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by mantis8
Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Cant boot with amd phenom cpu on legacy Gigabyte mb
Replies: 9
Views: 324

Re: Cant boot with amd phenom cpu on legacy Gigabyte mb

I tried method # 1, but the computer never shut off, so I had to turn it off using the power switch on the back of the PSU, but it still never booted up again.

This computer doesn't have a reset button, so I can't use method #2.

I haven't gotten to method # 3 yet.
by mantis8
Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Cant boot with amd phenom cpu on legacy Gigabyte mb
Replies: 9
Views: 324

Re: Cant boot with amd phenom cpu on legacy Gigabyte mb

I cleared the CMOS according to the GB user manual: http://download1.gigabyte.us/Files/Manual/motherboard_manual_ga-ma78gm-us2h_e.pdf * Always turn off your computer and unplug the power cord from the power outlet before clearing the CMOS values. • After clearing the CMOS values and before turning o...
by mantis8
Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Cant boot with amd phenom cpu on legacy Gigabyte mb
Replies: 9
Views: 324

Re: Cant boot with amd phenom cpu on legacy Gigabyte mb

I ran that neat little command and found my problem on the very first line: I only had generic info before, but now this revealed a "u" in the mb model # that I didn't know before. So I downloaded the new bios file and it worked like a charm. The only problem was that when I put in my quad core cpu,...
by mantis8
Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Cant boot with amd phenom cpu on legacy Gigabyte mb
Replies: 9
Views: 324

Re: Cant boot with amd phenom cpu on legacy Gigabyte mb

Update: I got a brand new 16GB flash drive, formatted it to FAT and downloaded the latest non-beta bios update on the gigabyte website [f11] on my windows 10 box. Then I extracted the file to the flash drive - file name is: mb_bios_ga-ma78gm-s2h.f11 in the downloads folder, but in the flash drive af...
by mantis8
Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Cant boot with amd phenom cpu on legacy Gigabyte mb
Replies: 9
Views: 324

Re: Cant boot with amd phenom cpu on legacy Gigabyte mb

I did run a memtest, but it was only able to run on one 2gb bank for some reason. I will run a different test when I get a chance. My bios is version 6. Support for the amd phenom didn't appear until version 10. I'm working on getting it flashed, but running into a lot of different issues. Because o...
by mantis8
Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Cant boot with amd phenom cpu on legacy Gigabyte mb
Replies: 9
Views: 324

Cant boot with amd phenom cpu on legacy Gigabyte mb

I have an ancient Gigabyte motherboard GA-MA78GM-S2H (rev. 1.0) . It works fine with an AMD Athlon 64 x2 cpu 4200+ [2.2ghz]. I recently replaced the 4 gb of ram to four 2gb sticks of ram for 8gb total ram and that helped out a bit. I also wiped off my hdd and did a clean install of LM 18.3 64bit cin...
by mantis8
Tue Jan 12, 2010 12:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: cant find minimized windows
Replies: 2
Views: 323

Re: cant find minimized windows

Oh so sweet!!! This fix only took a few seconds & took care of it for good.

thx
by mantis8
Mon Jan 11, 2010 4:20 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: cant find minimized windows
Replies: 2
Views: 323

cant find minimized windows

Hey all, I just reformatted my hdd (I had ubuntu before) and all was well. Then the next day, I realized that whenever I minimize any browser or office window, they just disappear! I've checked the forum pages, the getting started guide, etc, but no info yet. I don't really remember if this was the ...

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