Question about Asrock P4i65GV Motherboard

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P4i65G - brand new want start.

Bought new ASRock P4i65G mobo. Using Tested CPU Intel p4 3.4 GHz, 2x512 MB RAM, tested, matched. PSU 500W atx class. The first try - mobo with cpu and ram conected just monitor and kb - not in case, as I always try first before assembling box. No power connected yet,
1. Remove cmos battery, discharge cmosram. Battery back. Power cord in, and ... would not start.
2. Try again, again ... started with cmos error ... great! Changed bios settings to deafault, set time/date. Power off. 
3. Power UP, start ... nothing,  start again ..nothing several times

Repeat step 1 than step 3. Nothing. Got upset, returned mobo to shop. Got replacement - brand new in box.
Mobo not in the case.
4. Cpu/memory as above. Start - it did come up with bios - great.
5. Set time date ...look at other options ....
6. Power down.
7.Connected DVD drive - power up ... start .. bios come on asking for disk.
8. Used Live Linux CD - it has Gentoo, PCLinux and memory test program
9. Reboot ... OK ... selected ram test ... running for few hours ... perfect.

QUESTION - Memory FSB 800 but during test runs 400 is normal ???

10. Power down. Now I am sure is OK to put mobo in to case.
11. Just to test again ... power up, start .... nothing ..... crazy mobo or ???

And it never stated again ... send e_mail to ASRock ... answer "take to dealer for inspection" I thought it is a joke .. (mobo looks OK but has no QA stamps .... funny, I am electronics eng. with >20 years experience).
 I can see one solution take to dealer with e_mail from ASRock, and get money back ... AND NEVER EVER even look at ASRock.

ANY other help, solution(s) appreciated .......

Posted by Kris Czerniawski on

  • Kris Czerniawski
    Kris Czerniawski Oct 29, 2007

    On the MSI mobo PM8M-V running Linux dmesg shows (extract)

    Detected CPU 3206.615 MHz
    CPU: identify 441d
    CPU: trace cache 12k uops L1 D 16K
    CPU: L2 1024k
    CPU: Intel P4/Xeon Extended MCE  MSR(s) 12 available
    CPU: Intel(r) Pentium(r) 4 stepping 04

    Took mobo back to seller for refund, and got MSI PM8M-V running  Ok with above processor.

    Thanks all for support .... It also warns others what to look for.
    Much appreciated ..... Kris

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Anonymous

What kind of P4 3.4Ghz is it? if it has 2mb of L3 cache, it doesn't work with that motherboard

Posted on Oct 25, 2007

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Try getting a slower cpu, I have a 3.0Ghz P4 with 512mb of ram and it works great, I emailed them about upgrading ram and they said: "Upgrading the memory would not affect the Video card, unless the memory is not compatible with the motherboard, then the computer might not turn on at all."

Posted on Oct 25, 2007

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