Thread: Mobo problem???
July 4th, 2002, 11:48 PM #1
Ok, my two Seagate Baracudas died on me, so I get my friends trust old maxtor and reinstall Win XP. Everything is fine for a while then it comes, the system gives me a blue screen stating:
Contact System Vendor for support
(not exact words, but I am doing this out of memory)
Now I took out the video card, and put in an old trusty PCI ATI card, still the same thing, unpluged my TDK CDRW, and my Teac CD, and the secondary 4 gig WD, still same problem.
Tought it was the RAM (using Cruical DDR ram), but I just put in a brand new stick and still no go.
Reinstalled the OS 5 times, even stoped using Vcool and any other Monitoring software, still no go.
Reinstalled and only updtated the OS with the old critical updates, the ones I know work (April 2002 and before), and system ran fine for a bit and crap.
Now the bloody thing don't want to boot.
In my system I have:
Athlon XP 1700+
Using on board sound and NIC
PNY Verto GeForce TI 500
Using Enermax PS
Idle CPU temps are usualy 42 C and System are 25-27 C.
Can it be my mobo or my CPU or both?
PS. As stated above I can install the OS (once it forze on my) and the system starts to craps out on my after the install.
PPS. any one know the warrenty length for Soyo mobos?
July 5th, 2002, 12:53 AM #2
Ok some update, I was searching around on www.amdmb.com forums in the SOYO section and I am checking out some solutions now.
I did find another thing which sort of worries me:
Running SpeedFan 4.05 I looked at the voltages and several were a little high in my opinion, but I might be worried about nothing since I had these voltages for almost a year and just now I have problems but here they are:
+3.3V was 3.41
I am using a 350W Enermax (dual fan) PS.
Are these ok or should I start getting in touch with enermax bout a replacement PS.
July 5th, 2002, 12:58 AM #3
It sounds like a mobo issue. Those ranges do not seem too far out of specs. I would be more comfortable if you got an electricial guy to answer that one though. Enermax is one of (if not the) best PS's out there. Here's the warranty info for the Soyo:
All SOYO products are designed to offer stability and flexibility, and are tested to ensure highest reliability. We offer 1 year limited warranty on all SOYO products.
When you say the drives died, do you mean they won't work in other systems? Did they start the clicking and grinding associated with many dead drives?
Best of luck
July 5th, 2002, 01:04 AM #4
The drives didn't die, I can still use them, but when I ran Seagates diganostics test I got an error message that there is physical dmg and they should be replaced.
Who am I to argue with that. Thank fully I was able to get my files off of them, and onto a 20 gig Maxtor my friend loanded me.
The drives have be RMAd already.
I was wondering the mobo too, but I think I am out of luck cause I can't find my receipt for the bloody thing ( I am almost certain that I am still under warranty ).
Can it be the CPU, and how could you tell if your CPU is not working 100%?
July 5th, 2002, 08:10 AM #5
Ok, Update time:
After looking at www.amdmb.com forums, i saw a post that some guy had a similar problem, so I decided to try his solution.
I opened the side pannel of my case and stuck a house fan right there, blowing air over the enitire inards of my system.
My CPU temps went down to 38 idle and 42 full (did go up to 44)
and my case stayed at 27
Atleast thats what I think, not sure what senesor 2-4 are in SpeedFan 4.05 but the temps are:
Temp1 41, Temp3 33, Temp2 27, Temp4 11
Where I have 4 temp sensors I do not know, but I assumed that
Temp1 is my CPU and Temp 2 is my case.
I also ran the Sandra burn in over night (134 repetitions), with the CPU Arithmatic test, Memory Bandwith and Cashe Bandwith.
All seemed to pass and the system is still running rock stable.
Guess I will see what is going to happen when I turn off the fan, but atleast I know that it is not the CPU (atleast I hope not) since it did pass all the tests.
Well I will keep you guys posted and if you have any other ideas I would love to hear them.
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