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The problem could be with the mother board.It is difficult to pin point the problem without checking Power supply, RAM and motherboard. Before going to any conclusion first disconnect everything from the Motherboard. i.e front usb connectors, front audio connectors, hard disk, cd/dvd drive and floppy drive (if there is one), cmos battery, keyboard and mouse. Now start the system. If there is no difference check with another power supply. Also clean the cpu fan if it is choked with dust.
When looking for a motherboard it may be difficult to get the same type. U may buy a board which supports core 2 duo processor and DDR II RAM. Your machine may be having DDR II RAM. Also boards are available which supports core 2 duo and DDR III Ram. That's all.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Gateway 3310
are u having any beeps at all if not unplug the power supply cord and look at the wires that go from the power supply to the mother board and plug the powercord back into the powersupply and try to start the pc if the powersupply still does not start the fusible link in the power supply probably has blown depending on what kind of power supply you have some of these fuses are replaceable as long as they are not soldered i just replaced the one for my dell saved about 130 bucks please keep me posted on this if you get anywhere ok best regards mike
Posted on Aug 12, 2008
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Realtek AC97 Audio CODECs Driver v4.06 Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP/2003(x32/x64)
Posted on Mar 23, 2009
SOURCE: Gateway DX4720 BIOS update
Your bios updates are here, If you are trying to overclock I do not believe that this can be accomplished with this particular board though.
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Posted on May 25, 2009
MSI PM8M-V is a VIA UniChrome P4M800-based, PC motherboard.
Form Factor: Micro ATX.
Compatible with Intel P IV and Celeron.
Maximum Bus speed would be 800MHz.
Maximum RAM Supported is 2GB.
If the specifications differ please inform me.
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Posted on Jun 05, 2010
Was this also the original problem pedro1952?
Computer doesn't start up?
Removed Ram Memory, and no BIOS Beep Code/s.
Shouldn't have been. Ram Memory needs to be in there.
You press the Power On button. This in turn presses against a Power On switch, located within the plastic Power On button.
When the Power Supply is plugged into power, there is a 5 Volt Standby power, present in the Power Supply.
Pressing the Power On switch closes a circuit, that directs the 5 Volt Standby power to the Power Supply.
This excites the Power Supply, and turns the Power Supply on. (No don't go there, lol)
The Power Supply directs power to the motherboard.
The first chip to receive power is the BIOS chip.
(Chip and Chipset are slang terms for I.C.
The BIOS program is 'burned' into the BIOS chip.
BIOS looks to see what devices are installed, DOES a Ram Memory count, TURNS the Processor on, and hands the computer over to the Operating System.
(Windows XP is one example of an O/S)
Unless you KNOW the motherboard is bad, I suggest you check the voltage power rails of the Power Supply, for the correct voltages.
[Unless you KNOW the motherboard is bad. One case in point, is that you have observed bad Electrolytic Capacitors on the motherboard. If this is true, then yes, it's obvious the motherboard is bad.
A) http://www.capacitorlab.com/visible-failures/index.htm ]
Unless you know for a fact that the motherboard is bad, I suggest your Power Supply is bad. Weak Voltage power rail.
Not enough power to turn the Processor on.
Your Power Supply is rated in Wattage.
(Voltage times Amperage = Wattage)
If this is in reference to a Gateway GT5058, it comes with a 300 Watt power supply.
Gateway Support > GT5058 desktop computer > Support Documents,
(In the main menu shown, left-click on Components.
Scroll down to the heading - Power Supplies)
1) ALL the LED lights use less than 1 Watt of power.
2) EACH fan uses 2 to 3 Watts
3) A typical Processor uses 51 to 125 Watts. Depends on what Processor it is, as to how much Wattage it will use, at maximum operating capacity.
The Gateway GT5058 comes with an AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+,
(In the main menu left-click on - Specifications)
Uses a Socket 939 processor socket.
(Components >Motherboards > Specifications > CPU Support)
The AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ may use up to 89 Watts. (That uses a Socket 939 processor socket)
Power for LED lights, plus perhaps spin fans a few times, but isn't enough to turn the Processor on.
This is why you can connect the optical drives, with the 24-pin ATX main power cable unconnected, and they have enough power to open and close, and the LED lights, light.
You plug the 24-pin ATX main power cable back in, and you are providing power for the Processor.
There isn't enough power for the Processor, and especially not enough for the optical drives, AND the Processor at the same time.
The Processor is 'stealing' all of the power. Not enough power to open and close the optical drive tray's, or even light the LED lights.
No Processor operating, there isn't anything to search for the boot sector on the Harddrive.
The harddrive may not have enough power either, to spin the Platters inside.
Have a cheap multimeter? Just need an economical one for this test. ($5 to $10)
You will be testing the 12 Volt power rail.
11 to 13 Volts indicates a good Power Supply
Less than 11 Volts indicates replace the Power Supply.
If not, is there a KNOWN to be Good, Compatible power supply, in an unused computer available?
KNOWN to be good.
Not one out of an old computer, that you have no idea if it's any good.
Has to have the correct power cables, and the correct amount of power cables.
Posted on Jul 10, 2010
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