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Motherboard is shot, Heat ruined parts around processor.

Looking for a replacement for the board that the other boards and case will work with.

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I have found that desktop cases can accept motherboards from various manufacturers. There are a several mounting holes/screws on the base and these are standard mounting positions. Some of the mounting screws may need to be moved to accommodate the motherboard.
Just pick a motherboard that suits your requirements.

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Geekman, that was the most generic, non-useful post i have ever seen. Wow.
I'm in the same boat as doug, i need to replace this board. OBVIOUSLY PC cases are made to hold many different boards. our question would be what is a good plug n play replacement for a burnt out gigabyte GA-K8VM800M, that would accept and work with all the existing hardware we have.

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Here is what I read, Deborah;

"Moved motherboard to another computer case......
Found some Processor (CPU) pins bent.......

Would like to have board repaired, as it is still under manufacturer warranty, but cannot replace board.
Seeking to just have it repaired."

CPU = Central Processing Unit.
Another term used is Microprocessor, or simply Processor for short.

Since the processor does NOT have any contact pins, I assume you are not referring to it.

LGA 775 processor socket,

No repairing of that baby.

Contact pins on motherboard.
Use a mechanical pencil, and take the lead out.
The nose of the mechanical pencil should just fit over the bent pin.

Go TOO far, or TOO fast, and the pins will break off.

By the time you have the motherboard repaired, you're probably looking at the price for a replacement motherboard.

That IS IF, you can find any REAL tech's in your area.
Most are parts changers.

To me logic would dictate sending that mobo in, and have the manufacturer repair it if it's still under warranty.

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Apr 02, 2013 | ASUS Computers & Internet


How to clean a motherboard to eliminate common problems caused by dirt.

This is something that most people don't even want to dare try to do. Most Desktop PC users have used their PC for a very long time, got a lot of dirt locked up in the case, and all over the mother board and still have never tried to clean them. Now from experience, some problems like even a USB port not working could be from dirt. An unstable motherboard could become stable upon successfully cleaning them. So before you conclude that your motherboard is damaged, you may want to try this first.

First I recommend that you turn off your PC for at least an hour, and with the appropriate screw drivers, open the case. Some Desktop cases may not use screws to lock the case so you may want to take a very close look at it to open it. Try to be patient throughout this procedure. Disconnect the power cable and any external connector to the system unit.

Now before you touch any component inside the case, you would have to touch briefly any bare metal part of the case to discharge yourself of any Static electricity. Now if you are not very familiar with the mother board and its components, you can get yourself a pen and paper and take a quick sketch of every connected component on the mother board before you start. You can also use a good digital camera to take pictures.

Now carefully take off each every component connected on the board. Please be sure to take your time so that it becomes very easy to reconnect everything again. Again keep on taking sketches or pictures especially of connections that look complex to you so you don't struggle with them when reconnecting. Take a careful look at the big fan (the processor heat sink) that you see on the board. Some may use screw drivers to remove, others you may have to flip or twist something to remove. Just take your time and you will figure it out. After you remove the heat sink, you would have to carefully lift a locker, to release the processor and then you carefully take out the processor. Be sure not to break anything. The long flat horizontally connected device(s) that you see on the board is/are RAM(memory). Pull outward on the lockers (ejector tab) on their edges and it will eject the RAM. To put them back, be sure that the ejector tabs are pulled outward and looking at the design of the RAM, carefully place it well in its slot and press vertically downwards on it till the ejector tabs lockup. Place all the removed components, separate from each other carefully on a table or any secure place.

Now look at the screws which hold the mother board to the case and with the appropriate screw drivers, remove all the screws. Now carefully get out the motherboard from its case. With the motherboard out, you can get any good brush or compressed air and properly clean inside the case. Now I recommend that you obtain any good washing detergent and carefully wash every part of the motherboard, rinse it thoroughly and be sure to completely dry it. An alternative, is to get an ESD (Electrostatic Discharge) safe compressed air and a good brush( which should be discharged of any static electricity by briefly touching it with one hand and the other hand touching an unpainted grounded metal or bare metal part of you PC case) to get rid of any dirt stuck on any part of the motherboard. When this is done, that all that there is. Reassemble (still with care) and enjoy.

Hope this is helpful and I wish you all the best.

on Jan 10, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Automatic shutdown over heating

Turn the computer off.
Remove the side-panel, to expose the motherboard.
Turn the computer on.
When you see PRESS <blah> TO ENTER BIOS SETUP, press the <blah> key.
Use the "arrow" keys to move around the BIOS SETUP menu,
looking for any "system health" menu-entry.
Press the "enter" key to select that menu-entry.
It should report the current motherboard temperature, and the current CPU temperature,
and the temperature-limit, beyond which the motherboard will force a shutdown.
It may also report the speed of the power-supply fan, the case fan (if installed), and the CPU fan.
Also, take a look at the fans, to confirm that they are spinning.
Replace any non-functioning fans.

Jul 13, 2011 | Intel PENTIUM-4 865GV CHIP MOTHER BOARD...

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There are five capacitors next to the CPU cooling assembly on my Gigabyte GA-M61VME-S2 motherboard. One is leaking and two are bulging. Can these bad capacitors be replaced or do I need to replace the...

Yes they can be replaced if you were thinking of doing it yourself, desoldering the old ones is the hard bit, however if you were looking to get someone to do it for you I suspect the price may well go at least around the same price as simply replacing the board as its available
£37 (around $50 if your stateside)

Jul 11, 2011 | Gigabyte Motherboard, GA-M61VME-S2 + AMD...

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hi prasad, u r getting a lesser memory because you motherboard consumes 64mb for its shared usage... this is common, certain motherboards comes with a builtin shared memory, some does not...
right now the SMPS on your computer might have gone bad, u can check with a different SMPS... Sometimes even the board might have shorted, in this case you can service ur board... it may costs around Rs.400

Aug 04, 2010 | Intel D102GGC2 Motherboard

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Intel D865GBF Motherboard

Hi Jharper91,
There is no easy way to explain how to remove your Intel® Pentium® 4 processor with out some pictures. Intel does have a site showing how to install. Once you understand how to install you'll be able to remove. Try looking through this link from Intel.
Newer Intel Pentium 4 processor use 4 plastic pins to hold the retention clip onto the board. To remove them you will need to lift the motherboard out of the case. Using a needle-nose plier to squeeze the plastic ends together & pop-out the plastic pins.

The north bridge can be glued onto the chipset & have
2 pins bent inwards on themselves. Bend them in and push them through. If glued, use a hair dryer to heat the cooler, thus making the glue soften. Each board can & do use different methods to hold coolers to the chipset's. You might want to keep in mind the total db of adding a bunch of coolers. It may get very noisy for you.

I hope you find this helpful.
If I can help you more just post you're question's here.
Good Luck Jharper91!


May 21, 2008 | Intel Motherboard

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New motherboard

ok look on Ebay and you will find exactly what you need. No problem. Ans otherwise there are a ton of on line shops around who still carry this.

Apr 26, 2008 | ASUS K8V-SE Deluxe Motherboard

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Computer not booting

Unfortunately it sounds like the processor fried. These are very prone to heat degradation.

Link to computer gate
Link 2 is to
Link 3 Take your pick
Your board supports Northwood/Williamette processors with HT
in 400/533/800 Front Side Bus

Apr 05, 2008 | ASUS P4S800-MX Motherboard

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Hi, this is an indication of a power surge possibly from a near by lighting strike. Always use a surge protection board. The best solution for another motherboard is to Replace it with a generic brand, if you have any doubt about the size format of the board then buy a mini ATX board and you will find this will fit any case, you do not need to buy the exact same motherboard as the orriginal one. Just make sure your Ram and CPU are the same type as needed on the new board. ie:- socket 775 CPU and DDR RAM or whatever your current board uses.
Regards mistyman

Feb 22, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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Cannot boot

There must be a short between the board & case. All motherboard mounting screws should have red fiber washers. The bottom of the board should not be touching the case. The board should be mounted on stand-offs. These brass looking stand-offs screw into the back plate of the case & the board is screwed into these. If you feel the board is still touching the case. Cut a piece of paper and place it between the board & case. Memory not seated correctly or defective memory can also resulte in such problems. The red light on most Pc's is a hard drive light. If your PC have two dimms remove 1. Other cards not needed for this testing should be removed even sound cards. Connect only mouse & keyboard & monitor. It's all worth it if the pc works.

Jan 18, 2008 | AOpen MX46-533V (91.89U10.061) Motherboard

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