn) ... after a short while a noise which i can only assume is the fans starts getting louder/frantic and before i know it there is an incessant beeping noise coming from what sounds like my hard drive. People seem split on decision that hard drives can/cannot beep. Like I said before it has nothing to do with my spec...apparently the sound thing on an asus is behind the hard drive cage which would explain that.

I took of the side and had a listen and it really sounded like my hard drive (Seagate ST3160812A 160GB 7200RPM ATA/133 8MB Cache - OEM). I then got some cotton buds and with the power off dusted down my fans very particularly just incase it was something being overheated. This failed also. I noticed that when you set the numberlock arrows to work as a mouse when you turn it off and on the noise comes from the smae place respectively which leads me to wonder if it is my motherboard (Asus A8N-SLI SE Socket 939 Nvidia NF4 SLI ATX - Sound, Giga Lan USB 2.0 1000MHz FSB SATA)?

Its srange how it only occurs on certain games and on games which take considerably less to run than others in certain cases. I am absolutely clueless as to what might be the problem. I have downloaded a program to detect the speed of my fans ... Read more

Answer:Motherboard beep when gaming on certain games.

Most often such a beep usually comes from the Motherboard Speaker, also known as the CMOS/BIOS Speaker. It is not uncommon for the motherboard to beep when x amount of keys are pressed in unison, or certain key combinations. There is no absolute, clear cut, fix or cause for this problem. Though it is often suggest that one flashs the BIOS and makes sure windows along with all drivers and game patchs are up to date.

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after much strife with my old board i gave up trying to fix it
here are the spare parts that i will be using to rebuild my system

AMD Phenom x4 960T 3.0ghz
ASUS EAH 6950 DCII 2gb
CORSAIR XMS3 CMX8GX3M4A1333C9 (4 x 2gb)
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

can anyone recommend a decent budget board to put it all on? would be a great help


Answer:Advice on buying gaming motherboard please

Depends on your budget really....


Gigabyte GA-880GM-USB3 Motherboard Phenom II Socket AM3 AMD 880G RAID Gigabit Ethernet (rev 3.1)

ASRock 880GMH-USB3 Motherboard AMD Socket AM3 AMD 880G + AMD SB710 ATX Gigabit LAN (Integrated AMD Radeon HD 4250 Graphics)

.... all these are full of features and cost around ?50

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is good to medium gaming mid end pc maybe ??????


PC Depot Online. ASUS B85-PRO GAMER INTEL B85 S1150 M/B

with I3
PC Depot Online. INTEL CORE I3-4130 PROCESSOR LGA1150

is good or not just tell me :gee k:
but i dont want overclock my mobo or proc or graphics card

Answer:motherboard gaming ASUS B85-PRO GAMER ??

"gaming" mobos are just labelled gimmicks.. because they have cool names and say theyre for gamers people think theyre getting a good deal..

now you say you dont intend to overclock.. 90% of that mobos features that are additional will be aimed at overclocking, that and the i3 processor not being a particularly strong cpu for gaming, id aim at something much cheaper with less guff you wont use.

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My system has an older version ASUS motherboard. Need to upgrade to a new motherboard and prefer to stay with ASUS. Any suggestions?

Answer:What is the best ASUS motherboard for gaming -2010

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Hi guys,
i'm currently sourcing components for a gaming rig that im building.
I've got the names of all the parts :




OCZ 12gb Ddr3-1600 Plat Triple Channel 6x2gb


EVGA X58 SLI Micro Socket 1366 Motherboard - 121-BL-E756-TR

Graphics Card

XFX ATI Radeon HD 5850 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card
ASUS 1GB GeF GTX 465 PCI-E 2.0

Hard Drive

Samsung HD203WI 2TB Spinpoint F3 EcoGreen 3.5" SATA II Hard Drive

Optical Drive

Samsung TS-H653G DVD-RW SATA Optical Drive


DGM 2266WD 22" True HD Widescreen LCD Monitor

Power Supply/Case

Corona Black Matx Computer Tower Case 650w Psu

advice on any of these would be extremely helpful, but i would really appreciate advice on the motherboard and graphics card

Answer:Need help choosing a motherboard for new gaming system

Wow, dump the 12gb of RAM and expensive motherboard, and throw in a GTX 5870. IMO worth it to step down to P55 and go with a GTX 480.

ASRock X58 Extreme 3 LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8T-6GBRM

And I don't know about that eco drive...
Western Digital Caviar Black WD2001FASS 2TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Probably more expensive though.

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What should I replace the motherboard with, bearing in mind that I don't really want to rebuild the entire system from scratch..

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Hey Guys. I have a HP Pavilion dv6 6169-us and Im going to upgrade my motherboard to go from 64MB of Dedicated video memory and about 2GB of Intergrated to a whopping 2GB of descrite GPU memory with HD 6770 graphics .  So I belive I have everything worked out. I have an Intel dual core processor so I need the following HP parts. The Quotes are from my service manual provided by HP. HP Part Number#650800-001 Motherboard for use with Intel Processors - "For use only with computer models equipped with a dual core processor, the Intel HD6770 graphics subsystem, and 2048-MB of discrete memory" #650797-001 Fan/Heatsink Assembly for use with Intel Processors  -  "For use only with computer models equipped with a graphics subsystem with 2048-MBdiscrete memory"  Now I have the thermal compound for the CPU but I was reading that I need a termal pad for the GPU. I saw they come in different thicknesses and my service manual doesnt give any indication to what thickness of thermal padding I need. Any ideas or suggestions?  Also this is my first time upgrading a laptop motherboard. Ive completely taken apart my laptop down to the motherboard about 10 times most of the time without a hitch , so I was wondering what happens when you upgrade a motherboard for a HP laptop?  One of the things Im assuming is that HP's website and HP's Support Assistant isnt going to detect my laptop as a Pavilion dv6 6169-us but instead whatever specifi... Read more

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Hello forum,

So, I'm building a new gaming rig, and I'm pretty well set on almost everything except for the motherboard. I need a 1366, since I'm getting an Intel 980x CPU, and I also need something that is SLI-Ready, preferably 3-way. In light of these requirements, I have narrowed my choices down to either the EVGA X58 Classified (not the new 4-way SLI, I mean the version before that with 3-way SLI) or the Asus Rampage III Extreme. I'm no expert, but from what I can gather, EVGA seems to have much more of a following when it comes to motherboards than Asus, especially with the X58s. The factor causing me to consider Asus' board is the presence of 2 USB 3.0 ports. I would greatly appreciate any opinions on this matter that are not based in brand-loyalty, because I am trying to build a very high-performance system (i7 980x, Dual GTX 480s, Velociraptors, etc.), and I realize that a motherboard being the weakest link is quite an issue.


Answer:Solved: Motherboard selection for gaming rig.

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Hello, right now i'm aiming at the Asrock z77 extreme4 it has a nice 8+4 power phase, pci-e 3.0 support, pretty nice overclocking board. The question, is there a better opinion for a bit lower price? I won't use crossfire or sli, so it seems useless for me on this board so if there is a better opinion it can be without sli/crossfire.

Answer:Choosing budget Gaming motherboard

I go to for a quick look at what's currently available. (Unfortunately, they only do business in the USA and Canada.)

It appears that the best bargain in a Z77 board is the ASRock Z77 Pro3. It has slightly unusual dimensions (30.5X19.3cm, rather than 30.5X24.4cm for a full-sized ATX board), but it's not microATX. I'm not sure what you give up with it, but it has favorable reviews for a "budget" board. At Newegg, it's considerably less expensive than the Extreme4.

I've not used one.

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I currently have a
AMD Athlon XP2600+ (333mhz FSP)
30gig 7200rpm Maxtor Hard Drive
128mb nVidia GeForce4mx440 Video Card
52x24x52x Pacific Digital CD-RW
Windows XP Professional SP1

I have a PCCHIPS motherboard and a no-name case, both I'm going to upgrade. I bought a 512 stick of generic DDR ram (PC2700, the highest the motherboard could support) Which was defective, and after sending it back it got lost in the mail. Luckily it was insured, so I'm going to be recieving a refund. Rather than try and get more PC2700, I've decided to just get a good motherboard to even everything out.

I'm possibly looking at 512mb PC3200 DDR Dual-Channel exactly does this work, and is it worth it? I'm also looking at an Asus A7N8X Deluxe motherboard ( ...anyone have any experiences with this?

Looking at the dual channel memory, I'm deciding between "Ultra Dual Channel 512MB PC3200 DDR 400MHz (2 x 256) Memory" ( and "OCZ Dual Channel EL 512MB PC3200 DDR 400MHz Platinum Edition (2 X 256MB) Memory" ( Both are the same price, but the Ultra has a 20$ mail-in-rebate. The Ultra runs at CAS Latency: 2-2-2-6-T1 and the OCZ runs at CAS Latency: 2-2-3-5 1T...

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Answer:Gaming PC: Whats a good motherboard?

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Hello, I'm putting together a gaming machine, 2000$ spending limit...I plan to make it a P4 3.0ghz or 2.8ghz, 1gig PC3200 DDR Ram, 60gig 7200RPM HD, Radeon9800 256mb / 128mb, 500watt powersupply, and a thermaltake case (with 7 cooling fans, I'll probably add other means of cooling too). Does anyone have any reccomendations for a good gaming motherboard? I'd prefer onboard lan support, but all of them have that now...I'd prefer not, but it could have onboard sound. Thanks in advance.

Answer:Best motherboard for a custom built gaming machine?

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I have a brand new build and am having problems with the setup

The specs are
Msi x370 gaming pro carbon motherboard
Amd ryzen 1800x cpu
32gb corsair vengeance ram
Radeon rx570 graphics card
corsair 850w power supply
western digital 1tb hard drive (boot drive)
western digital 2tb hard drive (documents drive)
Seagate (I think) 120gb ssd (to become boot drive)
cooler master h500p case

issue that I am having IS that the mobo thinks that there is a mouse present when there is not.
I have a usb mouse and keyboard ( roccat kone and isku) and when they are plugged into the pc the bois shows 1 keyboard and 2 mice. I have tried to move the mouse port around but no difference.
I have tried unplugging all other usb device's and also all usb's plugged into the mobo headers, no difference still detecting a extra mouse.
I know that if I can get into Windows, then I can set all the usb devices in the device manager but because of multiple mouse's that are being detected I can't get into Windows.

do you have any suggestions as to how to stop the mobo from detecting this issue.

Any help on this issue would be great as I have draw a blank on what to try next.

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I need help with choosing the right components and how best to install them, btw I am completely new to computers.
Here is what I have now:
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A55M-HD2
OS: Windows 7 64-bit
Graphics card: XFX Radeon R9 280x
PSU: Corsair CX750M
The game that I play the most is CSGO, but I usually hit an average of 80 FPS and would like to increase this. Originally I wanted to upgrade my CPU to a amd fx 8350 but my current motherboard doesn't seem to support anything close to this.
If there are any other upgrades you could recommend that fit in my budget, that would be appreciated.

Answer:Upgrade CPU/Motherboard for gaming [£400 budget]

If you do want to upgrade that processor, then you will need to replace the motherboard as it is designed for different socket types. See here for a list of AM3+ motherboards, which is the socket that you need. I would also get a 3rd party cpu cooler as the ones they send you usually can't keep it cool during gaming.
I would also say that getting another 8gb of RAM would be good, 16gb is becoming the standard for gaming pc's now. Not necessary just a recommendation.
As for installing it, there are loads of good tutorials on youtube, and many of us on here will be able to help you with any issues.

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I'm building a 2000 gaming computer, and I have almost everything confirmed except my mother board, and I need some suggestions. I'd like to go with a z97 board but a good z87 would do just fine. I'm putting in an i5 4690 and a GTX 770. Thanks! Btw I won't be doing any over clocking.

Answer:Suggestions for a z97 1150 socket gaming motherboard

You didn't post info about the rest of your build or budget room, but this board is about the best you can get for Z97.

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Hello guys, well the title of my thread clearly says what i want to know =) I just want some opinions, I would like to know if i can build a gaming system using a micro-atx motherboard. I'm not thinking to build a hell of a gaming system but something that i can use for WoW, CoD, Fallout 3.

I just need the motherboard because i already have the other parts, only the case is missing.

I already spent 373$ on PSU,CPU,Ram,HDD. I'm willing to spent another 300$ on video card, mobo and the case. Any good opinion would be helpful =) My psu has 500w and it says it can hold up to 600w but i dont trust that O.o

This is my cpu- AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor

RAM- Patriot 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory

And this is the video card i have in mind, is there any other better one let me know.

ASUS ENGTS450 DC OC/DI/1GD5 GeForce GTS 450 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

I only use nvidia video cards.

Answer:Can I build a gaming system with a mATX motherboard?

everything sounds good. Of course you can...

That is a micro ATX by its description, and you could make one hell of a gaming system with that board.

The video card you are planning on getting isnt bad either, I'm sure you will be able to run those games with that card.

Here is a list of motherboard that should work for you.

If that link doesnt work, here is a few direct links.

This is the one I might get though.. just my opinion.

Hope that helps...

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I'm looking to build a new gaming machine by buying a motherboard, AMD chip, power supply, case and top graphics card And reusing some components from my old Dell p3 (500), such as CD-RW and DVD.Does anyone have any suggestions for motherboard and amd 2200+ which has lan and onboard sound (5.1)and would be compatible with my existing parts?Of course, I may chicken out and get the local shop to build the base unit , but I will still need to be able to specify the motherboard/chip.Any views on choice of components welcomed.Many Thanks

Answer:advice on motherboard and chip for good gaming.

click hereclick here

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Problem: bought a new gpu, cpu, and motherboard and i hooked it all up and the cpu indicator came on meaning there is a cpu issue but the pc started the boot sequence and the cpu got hot despite the water cooler no signal on screen cant enter the bios. it wont accept my other cpu (fx 6300) either and both are am3+ sockets. also tried using two other coolers (cleaning and installing new thermal paste each time.)

Installation; i installed the motherboard im missing some screws for the case but nothing touching anywhere it shouldnt be. installed the cpu put the cooler on then the ramm and i hooked up the usb ports and the power button cords plugged the motherboard power connectors in then installed the gpu and its power then the x2 sata cables tried to start in safe mode system started w/ fans running led warning lights cycled then it stopped on red meaning cpu error system then shut off after a minute then it shut off slightly faster after i tried to start it again i tried cycling the ramm slots they are in the correct slots i followed the motherboard installation book

Issue i previously fixed: When i first hooked everything up the power button didnt work so i re did all my connections and the motherboard power connectors and it fixed that issue.

Could i have maybe damaged the parts and now it doesnt recognize cpu's
Could i have damaged the cpu and now it overheats?

MB: asus 970 pro gaming aura
CPU: amd fx 8350
GPU: sapphire nitro r9 fury
PSU:... Read more

Answer:Motherboard:Asus 970 pro gaming aura installation issues

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whats a good video card and motherboard that can work with an amd athlon xp processor for at most $350

Answer:whats a good motherboard and video card for gaming

shouldnt this be in the hardware forum???

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Wanted a gaming config ...
I NEED a good motherboard for gaming with intel core i3 4160.... 3.6ghz ,lga1150
my options are :
B85 M D3H (or other b85 variants)
H87 M D3H (or other h87 variants)

all above are compatible but its really difficult 2 choose as the differences
even among same chipsets are too close(eg there are variants under same

all the above boards r in my budget!

games downloaded:
watch dogs ,cod(adv warfare,ghosts),max payne 3,MOH (warfighter),FAR CRY 4,ASSASINS CREED UNITY,Crysis 3 ,Dead Rising 3 ,Dead Space 3 ,GTA,LA Noire,Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor,Need for Speed Rivals ETC ETC (thank god PIRATE BAY is up agn from COSTA rica)

Answer:Suggest motherboard for nvidia GTS450 & i3 4160 (gaming)

I would go for either the H87 or H97. It is really your choice in the end but all of the ones listed are good. ASUS, Gigabyte, and Asrock are all good board manufacturers.

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So I recently had my main computer crash and break to the point I need a new computer so I figured I'd make it worth it this time.

Here's the deal: (add the www to see it)

Everything on there seems decent but I am curious about the board itself. Would the Intel Desktop Board DP55WB Motherboard be good for gaming, which I wish to use my computer mainly for. I have at most a 700 dollar budget and this seems like a nice deal for it. I plan on putting a Geforce GTX 580 graphics card in it as soon as I get the money as a little side note if it matters.

Answer:Intel desktop board DP55WB motherboard for gaming?

Pyron92 said:

So I recently had my main computer crash and break to the point I need a new computer so I figured I'd make it worth it this time.

Here's the deal: (add the www to see it)

Everything on there seems decent but I am curious about the board itself. Would the Intel Desktop Board DP55WB Motherboard be good for gaming, which I wish to use my computer mainly for. I have at most a 700 dollar budget and this seems like a nice deal for it. I plan on putting a Geforce GTX 580 graphics card in it as soon as I get the money as a little side note if it matters.Click to expand...

I'd suggest looking at the same chipset, but in either Gigabyte or Asus brands. Intel boards are fine, as much as it goes, but the BIOS is very limited as to configuration for different memory, and overclocking options. Intel really markets it's boards as mainstream items, intended for average users and businesses, they're not really aimed at the enthusiast.

The feature set can vary widely from board to board, and you should have a look at these pages to see which board has the capabilities you need;

Asus P-55; 600008216&IsNodeId=1&name=Intel P55

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Hello All,
I have a Asus ROG STRIX B350-F and I have been trying to plug a hard drive into what I believe are Sata Ports 3 or 6 and while it seems the drive shows up in the bios. It does not show up in Windows 10. This is the amd ryzen version of the board. I cannot find a driver on asus website and the only sata driver there says its not for win 10 when you run it. I had a m2 ssd installed and I even took that out as some people in other forums were saying supposedly that disabled those ports. These are the two sata ports that sit by themselves close to the pci express slot and ram slots. Any info would be appreciated.

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Motherboard - Gigabyte z97x Gaming 5
CPU - i7 4790k
Video Card - EVGA 970GTX SSC
Power Supply - Corsair 650W
Ram(total amount and number of sticks) - 8GB (4GBx2 sticks in slots 2/4)
Windows version and if it's 32 or 64 bit - Windows 10 Professional 64bit.

I just got this built yesterday. I'm trying to run CSGO and I'm trying to stream CSGO.

I am NOT getting the results I expected at all. So many people are telling me how I should be getting more on maxed out settings, and how they have similar builds or the same and are getting much higher. Right this moment I may get near 300fps with no stream, with the stream I'll be around 200 and get a constant 1-2 variance (my fps vs servers fps if I understand it correctly). I almost had the same fps with no variance on my old rig (i7 960 & Radeon HD 5870)

I'm so lost on what could be wrong..this is brand new.

Answer:Motherboard - Gigabyte z97x Gaming 5 CPU - i7 4790k Video Card - EVGA 970GTX SSC Powe

sorry. wrong title. can be deleted.

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Hello,  I had the NVDIA GPU issue. Called the customer care. They hung up on me. Well fine.  I have the 15.4' T61 with WSXGA+ NVIDA GPU and the FRU is 42W7652. I found an ebay seller and he has the FRU 42w7875. I guess if the latter is the intel integrated graphics motherboard, ideally would have any issue in driving this WSXGA+ resolution display.  Please advice. And i turned to buy a Dell XPS 8300, a desktop. I am not going to lose money again on irreplacable parts. Thanks,  

Answer:T61 Motherboard Compatibility help to install integrated motherboard instead of NVDIA motherboard

Intel-based T61 board will drive your existing LCD just fine.

Good luck. 

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GameSpot:Video Games PC Xbox 360 PS3 Wii PSP DS PS2 PlayStation 2 GameCube GBA PlayStation 3

I just read that i thought i needed to share it. The writer makes excellent points for each side, but in the end its all about personal preference.

Answer:A great article describing PC gaming vs console gaming, plz dont flame

i highly prefer pc over any consol, superior graphics, sound, and depth in games.

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is the surface pro 4 motherboard is my motherboard an x58 based motherboard with onboard USB 3.0?

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Hi Guys,
This is my very first post on Windows Vista Forums and I am eager to get into this thread!

First off....Windows Vista the very best you can buy for gaming.
This features the 64bit OS version which can process 14GB of RAM at top speeds you can find in a new OS. I would definitely recommend this OS for gaming and none other.

Now on to the main part of my thread: Compatibility Gaming! This is the most discussed issue for gamers across the US. The problem is how do you get games to work (specifically older games) on Windows Vista Ultimate? Well, there are 3 solutions. 1: You could wait until the company of the game makes a OS patch for the game although that could take a while. 2: You could go into the game files and put the game into compatibility mode for your OS. And 3: You could revert back to an older OS that works for your game. Which one would you choose? I would choose #2.

They are always going to make games work on a newer OS. Lets take the game Lord of The Rings Battle for Middle Earth 1&2. Electronic Arts (EA) has already made a patch for those two that will have 85% more chance of running on Vista! If doesn't work then it's the type of computer hardware you are using. The hardware would 100% guarantee be outdated! In that case just get more recent hardware!? It's not that difficult! With a bit of research, common sense, and problem solving skills you can get gaming compatibility issues out of your hair!

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Answer:Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Gaming and Compatibility Gaming

Very Smart Post!

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I dont know why. I recently bought a new computer and it has been doing this since i first got it. I dont know why but hopefully you can help me.

My Computer Stats:
-Intel? Core? i7-3770K
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB
-Corsair Vengeance 8GB
-2TB Hard Drive
-Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 80 Plus 1,000 Watts
-Microsoft? Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit Edition

Link to My SF tool file should be as a attachment

This the message that Windows gave me to check for solution after i restarted the BSOD

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 124
BCP1: 0000000000000000
BCP2: FFFFFA800BC59028
BCP3: 00000000FE200000
BCP4: 0000000000021136
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1

Files that help describe the problem:

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If the online privacy statement is not available, please read our privacy statement offline:

When the BSOD occurred i copyed the code:
Stop: 0x00000124(0x0000000000000000, 0xFFFFFA800DC59028, 0x00000000FE200000, 0x0000000000021136

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Answer:BSOD Occurring Randomly while gaming and when i am not gaming???

Hi Welcome to SF

Unfortunately the dumps you uploaded are all 0x124 errors which are hardware related
BSOD Index
My initial thought is as this is new machine i would return it to place of purchase as something is obviously not right, if you wish to look into this then...
Have a read of this thread it will give you some things to try
Stop 0x124 - what it means and what to try
Analysing your dumps (they are all the same) they state an error with level 2 cache on your cpu

Section 2 : x86/x64 MCA
Descriptor @ fffffa800bc43138
Section @ fffffa800bc432c0
Offset : 664
Length : 264
Flags : 0x00000000
Severity : Fatal
Error : DCACHEL2_PREFETCH_ERR (Proc 1 Bank 6)
Status : 0xfe20000000021166
Address : 0x00000000a3edddc0
Misc. : 0x0000003206000086

Section 2 : x86/x64 MCA
Descriptor @ fffffa800bc59138
Section @ fffffa800bc592c0
Offset : 664
Length : 264
Flags : 0x00000000
Severity : Fatal
Error : DCACHEL2_DRD_ERR (Proc 4 Bank 6)
Status : 0xfe20000000021136
Address : 0x000000003d1bddc0
Misc. : 0x0000007007000086

Section 2 : x86/x64 MCA
Descriptor @ fffffa800bc22138
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Hi guys,

This is my first post in this forum since I have not received any help from elswhere.
You guys are my only hope.

Okay, so I recently bought two G1 Gaming GTX970 graphics cards.
The first driver install went bad by windows using its own drivers, so I got the Display Driver Uninstaller from 3dguru, scrubbed the drivers in safe mode. After restart windows still used its own drivers at first but everything worked and I updated with the latest nVidia drivers.

Now to the issue...
After gaming for some time graphically demanding games (AC:Unity, FarCry4) the PC would freeze and I would have a BSOD on my hands. Interestingly enough this has happened with nVidia supported games, but I've managed to play Alien: Isolation for an extended period of time which is AMD supported. Have not had any problems with Borderlands Pre Sequel (nVidia supported) either but it's also not as heavy on the GPU. When the BSOD has happened it has happened approx within an hour of gaming, sometimes within minutes. The BSOD does not happen when I'm watching movies or browsing the net or working on the PC, just when gaming heavy does it occur, I run the system SLI enabled. I'm going to include two crash dumps below.

By the looks of it, it seems to be a driver issue, so what are my options here?
I've reinstalled the drives but still the problem has persisted.
Any help or insight into the BSOD errors I'm getting would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

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Answer:BSOD with Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX970 in SLI while gaming

I've been having a very similar issue, I've only got the one Gigabyte 970 G1, and I've only really tested 2 games (AC Unity and Civ Beyond Earth) and while playing both after usually a few hours they'll freeze then I'll get a bsod. They're always Bug Check Code: 0x00000124 and all have the Crash Address: ntoskrnl.exe+4ae61c.

I've run windows memory diagnostic with no results, I've reseated my card, performed multiple clean driver installs, checked temperatures with no problems. I can't figure out what's causing it and this is the only similar problem I can find online. I really wish I could help but it seems we're in much the same boat

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hello people...
im building a gaming PC and it is my first built.
Till now i had been playing on low end laptop(back in times of NFS underground n all) then i got XPS 15 L502x and xbox 360-S but they all have their limitations and the laptops cost a lot and dont withstand the threshold of the games of current time.It all becomes very confined and limited.
So i have decided to go for an ALL GAMING ONLY! PC built, and im going to do it myself (really excited about the complete project)
Now ill be playing games in 3D (ie on a 3D monitor) but im not a very big fan of the 4k or UHD resolutions and will be playing at 1920x1080p but at 120/144 HZ instead of 60hz monitor
so keeping all that in mind and with my research over the internet for couple of months i have decided what im buying and i need you guys to help me out finding any problem with this configuration

PCPartPicker part list:
Price breakdown by merchant:

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Seidon 120M 86.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z97-GAMING 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($56.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Corsair Force LS 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($48.49 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MS... Read more

Answer:first gaming PC built for gaming in 3D at 1080p at 120HZ......

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Greetings All,

I posted this over at both the MSI and TomsHardware forums as I think it's a hardware issue but I want to make sure it's not a Windows 7 issue so I'm going to post it here in case anyone has some thoughts or ran into a similar issue in the past.


I've run into an issue on a new build that I can't nail down and need your advice on my next steps so I'll try to give you all the information I have and what I tried. This is a NEW build that was built about 3 weeks ago. Everything ran fine until today when it all went wrong after a game lockup.

Everything worked fine today when I booted up so I decided to play Witcher 3 which I've been playing with no issues (with the exception of a freeze for a second or two in big cities when the CPU hit's 100%) but those are few. Anyway at the main menu screen (not playing yet) today it locked up for the first time. Had to use reset button as CNT-ALT-DLT didn't work and on reboot the problem appeared.

No matter what I do I can't get GTX 960 out of 800X600 resolution safe mode or resolve it's conflict.

Description of how it Boots Events:

1. Starting the PC (powering on) this is what happens between devices.
2. The GPU lights up and monitor is Blue (active)
3. Four seconds later GPU lights OFF, VGA on motherboard turns RED and Monitor goes AMBER (no signal)
4. Six seconds later GPU lights ON, RED VGA light goes OFF and Monitor goes Blue (active)

At this point it loads the bios screen at 80... Read more

Answer:MSI Z170a Gaming 3 or GTX 960 GAMING 100ME Issue?

7-31-2016 Update

Well no one replied yet to my post but I did some more testing and the result is as follows.

I did some more troubleshooting and cleared the CMOS, swapped monitors, tried another HDMI cable and reinstalled the 960 into the new build for testing but it still did not solve the issue. Still locked at 800X600 with error code 43 (Windows disable the device because of problems) in device manager and I'm concerned about how the card itself boots and lights the RED VGA led on the MSI board. I retested it in that PC that has the 600watt PSU and an Asrock board and while it did work at a higher resolution the card behaves suspiciously during powerup as.

1. Power on All Fans and MSI logo light up.... Monitor is Blue (active)
2. 5 seconds later MSI logo goes off... fans still spinning.....Monitor is Amber (No Signal)
3. 15 seconds later MSI logo comes on......Monitor goes Blue (active)
4. Once Windows loads fans stop spinning. (Normal)

**Note** This is similar to the way it boots in the problem system (no RED led on Asrock board)

So 20 seconds total to initiate a stable signal to me is problematic and this is on the test PC not the one I built BUT I still can't rule out a problem with this MSI motherboard as that RED VGA led still comes on for a few seconds when the GTS 450 is in there (even though it works fine) and I can't find an answer to if that's normal. Sent a "support" request to MSI and their reply was "Try the card in another sy... Read more

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Hi all! About 5 months ago I bought all new parts and assembled a PC for gaming / school work. The goal was to buy parts that are instantly available (sold older PC to a friend and I needed a replacement fast) and the price range was about 1000-1200€ (in Finland). I ended up with the following parts:

- Fractal design Define R4 Black Pearl
- Asus DRW-24F1ST/BLK/G/AS 24x DVD+/-RW
- Kingston HyperX Genesis 8 GB (2 x 4 GB)
- WD Green 1 TB SATA III 64 MB
- MSI GeForce GTX 760 Gaming OC Edition 2048 MB
- Kingston SSDNow v300 120 GB SSD 2,5"
- Corsair CX600W V2
- Intel Core i5 4690K 3,5 GHz LGA1150
- Asus Z97-K Intel Z97 LGA 1150 ATX
(Decided to save some money and buy heatsink/cpu fan later, since I also needed a new monitor)

- Running Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

I haven't overclocked anything.

All seemed fine until I installed the first games and Bluescreens started coming up.
There are 3 different BSOD Im getting (more detailed info below). Always Machine Check Exeption 0x9C. The thing is BSOD only comes during gaming. First the sound loops and everything freezes followed by BSOD.

Searching for the problem I have:

- Formatted and re-installed everything 3 times
- Monitored temperatures with Bios, Realtemp, Open hardware monitor (60c-80c with heavy gaming)
- Run sfc / scannow, chkdsk, Seatools, Lifeguard Diagnostic, Memtest, Prime95, Heaven Benchmark, dxdiag; no errors in any of them
- Borrowed my old rams and graphics card back and replaced the new ones; sam... Read more

Answer:BSOD 0x9C during gaming, new gaming PC, nothing helps

hello, Lazzi and welcome to the forums. I'll try to help you, but would you please upload the BSOD Posting Instructions here. I can't download the file you linked to without an account, plus we prefer them here. This will tell you how. Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

Also, please open an elevated command prompt ( click start, type cmd in the search box, right click on the cmd entry and select run as administrator) in the black box that opens, copy/paste sfc /scannow. If you decide to type it, notice the space between the sfc and the /. It is a system file checker which will scan your system files and attempt to correct any missing or corrupt files. What we want are the results to say windows found no integrity violations. If it says files were found but could not be repaired, close the box, reboot and run it again, after opening the administrative command prompt. You may have to reboot and run it three times for it to repair all system files. If it can't repair them after 3 reboots, let us know.

And also give as detailed a description as you can about your hardware including the Case, PSU and CPU Cooler, and place them in your system specs. These are the instructions I usually give and maybe it will help you.

Please fill out your System Specs

Your System Specs will help us to help you, and doing it in this manner will make them available to all helpers in ev... Read more

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My gaming PC has on a number of occasions shut down during gaming (assassin's creed III, batman arkham origins, mass effect 3, emulating ps2 games, etc.) so i decided to monitor it one time with CPUID while running batman arkham origins windowed with high settings.

While playing, my processor temp was usually in the range of 54 Celsius, but got as high as 58 on some occasions, and my vid card was in the range of mid 70s Celsius and got as high as 81 on one occasion. I checked the forums and googled and from what I've read, it seemed like these temps are supposedly in the normal range. But after a few hours in that constant temperature, my PC hung and then I had to shut it down manually. On the other occasions that I was playing other games, it didn't even hang but instead shut down on it's own.

What always happens after this is that when i boot my pc, the monitor says there's no signal and the CPU stops and restarts on it's own (either once or a couple of times). i have to move the cpu to another room which is a bit cooler and have to give it a couple of hours (sometimes half a day) before it boots normally again. There were times I've tried just leaving it in the original room before for a few days but it never boots normally when i do that.

I thought that the problem might be with my GPU but recently, I was browsing with google chrome and when i opened a lot of tabs in succession (about 10), the PC hung again and I had to manually resta... Read more

Answer:What should i change in my Gaming PC setup (i5, GTX 580)? It shuts down during gaming

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ok, so let me just throw my budget out here, est: $600

I'm not sure, i could be more or less thats just a rough idea.

MY NEED: I want it to be able to play games like HITMAN ABSOLUTION at 50% - 60% atleast. And i want it to be able to play grand theft auto v,

I need help in the costs of the parts im choosing, if it can be better then please suggest parts.

Any way, I need help in every aspect.

I know what RAM is,
Im going for 6 to 8 gb, will ddr3 do the job? how much will it cost?
I believe that a i5 should be okay, a 3.0ghz one?
its around $200 right?
Should i pick another one?
okay so currently I have in my laptop a Nvidia 410m.
Its an integrated card. I obviously want a dedicated one.
Im not sure which to pick, please recommend a card, hopefully from Nvidia.
What does 128bit, 256bit mean in GPUs?
And what memory should the card have? 2gb?

EDIT: i found this card,
its price is around $150, can i go for this?
at the time of purchase Im thinking about 2 250gb hdds because if i need more I'll simply attach more.
so thats not a problem.
I know s*it about these things. My plan is to tell my desired parts to the guy at the shop, from where im buying and getting it built (i'll just tell which parts I want). Then he'll just choose a good enough mother board for me? is this ok?
Did i miss anything? please help me

Answer:Building a Gaming Computer Gaming Low budget. Help.

The only thing that's missing is the power supply (the "PSU"), but we should wait until you select a CPU and video card - especially the video card. The PSU is an investment, so we have to make sure it's a good one.



Go for a 2 x 4 GB kit or 2 x 8 GB kit. Your only choice right now is DDR3. The cost can vary from roughly $50 USD give or take $10-$20 to almost $200 USD and more.


Which i5? 2nd Generation, 3rd Generation, or 4th Generation Core i5? The cost should be at around $200 give or take $10 to $20 USD.

Video card:

Try to avoid being loyal to one side or the other (NVIDIA or AMD) because some AMD GPUs are way better, but some NVIDIA GPUs are better.

The 128bit or 256bit is the bandwidth of the memory. The higher the number, the faster the memory can be in some ways.

The amount of memory you'd want is about 2GB, yeah. The more the merrier, but it mostly benefits textures.

You can go for any video card you want, but the GT 640 might not be an appreciable upgrade from the 410m. You'll notice it, but I dunno...


Yeah, this is a little bit of a personal thing because take me for example: I have two 60 GB solid state drives and it's all I need. One is for Windows and programs, and the other is for things like My Documents and even my desktop.

Like the power supply, the hard drive is a bit of an investment, so try to get good ones.


Not really. I would also like to see you build it instead of making someone do it for you.... Read more

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I have been looking for verification that if I buy the Dell 24 Gaming Monitor – S2417DG and attach it to my Inspiron 15 Gaming 7567 HDMI that I will get full 2560x1440 resolution refresh rate 165 Hz with 1ms response as the Monitor specs are listed.
I can find no information that the HDMI will pass this level of output.
I have talked to Dell tech support and they do say that the HDMI port is connected directly to the  NVIDIA  GeForce GTX 1050T i with 4GB GDDR5 but I also have seen information that HDMI will not support this.
So I am looking for verification on this configuration being compatible/able to output the full capabilities of the video card to the monitor via the on board HDMI output?

Answer:Inspiron 15 Gaming 7567 HDMI Specs/Does HDMI out support full bandwidth for G-SYNC Dell Gaming Monitor – S2417DG

First of all, G-Sync as far as I know requires DisplayPort and will not run on HDMI.  Even if it does, I don't think even HDMI 2.0 has enough bandwidth for 1440p @ 165 Hz.  And even if it does though, all of the Dell systems I've seen have only had HDMI 1.4, which is only enough for 1440p @ 60 Hz.  But even if all of that isn't a problem, does the Inspiron 7567 have ONLY a GeForce GPU, or does it have an Intel GPU plus a GeForce GPU?  If it's the latter, G-Sync will definitely not work because in almost all systems that have both GPUs, only the Intel GPU is directly wired to the display outputs.  If your system has ONLY the GeForce GPU, then G-Sync should work in theory, but again you may have the bandwidth problems I mentioned above.

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Hi, can anyone recommend a decent gaming pc for minecraft and steam gaming (rocket league, gang beasts, etc). It will also be used for recording Youtube videos so needs to be able to handle that as well. Would appreciate any help as I don't know much about PC's. Thanks.

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HI BleepingComputer,
I recently bought a new gaming computer. I am really happy with it, but when I tried to test her out with some new games, my whole computer crashes. The games I tried it with are League of Legends and Counter Strike Global offensive. Here is a speccy for anyone intrested I hope you guys can help me. Thanks in advance
Edit: I think it has to do with my graphic card; when run speccy while playing csgo it registered 97 degrees. Is there anything I can do?

Answer:Gaming Computer crashes while gaming

Look at the event viewer to find which part of you PC causes the problem, read this guide

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First of all i wanna say hello and congratulations for this helpful site.

To the point
My pc specs are:
GPU Twintech 9600GT 512mb
CPU Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300
PSU Silverstone Element 850W
RAM Mushkin 4gb DDR2

So all of these except my graphics card are new.I m having for about 3-4 months now been getting BSODs after a period of time playing games.I ve formated my pc 2 times so i ve realised it is nothing related to software.I asked lots of ppl and technicians and told me that it was my old PSU (420W) So i changed it with the one mentioned.Same happened with the RAM,before buying them(1-2 moths ago) I had changed 2 sets of RAM i had,nothing still.So i really need your help on this coz if u ever had this problem u d knew how it feels to try play a game and suddenly a blue **** pops up disturbs u.
I really think it is the GPU but i gotta know what pros think.

PS:These are some of the bsod i get:

Answer:BSOD While gaming[moved from gaming]

Hello and welcome to TSF and thanks for the compliment.

I think this is your RAM. I need you to do a test...

Please download It's saved as an iso so you need to burn it to a cd and boot with it(yes it's legal). Make sure you run it for each stick, as in taking every stick but one then switching. I would recommend running them overnight(each).
You may want to dust your ram carefully!
Make sure you get no finger prints on the RAM as it may damage it.

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So over the past couple of weeks i've been getting alot of BSoD while gaming on my laptop, the most common being failure to reset display drivers.
It seems to be a driver problem but I've tried re-installing them and it hasn't had an effect.
I wasn't sure how to properly do a fresh install so if someone could recommend a way of doing a fresh install.
Also more recently my GPU hasn't been appearing on my device manager randomly, but after a reset it comes back.
I've attached the dump files following the guides, not sure if I have done it properly though.
Help would be appreciated soon as I don't want this ?1000 laptop to die

Answer:Various BSoD while gaming and some randomly while not gaming.

Yeah, you are having problems with the Nvidia driver.

Your msinfo.32 shows that as disabled though, that could just be at the time the report was created.

Where did you get that driver, it appears to be a beta driver from Nvidia.

Have you tried just using the driver from the manufacturer? They usually modify drivers for their hardware.

I can see it is an older driver but that may be your best option,

MSI Global GT70 0NC 64

How is your laptop cooling? Have you made sure the cooling vents are clean?

All that being said, here is a useful guide for Nvidia drivers,

NVIDIA Drivers - Avoid Problems

Try cleaning your laptop vents and doing a clean install of the driver from MSI to see if it makes a difference.

If you still want to do a clean install, this tutorial can help with that,

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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So I`m new to the forum and I was hoping my issue can be resolved or at least get some insight on what is causing my PC to crash.
The rig is brand new and I just installed windows and updated everything, so it`s getting really depressing gettting your new PC to crash this much.
During gaming or watching videos or downloading heavy programas (i.e. Games) my computer will just freeze out and I can`t task manager out of it, the only way out is to turn it off my holding the power button. Sometime when watching a video it`ll crash and a sound just loops from the speakers in the screen.
I`ve tried:
/Changing RAM sticks and only using one
/ Re/installing windows and all the drivers
/ WhoCrashed doesn`t give me any crash reports (not even when I had it open and the PC crashed)

Any type of insight would really be apreciated!


Answer:New Gaming Rig crashes during gaming and videos

Here is a review on Newegg, about your motherboard ?
That may shed some light on your problem you are having.

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Hi guys, I have always been using PC speakers while gaming, however, lately I have been thinking of getting headset as my friends who use it says that it will definitely enhance your gaming experience. Is that true? Was looking at the Gizmodo's E3 coverage when i saw this new Fatal1ty gaming headset MKII ($99). I really like Fatal1ty as I think he's a great gamer but I haven't gotten any Fatal1ty gear yet. Anyone who has other Fatal1ty stuff care to share their experience?

Answer:How important is gaming headset to PC gaming?

hmm. pros and cons of using a head set

can game 24/7 and not wake my wife, neighbors, kids, etc.
the good one's have surround sound and it actually works. even stereo ones are great for games, cause you can actually tell which direction things are happening.
come in usb or 1.5mm connector (i think that's the size? )
they have a mic for voice chat
they wont shake the room like a good subwoofer will
the cheaper ones are really cheap (im using some $20 ones now, but i don't care)
the usb ones can be a pain if you like to use your speakers once in a while, you either have to unplug them or go into the playback devices in the control panel and switch between your 2 sound cards, usb or other to get the speakers to work
cant' think of any more at the moment.

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Hi! Just anewbie here in the forum!I really need help with my PC Build. I've been trying to build this for Gaming, Online Gaming and BB Internet.Please feel free to give suggestions/comments advice etc.Processor: Pentium D820 2.8 GhzRAM:      Geil 1 Gb DDR2 DualMBoard:    Asustek P5VD2-MXVCard:      Gigabyte 256 MB GF 7300GTHD:      Seagate 80 Gb SATAOpt Drive: LiteOn Combo 52xI'm not really sure if some of the hardware will be really compatible. Help!Also if anybody could help me with a counterpart build using AMD platform (I'm not familiar with AMD set up!Thanks and Happy Holidays.I'm planning to buy a PC this X'mas Season that is why.

Answer:Help with PC Build! (Gaming, OL Gaming, Internet)

You need Track  He'll probably be along shortly.In the meantime, I'll do what I can.I'd recommend a better graphics card, the 7300GT is a budget card not a gaming card.What's your budget?Remember your PSU too, you haven't included that or a case or cooling.The Pentium D is old technology, I'd recommend a Core 2 Duo.Possibly you may benefit from a larger HDD too, 80Gb is pretty small these days.What sort of games are you planning to play?Oh, and you forgot to include an OS.Sorry this is a bit haphazard but I just added things as I thought of them.

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Hi (a post after a long time)
I've a F90M motherboard (with intel 915G chipset - i gues chipset doesn't have to do anything with front panel connections, but ... ). It came out of Acer 3700GX PC (i think its a bit old ).
Ok, now i'm trying to put it in a standard larger ATX casing. I've fitted it in and everything works fine except the front panel connections. I cannot identify the front panel connections and could only manage to identify the power switch pins on the motherboard.

I've searched over internet and couldn't find a manual of the motherboard (found manual for the PC on but it doesn't tell how to connect front panel)

so can you guys please suggest me the connections for front panel LEDs, Audio and USB.

and i really believe that you TSG guys are up to it

Thanks in advance

Answer:Identify motherboard's front panel connections | PC Acer 3700GX | Motherboard F90M

no replies????

is it such a hard/stupid question??

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I am trying to reinstall xp sp2 Home edition on my older desk top computer as I wanted to upgrade the capacity of hard disk to 250 GB and to eliminate various PC problems. My old disk was only 200 GB capacity. Here are the specifications for my desk top.

Desktop is Mesh for which there is no support in the UK (it ceased existing a long time ago in UK).

Mother Board Asus P4R800-VM

Processor unit Intel Pentium chip IXP200

My old HD which I am replacing is PM - Maxtor 6Y200PO (200 GB capacity)

My new HD is Quickview Maxtor 6L250PO (250 GB capacity)
The installation reaches to the stage when it has to write the system files on to the hard disk and it fails. The system BIOS recognises the new disk as it is showing it as 6L250PO in the BIOS. I have gone through lots of forums and realise that mass storage device driver is not compatible with the new drive or is missing. I have even tried to reinstall the system on to the old hard disk to see what happens, but it still fails at the same place. I do not have manufacturers disk of drivers for my desk top as it came only with recovery disk and no drivers' disk. I have found all the drivers (chip set, vga etc) from Asus site but do not know which driver is for mass storage Device there. Or should it be from Intel site? If so what the name would be?

Please help to get correct mass storage device driver on a floppy disk as I can only insert the driver in the installation process at RAID drivers? insertion p... Read more

Answer:Mass Storage Controller Driver for Asus motherboard P4R800-VM motherboard for XP Re-installation

Almost a word for word copy & paste from THIS forum post made in 2014
@muckshifter the bus inspector should be along soon

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I've been looking for the front panel pin layout on the Dell Dual Xeon Motherboard with Dell P/N: 0WN7Y6 (it is a # zero, W, N, #7, Y, #6). 
The front panel connector is 27-pin...28 spots with one pin left blank. The pin layout isn't included in the manual and I'm trying to boot two of these motherboards without the 27-pin connector. I just need to know which pins need to be jumpered in order to test for boot to BIOS.
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Dell Motherboard- P/N 0WN7Y6 Dual Xeon Motherboard Front Panel Pin Layout

Dell doesn't make the front panel connector pin-outs public. So unless you map them yourself or somebody else has done it...

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I could use some creative customer service here. My M3800 shipped with the known power-on motherboard defect. It was replaced at no charge, which was very nice. However, the replacement (2nd motherboard!) is now having the same intermittent dead / no power problem.
To get the computer running, I have to remove the case (12 screws) and un-plug the internal battery to 're-set' the electrical fault. After I put it back together, the computer starts normally. This is not very convenient, especially when meeting with new clients.
The problem is that I am being told I am outside the 3-month repair warranty. I think this stinks! It's a known issue and I would like someone at Dell to step up make my expensive computer work normally all of he time.
Yes, I have run every diagnostic known to man and the internet.

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Hi!This is the third time I've got issues with my T61 during the past half year; garbled display, flickering, looping audio, BSODs, nothing on the screen, GPU overheating like crazy etc. I'm guessing it's the defective nvidia doing it. Kinda tired of this. So I was wondering if it is possible to replace the nvidia motherboard with an intel one? If it's possible, I'm considering calling support and let them replace it. My model:7664-18GT7300(2GHz), 2GB RAM, 120GB 5400rpm HD, 14.1in 1440x900 LCD, 128MB nVIDIA Quadro NVS 140M, CDRW/DVDRW, Intel 802.11agn, Bluetooth, Modem, 1Gb Ethernet, UltraNav, Secure chip, Fingerprint reader, 4c Li-Ion, WinVista Business

Answer:Possible to replace nvidia nvs140m motherboard with intel graphics motherboard on a T61?

You'll have to do it yourself, since support services are not allowed to alter the machine's original configuration.

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Hi,I have a X100e with a single core CPU. Can I exchange the motherboard with one that has the dual core L625 version?Does it fit?Can I use my win7 software as is, or do I need to change it too?Can anyone tell me what the part number of the newer dual core L625 motherboard is?ThanksAbe

Answer:upgrade my X100e motherboard with the L625 dual core motherboard to the above, when you upgrade the motherboard, you would also need to get a different fan/heatsink at the very least. There are 2 motherboard with the L625 CPU, one is the DX10 and another one is DX9 (i am assuming this is the referring to the Direct X compatibility of the GPU).

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Hi, I need to replace a motherboard in my Lenovo Y50 which originally came with a motherboard with CPU: i7 4700HQ and GPU: GTX860m. I can obtain a replacement motherboard with CPU: i7 4720HQ and GPU: GTX960m. I want to find out whether it will work? Has any one tried such a swap and was everything working properly? Thanks PS.I know that I should get a replacement with exactly same FRU and blah blah but reality is that Lenovo manufactured tens of different FRUs even for the exactly same configuration and it's impossible to find exactly the same one at reasonable price (resonable !=  from Lenovo Shop with their ridiculous prices). There are multiple advices on this forum to refer to the Hardware Maintenance Manual for finding replacement FRU. I check it out and it a BS advice- it does not contain a list of replacement FRUs for each FRU number, it's merely a table with a list of all FRU, that's it. 

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Hi, I was cleaning the fan but when I removedthe keyboard and removed the top I snappedthe flip up clip that holds down the powerribbon cable to the motherboard Does anybody know where I could get holdof one or a fix to secure it without the clip The model is a G580-2689 Thank you in advance for any help Neil 

Answer:Motherboard clip to secure power ribbon to motherboard connector

Well thats not a problem all you got to do is put those 3 screws back into the keyboard nuts and it should be good to go 

Lets make 2015 the year of the #DODid I or someone help you today? Press the star on the left to thank them with a Kudo!

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hey guys, does anyone if there are any other drivers for this board? i'm looking at this page after selecting 'driver' and 'win7 64 bit'. i only see 'audio', 'chipset' 'LAN' and 'RAID'. on the other boards i've seen, the driver software was much more comprehensive and contained several different pieces of software.

what's the main driver i need to install after installing win7 for the motherboard? just wondering if i'm missing something and need to install something else for the 'main features'? or are there main features found in the BIOS before win7 boots up? how does win7 recognise the board btw? does the board have drivers built in already? how can winxp recognise mboards that have been made very recently?

thanks guys

Answer:Gigabyte motherboard: P55M-UD4 some questions on motherboard software

Those are all the drivers you need, and really all any motherboard needs to work. You also have some Utilities under the drop down menu of "Download Type" but these are optional tweaking and similar utilities not required for proper operation of the system. Any version of Windows will have limited driver support, enough to install and run until the correct drivers are installed, or for a SATA or RAID controller under Windows XP drivers are loaded via the F6 prompt during the initial stages of the XP install to allow it to detect the hard drive. There are no drivers built into the hardware itself.

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Okay, so as the topic title implies, for the life of me, I cannot figure out which motherboard model I'm supposed to get for this Dell Inspiron 1300 here. Only info I have is that it has the Centrino sticker on the palm rest of the case, and I also have the service tag, but that doesn't seem to give me much information from what I've found.

I've taken the motherboard out of the thing and looked it over, but no luck, as I don't see the model number on it.

Will someone please tell me how I'm supposed to figure out the motherboard model number so I can get a new one?

Answer:Dell Inspiron 1300: Bad motherboard, but which motherboard do I order?

You can search by the service tag number

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I have a 2008 T61 that died in September 2013, after what I believe is the infamous Nvidia GPU failure. I replaced it shortly after with a T440p, which is my current primary PC, but I am considering procuring a used Intel GPU board and spending a few hours swapping out the failed motherboard to bring it back to life to have a second computer handy. I would like to use the existing heatsink/fan. Is there anything I need to consider? I did read the design is slightly different, but it should still work and supposedly should cool better than the Intel heatsink/fan. I've watched a few YouTube videos online and went through the hardware maintenance manual. I'm familiar with disassembly up to the RAM, hard drive, palm rest and keyboard, but haven't gone further than that before. Unfortunately it looks like the official Lenovo Service Training videos for the T61 have been removed. Those would have been helpful. So any tips/suggestions would be appreciated.

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Well I Just Bought A Broken Emachines I Thought The Capacitors Where Blown But They Look Fine The Problem Is It Wont Post It Has A Via Chipset Thats Probly The Problem I Dont Want To Get The Emachines Replacement Because It Costs 2 Much The Emachine Is A T2200 If Any Body Could Help Me Find A Great Fit Motherboard That You Can Hook Up The Front Usb Port To The Motherboard That Would Be Great It Has A Amd Processor And I Would Like It To Have Onboard Video It Dosent Matter What Ram It Takes

Answer:Emachines Bad Motherboard Whats A Good Replacement Motherboard

Need a motherboard here too

for the same model that is

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Hello Forum,

I have build a Gaming PC and i was trying to use the MSI Gaming app. It worked but nowadays when i change the mode it gives me an instant BSOD. i have uploaded the BSOD .zip file as instructed.

Thank you for your help,

Kind regards,
Jan L

Answer:BSOD when starting MSI Gaming App and change to gaming mode or OC mode

I already have runned the memtest. i had 10 passes and 0 errors

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Hello, Unfortunately i was replacing cpu today, bent a pin in a motherboard and it won't boot up for life. spend 7+ hours with a friend trying to fix it without any luck. Im going for Gigabyte 965P DS3 to P35 DS3R. everything will be exactly same. I have 1.4 Terrabyte RAID 0 on that system. I absolutely cannot afford to lose the information on that RAID. What do i do to get back all the information from that RAID. I have Vista 32 Ultimate. Can i just put a new mobo in and boot up like normal or do i have to do anything. Please help as this is extremely important. Thank you

Answer:Motherboard Died, New Motherboard same windows Work?

If the new mobo has a different chipset, which is most likely, then in most cases, the OS will not boot properly. You will probably run into a blue screen while booting into windows due to driver issues. If that is the case, you would need your windows xp cd to do a repair installation.

Or you might get lucky and the OS will actually boot all the way to windows. But there are still drivers that need to be loaded.

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The motherboard on my envy 17t-k200 needs to be replaced.  The part number installed on the refurbished machine is 793272-501.  I have found a motherboard, part number 794984-001.  Is 794984-001 compatible with my envy 17t-k200? 

Answer:can i replace motherboard 793272-501 with motherboard 794984...

Hi, Yes as you can see on the list: Regards.

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Hello, I posted this somewhere else but nobody's been able to help sofar. I have a B50-45 laptop with E1-6010 processor which I want to replace with a faster one. I know I need to change the whole motherboard and I am fine with it. The natural choice would be the same motherboard (LA-B291P) with a faster AMD processor (A6 or A8) but I noticed the LA-B091P coming in the B50-70 is incredibly similar except for the fact it embeds Intel processors (including I5 and I7). Also, they share the same Hardware Maintenance ManualNow my question is, can I replace my slow, sluggish E1-6010 LA-B291P with an I5 or I7 LA-B091P? Again, they look very similar but I'm unsure whether they are interchangeableMany thanks to whoever will try and help

Answer:B50-45 LA-B291P motherboard vs B50-70 LA-B091P motherboard: are they interchangeable?

Hi, LastV ?
Thank you for writing in to the Lenovo Forum - happy to have you here today.
No they are not.
The AMD E1-6010 APU is socket BGA769."BGA" means the APU is soldered into the motherboard.
Update us how it goes
Kindly note- Please mark the Answer as "Accept as solution" if information provided is helpful. Give Kudos to a post which you think is helpful and reply oriented

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What's up? I had a quick question before I actually do the connection and mess something up. i'm installing an older ide zip drive to this computer and was wondering would I connect the zip to the red port which is a PRI_eide ? I never heard of this. I usually just connect them to the ide slot and the hard drive to the hard drive slot. I understand this is a new motherboard and I connected the harddrive to the sata port. But just wasn't sure if I could connect the zip drive on the motherboard also...


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I'm trying to be a bit cost effective for college by replacing parts of an old computer in order to get it to run CAD (specifically making it possible to run Solidworks 2016) better, but I am new to modifying computers. I currently have a Dell 15r 5520 with no modifications. I have found a 15R 7520 motherboard on eBay to replace it but it says with no video. Does this mean I would have to buy a separate graphics card? If so, any recommendations? Would I be correct in assuming that it comes with the i7 processor? Also any input on upgrading to a SSD?

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I am trying to find a new more powerful motherboard that will fit into my existing ThinkPad R30 chassis. Does anyone knows what the new part number is or the new  Intel motherboard that would replace my existing R30 motherboard. Thank you for whatever you can do.

Answer:Replacing ThinkPad R30 Motherboard with a new powerful motherboard.

You can't. Each chassis is unique. They aren't universal. You only can put any motherboard that appear on FRU list. Best regards.

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I just started running a home business for PC Repair and Tutoring. My first customer has a malfunctioning motherboard I believe. She has an old Gateway with Win ME. I believe that it is the mother board because nothing works on bootup during the gateway splash screen. It says that it has detected the keyboard and mouse but also to consult the user manual if a further problem exists. The keyboard and mouse won't work with it anyway.

It goes on to say that there is no hard drive detected and there is no CD-ROM drive detected. I am left with a blank black screen with a flashing cursor at the top left hand corner. The whole time that it is booting there is a continuous ticking noise. I thought that it might be the hard drive for that but it is fine. I suspect a bad capasitor. My question is this: If I find an identical motherboard will a swap go seemlessly or not? I am also inviting any other advice on this.

The only drive that does work is the A: drive but when I put a disk in it I get a message saying to take it out and strike any key. Well you can't strike any key if the keyboard doesn't work. Plus I can't find the any key. Just kidding I'm not that dumb. I knew it was going to be an adventure getting into this business but didn't know how hard it would be to troubleshoot something that was originally a simple issue.

When I first looked at her PC the Goback utility wouldn't let her onto her desktop because that clock was set for a time tha... Read more

Answer:Solved: Replacing motherboard with identical motherboard?

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hey i was wondering if you could help me with a small problem ive been having. i use a 8600gt on vista ultimate and have been using it for 1 year, but ive experienced a much slower gaming experience on games like cod 5 and gta 4 with vista ultimate and windows aero, yet when i reverted to using xp my problems were solved, but since windows vista basic doesnt use aero, would the gaming experience be any different on vista basic than it is on windows xp? thanks a bunch , raiyan =)

Answer:Vista gaming vs Xp gaming

Well i read that only the vista can use the all power of the new directx, so it should be better for games, anyway Windows Vista is heavier than the XP, even if you disable the Aero. How many RAM do u have?

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BSOD persists after fresh install of Windows 10 from windows 8.1, happens when playing heroes of the storm quite often but has happened while browsing pinterest/facebook.

Answer:BSOD when gaming and not gaming

Hi deadlykitten,

Please fill in your system specsPlease go to this site and download the tool. The tool will give you detailed information about your system specs, please fill in your system specs more completely.How to fill in your system specs:
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There are only windows drivers involved, there is a really small chance they are actually the cause.

Diagnostic Test


Please make a backup of your important files and get your rescue media or create one.
Please create a restore point.
Please read and run driver verifier.

A lot windows drivers are blamed in the crashes, but that usually means that a 3rd party driver is actually the cause.
Driver verifier stresses your drivers and will crash your pc if any driver fails due to a violation.

Driver verifier should be performed for a max of 48 hours, or when you have a bluescreen, whatever comes first.

If driver verifier has found a violation and you can't get back into windows normally, try to boot into safe mode and reset in safe mode driver verifier, or in the troubleshooting options open command prompt and type verifier /reset.

Your system will act very sluggishly while driver verifier is enabled, this is normal as your drivers will be being subjected to heavy testing in order to make them crash.

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Hello, my name is mark, and i am planning to build my first gaming PC, and i am having a-few issues with finding the right parts to do the job. So far, these are the parts i am planning to purchase for my build:
CPU: click here Board: click here Card: click here click here click here click here Drive/dvd burner: click here the main thing i am stuck on, the Power Supply: click here i want to quickly note before i continue, i am going to be using a duel monitor display, each at around 22-24 inch (which, lets juts say isn't negotiable in my situation), each running at 1080p (HD), maybe every now and then ill have a game running at 1440p (and no i am not going to be gaming with the game covering both monitors, the duel monitors are mainly for multitasking my school work, and when i am gaming the ability to have Skype, my youtube streaming page which i will i will discuss further through this paragraph, and other stuff like that on the other screen so that i don't have to switch through tabs constantly). Another thing i want to state is that eventually i am going to start youtubing and want to be able to record then post and fairly often, stream 1080p game play footage, so if it makes any difference, keep that in mind.
And last of all, i am very new to this new world i have stumbled upon (i am stepping up from laptop to PC gaming X_X) so i assume that i have made a few stupid mistakes, which is why i am here, so please no non-constructive criticism. Though back to the topic. What... Read more

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