20 Most Recent Intel Gigabyte GA-8IDX 845 AGPset P4 Skt478 ATX Motherboard, Bulk Package (MBGA8IDX) Questions & Answers

Are you saying your system is not working? Give more info on what happens when you press the power button.

If it's not booting try the steps below.

When you plug in the power cord is there any lightswhatsoever on the laptop, where the plug goes in or on the AC Adapter of thepower cord?

When you press the power button do you hear fans running, hard drive spinning,lights on the computer, hear any beeps or lights constantly blinking, hear theDvD/CD drive click and the light on the drawer of the DvD/CD turn on for asecond or two? If so the laptop is trying to boot or may have booted, butthe screen is not showing for some reason.

Beep tones and blinking lights tells the technicians what is going on with thelaptop and why it is not booting. Most times it's a motherboard issuewhen you hear beeps or blinking lights continuous. Most times the problemis with the memory or Video Card. Count the Blinking Lights or Beeps and takenote of their pattern (1 Long or 1 Long followed by 2 Short).

Maybe your power cord is bad if you don't get anything to happen whatsoeverwhen you press the power button. And if that's true maybe you wasoperating off the battery the last time you had it on and since the power cordis bad, it was not charging the battery so the battery is drained and the powercord is bad.

Maybe you have a Static Charge Buildup. Remove the Power Cord, Remove theBattery, then Press and Hold the power button for 30seconds. After 30 seconds plug the power cord back in (leave the batteryout) and hit the power button to see if it boots. If it does, you can putthe battery back in and let it charge.Maybe your DC Power Jack which is where the power cord plugsinto the computer is bad. Take an ink pen and push the tip inside thejack and see if the little pin wiggles, if so the jack is bad. You'll have totake the laptop apart to fix it. Most times it is soldered onto themotherboard, so you will have to desolder the old and solder a new one.Maybe your memory is bad or the memory slot is bad.Remove the Power Cord, Open the Case and remove one of thememory chips. Set the chip aside then try rebooting the computer. If it boots, then you know the memory chip you set aside is bad so mark an x onit with an ink pen. If it fails to boot then move the chip to the nextmemory slot and try rebooting. If it fails take the chip out and set itaside, then put the other chip in and try booting it in both slots. If itboots, just to verify that the chip set aside is bad, mark an x on it and putit into the open memory chip slot and try booting.

Intel Gigabyte... | Answered on Jun 03, 2012

On bios setup disable spread spectrum

Intel Gigabyte... | Answered on Aug 19, 2011

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Intel Gigabyte... | Answered on Feb 23, 2011

If you go to CPU-Upgrade.com, you can see all of the different processors that are compatible with your motherboard:


The ones highlighted in pink are not supported for your motherboard, the ones highlighted in orange may or may not be, and all the ones in white are compatible with your motherboard. It looks like you have several high-end options, up to 2.8 GHz.

Intel Gigabyte... | Answered on Feb 13, 2011

You can download the motherboarddrivers and BIOS updates from Intel WEB site. Select your model motherboard/device, and makesure you select the Windows XP or Vista version of the drivers that matchesyour Windows operating system. Please click on this link andselect your model motherboard : -http://downloadcenter.intel.com/default.aspx?iid=gg_support-au+home_downloadctr

Intel Gigabyte... | Answered on Nov 21, 2010

hi there is a way of doing this but its a bit of a pain, you will have to create a customized windows xp disk which is quite involved, i had the same problem as i have a new laptop and it had vista on it but i preferred xp you have to get a program called nLite that you can create a image file of the original windows cd and then add your laptop specific drivers for the sata controller as i gather this is not a very old laptop such as mine, windows xp does not recognize sata drives as boot drives, you can download your drivers from gigabyte and insert them into the windows disk image, there is comprhensive instructions in nLite on how to do this, and it is quite simple even for someone with hardly any computer knowledge....hope this helps

Intel Gigabyte... | Answered on Feb 24, 2010

Your motherboard can take 3Gb of RAM (1x3Gb sticks) at PC133
http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/Motherboard/Products_Spec.aspx?ProductID=1349 this is the official page for your board.

Intel Gigabyte... | Answered on Jan 04, 2010

make new xp with nlite software and inbuilt achi and ICH9 driver. then try to install xp.

Intel Gigabyte... | Answered on Dec 05, 2009

First boot your computer with that vista disk.
This error comes when there issue with hard disk indexing.
For fix this issue if you not need any data on hard disk then delete all partition then turn off computer for 5 minutes then again create new partition and then install new vista.
Try above 4to 5 times then it works .
Let me know if you need further assistance.
Thanks for using FixYa.

Intel Gigabyte... | Answered on Dec 03, 2009

Well in the bios set up you`ll have SATA Emulation Options. You can set Emulate Sata As IDE

Intel Gigabyte... | Answered on Sep 28, 2009

Yes, Vista Home Basic is junk!

1.Vista is considered an upgrade, compared to Windows XP. Therefore, Vista is not just going to let you install over it.

2.You have to get your Windows XP drivers back.

This is a pretty intricate operation, but once you have detailed information, it becomes do-able.
Below is a link with detailed information, and concise clear illustrations. I felt it would be better to give you this link, to avoid any confusion, and/or misunderstanding of information from me.

Should get you on your way!


Intel Gigabyte... | Answered on May 16, 2009

Hello amanoj65,

I'm not sure that 845 is the right identification for that motherboard, but Gigabyte has a terrific site for downloading HERE. You will need to answer a few questions about the motherboard but I'm sure you'll find what your looking for.

Good Luck and don't forget to leave a rating.


Intel Gigabyte... | Answered on Apr 04, 2009


From the following locations you can obtain the NIC driver for your motheroard.


Try driver files from these locations and revert back if any help needed.

Warm Regards,
Zulfir Sadat M

Intel Gigabyte... | Answered on Mar 18, 2009

Try this.
Open case somewhere on motherboard will be (reset BIOS) or word to that effect. it will be a small 2 pin connector with a jumper on 1 pin connect the jumper across both pins for 30 seconds remove jumper fit back over 1 pin (not get lost) reboot your BIOS should have reset to default hope this helps post comment if does please

Intel Gigabyte... | Answered on Jul 28, 2008

Do you have a pair of matched RAM modules installed? Dual channel only really works with a pair.

Intel Computers... | Answered on Jan 09, 2020

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Intel Computers... | Answered on Dec 20, 2019

no PC stated no reason for reset, "symptoms"
hd 530 is a very old,. CPU + IGPU.
no PC stated nor OS stated, is this windows 10 PC? y/n?
on w10, we go to device manager, click the 530 and right click it and update driver.
or remove it same way and be internet CONNECTED and reboot
and PnP runs and updates the 530 driver automatically.
or load the driver by hand here.


if there is PCI GPU card in the PC, then the 530 is not allowed to run. if you remove any PCI-e GPU card the 530 is ready to run.

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