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Not Booting I am using D915GVWB motherboard with 3.0Ghz P-4 processor with 512MB RAM.and 80GB HDD& CD ROM both connected with IDE bus. After pressing the start butten in a second PC hangsup (stop) at a code display ''5A'' ,after someany times pressing restart & start button it boots normaly. I even changed my boot options and had a trial but same problem, system stoping at boot screen with code 5A.

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Hi, This is an old board trying to run a hungry CPU. From the symptom you describe the poor thing may be wearing out right in front of you. Anyhow, - In order of likelihood your problem(s) are probably:
1 - Defective motherboard. PC chips is well known as a maker of cheap mobos. When run even a little hot they have a short lifespan. A 3Ghz Pentium Prescott needs a lot of power. A faulty part may not always kill a session but it can ruin your life. Try running the PC underclocked at ~2Ghz. See if the prob goes away. If so, better cooling the support chips may help. Best solution is replace this old warrior with a new mobo. You will also need a new PSU & CPU if this is the problem. Except for playing games, even slow dual core CPUs will perform better than a single core unit.
2 - Bad PSU. These also wear out, especially if run hot. Best solution is new PSU. If you do this, get a modern model that will handle a mobo upgrade should that also become necessary. Many options & prices here - be careful.
3 - Bad PCI card or RAM. If you already haven't - try removing all unnecessary hardware... then test for problem. Switch your DDR2 RAM in & out to test for defect.
4 - Bad CPU. Not likely but possible. try running the PC underclocked at ~2Ghz(if this mobo lets you). See if the prob goes away. If so, better cooling might be the hot tip

Posted on Dec 17, 2008

  • oloo Dec 17, 2008

    Mmm, that's what i get for multitasking. Of course the D915GVWB is not a PCchips board but it is still a pretty old board.

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