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Removing CPU retention modular base

I have the following motherboard
P4S8X-MXCan it be replaced. Thanks

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My motherboard K8 Trinton ga-k8nsc-939 soket retention plate snapped the cpu is now loose, please advise on how to repair this this prolem.

Hello boraz

By retention plate do you mean the handle that locks the CPU in place.?
if that is the problem there you can not replace it HOWEVER you can still use the motherboard.

note that the CPU socket is a two section structure on top of each other. after inserting the processor you can slide the two section together to hold the CPU. you have to glue the two section together to make it stay in place.
the draw back is that you probably will not be able to upgrade the CPU in future because of the glue.

hope this was helpful.
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In order to run Windows XP x64 bit you're CPU must be x64 bit
compatible. Included below is a link to all supported CPU's the mother board P4S8X-X can handle;
(None are compatible with x64 bit).

Here is a little information for you.
Exploring Windows XP Professional x64 Edition;


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Removal of CPU

There are several types of CPU fan / Heatsink assymblies on the market these days, usually there is a lever, or two on either side of the fan that tension the fan and heatsink to the CPU socket. Once released the fan/heatsink should come off as a single unit. Sometimes you may need to gently " wiggle " the fan/heatsink in a rotating motion to loosen it from the CPU thermal grease.

Once the fan/heatsink is removed, the CPU slot will have a single lever on one side, this can be lifted, and the CPU should come out of the socket.

Remember to gently place the new CPU into the socket, it should only seat properly one way, so remember to note how the original CPU was seated.

Apply a very thin film of thermal grease to the top of the CPU*, and re-attach the cooling fan / heatsink unit.

*Thermal grease is quite inexpensive, and easy to apply, put a small dab in the center of the top of the CPU, and with a small flat piece of plastic such as an old credit card, smooth the grease out and spred it to the edges of the raised surface of the CPU.

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Cpu clock in my bios read only from 1200 to 1600 mhz.

Please read carefully the chapter 2 (page 33 and 47) of User's Manualfound at:

I suggest you select "Auto" on "CPU Speed" setting in the BIOS "Advanced" Menu or adjust 18x in "CPU Frecuency Multiple" if posible for reach optimal setting.

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Cant find sound driver for asus p4s8x-x

You can download the driver from the following link

Download ASUS P4S8X X Audio driver

I hope this will solve your issue.


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Mar 27, 2009 | ASUS P4S8X-X Motherboard

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Yes, this is a RAM incompatibility since the motherboard don't support PC3200, you can check this link for the complete specs of this motherboard

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Oct 06, 2008 | ASUS P4S8X-X Motherboard

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Asus p4s8x-mx support CD

If you want a copy of the CDs contact Asus by clicking here and ask if they can sell you a replacement cd for your model.

Instead of getting a replacement CD you can download and run the drivers from Asus download page here:
DRIVERS for Asus P4S8X-MX Motherboard

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Abit bd7m - no video, no keyboard, no mouse

Why does the BD7 board fail to POST with sirens? Is the mainboard faulty? A:
  1. If the CPU retention unit or heat sink wasn't installed correctly, the bad heat dissipation will cause P4 CPU over temperature and fail to boot up.

  2. Please check the black CPU retention is fully inserted into the holes in the mainboard. Below picture illustrates a bad installation- there is a gap between retention unit and mainboard.


  3. Please make sure the white nails were fully inserted and can prevent CPU retention unit from loosen.


  4. Double check the back side of mainboard. If the feet of CPU retention unit and white nails were correctly installed?


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