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Motherboard Replacement

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by neuropathy, Apr 4, 2008.

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  1. neuropathy

    neuropathy Thread Starter

    Apr 4, 2008
    This is my motherboard specs. They do ot make this board any more. Can I use a differant board to replace this one or am I looking at a new computer. My problem is the USB Contoler is gone in mine and they can't fix it.

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    HP and Compaq Desktop PCs - Motherboard Specifications, K8S-LA (Salmon)

    Motherboard specifications table

    Motherboard layout and photos

    Clearing the CMOS settings

    Clearing the BIOS password

    Motherboard specifications table

    Form factor
    Micro-ATX form factor: 9.6 in x 9.6 in

    System BIOS Supplier

    AMD Athlon 64 processor with HyperTransport support

    Processor socket type
    Socket 754

    Processor front side bus frequency
    1600 MT/s @ 800 MHz

    Maximum approved processor
    Athlon64 3700+
    AMD Athlon64 3400+

    Chipset "North Bridge"

    Chipset "South Bridge"

    Memory type
    PC 2700 or PC 3200 DDR

    Memory sockets
    2 x 184-pin DDR DIMM

    Maximum Memory
    2.0 GB


    Graphics configuration

    Graphics connector (AGP)
    1 AGP 8x

    Integrated AC97

    AC'97 CODEC Device
    Realtek ALC658C 6-channel CODEC

    Audio Jacks ( Legend below )
    2M (1F+1B), 2LI (1F+1B), LO, Headphone connector

    Ethernet 10/100 LAN supplier
    RealtekĀ® RTL8201CL LAN PHY Fast Ethernet LAN controller

    Ethernet configuration
    Integrated, Down

    IEE 1394
    VIA VT6307

    IEE 1394 Front/Back Options
    1F + 1B

    SATA connectors
    2 SATA connectors (supports a total of 2 drives, 1 serial ATA-150 disk drive on each connector)

    IDE UDMA modes
    2 x UDMA 100/66/33

    Expansion slots (AGP/PCI/Exten)
    1 AGP, 3 PCI

    USB ports
    Up to 6

    USB Front/Back Options
    Up to 2F + 4B

    Serial, parallel, floppy, PS2 keyboard and mouse
    1S,1P,1F,PS2 K+M

    Available manufacturing options ( Legend below )

    Manufacturing options Legend


    8-Channel audio

    Audio down on motherboard

    External L2 cache on motherboard

    1394 on motherboard

    Graphics down (on motherboard or in chipset)

    LAN on motherboard (Ethernet) P - PCMCIA slot

    Line In

    Line out



    S3 power management support


    TV-out on motherboard

    Graphics card (up, not on motherboard)

    Microsoft Windows XP hardware compliant

    Motherboard layout and photos

    Figure 1: Layout

    Figure 2: Photo

    Figure 3: View of back panel connectors

    1 - PS/2 mouse

    2 - Parallel port

    3 - IEEE 1394 connector

    4 - RJ-45 connector

    5 - Line in jack

    6 - Line out jack

    7 - Microphone jack

    8 - USB 2.0 connectors

    9 - USB 2.0 connectors

    10 - VGS connector

    11 - Serial connector

    12 - PS/2 Keyboard

    Clearing the CMOS settings

    Do not change any jumper setting while the PC is running. Damage to the motherboard may result.

    The J6 jumper allows you to clear the Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM in CMOS. You can clear the CMOS memory of date, time, and system setup parameters by erasing the CMOS RTC RAM data. The onboard button cell battery powers the RAM data in CMOS, which includes system setup information.

    1. Turn off the PC and unplug the power cord.

    2. Move the J6 jumper cap from pins 2-3 (Normal) to pins 1-2 (Clear CMOS).

    3. Keep the jumper on pins 2-3 for about 10 seconds, then move the cap back to pins 1-2.

    4. Plug the power cord and turn on the PC.

    Clearing the BIOS password

    The BIOS password protects the BIOS from undesired changes. If password checking is enabled, and you need to disable it, use the following steps:

    Do not change any jumper setting while the PC is running. Damage to the motherboard may result.

    1. Turn off the PC and unplug the power cord.

    2. Move the jumper from pins 2-3 (Normal) to pins 1-2 (Clear Password).

    3. Plug the power cord and turn ON the computer.

    4. As soon as you see the first logo screen, turn off the computer.

    5. Move the jumper from pins 1-2 to back to pins 2-3.

    6. Turn on the PC and enter the BIOS to verify that the password is clear.
  2. Elvandil


    Aug 1, 2003
    If the sole problem that is making you consider all of this is the USB controller, you can buy a good, 4-port USB PCI card for less than $20.
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