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    wichkedthistle: I would almost think that also, but when I restored the computer to factory settings to hand it over to the mother-in-law, I updated the firmware then. This is running windows ME (eewww!!) I had XP in it... But I had ran the ME for a year or so before going to XP and didn't have any problems either way. It is really odd that the same problem is going on with this computer that happened to her old one... I was never able to figure that one out either. I'm thinking the crap power she has at her house has a hunger for mobos. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/mad.gif[/img]
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (adnedarn @ May 30 2004,1:24)]I think I found a source for a used mobo for 20 bucks and 5 for shipping but it is a monday - friday thing.. So, I guess i'll call them tuesday and check it out. 25 bucks for a mobo and a 90 day warranty. ...can't frown at that!!
    $25 for a mobo is a cheap enough but the word 'used' makes me a little nervous. I don't want to spend your money for you but have you checked out Newegg and ZipZoomFly? You can get a brand new mobo (with full waranty) for $45 or so delivered.

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    HI

    Go to Tigerdirect.com What you have going on is either Over heating of the processor and it is shutting down or the power supply is going bad. Or maybe a short in the Mother board.

    1. If your getting a Bios and you have reformatted the drive and still shutting down that it sounds like eith a power suppy or bad motherboard. or processor.

    At Tiger they have combows of mother board and processors or Kits with almost everything in it. Here is phily A local place I just got an asus board and Amd 3000 processor and fan for around 200 and i just replaced the old board and placed all the cards back in . Installed Xp on it and it worked fine.

    Good Luck with YOUR Mother inlaw

    I think it is your mother Inlaw

    anyways Good Luck

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    Yeah, I have used tiger direct alot... but, I'm trying to stick to factory stuff on this one since "she" is using it and tends to break everything. The 20 buck mobo I found comes with a 90 day warranty. The same board as a factory refurb I see going for 450+ bucks... i'll try the 20 dollar one first thank you very much! LOl, thing is it has everthing thing built into it.. Video, audio etc etc...
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    Good luck, then, Andrew. I hope the mobo solves all the problems [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

    As far as TigerDirect, I've never been happy with their prices. I just did some sampling between Tiger and Newegg to see if anything has changed. These are some random delivered prices:

    Asus P4P800E Deluxe Mobo - Tiger $152.55, NewEgg $109
    DFI AZ03-TL Mobo - Tiger $58.55, NewEgg $48.00
    LG GCE8525B CD/RW (white box) - Tiger $56.07, NewEgg $32.00

    I'm sure if I keep sampling, Tiger will eventually have a lower price, but for now I'll stick with NewEgg. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]

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    Merlin, thanks for pointing that out... I'll definatly price them both when I am next looking for something!
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    I can not stand Tiger Direct. Everytime I call I am on hold for 45 minutes then get someone that does not speak english. I guessing your powersupply is bad. I would not get a new mother board they are a big pain in the @!!. O' btw ME sucks! I would always get errors. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/mad.gif[/img] I suppose you have already tried a Windows Startup floppy *although XP does not come with one*. Good Luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]...I would not get a new mother board they are a big pain in the @!!...
    Not as bad as in the past thought. Windows still kills me every time... Have to restart some 4 times just to get a couple of drivers working. Oy. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/mad.gif[/img] And then there's the fun of Windows making up/not using/replacing/using the incorrect (etc) drivers. Anyhoo- I hope that a new mobo solves the problem [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img] .
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