I have had a lot of issues witha HP a6030la In the 18 months or so of ownership.Both Vista and XO constantly hung on it white screening or right click lock ups etc. I finally decided the problem had to lie with the MB or the processor speed )It was running on 1.8 Ghz) It has not been that easy to find a faster Processor since HP seemingly modify the Asus P5īs thay use so to cut a long story short I bought an Intel DP43TF with a Q8200 processor at 2.33Ghz with the intention of maybe running a 64 bit OS if neccessary.
Today I went out and bought a nice case for it: a HEC 6Xm1 - The initial wiring went pretty well but I am left with 2 issues..
1) The case has an included ACī97 plug which I am not sure has a matching socket on the MB
and 2) more importantly I cannot find the socket for the Speaker wire....
I include a diagram with the problem
1 - seems to be the likely candidate, described in TFM as Audio, 2 - is labelledHD Audio Link
and 3.... is the actual plug.... Guess what? - The cable does not reach either socket leaving me totally dumbfounded...
POWER SUPPLY ISSUE
This is another thing I am not totally certain about... I am trying to salvage the existing power supply from the HP: A BESTEC ATX 300 12Z
I am not sure if this is compatible with the MB and am really hoping it is
I have picked up this much that the DC Output is as follows
DC Outputs (Amps Max/Min): +3.3V (28/0.5A), +5V (30/1.0A), +12V (19/1.0A), -12V (0.8/0.0A), +5VSB (2.0/0.0A)
Regarding the minimum spec for the MB I believe that the above is more than double in every department bar the +5VSB category. The MB from what I can see requires a minimum +5VSB of 3.0/0.0A
Needless to say I am confused..... The minimum Spec is 300W with a Recommended DC Output as follows
Table 28. Recommended Power Supply Current Values
Output Voltage 3.3 V 5 V 12 V1 12 V2 -12 V 5 VSB
Current 15 A 15 A 10 A 10 A 0.3 A 3.0 A
Hope somebody can throw some light on all this. I have worked withh older rebuilds before now and am reasonably savvy as rto finding my way around the innards of a PC but this new card is a bit confusing... In the past I have found the Speaker wire receptor in or around the power receptors - not on the other side of the board....
I have veen using this installation Guide as the so called īmanualī that came with the board is vague to put it bluntly
Hoping therefore that the geek is mightier than the wordprocessor...... and that someone will be able to set me straight on this soon
regards and thanks in advance