Question about MSI P4MAM2-V Motherboard

2 Answers

Computer starts up then shuts off

Well i tried to put in a new RAM card and it didnt work so i put my regular card back in and now the computer cuts on then off when i look the green light blinks on and off i have bought a new Demon AC Power Supply but it still didnt do nothing please help.

Specification MSI P4MAM2-V Motherboard:
MSI P4MAM2-V Motherboard support CPU

• Supports socket 478 for Intel® P4/Celeron(D) (Northwood/Prescott) processors.
• FSB 400/533MHz
• Supports up to 3.06GHz

MSI P4MAM2-V Motherboard Chipset

• VIA® ProSavageDDR™ P4M266A Chipset
- Supports 400/533MHz FSB
- S3 Graphics ProSavage8™ Integrated Graphics core.
- Supports DDR200/266 SDRAM.
- Ultra fast 266MB per second V-Link between NB and SB.

• VIA® VT8237 Chipset
- High Bandwidth V-link Client controller
- Integrated Hardware Sound Blaster/Direct Sound AC97 audio
- Ultra DMA 66/100/133 master mode PCI EIDE controller
- ACPI & PC2001 compliant enhanced power management.
- Supports USB2.0

MSI P4MAM2-V Motherboard Main Memory

• Supports four memory banks using two 184-pin DDR DIMM.
• Supports up to 2GB PC2100/PC1600 DDR SDRAM.
• Supports 2.5v DDR SDRAM.

MSI P4MAM2-V Motherboard Slots

• One AGP (Accelerated Graphics Port) 4X slot, for 1.5v only
• Three PCI 2.2 32-bit PCI bus slots (support 3.3V/5V PCI bus interface).
• One CNR (Communication Network Riser) slot.

MSI P4MAM2-V Motherboard On-Board IDE

• An IDE controller on the VT8237 chipset provides IDE HDD/CD-ROM with PIO, Bus Master and Ultra DMA133/100/66 operation modes.
• Can connect up to four IDE devices.

Posted by on

  • dlewis894694 Feb 19, 2009

    yes i did but when i cut it on it cuts on then shuts off but the power light keeps blinking on and off

  • Thomas F. Schneider May 11, 2010

    You reinstalled the RAM in the same slot as it was in before? Try taking it out. Cleaning all contacts with a pencil eraser then reinstalling. Go into the BIOS set up screen and select the defaults and save.



2 Answers

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Night Owl:

    An expert who has answered 10 or more questions between 12 midnight and 6am on the same day.


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 71 Answers

Make shure all cards are pushed in al the way and check memory too

Posted on Feb 18, 2010

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert who has answered 1,000 questions.

  • Master
  • 1,066 Answers

Make sure you pushed the ram ships in all the way.also make sure that you didnt unhook anything from the mobo when you opened your computer.

Posted on Mar 11, 2009


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

When hot my clio cuts out and sometimes after 5 or 10 minutes it start again for a while then cut out again

The computer is doing this to protect the processor and RAM. depending on how long the computer will run for after it has cut out you may need to replace the Processor and RAM. If the computer will run for 2 days without a problem after cutting out than you simply need to shut the computer down more often after you are finished with it.

If the computer will run for 4 hours without a problem after cutting out, than it is the graphics card that is causing the problem, 1st make sure the graphics card is in the socket and any cables are securely attached, than try it again if the same problem occurs replace the graphics card.

If the computer will run for an hour without a problem after cutting out than it is a problem with the Processor and Ram, without another computer with an identical processor socket you can not test this and have to replace both. If you do have another computer with a motherboard that has an identical processor socket, you can test the processor simply by swapping them around and running it in your other computer. If the problem occurs again swap the processors back and than swap the RAM cards one at a time. If after doing this you still have a problem The solution is to replace the Power supply.

If the computer will run for less than 30 minutes with out a problem after cutting out than the problem is with the cooling and heat dissipation in your computer. Try upgrading the CPU heat sink and CPU Fan, you might also want to try adding some RAM Heat sinks to your RAM cards, and maybe a Graphics Card Heat sink. But most definitely upgrade the number of fans and if possible the size of a case fan in your computer. Try running your computer in a cooler environment.

If you still have problems after upgrading the cooling than the Problem is the Power Supply you need to replace this. If you want to go back to the old cooling system you were using most computer shops will give you a refund as long as components are not damaged and are clean, and in there boxes with the receipt. But at the price of desktop cooling components these days you would be bettor off keeping them in my opinion as they come in useful for all sorts of things. 4 cpu fans glued together correctly and you have a room fan lol
Good luck.

Dec 23, 2013 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Dell inspiron 560 problems

chek your video card it my be going out

Apr 30, 2013 | Dell Inspiron 560 PC Desktop

1 Answer

My computer keeps shutting off could this be my

Problem with your CPU fan..Try cleaning it and take your RAM out very slowly rub it with eraser and put it back.. if problem persist you need to get a new proccessor..

Mar 25, 2010 | HP Computers & Internet

2 Answers

When I start my Compaq Presario 5070, the logo appears and at the top of the page it says "28 MB OK" and a couple of lines below this the cursor is flashing. I get no response from the computer. What does...

It means you have 28MB of RAM. Apparantly one or more of your RAM modules has failed.

You can remove the RAM and reinstall it, (reseat) and try to start the computer; if that doesn't work, you need new RAM

Nov 03, 2009 | Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop

1 Answer

None of my computer outputs are working

If your computer is bang up-to-date with all Windows/Linux system updates and Drivers for your set-up, it sounds like your Sound Card has had a terminal fault. I would try a newly purchased card, so as to be sure the outputs are functioning.

Dec 26, 2008 | Yamaha TSS-1 Computer Speakers

2 Answers

So i was trying to change out the ram for a better on. while doing that i decided that i was going to clean out the insides, mainly cause its never been done. also while doing this, i took out the...

Make sure the cpu is seated properly. It should only go in one way. Also make sure you have applied a good thermal paste between the cpu & heatsink. Check and reseat RAM. Then try rebooting. Hope this helps.

Dec 25, 2008 | HP Pavilion a800n (PP163AA) PC Desktop

1 Answer

Sidekick LX keeps shutting off and coming back on repeatedly

new beattery
or new phone.
batteries are cheap on ebay, , dont have a visa? just buy a ebay gift card from target..ect and then usee that too payy thee item off!
call tmobile 18777782106 dhats thee teechnical support line

Oct 01, 2008 | T-Mobile Sidekick

8 Answers

Intel® Desktop Board D865GBF won't start but has power?

If you are wanting to try a reset, near the bios or cmos battery there should be 3 pins with a jumper across 1 and 2. To reset the bios, move the jumper to pins 2 and 3, then back to 1 and 2 for normal operation.

Dec 01, 2007 | Intel D865GBF Motherboard

Not finding what you are looking for?
MSI P4MAM2-V Motherboard Logo

272 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top MSI Computers & Internet Experts


Level 2 Expert

73 Answers


Level 3 Expert

781 Answers

Matthew Spark
Matthew Spark

Level 3 Expert

1066 Answers

Are you a MSI Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides