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ealioth

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Hi everyone

Just purchase a mother board and a processor 3 weeks past. The PC works fine the after installation . It works great, but not after 2 days ago. The PC shutsdown automatically when running applications even in stand by mode.

Yesterday you cannot use it anymore cause it just shutdown during booting process. I've replace the power cable and the power supply with a new one. After that the PC was back to normal.


Today the problem occured again and just like before when you try to start the PC, it automatically shutdown during booting process ( during POST). You could see the power light turn off also .

Anyone who experience this kind of problem?

By the way the Model of the mother board and the Processor is

ASUS A7S8X-MS & AMD SEMPRON 2400

The current PC specs is
20GB HD, 256 MB DDR 266, 64MB video card, 300 wats power supply
, Running on Windows 2000



Thanks!

Edited by ealioth, 07 June 2005 - 11:43 PM.

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Are you talking about the power light on the mobo? What kind of applications are you running? What's the brand of your power supply? Any other clues you can give?
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Sounds to me like the power supply gave up even though it was new, I say this because you stated that after replasing the psu the system was normal.

I also think that any 300w psu is underpowerd for that board and cpu so get a name brand ( Antec, ernmax, thermaltake to name a few) 400w or better.

Rick
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ealioth

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Are you talking about the power light on the mobo? What kind of applications are you running? What's the brand of your power supply? Any other clues you can give?

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Yes the power light on the mobo.

Applications? basic office applications and some games

Generic brand PSU.

Well before replacing the PSU unit I've tested it first with a PSU that I barrowed for about an hour. When the original problem never surface. That's when I decided to get a new PSU (Generic). Although yesterday it did happen again and the pc is still unuasable until now.
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Sounds to me like the power supply gave up even though it was new, I say this because you stated that after replasing the psu the system was normal.

I also think that any 300w psu is underpowerd for that board and cpu so get a name brand ( Antec, ernmax, thermaltake to name a few) 400w or better.

Rick

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I'll try that, thanks for the advise!
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your welcome
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I just ran into this, also. I am not an expert, but I was able to get into my BIOS and look at the hardware monitor. My computer was shutting down because the CPU was overheating. Let your system cool all the way down (several hours). Go into the BIOS as quick as possible and check your CPU configuration. Make sure it is not overclocked and all of your voltage settings are on auto.

If that doesn't work, you are going to have to find someone smarter than me. I am just an intermediate user.

GOOD LUCK!
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