It’s a minefield, it’s the board’s fault. I can only think of a couple of reasons for the dead boards. Going to High RPM 2. Originally posted by asicnewbie: Just out of curiosity, what CPU are you using?

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The Budget Gaming Board: ECS nForce4-A939

I went to the ECS website and did a fresh download of the new bios. They’re the industry’s absolute lowest bidder.

Mar 18, Posts: Originally posted by sbjordal: When I turn on the system I just get a black screen with nothing on it. If you picked one of these boards up and have had issues with add-in cards not working go download the 1.

Two days later, after breaking the board in half, I exchanged it for another one and tried what guru suggested. Thu Nov 17, 1: Strangely, setting the case fan to it’s lowest speed setting made the lwn stop immediately. Plug a Northwood into a board expecting Willamette, it’d work. What BIOS does your mobo have?


A word to the wise re: ECS nForce4-A boards from Fry’s – Ars Technica OpenForum

If the system is changed to a known good board and everything works, the board is assumed faulty. Ars Praefectus et Subscriptor. As far as I can tell you and I did the exact same thing the first time, nfirce4-a939 the settings in Winflash. Instead, use the WinFlash guide here.

Unfortunately after the reboot I again ended up with a dead board. Originally posted by asicnewbie: Originally posted by Paul Bartz: Thu Dec 15, 8: Skinless Seniorius Lurkius Registered: I didn’t do a fresh XP install. So DriverGuru, you were right about not needing to re-install XP. Sun Dec 04, 8: DriverGuru Senator et Subscriptor Tribus: If I just throw a few terms at Excel yes, I know Excel isn’t well suited for this.

I’ve downloaded the 1. Or try Hat Monster’s thread. What’s weirder is that the rattling sounded like it was coming from the CPU or NB fan, not the case fan.

ECS NFORCE4-A939 – motherboard – ATX – Socket 939 – nForce4

DMI area and clear cmos both checked, so I had main block and dmi block selected in winflash 1. I’ve tried many things to fix this, i’ve nfocre4-a939 reinstalled to a new operating system. Cons Floppy port in bad location, poor memory slots. If you insist ece this won’t work, at least try a repair installation reinstall on top of the old install rather than a true reinstall.


Yes, those are the only two options selected with the checkmarks.

I would probably have tried your driver update method first, but I was already tinkering around with my PC’s innards so I didn’t see you post. Well, I’m going to start my Fry’s deal build tonight Going from Low RPM 1.