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motherboard beeping at me after psp die

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August 9, 2007 3:39:15 PM

i have a msi k9vgm-v mb with an amd 4200+, so the problem is my power supply died the other day. I poped in my spare power supply and tried to boot but all it would do was beep once then wait a few seconds then beep again and keeps doing this. The power supply is old and im not sure wether it is any good. i unhooked everything took out my video card unhooked extra drives still wont work. so im just wondering if there is anything is toast or just psp.
August 9, 2007 4:20:37 PM

How many watts is the power supply, and are you positive it has both the ATX and 4-pin connector?
August 9, 2007 4:42:41 PM

it has a 20pin connector and the 4pin conector for the cpu. The mb manual says it should work with a 20pin connector as well as 24pin.(dead psp has 24pin). I have never tried the 20pin conector in this board. it is a 350 cheap power supply but worked with my old comp for a couple of years before i retired it. The old psu was in a comp with a single core cpu. would a dual core require the 24 pin? anyone have any idea about the beeping?
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August 9, 2007 5:06:48 PM

well that 350w power supply is to danm low for a dual core !!!


u need at least a 500w power supply. to be on the safe margin u require a 600w power supply at minimun

get a 20pin Power supply with a 4-pin connector and attach the 4-pin to motherboard to




August 9, 2007 5:12:22 PM

I'm thinking the same thing; The beep is just your POST... Power-On-Self-Test. Depending on the # of beeps or the length of the beep (determined by mobo manufacturer), it will tell you something. I would say get yourself a new power supply.

I don't know what you have for a video card or any other power demands, but my father ran a X2 4400+ and an x850XT video card on a Thermaltake 430w with no issues.
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August 9, 2007 5:23:01 PM

A 350W power supply is not necessarily incapable of running a dual-core CPU. My old 3800+ X2 with a 7900GS pulled <200W out of my UPS.
That repeating beep is a POST code, possibly RAM or video. PSUs often don't die alone, so it is quite conceivable that one or the other croaked too. Do you have another video card to test in it? What is the video card now?
August 9, 2007 5:26:57 PM

Thanks for the info. i will be buying a new psp tomorrow. just hope that i didnt fry anything when it went. i am currently using my onboard video. I had a x1950pro in there but took it out after my old psp went.
August 9, 2007 5:36:32 PM

mtbman1980 said:
Thanks for the info. i will be buying a new psp tomorrow. just hope that i didnt fry anything when it went. i am currently using my onboard video. I had a x1950pro in there but took it out after my old psp went.


Just for the heck of it, throw the x1950pro back in there and see if you get a visual on the screen. I bet you muighty have to go back into the BIOS and configure it to Onboard video; it probably is set for PCI-E and it won't put video to the onboard VGA Chipset.
August 9, 2007 5:47:41 PM

yeah thats what i was thinking to. but need new power supply to test that out. also might have to get a new some more ram just to test(its cheap $75 for a 1gig stick) if it doesnt work i guess it is the motherboard.
August 9, 2007 5:52:44 PM

I'd wait on the RAM and do what I recommended, I think that may be it. If you still have issues, then it may be the MB. I wouldn't think it's the RAM unless you get a series of about 5 beeps.
September 10, 2007 4:03:03 PM

did it work with a new powersupply,I have the same problem, please tell me.
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