Computer problem

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by CIAHitman, Oct 17, 2005.

  1. CIAHitman

    CIAHitman WalterGA fan

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    I am running this board :
    Leadtek K7NCR18D-Pro



    CPU
    Supports AMD Athlon/XP, Duron Socket A processors

    Supports up to 333MHz FSB


    Chipset
    NVIDIA nForce2 SPP Northbridge

    NVIDIA nForce2 MCP-T Southbridge

    Memory
    Supports 3, 184 -pin DIMM sockets for DDR -SDRAM module
    Support up to 3GB of memory
    Support up to DDR 400 memory
    128 bit DualDDRMemory Architecture (2 pieces memory required)

    IDE
    Two PCI bus-mastering IDE ports
    Supports up to PIO mode 4, Multi-word DMA mode2 and Ultra ATA 66/100/133

    Bus master drivers for Windows 9x, ME, 2K and XP

    Audio
    Built-in NVIDIA SoundStorm Audio with Dolby Digital 5.1 Encoding , SPDIF Digital output and 6-channel speakers support

    System BIOS
    AWARD BIOS, supports PnP, APM, Multi-Device booting features (Floppy, LS120, CD-ROM, IDE, SCSI, ZIP, ATAPI)
    Supports ACPI 1.0b (Advanced Configuration Power Interface): S1, S3 (Suspend to RAM), S4 (Suspend to DISKor RAM )
    Boot-up anti-virus support
    2MB flash ROM



    Expansion Slots
    1 x 32bit 8X AGP slot
    4 x 32bit PCI slot
    1 x ACR slot


    LAN
    Built-in 10/100 NVIDIA Ethernet

    Back Panel I/O
    PS/2 Mini-Din mouse & keyboard ports
    RJ45 connector (LAN version only)
    Two USB2.0 Ports (l header provided for extra 4 USB 2.0 port)
    One 25pin D-SUB female printer port
    Two 9pin D-SUB male serial port for COM1 & COM2
    Game/Midi port, Line_In, Line_Out and Mic_In jacks

    Miscellaneous
    ATX form factor
    ATX 304.8mm x 243mm (12"x 9.6")

    Package Contents
    WinFast K7NCR18D-Pro socket A motherboard
    WinFast software pack CD
    User's manual
    Ultra ATA 133 IDE cable
    720KB / 1.44MB / 2.88MB Floppy connecting cable
    SoundStorm Audio Digital output module
    USB 2.0 connection bracket (Optional)
    IEEE1394a Firewire Riser card


    I am using 768MB RAM with Athlon 2100+ CPU. Come to find out my capacitors on the motherbaord are leaking causing power turn on problems. Can you guys tell me what a good replacement board maybe, so I can re-use my CPU and memory, or is it cheaper in the long run to just get a motherboard/CPU/Memory replacement setup?
    Thanx.
    Links would be helpful.
     
  2. johnstrr

    johnstrr In the Garden

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    Man... capacitors are blowing left and right... I've replaced 7 motherboards from Dell in the last 6 weeks or so... they must have had a bad batch (from the cheapest supplier of course). Not knockin' Dell though, I had replacements for all within a day, or less.

    As far as the board goes... you'll get much better answers from a PC Gaming forum than from me... I'm an XBOX man myself so I can't even recomend a good PC Game nerd gathering place... just wanted to let you know you're not the only one suffering the wrath of the capacitor.
     

  3. Harlequin

    Harlequin I need a weapon

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    I repair computers and Xbox's on the side, but it seems lately comp repairs have died off, but Xbox repairs and upgrades have taken off.

    If you are happy with your setup now, find just a motherboard. You're taking everything out one way or another. That board will support more PC than you are ever likely to need. I have good luck with TigerDirect.
     
  4. IndyGunFreak

    IndyGunFreak

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    Just curious... How can you tell a capacitor is leaking? Apparently I've never had this prob.


    As for motherboards...

    I haven't used this particular board, but I've had good luck with Soyo...

    Soyo KT880 Dragon
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1460975&Tab=2&NoMapp=0

    I think the Asus A7N8X-Deluxe supports you're processor, but I'm not positive, and I can't find any more detailed specs than this..

    http://usa.asus.com/products4.aspx?l1=3&l2=13&l3=56&model=217&modelmenu=1

    Good luck
    IGF
     
  5. CIAHitman

    CIAHitman WalterGA fan

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    Hi Indy. I noticed my computer would shut down a couple of seconds after startup, then it wouldnt POST, then it would shut down after Windows XP started. I did an internet search on computers shutting down, came across a few posts from people with bad capacitors and checked mine. Brown stuff on top of them that meant the cap leaked on top.
    People all over have started to have this problem with old and new motherboards. Mine is two years old. Thanx for the links.
     
  6. johnstrr

    johnstrr In the Garden

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  7. mitchshrader

    mitchshrader Deceased

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    I have a7n8x E deluxe, asus gives good warranty. 6 of em.

    guess which one i'm gonna recommend?

    new you can lowball under 100$

    used, ebay, whatever, is really smarter. maybe 2/3 that. if you can get accessories TOO it's a win.

    asus will replace a bad board.

    if you're absolutely sure you want all new warranty, not wrong, just a few dollars, get it.

    just you don't HAVE to if you're broke or cheap or a risk taker.