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Pluggin it in the slots!

I have a very old computer and need a layout for the motherboard for the slot names a what goes where!

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Re: pluggin it in the slots!

Hi mashett3,

Hear is the link where you can go and find out where everthing goes on your motherboard

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Diagram of t2878

Diagram? I don't quite follow. However let me post this information to see if it qualifies as what you seek.

1) The eMachines T2878 Desktop PC uses an FIC AU31 motherboard. Also known as K7M-NF18G.
(FIC is First International Computer {Inc)

This is a link to a free motherboard manual, for the FIC AU31 motherboard,

5th file down on the left side. Click right on AU31

This is a Zip file. (A Zip file is used to send large amounts of information)
Click on the circle to the left of Save File, if there is no green dot in it.
Now click on OK.

A small window will come up on the left.
In the wording at the top of this small window, will tell you where the file will download to.

It may have Desktop, or MY Documents, or Downloads, in the wording.
You may wish to write it down.

The zip file will be on your desktop screen

My Documents:
Click on Start, then on My Documents

Click on Start, then on My Documents. DOUBLE-click on Downloads.

When you see the file name DOUBLE-click on it.
(Yellow folder icon with a zipper on it, and AU31_manual next to it)

On the far left at the top, click on Extract all files.

Now click on Next, Next, and Finish.

After you click on Finish you will see the file name next to a red Adobe PDF icon. DOUBLE-click on it.
There is the motherboard manual in PDF file form.

2) Motherboard Diagram; (Pertaining to the technology used for your eMachines T2878 computer),

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

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

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

AGP and PCI Express are High-speed graphics.

A graphics card inserted into a PCI slot, or using Integrated Graphics, is NOT high-speed graphics.

The Southbridge chip handles the slower capabilities of a computer.
The PCI bus, IDE bus, SATA bus, USB, Ethernet, and Audio. (Sound)

3) The FIC AU31 motherboard uses an Nvidia nForce 2 motherboard chipset,

Nvidia nForce 2 IGP for the Northbridge chip, and Nvidia nForce 2 MCP-T for the Southbridge chip.

Click on the motherboard photo to enlarge.
The white square socket at the top is the Processor socket.
(Socket A. Also known as Socket 462)

Under the Processor socket is a black Heatsink. Looks similar to a meat tenderizer. Underneath this heatsink is the Northbridge chip.
(The heatsink is glued to the Northbridge chip with a type of thermal glue)

The Southbridge chipset is under the ram memory slots. The large square chipset. (To the right of the white PCI slots, and to the left of the CMOS battery)

Specifications of the Nvidia nForce 2 chipset,

4) Basic layout of the FIC AU31 motherboard;

A) The three long white expansion slots at the bottom, are PCI slots

B) The shorter brown expansion slot above them, is a graphics expansion slot.
It is AGP, and 8X. (AGP 8X)
Uses AGP 8X graphics cards.

C) The two long Black slots to the upper right are Ram Memory slots.
Slot 1 (DIMM 1) is the slot closest to the Processor.

If you just use one ram memory module ('Stick'), it MUST be installed in Slot 1.
(Supports DDR Sdram ram memory at either 200MegaHertz, or 266MHz, or 333MHz, or 400MHz. This is PC1600, PC2100, PC2700, and PC3200, respectively)

D) The white connector socket to the immediate right of the ram memory slots, and has two rows of 10 socket holes, is a 20-pin ATX main power cable connector.

E) To the right of the 20-pin ATX main power cable connector, is the blue 40-pin IDE connector for the Harddrive.
(39-pin actually. One pins is omitted. Uses a flat ribbon cable)

F) Above the harddrive connector is a 34-pin Floppy Drive connector. It is black in color.

G) To the left of the Floppy Drive connector is the optical drive connector.
(Also 40-pin)

H) Uses a Realtek ALC650E audio chipset

I) Uses a Realtek RTL8201BL Ethernet chipset

For additional questions please post in a Comment.


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Motherboard diagram

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  1. PCI Slot - This board has 2 PCI slots. These can be used for components such as Ethernet cards, sound cards, and modems.
  2. PCI-E 16x Slot - There are 2 of them on this motherboard diagram, both are blue. These are used for your graphics card. With two of them onboard, you can run 2 graphics cards in SLI. You would only need this if you are a gamer, or working with high end video / graphics editing. These are the 16x speed versions, which are currently the fastest.
  3. PCI-E 1x Slot - Single slot - In the PCIe 1.x generation, each lane (1x) carries 250 MB/s compared to 133 MB/s for the PCI slots. These can be used for expansion cards such as Sound Cards, or Ethernet Cards.
  4. Northbridge - This is the Northbridge for this motherboard. This allows communication between the CPU and the system memory and PCI-E slots.
  5. ATX 12V 2X and 4 Pin Power Connection Power Connection - This is one of two power connections that supply power to the motherboard. This connection will come from your Power Supply.
  6. CPU-Fan Connection - This is where your CPU fan will connect. Using this connection over one from your power supply will allow the motherboard to control the speed of your fan, based on the CPU temperature.
  7. Socket - This is where your CPU will plug in. The orange bracket that is surrounding it is used for high end heat sinks. It helps to support the weight of the heat sink.
  8. Memory Slots - These are the slots for your RAM. Most boards will have 4 slots, but some will only have 2. The color coding you see on the motherboard diagram is used to match up RAM for Dual-Channel. Using them this way will give your memory a speed boost.
  9. ATX Power Connector - This is the second of two power connections. This is the main power connection for the motherboard, and comes from the Power Supply.
  10. IDE Connection - The IDE (Integrated Drive Electronics) is the connection for your hard drive or CD / DVD drive. Most drives today come with SATA connections, so you may not use this.
  11. Southbridge - This is the controller for components such as the PCI slots, onboard audio, and USB connections.
  12. SATA Connections - These are 4 of the 6 SATA connections on the motherboard. These will be used for hard drives, and CD / DVD drives.
  13. Front Panel Connections - this is where you will hook in the connections from your case. These are mostly the different lights on your case, such as power on, hard drive activity etc.
  14. FDD Connection - The FDD is the Floppy Disk controller. If you have a floppy disk drive in your computer, this is where you will hook it up.
  15. External USB Connections - This is where you will plug in external USB connections for your case or USB bracket.
  16. CMOS battery - This is the motherboard's battery. This is used to allow the CMOS to keep its settings.

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No, VPR Matrix doesn't show information.

That's okay though. I would like you to take a flashlight, and view the motherboard closely. I need to know who made the motherboard, and what the model number is.

With all Due Respect, I would like you to STOP, (Not shouting), using a vacuum to clean the inside of your computer out.

The vacuum creates Static electricity. Static will FRY OUT the hardware components inside your computer. POOF! No computer!

You may have already done this repeatedly, and have had no problems. All it takes is once.

For a test. Put the wand attachment above your head. Bring it to about 1 inch above your hair, parallel to the floor, and the nozzle end beyond the front of your face.

Have someone turn the vacuum on. Your hair lifts up. This is caused by Static.
Thank you for letting me say that.

It is Much better to use a can of compressed air for computers. Yes, I know it costs more, but it's cheaper than buying another computer.
(About $6 to $8 USD)

BEFORE you reach inside your computer, unplug it from power. ALSO, touch the metal frame of the computer case. This will relieve Static from your body.
Now you are safe, and your computer is safe.
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You may have to move cables to the side, and accidentally touch components inside your PC.

Look in the center of the motherboard. Also look near the edges. One more common place is in-between the expansion slots.

Expansion slots examples are, PCI slot {White in color},
AGP slot, {Usually Brown}
Due to the hardware components listed above in the VPR Matrix link, I don't think you have a PCI-Express slot.

This gives more detail about the PCI expansion slot, and AGP slot, for identification,

Look at the photo on the upper right of the page. You can click on the photo to enlarge. The long white slots at the top of the motherboard, are PCI slots. The long Brown slot is an AGP slot. All are Expansion Slots.

On the motherboard you will notice ASUS. It is upside down in the photo, and in-between the brown AGP slot, and the third white PCI slot.

That is the motherboard manufacturer's name. Asus
To the left over by the blue ram memory slot is the Model Number.
It's on a white strip.
A8N-VM CSM Revision 1.10

If I have this information I may be able to find the Motherboard Manual.
I will give you the link to it, and also detail out where the Power On switch, (Button) wires go.

They will go to a Front Panel header on the motherboard. We just don't know where yet. (Connector on a motherboard is called a Header)

Don't worry, we'll find out where those wires go.

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Remove the power cord from the back of the computer, take the side panel off the computer so you can see the motherboard, take out the system memory, looks like this >>>>
get a clean, dry soft paintbrush and clean the brass contacts and the slots that the memory (ram) goes into of dust and any other foreign objects.
When you are satisfied that all the dust has gone reseat the memory back into the slots making sure they/it clips into place nice and tight, put back the side panel, plug the power cord back in and try to restart the PC.

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