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New Motherboard = New Problems


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#1 Nooodle

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 11:08 AM

I killed my old motherboard and finnaly got a new one and upgraded to 1gig ddr2 ram, well now after installing everything the screen will freeze up for a second or two then flicker during boot up and other random times and the mouse sometimes freezes too, not sure whats going on but heres my info Biostar motherboard P4M900=M4, Windows XP home, Nvidia 256mb video card.
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Posted 23 January 2008 - 11:12 AM

Hello

Can you get to windows? are all the components seated correctly?
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Posted 23 January 2008 - 11:13 AM

yes and yes
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Posted 23 January 2008 - 11:15 AM

I have that exact motherboard. Did you install the drivers for the motherboard? Did you do a repair install of windows? I didn't have to do a repair install but I did have to install all the board drivers. Are you using the Overclocking tool included with the motherboard? What kind of memory did you get? Speeds etc. And is the video card a PCI card or PCI-E?

Edit: My memory's stock at CL4 I bumped up the voltage and re-timed them to CL3

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 11:21 AM

processor speed is 1.8 gh and yes I installed all drivers, no I didnt have to do a repair install, I got ddr2 1gig, no not overclocking but did save the software and havent even intalled it yet, the videocard is a pci ( I trid to put a agp card in but it wouldnt fit in the case :thumbsup: )
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Posted 23 January 2008 - 11:26 AM

Did you get DDR2 667? I don't think that board has an AGP slot its PCI-E. You may want to try a repair install you may be having conflicts with old drivers still running for the old motherboard.
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Posted 23 January 2008 - 11:28 AM

hmm could be, umm how exactly do I go about doing that? not real sure if its 667 or not.

Edit: I just copy and pasted a line of text and the screen flickered again, perhaps it has something to do with the ram or the drawing of information from the ram idk, this is the first time I changed a motherboard ( did it last night ).

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 11:58 AM

The easiest way to see what RAM is installed...just pull the modules and look.

An alternative: Use SIW System Information for Windows - http://www.gtopala.com/

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 12:06 PM

nice utility, and I used it and no it isnt 667, when I closed the utility out my desktop icons appeared in front of the window as if the utility is now my desktop background.

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 12:49 PM

Try removing the video card and using the onboard video. I recall having a problem with a Radeon PCI card that I had installed. I know the card is good it came out of a known good system I just didn't want to use the onboard video which is what I am using now with no problems. Make sure you install the video drivers if you haven't already.
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Posted 23 January 2008 - 06:11 PM

I have dual monitors and want to keep them so I pretty much gotta keep the card, anytime I do any thing that requires RAM the screen flickers and locks up for a few moments. it is annoying but I can live with it

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 07:13 PM

If you can live with the problem, then theres no problem at all.
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Posted 23 January 2008 - 07:20 PM

it is very very annoying, I try to move a desktop icon it freezes, I close something out it freezes and all the leftovers are stuck to the desktop and cant seem to remove them, right now I have what looks like 12 open windows on my desktop as wallpaper. but the mouse freezeing has to be the most annoying thing of all it will move fine but wont click anything or if it does it takes like 3 mins for what ever it was I clicked to happen.

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 07:31 PM

I would try a repair install first, to answer your question about the Video card driver conflicts uninstall all video drivers and reboot the computer and let windows re-detect your video and reinstall the proper drivers. Since you are Stacking your video I would try with only one video card and see if the problem persist. As reccomended above try the onboard only first.
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Posted 24 January 2008 - 07:59 PM

ok I have tried installing only one at a time for each of them ( the onboard video and the video card), one at a time and one before the other and still turn out with the same problem or only one monitor. if I install the one for one monitor it works fine for either alone, but if I try to install the second monitor and drivers the problem comes back something with this new motherboard dont want me having a second monitor. I can run one monitor on just the video card or on the onboard one at a time fine but both together will not work.
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