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No power...? part.(2)

I have already remove and install the processor with carefully..but still doesn't work....the chipset & processor is warm, but there is no activity in the mobo...?..i also clean the compound, so the compound only covered the core.

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Its very complicated maybe your motherboard is dead,, okey disconnect all power to hdd, cd rom, floppy.. then try to remove video card or if you have another video card install it.. If nothing happen again... I,m sorry


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What would be the best compatible 512 MB GPU(with shader 3 or 4) working with P4I45GV 3.00 /P4 2.4 GHZ/1 Gb ram ?

Any of them Shubham.

If we are to discern by a few known statements;

1) It is believed in some 'geek communities', that using the same manufacturer of motherboard chipset, and graphics chipset; to be a good thing.

For example an AMD motherboard chipset 'plays well' with an AMD ATI graphics chipset;

Nvidia motherboard chipset 'plays well' with Nvidia graphics chipset.

Intel motherboard chipset with Intel wait,....... there is no Intel graphics chipset, unless it is -> Integrated Graphics.
[ Intel GMA ]

(Integrated Graphics is also said as OnBoard graphics. ON the motherBOARD)

2) DOES NOT MATTER what graphics memory type is used.

Motherboard can use DDR Sdram ram memory, and graphics card can use GDDR5.

Because the graphics card has it's own Processor, and Ram Memory.

Graphics Processing Unit, or GPU; is the Processor,

Graphics memory is the ram memory.

Operates independent of the system resources.
Processor, and Ram Memory.

The graphics expansion slot on the P4I45GV (P4 i 45GV), is an AGP slot.
Accelerated Graphics Port,

It will use an AGP 4X, or AGP 8X graphics card.
Use an AGP 8X.


1) ALWAYS follow Anti-Static Precautions.

2) INSTALL the software for the graphics card F-I-R-S-T,
(Drivers and 'control panel')

THEN unplug the computer from power, follow Anti-Static Precautions, and Physically plug the graphics card into the motherboard, and install.

3) L@@k at the system requirements (Minimum) for the graphics card.
Specifically the Power Supply requirements. You need a Power Supply with enough Wattage, to handle the graphics card.

[ Handles the graphics card, and -> Motherboard, Processor, Ram Memory, and peripherals; Internal and External.
{Harddrive/s, optical drive/s; Internal
Mouse, Keyboard, external harddrive, etc; External ]

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Nov 17, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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Intel D945GCNL has no display though ram, hard disk,power supply, processor is fine


Provided you have checked out the simple stuff; monitor, AND monitor cable, suggestion would be to install a graphics card, and connect the monitor to it.

You won't have THE drivers for the graphics card installed yet, as you have no display, but you should get a display you can see well enough, to install the drivers.

I do need to ask a few questions before this is done, however.

1) Do you know the Power Supply is good?
Your LED lights may light, fans may spin, and it may sound like the harddrive is spinning, but the Processor may not be on.


A) IF, all of the LED lights were on at once, they would use less than 1 Watt of power.

B) EACH fan uses 2 to 3 Watts of power.

C) A typical Processor can use 51 to 125 Watts of power. Just depends on what Processor it is.

{ The Intel D945GCNL mobo has an LGA 775 processor socket.
Front Side Bus support is 800MegaHertz.

The motherboard chipset is an Intel 945GC (Part number 82945GC)
Can use up to an Intel Core2 Duo processor, with a 800MHz FSB.
These processors can use up to 65 Watts.

I'll go with the chipset info, and not the stated 1066MHz support,

Stated facts from Intel, }

2) How do you know the;
A) Processor
B) Harddrive
C) Ram Memory
D) Power Supply
,is fine?

Connected them/it to another working motherboard? Won't work with the harddrive, unless Windows Activation screen comes up, and then the harddrive will be for THAT motherboard, and not the original one.

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May 21, 2012 | Intel D945GCNL Motherboard

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You press the Power On button. This in turn presses against the Power On switch,

Closing the Power On switch, (Pressing the Power On button), activates the Soft Power On feature of the Power Supply.

The Power Supply comes on.
The first chipset to receive power is the BIOS chipset.

The BIOS program looks to see what devices are installed, does a Ram Memory count, turns the Processor on, and hands the computer over to the Operating System. (Windows)

BIOS will come up even with the Processor not installed. Does need the Ram Memory, though.

Post back what you mean by, "I have checked HDs...."

Do you have more than one harddrive in a RAID configuration?

Have you used a program like Memtest to check the Ram Memory?
(Sometimes it's as simple as cleaning the contact pins, on the Ram Memory modules, with a pencil eraser. Doesn't take much corrosion to make a bad contact )

Replaced the CMOS battery? Yes, sounds inane, but that watch style battery can mess up a lot of things.


May 20, 2012 | Biostar M7TDB Motherboard

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Dell Studio 1535 is not booting

Suggest the laptop is dirty inside, and has been for quite some time.
The cooling system is clogged with 'Gunk'.

The cooling system consists of a finned Heatsink, Cooling Tube, and Fan Assembly.
Their job is to keep the Processor, and graphics chipset, at decent operating temperature

This is done mostly with the aid of air flow.
With a large 'Gunk' build-up, the cooling capacity of the cooling system, is dropped tremendously.

This allows the Processor to overheat.

When a Processor overheats it turns off. (BIOS turns it off)
This is a fail-safe feature built in. Keeps the Processor from burning up.

No Processor operating, No computer.

Laptop needs to be taken to the nearest computer repair shop, partially disassembled, and THOROUGHLY cleaned.

Thermal Paste on Processor and graphics chipset should also be replaced.
If a Thermal Pad is used it should be removed, and flown at the cat.
They are Junk, and can't be reused anyway.

(Top of Processor, and top of graphics chipset, MUST be Thoroughly cleaned. Also the bottom of the two plates on the Cooling Tube, which sit on the Processor, and graphics chipset )


1) ALL power is removed. Remove the AC adapter (Charger) and Battery.

2) Use an ESD wrist strap. Connect it's alligator clip to a good ground source. { Electro Static Discharge }

Average cost is around $3 to $6. You DO NOT want to Static shock the delicate hardware components inside a computer.
(Static shock = fry out, or Short Circuit )

[ I connect to an unpainted surface, of the metal frame of an open, empty desktop computer case ]

3) Use a can or two of compressed air for computers, along with a small soft brush, (Makeup brush?), plus Q-tips.

You may also want to dip the Q-tips in Isopropyl Alcohol, (Rubbing Alcohol), for those stubborn areas. The alcohol will evaporate away off of the computer hardware components.

(The top of the Processor, and graphics chipset, is two areas to use Q-tips dipped in alcohol. After scraping, the old thermal paste may turn into a gooey mess, with the first few Q-tips dipped in alcohol.

Keep using Q-tips dipped in alcohol, and dry Q-tips. Takes a bunch )

I recommend 90 percent, but 70 percent will do.
50 percent = 50 percent water. This = No.

Isopropyl Alcohol is EXTREMELY FLAMMABLE!
Use in a Well ventilated area with NO sparks or flames present!

The main areas you want to clean are;
1) The Fan's blades, center hub, and surrounding cage. (Shroud)

2) The fins of the Heatsink. In-between, and all around.

3) The top of the Processor, and top of the graphics chipset.
Also the bottom, of the two small metal plates which sit on them.

Looking at the illustration, you are seeing most of the cooling system assembly.

The Black fans blades, and center hub, to the left. Silvery fan shroud around it.
In front, not shown, is the finned Heatsink. It is right behind the vertical slots.

The Cooling Tube is the curved slightly flattened copper tube.
At the end away from you, and along the Cooling Tube, are the two small metal plates.

The metal plate closest to you that is X shaped, sits on top of the Processor.
Note there are four screws which hold it down.
One in each corner, or 'ear'.

The small metal plate furthest away on the Cooling Tube, that it's top resembles a meat tenderizer head, sits on top of the graphics chipset.

There are no screws which hold it down. Just the Cooling Tube, and Processor small metal plate.

The top of the Processor, is scraped clean with an old plastic credit card. Same for the top of the graphics chipset.

( If a Thermal Pad, remove as much as you can by peeling it off.
The remnants, and residue, is soaked with Isopropyl Alcohol Q-tips, and then scraped with the credit card.

The top of the Processor, top of the graphics chipset, and bottom of their respective two small metal plates, MUST be clean enough to eat off of. No exaggeration )

Scrape the bottom of the two small metal plates. Use alcohol Q-tips to final clean.

One small pea sized drop of thermal paste, is applied to the Center/Top of the Processor.
Same with the graphics chipset.

Decent Thermal Paste is around $6. Enough for several applications.
(Do Not get Thermal Gel, or Thermal Cement )

Then the cooling system assembly is carefully set into place. Screws dropped in, and lightly snugged down, in a criss-cross pattern.

(4 screws for Processor small metal plate, and two screws for the Fan Assembly )

Screws for Processor metal plate, are tightened in a criss-cross pattern.
Lightly tighten one corner, or 'ear', then go to the opposite corner.
Criss-cross over, lightly tighten that screw. Then off to the opposite corner.

The processor small metal plate MUST be tightened in a sequential pattern, (Screw 1 to 4, then 2 to 3 ), and evenly tightened at the same time. (Same as above, more detailed)
Do NOT over-tighten!

Same with the 2 Fan Assembly screws. Do Not over-tighten.

Dell Studio 1535 Service Manual main page,

I would remove all power, then, then lay the laptop upside down on a soft static free cloth, on a table.
(Helps to prevent scratching the table, and the laptop)

Remove the Base Cover,

Off you go!
One of the easiest laptops to work on, concerning this problem.

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Apr 14, 2012 | Dell Studio 1535 Notebook

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Its not charging, may be one chip needs to be changed a pc tech man

A) So you've checked out that the AC adapter (Charger) is okay?

1) Putting out 19 Volts DC?
2) There is no problem with the cable from the AC adapter to the laptop, or power cord cable?
Wiggling the cable's while testing for Voltage shows no intermittent reading?

B) DC Power Jack on laptop (DC IN) is okay?
Positive center pin doesn't wiggle around, outside Negative shell of power jack doesn't move?
No perceptible movement?

C) What you are referring to is a sensor chip.
{Chip and Chipset are slang terms for I.C.
Integrated Circuit}

It is mounted to the motherboard in a BGA surface mount.

BGA surface mount;

Remember the old Intel Pentium 4 processors?
The processor has the pins, and the processor socket has the socket holes?

With a BGA surface mount there are no pins on the chipset.
Solder Balls take the place of the pins.

There are no socket holes. There are matching Copper Pads.

The chipset is set into place so that the Solder Balls line up with the Copper Pads.
Then a specified temperature of heat, and a specified time, is applied, and the solder balls melt, which solders the chipset to the copper pads. (Thereby soldering it to the motherboard)

Takes a BGA Reflow machine to replace the chipset, or a tech with a really steady hand, and EXCELLENT soldering/de-soldering skills.

Finding a replacement chipset is going to be tough. Not impossible perhaps, but tough.

In this instance it is more logical, albeit not economically feasible, to just replace the motherboard.
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The above is just from a quick search. You may find a better price.

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Sep 17, 2011 | Toshiba Satellite L455D-S5976 Notebook

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The LED in my motherboard is on, but if i turn on the switch, their is no response. the power connection is correct. but it doesn't work

Try swapping the power button connection with the reset button connection. Then to turn on your computer you will need to press the reset button. If that works you have a faulty power button. Otherwise try using a different PSU. One that you know works. If that doesn't help the motherboard will have to be replaced.

Jun 18, 2011 | ASUS P5VD2-VM SE - Motherboard - micro ATX...

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Hi would like to know in which order the components start on a intel extreme dx 58S0 motherboard,eg 1.processor 2.maybe ram ,then keyboard ect.

1) Installing? I don't think this is your problem/question, but............

Processor on the motherboard, Thermal paste on the top of the Processor, Heatsink/Fan combo on on the top of the Processor.
Ram Memory Installed.
Motherboard installed in case.
Graphics card installed, and all other add-in cards.
Optical and card reader drives installed.
Power Supply installed, power cables attached.

2) Are you are looking at the order in which BIOS recognizes the devices?

You press the Power On button.
The plastic Power On button assembly presses against the Power On switch. The Power On switch is located inside the plastic Power On button assembly.

Example of a typical ATX power on switch,

When the Power Supply is plugged into power, there is a constant 5 Volts inside the Power Supply.
The 5 Volt Standby power.

Pressing the Power On switch closes the switch temporarily.
(The Power On switch is a Momentary Contact Switch)
This redirects the 5 Volt Standby power to a different circuit in the Power Supply.
The Soft Power On circuit. (PS_ON)

The Power Supply comes on.
The first chipset to receive power is the BIOS chipset.
The BIOS program is initialized.

BIOS looks to see what devices are installed, both on the motherboard, and external peripheral devices.
BIOS then does a Ram Memory count, and turns the Processor on.
Finally BIOS hands the computer over to the Operating System.

3) This is a motherboard diagram.
CPU stands for Central Processing Unit.
Another name is Microprocessor, or simply Processor for short.

Nov 15, 2010 | Intel Extreme DP55WG (BLKDP55WGPAK10)...

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1 out 50 times I turn on my Dell Dimension E520 there is no signal to the monitor. I have tried to install a new PCI express card instead of using the integrated graphics but the result was the same e.i no...

The problem is the Power Supply. Weak voltage power rail.

You've taken the right steps with your diagnosis.

1) Start with the monitor cable. If removable use a known to be good monitor cable.
Checks okay, go onto the graphics 'engine' of the computer.

If the monitor cable is not removable, use another monitor, and cable for a test.

2) If you are presently using Integrated Graphics the next step in diagnosing is to install a graphics card.
See if the problem is the Integrated Graphics 'engine'.

[ Just to add:
Intel GM X3100 is the graphics 'engine'. It is integrated into the Northbridge chip of the motherboard chipset.

Intel G965 chipset is the motherboard chipset. The Intel ID number on the Northbridge chip is 82G965.
The Southbridge chip is an Intel ICH8, or ICH8R, or ICH8-DH,

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

The Northbridge chip handles the Processor, Ram Memory, and HIGH-speed graphics.
AGP and PCI Express are High-speed graphics.

A graphics card in a PCI slot is not High-speed graphics.

The Southbridge chip handles the slower capabilities of a computer.
PCI and Integrated Graphics being two of the slower capabilities.
SATA, IDE, USB, and Ethernet, are also some of the slower capabilities of a computer,

CPU = Central Processing Unit. Another name used is Microprocessor, or Processor for short ]

3) Power Supply.
Weak voltage power rail.

The Power Supply has enough power to light LED lights, and maybe spin fans, but Not enough power to turn the Processor on.

A) ALL the LED lights on at once will consume less than 1 Watt of power.

B) EACH fan consumes 2 to 3 Watts of power.

C) A typical Processor can consume (Maximum) 51 to 125 Watts of power.
Depends on what Processor it is.

The Dell Dimension E521 desktop computer's motherboard, has an LGA 775 processor socket.
(Processor has the socket holes, processor socket has the pins)

The Intel processors that can be used in this processor socket, can be an Intel Pentium 4, (Version that uses an LGA 775 processor socket), Intel Pentium D, or Intel Core2 Duo, AND Intel Core 2 Quad, with a maximum FSB of 1066MHz. (If the BIOS version will support Intel Core2 Quad processors)
{Front Side Bus of 1066Megahertz}

Wattage consumption can be as much as 105 Watts.

Do you have a KNOWN to be good, compatible Power Supply available, to use as a test unit?

{Compatible being that the Power Supply case fits, (ATX), has the right amount of power cables, and the correct power cables. (Needs to have a 24-pin ATX main power cable, and a 4-pin ATX +12 Volt power cable, for one)

Perhaps there is an unused computer that has a Power Supply you can borrow.
Maybe someone has upgraded to a better computer, and has an unused one with a compatible power supply for a test unit.

Nov 07, 2010 | Dell Dimension E520 PC Desktop

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Hp dc 7700 SFF, board is 965 chipset & i want 64-BIT processor

Yes, it the Intel 965 Express chipset will support processors that are based on the 64-bit technology.

This is to include the;
1) Intel G965 Expresschipset
2) Intel P965 Express chipset
3) Intel Q965 express chipset

Supporting Data;

1) Intel Support, and the main support page for the Intel 965 Express series of chipsets,

In the top list given, you can click on -
Associated Intel Processors,
to see if the processor you have is compatible.

2) This is a List of Intel Chipsets, on Wikipedia,

I have linked the page so that it comes up directly on the Core 2 chipsets.

Here looking down the left column, you will see the G965, P965, and Q965 Express chipset's listed.

You can scroll across to the right for each chipset listed, and see what processor types the chipset supports.

There isn't an Intel Core 2 processor made, that isn't a 64-bit processor.

This is a List of Intel Core 2 processors,

Feb 13, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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MSI MS-6754 mother board won't boot and beeps when I swap processors

your motherboard has the chipset of 845GL series
so the specification of your motherboard is as follows read it carefully there may be some error in the manual or it might not be your motherboard model just have a check with that . here are the specifications as per i saw in the net ...

CPU • Support Intel® P4 (Socket 478) processor up to 2.6 GHz. Chipset • Intel® 845GL Chipset - Support FSB 400 MHz. - Integrated 3D/2D graphic core (Core frequency= 200MHz, 350MHz integrated 24-bit RAMDAC). - Support PC266/133 Technology. • Intel® ICH4 Chipset - AC'97 Controller Integrated. - 6 ports Hi-Speed USB 2.0 controller, 480Mb/sec. - Support both ACPI and legacy APM power management. - Legacy free support.

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