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Wireless Network Card Problems

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November 14, 2013 4:40:29 PM

Computer HP Elite e9120y, Violet 6 Motherboard, 650W Power Supply, Atheros Wireless Card. Windows 8.1.

I had an over heating issue for some time but that has been solved with a better Fan and adding a piece of aluminum to better direct air flow.

Anyway to the point, about 3 months ago, I started having an issue when I stated up the computer, that my Wireless Network Card, will fail to boot, I will go into my Drivers and it would have the "!" icon on the card, and no drivers are present, cannot load drivers because it cannot even find the card. I can restart the computer and sometimes it will boot the card, and sometimes it will take 5 or 6 shutdowns and turn ons to finally get the card to come on. I thought it was possibly the card so I went and purchased a new Wireless network card and it did not solve the issue. Also tried the only other available slot. I verified the BIOS is current, It is current as far as the Computer "Originally having Vista" they show no supporting BIOS for the Windows 8 or 8.1. Talking to support they sent me a revised BIOS and said it will either take or Fail, well it Failed. Other strange issues has been my main case fan will also fail to come on and will shut off randomly, again replaced with new same issue. When everything boots correctly computer runs great and stays cool, all temps 10-15 above ambient Video card 120 idle -175 when taxed to max. Is my Motherboard on the way out?

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November 14, 2013 4:49:17 PM

What brand PSU?

Have you tried a different PCIe slot?
November 14, 2013 4:54:35 PM

Corsair HX650W "Silver Certified" Modular PSU New 2 years ago, and yes I tried the other slot same results...
November 17, 2013 1:47:01 AM

Tore into computer, after failure today to even boot, all I was able to get was BIOS Failure, pulled the Mother Board out, and found Burnt spout along the PCI-E soldier pots, and a smokey stain on the Case Chassis. Ordered a new Cougar Challenger Case, and a Gigabyte GA0990FXA-UD3 Mother Board for future upgradeability.