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Ok this is not entirely a OSx86 question but I've just built a system with the intention of it becoming my 2nd hackintosh.

Heres my parts.

 

GIGABYTE GA-73VM-S2

Intel dual core 3.4 GHz

arctic alpine 7

Hyper 580 PSU

nvidia 256mb

250gb Seagate HDD

...Basically.

 

My problem is that after pressing on (or using a screw driver) the system will turn off after less than 1 second. unless I press repeatedly about 12 times untill it stays on or clear the CMOS, which both ways it turns off after a random amount of time generally around 5 minutes. It manages to stay on when i unplug the 4 pin atx but I dont get any thing on the screen and I presume i shudnt be leaving that unplugged. The mobo is out of the case and on a wooden board. Anyone have any suggestions?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

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Strangely I've just gone back to it after 2 days of it been sat there, and its just started everytime, first time for the first 6 times. Still, if anyone can help me incase it comes back.

 

EDIT 2

Yep problems back, could it be something to do with over heating? The processor and CPU cooler have both been used on a different system for a very long time and i've never had any problems. :S :S :S

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Ok this is not entirely a OSx86 question but I've just built a system with the intention of it becoming my 2nd hackintosh.

Heres my parts.

 

GIGABYTE GA-73VM-S2

Intel dual core 3.4 GHz

arctic alpine 7

Hyper 580 PSU

nvidia 256mb

250gb Seagate HDD

...Basically.

 

My problem is that after pressing on (or using a screw driver) the system will turn off after less than 1 second. unless I press repeatedly about 12 times untill it stays on or clear the CMOS, which both ways it turns off after a random amount of time generally around 5 minutes. It manages to stay on when i unplug the 4 pin atx but I dont get any thing on the screen and I presume i shudnt be leaving that unplugged. The mobo is out of the case and on a wooden board. Anyone have any suggestions?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

EDIT

Strangely I've just gone back to it after 2 days of it been sat there, and its just started everytime, first time for the first 6 times. Still, if anyone can help me incase it comes back.

 

EDIT 2

Yep problems back, could it be something to do with over heating? The processor and CPU cooler have both been used on a different system for a very long time and i've never had any problems. :S :S :S

 

Check ACPI settings in BIOS

 

Check that all cooling fans are working properly and at proper speeds

 

Check that CPU heatsink and fan are properly fixed at all 4 points to MOBO and sitting flat, with not to little or too much thermal paste

 

Check all wiring for loose connectors especially power connectors

 

Check if it is the PSU stability / overheating by using another power supply.......I have put this last but is is often the culprit......

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What should the ACPI settings be?

Is there any chance the wood might be causing this? it sounds stupid but i put the plastic part of a screw driver under the board to wedge it higher so that my PCI card could go in and it seems to be working every time and hasn't gone off yet :/

Thanks for the reply.

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What should the ACPI settings be?

Is there any chance the wood might be causing this? it sounds stupid but i put the plastic part of a screw driver under the board to wedge it higher so that my PCI card could go in and it seems to be working every time and hasn't gone off yet :/

Thanks for the reply.

 

The ACPI settings are in the BIOS......

 

This perhaps suggests that it may be a loose connection.......or I hope not a "dry" solder joint........

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I know where they are... but what should they be set to.

 

I've just managed to install OSX onto my system, somehow it stayed on for ages and then seemed to turn on straight away everytime. But I got cocky and put it back into the case and now its back to its old ways.

 

Also suprjacbob, as I said in my first post. Resetting the cmos works but after a restart or powerdown I have to reset cmos again.

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I know where they are... but what should they be set to.

 

I've just managed to install OSX onto my system, somehow it stayed on for ages and then seemed to turn on straight away everytime. But I got cocky and put it back into the case and now its back to its old ways.

 

Also suprjacbob, as I said in my first post. Resetting the cmos works but after a restart or powerdown I have to reset cmos again.

 

Suspend Mode S3 also called 'Save to RAM' or S1 or S1 and S3 depending on your BIOS options

 

Also check that the CMOS battery is properly seated......

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I cant even boot to BIOS now so thats something I'll have to try when it boots. Thanks Though Verdant.

Do you have any other suggestions though? I've just started from scratch and built it onto a wooden board. Yet still I get less than 1 seconds worth of boot time. I've read that some mobos have a safety feature thats shuts everything down if its grounded?

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I cant even boot to BIOS now so thats something I'll have to try when it boots. Thanks Though Verdant.

Do you have any other suggestions though? I've just started from scratch and built it onto a wooden board. Yet still I get less than 1 seconds worth of boot time. I've read that some mobos have a safety feature thats shuts everything down if its grounded?

 

It is quite likely that modern MOBOs would have such a safety feature.......does your MOBO have any power-on and/or power standby LEDs on it?......

 

I suggest you disconnect the PC from AC supply, remove all cards including video card and RAM from the MOBO, disconnect all connectors to PSU, HDDs, fans etc., and remove the CMOS battery for at least 30 minutes.......then replace connectors, install cards, RAM and CMOS battery.......then connect AC and switch on......

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It looks like you have a bad board. RMA it if possible.

 

I bought the board from "PC World" not sure if they would take it back as when I bought it I asked if they did refunds and they said not if its been taken out of the box... there idiots to be honest.

 

Also This would be the 3rd board thats done this.

 

Everything is new apart from the CPU and cooler. They are from an old system which basically blew up due to a friend of mine touching a switch on the back of the PSU. Pretty certain it was to change the voltage for different regions i.e the US?

 

I left the battery out overnight to clear the CMOS, It started first time but then shutdown before I had chance to change settings in the BIOS. Now its back to its old ways.

 

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I bought the board from "PC World" not sure if they would take it back as when I bought it I asked if they did refunds and they said not if its been taken out of the box... there idiots to be honest.

 

Also This would be the 3rd board thats done this.

 

Everything is new apart from the CPU and cooler. They are from an old system which basically blew up due to a friend of mine touching a switch on the back of the PSU. Pretty certain it was to change the voltage for different regions i.e the US?

 

I left the battery out overnight to clear the CMOS, It started first time but then shutdown before I had chance to change settings in the BIOS. Now its back to its old ways.

 

:rolleyes:

 

Is that the 3rd MBO with the same PSU being connected to each......?

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its new since the explosion lol but Yes it is.. I hope its not that :D it cost me a bomb.

 

Three (different brands?) MOBOs not working properly........common factor the PSU........worth checking out I would say......are its output voltages stable.......etc.

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first was a Asus (model started with P, had built in wireless) and the others are 2 different models of GIGABYTE.

 

Do most computer stores have the equipment to test the PSU?

 

Thanks for this Verdant.

 

If in the UK check out Maplin Electronics.......if in USA check out RadioShack..... :rolleyes:

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Im in the UK. What should I be looking for when I buy one. Pretty poor at the minute so it could be a week or 2 :(

 

I do have 2 old systems that work that I could use the PSU from? Would you recommend this? Im not sure if they are ATX or whatever but I guess if there aren't enough connections then its wrong ;)

 

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Ok I used a different PSU, It didnt have the extra 4 pin connector that sits next to the 20 pin but the outcome is exactly the same as the previous PSU.

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