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problem w/ new rig- motherboard bad?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by acpo, Feb 13, 2005.

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  1. acpo

    acpo Thread Starter

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    there's more than one thing wrong.

    there's onboard video on the card. it doesn't work. however, I get output if I hook the monitor up to the video card, instead of the onboard video.

    I can power on, and everything reads okay, but it says I don't have a keyboard- even though the keyboard's plugged in, and works fine on other systems.

    third problem, after I power it on and off a few times (trying to adjust things to get things working), it just won't power on anymore. this is temporary. after a few hours it works fine again.

    if there's something wrong with the motherboard, it wouldn't function AT ALL, right? is it possible it's something else apart from the mb?

    rig:
    Gigabyte ga-k8s760m
    AMD Athlon 3400+ 64
    1 gig DDR
    Radeon 9800 Pro
     
  2. Cadet

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    1st problem . most motherboards are like that the onboard video is disabled when you insert a normal grapchics card.

    2nd Problem is it a usb keyboard? If you havent yet loaded windows or usb drivers your pc may have trouble picking it up

    3rd Problem what power supply are you running ? as in what wottage
     
  3. acpo

    acpo Thread Starter

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    it isn't a USB keyboard.

    300W ps.
     
  4. Triple6

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    First off you will need a new powersupply. 300 watt is not enough for that system, you need at least a 400watt powersupply and it should be a quality unit like Antec, Sparkle, Enermax, Fortron and a number of others.

    Next would be to pull the motherboard out of the case and try booting it up using the onboard video. There may be a jumper to disable the onboard video. If you can't get the onboard video and the keyboard working then return the board. Because the boards turns on doesn't mean anything at all.

    However the first thing you need to do is get a better power supply before it dies or destroys the rest of your computer.
     
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