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Re: case fan runs on standby
Hi neezels, go to page 53 in you're manual. Scroll to the bottom of the page to ( System Smart FAN Control). This is you're case fan. This is why you're system fan is running while in standby.
By enabled you're case fan will still run but adjust it's speed acording to the motherboard temp. Even though you're system may be in standby you're case fan will continue to fun to maintain temp. (Pretty smart noard)!
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The front panel connections are shown on page 28 of the manual. There are two lines of pins. From left to right, the inside line of pins are the Power LED +, Power LED -, Power Switch +, Power Switch -, then the Case Speaker +, Case Speaker -. (The speaker - is next to a Case Fan connector; so there are a couple of blank spots between the speaker + and - pins.) On the line of pins at the edge of the board, again from left to right: HD LED +, HD LED -, Reset Switch -, Reset Switch + . There is no contact on the last pin in this group.
Assemble wire, you must mean install the power supply cords.
1. Find the long cord called "24 Pin", the motherboards usually have that plug on the right hand side, above the SATA connectors
2. Most motherboards need a 4 or 8 pin plug in order to power the CPU, most modern power supplys have adequate connectors, should be somewhere on the rails.
3. Your case has specific wires needed to be plugged in, usually on the bottom. Follow your case instructions for this.
Hello elscomputers: If you are sure that there is no other issue with the motherboard -- It was working before the CPU Fan/Heatsink stopped working. Other than making sure that it is correctly connected as shown below -- attached to Pin 1 with all three pins connected (not off to the side by one pin), you can assume it's bad (they do wear out). The cost of a new cooler is pretty minimal and I would just replace it. Good Luck and Thanks for inquiring at Fix Ya. Mikeywaf
If you are having trouble installing the drivers from the Gigabyte CD, than go to Gigabyte's web site for the GA-M61SME-S2 motherboard & download the Vista driver's you need. The web site has some newer drivers. Click on this link to go to the driver site. http://tw.giga-byte.com/Support/Motherboard/Driver_Model.aspx?ProductID=2507
If you are still having trouble. List what is not installing here.
Same for error messages.
Hi speedfreak44, during the installation of windows one of the drivers did not install correctly & windows registry is messed up. The blue screen is a typical response from windows. Even though you're windows installed SP2, there are another 89+ updates for SP2. (A reinstall with-out a format is not advised). Suggest you enter you're bios & disable ACPI. This one I know for sure will show up in windows device manager as a PCI device with no name. Try again to boot windows. If it still fails to enter in standard mode than a complete re-install will be required including a format. Personally I do not use windows XP pro/home w/SP2 CD to perform the format, (After receiving a blue screen). I have found it is 98% better to use the software tools, downloaded from the Mfg's web site for you're hard drive. Use the bootable software (On a floppy or CD), to format you're hard drive. Most Mfg's hard drive software will allow you to change the cluster size up. Windows standard uses a 4kb cluster size & you loose far more hard drive space. With a 16kb you loose only the file allocation or FAT, which is normal. Than using the Win XP CD/SP2 install windows, clean. (No need to format). When finished installing windows, load the Gigabyte driver CD & install the chipset & other CD drivers. Turn on windows firewall & update windows SP2. (ASAP), (Save SP3 update for later). It is in the updates of windows to iron out software & hardware driver updates. Do not install you're antivirus software until windows has finished updating its self & you install any hardware updates also through windows update. (Continue to leave the ACPI disabled in bios until updating is complete). You can enable ACPI, antivirus software & printer software all. You will find some needed software will install during windows update. Like; Quad Core processor update. With either home edition or pro it is advised to install .Net framework updates 1 at a time & only restart when prompted by windows. Other wise click the refresh button & continue windows updating. (You can save the .Net framework updates for last if you wish). You're video card may need .Net framework 2.0 or better for installation. I am hell bent on installing windows once & correctly the first time. I understand you want to get this baby up & running but take the time & run the hard drive tools/utilities. (It's worth it)! Good Luck speedfreak44! If I can help you further, feel free to post. Suggestions & comments welcomed. Please let me know if this got you're system running without the blue screens? One last item. It's also worth checking the dates on the Gigabyte CD to Gigabyte's web site before installing other drivers. Including the chipset drivers. You want to install the newest drivers the first time around. Here is the link to you're Gigabyte GA-MA790FX-DQ6 motherboard main web site. (Click on the link). http://www.giga-byte.com/Support/Motherboard/Manual_Model.aspx?ProductID=2690
Hi Jay, Is you're memory installed in the two yellow slots? Try using only 1 DIMM in DDRII_1 slot. Page 17 in you're manual. When using only one PCI-E graphics cards you do not need to plug in extra power to the board, as shown on page 19. (Only need this additional 4-pin Molex when running two PCI-E cards). Check internal connector is plugged in item, 1 ATX_12V_2X (Pg. 23 in you're manual). (System will not boot without this). Also item, 2 main power 24-pin Molex cable is securely connected. Chassis Intrusion Header (By default is opened/no jumper). I don't like the CPU getting hot. It shouldn't. Do you have a spare heat sink & fan for you're CPU? Are you 100% the cooling system is running correctly? Lastly, here is Gigabyte's Qualified Vendors List (QVL), for you're board. Corsair 2GB is not listed. http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/FileList/MemorySupport/motherboard_memory_ga-ma790fx-dq6.pdf
If your case fan uses a 4pin molex instead of a three pin which pluges in to the board. Than that's why it only shuts off when the system is powered down.
( http://www.xpcgear.com/molexcon.html )
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How long have you had the system in that configuration? It doesn't seem to be a heat issue running around 45 degrees unless that is the idle temp. I need you to try something, when it shuts down, immediately restart the system in bios and look at the temp for the processor again. I solved my issue by taking a side off of my case and putting a small desk fan blowing directly into it. My idle temp went from 45 down to 27 degrees celcius. In a perfect world, the cooler a CPU runs, the better the system will respond. Find those temps readings for me, and let me know. Also, there may be a small monotoring program in your mobo set up disc to help monitor the temp while windows is running. And also, double check to make sure your processor fan is plugged into the correct spot on the mobo, mine is mislabeled, another issue I had found and corrected.
I had the same issue with my AMD Athlon 3800+ dual core. I found that I wasn't getting enough airflow to keep the system and processor cool. You may want to check the heatsink and fan rating for your processor unless it was sold in a bundle. Also, On AMD's of such power, they tend to run hot if overclocked. Look into, if you haven't already 2 case fans to go along with the processor fans. I recommend a 90mm in front and a 80mm in the rear of the case. If this doesn't help, let me know.