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MSI 6390 Motherboard: Installing a Video Card

by Charles
(U.S.)

I have an MSI 6390 motherboard. I am trying to install a video card. Do I need to install a jumper to get the video input/output to the card?

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Best Motherboard Combo

by Adolf
(Manila, Philippines)

What is the best motherboard combo that will provide best support in downloading, storing and viewing movies. Needs to support 5.1 channel audio and HD.

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Motherboard Working But No Output VGA
By Mukesh, India

Motherboard is working but not any display on monitor. Why?

Troubleshoot Motherboard
By Cade, USA
If the motherboard won't boot, will resetting the BIOS help? Or what could be the problem? I've already checked the power supply - it seems to be okay - fan's working. Could it be a CPU issue? Is there a checklist to troubleshoot motherboard issues/

From Kris at Build Your Own Computer
This is one of the best checklists for motherboard trouble shooting that I've seen: Tech Arena Dead Motherboard Forum. Anyone else have a good recommendation?

Power Switch Hook Up
Submitted by: John

Need instructions on hooking up the power switch to my motherboard.

From Kris at Build Your Own Computer:

Need some more information to be able to help (what type of power supply; what type of motherboard; have you already tried and encountered problems?).

A power supply will normally have multiple types of connections... check out the different types on the Computer Power Supply page.

Connect Front USB Ports to Motherboard
Submitted by: Dennis, Auckland, New Zealand

I have been given a F845G motherboard and I wish to connect the two front USB ports. There are two 4 wire cables labeled GRD +D -D +5. My problem is I do not have a layout and I am not sure whether to connect them to the CON2 2 x 5 pins, or the CN6 2 x 11 pins.

The motherboard layouts I can find are mostly related to a 845/VE - not quite what I want. Can you help please? Thanks, Dennis

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Motherboard Issues: eMachines W5243 T3626 Motherboard MCP61SM-GM 4006233R-

by Henry Rathbone Jr
(Woodbridge)

Motherboard and Power Supply Issues: eMachines W5243 T3626 Motherboard MCP61SM-GM 4006233R-

I unhooked my motherboard and, when I did, could not find the power slot that the power switch goes back into. I found one but when the computer is turned on it does not turn off and the LED light stays on when the power cord is plugged in.

I have tried to switch the power and LED but with no luck. I would love to see a diagram of this motherboard so that I can hook this tower back up and sell it. Would love to see that diagram.

Response from Chris at Build Your Own Computer:
Hi Henry: I'm checking into this 'trouble' for you. I've taken your email out for your privacy. Bookmark this page - we'll post here, and hopefully, you'll get some other responses too to help you troubleshoot the motherboard issues.

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Mar 27, 2012
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emachines lockup
by: chris

I have an emachine t5246 with a 64x2 AMDAthlon 4200 processor and operating system is Windows Vista and it locks up all the time. Is this because its vista because my friends does the same thing? I didn't have a problem when I had XP. This is such a time waster! I get so upset over this; does anyone know of a solution for this problem?

Sep 15, 2011
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emachine # w5243
by: Anonymous

I have an emachine /model # w5243 - I had to replace the motherboard / fan & power supply. but I did get a wiring diagram . Can you help? thank you very much.

From: Kris at Build Your Own Computer
Can you provide a bit more information? What is it that you need help with? If you're replacing computer components, and what to know more about how to do so, then check out the guide on the site on this page: http://www.build-your-own-computer.net/computer-guides.html and see if that can provide you with the information you need.

Jun 07, 2011
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Mainboard mcp61sm Boot Failure
by: Anonymous jah

When I press the on-switch, there is no pilot light. The light on the CD panel flashes and goes out; the light on the keyboard flashes and goes out. The power supply fans and the fans on the processer turn on. There was no video on the monitor. At this stage I tried to turn off the PC but with no success. To turn off the PC I have to unplug the AC main.

Any advice?



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Booting Problem - Windows XP Pro
by: Anonymous

Hi. I've got a booting problem. I am trying to boot Windows XP Pro to my e-machine but the PC shuts down (when installing devices) every time I reach this step at exactly 32 minutes of loading the Windows.

Can any one can give me help to fix this problem?

Thanks

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My Pentium 4 machine Doesn't Boot Up

by Gilbert Mua
(Cameroon)

My Pentium 4 machine has a problem with a red light that always indicates when power is on and then it stops so the computer can not boot to desktop.

My computer is compact and there seem to be so many machines around facing the same problem. Please help me with the solution of this problem and provide any advice that might be of help.

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Disk Boot Failure
Submitted by Steve (Canada)

Here is my problem, I have just inherited all of my father's computer stuff and he had a Systemax PC, HD which is a Seagate 160 Gbytes and another HD is a Samsung SP1604N. The motherboard is a K8NHAG ver 1.2 and the graphic card is ATI 9800 pro.

The problem is when I start the PC it starts out by saying verifying DMI pool data, then it says disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter. Once I have done this nothing happens, windows does not load at all and you
can't even get into the DOS system.

Please help me out. thanks in advance

Response from Chris at Build-Your-Own-Computer.net:

Check your Hard Drive Connections: The (boot) HD may be bad or, more likely, not connected properly. Go and get yourself a new IDE cable from computer store.

Re-connect correctly the IDE/PATA cable to Motherboard (MOBO) base and connect the other end firmly to the HD connector (while checking that the pins are straight and lined-up properly).

Only then can you troubleshoot further if necessary.

Hope this helps.

Chris at Build Your Own Computer


May 19 comment from Shiva:

OS problem

Install OS or check the newly installed components in your system.

Is the OS correctly placed? Are the newly installed components correctly installed? Check to see whether or not the drivers are properly connected or not.

I hope it's an OS or newly connected devices problem - those problems are easier to troubleshoot.

Comment from Abinash, May 28th:

Boot Failure:

It may be that your problem was created due to 'set active partition' any other drive, not C drive?

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ASRock Motherboard

by Jan Janea
(Iloilo City, Philippines)

Light Gaming ASRock Motherboard

Light Gaming ASRock Motherboard

This a780lm-s motherboard from ASRock (2010) is so affordable.

If you are planning to do light gaming, this ASRock Motherboard is optimal. Also, my pc boots in less than 40 seconds (boots up 50+ processes in an instant with Athlon ii x2 240) and I can handle large amounts of multitasking with it. It has a relatively easy to understand BIOS compared to the earlier version. It also supports some Phenom ii x6 models and supports Crossfireâ„¢.

Although I go with this motherboard because of the relationship in price to performance, I wouldn't recommend this board to those high end gamers, Intel fanboys, NVIDIA fanatics of SLI, overclocking ding-a-lings and other "disambiguation". This motherboard has ACC and not UCC.

Next up: I have hopes to unlock L3 cache from Athlon II X4 640.

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Computer Shutdown within seconds after pushing power button

by Arnold
(TN, USA)

My daughter said she was working on her computer when the screen started acting up so she powered it off and turned it back on. However, when she pushed on the power button on the front it only stayed on no more than 2 or 3 seconds.

So I took it on myself to check it out. Made sure the power outlet was ok - all the cable connections were ok - but it still would not stay on more than 2-3 seconds.

After opening up the cabinet I checked all loose cable connections inside. Checked the PSU and it had 12-13VDC going to the motherboard. But when I removed the four wire cable on the motherboard from the PSU the CPU fan would stay on and run.

You could see an arch inside the cable connector when I plugged it on the motherboard. Now is there a short in the PSU or the motherboard?? or what??

Remember I am not a whiz at this kind of work. I could so use pro help here.

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PSU, Motherboard
by: Anonymous

I have seen this situation.

Do check the graphics card too. It may be the PSU or even the motherboard (going off too soon). If you have a spare PSU, do try to swap it out and see if that's the issue.

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