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Help! should i change my motherboard?


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London Beat

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Hi,

here is the problem:

1- Sometimes I change my memory modules and the the comp wont boot, then I trial and error one module at the time and the PC boots (solution that works most)

2- Sometimes when won´t boot I do an trial and error by unplugging components one by one and see if the PC boots, in this atempts 2 times I unplugged the diskette drive and the PC booted. Note: the first time I thought that i had an bad diskette drive and I replaced with a new one.

3- Sometimes when the PC wont boot i take the graphic card out and when i put it again the PC boots

4- Sometimes nothing of these works and i.e. I go to eat or to sleep and the next time, voilà, PC boots!

Help! should I change my motherboard? It´s an old Asus P4C800 with Intel 875P chipset, at the time in 2004 it was top of the line :) (it should be it cost me about 270 dollars).

Although the above is boring to me, it only happens sometimes (not always) when I have to open the PC and change some component and even when happens once I do one of the above solutions and it works i never have to worry anymore for 1, 2 or 3 years or more unless I have to change some component again.

Edited by London Beat, 09 July 2008 - 02:39 PM.

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Captain Zero

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I use the same board, P4C800-E Deluxe. It's been a very solid workhorse for me, haven't found a reason to replace it. Runs my P4@3.2GHz without any problems. In '04, I built this system to last, I'm glad it has.

I am looking at a new build, I'll go with ASUS again for my main board, likely a Quad Core, QX9650 Extreme or something like that. If you run RAID on that board, 2 tips for what it's worth; use the onboad Intel controller, not the Promise/FastTrak one (Intel's is much faster) and do *NOT* use RAID-0. Go RAID-5 with minimum of 3 drives. :)

These boards have been excellent performers but are getting old. I was having 'odd' problems like the ones you describe and I replaced the battery on the mobo. A $2 part saved me a *LOT* of grief. Board runs like new now.

Edited by Captain Zero, 09 July 2008 - 11:05 PM.

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peter99

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check your motherboard and cards for leaking capacitors

see pictures at bottom of this link

http://home.earthlin...eli/index27.htm
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Hi, thanks for the answears.


Peter99 i checked for leaking capacitors and i have found none.

Captain Zero as you said when i build this system with this mobo it was also for last a long time, witch aside from the problems described, this mobo as been very satisfaing and i think it will last for a good more years.
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