I have an old desktop with a D865GLC board and noticed a light through air vent...pulled the cover off and found a little green light on board at CR7 is this normal or a sign that some thing is not right some where...? ?
It lights up as soon as power is turned on at power point....( wall ) So it is showing before ON/OFF button on computer is activated.
Any suggestions or advice please.
This LED is called the Standby LED. When plugged into an AC source, the Power Supply provides a trickle of power to the motherboard for maintenance purposes (i.e. during standby states). This LED provides an indication that the trickle of power is being provided.
Thanks Scott I thought it was a problem and for change it 's not.:-)
Could you also possibly help me with the following ?
1...Currently my board has a Celeron 2-60ghz CPU and I have managed to find a PENTIUM 4 2.80ghz/1m/800 CPU that I would like to install
have tried to find instructions on your site but I am probably looking in the wrong place ? ? ( being 75yrs old doesn't help )
2..Bios version is currently BF86510A.86A.0056.P140402101402
Am I correct in thinking it will need to be UPGRADED ?
I have tried to find BIOS upgrade and iFLASH.EXE utility on your site with no luck.
Again I would be very glad to hear your advice etc..
In case you need to know I have upgraded memory boars to total 4G ( 4 x 1G
My OS is win 7 ultimate.
Also "floppy drive " is NOT connected was not when I got computer a few years back
Thanks for any help/advice
- If you have never replaced a processor before, I suggest you find a PC repair shop and have them do it for you (it should take them only about 10 minutes to do so).
- You are well beyond the minimum BIOS required to support a P4 processor, so you don't absolutely need to upgrade. I suggest that you do so, however, as your BIOS is v0056 (p14) and the latest available is v0077 (P25). This can wait until after you get the processor upgraded.
- This BIOS is available here: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/10130/BIOS-Update-BF86510A-86A-?product=50354 Download BIOS Update [BF86510A.86A].
Hope this helps,