Inhereted a desktop

Acer Aspire as5536-5224 notebook
November 26, 2009 at 04:55:47
Specs: Windows Vista
Well I got my brothers gaming desktop that ive had my eye on for awhile now, its from 2007 and needs updating. im gonna put new graphics chip, hard drive and disc drives in it. but i was wondering if it was worth me putting a new motherboard in it. he seems to have lost all his drivers for.. well everything too. like the disc that came with the motherboard, is that of much importance? thanks guys, if you need exact specs ill get them tommorow.

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#1
November 26, 2009 at 05:20:23
List the system specs. If you replace everything you just mentioned, you basically inherited a case :))

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#2
November 26, 2009 at 05:37:10
There is no need to buy new board bcause u lost cd driver,go to board manufacture website and download em. As grasshopper said we need to know the full system specs

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#3
November 26, 2009 at 07:17:10
"ive had my eye on for awhile now, its from 2007 and needs updating"

Why would you be eyeing up a machine that needs significant upgrading? If it needs "new graphics chip, hard drive and disc drives" & possibly a new board, it can't be much of a gaming machine.

List the system specs in as much detail as possible.


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#4
November 26, 2009 at 07:24:20
If the computer runs then download SIW and use it to find the system specs. Get SIW at the link below.

http://www.gtopala.com/siw-download...


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#5
November 26, 2009 at 17:05:05
hey guys. set it all up and cleaned out the interior. removed the disc drive and took out the video card and looked at it and put it back in. same with the HDD, cleaned it all out with the vaccum and set it up and pressed power. it starts, all the fans start spinning but then it lets out this beep. it just keeps beeping every 3 or so seconds. the screen stays black and wont do anything. any ideas? havnt looked up BIOS beep codes yet as i do not know how.

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#6
November 26, 2009 at 17:11:51
Read response #1 and #4; give us all the information you can find

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#7
November 26, 2009 at 17:17:30
You MAY have damaged the computer. You should NEVER use a vacuum cleaner on a computer due to static discharge that builds up in the hose. It can and will damage sensitive components.

You may have gotten lucky, then again?


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#8
November 27, 2009 at 03:59:21
hmm... that may suck.. anywhos. the specs now. tell me if you need more. thanks tons already guys. so many replys and people willing to help.

specs.
Motherboard - Gigabyte K8 Triton, N-Force 3 AGP8X / DDR400
CPU - AMD Athlon 64 (thats all i could find out)
Graphics Card - ATI Radeon R9550
RAM - Kingston 1GB (Im pretty sure)
HDD - Seagate Barracuda 7200 RPM 80 GB

Sorry about the sketchy specs guys. real lack of documentation so im having to pull out the components to get the specs.

So any ideas? Thanks Loads Guys!!


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#9
November 27, 2009 at 04:13:16
oh yeah and it has Pheonix BIOS, D686

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#10
November 30, 2009 at 17:28:54
well dont worry about it i fixed it. thanks for the help though. managed to clear BIOS after allot of research. taking out the battery didnt work.. had to put a jumper in some CMOS port i dunno. works like a charm now. windows 7 goes great on it and makes the games so good looking.

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#11
November 30, 2009 at 18:31:11
Removing the battery works but you need to unplug the computer first. The CMOS jumper is a better method though.

Did you boot into the BIOS and reset values as necessary? The very least you need to reset the date and time.


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#12
November 30, 2009 at 18:58:13
Yeahh went right through BIOS and made sure the drives were correct and had to change the graphics memory and clock speed was terrible. It works like a charm, just needs more RAM to cut the loading times on games. I'm really suprised that it plays games to such great quality.

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#13
November 30, 2009 at 19:15:07
Glad it has worked out for you.

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