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Aurora-[NZ]

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#1 13 years ago

Hey there guys. I finished building my computer a week or two ago and I have some problems which only started yesterday... Heres the specs. *AMD 64 3500+ *Geil PC 3200 (1024mb) RAM *Radeon X800 XT *Seagate 80gig HDD *Thermaltake Big Water cooling system. Theres the most important specs. No the problem I have, is every now and again when I boot my computer up I get a woman saying "System failed CPU Task" and I have to press f1 to continue. Not really a problem, just annoying. The other problem I have been having since yesterday which REALLY hacks me off is sometimes i'll try booting up my computer (I have a 20" LCD monitor) and it has a note saying "Check power connector" or some shit like that. This means that it's telling me to check that I have the monitor plugged into my graphics card. Now this is bullshit because everything is plugged in properly, I have checked this over many a time. Why is it telling me to check my video connection when its perfectly fine? I have found the way to solve this occasionally, is to leave the monitor turned off while the system is booting up and every now and again it will avoid the problem. The last problem is basically the same. On start up, sometimes the monitor doesn't even work at all! Theres just a bunch of messed up colored lines running through the screen which I think says the error "Press F1 to continue". I don't know how to solve this. I have to reset my whole f**kin computer 3 or 4 times before it will work. Do monitors overheat? Whats going on here guys? PLEASE help this is very frustrating. It shouldn't take 15 minutes each day to get my computer going, not with the money I have spent building it. Cheers guys, Nik.




Yannick

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#2 13 years ago

SOunds like a monitor problem all 'round.

It could be getting too hot, though not likely when you're just starting up. Maybe too cold in the morning?

If all else fails, ring tech support, or take it back.




Shintsu

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#3 13 years ago

Well, thats what you get for using junky AMD and ATI. lol sorry I really have no clue what that is. In all seriousness, that LCD monitor could be the problem, but I can't tell you for a fact. CRT is the way to go, I don't care what people say.




Aurora-[NZ]

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#4 13 years ago

Well the beauty is I got this monitor (Second hand) for only $600 (NZ) and its only two months old. Hmmm, when I touch the screen its really warm, so is the back of it. I dunno. Pisses me off. Any other suggestions?




Kilobyte

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#5 13 years ago

Do you know how much grease is on the processor, or if it uses any thermal pads?

If there is too much grease, or none at all, it can be overheating. Also if the Powersupply is set to the wrong voltage, that could be a problem. If the fan is not seated properly, then that could be causing this.

Your video card could be overheating, is the fan plugged in?

It seriously sounds like a heat problem to me, but I've known a few issues where RAM, or the power supply was the issue.

What is the rating for the PowerSupply, and what brand is it? I recommend a minimum of 400 watts.

I don't recognize the "Gail" brand of memory. I recommend trying a stick of Corsair, or Kingston, and see if it fixes the problem.




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#6 13 years ago
ShintsuWell, thats what you get for using junky AMD and ATI. lol sorry I really have no clue what that is. In all seriousness, that LCD monitor could be the problem, but I can't tell you for a fact. CRT is the way to go, I don't care what people say.

ok that is most biaed BS I have ever read, you are a true idiot. I have used ATI cards for a long time now, never a problem. I would check your bios, update them perhaps?




[CoUk]niu

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#7 13 years ago
Monster_user What is the rating for the PowerSupply, and what brand is it? I recommend a minimum of 400 watts.

Start there,A64`s like stable 12v.




Operative34997

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#8 13 years ago

Nik, for the CPU "woman's voice" problem, it sounds like you have an Asus board. In the Asus BIOS, they generally have a fan monitor for 3 or 4 fans, including the CPU. You have water cooling hooked up, so you probably have that fan port blank. Not a problem. The Asus BIOS(probably Phoenix) has a provision for ignoring the status of the fans connected to the motherboard. Look under Hardware monitor. Find the settings for the Fan ports you are not using, including the CPU fan port and hit the status should say after that. Then save your changes and exit BIOS. That should take care of the POST speech reporter. About the Monitor, You said so yourself it's second hand. All I can say is first try a different monitor(even a CRT) before you go thinking it's the video card or anything else. Cheers, Nik!:cya:




Aurora-[NZ]

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#9 13 years ago
Operative34997Nik, for the CPU "woman's voice" problem, it sounds like you have an Asus board. In the Asus BIOS, they generally have a fan monitor for 3 or 4 fans, including the CPU. You have water cooling hooked up, so you probably have that fan port blank. Not a problem. The Asus BIOS(probably Phoenix) has a provision for ignoring the status of the fans connected to the motherboard. Look under Hardware monitor. Find the settings for the Fan ports you are not using, including the CPU fan port and hit the status should say after that. Then save your changes and exit BIOS. That should take care of the POST speech reporter. About the Monitor, You said so yourself it's second hand. All I can say is first try a different monitor(even a CRT) before you go thinking it's the video card or anything else. Cheers, Nik!:cya:

Yay! Finally someone who knows what they're on about lol. Good to see you again operative. Your quite right. My mobo is an ASUS A8V Deluxe. Ok, i'll try the BIOS thing. Also is there any programs I can D/L where I can monitor my CPU temperature and ram Temperatures etc? I know of CPUID and PC Wizard? But thats about it. To the guy asking about the thermal grease, I only applied the recommended amount which was 0.1 of a millimeter, so theres no trouble there. Its just the monitor thats piss arse! Besing second hand I don't think its a problem. I got it off one of my mates whos a supplier of hardware. www.stylespc.com. I buy everything from him and he wouldn't sell me a faulty device. I will ask him though. Cheers for the help guys, any more suggestions are more than welcome. Thanks Op! Cya man. Nik.




Pyroshane

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#10 13 years ago

If you bought your motherboard retail, there should actually be a program right on the motherboard driver disk called Asusprobe which will tell you the temps of different parts, the voltages for your different rails, and lots of other stuff. I have the same motherboard and I know mine came with it.




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