Boot problem

  Stevie07 19:05 09 May 2007

Hi, Just installed a second hand Mobo with my XP3200 chip and a new 520W trust power supply. I have put in one stick of Ram and video card. When I try to power up the CPU fan comes alive for about 15 secs then the power supply switches off. The Mobo has in addition to the normal power supply the 4 pin 12v ATX connection.

The Mobo is about 3 years old could this modern new power supply be in compatable? Or can anyone suggest anything else. I have tried the Mobo out of the case on a piece of wood and also in the case. I have tried running with just the CPU, fan and power supply.

  Technotiger 20:14 09 May 2007

Hi, are you sure that the mobo is in fact a good working board?

  Stevie07 20:27 09 May 2007

This is the 2nd Mobo that I have bought and the same problem exisis on both. You can never be entirely sure that the board is good but I'm fairly confident that they are OK.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:04 09 May 2007

15 secs then the power supply switches off

Overheat problem?

HAve you cleaned off the old and applied new thermal paste to the chip and heatsink?

  Stevie07 22:36 09 May 2007

Yes sounds like a distinct possibility. I'll try some fresh paste and perhaps a new chip and let you know the outcome. Thanks.

  Stevie07 16:10 12 May 2007

Problem solved - Cleaned the CPU and cooler with Artic solution 1&2. applied a good helping of Artic 3 thermal paste and now stable.

Thanks for the tip.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:17 12 May 2007

Glad it's sorted.

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