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I need a manual for desktop computer (how to build one or the motherboard wiring)

I have a dektop computer that I need a diagram of the motherboard and case connectors, wiring and a manual on how to assemble it. Not sure what kind of computer it is. The motherboard says Quicksilver2-cmt and it has a AMD Athlon XP 1.5 Ghz processor. Please help! Been working on it for weeks

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  • CCOYLE Feb 21, 2008

    Could you also let me know where I can find tech support for this kind of pc? Thanks

  • dragnridr4 Jul 04, 2008

    Compaq 8QSXE1 computer motherboard QUIKSILVER2-CMT, AMD Athlon XP 1800+ 1.5336 Hz. Info from 5 stickers located on board.

    • 0001

    • 788K2

    • KQ21A08482 QUIKSILVER2

    • replace with compaq spare SYSBD1394 3 Port 256479-001

    • Compaq Computer Corp. 41115

    Have been looking for a manual, none of the numbers above come up with anything. HP gives another number 262255-001.

    My original hard-drive (WD 100 GB) started making noises (hard clicking sounds) replace with WD 500 GB. Discovered power supply was missing 5V, replaced. Computer started up fine, attemted to retrive data from old drive, during this process old drive disappeared. Removed old drive. Ever since when I start my computer I get a No Operating System found. If I press ctl,alt,delete several times it will start up. I was told that it could be the motherboard not making POST and would like to be able to test the motherboard for this. Have spent weeks looking for information but sites want other information I cannot find on motherboard & BIOS. Every attempt to locate BIOS fails. Even tried restarting to see info at start-up but all that shows up is Compaq on the screen. Frustrating and have other things to do than spend hours looking for info and not find what I need.

    Thanks, MWilliams



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To contact Quicksilver go here:
There is no search site for quicksilver.
You need to take a close look at the motherboard. There you should be able to see the model number. Usually that is found in-between the PCI slots. See if you can copy the name & numbers off any black in color chips soldered to the board.
Go here as well & see if any of this looks like what you have. Anything that has a camra icon will open a picture.
Lastly tale a look at this board... Look like your board?
CCOYLE, post back & let me know.

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This motherboard is made by FIC. However, FIC this is an OEM Board made for Compaq, they do not support OEM Boards. Here is a link to their motherboard support page. They probably have a board that is close to that, so you still may be able to assemble it using a similar board type.

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