Thread: system board?
August 10th, 2005, 11:21 PM #1
I've got an abit ax8 board with an athlon 64 3000+, 1gig of Dual channel Corsair XMS ram, and a PCI xpress video card. Sometimes it doean't power on at all, sometimes it will flicker on once and shut off, and sometimes it turns itself off, on, off, on in a cycle. I don't have a lot of parts I can test for this, but I've switch power supplies and thats not the problem. I sent the system board into Abit and they sent it back...so what else could it be? Should I be calling Abit and complaing or should I be looking elsewhere for my problem?
August 10th, 2005, 11:24 PM #2
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August 10th, 2005, 11:33 PM #3
August 10th, 2005, 11:53 PM #4
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Try unpluging everything from the mobo possible, then try it, it could be that something has a internal connection that is bad(hdd, cd,dvd-rom) if it shorts out inside, that would shut off the psu."The problem with quotations on the internet is that the sources are hard to verify" - Abraham Lincoln
August 11th, 2005, 11:38 AM #5
August 11th, 2005, 11:38 AM #6
is it possible that the memory or processor could cause that? Thats about all thats left besides the system board
August 11th, 2005, 11:46 AM #7Originally Posted by TODComp
Your cpu could also actually be overheating, did you check the fan is still working? Did you recently apply new heatsink/thermal paste/fan?
If you can rule out the 2 above, then its probably a power issue. Check the connection for the soft power switch on the mobo, and if possible try another power supply
August 15th, 2005, 02:11 PM #8
alright, so I got the new system board....it does the same thing, with 3 different known good power supplies. So I guess its time to create an AMD RMA?
August 15th, 2005, 02:38 PM #9
Did you check to see if your board is not shorting out on the case? There are 6 - 9 standoffs that the board uses to attach to the case. Check that all of your standoffs are lined-up with the holes in the board. You can also try pulling the board out of the case - on an antistatic surface - and see if it powers up that way.
What happens if you pull the memory and video card? Does it still power on and off?
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