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Hi All -
I can't get my barebones Tyan GS12 to boot into BIOS.
This system has Phoenix 1.05 BIOS. I connected a monitor, PS/2 keyboard
(via USB-to-PS/2 adapter) and USB mouse and turned the machine on...
The GS12 LCD display says:
and then after about 30 seconds the GS12 shuts off. Nothing shows up on
the monitor. I hit F2 a few times but still nothing happens. Monitor is
appears to be correctly connected - because it does "blink" briefly
when I push the yellow ON button on the GS12.
- CPU: Intel P4 "Northwood" 2.8GHz, 512K L2, 533MHz FSB
- RAM: 2 x OCZ 1024MB, DDR400, PC3200, ECC Reg, 400MHZ
- HDs: 2 x Western Digital SATA 250GB 8MB Cache
Does anyone has any ideas how to get into the BIOS on this Tyan GS12?
I had the same problem, and I found it was the CPU overheating. The heatsink, which screws onto the motherboard with four sprung screws, requires a surprisingly tight turn in order to make full thermal contact with the CPU.
I was a bit hesitant about this, and I didn't tighten the screws enough. It's also worth following the guidelines in the manual about tightening the screws in a diagonal pattern, that is: top-left, bottom-right, top-right, bottom-left.