The threads found will lead you back to a specific tech forum discussing this very boards numerous problems. Unforunately, after everything was seemingly attached correctly, there was no video. Just take an CD audio cable. Plug the K7S5A in it works, sure there are a few gotchas, but you show me a board or chipset that doesnt. I’m typing this reply on the k7s5a with dscaler running in the background in XP Having a problem logging in?

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The K7S5A is a disaster waiting to happen to the uninformed.

If you’d like to contribute content, let us know. If you get a new mainboard. Overclocking is something I don’t believe in except for testing, and the caed overide of interrupt assignment, while missing, is not typically needed although in my case it would be.

All times are GMT I ended up having to replace the defective motherboard.

The chipset manufacturer also tend to be more consistent across their product lines. What could make my system turn itself on??? Petersburg, FL Posts 2, I had some problems with the sound of mine, too. Do a search here in the HT Computer forums.


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They all had some strengths and weaknesses in my opinion. Make sure the video card is fully seated in the soune. Thanks for the help.

Introduction to Linux – A Hands on Guide This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter. Just remember that not everyone is as lucky as you, these boards are not consistently made and some will not work out of the box. Check out the http: Do you know what a kernel is I tried putting the new monitor on the old computer – worked fine.

I also lost 2 1. Hello all – This weekend perhaps foolishly I took my first stab at building my own pc from scratch. Make sure the junmpers are set properly for the memory type and cpu on the motherboard.

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Maybe he should pick up another DIMM and find out? I’ve had sonud CPU’s thru my very early k7s5a revis. All times are GMT Other than that remove all additional cards you don’t need and disconnect drives as well and see if you can bring it up with just video and memory.


Is this a motherboard issue, or is there some other thing I should try? After your search, you will know exactly why the tier one and two MB manufacturers stayed away from this chipset in its entirety. You can dismiss a few random problems here and there but there are thousands with no hope in site. The problems still appear on a daily basis.

Having a problem installing a new program? No fuss, no muss and blazing speed cwrd a pitance that even my wife couldn’t complain about me spending. Generally very happy users. Here are a few things to try. If you’re asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem.