A couple of questions about an MS MS-7125

Discussion in 'MSI' started by Tmuldoon, Mar 1, 2007.

  1. Tmuldoon

    Tmuldoon Guest


    I have this motherboard and so far so good.

    This is my setup:

    Windows System : Microsoft Windows XP/2002 Professional 5.01.2600
    (Service Pack 2)
    AMD 64 Processor 3000+ (1.81 Ghz)
    mobo: msi ->MS-7125
    Video: MSI MS-StarForce GeForce 6600 (NVIDIA GeForce 6600)
    Hard Disk : ST3160023A (149GB)
    CD-ROM/DVD : HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4163B (CD 40X Rd, 40X Wr) (DVD 5X Rd,
    5X Wr)
    CD-ROM/DVD : Generic DVD-ROM SCSI CdRom Device (CD 32X Rd) (DVD 4X Rd)
    RAM: 1 Gig

    On the mobo there is a small fan (not the CPU fan) on mine that has
    slowly been dying - making a buzzing noise.

    1) I need to replace that fan - anyone know what the part is called
    and where I can get one.

    See the diagram on http://www.msicomputer.com/product/p_spec.asp?model=K8N_Neo4_Platinum
    (bottom left quandrant of the mobo)

    My Video Card died (I think). The compute boots up fine with one OK
    Bios beep - no video - the monitor power light is flashing yellow
    indicatiing no video signal. It is almost 2 years old and out of
    warranty. I would like ot get another MS video card - and stay with
    the Nvidia chipset.

    2) Any idea what is the best MS video card I can use on it? I think
    my power supply is 400w.

    3) I would like to upgrade my CPU to a 64FX/64 processor (Socket 939)
    - anyone else try it - how does it perform. I also do a lot of DVD
    rendering - is this the best processor to get for gaming and rendering
    or should I stay with the CPU I have. (AMD's site does not show an
    AMD 64FX/64 FX53 or FX 55 on their comparison site)


    Tmuldoon, Mar 1, 2007
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  2. Tmuldoon

    kev Guest

    On 01 Mar 2007, the world was enlightened by Tmuldoon's opinion about...
    Here's what I did my Neo4 Platinum recently:

    1. Swapped out the chipset fan with a new generic 'VGA Cooler' fan.
    2. Updated to the most current BIOS.
    3. Updated to the multiprocessor ACPI in XP Pro.
    4. Swapped out my old 3000+ Winchester with a 4400+ X2 Toledo.
    5. Got 2x512MB sticks of Crucial DDR500/PC4000 memory (2.5-3-3-8, 1T).
    6. Cranked the FSB to about 260MHz (2.86GHz), dropped the HT down to 3 and
    have enjoyed FX-70 performance since.

    500W PSU, EVGA GeForce 7800GT PCIE, WD 250GB SATA HD, 52x cd burner, 56x
    cdrom, and a floppy that I had from the old build. Nothing special in
    cooling except using Arctic Silver 5 for the heatsinks.

    Newegg still has 4400+ X2 939s for $200US (AMD doesn't make them anymore)
    and the memory is available there as well ($130US).

    It's like a whole new machine.

    CPU-Z: http://valid.x86-secret.com/show_oc?id=173337


    kev, Mar 1, 2007
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