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A8S-X restart problems

I have just built a new computer system and I cannot get ot to restart automatically. If I lod something...and the computer needs to powers down the monitor and the cpu fan slows a little....but it doesn`t start....and I have to hit the reset button and away it goes. If I shut it starts straight away when I push the power button. If I go into the Bios and make any changes....when I save and will not restart...unless I hit the reset button. When it is in restart mode.....the monitor light is orange but the computer is still powered on and the motherboard light is green. I have replaced the ram, power supply...tried ATI and Nvidia Pciex graphics cards and disconnected all wiring not needed to run the computer.... HELP......can you please throw some light on this problem? Regards Rick

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  • jometone Dec 06, 2008

    Changing the HF frequency to 800 MHZ solved the boot problem!!!!



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Silver Dragon isn't thinking about the problem here. It is related to the BIOS Hanging. The System doesn't POST so how could it possibly be a program?
I have the same problem with a customer computer and after reading many posts on the internet, I have come to the conclusion that these motherboards (ASUS A8S-X) are junk.
I have been building PC's since 1986 when I opened my business and sold my first custome built 286-10 system.
There is something inherantly unstable ablout these motherboards and from what I can gather, the AI for the overclocking feature is on crack and doesn't properly set itself up so that it overclocks the CPU to the point it will not operate. Many people have tried many approaches to solve this problem, but none works consistantly. My suggestion is to call ASUS and tell them you've done some reading and by now they know the design is defective and you want a replacement or refund.
The reason you can post after a reset, is that the board returns to default settings and is then pretty much useless as you can not select with boot device to use or anyhting else that is BIOS-centric. The system hangs on restart and the only way to continue is to return to BIOS Default settings nulifying the entire set-up process. The most common errors I have found to be the BIOS Checksum error and the Overclocking error.
This Board Is A JOKE. ASUS should be ashamed of themselves. REALLY!

Posted on Aug 08, 2008

  • Anonymous Aug 08, 2008

    After testing memory extensively and finding it to be good and flashing the BIOS to the latest version to no avail, I have been checking all the possible settings in the BIOS to see if the problem is a setting that is the default, but incorrect.

    After changing settings around for some time, I changed the HT frequency from 1000 MHz to 800 MHz and the board stabilized immediately. The change I made that stabilized the board was the HT Frequency Setting under ADVANCED - Chipset - HyperTransport Configuration. Make the change to 800 MHz. If that helps, please feedback so others know.




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I seem to doubt it's a program in light of the bios restart.  One thing I would try is flashing your bios.

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Some "Program" is causing you PC to "Hang" you have to find the culprit and remedy or remove. Try booting up in "Safe" mode & try that.. if that works, then it must be a 3rd party program, if it doesn't then it must be a windows component..

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Not message, not beep, not at all, this motherboard a8s-x is new, have connect the memory, cpu, fan, video card, keyboard, el power supply is of 400 watts,the fan work.

who have a solution for this problem of my asus a8s-x not boot up, not beep, not message, have connect the memory, cpu, fan , video card, keyborad, this is new, only the fan work.


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Good Evening Sunnyseber :

Hope that you are wellJ
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