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New motherboard - system shuts down at windows login screen.


I purchased a new motherboard, CPU and RAM at the weekend. Replaced my ASUS MB and AMD x2 3800 with a Gigabyte GA-MA74GM-S2H and AMD x2 6000 with 2 x 2gb DDRII RAM.

Fitted the MB and chip, booted the PC and checked the bios values OK. However, as soon as it loads windows (XP home SP2) to the login screen, the system powers down.........power just cuts.

Things I have tried:

* New power supply
* New hard drive - formatted, started OS install routine, got to the point of loading windows, powered down.
* Removed all peripheral connections so only had Motherboard and HDD connected to power
* returned both MB and CPU to shop and exchanged as I concluded it must be faulty. Fitted replacement MB and chip - same again.....powered down.
* run the motherboard outside of the PC chassis

None of the above had any effect.

I can run the bios prog for an extended period of time. It's only the loading of the O/S which causes it to power down.

Any thoughts? I'm tearing my hair out here.......I feel like I've troubleshooted for everything.

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  • david_green Dec 01, 2008

    Hi guys

    I tried all combinations of RAM in/out etc. I'm sure it was seated OK - when the system boots, it sees the ram correctly.

    Would loading the OS alone increase the temp of the chip? When I formatted the new drive, it was running for 2 hours without error.

    When I took the fan out of the box, it did have a thin film of thermal paste underneath it which I assumed would be enough. Is it worth applying a little more to ensure better connectivity between the chip and the heatsink? I know they are connecting as the chip has the paste residue on it.

  • markus
    markus Dec 01, 2008

    sounds strange...i got the same motherboard and a amd 5000+ and 4 gb corsair sticks no prob lems at alll.
    Next i will try the harddrive ....maybe is defect.
    Try with hd tach....
    Which harddrive do you got.?

  • david_green Dec 02, 2008

    An update.

    Bought some thermal paste last night and remounted the HSF. Looked in the bios and the temp was running at 50c. Loaded predictably shut down at the login screen. Immediately booted back up, checked the CPU temp in the bios and it was 75c. I'm assuming this is too high a temp and the pc is powering down as a result.

    (As a relative novice) I'm surprised the CPU temp increases in such a short period of time, from being ambient temp to over heating in the time it takes to boot the machine to windows login (30 secs).

    The motherboard, CPU and fan were purchased as a bundle from PC world. Do you think the fan they've bundled in is insufficient? I tried my old fan from my X2 3800 and the same problem persisted. Do X2 6000's require some serious cooling??

  • Anonymous Dec 29, 2008

    I have a similar issue. Also purchased a bundle at PC world.

    In my case system shuts down running a game - general usage is ok.



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It must be the ram thats not fitted in the motherboard. Try to replace the ram then boot the pc again.

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    humbletech Dec 01, 2008

    check the settings of the bios, if theres a settings that disregard the temp of the pc then turn it on..Or try to adjust the temp for maximum temp..


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Check the cpu temperatur in the bios...maybe the cpu get over the max temp and shut down...
Or re install the cooler if it is to high.
Try one ram stik....

Posted on Dec 01, 2008

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    markus Dec 02, 2008

    i bought a cheap northQ cooler for about 35 dollar and this cools my 5000+ on max 35 degrees...

    But a 6000 x2 needs maybe more...

    On my other pc with a intel E6850 3ghz i got a

    Noctua NH-U 12 P and this is a master for cooling but expensive too...

    look around what other use for cooling maybe you got to much termal paste on it....


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