If I set PC (ECS 845gv-m3) to fast POST it will boot to "verifying DMA pool........." then restart. This problem seemed to begin with installing Vista Ultimate, it has always been fine with fast POST before.
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Re: PC wont boot with fast POST anymore
I'm sorry to hear of your problem. The good news is that I don't think that VISTA Ultimate is responsible for the problem, as at the POST time the OS has not yet launched; the MB is still in control.
My suspicion would be that something else might have changed at the same time. For example, did you change any hardware when you upgraded? I'd also guess that the best chance for solving the problem would be to flash the board's BIOS to its latest version, and to make sure that no other BIOS settings have changed that could be causing the problem.
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I prefer to get the drivers from the chipset fabricator (here it's likely Intel's site--Intel onboard video(?))--not the motherboard fabricator's site.
Only extremely rarely is the chipset fabricators' drivers not the best solution. Nowadays, though, the board fabricators site likely offers decent and workable drivers--board fabricators have become far better at upgrading them than in the past.
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Have you installed your display driver, it might be a problem from that. Install your proper display driver and check it may solve your issue. It might also arise from your display card if it is not functioning properly. And the last check your monitor that it is in proper condition or not.
according to ecs this is a 478 / fsb 500 ht mobo and cannot be overclocked (now most can be with a bios flash but be carfull the speed you get my not be worth it I find most only get 2-300 mghz & you chance ruining a good mobo).
You need to make a change in your bios. Still have your manual for the 845GV-M3 motherboard? If not you can download it at this link: http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Downloads/ProductsDetail_Download.aspx?detailid=465&DetailName=Manual&DetailDesc=845GV-M3%20%20(V1.0)&CategoryID=1&MenuID=82&LanID=0 You will also need Adobe reader to view the pdf file. Get Adobe for free at: http://www.adobe.com/products/reader/ If you have already installed the 9600 AGP card, please shut down your system. Unplug the power cord from the power supply. Open your case & remove the 9600 AGP card. One must follow an order of sequences’ when changing graphics cards. Once removed, reconnect the power cord to the power supply & boot the system. (It’s ok not to close your case). As the system starts to boot, press the Delete key on your keyboard every two seconds. The main bios menu will load. Read the instruction at the bottom of the menu which will show you how to move about in the bios. (The mouse does not function while in the bios). Using the manual to help change a settings. Go to Advanced Chipset Features page 35, than into Integrated Peripherals, page 37. Set Init Display First to [AGP]. Save the bios & exit. The system will auto restart. Once your screen goes to black, press & hold the power on / off button on your case until the system shuts off. Unplug the power cord from the power supply. Install the AGP video card. Make sure it is completely seated & even in the AGP slot. Screw it down. Before closing the case, re-check all internal power connections to every device & all data connections. (Snug fit). Close your case & reconnect the power cord to the PC. Boot your system. You should have display & windows should load. Install the CD software for the 9600 Pro video card. Restart the PC. Go to power color & check for any driver updates for the 9600 Pro card. http://www.powercolor.com/ Before installing any update from PowerColor check windows for updates.
Everything should work out ok.
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