replacing my motherboard

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February 2, 2011 at 19:26:51
Specs: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, 3.48 GHz / 4094 MB
My motherboard failed what will happen if I buy the same board and replace the old? it will not post and entering bios it freezes. even had to use my jumpdrive to repair bios rom when it failed.

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#1
February 2, 2011 at 19:51:16
"it will not post and entering bios it freezes"
if u can access bios why do u say it will not post? U have to pass post before entering bios. Tell us what's wrong and list the system specs well.

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#2
February 2, 2011 at 20:05:36
here is thread of my progress. i had problems since I had this mb. not until recent did I learn the cpu could only read up to 1333 then you had to oc to get to 1600.

http://gskill.us/forum/showthread.p...

what will happen if I replace the mb with the same? will i lose my operating system and have to buy another to keep it?


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#3
February 2, 2011 at 20:24:01
Why do u want the same board? Don't afraid of loosing operating system even if u purchase different board u will be able to use your old os without starting from scratch. All u need to do is REPAIR OS then u are ok also u will need to install all necessary drivers.

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#4
February 2, 2011 at 20:32:52
yeah no amount of resetting will fix whats wrong with my mb. if I could figure out why it hangs on reset and never reposts until much later or after its shut down for a while then restarted.

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#5
February 2, 2011 at 21:36:18
Your overclock settings are a mess. What happens if you load the BIOS defaults or use the clear CMOS jumper? Does the system settle down & run stably?

As for the RAM, the memory controller in AMD AM3 CPUs supports up to DDR3-1333. You're not losing anything by running your DDR3-1600 or 1800 RAM at that speed. In fact, by underclocking your RAM, you should be able to tighten up on the timings & pick up a little performance boost.


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#6
February 3, 2011 at 03:44:02
running on defaults after clearing cmos it will still freeze. many times I have made certain everything has been seated properly. everything is tightened down even took out the mb to make certain it was not grounding out. first bought a new psu which seemed to have helped for a while then it got worse so I upgrade my cpu and ram. still having problems to the point it will not start or reset. freezes in bios when and if it starts and yes running defaults.

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#7
February 3, 2011 at 05:01:57
Do you have high voltage RAM? If so, the voltage will probably default to 1.5v. Make sure to manually adjust the RAM voltage in the BIOS. Also, did you test the RAM with memtest86?

http://www.memtest86.com/download.html


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#8
February 3, 2011 at 19:12:44
yeah got it to the desktop and it froze and had continues post beep. beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep until i reset then it never made it to post.

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