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Old 10-27-10, 04:07 PM   #13
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Default Re: New motherboard, new problem.

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That is a hell of a noob mistake. You are lucky if you haven't damaged any hardware.

Also I would ditch the sound blaster and just use the onboard sound. It is more than adequate these days. Spend the extra money on a 23" 1920x1080 monitor. The GTX260 will power it and you won't regret it.
Indeed it was but at least it was still the right socket and just an unsupported processor (basically turned on and ran but just didn't post). I think it will be fine.

As for onboard sound, I hate Creative labs drivers, but I like the crystalizer too much for my sblive. I just like the way it makes things sound when it's active. I tried using onboard sound before, and everything sounded too muffled and the sound controls for bass and treble were clumsy and didn't work too well.
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Old 10-28-10, 12:05 AM   #14
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Indeed it was but at least it was still the right socket and just an unsupported processor (basically turned on and ran but just didn't post). I think it will be fine.

As for onboard sound, I hate Creative labs drivers, but I like the crystalizer too much for my sblive. I just like the way it makes things sound when it's active. I tried using onboard sound before, and everything sounded too muffled and the sound controls for bass and treble were clumsy and didn't work too well.
Fair enough, but onboard sound has come a long way IMO. I would still go for the full HD monitor as an upgrade. It would be a much nicer upgrade over the sound.
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Old 11-05-10, 05:32 AM   #15
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Ok, this time got an XFX Nforce 680l board but the same problem persists. I tried using my Geforce 260 gtx, but it refused to even power up, so I tried a different card (older x1600 spare I had lying around) and this one powered up and the fans spun and everything, but there was no video signal. There were no beeps from the motherboard too, just nothing. The fans and lights all came on fine, but the video signal was not there. So far I have replaced the motherboard, the PSU, and the video card and the same god damn problem persists. I have been ******* around with this damn machine for over a month now and I am sick of it not working no matter what I try. I'm guessing the only 2 things left that could be wrong are the memory or the CPU itself, any other ideas?
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Old 11-05-10, 02:38 PM   #16
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I think you fried the cpu in that junk board you bought.

What you need to do is test your ram and cpu in a known good motherboard. If you can't do that you might as well try RMAing the cpu to Intel.
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