Question about PC Chips P21G (881038000916) Motherboard
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I have a PC Chips P21G LGA775 Motherboard, P4 -630 (3.0 GHZ) Processor with 3GHZ of DDR1 memory.
I purchased the motherboard in November of 2005 and have had no problems that i could not figure out until today. I have been using the audio jacks for my headphones ever since. Just purchsed a new set of headphones with a USB connection and plugged it in this morning. It seemed to recognize and set it self up for the new phones with no problem at all. 1 hour later, I'm working in one of my apps while on TS and the screen freezes. I reboot and 30 minutes later it freezes again. I reboot and everything cycles on just fine except that the screen remains black and the optical mouse, keyboard and other ports no longer seem to function.
Hmm, I take my rig apart and give it a thorough dusting. I examine the MB for short circuits put it all together again, test the mouse and monitor in another PC and the problem still occurs.
The MB is only 3 years old. I have maintained it nicely with a few upgrades here and there and am just curious as to wether or not the MB has just run its course? Shouldn't a MB last longer than 3 years? I have plans to upgrade to a modern PC in the spring but was hoping to pass this one down to my kids...Could it be that the ports are bad? Can they be fixed? Any insight would be much appreciated. Thanks guys.
P.S. I have used many different phones over the years ranging from expensive to cheap and this USB driven one was purchased from Radio Shack. I can't imagine that it would have anything to do with the problem but I obviously am no expert on these matters.
Does the probem persist even if you disconnect the USB headphone? If it does, then it points to problems somewhere else in your system. If it does not, then it's very likely that the USB headphone itself is the cause.
USB headphones aren't like headphones that you just plug into your soundcard. USB headphones has their own "soundcard" that's built into the device itself. Thus USB headphones will work regardless of whether or not you had another soundcard installed. This is usually USB headphone's benefit, not being dependent on other soundcards and having its own discreet settings.
In your case though, it's also likely that the USB headphone's driver itself is causing conflicts with other parts of the system. If this is the case, it would explain why your system is freezing.
As far as the longevity of the motherboard itself... these days computer chips are producing so much heat, it's very likely that motherboards/CPU/memorhy do not last longer than 3~5 years. The parts simply break down much faster than they used to.
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