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GA-81945GZME-RH alarm then shutdown

My computer has the GA-81945GZME-RH motherboard, there is a continuous alarm, it used to come on after it had been running for a while, but now, 5 seconds after start up, during boot up, the alarm sounds for around 10 seconds continuously then the computer shuts down. i have put new silicon paste on the pcu and all other heat sinks within the computer. This has not changed anything. anyone have any other ideas?

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Gigabyte Support > GA-81945GZME-RH mobo > Main Support page,

[MOtherBOard ]

Click on the Downloads tab.
(Advantages / Overview / Specification / Downloads / etc)

To the right of - Download type: - click on the blue Down Arrow.
Click on Manual in the list.

To the right of the English heading, click on the country name nearest yours.
This is a PDF file. The computer you are using now has Adobe Reader on it, which uses PDF files.
After you click on the country name it may take up to 30 seconds, before the first page comes up.

Hover your mouse cursor towards the Bottom/Middle. The ghosted out navigation guide will appear.
Go to the far right, and click on the Adobe PDF icon.
(When your mouse cursor is on it, "Show Adobe Reader toolbar" will briefly appear )

You may have to increase, or decrease the view size.
Use the Zoom Out icon ( - ) at Top; to decrease.
Use the Zoom In icon ( + ) to increase.

Page 39 - 2.4 Power Management Setup

Scroll down a little;

Resume by Alarm
"You can set resume by alarm to be enabled, and key in Date/Time to power on system.

Disabled -> Disable this function. (Default value)
Enabled -> Enable alarm function to POWER ON system.

If Resume by Alarm is enabled,
Date (of month) Alarm: -> Everyday 1-31
Time (hh; mm; ss) Alarm: -> (0-23) (0-59) (0-59)"


Posted on Jan 01, 2013


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It sounds as if the motherboard is having a temperature safety shutdown. This occurs when the temperature of the CPU exceeds a certain limit.

First off: Please check your CPU fan, power supply fan, and graphics card fan(if you have a gfx card) that they are working. If not, I would highly recommend replacing the fans or at least cleaning them and attempting to get them started by rotating them manually.

Please enter your BIOS (See Here for instructions) and navigate to "PC Health Status" - check the entry for the CPU temperature. While in the BIOS there is little strain on the system, but if the temperature is above 40 degrees Celsius in this state it may be prudent to check the fan setting. Also, check if there is a CPU Fan fail warning/CPU warning temperature - on average the limit should not exceed 60-65 degrees Celsius, max. Set any Fan speed or mode settings to maximum if able.

Try again.

If problem persists, and you are sure the temperature is not too high and/or the CPU fan is working, it may be the power supply itself. It is possible for the power supply to shut itself off in extreme cases such as when a power supply's fan stops working, and the temperature of the power supply rises to an unsafe level. Sometimes the fan will work initially but quit after a certain time. The fan requires replacement if this is the case.

Let the computer sit for a while and check to make sure it is at or near room temperature. Attempt to restart the installation process. When the power is cut, feel where the power supply meets the case to check whether or not it is particularly hot.

Replacement of the power supply's fan should solve that problem. I recommend taking it to a repair shop.

If that is not the problem, a last resort is that the harddrive is overheating and causing a system crash. With the case open, start the computer (mindful to be careful and always touch a large metal object such as the computer case itself before getting your hands near any components to prevent static damage), and wait for it to crash. Place your hand gently on the harddrive. If it is very warm or hot to the touch, most likely the harddrive's actuator arm, circitry, or data plate is malfunctioning and the drive should either be taken to be repaired or replaced.

If none of the components in your computer are particularly hot, please come back with more information on your computer, such as the parts, what you are cd you are booting, any new hardware, etc.

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SOURCE: Need Power supply

As per manual. Please use a power supply that is able to handle the system voltage requirements.
It is recommended that a power supply that can withstand high power consumption be used (300W or greater). The power supply link included should be more than efficient to run your GA-8I945GZME-RH MB.
Limited warranty, 60 months.


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Sounds as if a fan is either not working or isn't being switched on when needed. You may be able to chnage Fan settings in your bios

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CPU is On but Cable not connected error

Oh? Did this just happen?

Or are you installing this motherboard for the first time?

Will help to know, because you may not have the necessary needed, power cables plugged in,
One or more of them may be loose.

I also see that English is not your native language. I apologize that English is all I know, in advance. If you see something printed here you do not fully understand, post back in a Comment.
We will work it out.

Gigabyte GA-8I945GZME-RH,
(GA-8, capital I, 945GZME-RH, not GA-81945GZME-RH ),

Gigabyte Support > GA-8I945GVME-RH motherboard > Main Support page,

See where it states -
Advantages/ Overview/ Specification/ Downloads/ News/ Awards?
Look at the black bold subheading under it - Download type: and under it - Drivers - in the box.

Click on the blue arrow to the right of the box.
In the drop down list click on - Manual

In the list go to the second file down.
English - 1003 - 5.4Mb - 10/07/2006
Left-click on the blue -> FTP

This is a PDF file. After you click on FTP, it may take up to 30 seconds before the first page comes up.

Power cables to motherboard;
1) 24-pin ATX main power cable,

2) 4-pin ATX +12 Volt power cable,

Notice how both power cable connectors have a LOCK on the side?
Look at the photo in the middle for both power cable links, above.

The connector on the motherboard has a TAB, that the Lock goes over.
Hooked end of Lock, goes over Tab on female motherboard connector.

When the hooked end of the Lock is over the Tab, on the motherboard connector, you KNOW the power cable is plugged in tightly.

If not, there is your problem.

Do you have the SATA power cable plugged into the Harddrive, tightly?

SATA power cable,

Do you have the SATA data cable plugged in tightly to the motherboard, AND to the Harddrive?

CPU = Central Processing Unit. Another term used is Microprocessor, or simply Processor for short.

Does NOT mean personal computer.

CPU is on? You mean the Power Supply's fan is running, and computer case fans, and Processor fan.
Does not mean the Processor is on.


You press the Power On button. This plastic assembly pushes against a Power On switch,

The Power On switch is a Momentary Contact Switch.
It closes very briefly, which in turn briefly completes a circuit.
The Soft Power On circuit.

The Power Supply always has a constant 5 Volts present, when it is plugged into power. A 5 Volt reserve power, called the 5 Volt Standby power.

Closing the Power On switch briefly provides a Ground, and completes the Soft Power On circuit.
The Soft Power On circuit excites the Power Supply, and turns it on.

The first chipset to receive power is the BIOS chipset.
The Basic Input/Output System program, on the BIOS chipset, is initialized. (BIOS program)

BIOS looks to see what devices are connected, does a Ram Memory count, TURNS the Processor on, and hands the computer over to the Operating System.
(Windows XP, and Windows 7, are two examples of an O/S)

You are getting a 'Cable not connected' error message, which means BIOS hasn't turned the Processor on.

Is the 4-pin ATX +12 Volt power cable plugged in, and tightly? It's power for the Processor.

Post back in a Comment.

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Try Link below to download yr driver

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I have a Gigabyte GA-81945GZME-RH motherboard that needs a new graphics card was wondering will ATI Radeon 5570 1GB PCI-E graphics card work. Thanks for any help you can give me.

The motherboard has a PCI-E slot, so the Radeon card will fit. You might need to upgrade your power supply, as a 400-watt supply is recommended on AMD's site for this card. Otherwise you shouldn't have any problems with the new card.

Jan 17, 2011 | Gigabyte GA-8I945GZME-RH Motherboard

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Need Power supply

As per manual. Please use a power supply that is able to handle the system voltage requirements.
It is recommended that a power supply that can withstand high power consumption be used (300W or greater). The power supply link included should be more than efficient to run your GA-8I945GZME-RH MB.
Limited warranty, 60 months.


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