Question about Abit : KV7 Socket A KT600 Motherboard
First, Make sure you by the right motherboard screws to lift the board from the case or youll ground out and blow the power suply or the mainboard or both.
You can buy power supply testers at most computer stores for around 13 to 20 bucks and test the power supply.
The one i use for work tests the power supply and the board and shows the voltage output, it was $16.
If both test good, then try connecting everything first and then connect the power supply. Make sure the Pins for the reset and power swithc are connected correctly.
Do you know the processor to be good?
Also try reseating the RAM in the slots on the mainboard, check that the metal pins for the processor arent bent underneath.
Some boards have the wide connector and the small four pin connector and some only have just the wide one depending on the its power requirments. make sure both are connected if it requires both.
Make sure the BIOS battery isnt dead. its on the Mainboard and looks like a watch battery. Pop it off and stick your tongue on it and see if you taste a charge ( you know, like with the old 9v rectangle batteries when we where kids)
You may just have a bad board or not a power full enough power suply for that board. It could als be that.
I would reccomend you get a power supply tester. I have one that was $16 and has both the 20/24 pin and the 4 pin Mobo tester for the power supply and it will test the power supply and the it will test through the mother board to show if its getting a solid 12 volts of power. It also has a floppy and a sata and the 4 pin tester for the drives and Mobo and is worth the money. Heres the one i got at a local ma and pop store in San Antonio Texas. You should be able to buy similar at any tech store. good luck.
P4 Power Connector, Molex Connector, 20 Pin or 24 Pin Power Supply Connector, SATA Connector, Floppy Power Connector
Posted on May 29, 2008
Sounds like to me you mite have either a bad power supply or maybe the mother board isn't the right size for your other componets .............mite try takeing it to a place where they can check it ....... lala linda
Posted on May 28, 2008
Why did you connect the power supply first?? I don't consider that to be a good build advisory unless you were attempting to test cpu fan only!!!!!!!!!!!.
Connect the motherboard with all necessary interface connections before attempting to connect Power Supply. However just for information, did the cpu fan run smoothly or did it herk and **** during these reboots that you mention?
If the system was running fine before the motherboard replacement and the new motherboard is designed to run with your present Power Supply, then best guess without more information is possibly a bad motherboard, it does happen but usually not without external reasons.. More information could be extremely valuable
Posted on May 27, 2008
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