I have been using an Asus P4C800-E for many years and recently wanted to upgrade the motherboard, memory, and video card. I just put in an Asus P5Q SE motherboard. I have the 8 Gig of RAM, video, and connected my hard drive that I have been using. It seems that the Windows XP won't boot up. I will see the Windows logo for a moment, and then a blue screen with errors and then it reboots. It sees the hard drive. The error message I really can't read. It displays it for about a half second with a blue screen and then it reboots. The blue screen comes up for a half a second, so I had an idea to take a small video of the screen with my camera and freeze frame it to see what it says. This is what it says: 'A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer. If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen,restart your computer. If this screen appears again,follow these steps: Check for viruses on your computer. Remove any newly installed hard drive or drive controllers. Check your hard drive to make sure it is properly configured and terminated. Run chkdsk /F to check for hard drive corruption, and then restart your computer. Technical information *** STOP: 0x0000007B (0xDACCB524.0xC0000034.0.00000000.0x00000000)' It even does this in a constant loop with the backup drive. When I connect the hard drive back to my old motherboard, everything works find. I simply just want to be able to boot my new SATA drive that was cloned from my old one. Both drives work on the old motherboard, but not the new Asus P5Q SE board.
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Here is the problem, you have to re-install windows, the reason is because the older drivers for the motherboard are installed, the pci bridge, and the system devices, apci drivers etc. That's why it runs fine in the other motherboard, all you have to do is reboot with the windows cd, and reinstall windows, you can also maybe repair the system with the windows boot cd and the motherboard drivers that came with the new board. If you need more help, just drop me a e-mail address and I will give you step by step directions on how to do it.
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Well if you cloned your drive that would include all the drivers from your old PC (all the hardware). You need to do a fresh windows install on the new drive while its hooked to your new PC so that it can install all the correct drivers and files so that windows will run properly.
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The best you can fit is an AGP 8X type card. They are difficult to find now, so the prices of decent cards are going up. Your computer is about 3 generations behind, You would get better graphics performance by buying a new motherboard, CPU and memory bundle. It would be cheaper in the long run, as you could then upgrade the graphics card in the future and then upgrade the CPU as well. You can still keep the case and other computer peripherals you already use. But if you want an AGP card look on the Auction sites.
Unfortunately there is no current Xdriver for the ADI(soundmax) AD1985, especially for Windows 7. You do however, have and AGP 8X/4X slot so, you may want to consider an upgrade to a sound and/or graphics card. The Radeon HD cards can give you graphics and sound using ATI's DVI to HDMI adaptor. http://www.txcesssurplus.com/servlet/Categories The 6141054300G has added pins for the use of the sound chip in their cards. Good luck, Dave
Yes, Palit 8400GS 512Mb/DDR2 video card is compatible. It was a great decision you've made that is to upgrade the RAM (memory) as well from 1Gb to 1.5Gb. Your P4M900T-M Motherboard is capable of handling upto 4Gb. You might want to consider to upgrade its memory to 2Gb, 3Gb, or to its full capacity, 4Gb. Definitely, it will greatly affect your computer's performance as you are distributing its resources (video, motherboard, memory, etc) to perform individually as it was designed for.
I hope this works for you. Kindly reply for further assistance. Good Luck!
Without a VGA port, you can't use a VGA card, pretty simple stuff.
you want to add a video card, you will need to get a PCI video card
(NOT PCI-E!) There are a number of them out there, and pretty much anything made in the last 3 to 4 years will be better than the on-board video...
I'm assuming this is on a laptop? Upgrades to laptops can be tricky. If you're lucky you can upgrade your RAM and allocate more memory to the video from your bios, but even then the upgrade is minimal. Your video card is actually part of your motherboard, as such you would have to upgrade the entire board to upgrade the video card... and at that point you're better off getting a new laptop.
It appears that this motherboard has an on-board video port, I would recommend unplugging the video card and try using the on-board video. Make sure that when you do this, the BIOS POST screen shows, if it stops making the beeps, but still doesn't show anything, you might want to reset the BIOS (using the on-board jumper, sometimes also displayed as CMOS reset or password reset). If it still beeps, it might be the RAM, and you might want to see (if you have more than one stick of RAM) if you can try unplugging one or the other, or even switch their locations. Good Luck.
Asus is a Solid MotherBoard manufacturer of mother boards. If you are looking for an add-on graphics card (I'm assuming you want to do some gaming), You would want to upgrade the memory for that motherboard to at least 1GIG which can be found here.
Graphics cards wise, I wouldn't advise anything higher then a $100 card... As that motherboard only supports 4x AGP (The type of connection your video card would use) and to get more for what you pay for, you really need a motherboard with an 8x AGP slot to get 100% of what you pay for. A Radeon 9950 at around $92 is the most you would want to put into a system that currently has a p4 2.66 ghz.
The socket 478 platforms are becomming less in demand yet still a viable platform. You do have options in replacing this motherboard such as Ebay: http://shop.ebay.com/items/asus%20p4c800?_dmd=1&_sop=12. They are a little bit expensive in my opinion but still cheaper than a complete system upgrade.
Here is another option for you to consider at quite a lower cost. I have built many systems with BIOSTAR motherboards and have been very happy with the quality and price. The only difference here is there is no AGP video card expansion slot. If you are gamming or using video intensive applications with an older AGP video card you will need to upgrade to a PCI Express video card. If not this mother board has onboard video and does not require a video card at all. I hope this helps you solve your problem. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138079
P.S. Any Intel based socket 478 motherboard should work with your current system. With possible slight variations as noted above.