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Change in Motherboard

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Xephar, Oct 3, 2002.

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  1. Xephar

    Xephar Thread Starter

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    My old motherboard got fried... literally somehow, so I got a new one. But now my games crash... not a lot, but from time to time they just lock up... Is this maybe because there is somethign not configured properly on the bios? Is this a common problem when a computer has had a mobo switch?
     
  2. Jedi_Master

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    Just a few questions...

    1) When you installed the new MBO, did you re-install the OS ??

    2) Are you over clocking the CPU ??

    3) Do you have the most current drivers for the MBO installed ( sometimes the driver CD that was with the MBO, doesn't contain the most current ) ??
     
  3. Xephar

    Xephar Thread Starter

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    I reinstalled windows XP over the old one, I didn't reformat my HD... does that matter? And now I am not overclocking, but when I first started my computer whith the new mobo, it said I was running a 433mhz P3 when its actually an 866...

    So I went into the bios (American Megatrends or something like that) And I went into the CPu PnP Option... and set the bus speed to 133 and the dram speed to 133 and the multiplier to 2x which made it say its a 866, so that works...

    And I believe I have the latest drivers...
     
  4. weeniebeenie

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    As a rule of thumb, I always reformat after installing a new mobo, start everything from scratch ya know?
     
  5. Jedi_Master

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    Well...

    The BIOS sounds right...

    When you re-installed XP did you re-install the games as well ??

    Because you may have too...

    BTW, when I do a MBO change, I allways do a full install, that way it's a clean install...
     
  6. Xephar

    Xephar Thread Starter

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    I reinstaleld the games, yes... and I would love to reformat and do a clean install... but this computer isn't used by just me, its a family computer... and other people have stuff on here they don't wanna lose... I may have to talk them into backing up... Cause my mom has been complaining to me about lock-ups too.
     
  7. Xephar

    Xephar Thread Starter

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    I just installed SiS AGP Drivers... maybe thats what was causing the lockups?
     
  8. Jedi_Master

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    Yes...that's possible, also can you go to the website that makes the MBO, and see if there are any updated drivers...
     
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  10. Xephar

    Xephar Thread Starter

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    The utility says that I am running at 866... when I set the multiplyer to 6 my computer won't even boot... hehe so I like it better at 2...

    But I think I fixed the problem, since I installed the AGP Drivers from SiS. And I don't get anymore lockups.

    Thanks for the help everone :)
     
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