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New Motherboard Recommendation due to Mouse


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Hi! I'm having problems when I connect my mouse to the PS/2 connector of my m/b. It's a wireless Logitech mouse--I even tried a different one and had the same problem. I've tried reformatting (finally) and reinstalling Windows XP Home. But after awhile, the tracking begins to falter--it works haltingly. Finally, I went back to my old Logitech wired mouse hooked up on a USB port--that works. And, yes, I tried reloading the driver to no avail.

So, I figure it's the m/b. This is what I have:

Intel D945GNTLR

with:

P4 3GHz HT
2MB L2 Cache
800MHz FSB

Kingston DDR2
533MHz
PC2-4200
Non-ECC

Does it sound like the m/b to you? If so, what would you recommend for around $100 to replace it? (Also, I'm not looking to switch to AMD, I just need recommendations for Intel-compatible boards, thanks!!)
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switching motherboards (when it wasn't in your plans to begin with) for a faulty ps/2 port (especially the mouse port) is a little drastic...you'd get a much cheaper fix by getting a new usb mouse...you said it was a wireless ps/2 mouse? never heard of such a thing
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The mouse is wireless, but the receiver plugs into the PS/2 port. I tried a new mouse--no go. Also, the connector has always been a little loose.
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but you said a usb mouse does work correct? maybe a wireless usb mouse would be more effective
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Yeah, it's just I HATE having ANYTHING not working the way it should--makes me paranoid things are gonna start going and I'll be left with a non-working computer while I fix it! LOL!!

I guess I'll try a different brand mouse--maybe it's some sort of compatability issue...

Thanks!
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more likely it's a failing ps/2 port...not terribly uncommon...but also...not terribly dangerous....at worst what would happen is that your keyboard ps/2 joins the mouse ps/2 in it's grave..and you'd have to use usb keyboard and mouse...not really much detriment ot the system (save the ocassional inability to get into safe mode or bios) the ps/2 ports are single task ports...so...if they go out..you just switch to usb untill your next planned upgrade
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Thanks a lot--I appreciate the help!!
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go to best buy and buy this. Ive had the same problem. Only with my keyboard PS2 Connector. This will solve your problem and save u money. http://www.bestbuy.c...d=1118845445350
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