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jonathan Foresithe
Posted on Friday, June 14, 2002 - 11:21 pm:   

I have a k7sem board and i can't seem to install an OS on it. It would just take forever to get the install started and i would get random blue screens. As an example it took 2 hours to get through the "first" copying files for install, in XP! am i the only one having this problem? is there a setting i have to set? i have tried optimal setting and "fail safe" settings
im runnin a k7sem mother board with 256megs of ram and 1.2gigahertz athlon i have tried it with a 900mhz athlone and the same thing happens. Its just really really slow.!
Posted on Saturday, June 15, 2002 - 12:39 pm:   

you have your settings in the bios set correctly? and the antivirus turned off?
Posted on Saturday, June 15, 2002 - 7:29 pm:   

Make sure your drives are configured properly as well.
Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 2002 - 2:42 pm:   

I seem to be having a probem with my k7sem board, I've elimnated all other problems, but when trying to put in XP (even 2000 for that matter) it loads up the preliminary files, but fails to got past "Setup is now starting windows" message.
Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 2002 - 6:15 pm:   

ok, i have questions here, what video cards are you people using? do you all have the latest bios? might help to list ALL the hardware you have on the pc (motherboard) when you try to install.

seems this board has problems with the G-force 2, so, try another video card if that's the case. btw, this is a low end board but should run fairly decently, and no, you are not the only ones having problems with installing. if there are any error messages, please list them as well.
some of these articles may not seem it's for your motherboard, but the troubleshooting steps are relevant.;en-us;Q296814;en-us;Q316401

if you are trying to upgrade:;EN-US;Q310064&FR=1&PA=1&#4
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2002 - 3:51 am:   

K7SEM is a pretty shitty board that I recommend
NOT to buy. Even when preconfigured from your
dealer (I use W98 SE) it works only with MS-Office
and most MS-Tools (IE, OExpress,..). Just
try to install a modern 3D-Game and the fun
starts. Random blue screens VXD, exit into OS, full hang, registry shot. And afterwards even
the normal OS and MS-Ware will not work
We´ve tried so many things, power supply,
BIOS-settings, drivers, cooling, memory. It
just seems to me that the onboard-bullshit
and shared memory architecture is something
you should avoid at all cost!
Posted on Sunday, November 3, 2002 - 10:47 am:   

I have not had any problems at all with this motherboard "k7sem". I am running a duron 800 overclocked to 840 mhz and a ati 32meg agp card overclocked. With 328 meg of memory and a 35 gig hd.

My newest project is to build and install a irda port onto this machine for my cell phone. I am running windows xp/2000 Workstation and 95/98/ME without fault. Has everybody updated there bios for the motherboard yet?
Dan Balloni
Posted on Tuesday, November 5, 2002 - 12:44 pm:   

I Have this motherboard and i want to install an agp graphics card i bought a Nvida Geforce4ti4200 and i dont know how to disable the onboard video, i am running XP cor. ECS has not returned any emails. Any HELP?
Posted on Tuesday, November 5, 2002 - 8:36 pm:   

Check in cmos to disable the onboard video.
Posted on Monday, November 18, 2002 - 7:21 am:   

Ihave a k7sem and don't have the option in the cmos for switching off the onboard video I flashed the bios and still don't have it what do I do now?
Posted on Monday, November 18, 2002 - 10:00 pm:   

Disable the onboard video card in device manager. Shut the computer down add the new card and reboot.
Posted on Tuesday, November 19, 2002 - 9:06 am:   

this still don't activate the onboard agp slot the system wont recognize the card is there
Posted on Tuesday, November 19, 2002 - 10:12 am:   

This is what I found. I hope it's what your looking for.


Primary Graphics Adapter: This item indicates if the primary graphics adapter uses the PCI or the AGP bus. The default PCI setting still lets the onboard display work and allows the use of a second display card installed in a PCI slot.

Allocate IRQ for PCI VGA If this item is enabled, an IRQ will be assigned to the PCI VGA graphics system. You set this value to No to free up an IRQ.

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