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Intel Original Motherboard 946 with duel core processor.

I am having a system with intel MB 946. The system was working fine few months. Then suddently it stopped booting. There is no beep sound. But the system fan is working with the LED is on. If i try nearly 10 or 15 times simply restarting and... sometimes it start to work. Is the problem with MB 946 or with any other problem? I am using 2 512 MB Rams. The problem started even before i got the new RAM. can anybody suggest what is the problem? if i want to replace the MB, how can i do it? i am from kerala.How can i appoach Intel service centre? please let me know if you people have a solution for this?

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K. Anv ar Sadath

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  • Anvar sadath Nov 22, 2007

    Thanks for your reply,

    But the system is not restarting. It just not booting up.. there in nohting on the screen. There is no probs with SMPS, because the LED light in the motherboard is on and fan is working. how do i reset BIOS in Intel 946 motherboard?



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As you said the system is restarting because of power section problem.
Try to change SMPS and see the difference. Even though if it fail.
Try using single ram if problem repeat change with other ram.
Load bios defaults.

If Not Ok

Contact Intel Support:

With your bill No, Serial No & model no.

or you can mail to:

Hope this will work...


Posted on Nov 22, 2007

    NANDAKISHORE Nov 23, 2007

    Hello Mr. Anvar sadath,

    As I told try to check with other SMPS why because some times in the SMPS only few sections will fails. Some will work this is the problem you got, the fans, LED's Will work.



    1) Reboot the System.

    2) Press F2 Key before the POST Start.

    3) Enter into BIOS

    4) In Last Menu you can see 'LOAD OPTIMAL DEFAULTS'.

    5) Press F10 and Y to save settings.




    1) Remove the Side Door

    2) Search for a Jumper having 3 pins

    3) Change it to 1, 2 then Switch on the system this will resets Bios passwords and Default settings.

    4) Press F10 to save and exit

    GOOD LUCK :)


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it may be the RAM problem check the Ram's clock speed.
for your system ram clock speed is 667DDR-II.

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Hai first check for using one ram (or) change the rams .

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