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I know its amd and a athon with 4 pci and 1agp slot ,buildin sound card but dont know the wiring settings for the power switch

Where do you find the info to know what kind of mother board you have?

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Download this you will find the information about your motherboard & chipsets .....
http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php


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Biostar Tpower x58 LGA1366 motherboard will not start or post


"I sent it for repair but it came back in the same condition!"

That means to me, spiritual_sky, that there is operator headspace.

Motherboard was fine when they tested it, and problem is on your end; Or they didn't test it, and shipped it back.

Going to go through the basics, so be patient. Mistakes are often made by those of us who are technically qualified, due to simple errors.

http://www.biostar-usa.com/app/en-us/mb/introduction.php?S_ID=390

A) The Support Plate the motherboard is mounted to, can be a separate plate, or is an integral part of the metal frame, of the computer case.

1) It looks as though there are 10 mounting 'holes'. (Manual gives no details. Looking at it right now. Going by Biostar Support page, and main view)

Is there a metal Standoff on the Support Plate, that does Not line up with the mounting holes? If so it is touching an exposed solder joint.
This = No

B) Have all the power cables needed connected to the motherboard?

1) 24-pin ATX main power cable. (Hooked end of Lock on power cable hooked over Tab on motherboard connector)

2) 8-pin EPS +12 Volt power cable.
Has 4 Yellow 12 Volt wires, and 4 Black ground wires,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#eps8

Has a Lock on the power cable connector also, and Tab on the motherboard connector. When plugged in properly, and tightly, the hooked end is over the Tab.

Connects to Left Upper corner.

Not to be confused with an 8-pin PCI Express power cable,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#pciexpress8

[NOT an inference towards you, but I have seen people who could destroy a steel ball bearing in a sandbox, with a rubber mallet. They would try to cram an 8-pin PCI Express power cable, into a connector on the motherboard for an 8-pin EPS +12 Volt power cable ]

Three Yellow 12 Volt wires, FIVE Black ground wires.

A 6-pin PCI Express power cable will fit, and work, in a connector for an 8-pin EPS +12 Volt power cable.
Problem is it does -> Not, deliver the power that an 8-pin EPS +12 Volt power cable will deliver.

A graphics card senses whether a 6-pin, or an 8-pin power cable is being used.
SOME graphics cards will not work unless it is an 8-pin.

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#pciexpress

[See the power adapter cable on the right? Notice it uses TWO 4-pin standard Peripheral power cables. Some people make the mistake of only using one. This = NO ]

3) 4-pin standard Peripheral power cable. (Misnomered as a 'Molex' power cable)
Provides auxiliary power for the graphics card.
Manual states,
"This connector is an auxiliary power connection for graphics cards.
EXCLUSIVE power for the graphics card provides better graphics performance."

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#peripheral

May be reaching here, but if the graphics card you are using does ->Not require an additional power cable connected directly to it, but does ->max out what the motherboard can provide, not connecting that additional 4-pin power cable may be the problem.

May need it even if the graphics card does have it's own power cable/s.

Graphics card requires a power cable? Better have it plugged in.
Requires TWO power cables? Better have two power cables plugged in, and Not just one.

Graphics has a problem? The motherboard will not start, or P.O.S.T.

Using a single Graphics card.
HAS to go in the PCI Express x16 slot next to the Northbridge chip, under the processor socket. (PEX16_1)

The PCI Express slot that is the same length at the bottom, is a
PCI Express x4 slot. This = No.

[Top slot next to Northbridge, {Copper finned Heatsink is on top of Northbridge chip},

PCI-Express x16 slot. Slot 1.
Next slot down is a PCI-Express x1 slot.
Next slot down is a PCI-Express x16 slot. It is Slot 2.
Next slot down is a PCI-Express x4 slot ]


C) Simple error; Front Panel header pinout.

Front Panel header (JPANEL1) is at the bottom right corner.
Pins 1 through 8 are on the Bottom row;
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8.

Pins 9 through 16 are on the Top row;
9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, and 16.

A) Pins 1, 2, 3, and 4 are for an Internal speaker. For BIOS Beep Codes. Pin 1 is for the Positive (+) wire. Pin 4 is for the Negative (-) wire.

B) Pins 5 and 6 are for the HarDDrive activity LED.
Pin 5 is for the Positive (+) wire.

C) Pins 7 and 8 are for a Reset switch, IF a Reset switch is used.

D) Pins 9 and 10 are N/C. Not connected. There is No Pin 11.

E) Pins 12, 13, and 14 are for a dual color Power On LED.
Pins 12 and 13 are for the Positive (+) wires, Pin 14 for the Negative.
If just using a single color Power ON LED, use Pins 12 and 14.

F) Pins 15 and 16 are for the Power On switch.

Make sure the Power On switch is good. Remove the wires, touch a Jewelers flat tipped screwdriver to the two pins - Briefly.

Comes on you have a bad Power On switch.

Do you KNOW that the Power Supply is good? Tested the three main voltages?
(3.3 Volt power rail
5 Volt power rail
12 Volt power rail )

Need to know how post in a Comment.

Just to ask; What is the maximum rated Wattage of the Power Supply, what is the Amperage of the 12 Volt power rail/s, and what is the manufacturer, and model number of the graphics card?

Regards,
joecoolvette

Aug 17, 2012 | Biostar TpowerX58 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX...

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How do i know were to put and how manny power cables i need too insert on msi 990fax-gd65


Let's take a look at the MSI 990FXA-GD65 motherboard, and I will tell you, AND show you;

http://www.msi.com/product/mb/990FXA-GD65.html

To the right under the bold heading - AMD 990FX chipset based,
there are views of the motherboard.
I would like you to click on the second from the Left view.
(Shows a Top view of the motherboard) It is turned to the Right.

Turn the view 90 degrees to the Left, and this is how it will be sitting in your computer case.
If you move your mouse cursor around on the view, you will see a magnified view of what the mouse cursor is on.

I will do better than this in a moment, and you will download the Motherboard Manual.

A) Requires a 24-pin ATX main power cable. The connector on the motherboard has a Locking Tab.
The power cable's connector has a Lock with a hooked end.

To ENSURE the power cable is plugged in tightly to the motherboard, the hooked end of the Lock, MUST be over the tab on the motherboard connector,

Basic example of a 24-pin ATX power cable, and it's respective connector on the motherboard,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#atxmain24

In the photo on MSI Support, the 24-pin ATX main power cable connector on the motherboard, is on the bottom of the motherboard under the Blue, and Black ram memory slots. It is Black in color.

B) Requires an 8-pin EPS +12 Volt power cable. This power cable provides the 12 Volt power needed for the motherboard.
(DO NOT confuse it with an 8-pin PCI-Express power cable. More on this later)

On the motherboard JPWR2 should be printed next to it.
In the MSI Support view, it is at the top RIGHT corner of Military Class.
Black in color, 8 socket holes.

Basic example of an 8-pin EPS +12 Volt power cable, and it's respective connector,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#eps8

The 8-pin EPS +12 Volt power cable was brought out, to replace the 4-pin ATX power cable.
The Yellow wires you see are 12 Volt wires.

The 4-pin ATX power cable has TWO Yellow 12 Volt wires. (And two Black ground wires)
The 8-pin EPS +12 Volt power cable has FOUR Yellow 12 Volt wires.
(And four Black ground wires)

As more power was required from the motherboard, the 8-pin EPS +12 Volt power cable was brought out, to replace the 4-pin ATX power cable.

C) IF, you are using a graphics card, the motherboard requires a 6-pin PCI-Express power cable ALSO.

This power cable provides more power, to the motherboard's PCI-Express x16 graphics expansion slots, (2)

[ To regress for a moment, you have TWO PCI-Express x16 graphics expansion slots, and TWO PCI-Express x1 expansion slots.

The PCI-Express x16 expansion slots are used for a graphics card.
The PCI-Express x1 expansion slots are NOT. They do not require additional power, either ]

NOTE*
1) IF, your graphics card requires an additional power cable plugged into it, USE IT.
Even with a 6-pin PCI-Express power cable plugged into the motherboard.

2) IF, you do not have the additional power cable, from your Power Supply for your graphics card, AND are using a power adapter cable TO the graphics card, make SURE you use the required amount of 4-pin Peripheral power cables, to that power adapter cable.

Look at a 4-pin Peripheral power cable,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#peripheral

You will see it has ONE Yellow 12 Volt power wire. (Red is 5 Volts, Black wires are Ground wires)

Using a 4-pin Peripheral power cable TO 6-pin PCI Express power adapter cable, the 6-pin PCI Express power cable requires TWO Yellow 12 Volt wires,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#pciexpress


Short solution?

A) You have to have an 8-pin EPS +12 Volt power cable.
B) Use a 6-pin PCI Express power cable also, if you are using a graphics card.
C) Use the power cable/s needed for the graphics card, IF it requires one.

On the first link above to the MSI Support website, hover your mouse cursor on the Downloads tab.
In the drop down list that appears, left-click on - Manual.

Drop down to the bottom file, and left-click on the blue - E7640v3.2.zip
This is a Zip file. After you click on the file name (E7640v3.2.zip), a small window will come up on the right.

Click on Save File. In the small window to the left that comes up, write down the wording at the top. This is where the zip file will download to.
Desktop, or My Documents, or Downloads.

[ If you are using a computer with Windows 7 on it, it is
Desktop, or Documents, or Downloads ]

Go to where the file is, DOUBLE-click on it. On the far left side click on
Extract all files. Then click on Next, Next, and Finish.
In the last window DOUBLE-click on the file name. (Next to the Adobe PDF icon)

For additional questions please post in a Comment.
Regards,
joecoolvette

May 25, 2012 | MSI 990FXA-GD65 - Motherboard - ATX -...

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Loss of graphic signal


If there is a problem with the internals graphics "card", that may cause an externally installed card not to perform. In the BIOS of some machines there is an entry under the peripherals that states something along the lines of "Initiate graphics first", then allows you to select ONBOARD or PCI. If you have this, try setting it to PCI and checking again with the card in the express slot.

Jan 06, 2012 | EliteGroup ECS A740GM-M Motherboard -...

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When sound card connected in PCI slot the comp will hang over and over when i try to install driver of 4 channel tlink card. how i can slove the problem and which card is most suitable with Gigabyte...


This is gigabyte's link for your board, there are 4 different revisions, you can see the different choices at the top. Anyway, you have a PCIe x 16 slot so you could go with a Radeon HD graphics card, ATI has a DVI to HDMI adaptor that works great. Two things, what is make and model of the card you are installing and where are you getting your download from? You may have to dedicate the slot in Bios. Let me know.
Dave

Jun 27, 2011 | Gigabyte MB GIGABYTE GA-MA74GM-S2H AMD740G...

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My integrated video is not working may i used any video card in pci slot or agp slot is it poossible


there are three kinds of graphics card
  1. PCI-E
  2. AGP
  3. PCI
if you have an intel motherboard and have a PCI-E slot you can use that if not you my be able to use a spare PCI slot with a PCI gc

If you have an AMD motherboard you can use either AGP or PCI depending on which slots you have

PCI gc's are not particularly common and are generally more expensive and less power full

Oct 13, 2009 | Intel Desktop Board D845EPI Motherboard

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I HAVE MY PROBLEM REGARDING MY MOTHERBOARD, AMD ATHLON EP-8KTA3L


Specification DFI AK74-SC Model DFI AK74-SC Socket Socket A Motherboard CPU AMD Athlon /Duron processor 600MHz-1.2GHz and faster Chipset VIA KT133/686A Memory 3 DIMM sockets
max. 1.5GB (unbuffered or registered)
Supports PC 133/ VCM SDRAM BIOS Award / 2Mbit Power Management ACPI and OS direct power management
Wake-on event: RTC/Modem/LAN Hardware Monitor System and processor temperature Expansion Slots 1 AGP slot (Supports 4x/2x AGP)
4 PCI slots
1 AMR slot
1 ISA/PCI slot Audio AC`97 Audio codec with Yamaha AP Super I/O 2 x NS16C550A compatible UARTs
1 x SPP/ECP/EPP parallel port IDE Dual PIO mode 3/4 EIDE channels up to 4 IDE devices
Ultra DMA/66 transfer rate up to 66MB/sec Rear Panel I/O Ports 2 x USB, 2 x DB-9, 1x DB-25, 1x PS/2 Mouse,
1 x PS/2 Keyboard, 1 x game/MIDI, 3 audio jacks I/O Connectors 1 x IrDA, 2 x external USB, 2 x IDE, 1x Floppy,
1 x ATX power, 3 x fan, 1 x WOR, 1 x WOL, 3 x internal audio Form Factor 4 layers ATX Motherboard Form Factor
30.5 cm x 22 cm 12.0 inch. x 8.66 inch. Warranty DFI AK74-SC Motherboard Pro DOA Warranty ONLY
DOA DFI Warranty
DFI Warranty
motherboard

If you want more Information then go to this link :-

http://www.motherboardpro.com/Motherboard-With-ISA-Slot-DFI-AK74-SC-1-ISA-4-PCI-AGP-Socket-A-ATX-Used-Motherboard-p-39.html

Dec 03, 2008 | DFI AK74-SC Motherboard

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PCI card not been detected via Windows.


the sound card is installed into the ISA slot not the PCI slot.
clear the cmos for a minute, set it normal again.
install the sound card to the ISA slot carefully - i mean a working sound card and couple the system unit and boot, surely you will have your sound card working.


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Feb 12, 2008 | ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe Motherboard

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Motherboard manual ?


is jumpers on 1 and 2 good power test ram front conecter on pw

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PCI Device Conflict


u can try to change in BIOS, the settings that manages PCI IRQ's. If it is on manual then put it on auto mode. If on auto mode than manualy change the allocations of irq for the pci slot no. 5 ....

Jan 20, 2008 | EPoX EP-9NPA7I (0819366003415) Motherboard

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