I too have an HP Pavilion a635w. i think i did something to ther mother board. i pulled the ram and installed more, when i turned on the pc it just beeps. i turned it off pulled out the new ram & put back the old. Same thing. I pulled all the ram and turned it on, same thing. so i am thinking that i damaged the motherboard. can you tell me what motherboard to purchase so i can get this puppy up and running. i think i found it for like $50, if so then i am happy. here is the link..... http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0013DO2PC?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&tag=dealtime-ce-feed-20&linkCode=asn
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Re: pavilion a635w motherboard problem
Hi HotOlds, you did not hurt the motherboard. You did not install the memory correctly. Take the old memory & look at the contacts on the DIMM. There is a notch there & a notch in the memory slot. These two notches must be matched up when inserted. Each memory slot has a locking tab at each end of the slot. When you insert the memory correctly the locking tabs snap closed ensuring the memory will not come out. The beeps you are hearing are telling you the memory is not seated correctly. Same for the memory you bought. However, the memory you did buy must match the memory for the Pavilion A635W. This link will show memory you can use for the Pavilion A635W motherboard. http://www.google.com/products?hl=en&q=HP+Pavilion+A635W+memory&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=X&oi=product_result_group&resnum=1&ct=title (Buying a new board). The link you have posted for the ECS Gf6100-M754 MB. Will not take the memory you currently have. You will have to buy DDR3 memory but that is not the main issue. If you intend to put this motherboard into the Pavilion case it may not fit. Measure the board in the HP & check the dimensions of the ECS board you want to buy. You will have to buy a new CPU as well. The HP uses an AMD CPU & the ECS uses an Intel CPU. Basically you will be buying a whole new system including the CPU & memory, which may not fit in the HP case. You will also need a higher power supply to run the ECS board. HP's power supplies are much smaller.
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Laptop do not have the capability of a desktop computers that allow you to install various motherboards inside the PC case. You can improve the performance by installing more RAM and replacing the hard disk with a solid state hard disk.
very simple bring a new AGP card and plug in it on your pc and plug the monitor pin in new agp now start your computer . monitor will turned on.
if the monitor is not turned on its mean your have problem in your ram or mother board for that pluged out your all rams from your pc and start your computer if cpu ring a beep its mean you have ram problem and the mother board is ok but if you cant hear any beep its mean mother board's problem ram is ok.
the motherboard is the heart or core of the computer. if you change it you will be forced to change it fot the same model (no upgadre exist, well a new computer will be a upgrade).
so if yoy take of the moder board you will be left with the other componenst like; the dvd reader, ram memory, procesor, modem, cables, and whatever you computer had.
so even if yoy manage to get an android motherboard (is a moderboard that is made to put diferent brand of components in it) and put the components that were left of the pavilion, you will get the same performance as your old pavilion.
if you whant to increase the performance of that hp pavillion 7940. look for upgrades for the moder board of that computer. like a better memory module. or a better video card for better graphics. i dont think that the processor can be changed in some models they are fixed to the moder board or the mother board will not support any other kind of processor.
One possible problem is that a memory card is not seeded properly. To check take all memory cards out and put back one at a time.
To do that touch the metal case of the PC to discharge the static electricity in your body before touching the memory card or mother board. I would do that each time you take out or put in a memory card.
You may get a screen saying your memory has been change. Just hit ok.
If you are not even getting a blinking cursor on your screen the power supply could be bad or some other part is pulling down the power. It that is the case try disconnecting the power jacks from the mother board and reconnecting. They may not be seeded properly.
Also try pulling one card at a time off the mother board and reseeding. You may have to unscrew a screw to pull a board.
First pull motherbord from cabinet some times motherboard is grounding with cabienet.
Then pull cmos cell from motherbord for 10 minutes.
Refix RAM memory.
Reconnect ATX power connector to motherboard.
If still same issue then open processor fan and processor then clean dust from all place in mothebord.
If you still got same then something rong with your ram or motherbord.
Change ram then try.
Pull all card from PCI slot check motherbord only with RAM not even harddisk and other device.
Remove the left side panel of the computer (front facing you). After that you will see a quick release located at the top, off center slightly. That releases the lock for the drive carriage (Dvd, cd, hard drive, floppy). Pull the small metal piece towards you (left side of cpu facing you), and slide the whole carriage towards the front of the cpu. This will give you enough room to install another pc100 stick onto the motherboard. Install while off and unplugged, make sure it sits correctly and the white tabs on top and bottom snap in, reboot and bios should show upgrade.
I found this replacement motherboard with a simple google search: http://www.google.com/products?hl=en&safe=off&q=HP+Pavilion+a635w+motherboard&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=X&oi=product_result_group&resnum=1&ct=title
You can just replace your video card. If your using the Hp A635w with the intergrated video it may have just died. You sill have a free AGP slot on the board. Buy a AGP card with DDR2 or DDR3, change the bios setting to boot to the AGP card first & Bingo! Your up & running. The HP A635w is a Micro-ATX form factor: 9.6 inches x 9.6 inches. Thats the board size & that is what you'll need to fit that HP case. Micro-ATX's limit you CPU type & speed. Like dual core's.
I've listed one board combo doing a quick search & this board will take your current memory & fit the HP case. http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3594506&body=MAIN#detailspecs
As I mentioned you can go for the AGP card listed in this link. Six pages of AGP's. http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/category/category_slc.asp?CatId=318&
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