IN the last month i purchased a new computer here are the specs -
Asus M2A-VM MATX Motherboard
AMD Athlon64 X2 5200+ (AM2) CPU
2GB DDR2 (2x1GB) PC5300/667MHZ/RAM. ( shared )
320GB/16MB/SATA2/7200rpm Hard Drive
ATI 1250 Video onboard + PCI-E Slot
LG 20X Dual Layer DVD-Rewriter+SW-OEM
6 CH-AUDIO Onboard
10/100/1000 NETWORK ON BOARD
USB 2.0 on board
EB 1285 Black Mid Tower Case + Power Supply
Front USB ports/8cm chassis fan
I have also installed a 100gig hard drive from a previous machine.
I did the set up myself so something may be missing or off but i dont believe so. The computer boots fine and can stay on over night. Random applications from Dreamweaver to CuteFTP to Office2007 to Firefox will randomly crash. Several times a day the screen flicks off and the computer reboots. There is no blue screen although i have recently enabled "do not auto restart" but it has not happened again.
I formated the hard drive and reinstalled windows and it has happened again with nothing but firefox installed. So i know its not a software issue.
I have Updated all drivers to the best of my knowledge, did a memtest for the ram which came back OK and the problem persists.
Also the USB on the rear panel of the mother board does not work, although at the front it does.
I assume this is a faulty motherboard but would like someone elses assistance in case i have forgotten anything else before i purchase a new one to try that out.
Re: Random Reboots.. Software Crashes and No Rear USB
This is a known issue with some ASUS boards. Essentially they are very picky with RAM settings and do not detect the RAM timings/voltage etc correctly. If you can, find out what your RAM speed, timings and voltages are (Eg: DDRII-800, 4-4-4-12, 2.1V) and set them manually in the BIOS. This should fix the problem.
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Re: Random Reboots.. Software Crashes and No Rear USB
Well this problem is not new to me..and unfortunatelly I had the same problem on 2 different mainboards,both by asus. I dont know to explain exactly to you which part of the mainboard is damaged,because this can be differnet from case to case(like damaged overheated condensors,or condensors put wrong +/- from factory or the chipset has problems or rests of metal glue on the back of the board making some short circuit)..so I cant tell exactly where to look..but..more than sure it is the mainboard. I remember I used to have this problem in office..and like an irony...it worked fine in games.. well my conclusion and advice to is to go back to the seller to ask a new one if this is in guarantee..oor buy a new one if you can..because youll never get to aa end with this. however you may still try one last thins..try to make a bios update. sometimes,like 40% of cases it works. because there is incopatibility in the board bios and the new developed application and so on.. try this to and if you cant get a positive result..get another new one for the bios update get into the asus oficial site ,find your model there,download the new bios version,make a bootable cd and in DOS mode re write the bios. take care this is a delicate job. good luck Amanda and please let me know if I can do more.. bye bye
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these dont usually have a wiring diagram as there isnt much to wire just a few places that you need to connect the power switch and stuff too. so all you really need is the user manual showing you where to connect the stuff.. here is a link for it.. Its PDF and has everything in detail..
it has powerwiring, usb etc.. enjoy
As always the best place to get software or firmware downloads is the manufacturer's website.
the site is support.asus.com
Select your hardware type (Motherboards)
Select your socket type (AM2)
Select your product (m2a-vm)
Select your OS in the popup
Download the newest firmware.
(NOTE: DO NOT interrupt firmware flashes and follow ALL instructions carefully)
there is no windows xp sp3.all sp3 are made by hackers which used to hack the systems easily.so please change ur operating system and also uncheck the My computer(right click)->properties->advanced->startup and recovery,uncheck the automatically restary. ur problem may be solved.
Asus does have Updated software for, Realtek ALC883 Audio Driver V22.214.171.12404 for Windows 2000/XP & 64bit XP (WHQL).
There is also an update for the Bios which includes an Update Realtek PXE ROM to V2.08 dated 2007/12/4. To look at these updates & others click the link below. The link will open to your board with Linux opened. Just click, Latest or All at the top of the window. http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?SLanguage=en-us&model=M2A-VM&type=map&mapindex=7
If the updates do not help remember your board is warranted for three years through Asus. You can call Asus Tech at: 812-282-2787. IL EST. It sounds to me that the onboard audio chip is going. I checked all FAQ's & found no complaints about the onboard sound.
Hope this helps & leads to a fix..
please vote... Luck!