comp doesn't even show the bios load up

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so i have problems with my desktop. it keeps restarting before it even
gets to the bios screen. so the power is on but it just restarts and
restarts. so basically nothing ever appears on the monitor. i thought
it was the motherboard but i just swapped it out for a new one and i
still have the same problem. so i unplugged everything (hard drive,
cd-rom, etc) except for the video card and processor. so it's one or
the other. would the computer start at all with a bad processor? i
don't think it would so i think it's the video card. also right
before the computer got screwed up the lines would go up and down the
monitor making me think the video was bad. anyways, tell me if you
think it's the video card too. please help.

has anyone else had this problem?
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  1. Archived from groups: alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt (More info?)

    "juh915" <justin@justinkodama-dot-com.no-spam.invalid> wrote in message
    news:5a7a8$42698962$455da0d2$32099@allthenewsgroups.com...
    > so i have problems with my desktop. it keeps restarting before it even
    > gets to the bios screen. so the power is on but it just restarts and
    > restarts. so basically nothing ever appears on the monitor. i thought
    > it was the motherboard but i just swapped it out for a new one and i
    > still have the same problem. so i unplugged everything (hard drive,
    > cd-rom, etc) except for the video card and processor. so it's one or
    > the other. would the computer start at all with a bad processor? i
    > don't think it would so i think it's the video card. also right
    > before the computer got screwed up the lines would go up and down the
    > monitor making me think the video was bad. anyways, tell me if you
    > think it's the video card too. please help.
    >
    > has anyone else had this problem?
    >

    Really does sound like the PSU is on the way out or unable to cope with the
    load, with out knowing the system spec it's the first thing I would look at.


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  2. Archived from groups: alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt (More info?)

    thanks for the reply, i'm assuming PSU is power supply. here's my
    system spec:

    Motherboard: Asus A7n8x (just got a new one)
    Power Supply: Vantec 420A (420W)
    CPU: Athlon 1800XP
    Video Card: ATI Radeon 9600XT
    Hard Drive: 80GB Seagate
    Sound Card: SoundBlaster Live 5.1
    RAM: 2x256mb DDR 266 Mhz, 1x512 DDR 266Mhz

    i just tested my friend's working video card in my machine and the
    problem is still there. it just restarts over and over without
    showing anything on the screen.

    i set the power supply to it's highest setting and the problem still
    occurs. perhaps i'll have to go find another one.
  3. Archived from groups: alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt (More info?)

    On Fri, 22 Apr 2005 23:31:46 +0000 If I have seen farther it is
    because I have stood on the shoulder of giants
    justin@justinkodama-dot-com.no-spam.invalid (juh915) wrote :

    >so i have problems with my desktop. it keeps restarting before it even
    >gets to the bios screen. so the power is on but it just restarts and
    >restarts. so basically nothing ever appears on the monitor. i thought
    >it was the motherboard but i just swapped it out for a new one and i
    >still have the same problem. so i unplugged everything (hard drive,
    >cd-rom, etc) except for the video card and processor. so it's one or
    >the other. would the computer start at all with a bad processor? i
    >don't think it would so i think it's the video card. also right
    >before the computer got screwed up the lines would go up and down the
    >monitor making me think the video was bad. anyways, tell me if you
    >think it's the video card too. please help.
    >
    >has anyone else had this problem?

    Buy new Cmos Battery.They are cheap.1st thing to do and easy before
    you go spending lots of money.Usually a 2032.Get a Duracell.Reset BIOS
    parameters and see how you go :)

    HTH :D


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  4. Archived from groups: alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt (More info?)

    thanks for your reply. i tried that and it didn't fix the problem. i'm
    not sure what is wrong or what to do. help please.


    thanks,
    justin
  5. Archived from groups: alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt (More info?)

    Hi,

    friend...
    well the only issue is not with ur video card.

    its 2 do with ur Heat sink & CPU
    if u know how it shd sit on the mb..its ok.

    or else chk
    1> Thermal paste is pasted between the CPU & heat sink---
    Never remove that.

    2>just chk the manual for AMD Heat sink & processor alignment.
    even i had found some guys in out here they fix it wrong...& so
    we face the problem.

    3> chk ur cpu temperature in BIOS.

    if these things are done ..
    it shd start working.

    even after this it doesnt.
    then last resort is chk ur DDR FSB speed whether it matches the Board
    & the 2 modules are of the same FSB


    Thanx
  6. Archived from groups: alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt (More info?)

    RAM: 2x256mb DDR 266 Mhz, 1x512 DDR 266Mhz

    the FSB is 266 MHZ

    it shd have been 400 FSB jst chk it out with others who have the same
    config
  7. Archived from groups: alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt (More info?)

    friend...

    finally it shd be ur heat sink fixed in wrong direction.

    for reference plz go to

    amd.com >>>forums

    and make sure u have 2 search as per ur processor.

    ok.

    bye.
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