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M2n-sli gtx 280 enermax 620w locking up

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October 15, 2010 5:08:48 AM

Removed the sli-6800gs setup & installed a gtx 280 GPU, (6 gig mem corsair ddr2) removed all all but one memory module, got system to boot. but it would not restart. let system cool down, 30 min or so. system would boot again, system also locking up when booting from cd system disk, all system fan function normal, No beeps normal. Is this PSU just to weak for this big ass video card, gtx 280 is a bit of a power pig. What do ya think, I need help.
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October 15, 2010 9:33:23 AM

Yup, the BA GPU is a little too much for the Mobo and the PSU I think.
I have An Asus M2N32 SLI Deluxe it's a great Mobo but don't push the limits of it.
What processor are you using?
That card itself is going to make the systems temps really soar.
You were initially using 6 GIGs in four slots of RAM I have a feeling it's the 2+2+1+1 kind of configuration.
Not good..... even though it'll work, but it's not the best configuration it'd better to stick to just 4GB of RAM.... the 2 +2 slots is fine.
What is the Make and power rating of your PSU?
Another thing, What's the BIOS version your Mobo's using?

Ok I just missed that point, your PSU is the Enermax 620W, got it, it's fine for the card and the mobo
So it's the Mobo that's giving way....
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October 15, 2010 3:02:24 PM

CPU=AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ Windsor 2.6GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM2 89W Dual-Core Processor
Bios= 5001 the latest greatest, labeled beta.
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October 15, 2010 7:54:12 PM

Update,
System has passed all hardware bench testing.
PSU swaped out with a Enermax 720, ruling out PSU issues.
I think windows 7 strikes again.
Reloading windows w/fresh drive.
Seeya again,
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October 18, 2010 7:57:16 PM

alyoshka said:
Yup, the BA GPU is a little too much for the Mobo and the PSU I think.
I have An Asus M2N32 SLI Deluxe it's a great Mobo but don't push the limits of it.
What processor are you using?
That card itself is going to make the systems temps really soar.
You were initially using 6 GIGs in four slots of RAM I have a feeling it's the 2+2+1+1 kind of configuration.
Not good..... even though it'll work, but it's not the best configuration it'd better to stick to just 4GB of RAM.... the 2 +2 slots is fine.
What is the Make and power rating of your PSU?
Another thing, What's the BIOS version your Mobo's using?

Ok I just missed that point, your PSU is the Enermax 620W, got it, it's fine for the card and the mobo
So it's the Mobo that's giving way....


What's a good replacement mobo.
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October 18, 2010 9:52:32 PM

how many rails did your old PSU have? if its 2 or more its possible you are overloading 1 rail with that video card.
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October 19, 2010 6:22:34 AM

A good replacement oard for that one could be
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I've got both the M2NSLI's , plus another M3N-HT and now I changed over to MSI th GD70 :) 
Though I have all these boards in separate rigs.... they're all very durable and heavy duty so if you are thinking of a board change depending on your usage, go for the MSI ones, although Asus is just as good.... if not better :) 

Though both the boards single pciex slots this board is what can be used for the two cards if your budget permits....

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

:) 
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October 29, 2010 6:28:33 AM

Thanks for the info their great replacement MOBO for this system, but now I don't think I need them.

This problem started with GTX 280 video card install. Microsoft downloads update all the time so you just never know when hardware that worked before will stop working or freeze up your OS.

I sent the system out for diagnostics and as told mobo must be the problem because the memory & CPU tested without any problems. So I picked it up , When I got it home it worked just fine without the network card installed properly .

After removing drivers and hardware for network card (linksys Wmp300N), Replacing with wus600n & drivers.
I got the system up and running with WIFI.

The linksys wmp300n network card is not compatible with windows 7 ult, but it mght work till it gives you a big headache after you change some other hardware in the system.

The network card (wmp300n) is on linksys website as NOT compatible with window 7, Don't use it even if it works or you may end up like me, chasing your ass in a circle like I did.

System been stable without any problems for over a week.
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November 8, 2010 4:56:07 AM

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November 8, 2010 8:29:33 AM

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