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Motherboard issues?

Post by gamemasterAS » Wed Apr 07, 2010 11:19 pm

Sometimes when I plug things into my front USB ports on my computer it causes the monitors to go black and the audio to lag. The only real fix is to just restart my computer. I built it myself so I'm assuming its either my negligence or maybe a motherboard issue. Any ideas?
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Re: Motherboard issues?

Post by kibble » Thu Apr 08, 2010 12:04 am

Sounds like maybe the wiring isn't right or something. Doesn't happen very often, but I have come across some motherboards in the past that didn't follow the "standard" wiring scheme for the USB headers on the board.

Were they working previously though and are just now acting up? If so, it might be a bad board.

What sucks about USB is that it's CPU reliant, so stuff plugged into USB can cause funky things to happen sometimes.
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Re: Motherboard issues?

Post by gamemasterAS » Thu Apr 08, 2010 1:50 am

kibble wrote:Sounds like maybe the wiring isn't right or something. Doesn't happen very often, but I have come across some motherboards in the past that didn't follow the "standard" wiring scheme for the USB headers on the board.

Were they working previously though and are just now acting up? If so, it might be a bad board.

What sucks about USB is that it's CPU reliant, so stuff plugged into USB can cause funky things to happen sometimes.
What sucks is when I write a paper and plug in a USB drive to save it and this happens. All that work, down the drain.
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Re: Motherboard issues?

Post by bentendo64 » Tue Jul 13, 2010 7:25 pm

I had a computer once that the motherboard usb ports didn't work. we had a pci usb controller, and whenever i plugged something into the pci card, the computer froze, I think it might have had something to do with the drivers.

do the usb ports on the back by the mouse connections work right?
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Re: Motherboard issues?

Post by thewise1 » Wed Jul 14, 2010 12:08 pm

When did you build the computer and how long has this been happening.
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Re: Motherboard issues?

Post by Haunted360 » Mon Sep 06, 2010 4:47 am

Something is not grounded correctly :|

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Re: Motherboard issues?

Post by aiko73 » Wed Sep 29, 2010 2:46 am

haha just try to check on your usb port or those connections you engange in..sounds more like a virus thing to me.. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :facepalm:

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Re: Motherboard issues?

Post by Haunted360 » Sat Oct 23, 2010 8:40 am

Again, it sounds as if you have not plugged it in correctly (I am sure that is is a Grounding issue), or a pin is missing (by default, there is only 1).

It can't be a Virus :roll:

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