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I HAVE A COMPUTER WITH CONFIGURATION OF INTEL EXTREME DP45SG MOTHERBOARD,QUAD CORE 6600 PROCESSOR,NVIDIA GRAPHIC CARD,DDR3 RAM(1333 HZ),500GB HDD(SEAGATE) and still my compuer screen shows NO DISPLAY .RECENTLY I GOT CHANGED HDD AND MOTHER BOARD AND STILL I AM FACING THE SAME PROBLEM.WHAT COUL BE THE REASON PLZ DO SEND THE SOLUTION.

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    Have you tried a different monitor?

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So basically you cannot get the pc to POST. Meaning you have just a black screen when you power on the pc, right?

First off, did you attempt to update BIOS before this happened. 90% of the time this is caused by a corrupt bios.

If you did not try to update BIOS before the problem started then try these troubleshooting steps.

1. Full power down. Unplug the power cord from the Power supply. Then hold down the pc power button.
Try to boot the pc.

2. Open the case and reseat the graphics card, hard drive, and RAM.

3. Take out one of the RAM sticks if there is 2 or more. Swap the RAM sticks in different RAM slots.

4. Set the Cmos jumper to clear. Power up the pc. Power down the PC. Set the Cmos jumper back to normal position, power up the PC.

5. Unplug and replug all the power supply cables.

6. Check the powersupply function. Either by a powersupply voltage checker, put the powersupply in a different pc, or try a different powersupply in the problem computer.


Ok try all this first...



Posted on Feb 28, 2009

  • Brian Lee Feb 28, 2009

    Oh try another graphics card (assuming it is a PCI-e card) . Forgot about that. And make sure you have all the cables from the powersupply plugged into the videocard.

    And make sure the powersupply is POWERFUL enough for your components. I think you would need at least a 500 watt with a the components you have. Make sure it is a decent power supply too.

    the 12 volt rails should have at least 15 amps.


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If this holds true,

http://www.ehow.com/facts_7577204_specifications-dell-model-dhm-computer.html

,the Dell computer is a Dimension 8250.

If that holds true, then NO. The motherboard chipset does NOT support using a dual core processor, much less a quad-core.

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim8250/specs.htm

The motherboard chipset used for the technology of your Dell motherboard, utilizes a Northbridge chip, and a Southbridge chip.

Let's regress for a moment;

Chip and Chipset are slang terms for I.C.
Integrated Circuit,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integrated_Circuit

If you would take the motherboard out of the computer case, and stand it up in the same direction/position it was in the case, on a table; the motherboard can be viewed as a Map.

The Processor is due North, the Ram Memory slots are due East, the white long PCI slots are due South; and the I/O ports are due West.

The Northbridge chip is always close to the CPU. (Processor)
This is one reason it is named the Northbridge chip.

The Southbridge chip lays down near the white long PCI slots.
Yes. Due South.

The Northbridge chip handles the Faster capabilities of a computer.
Processor, Ram Memory, and HIGH-speed graphics.

Therefore when you want to upgrade the Processor, not only take a look at what processor socket is used on the motherboard; but also see what the Northbridge chip is.

[There is more ]

HIGH-speed graphics being AGP, and PCI Express,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AGP

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCI_Express

a) Using a graphics card inserted into a white long PCI expansion slot, is NOT high-speed graphics.
b) Using Integrated Graphics is NOT high-speed graphics.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Motherboard_diagram.svg

The Southbridge chip handles the Slower capabilities of a computer.

1) Anything connected to the IDE bus. (IDE is also referred to as PATA)
2) Anything connected to the SATA bus.
3) Anything connected to the USB bus.
4) Anything connected to the Ethernet bus.
5) Audio (Sound)

An example of general location using this example,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:ASRock_K7VT4A_Pro_Mainboard_Labeled_English.svg

The motherboard example is clocked 90 degrees to the Left, plus a few more degrees (22?); than how it actually is positioned in a computer case.

As you can see with this example, the Northbridge chip has an aluminum finned Heatsink on it. They run hot, and need to be cooled.
The Southbridge chip in this example does not use a Heatsink.
Most newer motherboards do.

The motherboard chipset used on the Dimension 8250 motherboard, is an Intel 850E.

One of the first Intel chipsets to start supporting Intel Pentium 4 processors.
Age, my man. This baby is O-L-D.

Dual core processors weren't even heard of then. They hadn't come out.
Much less quad-core processors.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_intel_chipsets#Pentium_4_chipsets

Fourth listing down in the Chipset column. 850E

Northbridge is Intel 82850E
Southbridge is Intel ICH2. Part number is Intel 82801BA

-> RDRAM?
Just spotted this.

Should mean you are running an Intel Celeron, or Intel Pentium 4, that use a Socket 423.

Seriously? RDRAM?
That ram memory technology has been left way behind.
Rambus DRAM. (Dynamic Random Access Memory)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RDRAM

Plus the price of Ram Memory is out-freaking-rageous!
For the price of 1GB of RDRAM, you could buy 4GB of Sdram
DDR, DDR2, or DDR3.

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim8250/specs.htm

Advise get rid of that motherboard.

Processor? Nope. Can't reuse. Why? It's a Socket 423 Intel processor. They use RDRAM ram memory.
Intel made a deal back in the day, that they would manufacturer Intel processors utilizing a Socket 423, and RAMBUS ram memory,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socket_423

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_Pentium_4_microprocessors#Willamette_.28180.C2.A0nm.29

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Let's back up a second.

A) What HP model is it? (P/N. Product Number. Back of desktop computer tower)
B) What model number of Intel quad core is it?
C) What are the manufacturer ID number/letters on the ram memory module/s?

I need to know what Northbridge chip is used on the motherboard, to know if it will support the particular Intel quad core you're trying to use.
This I can hopefully obtain from HP Support, by looking at the specifications for the motherboard.

(This technology does not apply to motherboards that support the Intel Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, and Core i9 processors)

The Northbridge chip is part of the motherboard chipset.
So aptly named, because on a desktop computer motherboard it sits to the 'North', for one.
(Under the Processor)

[ Chip and Chipset are slang terms for I.C.
Integrated Circuit,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integrated_Circuit

The Northbridge chip handles the faster capabilities of the computer.
It handles the Processor, Ram Memory, and High-speed graphics.

AGP and PCI-Express are high-speed graphics technology.
A graphics card plugged into a PCI slot, and Integrated Graphics, is Not high-speed graphics.

The Southbridge chip handles the slower capabilities of the computer.

Motherboard Diagram;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Motherboard_diagram.svg

List of Intel Chipsets, and more specifically the one's that can handle Intel quad core processors,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_chipsets#Core_2_chipsets

Secondly;
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There HAS to be a ram memory module ('Stick') in Slot 1. (DIMM 1)
EACH ram memory slot has a Maximum Amount.

For example if there are 4 ram slots, and the Maximum Total Amount of ram memory is 4GB, each ram slot may have a maximum of 1GB.
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Third:
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THEN shut the computer down, unplug from power, observe Anti-Static Precautions, and install 2GB of ram memory.

Works?
Install the other 2GB.
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A) The best Processor that a Dell Optiplex GX270 can use, is a single-core Intel Pentium 4.
The best Ram Memory is DDR Sdram at 400MegaHertz. (PC3200)

This is shown by the fact that the Northbridge chip is an Intel 865G.
Supporting Data:

1) http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/opgx270/en/ug/specs.htm

2) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_chipsets#Pentium_4_Chipsets

3) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Motherboard_diagram.svg

[ The CPU {Processor} communicates through the Front Side Bus {FSB} to the Northbridge chip.
Think of an FSB as an 'Information Highway'.
Information {Data} goes back and forth across the FSB.

{Chip and Chipset are slang terms for I.C. Integrated Circuit}

The Northbridge chip determines what Processors are supported, what Ram Memory is supported, and High-speed graphics.

{High-speed graphics being AGP or PCI Express.
Not a graphics card installed into a PCI slot, nor Integrated Graphics.

Integrated graphics is also referred to as OnBoard graphics. ON the motherBoard. The graphics chip {GPU) is soldered to the motherboard. Not to a removable graphics adapter card. (Graphics card/Video card/Graphics adapter card, all mean the same thing)

The Southbridge chip handles the slower processes of a computer. Therefore also handling anything to do with a PCI slot, or Integrated graphics ]

A motherboard is the 'Building Block' of a computer. From it, all hardware components are supported.
Processor, Ram Memory, Graphics card, (Or Integrated Graphics), and so on.
What Northbridge chip is used determines a lot about a motherboard, besides the internal connectors used.
When buying a computer this is what you need to look at, for one.

Things have changed with the introduction of the Intel Core i3, i5, i7, and i9.
There is no separate Northbridge chip. It may be integrated into the CPU, or not used at all.
There is no FSB. It has been replaced with the Quick-Path Interconnect.

Intel rates their Processors with a star system now. The budget, or entry level Celeron is a 1 star. Pentium's are 2 stars. Core i3 - 3 stars, Core i5 - 4 stars, Core i7- 5 stars.

Point?

With the introduction of computer utilizing the Intel Core i3, i5, i7, and i9 processors, the computers that can use Intel Core 2 (Duo and Quad) processors are becoming VERY economical.

You may be able to purchase a desktop computer that utilizes an Intel Core 2 processor for around
$400 to $500. One that utilizes a comparable AMD processor for the same, or less.
And has Windows 7. (I know, do not start a sentence with And)

One example, (Not advertising for website),

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Another example,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6738683&CatId=6

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If it is an iMedia D3318UK model it will have the Part Number - PV.U050Y.019 on the back of the computer tower.
(P/N PV.U050Y.019)

If this is the correct model;

Motherboard:
Made by ECS (EliteGroup Computer Systems) for Packard Bell

Packard Bell's name for the motherboard is Denver 10
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Uses the Nvidia nForce 610i Northbridge chipset
Uses the Nvidia GeForce 7050 Southbridge chipset.

(The Northbridge chipset, and the Southbridge chipset make up the motherboard chipset)

More information on Nvidia's nForce 610i chipset,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_Nvidia_chipsets#For_Intel_processors_2

1) Uses the LGA 775 processor socket
The processor socket has the pins, while the processor has the socket holes.

2) Has support for Pentium 4, Celeron, Core2 Duo, and Core2 Quad processors, with up to a 1066MHz Front Side Bus. (FSB)

List of Intel Core2 Microprocessors,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_Core_2_microprocessors

This way you can look at the processors with a 1066MHz FSB.

I know it will support the Conroe Core, Intel processors, but can't give you factual data at the moment, whether the BIOS program on that motherboard will support Intel's Wolfdale-3M Core processors.

3) Supports (Uses) DDR2 Sdram ram memory at either 533MHz, 667MHz, or 800MHz. (PC2-4300, PC2-5300, and PC2-6400 respectively)

Has two ram memory slots, and will support up to 8GB's of ram memory.

Bear in mind that this is only with a 64bit Operating System.
Otherwise it will support up to 4GB's of ram memory with a 32bit O/S.

(Windows XP Home is a 32bit O/S. Windows XP Pro also, but there is a 64bit version. Vista also comes in a 32bit version, as well as a 64bit version. Never assume all Vista versions are 64 bit.

Note*
With a 32 bit O/S, only 3.2 to 3.5GB's of ram memory will be recognized)

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This graphics slot uses the PCI Express 1.1 technology.
You can use a graphics card based on the PCI Express 2.0 technology.

PCI Express 2.0 is Backward Compatible with PCI Express 1.1

You just will not get the full capability of the PCI Express 2.0 graphics card.
Will you notice?
Doubtful.

More information direct from Packard Bell Support,

http://support.packardbell.com/uk/item/index.php?pn=PV.U050Y.019&g=1400

On this page scroll down to the heading - Core, in red, and left-click on - Denver 10 Motherboard


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If you're going to replace the Mobo, Processor, and PSU, you may as well as replace the computer case, also.

Another $50 USD will buy you a decent computer case.

(Seen this? http://www.directron.com/cs888uvbl.html )

You can reuse your optical drive/s.

Mobo? Are you going to stick with AMD processors like what is used in your computer now, or are you going to go Intel?

AMD hardware is cheaper price wise, but not quality wise. Myself I prefer Intel.
Just a personal preference.

Dual core processor with DDR Sdram ram memory?
You're not going to like this answer, but this = No, for Intel processors.
DDR2 Sdram for dual core processors.

There are some older AMD processor based motherboards that do utilize DDR Sdram, and dual core processors.

It is IMHO this is going backwards.
Why?
Because using DDR Sdram will cause a 'bottleneck' of information. The dual core processor will be bottlenecked, by the slower DDR Sdram ram memory.

Also, I would imagine you would like to be able to buy a dual core processor now, and be able to use a Quad Core processor in the future, on that same motherboard.

Again, I'm more towards Intel than AMD, so forgive me if I'm talking to an AMD man.

I go for the 'Best Bang for the Buck' theory.
More performance for lesser money spent.

It is for the above reasons that I would recommend an XFX nForce 750i SLI Extreme mobo.
Why?

1) Supports Intel Pentium 4 processors, (With an 800MHz FSB, and fit into an LGA 775 processor socket), all the way up to an Intel Core2 Quad.

(Supports Intel - Pentium 4, Pentium D, Pentium Extreme Edition, Core2 Duo, Core2 Quad, and Core2 Extreme processors)

Supports Intel processors utilizing the 45nm architecture, and up to a 1333MHz FSB. (800MHz, 1066MHz, or 1333MHz)

2) Supports DDR2 Sdram at either 800MHz, or 1066MHz. (PC2-6400 and PC2-8500 respectively)

4GB's with a 32bit operating system, 8GB's with a 64bit O/S.

(A 32bit operating system has it's limitations. Only 3.2 to 3.5GB's, will be recognized of that 4GB's of ram memory)

3) Has Two PCI-Express x16 graphics slots, that use the PCI Express 2.0 technology. You can install two graphics cards, that utilize the SLI technology. (Scalable Link Interface)

With this motherboard, when you use two graphics cards, BOTH will operate at 16X.
Not 16X for one, and 8X for the other, like some motherboards.
(Things they don't tell you)

(Information about the Nvidia nForce 750i chipset, from Nvidia.com,

http://www.nvidia.com/object/product_nforce_750i_sli_us.html

Click on the Specifications tab)

Has 4 SATA headers on the motherboard, that utilize the SATA 3.0Gigabit per Second technology. (3.0Gb/s)

4) The MOSFET has a heatsink on it, as well as the Northbridge chip, and Southbridge chip. Plus there is a heatpipe in-between these heatsinks.
Helps keep everything nice, and cool!

5) Price is $70

2GB's of decent DDR2 Sdram at 800MHz, (PC2-6400), will set you back about $50.

You can buy a Motherboard/CPU combo with the Intel Core2 Duo E7500, for $190 USD.

(Intel Core2 Duo E7500:

Two processor cores operating at 2.93GHz Each.
3MB's of L2 cache.
1066MHz FSB
Based on the Wolfdale Core.

For the power supply, I would recommend an OCZ StealthXStream 600 Watt.
Why?

Because if you keep the temperature of this PSU at 118 degrees Fahrenheit, (47.9 degrees Celsius), it can reliably put out 728.8 Watts.

(Remember, 80 percent of the rated maximum wattage, is the figure you should go by.
80 percent of the rated maximum wattage, when the PSU is operating at a 100 percent load)

Has Four 12 Volts power rails. EACH 12 Volt rail is capable of handling 18 Amps.
Total is 72 AMP's!

Has all the power cables you will need.
Has a 120mm fan.
A larger fan means it will turn slower, and still produce more air flow.
Also will make less noise. (Unless you are running an intense game at high settings. You won't hear it anyway, because of the game!)

Just my thoughts. If this is not what you had in mind, please state so in a comment.

(Additional comment. I think utilizing two graphics cards in an SLI configuration, is redundant. Basing this statement on price versus performance.

Again with the 'Best Bang for the Buck, theory, but I would recommend an EVGA Geforce GTX 260 Core 216 graphics card.

Graphics performance is VERY close to an Nvidia Geforce GTX 280, but at way less cost)

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