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Motherboard changover i have a compaq md 6000/6430nx presario computer i need to change the motherboard has a athalon 2.26 prosessor currently and a am37 motherboard,,one day it froze and after a logo screen no bios screen,,nothing,,running xp home,,monitor light just flashes,,no beep codes,,computer will start and cd drives run fine ,,so i'm guessing it's a motherboard or prosessor problem,,checked the ram in another machine ,,and tried another power supply and both checked out ok,,my questions are can i go to a p4 pentium prosessor /motherboard combo and what would be a good interchange combo? i have found some combo deals online with p4 1.8-2.4 gig prosessors .. and really don't need anything super fast for my home pc..but i'm wandering about the different boards having different conectors for power switch leads ,,or are they mostly compatiable and universal,,and as long as i get the proper motherboard driver will brand name make a difference?i've been involved with computers since the 286 days so i do have the basic knowledge of the principles of operations and parts changovers but with so many motherboards out there available and working with a budget it's hard to deceide what way to go.. thanks for any advice ya can give curt thanks

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  • cfi305 Jan 22, 2009

    already tried a different video card ,,and even tried a different hd,,i can't get a bios screen even with a startup disk so thats what makes me beleive it's a motherboard or cpu issue,,monitor isn't the same as was originally conected and is new,,and i don't beleive without testing equipment i can't check the cpu or motherboard ..thanks for the suggestions though..




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It seem that everything is working except for the monitor or perhaps the on board video.

I would try a different monitor, if that does not resolve the issue. I would try installing a new video card. If you do try this, you will need to disable the on board video through the BIOS at start up.

I hope this helps,


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