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Old 12-18-2003, 06:06 PM
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Old 12-18-2003, 07:22 PM
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cool beans and tator tots , my processor should be ok too right? these signs dont sound like a processor problem right? I hope I hope I hope
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Old 12-19-2003, 05:52 AM
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Ya know I have a few diagnotic programs that might point to something. Otherwise you can go uhmm...buy for free.... some other programs that seem pretty good. Some'll diagnose almost everything and run at bootup, others just run in windows.
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Well saturday I switched the cpu fan wire with another fans cause the cpu fans rpm monitoring doesn't work. Always reads 0 rpm. Now my motherboard thinks my power supply fan is my cpu fan, which is at 2700rpm. Since I did that and cut the power when I turn it off at night its been starting right up every morning. However I dont know if its from the cpu fan or be turning off the power that helped. so far 2 mornings that it fired right up first try. I told my G/F that first morning it fails to boot first time I hit the button my plans for building a new one with my tax return with go back into effect. For now those plans are off do to the problem dissapearing. What do you guys think?
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Hopefully it works out for you. You just may have a Lemon.
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Old 12-23-2003, 01:29 AM
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Y'know, that makes sense. If the fan was messing up what the MB thought the PS was doing, it would cause POST problems.

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Y'know, that makes sense. If the fan was messing up what the MB thought the PS was doing, it would cause POST problems.

I hope this is it!
Well through tests of my own yesterday (shutting it down and trying to turn it back on) I found that the cutting of the power to the motherboard if the only way to get it to boot up first try, and the power has to be off for several minutes. The fans had nothing to do with the problem. So in order to get it to boot right up it basically has to sit with the power unplugged or the switch on the ps off so the mobo is getting no power. I wonder why this is? Anyone every heard of such a thing? What could be causing it?

P.*. Come tax return there will be either a new Althlon 64 processor / ASUS Mobo or a P4 3.0C GHz processor and a Gigabyte mobo sitting in this case. , if I get enough back with my many write offs, then a athlon 64 FX 51
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I might have missed a few things (didn't start reading until page 3) but, you stated a few posts back that you switch you PS fan wires with the CPU fan wires because the CPU fan doesn't read the rpms. You might check your bios, a lot of the bios' have a cpu fan check at start up. If it doesn't reconize there is a fan hooked up it will not boot. That is why is seems to work better now because the MB is reconizing a CPU fan (but it is really your PS fan) so it lets it boot up. My Chipset Fan is hooked up to my CPU spot on my MB because of my CPU fan runs directly off my PS not thought my MB.
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