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Motherboard..where can I find one

This is what I need
MS-6577 M-ATX Rev. 3.1 (Giovani), Rev. 4.0 (Giovani2)

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  • csj2085 Jan 22, 2009

    Been there done that

  • csj2085 Jan 22, 2009

    I would prefer the same as what's in it....

  • csj2085 Jan 22, 2009

    I went there No match..

  • csj2085 Jan 22, 2009

    Mine is a 51187-4922 and chipset is 845GV ..

    Not 845 GE

    MSI MS-6577 - Skt 478, P4, Motherboard 5187-3670

  • csj2085 Jan 22, 2009

    My motherboard say MS-6577 VER:4.1

  • csj2085 Jan 23, 2009

    I'm not sure what HP was thinking when they put this thing together...mine only has one fan on the motherboard...I saw that it was a MS-6577 VER:4.1

  • csj2085 Jan 23, 2009

    And also did you see the price for a used one....WoW

  • csj2085 Jan 27, 2009

    Well I found one this is what it say...but only after I found what looks like a reset button on the motherboard
    219-ECC Memory Module Detected

    ECC Modules not supported on this platform

    HP d530 SF(DC578AV)

  • achmad baihaqi May 11, 2010

    do you need same model?
    or just new comptible replacement?


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it's an 478 socket motherboards
if you want to buy used one
go to ebay

i got an intel 945 chipset based for my socket 478 CPU's
it's got DDR2 slot and SATA

this link maybe help

Posted on Jan 22, 2009

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  • achmad baihaqi Jan 22, 2009

    go here

    rate please!!

  • achmad baihaqi Jan 22, 2009

    maybe it's correct now

  • achmad baihaqi Jan 22, 2009

    or this

    pleace rate

  • achmad baihaqi Jan 23, 2009

    i'll keep trying

  • achmad baihaqi Jan 23, 2009


    i thik it's very expensive

    in my country

    i got an intel brand new intel 865 chipset motherboard for only $ 36
    and about $ 18 for used one ( brand HP, MSI, ECS, mixed)

    or 41 bucks for the intel 945 chipset


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I would go on e-Bay to look for one.

Posted on Jan 21, 2009

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Inside diagram

You need to find the Mother Board diagram or manual, that will tell you were the pins are to plug it back in.

Contact HP here is your motherboard: Giovani-GL6, Giovani2-GL6

Oct 26, 2013 | HP Pavilion a705w PC Desktop

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Need wiring diagram for placement of the internal cables in Compaq Presario SR5410F

Top view photo of the motherboard, of an MSI MS-7525 motherboard made FOR HP by MSI, for a Compaq Presario SR5410F Desktop PC,

Also scroll down the page, and click on the + sign to the left of -
Motherboard Layout.

A) 24-pin ATX main power cable:

In the photo, look to the right of the Blue ram memory slots.

The Yellowish/Whitish connector to the right of them, with two columns of 12 socket holes, is where the 24-pin ATX main power cable plugs in.

In the Motherboard Layout it is marked by - ATX1

This is a general example of a 24-pin ATX main power cable, and it's respective connector on the motherboard,

Note the middle photo, and the Lock on the side of the power cable's connector. The Lock has a hooked end that goes over a Tab, on the motherboard's connector.

The Lock works like a see-saw on a playground. The top is squeezed in, and this brings the hooked end away from the Tab, in order to remove the power cable.
When assured that the power cable is plugged in tightly, and therefore correctly, the hooked end of the Lock will be over the motherboard connector's Tab.

B) 4-pin ATX +12 Volt power cable:

In the center of the motherboard, under the Processor socket, is the Northbridge chip. (Part of the motherboard chipset)
It is under a finned aluminum Heatsink, that resembles a meat tenderizer's head.

Draw an imaginary line up above it, in-between the Processor socket, and the aluminum finned Heatsink, and go straight LEFT.
See the whitish 4-socket hole square connector?

In the Motherboard Layout it is marked by - JPW1

This is where the 4-pin ATX +12 Volt power cable plugs in. It is power for the Processor. Has the same locking setup as the 24-pin ATX main power cable, and it's motherboard connector.

C) In the Motherboard Layout to the top left corner of ram memory Slot 1, (DIMM1), is where the Processor fan connects.

D) In the Motherboard Layout just below JPW1 is where the computer case fan plugs into. SYS_FAN1

E) In the Motherboard Layout - SATA1 - is where the SATA Harddrive data cable plugs into. (Below ram memory slots)

The SATA power cable from the power supply, plugs into the SATA harddrive. Note that the SATA power cable's connector, is longer in length than the SATA data cable's connector.

[SATA power cable has 15-pin. SATA data cable has 7-pins ]

Note that both cable's connectors, have an L-shape on the inside.

This is what a 4-pin standard Peripheral power cable looks like,

IF, your SATA harddrive has a provision for a SATA power cable, AND a 4-pin standard Peripheral power cable, ONLY use just the SATA power cable!

Otherwise you will burn up the SATA harddrive. May not happen right away, but I assure you it will happen!

[ A note on SATA.
The beauty of SATA, is that you can plug into ANY SATA connector on the motherboard, and BIOS will see it.

If you plug the Harddrive into SATA 1, or SATA 2, or SATA 3, or SATA 4, connector on the motherboard, IT DOES NOT MATTER.
BIOS will find the Harddrive, or optical drive ]

The Front of your computer is the Front Panel.
The area of contact pins on the motherboard, that the main wires from the Front Panel go to, is the Front Panel header.

In the Motherboard Layout illustration, the Front Panel header is down at the Bottom/Right corner, and is marked - JFP1.
(Right in the very bottom/right corner is JUSB2. JFP1 is right above it)

JFP1. Junction Front Panel 1.
9-pin header. Black rectangle.
5 pins on the Right side, 4 pins on the Left side.

The pins are numbered EVEN on the LEFT side.
Starting on the BOTTOM going UP;
Pins 2, 4, 6, and 8. There is NO Pin 10.

The pins are numbered ODD on the RIGHT side.
Starting on the BOTTOM going UP;
Pins 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9.

A) Pins 1 and 3 are for the HarDDrive activity LED.
(Light Emitting Diode, so it is a light )

Pin 1 is for the Positive ( + ) wire. If the HDD LED is dim when the harddrive is active, switch the wires around.

B) Pins 5 and 7 are for a Reset switch, IF a Reset switch is used.

C) Pin 9 is N/C. Not Connected. 5 Volt power, and reserved for the factory to use.

D) Pins 2 and 4 are for the Power On LED.
Pin 2 is for the Positive ( + ) wire.
If the PWR ON LED is dim when the computer is on, switch the wires around.

E) Pins 6 and 8 are for the Power On switch.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

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Can i chage my processor pentium 4 to core2duo my motherbourd is(MSI PM8M-V H (MS-7104 v2) thnkz

No, you cannot upgrade to a core 2 duo with that motherboard because it is a socket 478.

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My pc will not turn on at all

1) Check The receptacle in the surge protector, that the computer is plugged into.
I have had surge protectors where just THAT receptacle was bad.

"Hmmm, surge protector power on light is lit. Monitor, printer, and router, plugged into the surge protector, has power."

Upon plugging in a table lamp into THAT receptacle on the surge protector, I found THAT receptacle to be bad.
($30+ surge protectors, too!)

2) If the surge protector proves to be good, I would suggest performing a test that checks whether the Power On switch is bad, or the Power Supply, in the computer.

To expound:
Behind that plastic Power On button, is a Power On switch.
I have found this generic Power On switch fits many computers.

Just an example, to show you what a typical Power on switch looks like,

The test involves using a jumper wire to bypass the Power on switch, to see if the problem is the Power On switch, or the Power Supply.

Using the jumper wire turns the computer on, (Power Supply on), the problem is the Power On switch.

Using the jumper wire does Not turn the computer on, (Power Supply), the problem is the Power Supply.

This is HP Support, and the main page for the HP Pavilion a705W desktop computer,

Go to the right side, and click on Product Information.

Now click on Product specifications, and then on -
Motherboard Specifications, MS-6577 (Giovani, Giovani2)
(Close the web survey. It's something that can be done without, IMHO)

Scroll to the bottom of the page, and view the motherboard photo, and the motherboard illustration.

Refer to the motherboard illustration
Look to the top right for - CONN1

Now refer to the motherboard photo, and match up CONN1.
It is a white connector on the motherboard. Has 2 rows of 10 socket holes.

The correct name for this connector on the motherboard, is a 20-pin ATX main power cable connector.

This is more information on a 20-pin ATX main power cable, it's respective connector, and the matching connector on the motherboard,

With the side panel removed on your computer, (Computer Unplugged from power), you will see your 20-pin ATX main power cable, plugged into this connector on the motherboard.

Will resemble the photo to the far right.

Before reaching into a computer, have the power to the computer Unplugged.
Also follow Anti-Static Precautions.

Anti-Static Precautions:
Your body carries Static electricity.
Static will fry out (Short Circuit) the delicate hardware components inside a computer.

Relieve your body of Static BEFORE handling any computer parts, (hardware components), that you are going to install, and BEFORE you reach inside your computer.

Computer unplugged from power, computer case open, work on a table. TOUCH the metal frame of the open computer case, to relieve your body of Static electricity.

Should you get up, and walk away in the middle of working on your computer, upon your return be SURE to Touch the metal frame again.

Best method is to use an ESD wrist strap, (About $6), and connect the alligator clip to the metal frame.
Electro Static Discharge ]

Observing the photo to the far right, the procedure is to use a jumper wire from the Green wire, to ANY Black wire.

The main power cable is plugged in as shown.
One end of the jumper wire goes down into the socket hole with the Green wire, and the other end goes down into a socket hole with ANY Black wire.

[ The Green wire is the Soft Power on wire. Abbreviated as PS-ON.
ANY Black wire is a Ground wire.
You are making a circuit with the jumper wire, from the Soft Power on wire, to ANY Ground wire ]

The wires that go down into the main power cable's connector, have plastic insulation on them.
At the end of Each wire is a metal terminal connector.

(They resemble this metal terminal connector,

The metal terminal pin is pretty far down in the socket hole.

For this reason, you have to ensure that the jumper wire is going down in the socket hole, (Right next to the wire that is already in the socket hole), and goes down in far enough to touch that metal terminal connector.

I usually state using an insulated wire, but am now going to concede, and advise what many state to use for a jumper wire.

A paper clip.

The paper clip is straightened out, then bent into a U shape.
The center of the U is wrapped with electrical tape.

The taped part of the paper clip 'jumper wire', is then held with your fingers, and thumb.

You may also wish to don a glove, on the hand that holds the jumper wire.
There will be a spark.

The voltage is 5 Volts DC.
Two D cell batteries used in a flashlight produce 3 Volts DC.

I would lay the computer on it's side, opening up.
Easier to access the 20-pin ATX main power cable's connector.
(Won't hurt a computer to lay on it's side, and be powered up)

Computer plugged into power, insert one end of the U shaped paper clip into the socket hole with the Green wire.
Now bend the paper clip if necessary, and insert the other end into ANY socket hole with a Black wire.

Make SURE the paper clip is touching the metal terminal connectors, down in the two socket holes.

Computer comes on?
Bad Power on switch.

Computer does Not come on?
Bad Power Supply.

The Power Supply used is just an ordinary ATX style of Power Supply.
Common in over 80 percent of PC's out there, and readily available.

The Wattage is 300 Watts.

The shape, and size of the Power Supply's case is approximately,
A) 6 inches Long
B) 6 inches Wide
C) 3-1/2 inches Tall

Make sure it has a 4-pin ATX +12 Volt power cable,

(Also abbreviated as P4 ATX 12VX1)

Newer Power Supply's have an ATX main power cable, that it's connector can be used as a 20-pin ATX main power cable, (Which you need), or a 24-pin ATX main power cable.

This is one example of a Power Supply that will work in your computer, and is reliable, while economical,

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Need to know which style of m b I have is it an atx

The difference between ATX and MicroATX is the size. An ATX board will usually have 6-7 slots to add cards like video, network or sound cards. An ATX board will also usually not have a video port on the board. A MicroATX board will usually have only 3-4 slots to add cards into it, at least one of which being dedicated to AGP or PCI Express Video cards.
To answer your question: That computer uses a MicroATX board. A Micro ATX board will most likely work in any PC Case whereas an ATX board requires an ATX size case (Mid or Full size Tower).

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Motherboard Name MSI PM8M-V H (MS-7104 v2) (3

MSI PM8M-V is a VIA UniChrome P4M800-based, PC motherboard. Form Factor: Micro ATX. Compatible with Intel P IV and Celeron. Maximum Bus speed would be 800MHz. Maximum RAM Supported is 2GB.
If the specifications differ please inform me.
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We recently had to disassemble our entire system. Now after moving the system, the tower lights but does nothing but blinks. We've tried detaching the power cord to reset it but that didn't help.

Perhaps the Ram Memory module/s, (Stick/s) are not fully seated in the ram memory slot/s.

(Don't know if you have one, or more ram memory modules)

Even if they appear to be seated by a visual inspection, the best method is to remove, and reinstall.
This way you are assured your ram is seated fully.

Before reaching inside your open computer case, disconnect the power to the computer. Unplug from the surge protector, and not from the back of the computer.

I'm sure you know about disconnecting power first, but I have to state this.

Secondly, after the computer is unplugged from power, and the computer case is open; Touch the metal frame of the computer case to relieve your body of Static electricity.

This must be done Before reaching inside the computer.

Perhaps cables have become jarred loose inside, due to moving the computer tower from one location, to another location.

Check to make sure the cables are seated, and tight.

This is HP Support, and the main support page for the Compaq Presario SR1103wm,

In the list under the heading - What type of support do you need, you can click on - Manuals

On the Manuals page scroll down, and click on -
Part Replacement Instructions

This is a PDF file download. Advise letting the file download all the way, before looking through it.

With this manual you will have instructions, and illustrations for guidance to making sure the cables are tight. It shows the various cables.

The manual also shows how to replace ram memory. This way you will have instructions for removing, and reinstalling your ram memory.

Going back to the main suport page, you can click on - Product information, and will have access to an illustration, and photo of your motherboard.

On the Product information page click on -
Product specifications

On this page click on -
Motherboard Specifications MS-6577 Giovani, Giovani2

Scroll midway down the page for the motherboard illustration, and photo.

Makes it more clearer as to where the power cables, and interface cables go, as shown in the Parts Replacement Instructions manual

(Interface cables. In this case, the flat ribbon cables that go from the motherboard to the Harddrive, CD/DVD optical drives, and if there is one installed, the Floppy Drive)

If none of the above makes any sense to you, please state so in a Comment, and I'll walk you through it step, by step.

The above solution is in reference that you have just disconnected all peripherals, (Mouse, Keyboard, Monitor, etc), and have physically moved the computer system, from one location to another.

It can also be used for information if your have removed hardware components, or added hardware components to your computer, and may have missed connecting a cable.

If reseating the ram memory, and ensuring all cables are connected tightly, does not 'cure' the problem, perhaps the wires from the Front Panel to the motherboard have come loose.

(Front Panel is where the Power On button is)
There is no manual to give you for this. If this is the problem let me know in a Comment, and I will go out to my shop, and get you this information.
I have a Compaq Presario SR1103wm out there)

If the wire connectors from the Front Panel to the motherboard, (Connector on the motherboard is a Front Panel header), is Not the problem, then I suggest it is a problem with the Power Supply.

Power Supply has a weak voltage power rail. Enough power to light light's, and maybe spin fans, but not enough power to turn the Processor on.

1) ALL the lights use less than 1 Watt of power

2) EACH fan when operating can use 2 to 3 Watts

3) A typical Processor uses 55 to 125 Watts when operating at maximum capability.

Depends on what Processor it is, as to how much wattage it uses.

There is a way to test the power supply, or you can replace it with a know, good, compatible power supply for a test.

Should I have misunderstood your problem, please come back, and state so in a Comment.

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Some motherboard/cpu setups require an additional 4-pin connector for additional power on the motherboard. The motherboard will require either a 20-pin or a 24-pin power connector (main power), and might need the additional 4 pin as well. If the motherboard will accept the additional 4-pin, then connect it!

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