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Old 10-15-2003, 10:23 AM   #1
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SiS735 fried?


Hope you guys don't mind me posting this here as it's not really a Linux question, but it is a computer problem and this place has been extremely helpful.

I was burning a cd in Windows (well, my roommete was, not to lay blame) and everything froze up. Mouse didn't move, ctrl-alt-delete didn't do anything, so finally I forced a power-down. When I tried to reboot, the power was on, fans and drives were going, but nothing happened. Didn't even get to the BIOS screen, and never heard that comforting single beep after power-up. I've tried disconnecting the cd-rw drive as it seems to have been the failed burning process that started this, but I get the same result. I'm worried by the fact that I never get the BIOS screen, and I'm starting to think that something evil has happened to my mobo -- it's a SiS735 shipset. Anybody seen or heard of this?
 
Old 10-15-2003, 10:29 AM   #2
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I've seen this in machines I've been building when I've been supplied a faulty CPU, can you test the chip in another mobo?
 
Old 10-15-2003, 10:48 AM   #3
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I don't think so -- the only other AMD-based board I have around is for an old K6, probably incompatible with the XP I'm using now. You think my processor went bad?
 
Old 10-15-2003, 10:55 AM   #4
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It's impossible to tell without testing it I'm afraid, but as I said, the behaviour is identical to what I've seen when a chip has been DOA. I've never seen one actually die while running before though.

If you have any way of testing the chip I suggest doing this before you try to replace any hardware, you'll be most annoyed if you replace the motherboard and it still doesn't work
 
Old 10-15-2003, 12:53 PM   #5
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Quite right. I'll try to find someone in the area with a similar setup. Thanks for your help!
 
  


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