Doesn't power on for long. (Possible Motherboard problem)
Hey there, i recently installed a new harddrive cooler fan and i think i might of corrupted it. I ain't sure though because it still loads up okay, but then powers down a few moments later when i get to the OS Desktop. Then when i try to turn it back on it stays on for a less amount of time each time to the point where it doesn't turn on.
I have tried disconnecting this new fan i bought and i get the same result. My computer by default loads up Vista 64bit, but i don't think its that because i loaded up XP too. I got a repairman coming in soon but he told me to try and figure out the problem.
The spec of my computer is a 5.5 Score on Vista
4GB of RAM (I think its DDR2) 2.4GHZ Dual Processor (Again not sure on make) 8800 Nvidea GTS 640MB graphics card ASUS P5K Motherboard
I hope the spec i gave helps (can't remember alot of it)
I still think that the problem might be with my reinstalling of the harddrive (them being hard to put back in)
Well i hope you can help me out some what.
Thanks in advance Sam Shropshire England
p.s I am not sure of the exact name of the motherboard.
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Check whether you have connected the motherboard controls(power_button,rest_switch) correctly.Check it in your motherboard manual and also check whether the cooler fan on the CPU along with the heat-sink are placed properly and attached to the respective connectors.
2 possible issues come to mind: 1) the computer is getting hot (CPU, memory or video card), 2) the power supply can't keep up with the demand.
Try using a program that lets your track your computer's internal temperature. System Information for Windows, http://www.gtopala.com/ , is the one I use. Depending on the cause, you may need to increase the ventilation of your case (add fans - slot cooler by the video card, front, back or side panel.). If the CPU is getting hot, make sure that the CPU cooler is working and consider removing it and reapplying a new layer of thermal paste before reattaching the cooler.
If the problem is the power supply, check the specs on your devices (memory, CPU, video card) and the power supply load rating. You may need to upgrade the power supply.
I hope this helps.
Cindy Wells (I am not a gamer but the default power supply that came with my computer didn't have enough power for the added memory and video card. I replaced that and added a back fan (spot available), a slot cooler, a drive bay fan and cut a hole to add a side panel fan.)
Your question fails to provide sufficient information.
.."doesn;t turn on power good...." do any lights on the pc illuminate was it working before, and did it close down correctly has it possibly been hit by lightning have you recently opened the case to install new hardware?
Possible causes of a failed power up. dead power supply a video card not seated in its slot correctly dud motherboard motherboard installed incorrectly no Bios battery on motherboard faulty wall switch faulty power pack switch no ram installed
You should be able to purchase a cooler that fits your existing cooler plate.
Replacing a cooler can sometimes be a lot of work. Sometimes you have to remove the motherboard from the case and remove the cooler plate from the underside of the motherboard. Then coolers that use "just the holes" can be used. Or another (different) cooler plate can be installed that may have came with your new cooler. In my experience, the coolers that use "just the holes" (no plate) leave a lot to be desired. Plus, if you're not careful, you can damage the motherboard by applying too much force when installing the fan. If you use a new plate, don't forget to install the insulator between the motherboard and the plate, if it comes with one.
Be careful to protect against unwanted electrostatic discharge. Always touch the metal computer case before touching any parts inside the computer. Also, if you remove the mobo, take careful note of where all the wires go before disassembly.
Hi Jay, Is you're memory installed in the two yellow slots? Try using only 1 DIMM in DDRII_1 slot. Page 17 in you're manual. When using only one PCI-E graphics cards you do not need to plug in extra power to the board, as shown on page 19. (Only need this additional 4-pin Molex when running two PCI-E cards). Check internal connector is plugged in item, 1 ATX_12V_2X (Pg. 23 in you're manual). (System will not boot without this). Also item, 2 main power 24-pin Molex cable is securely connected. Chassis Intrusion Header (By default is opened/no jumper). I don't like the CPU getting hot. It shouldn't. Do you have a spare heat sink & fan for you're CPU? Are you 100% the cooling system is running correctly? Lastly, here is Gigabyte's Qualified Vendors List (QVL), for you're board. Corsair 2GB is not listed. http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/FileList/MemorySupport/motherboard_memory_ga-ma790fx-dq6.pdf
It's possible the additional heat from the hard drive is raising the temperature inside the case. Most fans are thermostatically controlled (they run more the hotter the PC is) so you'd expect this.
Will it affect the motherboard? If the the fan is running properly, no. The PC should shut itself down before thermal damage occurs. Make sure you don't have it tucked into a space where there's no airflow.
Make sure all the vents are clear (vacuum if necessary); I will even open the case and vacuum, but if you don't know what you're doing, I don't recommend this.
this cant have anything to do with only replacing a cooler, unless when fitting it you have caused some sort of stress damage to the motherboard.
Check all seatings of ram, graphics card and power connections in case they have been dislodged.
I assume you have tried resetting the cmos settings in case there is a corrupt bios for some reason.
The only other check is to see if the cooler is starting up straight away, as the processor may be shutting down if there is no fan running, or the motherboard is reading the temperatures incorrectly and not enabling you to boot.