I have a never used Gigabyte GA-81 EXW motherboard without a CPU. I have searched the web, can't find specs to tell me what CPU can be used for this particular motherboard. I did find one server unit for sale with this board that is using a P4 2.8Ghz 533FSB. It did not give socket spec, but did see that GA-EXP uses 478.
Here is my question: Would I be safe using any 478 socket P4 up to 3Ghz on this motherboard? I am assuming this is a specialty serverboard, so does this make any difference using it as my home use computer?
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We are not going to be able to tell you if the CPU is compatible with the Gigabyte motherboard without knowing the make and model of the motherboard that the CPU originally came out of. If you could provide us with that information we will be able to tell you the socket type and whether or not the CPU is compatible with the Gigabyte motherboard.
Your GA-7N400 PRO2 motherboard does not have a built-in video graphics card. You need to install an AGP 8x graphics card into the AGP slot on the motherboard. When you removed the heat-sink & fan assembly the CPU starts to over heat & the CPU will shut down the system. That's why you heard the, european ambulance sound. If it wouldn’t, you would fry the CPU. Make sure you add thermal grease on to the CPU before re-assembling the heat-sink & fan. Don't forget to plug the CPU fan power connector on to the board.
Hello kemas_franky, your Gigabyte GA-6VXC7-4X-P motherboard uses the AMI bios. Each bios has a listing for beep code errors. Click on the link provided for AMI's beep codes; http://www.bioscentral.com/beepcodes/amibeep.htm You need to be 100% sure of how many beeps you are hearing. 5 short beeps means, the system CPU has failed. If you still have your manual, go to page 30. There you'll see the bios name is AMI. Below is Gigabyte's web site link for your GA-6VXC7-4X-P MB. http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/Motherboard/Products_Spec.aspx?ProductID=1432 Not everyone has a spare CPU laying around so dissemble your CPU. Clean the heat-sink & CPU surfaces. To help you do this I am including a uTube video; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dCa7CZ_3sI&feature=related Try cleaning & reapplying thermal grease. (If your old grease is hardened or dried out. (Try this before replacing your CPU). If you need a CPU & want to buy a new one you'll find a couple listed on this next link; http://www.thefind.com/computers/info-pentium-iii-socket (Prices between $10.00 & $13.00 US). CPU Socket 370 Pentium III 100/133MHz. If you find you heard 6 beeps & not five. Try replacing your keyboard. If that does not help than the motherboard controller is bad & you'll have to replace the board. The controller can not be repaired.
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