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Powers for 2 seconds

When I hit the power button it comes on for 2 seconds then powers off. I am using 1066 front bus processor would that be the problem?

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  • Anonymous Oct 09, 2008

    what can I do

  • Daniel Jenkins
    Daniel Jenkins May 11, 2010

    The board could be in self protect mode. Try unplugging power, then press and hold power button for 10 secs. Plug power back in and see if it powers up. If it doesn't or the problem has not changed, I would say you may have a bad board.

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Sounds like a heat problem, i.e. cpu overheat, check cooling fan.

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Put new asrock p4vm890 in my computor fans are running screen stays black


Okay, we have gotten this far. Now I can sort of see what is going on.

I need you to download the User Manual for the motherboard.
(Motherboard Manual),

http://www.asrock.com/mb/manual.asp?Model=P4VM890

On this page go to the top file listed,
User Manual / English

Now go to the right, and click on - Click Here - under the country nearest yours.
(Server nearest your country, really)

May take up to 30 seconds before the first page comes up.
(Took me 3 seconds using a medium speed DSL connection)

Hover your mouse cursor down at the bottom/middle. Go to the far right, and left-click on the Adobe PDF icon. (When your mouse cursor is over it - Show Adobe Reader toolbar - comes up)

You can reduce or increase the view size.
At the top of the PDF file is the Zoom In icon ( + ), and the Zoom Out icon ( - )
Zoom In increases the size, Zoom Out decreases the size.
(I like 75 percent)

1) First start with a good CMOS battery. It is a CR2032. A type of watch battery. Watch where you purchase it, average price around here is $1.69 US. (I have seen some places that it ranges $4.00 to $6.00.
Just RiDiCuLous! )

2) Yep! Good thing you plugged the 4-pin ATX +12 Volt power cable in.
It is power for the PROCESSOR,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#atx12v4

3) I NEED to know if you have been following Anti-Static Precautions!

Anti-Static Precautions:
Your body carries Static electricity. Static WILL fry out (Short Circuit) the delicate hardware components in a computer.
You may not even see it, or feel it.

Computer ON A TABLE, computer Unplugged from power, computer case open.
TOUCH an unpainted surface, of the metal frame of the open computer case.
This action will relieve your body of Static.

IF you leave your computer in the middle of working on it, be SURE to Touch the metal frame gain upon your return.

A Processor is the MOST susceptible hardware computer component, to Static shock. (ZZzzzzt! Goodbye!)

4) Make sure that the jumper header PS2_USB_PWR1, does not have a jumper on pins 2 and 3.

In fact if there is a jumper block on the header, remove it, put it in your spare parts box.
(Should be on pins 1 and 2)
[ Motherboard Layout - Number 1 ]

4a) Make sure that the jumper header JR1/JL1 has jumper blocks on those pins. This way the Front and Rear Audio ports will work.
[Motherboard Layout - Number 21]

4b) Make sure there is NO jumper block, on the pins for the CLRCMOS1 jumper header. (Clear CMOS header )
[ Motherboard Layout - Number 20 ]

5) Your SATA harddrive should have a 7-pin SATA data cable connected to it, and a 15-pin SATA power cable connected to it.

IF, it has a provision for a 4-pin Peripheral power cable, ('Molex'), DO NOT USE IT!
ONLY plug in the SATA power cable, and SATA data cable.

Using a SATA power cable, AND a 4-pin Peripheral power cable, will BURN up the harddrive. May not happen right away, but I assure you it will happen.

DO NOT use just a 4-pin Peripheral power cable! NOT ENOUGH POWER!
If you are using a SATA adapter power cable, you will see it requires TWO 4-pin Peripheral power cables.

Not enough power will burn up the SATA harddrive.

{ The 4-pin Peripheral power cable is misnomered as a 'Molex' power cable.
The first manufacturers of the power cable's connector, named it a Molex connector. The name stuck. It is just like referring to an open-end adjustable wrench, as a 'Crescent' wrench.
It is the four wire power cable, that has a Red wire (5 volts), Yellow wire (12 Volts), and two Black wires. (Ground wires }

6) I see you are getting the blue screen with HDD problem. GOOD!
You should be able to enter the BIOS Setup.
You need to manually install the harddrive's parameters, then install the Windows operating system, then install the drivers.
The AsRock Support page has an automatic detection feature, for installing all the drivers you need.

[ Drivers: Small pieces of software, that allow the Operating System to communicate with a device ]

NOTE*
When Windows is installed on a computer, it assigns hash values to certain major hardware components.
Sort of like serial numbers, but no personal information is attached.

Major hardware components such as;
Processor
Motherboard chipset
BIOS program, and version
Harddrive
Graphics chipset

Change any TWO of these hardware components, and Windows may 'think' it is being stolen.
[Microsoft User's license states, "One GENUINE copy of Windows per ONE computer"
{ Microsoft makes one Master disk. From it all GENUINE copies are made, and sold to the consumer ]

Granted you are using the same motherboard (?) which has the same motherboard chipset, and should have the same BIOS program, and version.
You may have changed the Processor though, and you have definitely changed the harddrive.
Do not know if you are using the OnBoard graphics. This would be the same graphics chipset.
If you are using a graphics card, you have changed the graphics chipset, too.

Just food for thought. You may get the Windows Activation screen once the computer is up, and going. If so post me a Comment, I will lead you through it. Advise DO NOT use the internet option. Use Call Microsoft ]

Go to Page 23. BIOS Setup Utility
To enter BIOS Setup.

My method:
AS SOON AS you press the Power On button, start tapping on the F2 key. Tap in 2 second intervals. You will hear beeps.
These are Stuck Key Error code beeps. You are constantly tapping on the F2 key, hence the beeps. Ignore them.

When you get into the BIOS Setup Utility, you will be looking at the Main menu.
You CANNOT use your mouse anymore. You have to use the Keyboard.
More in an added Comment.

Just for edification purposes, compare the Motherboard Layout on
Page 9, to this Motherboard Diagram,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Motherboard_diagram.svg

A) On the motherboard diagram, CPU stands for Central Processing Unit.
Another term used is Microprocessor, or simply Processor, for short.
On your motherboard it is the Intel Pentium 4 2.8GHz processor you have installed.

B) From the CPU to the Northbridge (Chip), is the Front Side Bus.
(FSB)
This is an 'Information Highway'. The processor (CPU) communicates with the Northbridge chip, through the FSB.

The Front Side Bus (FSB) is actually circuit traces on the motherboard. Those, what look to be, tiny flat copper wires.

C) The Northbridge chip on your motherboard is a VIA P4M890,

http://www.via.com.tw/en/products/chipsets/p4-series/comparison_p4-series.jsp

Looking under the P4M890 heading, and using the headings to the left, we see what the VIA P4M890 supports.
Shows what Processors are supported, what the Front Side Bus (FSB) support is, what Ram Memory is supported, what the graphics expansion slot architecture support is (PCI-Express x16), and so on.

This chart also details what the VIA P4M890 chip supports,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_VIA_chipsets#AMD_.2F_Intel_processors

(Note* The FSB support shown, is the MAXIMUM Front Side Bus support for the VIA P4M890 chip )

Here you can see what the Southbridge chip is.
(VIA VT8237A)

Chip and Chipset are slang terms for I.C.
Integrated Circuit,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integrated_circuit

The motherboard chipset is the Northbridge chip, and the Southbridge chip.
(For your motherboard technology. Motherboards that support the Intel Core i processors do not have a Northbridge chip )

The Northbridge chip handles the faster capabilities of a computer.
The Processor, Ram Memory, and High-speed graphics.

High-speed graphics is AGP, and PCI-Express.
A graphics card using a PCI expansion slot is Not high-speed graphics.
Integrated graphics using the PCI bus, is Not high-speed graphics.

[ OnBoard graphics is also known as Integrated Graphics. Term hardly used anymore. Too bad because it explains a lot.

ON the motherBOARD. The graphics chipset is soldered directly to the motherboard, and borrows some of the systems resources. The Processor, and Ram Memory ]

The Southbridge chip handles the slower capabilities of a computer.
Anything connected to the;
IDE bus,
SATA bus,
USB bus,
Ethernet, and Audio, (Sound)

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Hi, I need standard spec info of VGA built on Asus P5GC-MX 1333 whether 64 Mb or 128 Mb. Many thanks & regards, Richard


you can use up to a maximum of 224 mb of your computer's RAM for the onboard video chip to use. You can install a video card with any amount of memory (which would give you a lot better video performance).

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I'm planning to upgrade my desktop and i want to start upgrading from cpu. My current motherboard is Asus P5S-MX SE and cpu is Intel Pentium Dual Core Processor E2160, 1.8Ghz. Can you give me a list of...


Oh boy, you're in the same boat i'm in with my dad's HP asus based OEM board. You're max choice in a regular core 2 duo is the E6700 @ 2.66ghz with a 1066 FSB (Front side bus). Reason being is likely identical to my situation. The board likely only supports a "conroe" core. It can't handle the "WOLFDALE", otherwise they would list higher ghz for an E6700. The E6700 is also available as a 3.2ghz with 1066mhz FSB, but its based on 45nm process, which requires different power regulation from the board. if you were to put in the wrong chip, you get nada. Not even POST errors from what i've read where others have tried and failed.
Unfortunately, E6700 @ 2.66ghz are a little rare, but they are on ebay for about 80-100 bucks, and various other places. Search for "E6700", but be careful to avoid the 3.2ghz's.
The only other choice for max is the Core 2 Extreme X6800 @ 2.93 ghz. This processor looks like its about double the cost to the E6700 though. That's a lot of extra money to get only .27 gain in ghz though, IMO, though there could be other reasons to go extreme, like availability. There might be more of them! The same logic applies here. Stay with the 65nm process, and 1066 FSB.

Here is the tech spec page for your board. Its shows all the supported processors: http://usa.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=fLSzpcTDJYT0rgS6&content=specifications
You might want to choose carefully on whether to upgrade this board's CPU. Might be time to scrap the whole board and get something with more FSB capabilities.
Good luck!

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Can i use 2.8ghz cpu for my p4s533-e?


this is what asus says:

arrow-org.gif Latest P4 CPU Support
The latest P4S533-E motherboard supports Socket 478 Intel® P4 processors, which utilize the most advanced 0.13um process technology to provide frequencies up to 2.53GHz

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Computer will not boot to windows. the screen displays phoenix - awardbios v6.oopg, an energy star ally copyright(c) 1984-2004, phoenix tehcnologies, ltd p4m800-m7 (pm48m309 bf) main processor: intel(r)...


The light you're referring to is the HDD Activity Lamp.
(HarDDrive)

It blinks green when it's operating, and orange for inactivity, or not operating.

You're getting to the BIOS Post screen, but BIOS is handing over the computer to the Operating System.
(Windows XP is an example of an O/S)

When you press the Power On button;

1) A temporary connection is made from the motherboard to the power supply. A 5 volt circuit is made. This turns the power supply on. (Soft Power On)

2) The BIOS chipset, is the first chipset to receive power. (Chipset is a slang term for IC. Integrated Circuit)

The BIOS program, ( 64MB in size), looks to see what all devices are connected.
(Harddrive, optical drives, mouse, keyboard, etc.)

3) Then BIOS does a Ram Memory count,

4) Turns the Processor on,

5) Then hands the computer over to the Operating System.

It looks like BIOS has recognized your Intel Pentium 4 processor, (2.66GHz frequency rate, 533MHz FSB), but hasn't turned the processor on.

[Let me stop,and explain something real quick.
Where you see -
Intel (r) Pentium (r) 4 cpu 2.66ghz (133x20.0)

The r stands for Registered. Intel and Pentium are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation.

It's a Pentium 4 model.

2.66GigaHertz is the Frequency Rate. Slang term for frequency rate is 'Speed'.
Giga = Approximately 1 Billion
Hertz stands for Cycles per Second.

At maximum capacity, your Pentium 4 processor can operate, at a 2.66 Billion Cycles per Second frequency rate.

133 stands for 133Mhz. 133 MegaHertz.
Mega = Approximately 1 Million

This is the Clock Rate. Intel processors are 'Quad-Pumped', so the FSB is actually 533MHz.
(FSB = Front Side Bus)

The 20.0 is the multiplier.
20 times 133Mhz = 2600 Mhz,
or 2.66GHz ]

Now, why is the processor not turning on?

Suspect the Power Supply.
Not enough power to turn the Processor on.

1.ALL the lights for your computer use less than 1 Watt.
2.EACH fan uses 2 to 3 Watts.

3.A typical processor uses 55 to 125 Watts!

(The Processor hasn't been turned on, so nothing else is receiving power yet)

This is the basic specifications for your processor,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_Pentium_4_microprocessors#Prescott_.2890.C2.A0nm.29

Scroll down the left column of the list.
Where you see Pentium 4 505, Pentium 4 505J, and Pentium 4 506. Your processor is one of these three.

Scroll across. You will see 2667 MHz. 2667Mhz is rounded off to 2660 MHz, or 2.66GHz.

You will see 533M/T as you scroll across.
M/T stands for MegaTransfers. A more accurate description of FSB. Front Side Bus.

Scroll further across. You will see 20x. This is the Multiplier. (Look up)

Lastly scroll across a little further. You will see 84W.
This stands for 84 Watts.
Your processor operating at maximum load, uses 84 watts.

Why do I suspect the power supply?
Because it's the number 1 thing to fail in a computer.

Electrolytic Capacitors fail inside, or are failing.
They have Electrolytic Paste inside them.
The paste has developed a gas, (Hydrogen gas), and has popped seals for the capacitor's case.

This results in Electrolytic Paste slowly oozing out of the capacitor, and resulting in the capacitor failing, or has failed.

Electrolytic Capacitors are used as Filters in a computer power supply. They filter the incoming AC electricity from your house, and the outgoing DC electricity made from the power supply.

When capacitors are failing, or have failed, they create a bad power rail.

There are three main power rails in a computer power supply.
1) The 3.3 Volt power rail
2) The 5 Volt power rail
3) The 12 Volt power rail.

With a weak power rail due to failing capacitors, or a bad power rail due to failed capacitors, you do not have enough power to turn the processor on.

Solution?

Use a known, good, compatible power supply for a test. If the power supply is found to be bad, replace it.

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Hi, your motherboard supports several different kinds of processors. You have a choice of two for the fastest performance. You could go with an Intel Core 2 Duo Processor #E6700 that runs at 2.66 Ghz with a front side bus of 1066 Mhz and 4 Mb L2 cache, or you could go with an Intel Single Core Processor #670 that runs at 3.80 Ghz with an 800 Mhz front side bus and 2Mb L2 cache. The Core 2 would outperform the Single Core, but it is more expensive. Hope this helps! Hal

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Pentium D 1066 extreme processor install.


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P5WD2-E Premium


Intel Socket 775 Pentium® 4/Celeron Processors
Compatible with Intel® 05B/05A/06 processors
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ready
Support Intel next generation 65nm CPU

This link will show which processors are compatible( look for the 65 nm Manufacture tech.) Filter on
  1. Package type LGA 775
  2. Bus Speed 1066
  3. PCG 06
Looks likeno quad just Duo

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