New Mobo - Constant Restarts (0.5 seconds) Part 2

  Jester2K II 09:43 10 Sep 2003

Just found probable cause....

Processor fan is not spinning!!!!!!!!!

Plugged in OK.

Official AMD Heatsink and Fan.

Fan just won't wake up - on power up it moves one "tick" round then stops.

Put an 80mm case fan on the header and fired up briefly - 80mm was fine.

I now hate computers......
Still i got my 20 mins Cardiovascular Exercise for today - shame it was all in 2 minutes....

  Jester2K II 09:46 10 Sep 2003

Sorry what i meant to ask was

I assume the reboots are a protection system kicking in?

On the one occassion it booted after a 5 min wait it got to the desktop before rebooting again...

PS if its suppossed to shut down it probably won't cos i still can't get to the bottom why it will only reboot properly when software (such as installers) ask it to, but Start Menu, Reboot just hangs at a black screen...

Shut down is a bit random - sometimes yes, sometimes no...

  The Transporter 09:47 10 Sep 2003

Also what processor are you using. As you may want to invest in a better cpu fan anyway.


  Jester2K II 09:57 10 Sep 2003

Well its not my PC, but they might be forced. I assume the old Heatsink and Fan can be sent back to AMD (less than a couple of moinths old i think)

Its is a Soltek SL-75FRN2-RL

Bios can't get cos it won't stay up long enough...

It has something about SOltek ABS II (Anti Burn Sheild)

Then slightly confussing instructions on how to set it up. Mobo jumpers and BIOS Settings...

New Heatsink and fan it is then (or at least fan anyway)

  Bodi 10:04 10 Sep 2003

If you go here:

click here

under system components/coolers you will find a Global Win TAK-68 twin fan cooler. I liked this because, apart from keeping my CPU at a steady 36C, you don't have to sweat buckets with the clips on the heatsink. Just loosen off the top screw, hook over lugs and tighten again.

Wouldn't use the computer if the CPU fan isn't working.

Hope this helps,


  Jester2K II 10:10 10 Sep 2003

PC is now off..

Popping to the local shop anyway to get some bits so will look for something nice there...


  Jester2K II 10:11 10 Sep 2003

PS Anyone want any kittens? I've been having them all morning!!!

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