Intel 845HV Motherboard - Issues

Intel 845HV Motherboard - Issues

Post by viriyal » Thu, 14 Jun 2007 03:07:26


Hi All,

I have a Intel 845HV motherboard with latest BIOS. P4 1.5GHz & 768MB
RAM in it. I have two questions on this.

The support website of Intel says I can enable USB 2.0 on this Board,
in the BIOS --> Advanced --> USB Configuration. But my BIOS does NOT
have any USB Configuration in BIOS. Any idea on what I can do to
enable USB 2.0 on this motherboard?

I want to add an Graphics Card on this board. The manual says that I
have an AGP 4x (1.5V). I was looking for a grahics card. The ones I
have in Mind are nVidia GeForce FX5200. But it says that it is a 8x
card. Can I use this?
Can someone point me to a good graphics card for this MB?

Thanks
 
 
 

Intel 845HV Motherboard - Issues

Post by Radeon Dud » Thu, 14 Jun 2007 07:29:18


I don't see your board listed at the intel website. They list 4 boards,
none of which are an HV.


Maybe your board is counterfeit!


Better make sure you have an AGP slot, only 2 of the 845 boards have AGP
slots. Sure, you can plug in an 8x card but it will only operate at 4x. My
advice is to retire the board. 1.5GHz is pretty slow, the 3GHz processors
are very inexpensive these days. And then get a PCI-E card.

 
 
 

Intel 845HV Motherboard - Issues

Post by viriyal » Thu, 14 Jun 2007 13:51:49


Hi,

Thanks for replying. Intel has D845HV/WN. There are some minor
differences between the two like number of PCI slots etc. This
motherboard is listed in the archived products and is no longer
supported. But I did get support earlier when I purchased. Here are
the links to Intel site for these boards:

http://www.yqcomputer.com/
http://www.yqcomputer.com/

As you can see from the 2nd link, the High Speed USB option applies to
the D845HV/WN boards as well. Hence my 1st question. Can u help me out
on this?

Thanks for confirming that an 8x AGP will work in a 4X slot.
Understand that the performance is degraded, but thats OK.

I assembled this PC way back in 2002 and it has been serving my
purpose very well, which is general browsing & some Office work. Not
too much into *** , but the odd games I play for relaxing are also
working OK for me. But these days even though some of the entry level
games I play work well, they require some graphcis card. Hence my
thought on the AGP card.

Can u do me a favor and suggest a good graphics card for my system?

Thanks
 
 
 

Intel 845HV Motherboard - Issues

Post by Radeon Dud » Fri, 15 Jun 2007 00:31:13


Aha, I found your solution which is bad news. Using your link, if you
click on the product features of the board, you will see the board only
supports USB 1.1. The link to enable USB 2.0 is present in all board
descriptions and shouldn't have been included on your board's page. You'll
have to get an add-in PCI card for USB 2.0 if you desire this feature.


I've had great success with ATI cards. Think Radeon 9x00 series.
 
 
 

Intel 845HV Motherboard - Issues

Post by viriyal » Fri, 15 Jun 2007 01:39:29


Hi,

Yes I did download the manuals and read it where it says it supports
only USB 1.1. But since the website said we can enable USB 2.0 for
this board also, I thought I was missing something and hence wanted a
confirmation. I can't write back to Intel saying their website
mentions something wrong since they have already discarded this
product.

And thanks for the suggestion on Graphics card. I have to see if I can
get the card here.

Appreciate your help.

Regards
 
 
 

Intel 845HV Motherboard - Issues

Post by FKS » Fri, 15 Jun 2007 12:31:22


You better get a newer X19xx series AGP card, which kills the 9 series in
terms of sheer performance.
 
 
 

Intel 845HV Motherboard - Issues

Post by viriyal » Fri, 15 Jun 2007 15:31:54


Hi,

X1900 series seems to be a bit over my budget. The closest in that
series would be X1050, but have to see. Also AGP is being kind of
phased out and its PCI-e these days. So when I replace my system in
future this card would be useless as the newer boards don't come with
AGP slot. So I am trying to stick with something under $50 for now.
GeForce FX5200 & ATI X1050 seem to the the best fit for my requirement
as of now.
Given my situation, which one do you recommend?

Regards