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  1. #21
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    I think that ya've done enough to have both the mobo and/or CPU tested by them now. ;)
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    Googlegear wants the motherboard and the cpu back for testing. Hopefully I'll get some good ones when they're done.
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    Sounds like you have done enough testing to be reasonably sure the problem is the Motherboard.

    I have had very good luck with a Gigabyte board. But you can get a bad board from anybody. I have had ECS boards bad out of the box, Abit, and an Epox. I have seen a few complaints on this site about people having trouble with Gigabyte boards also.

    My point is, it really doesn't seem to mater what brand board you get, you can get a bad one from good companies. Maybe its ruff handling in shipping or bad solder joints who knows, but it sure happens.

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    Hey all, just wanted to update you on the status...

    I sent the motherboard back to Googlegear, and the motherboard tested defective. So they're sending me out a new one now. We'll see if this one works! :thumb:

    Thanks for all the help!
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    :cool: Thanks for the update.

    I think when you get the new board that is ok you will be happy with it.

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    Okay, I have the motherboard and cpu back. The motherboard they replaced it with is defineatly a newer version, it doesn't even have the switch for manually setting clock speed. The bios is F8 and there is now a F10 version available, I'm going to have to put on when I get home. But I had some questions.

    It still has the no video support when I up the clock speed to 132 in the bios, unless I manually switch the AGP to 4X. It works when I do this, but the cpu reads as a 1716 rather than 2100+... still better than the 1500+ that it used to see it as.

    The bios update changed an AGP option, so I'm not exactly sure if this will change anything, but how is it seeing it as 1716? And why would I only be able to up it to 132 and not 133? That's my limit.

    Thanks In Advance!
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    DOH No matter, New motherboard, new switches.... got it fixed! :thumb: Sweet!!! So what do you say with the bios updates... if it ain't broke, don't fix it?
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    If it aint broke don't fix it is good advice.

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    I say, if it aint gonna cost you money in lost work or new parts, fix whatever you feel lead to, and change whatever dont know does to do something else.

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    The nice thing about this Motherboard is that it has dual bios. I have had other boards that did not. ECS boards are some that I have had very bad luck with, when flashing the bois. Because of this I tend to lean towards not flashing unless you can fix something or really improve performance.

    That's just my opinion based on experiance. I know others who flash evertime there is an update rather it needs it or not and have had no problems for the most part. However sooner or later if you flash the bios much, you will have one go south on you and that can be a very unpleasant experiance.

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