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Old 01-27-2005, 11:54 AM   #1
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new pc fresh installation prob


i wasnt sure to put this here of in hardware, but im a newb so i thought here.

I just built a new pc with:

giga-byte GA-7VT600P-RZ mobo
amd athlon 3000+ 400fsb
512mb ddr333 ram
160gb maxtor hd

basically i start up the pc and boot cd1 of Mandrake 10.0
i accept the terms n stuff select keyboard type and it starts creating the partitions. As soon as the partitions are complete my mobo lets of four long beeps and the pc shuts down and does not reboot.

any suggestions?
 
Old 01-27-2005, 12:17 PM   #2
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reseat all cards and memory
 
Old 01-27-2005, 01:17 PM   #3
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tried that already, it did the same thing
 
Old 01-27-2005, 01:22 PM   #4
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do you hear,see anything when you try to boot it....

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Old 01-27-2005, 01:31 PM   #5
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i just start installing linux, choose keyboard settings, accept the terms n stuffs. It finishes partitioning, then it beeps about 4 times in a row, quite long beeps and just shuts off
 
Old 01-27-2005, 01:40 PM   #6
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so...i guess the hardware is running oke, but the step after finishing
partitioning ( guess that's writing to the MBR ) is nogood.

? do you have some antivirus setting in your bios-setup ?

( check the bios-settings anyway... )

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Old 01-27-2005, 01:48 PM   #7
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theres no anti virus settings on there. i know this is stupid but do you think the processor is overheating?
the processor is an amd3000+ and the heatsink is for an amd3400+ though :S

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Old 01-27-2005, 04:35 PM   #8
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i think in the documentation of the mobo, there should be a clue on the
4 long beeps.. it is an error message meaning....... ?

anything to find in the doc. or on the manuf. website ?

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Old 01-27-2005, 04:45 PM   #9
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i checked again and its 5 beeps, i looked it up and it says processor failuar. You rekon its a crap heatsink or the actual processor?
 
Old 01-27-2005, 05:34 PM   #10
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run it with an open box and feel if the heatsink is getting warm at all.

and....it's possible to mount them the wrong way
( some of them have got an edge cut off on one side, and not on both )

if all mounted ok , then you might have a bad processor.
but the shop you bought it should give you a new one right away
( well, maybe after testing )

also, after a failure, when you reboot, you could check the temperature in the bios-settings menu.

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Old 01-28-2005, 09:54 AM   #11
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heh, i took off the heatsink (took me like two hours and my fingers are killing) and i looked at the cpu, the important bit in the middle that you cant touch is like chipped away :S, so ive sent it back.

thanks for the help
 
Old 01-28-2005, 04:08 PM   #12
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Try here

Google. Easy.
 
Old 01-28-2005, 07:09 PM   #13
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yeaaaaaaaaaaa, er. incase you didnt read ive already mentioned the beeps and the problem that in means, AND ive detected the fault. So Google. Easy. is more like Google. No Need.
 
  


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