I have a P4 3.0 with a thermaltake fan, stock one took a dump on me last year. Rest of comp is basic, sound, vid, cd and dvd, nothing fancy. I went to turn my comp on, and the fans would turn on off on off constantly. It was like a car trying to turn over. I figured my psu took a crap on me. So lucky enough to have a backup, hooked it up, same problem, so not that lucky I unplugged everything but sound card (pci) and cpu fan and did the same thing, on off on off. Any suggestions?
Reset the CMOS. I doubt you're going to have a random spare socket 478 board around (I assume you mean socket 478?) to put your CPU and RAM into to test and see if it's the motherboard, so do what they recommended then reset the CMOS and see if that works. After that...start your PC with a screwdriver across the two 'start' pins and see if that works.
The front panel header pins. The button that 'starts' the computer connects to it. Jump those two together with a screwdriver for a "hard" start. This will, in almost all probability, solve nothing. The chances of your starter switch malfunctioning like a batsh!t demon are so painfully slim I wish I had never mentioned it.
Yeah, dont think Ill try that one I have removed everything off the board and no luck. No boot, fans just keep acting like they want to go but keep having a stall in them. Just odd, no weather, no storm within a couple weeks, comp was on for part of the day no problems. Turned off np, then just started acting up. Guess Ill get a new mobo and go from there. UGH! Happy Holidays Everyone!