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Posted 24 February 2016 - 06:54 PM
Posted 24 February 2016 - 07:29 PM
It appears that your motherboard has a fault. Unfortunately there is no "soft" fix for this. The only solution is to replace the motherboard, or the machine.
Sorry about that.
Posted 24 February 2016 - 07:42 PM
Posted 24 February 2016 - 08:27 PM
Only you can determine if it's worth replacing .
But a replacement motherboard is probably cheaper than a replacement system...system is a desktop so motherboard replacement should not be an arduous task...and system dates back to mid-2011.
Doesn't look as if a replacement is going to be terribly expensive.
Posted 24 February 2016 - 08:31 PM
I did not notice that you had an additional graphics card installed before... Have you tried removing the card and just using the on-board graphics? If still the same issue please see my post above and my info below...
At that age I would just replace the machine personally, I would consider it throwing good money after bad to repair it. Though depending on your financial situation you may choose to replace the mobo. It would not be exceptionally difficult to do and a few YouTube videos would show you everything you need to know. Your choice.
There are currently good machines that can be bought online made by HP that come pre-installed (degraded win10 license) with Win7 and have a 3 year onsite warranty for around $600-800. I know this is a lot of money to spend at once, but this will modernise you for years to come.
Posted 24 February 2016 - 08:35 PM
If you can provide an exact model number I'll link you some motherboards for sale...
Posted 25 February 2016 - 09:17 AM
Posted 25 February 2016 - 09:49 AM
Before tossing it in and purchasing a new motherboard you should remove the dedicated graphics card (the SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6450) to see if the problem with the graphics persists.
If the integrated graphics (the graphics chip integrated in the motherboard) works you can assume that the dedicated card has failed.
If you get the integrated graphics working look in the Device Manager to see if there are any yellow warning or red error icons in the Universal Serial Bus Controllers.
To open the Device Manager click on the Start orb and then type device manager in the Search programs and files box.
Edited by dc3, 25 February 2016 - 09:51 AM.
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Posted 25 February 2016 - 04:55 PM
HP pavilion HPE 2MD15205Z8 I would be so grateful if you could point me to a mobo. If it isnt too expensive, i may go ahead and do it. If nothing else, I'll get some mad respect for being cool mom and wife that can fix a computer. ;) I sure appreciate everyone waying in on this conversation. Thanks!
That's the serial number, the model would be something more like h8-1024 or h8-1111.
Posted 27 February 2016 - 11:57 AM
Posted 27 February 2016 - 12:44 PM
Posted 27 February 2016 - 05:36 PM
Looking at your machine specs I can see the graphics are integrated on the mobo. So even if it is the grahics that need replacing you would still need to replace the whole motherbaord.
The ASUS M5A78L-M LX PLUS motherboard is compatible with your system, and would be a slight upgrade for you, quite cheap also. You will have to search on Google for your best deal locally, Newegg is out of them and I don't really know US part suppliers.
Posted 27 February 2016 - 06:31 PM
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