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Old 01-20-2006, 11:11 PM   #16
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but and electro the problem is not of getting 50% power its what where the remaining 50% goes (electrical impulses in casing [of EARTH / GROUND] interfere with some signals of MOBO HDS etc and its bad and causes such problems
 
Old 01-21-2006, 12:08 AM   #17
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The boot also fails to happen with the 256 Mb stick of RAM rather than the 512.

By escalating I meant it has increased over time. When it first started it would only happen once a week, then once a day, and now I can't boot the machine 19 times out of 20. Surge protector is the device that plugs into the wall and blocks strong electric currents.

Electro, I didn't think a processor could fail except to overheat. I am looking at new motherboards now.

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Old 01-21-2006, 02:51 AM   #18
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THANKS ELECTRO i meant ground but just check it around your casing .... I DONT KNOW SURGE PROTECTOR (and if its escallating then i m pretty sure its same problem just take out your :- board processor , ram , hds , cdroms and powersupply , put em on a table but make sure u put newspapers (2-3 sheets ) under each one [honestly its not a prank ] then check ,otherwise it could be BIOS [but inshallah ur prob lil b solved when u do that newspaper thing ... instead of newspaper u can put cloth but dont put it plainly under wood (bad omen ) .. please do that
If the CPU and memory is taken out, the BIOS will never run. If the motherboard have some sort of brains, it will beep forever. The computer works by a processor accessing a certain memory address that it is hard wired in it when it is powered. In this case the BIOS has the memory address, so the processor runs the program from the BIOS. If the processor can not access the BIOS, then it is probably the processor or the BIOS is corrupted.

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but and electro the problem is not of getting 50% power its what where the remaining 50% goes (electrical impulses in casing [of EARTH / GROUND] interfere with some signals of MOBO HDS etc and its bad and causes such problems
It is very unlikely that a switch-mode power supply to output a high voltage pulse because of the diode being used as a surge surpressor and to direct the correct polarity to the load. In $50 computer power supplies, manufactures plays tricks to make the customer think they are getting a heavy duty power supply, but the power supply was tested at 620 watts (just an example) in freezing temperatures. Since, JimBass lives in the US, a device can be bought to easily check the AC wiring in the computer room or the whole house.


JimBass, the same symptoms happened to me such as not able to access the BIOS, sometimes not able to go through the boot process, not able to boot up a simple OS like DOS. Like I said eariler, test the memory in a different computer to make sure it works before replacing the processor. If the processor is under warrenty, you can try RMA it.

A surge protector can only protect a device one time, so I suggest replacing it every year. There is no way to test a surge protector.
 
Old 01-25-2006, 09:27 PM   #19
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Fixed!!

It was the Mobo. I had a suspicion it was bad and not the processor. I ordered almost the identical Sis board from pricewatch, installed it, and I am fine. Now that I know what the problem is, I am somewhat inclined to get a "better" board, but as long as I am up and running for know, I am not going to complain!

Thanks to everybody that provided insight and guidence during this mess!

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Ok ... Best Of Luck
 
  


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