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Mb wont post or even give option to get to cmos

I install motherboard into case install memory in just channel b says the book, install pci express board or any video card the system spools up but will not post and there is no screen messages at all screen is blank the screen is acting like there is no power being sent to show association to the mb and that is so with any video card including a simple 2mb pci card. PS is a 450 ss mem ive tried 3 different sets with no luck

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Install memeory in the first bank and if using more than 1 stick try skipping a bank in between them if possible.

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I have Wolfdale 1333-D667 motherboard which Supports Dual Channel DDR2 667/533 memory. Can i upgrade it with a DDR3 Graphics card?


atlantisshak, you can use a graphics card with ANY graphics ram memory.

A graphics card has it's own Processor, and graphics memory.

Doesn't depend on the system resources, ( Processor and Ram Memory)

GPU = Graphics Processing Unit, the graphics card's processor,

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

Doesn't matter if you use a graphics card, that has GDDR3, or GDDR4, or GDDR5, graphics ram memory.

I do however, recommend using a PCI Express graphics card based on the 2.0 technology. (PCI Express 2.0), and NOT the PCI Express 2.1 technology.

Could have problems.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.
Regards,
joecoolvette

{ ALSO;
Make SURE you,
1) Windows running on the computer, install the graphics card's Installation Disk. (CD disk)

AFTER loading the graphics card's 'Control Panel', and drivers,
DO NOT RESTART.

Close all windows, go back to the desktop screen. Shut the computer down normally.

THEN unplug from power, AND follow Anti-Static Precautions.
Physically install the graphics card. Plug the monitor into the graphics card. Close the computer case.

Plug the computer into power. WAIT 1 minute, turn the computer on.

IF you do not, you stand the chance of driver conflict.
To explain;

When a device (Such as this graphics card), is installed on a computer, Windows 'break it's neck' to find suitable, matching drivers.

If THE drivers are not there, Windows will match up one of it's
THOUSANDS of generic, one size fits all, drivers.

This = NO.
Could cause a driver conflict.

Windows: " Which drivers do I use? These or THESE?"

[ If you install the graphics card FIRST, THE drivers are NOT there.
Then you go back, and do install the drivers, there may be a driver conflict ]

Drivers:
Small pieces of software that allow the Operating System to communicate with a device.

Some O/S examples are Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7.
The graphics card is an example of a device.

[ When you put the Installation Disk in the optical drive's tray, and close it, the graphics card's software will come up. Go for the option with the 'Control Panel', AND drivers.

Example; For an ATI Radeon graphics card, the 'Control Panel' is ATI Cataylst Control Center ]

Jun 18, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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Dell inspiron 531 motherboard specs


Dell Support > Inspiron 531 Desktop PC > Owners Manual,

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/inspd531/en/OM/appendix.htm#wp1149546

Click on Specifications in the list, or scroll the page down a little.

Gives you a general options of Processors. Doesn't specify the exact AMD processor in your computer. There's a way around this, and much better, than using what your computer states in System Properties - General tab.
(Left-click on Start, then Right-click on My Computer. Using WinXP)

Does tell you the motherboard chipset is an Nvidia MCP 61.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_Nvidia_graphics_processing_units#GeForce_6_.286xxx.29_series

{ MCP61 (S/V) }

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

Also tells you that you have a PCI-Express x1 slot, and a PCI-Express x16 slot.

(PCI-Express x1 slot is used for add-on cards that would be PCI, but are further enhanced using the faster serial connection of PCI-Express. NOT used for a graphics (Video) card.

The PCI-Express x16 slot is for a PCI-Express graphics card.

What PCI-Express version is it?
Due to the year the computer was made, and the motherboard chipset, it is the PCI-Express 1.1 version, IMHO.

Does it matter if you use a PCI-Express graphics card based on the PCI-Express 2.0, or PCI-Express 2.1 technology

NO

PCI-Express 2.0 and 2.1, are Backward Compatible with PCI-Express 1.1

Will you get the full capability of a graphics card based on the PCI-Express 2.0, or 2.1 technology?
NO
Will you notice?
NO.

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



The way to find out exact information about your motherboard, and without opening your computer, is to use CPU-Z from CPUID.com (Provided the motherboard is in a working computer)

Information on CPU-Z,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CPU-Z

Left-click on the CPU-Z screenshot to the upper Right. This will enlarge the view.

Note the CPU tab. When CPU-Z is opened, the CPU tab is automatically open by default.
(CPU = Processor)

There is also a Caches tab, a Mainboard tab, (Motherboard), Memory tab, (Ram Memory), SPD tab, Graphics tab, and About tab.

A) The CPU tab will tell you who made the Processor in your computer, what the model number is, and a host of other pertinent information.

B) The Caches tab deals with the Processor's cache.

C) The Mainboard tab deals with the Motherboard.
Tells you the;
1) Manufacturer,
2) Model,
3) motherboard Chipset,
4) Southbridge of the motherboard chipset,
5) BIOS manufacturer, Version, and Date,
6) and a host of information on the Graphics Interface used.

D) The Memory tab tells you about the Ram Memory installed.
1) Type (DDR Sdram, DDR2 Sdram, etc)
2) Size (Amount in MegaByte's. MB)
3) Whether the ram memory is being used in Single Channel, or Dual Channel.
4) Timings


E) The SPD tab relates to the Ram memory also.
(Serial Presence Detect)
You can click on the down arrow to the right of the ram memory slot box, and check out each individual ram memory module. ('Stick')

(The box will have Slot 1 in it. If you click the down arrow, you can then click on the Slot you want.
IF there is a ram memory module in THAT slot)
{ More on SPD,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serial_presence_detect }


F) The Graphics tab tells you a general information on the graphics chipset, on your motherboard, (Integrated Graphics), or the graphics card that is installed. (IF installed)

Use GPU-Z for more information on the graphics chipset.

G) The About tab tells you about CPU-Z.

This is the CPU-Z homepage on CPUID.com,

http://www.cpuid.com/downloads/cpu-z/1.56-setup-en.exe

CPU-Z is a tiny, free program.
After you click on - Download now! in the purple rectangle, a small window will come up on the right
Opening cpu-z_1.56-setup-en.exe

Left-click on Save File.

Another small window will come up.
In the wording at the top of this window tells you where the file will download to.
It may have Desktop, or My Documents, or Downloads in the wording.
Write it down.

Desktop: The file will be on your desktop screen

My Documents: Left-click on Start, then on My Documents

Downloads: Left-click on Start, then on My Documents. DOUBLE-click on Downloads.

When you see the file name DOUBLE-click right on it.
Follow the easy instructions.

When you are done it will automatically open to the user interface I showed you above.
There will also be an icon on your desktop screen.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Sep 29, 2011 | Dell Dimension 9200 PC Desktop

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What video card are compatable with SR1620NX ? The graphics card is not working right anymore and I need a compatable video card.


A PCI Express graphics card.

Doesn't matter if the PCI Express graphics card uses the PCI Express 2.0 technology, or the PCI Express 2.1 technology.

The PCI Express graphics card, will insert into the PCI Express x16 expansion slot on the motherboard.


Supporting data;

1) View of the motherboard in an illustration,

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00378480&tmp_task=prodinfoCategory&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=1127351

Scroll down the page to view the motherboard illustration.

A) Looking at the illustration, view the BATT. (CMOS Battery)

To the left of the CMOS Battery (BATT) are three white PCI slots.
Above them is a longer expansion slot. This is the PCI Express x16 slot.

Above it is marked > PCIX16X1 (PCI x16 times 1 slot)


NOTE* When installing the PCI Express graphics card, lift up gently on the Lock 'handle'.
It looks as though you should push down on it, but you need to lift up on it instead.


Also go above the motherboard illustration, and read to the right of the heading > Internal Connectors

In the list you will see > One PCI Express x16 graphics slot.


WHEN installing a graphics card, ALWAYS install the software from the CD disk provided, First!

Computer on, and Windows running, insert the graphics card's Installation disk, (CD) into the optical drive tray.
Install the software by following the directions.

THEN shut the computer down normally, and unplug the computer from power.
OBSERVE Anti-Static Precautions.
Install the graphics card.
Close the computer case, and plug the monitor into the graphics card.

Turn the computer on.

When you install a device (Such as a graphics card for example), Windows will try to find compatible drivers.
IF, THE driver is not installed First, Windows will match up one of it's thousands of generic drivers.

This = No.

You want THE driver installed first, so that Windows will find it, and Not try to match on of it's generic drivers.

NOTE 2*
It DOESN'T MATTER what graphics ram memory the graphics card has.
The graphics card's Processor and Ram Memory operates independent of the system resources.

Example:
The computer uses DDR Sdram ram memory.
The graphics card uses GDDR5 graphics ram memory.

It will work just fine.

NOTE 3*
It does NOT matter if your computer uses the PCI Express 1.1 technology, and the graphics card uses the PCI Express 2.0, or 2.1 technology.

PCI Express 2.0, and 2.1 technology is Backward Compatible with PCI Express 1.1 technology.

Will you get the full capability of the PCI Express 2.0, or 2.1 graphics card?
NO

Will you notice?
NO


What you need to look at it, is how much power will the graphics card use. Look at the system requirements for the graphics card, and be sure your Power Supply has enough power for that graphics card.

Also, IF, the graphics card requires additional power cables from the Power Supply, make sure your Power Supply has the required power cable, or power cables.
IF the Power Supply does not, use a power adapter cable.


NOTE 4*
Graphics card manufacturer's base the power needed for the graphics card, Not just on the graphics card itself, but on an entire computer system, AND the graphics card.

The graphics card manufacturers use a test computer system, that is a powerful computer system.
Gamer motherboard, Dual Core, or Quad Core processor, 4GB of ram memory, and at least two harddrives, and two optical drives, PLUS the graphics card in question.

This complete computer system uses a LOT more power than just the graphics card by itself.

There isn't a single graphics card out there, that uses more than 150 Watts by itself.

Recommendations for a graphics card that is compatible, with a Compaq Presario SR1620nx desktop computer?

Budget to medium:
Good enough to watch videos, older games, and some newer games.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4675217&CatId=3670

Medium:
Higher level games, and large screen monitors,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6642574&CatId=3669

For questions post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Dec 18, 2010 | HP Compaq Presario SR1620NX...

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What type of video card can I use on this motherboard? D945GZIS AGP? PCI? PCI EXPRESS?


Your MoBo has (1) of each PCI Express x1 & and PCI Express x16 slots, and (2) standard PCI slots. There are NO AGP bus slots on this board. You'd want to use buy a PCI Express x16 video card instead of a PCI video card due to the better performance offered by the PCI Express cards.

The full details of your motherboard are below:


Product Description The Intel Desktop Board D946GZIS delivers an integrated graphics solution in the Essential Series by combining exceptional value with quality and reliability and supports Intel Core2 Duo, Intel Pentium D, Intel Pentium 4, and Intel Celeron D processors with 1066/800/533 MHz system bus in the LGA775 package. This board features a PCI Express x16 connector, integrated 10/100 LAN, dual-channel DDR2 memory, Intel High Definition Audio (Intel HD Audio) and up to eight USB 2.0 ports.
Processor Model: D946GZIS Chipset Type: Intel 946GZ Express Processor Socket: LGA775 Socket Installed Qty (Max Supported): 0 ( 1 ) BIOS Type: Intel Storage Controler: ATA-100
Memory RAM Installed ( Max ): 0 MB / 4 GB (max) Supported RAM Speed: PC2-4300, PC2-5300 RAM Features: Unbuffered, dual channel memory architecture
Audio Audio Output: Sound card Sound Output Mode: 5.1 channel surround Compliant Standards: High Definition Audio
Expansion / Connectivity Expansion Slot(s): 1 PCI Express x1, 1 PCI Express x16, 1 processor - LGA775 Socket, 2 PCI, 2 memory ( 1.8 V ) - DIMM 240-pin Interfaces: 4 x Hi-Speed USB - 4 pin USB Type A, 1 x serial - RS-232 - 9 pin D-Sub (DB-9), 1 x parallel - IEEE 1284 (EPP/ECP) - 25 pin D-Sub (DB-25), 1 x display / video - VGA - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15), 1 x network - Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX - RJ-45, 1 x audio - line-in - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm, 1 x audio - line-out - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm, 1 x microphone - input - mini-phone 3.5 mm, 1 x storage - floppy interface - 34 pin IDC, 1 x keyboard - generic - 6 pin mini-DIN (PS/2 style), 1 x mouse - generic - 6 pin mini-DIN (PS/2 style)

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I need driver help, yes i am a idiot


No your not.Go to microsoft web site or use the built in Windows Update on your computer.If you haven't downloaded the update tool it will ask you to install it.After it installs the update tool, run it.Pick the updates you need lnstall them some will require you to restart.Later check the automatic update feature to check for updates.Other updates will be from the manufacturer or your PC,check for their updates.Software from their sites.This is not hard.If I were you I would buy a general book on XP you can learn easy steps to keep your PC up to date and won't have to ask anyone (except FixYa.com) good luck

Sep 05, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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No beep,No Display on my monitor,only CPU heatsink fan is moving


You motherboard has onboard video. It's possible it needs to be disabled and the option changed to use the pci or pci-express slot for the Ati card you installed. Since you have no post error beeps this is the best place to start. Also I had built a system not to long ago and had a similar problem. Resetting the cmos on the motherboard (usually a pin combo) solved the issue.

Start by hooking up your vga cable to the onboard video.

Hope this helps.

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I have a 838gm gateway,Ive tried to install 4gb of ram ,when I install more than 2gb,it will not boot


Gateway's website says this motherboard will support 4GB of DDR333 or DDR400 memory. I would suggest testing each memory modules by plugging it into the board by itself, then rebooting. This way you can catch a bad DIMM that might be causing problems. If each one checks out then start adding one module at a time, rebooting after each one. If it still stops booting after you add a module, you probably have a bad system board, and only now that you are adding the extra memory are you finding that out. If that is the case, try contacting Gateway support. Maybe they would be kind enough to cover repair under warranty.

Nov 27, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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Graphics card help



> nvidia 9600gt oc graphics card requirements : found at http://www.bfgtech.com/bfgr96512gtoce.aspx

Microsoft Windows Vista -or- Windows XP
> CD or DVD-ROM drive > 100MB of available hard disk drive space for basic driver installation > 425W PCI Express-compliant system power supply with a combined 12V current rating of 28A or more (Minimum system power requirement based on a standard PC configured with an Intel® Core™2 Extreme X6800 processor) > PCI Express-compliant motherboard with one vacant PCI Express x16 slot. > One 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connector -or- Two 4-pin Molex supplementary power connectors
> 512 MB of system memory
http://www.directron.com/slireadymb.html heres a list of SLI ready motherboards. dont gotta use this site to buy it just giving you and idea of whats out there for you.

Seems from what i gathered that as long as its an SLI ready motherboard with a open 16x PCI-E compliant slot and of course its gotta fit your tower. Find out the form factor of the tower then also make sure that it fits the correct type of ram that you have and prosesser. Then u should be good to go!

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