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Computer restarts after 2-3 seconds from boot

By reece10
Jan 19, 2010
  1. heyy every onne :)

    I was hoping you could dirrect me in the right dirrection ...

    Ok so i got a new motherbourd , Its a old bourd but its just for my soon.

    Specs :

    ASUS M2NPV-MX - motherboard - micro ATX - GeForce 6150

    ( This is what it is)
    Manufacturer: ASUS
    Product MPN
    MPN S3686136
    Key Features
    Form Factor Micro ATX
    Compatibility PC
    Chipset NVIDIA GeForce 6150
    Compatible Processors AMD Athlon 64, AMD Sempron, AMD Athlon 64 FX, AMD Athlon 64 X2
    Front Side Bus Speed 1000 MHz
    Technical Features
    Integrated Input/Output Ports USB 2.0 x 8 • Serial Port x 1 • RJ45 Lan Port x 1 • PS/2 Mouse x 1 • PS/2 Keyboard x 1 • Parallel Port (ECP/EPP/SPP) x 1 • Floppy Port x 1
    Expansion Slots PCI Express x16 x 1 • PCI Express x1 x 1 • PCI x 2
    RAID Support JBOD Support • SATA RAID 0 • SATA RAID 1 • SATA RAID 0+1 • SATA RAID 5
    Storage Controller Type(s) DMA/ATA-133 (Ultra) x 2, Serial ATA II x 4
    Socket Type Socket AM2
    Max supported CPUs qty 1
    Memory Type DDR2 SDRAM
    Number of Memory Slots 4 x 240 Pin DIMMs
    Supported RAM speeds 800 Mhz • 533 MHz • 667 MHz
    Max Supported RAM 8 GB
    Audio / Video
    Audio Output Sound Card • SPDIF Out • 5.1 Channels • Line Out
    Integrated Audio ADI 1986A
    Audio Input Microphone Jack • 1 x Line In
    Video Out Ports DVI x 1 • 15 Pin D-Sub VGA port x 1
    Video Interface PCI Express x16
    On Board Graphic Processor NVIDIA GeForce 6150 LE
    Networking Type Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, Fast Ethernet
    Other Features
    Other Features Chassis intrusion detection • Dual Channel Memory Architecture • 64bit Ready
    Fans 1 x 4-pin fan headers • 1 x 3-pin fan headers
    Chassis Type Desktop
    Package Qty 1
    Width 24.4 cm
    Depth 24.4 cm
    Bios Features Plug And Play BIOS • DMI2.0 • WfM2.0 • SMBIOS 2.3 • ACPI 2.0
    Power Configurations ACPI/APM Power Management • Wake On Ring Header • Wake On LAN Header • Suspend to RAM • Wakeup from Keyboard/Mouse • Real Time Clock Wake-up Alarm
    Regulatory Approval FCC Class B • FCC Part 15 • ICES
    Bios Type 4 Mbit Flash EEPROM with AwardBIOS

    first of all my problem was i set it all up , Put my card in , HDD ,Proccessor, PSu ..etc..

    when i turned it on it restarted after 2-3 secounds with no sound or any thing . odd.

    So i thought ok somthing is wrong ...

    what i done was started removing things like.. my graphics card etcc. untill i found out the the PSU connector (ATX 4 12v ) was maing it restart .. so i was just wondering is there any other ways to0 make it boot with out or any other solution?/

    Thanks for reading if u need more info just ask and ill provide ,,

    Once again thanks ,

    Peace out
  2. morpheus1021

    morpheus1021 TS Rookie

    With this computer I will try to help you out since i am new to the forums myself. Follow these steps as I myself have came across this problem. I will try to put it as simple as I can for you. You will have to do this procedure fast so familiarize yourself with it and instantly begin the process once windows boots up. It might take you a couple of tries.

    Right click on "My Computer"
    Select "Properties"
    Click on the "Advanced" tab
    Under start-up and recovery click "Settings"
    Under system failure take the "check mark" out of automatically restart
    Click ok

    This should stop the computer from rebooting every few seconds. This is when your computer comes across a simple error or hiccup it will automatically reboot your computer everytime. Hopefully this will solve your issue.
  3. pepsi1

    pepsi1 TS Rookie

    Also look at your ram. Make sure that you use the same type and speed ram in pairs.
    Mixing ram will or can cause an error code that will trigger a restart.
  4. jclynadms

    jclynadms TS Rookie

    There you are bang on target, the RAM does work on a specific frequency and if you have more than one RAM you should ensure that the frequencies of all the RAM you have should be same. If this is not the case there will be fluctuation in the working of the RAM and would result into repeatedly restarting of the computer.
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