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ironman
10-07-2006, 01:37 PM
Help!!!

I have just put a new pc together. Has the following:

Asus A8R - MVP motherboard
1Gb ram
939 processor
160Gb SATA2 drive
250Gb SATA2 drive

I have 2 problems:

1. The CPU fan cuts out soon after startup and when I switch off starts up again until pc is completely powered down.

2. The power on switch simply will not power on the pc. The LED light on the motherboard says there is power on but the computer will not get started. If I wait a while it will then start up if I try again. :confused:

I am at the limit of my knowledge here and can't find anything I understand in the manual.

Any help greatly appreciated.

I have loaded windows and some programs on and that seems to work fine.

JackStraw
10-07-2006, 01:54 PM
How did you manage to" load Windows and some programs" without starting the machine?
Or is it that the machine runs for a while then shuts down?
Sounds like,
a. Overheating through bad fan managment, check bios settings for cpu temp
b. wrongly connected power on swich, could also be a bios setting prob.
We need a little more info to be more specific.
Cheers and good luck.

SolMiester
10-07-2006, 01:57 PM
How did you manage to" load Windows and some programs" without starting the machine?
Or is it that the machine runs for a while then shuts down?
Sounds like,
a. Overheating through bad fan managment, check bios settings for cpu temp
b. wrongly connected power on swich, could also be a bios setting prob.
We need a little more info to be more specific.
Cheers and good luck.

A) Fan control is via the computer software, unless the cpu is hot, the fan powers down. Does the fab spin up after heavy use, ie: games?

B) Yes, you must have the wrong mobo cable connected to the case switch.

ironman
10-07-2006, 02:16 PM
Thanks guys for your help. It was working okay last night okay, when I loaded the o/s and programs until I powered down then when I switched on this morning the fan stopped just after it started. I will check the connections from the switch to the motherboard.

Shortcircuit
10-07-2006, 04:31 PM
I had great fun with my Asus board and the connectors for a Coolermaster case power/reset switches.

The plugs are very small connecting to the m/b and even the colour coding on the plugs didn't seem to work... tried everything back-to front and no problem!

ironman
12-07-2006, 01:24 PM
Thanks for everyones help. Everything working fine now.

FoxyMX
12-07-2006, 03:22 PM
Thanks for everyones help. Everything working fine now.
That's good to hear. Can you tell us what the solution was?