I have recently had to get my computer fixed due to an accident and I had to call an engineer to set up the new motherboard but I dont think he knows what he is doing. For one thing he put the Sound Blaster Audigy 2 right next to my Graphics card in the nearby AGP slot. But through many observations I am starting to make my own conclusions to all the conflicts. Regarding the soundcard I am using an Audigy 2 and I did disable to the motherboard's sound and gameport when I installed it.
He set the PC up in my house and then after a couple of minutes it started freezing and every time he restarted it it would freeze. I have a Logitech Cordless Mouseman Optical and he suspects that the mouse is conflicting with the Sound card. Is that possible????? :-s Its using a PS/2 socket and I am using the provided Logitech Drivers. He then plugged in a standard mouse and it started to work fine depsite the fact that the Logitech driver was still installed and it registered the standard mouse as a Wheel Mouse.
He then took it back to the workshop to get the cordless mouse to work with it. He moved the Audigy 2 soundcard to PCI slot 4 with the modem on PCI slot 5 - I have an AMR slot weirdly positioned at the top of the mobo b4 the AGP slot though I dont use it. No such luck - in fact it locked up with the standard mouse as well as the Logitech cordless mouseman optical. Then he decided to disable the Serial Ports in the PC - this is a kick in the teeth because I need them for my infared device that I use for my camera watch. I cant do without my Parallel because I have a whole chain of devices - Zip drive, Agfa Snapscan 1212p and then an HP Deskjet 690c.
He set the PC up and it stared. But i noticed the Athlon XP 2000+ was runnin at 1.2ghz. I know that Athlon XPs run slower than the quoted speed but certainly not this low - I picked him up on this and he had put the Clock Speed to 100mhz/100mhz and when he tried putting it up to 133mhz/133mhz it quoted 1.63ghz which was more like it but when Windows started, it froze.
Which one of these problems is most likely to conflict - my Logitech Cordless Mouseman Optical using the PS/2 port, My serial Ports or the fact the AMD Athlon XP is running at 133mhz/133mhz???
My mothebroard is an ECS K7S5A with two DDR memory slots and SDR slots. I am using the two SDR slots as my previous MOBO had this memory. I have one 512MB SD Module and one 256MB SD Module. My chipset is a SIS - could anyone find any updates for this motherboard and chipset and gimme links to them? ;-) Also could someone find out whether this motherboard supports AGP 8x and if not find any update which will allow my motherboard's AGP slot to run at AGP 8x?
My M/B was replaced. My previous was a very old FIC AZ11E which only supported Athlons up to 1.2ghz and had three SDRAM slots, a CMR slot at the bottom, 5 PCI slot and an AGP slot. The Chipset was VIA.
My PC Spec:- Quite powerful but some areas are quite weak
ECS K7S5A the version which supports AMD Duron/Athlon/Athlon XP with two SDRAM Slots and DDR RAM slots
AMD Athlon XP 2000+ running at 1.2ghz
768Mb SDRAM PC133 (One 256MB SDRAM in first SDRAM slot and 512MB SDRAM in second slot)
Onboard Sound (disabled)
One AMR Slot - empty, Audigy 2 Joystick connector housed here to free up other slots
AGP Slot - Sparkle nVidia Riva TNT 2 32MB plugged into an IBM C72 17" Monitor
PCI 1 - Empty
PCI 2 - Empty
PCI 3 - Empty
PCI 4 - Sound Blaster Audigy 2
PCI 5 - ESS 56k Modem
Primary IDE Master - 10GB ATA 66 Hard Drive but hoping to house a 120GB ATA 100 Hard Drive and move 10GB ATA 66 to Slave
Primary IDE Slave - Empty but when 120GB is installed this will house the 10GB drive
Secondary IDE Master - LG DVD 16x
Secondary IDE Slave - Memorex 24maxx1040 (24x10x40x) CD-RW
Other Components and Connection
Logitech Cordless Mouseman Optical on PS/2 now replaced with a standard mouse although the Logitech Driver is still being used and registered the standard mouse as a Wheel Mouse.
Genuis Keyboard on PS/2
Typhoon Cordless Joystick plugged into USB 1 on m/b
Trust Spyc@m 100 plugged into USB 2 on m/b
Parallel Port houses Zip Drive, Agfa Snapscan 1212p, HP Deskjet 690c
Serial Ports both Disabled but Serial Port 1 would house an infrared receiver for Casio Camera watch
I am also unsure what version my motherboard is - thats why I am turnin to da PC boffins to help me. Thanx for ur help
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