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Computer powering off in about 1 min, less if PATA devices attached


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#1 iburnthings

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Posted 02 October 2014 - 04:43 PM

Made the mistake of posting this is External Hardware. I asked for it to be moved but figured I'd copy it myself :/  Mod Edit:  Closed topic in External Hardware, removed unnecessary quotebox from this post - Hamluis.

 

 

I thought it had a failing HDD so I replaced it and when I was trying to install windows it would shut off as soon as the optical disk started up.

The problem quickly escalated though, now the computer will immediately restart after BIOS screen if ANY disk is attached Hard disks included.

I've reset the BIOS to defaults, tested with two different hard drives, two different CD-RW.

I've tested with 1 RAM stick in both slots, then the other RAM stick in both slots. So I finally put both RAM sticks back in.

I disconnected every other component that uses power, namely the video card and I am now using on board video. Thinking of putting the vid card back in though to try some more configurations.

 

I even tried with a different IDE cable, unfortunately this Mobo only has 1 IDE bus (the other is FDD and less pins on the out)

Going SATA isn't an option since I would need to buy new drives and I've already invested too much into this project for a friend who isn't paying me.

 

I realize it may be the Mobo or the IDE interface but does anyone have a way to know for sure without booting into windows? 

 

EDIT==

I tried booting to a USB and the computer still shut off after about 2 minutes. Either the PSU isn't enough or the cpu is heating up too quickly?

additional specs

400w avg 500w max PSU

ECS 7050M-M v1.0a

AM2+ socket AMD Athlon 64 x2

2x 2GB DDR2 SDRAM

nvidia GeForce GTS 450

 

EDIT==

I cleaned cpu and heatsink and put some high grade thermal paste on. Issue still persists.

Thinking it's the PSU but it's brand new so unless it's defective I can't imagine the system is drawing 400w without a DVD/HDD or Vid card attached.


Edited by hamluis, 02 October 2014 - 07:20 PM.


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#2 jhayz

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Posted 04 October 2014 - 08:50 PM

, now the computer will immediately restart after BIOS screen if ANY disk is attached Hard disks included.

I've reset the BIOS to defaults, tested with two different hard drives, two different CD-RW.

 

Try using a branded PSU in this case such as Corsair, Seasonic or XFX.


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#3 iburnthings

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Posted 29 October 2014 - 06:00 AM

I don't have a branded PSU and  as stated in the OP "I've already invested too much into this project for a friend who isn't paying me."

Is there anyway for me to definitively determine if it is the PSU being overloaded so I can know for sure BEFORE I buy one?



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Posted 03 November 2014 - 09:26 PM

Switching in a new PSU is the only definitieve method that I can imagine for testing a PSU.  While it is possible to test it by other means...the definitive test comes when the system is booted, IMO.

 

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Posted 08 November 2014 - 04:58 PM

I need a power supply that has a 24 pin main connector, a 4 pin CPU connector and some molex

 

There don't seem to be any on newegg as far as I can tell.

 

Is RaidMax a relaible brand? What about Apevia?

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817152036

 

This one is pretty cheap.



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Posted 08 November 2014 - 08:35 PM

Look for Seasonic, XFX or Corsair brands such as this http://www.amazon.com/Seasonic-S12II-520-BRONZE-SS-520GB/dp/B003M2YQYO?tag=viglink20237-20


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