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Jameslayer

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Hi I am looking to get a new motherboard. After many computer problems I think I tied the problem to the motherboard. I replaced the ram with my mates still crashing then I used his graphic card and it still crashes.

So a new mobo it is. I am only after a cheap one as I cant afford a upgrade. I currently have a Penryn1600SLI-110dB, 280gtx, 2x 2gn gdr2 sticks and a e8500 intel cpu

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finerty

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try ebuyer or novatech

just google and c whats comes up

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smurf46

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Hi,

This looks like your current motherboard http://asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=Penryn1600SLI-110dB

If this is correct you are using a fairly old board and as such are limited to replacements :(

If you are happy to go with a Matx set up this should fit the bill (just need to move a few motherboard stand off's) http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Motherboards/Intel+775/Gigabyte+GA-G31M-ES2L+Intel+G31+%28Socket+775%29+DDR2+PCI-Express+Motherboard+?productId=34228

I have done a build with this particular board and was pleased with the outcome. Alternatively if you want to stay with a full Atx board there is this http://www.ebuyer.com/265715-biostar-tp43e-combo-socket-775-6-channel-audio-atx-motherboard-tp43e-combo

It supports both DDR2 and DDR3 memory according to the spec's so you should be fine.

Both boards use an Intel chipset, your current board uses an Nvidia chipset this means a repair install of windows as the different chipsets will probably prevent windows from booting,this method will retain all your data giving you the chance to back it up if you have not already done so. However a clean install of windows is recommended to prevent driver conflicts :)

This will also mean a call to Microsoft to reactivate your operating system, explain you had to replace your mobo as it died, they are pretty good with this and I've done it a few times now and was painless.

Hope this helps

Regards Smurf.

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gengiscant

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For a start you cannot just bung in any RAM and hope that it will work same applies to the graphics card. What sort of problems have you been having? Perhaps we can give advice to solve them.

If you want to go the replacement route, then budget comes into play, you are obviously not a gamer with that particular GPU. The advice from 'smurf46 is pretty good though I would recommend a Mobo/CPU/RAM bundle with a clean install of Windows.

You would need either to get another hard-drive or backup your existing one and activation would not be a problem. Make sure you know what your COA number is if you decide to wipe your existing hard-drive.

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Terry Brown

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You may find it better to get a motherboard bundle, as that way all the components are fitted and tested to work together, and it may work out cheaper than buying the parts seperatly.

Terry

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Jameslayer

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I suffer from BSOD and prograns crashing. It happened under xp and carried on when I moved to 7. The PC BSOD less in 7 but the programme crashes instead.

Why cant you pull out the old and ram and put in new ram?

Same goes for graphic card as ling as you change to the new drivers.

Here are several links to were I posted the the problems I was having.

http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/forums/1/helproom/4043359/bsod-win-7/ tried all suggestions from it.

http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/forums/1/helproom/4043903/ram-tester/

http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/forums/1/helproom/389994/bsod-and-games-crashing/

And a link to the porigenal what pc should i get thread http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/forums/2/consumerwatch/344040/gaming-computer-for-800/?ob=datea&pn=3

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gengiscant

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Reading your last post I am trying to figure out what you are trying to say.

First of all it would be useful to list your components motherboard, ram part number,graphics card,CPU and exactly the problems you are having. The BSOD will have a code,beginning 0x----------- if your PC restarts before you can read the code, follow these instructions:

Right Click on “My Computer” and goto “Properties”. Then goto the “Advanced system settings” tab and under the headline “Startup and Recovery”, press the “Settings” button. Untick the “Automatically Restart” box and press Ok.

What programs are crashing? Do they crash immediately or after a bit of time?

Please post the answers to my questions and maybe we can give you some help.

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Jameslayer

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Times it crashes/bsod: 1-While using Fire-fox. No pattern. 2-While exploring my computer. Very rarely. 3-MW2 normally when loading the lobby after a game. 4-World of tank while playing the game. 5-Command and conquer read alert. random 6-BBC Iplayer-rare and random

Just software crashing: Flash videos and games

A link to were several bsod files are uploaded.The dxg.sys is the most common.http://forums.techguy.org/windows-xp/912851-bsod.html

The dxg.sys is the most common.

BugCheck 1000008E, {c0000005, bd0092f3, b6f0ea2c, 0}

Unable to load image win32k.sys, Win32 error 0n2 * WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for win32k.sys Probably caused by : dxg.sys ( dxg!vDdDisableSurfaceObject+57 )

BugCheck 1000008E, {c0000005, bd0092f3, f7566c08, 0}

Probably caused by : dxg.sys ( dxg!vDdDisableSurfaceObject+57 )

BugCheck 100000D1, {230, 5, 0, f74b15a9}

* WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for SCSIPORT.SYS * WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for serial.sys Probably caused by : nvgts.sys ( nvgts+e5a9 )

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Jameslayer

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system stats: Gamers Core 2 Duo 8600 Series (Intel Core 2 Duo E8600 3.33 GHz 6Mb Cache, 4Gb Corsair Memory DDR2 800 2 x 2gb single modules, 500GB SATA Hard Drive, X-Clio 6010 Black Aluminium Front, Power Cool 650Watt, GeForce GTX 260 896MB GDDR3, QCE - Gigabyte GA-N650SLI-DS4 - 1333FSB-DDR2 800x4 SLI-nForce 650i, DVD+/- RW - 20X (pioneer 115D), Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 4 PCI 7.1, windows 7

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gengiscant

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I have asked you on this forum and I noticed you were asked on the other forum,what error codes are you getting. Look at this BSOD: BSOD Image If you look you will see the stop code beginning 0x followed by numbers and letters and also an error message, in this case it is driverirqlnotlessor_equal can you post yours.

You can also use this: BSOD viewer which will help with information. Your links on the other site do not work either.

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tomboard

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The Intel® Desktop Board D975XBX is designed to deliver the best experience for advanced gamers and power-users. Based on the Intel® 975X Express Chipset and Intel® Pentium® processor Extreme Edition, this board delivers the ultimate performance for those seeking the most raw power

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