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Windows 7: Is My Motherboard bad?

03 Oct 2011   #11
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

You could try to see how your PC behaves in a non Windows environment.
Puppy linux is a lightweight linux environment which can boot from a CD/DVD.
Another possibility is Hirens boot CD which will run a mini XP or linux OS. Plus it has wide range of diagnostic tools.


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04 Oct 2011   #12
Gator

Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1
 
 

I'm just going to go ahead and get a new mobo tomorrow. Hopefully I wont have to go buy a PSU as well but oh well. I found a mobo thats compatible with my CPU it's an Asus M4A88T-V EVO USB3 Motherboard. Only questions...

I have an OEM license that came with my computer when I bought it from Best Buy. After changing the motherboard, will I still be able to transfer the license to the new one? If not, my college set us up for MSDN (though I have had major problems downloading from there) and Dreamspark where we can download a virtual copy of Windows 7 for 2 years for free. I should be able to load any installation disk and use the liscense I get from that (assuming they do give physical license for that type of software) am I right?

Also, considering my issues, is there anything I should keep in mind tomorrow while buying/installing the new mobo that anyone can think of? Aside from the Power Supply possibly being bad of course. There was also talk about some people having issues with Ram compatibility. My Ram from the factory is Elpida DDR3 PC3-10600u-9-B0, would this ram be considered too cheap to run on that type of Mobo if I don't plan any hardcore gaming? I really want to avoid buying ram tomorrow.
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04 Oct 2011   #13
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

OEM licenses are supposed to be tied to the motherboard.

If you have paid licensed software then I would deactivate it first as it may see the new motherboard as a new computer. Install and reactivate after motherboard replacement.

Google it - MSDNAA
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04 Oct 2011   #14
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

HP OEM activation will not work if the mobo is changed to non-HP. But MSDN should work fine.
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04 Oct 2011   #15
Gator

Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1
 
 

Ok thanks for all the help, I'm running my computer now and everything is perfect... well almost perfect.

I was installing the motherboard and noticed my F-panel connector didn't match. So I plugged it in a little offset on the pins provided and it works, however, the LED light for the power button doesn't work (I don't care about that really and neither does the light that indicated the computer is processing something, again not a big deal but I wouldn't mind knowing what I can do to either fix this with an adapter or cutting it and physically putting a new connector onto it.

Another small problem that I have is the MemOk switch that makes the Ram compatible with the Mobo. I press it and it works fine, but I have to do this each time the computer restarts. I'm asking this even thought I'm about to check the Bios to see if there is a way to save the settings for the ram or something but if there is another way, I'm open for suggestions on what to do. Thanks again for the help and I'm glad I found this place. As someone thats in school for IT and going to take the A+ in December, learning fixes to a lot of problems is a great way to learn. I've had to pull my hair out the last few days but I've learned a lot.
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04 Oct 2011   #16
Jaime74656

Windows 10 64bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mhansen1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jaime74656 View Post
sounds like the mobo but before I agree, I want to go on a limb here and explore the avenue of WTF?! and make sure we ruled out all parts that we can, do you have a spare PSU you can hook up, one thats known good that you can try with, if the issues still occur with that other PSU then we can rule out the PSU and what ever else has already been ruled out, and what remains however improbable is the remainder of the solution...
I could pick one up and simply take it back or just use it either way since they are cheap and may be more efficient running a new, more powerful mobo.

partly why i figured I would suggest grabbing one and just ruleing that out so one could be certain of bad mobo, its what I would do just to make sure every thing was ruled out as I said before...if the issues still occur with that other PSU then we can rule out the PSU and what ever else has already been ruled out, and what remains however improbable is the remainder of the solution...
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