No power

By Gothic69 ยท 6 replies
Dec 25, 2004
  1. Hello here are the spec's of what I am working with:
    asus p4p800-e deluxe
    intel 3.2e prescott
    1gb 2x512mb kingmax ddr400
    maxtor sata 120 gb hd
    sony floppy dd
    hiro 56k internal modem
    chanitech geforce fx5200
    envision eft720 flatscreen crt

    Okay here is how I saw it happen. hooked all this stuff up turned it on and it worked. Got past the bios screen and to a black screen no os detected. Shut her down and came back a little while later 15 minutes or so. I wanted to set up the bios. Got to the screen for setting up the hd, and wham she went dead. Started disconnecting things one by one. And trying to power up no luck fans turn about one revolution. Everything is out except the cpu which I did pull and try a power up same results. Tried the thing about pulling the switch leads and doing a direct power up. same thing, my guess is a dead board or the psu. Any help with this would be greatly recieved. :D
  2. Lostfaith

    Lostfaith TS Rookie Posts: 19

    yep, my first guess too, can't you try another (preferable brand name) psu on your mobo, and another cpu. or try yours on a friend's pc(risky!).
    also trying reseating the cpu and pay good attention to the hsf mount with thermal paste.

    RDMEASE TS Rookie

    Prescotts are power hungry.

    It sounds like the psu couldn't handle the power demands of the mobo/cpu. I'd follow lostfaith's advise and try again with a good name brand psu and see how your system powers up. If you still have problems... then I'd worry about the mobo.
  4. Gothic69

    Gothic69 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    o yeah

    okay I see I failed to mention my case and power supply set-up.
    they are a powmax diablo atx case with 450 watts atx switching power supply. And I pulled the power supply and looked in side it becasue I am the type that does that kind of thing. The fuse was good.
  5. Gothic69

    Gothic69 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Power dead

    Hey it was the power supply after all. That is the good news. Some basic questions if someone could answer them. Since this is a new system can I use just a sata harderive to boot from? That is , it is the only drive I have now. Windows xp dosen't like it and keeps shuting down. I have tried to boot the maxtor cd and it dosen't recognize the external usb iomega cd-rw I am using right now.Thanks
  6. Lostfaith

    Lostfaith TS Rookie Posts: 19

    yes, For sata installation: press F6 in the beginning when winxp is checking setup files, and load the mobo's sata driver from a floppy.

    But how do you mean winxp doesn't like it? you can't install winxp on the sata?

    Also remember to setup the bios accordingly (sata enabled) if you haven't yet.
  7. Gothic69

    Gothic69 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    okay I have the drive set up and am going to find the drivers I need. xp will get to a piont and a blue screen of death comes up and it stops. After I get drivers I'll let you know if it worked.
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