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Powers on for a second and shuts down

I purchased this board because of its price and was compatible with my CPU. I'm using AMD 2400+. I've installed the MB, set the jumpers, connected the cables and turn it on. CPU fan spins for about a second, No beeps. I've used a diferent PS which I know is good, same result. Before installing this board my comp was not restarting easily (had to unplug and wait a while) to restart. It finally wouldn't restart at all. I am wondering if CPU could cause this problem. I would greatly appreciate any help.

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Re: Powers on for a second and shuts down


i am getting you this manual cause you can check what i am about to tell you here. make sure the jumper plugs are on the correct pins and that the BIOS settings match the configuration you have and especially make sure the power,reset,led,led2,powersw,speaker,sys pins that come from the power button and so on are over the correct pins on the motherboard!
good luck!

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A) No statement/s of what AMD Athon cpu\'s are used.

B) No statement of what you set the FSB to, for each said CPU.

C) No statement of are you using Anti-Static Procedures.

D) No statement that you know how to correctly line the CPU up, with the processor socket.

E) What frequency rate (\'Speed\') of ram memory are you using?
Ram memory typically operates at half of the CPU\'s Front Side Bus.

F) What makes you think those CPU\'s are good?
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A Processor (CPU) is the MOST susceptible computer hardware component, to Static shock.

G) How did you clean the processors, and bottom of the Heatsink?
What method are you using to apply fresh, new Thermal Paste?

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I) What jumper pins did you use for 100MHz, and 133MHz?

J) How do you know for a FACT, that the Power Supply is good?

K) What shape are the Electrolytic Capacitors in?
That motherboard is as old as the hills, and twice as dusty.

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again, basically the issue is CPU related. at some point you may have to just RMA the processor since it is a possibility that it might be DOA. good luck!

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• Support socket AM2 for AMD® Athlon 64/Athlon 64X2 CPU / AM2+ for AMD® Phenom CPU / AM3 for AMD® Phenom II / Athlon II CPU . (95W only)
Please refer to CPU Support for compatible CPU; the above description is for reference only.
bult_ar_org.gifHyper Transport Bus

• HyperTransport 1.0 supporting speed up to 1000MT/s

NVIDIA® nForce 630a & GeForce 7025 chipset


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• Supports Dual Channel DDR2 667/800
- 2 DDR2 DIMMs (240pin / 1.8V)
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• One PCI Express 1.0 x16 slot.
• One PCI Express 1.0 x1 slot.
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