Question about ASUS P5S800-VM Motherboard

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ASUS P5S800-VM shuts down after about 5 mins (sometimes more, sometimes less). Ive intermittantly had this issue in the 18 months I have owned it, say once every few months, it shuts down on its own, and wont power up until I pull the power cable, and re-connect it. Now it is doing it constantly, and it started doing it practically overnight. In the time immediately and recently prior, I had: Removed the Uninteruppible Power Supply power board I had been using for a standard 6 gang General Purpose Outlet board (I always had blamed it for faults, and I wasnt happy with the battery backup only lasting minutes anyway) Inadvertantly touched my finger across the cable to my external USB hub, definitely causing a small short (but I thought, no damage) Tested a known faulty external self-powered USB hub (not mine, and didnt know it was faulty until afterward) About this time the fault began, and I noticed the fan in my PCs power supply had seized. Replaced it. No difference. I would like to think simply fitting a couple more fans would be the trick, as it has always run hot, but truly, it seems too coincidental to be happening after these recent things I have done. I am considering running this regcure thing, not sure if it can help, also im tempted to just throw the old power supply away when i go to buy the extra fans. Any idea would be greatly appreciated.

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  • Tuft Argus Jan 31, 2007

    My apologies - where i said :

    "About this time the fault began, and I noticed the fan in my PCs power supply had seized. Replaced it. No difference."

    By "no difference", I meant that the PC still shuts down, not that the fan doesnt run - the new power supply fan runs quite well. The extra fans I was thinking of adding were just to help it (and the Motherboard heatsink one) out a bit.

    Any further solutions would be great.

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2008

    Yes same problem. Frequently shutdown every day after 2 years of use.

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This motherboard NEEDS a power supply over 400 watts otherwise it will destroy the power supply hooked to it

Not necessarily true. I ran this motherboard for the first 18 months of it's life with a 250W power supply and had no trouble with it. I only upgraded because I needed to install a second dvd burner.

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Remove you CPU Heatsink and fan, look around the socket for possible capacitor damage. look at the small brown ones if the top shinny surface is poped up like in this illustration. If so then replace you motherboard

Posted on Apr 13, 2007


I just ran into the same problem with maybe 2 and a half years of use on this board.

I blamed the PSU and replaced it, but a new power supply did nothing.

I then removed the cpu heat sink as suggested here, and it was these capacitors hidden by the heatsink that were bulging and needing replacement.

I will either be replacing them, or buying a cheap used s478 mobo, as I dont feel like upgrading video card and ram now, not for my parents comp anyway.

Posted on Apr 30, 2008

This motherboard NEEDS a power supply over 400 watts otherwise it will destroy the power supply hooked to it

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If the power supply fan is not working, even after changing the fan, then it definitely needs to be replaced. Simply putting other fans in the case will not create enough draft to keep the power supply cool enough to run reliably. Also if it's acting flaky enough to not run a fan it could also be providing unstable power to the other components putting them at risk as well. Let us know how it goes and please don?t forget to rate this post.

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