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nekrosoft13
11-17-09, 03:23 PM
had much "fun" with my HTPC today.

AMD 9550
MSI KA780G board
4GB Crucial DDR2
onboard video
Western Digital 500GB
LG BD-Rom

anyway, PC fails to boot with no display, after few cold reboots, finally kicks in and starts working.

tested memroy - all ok
reseted CMOS - nothing


interesting bit, sometimes POST displays a warning that OC failed, when no OC is enabled, all currently on stock. PC was OC'ed about 6 months ago, then I disabled it.

bob saget
11-17-09, 06:40 PM
so you got it working in the end?

bacon12
11-17-09, 07:29 PM
Get you an atom/ion mang, I only shut mine down when I have to reboot for patchs. Never given me any problems, anydvd/pwrdvd and stream everything else from my server.

nekrosoft13
11-17-09, 07:34 PM
still not fixed, it won't always boot, i will take look at it tomorrow

frenchy2k1
11-17-09, 07:52 PM
check the MB battery.
When BIOS options start to fail (and OC is one of them), there is a good chance that it is the battery.
Other than that, test memory with memtest.

nekrosoft13
11-17-09, 07:57 PM
memory was tested all fine.

haven't checked the battery, will do. really didn't even think to check the battery since the board will be one year old tomorrow.

plus it is keeping date

mullet
11-17-09, 11:33 PM
Bios update?

nekrosoft13
11-17-09, 11:49 PM
haven't had time to troubleshoot it today, but no bios updates are available

mullet
11-18-09, 11:43 PM
Ok it's been 2 days it better be fixed. (throwpc)

nekrosoft13
11-19-09, 01:11 PM
did not even bother to troubleshoot it yet.

problem only occurs when PC starts, so i kept it on. maybe today or tomorrow I will take a look.

Quick420
11-19-09, 01:45 PM
Ok it's been 2 days it better be fixed. (throwpc)

Fixed or rma'd for sure ^^

six_storm
11-19-09, 02:13 PM
Sounds like a problem with the motherboard.

+1. If it were a prob with CPU, RAM or GFX, you SHOULD get POST beep codes.

mullet
11-19-09, 11:29 PM
ASUS, just saying.

nekrosoft13
11-19-09, 11:42 PM
i would hate to replace AMD motherboard now

1) going with 780G again? probably not
2) if i get AM3 board, will need new cpu, and ram
3) in spring should be new AMD boards with some cheap 5xxx onboard.

six_storm
11-20-09, 09:29 AM
i would hate to replace AMD motherboard now

1) going with 780G again? probably not
2) if i get AM3 board, will need new cpu, and ram
3) in spring should be new AMD boards with some cheap 5xxx onboard.

There are still AM2 boards out there. What's wrong with the 780G? It's rocking on my HTPC.

mullet
11-20-09, 11:12 AM
i would hate to replace AMD motherboard now

1) going with 780G again? probably not
2) if i get AM3 board, will need new cpu, and ram
3) in spring should be new AMD boards with some cheap 5xxx onboard.

If it is the board I would wait for the 5xxx like you said.

Mr Bigman
11-22-09, 02:15 AM
Sounds a hit and miss with powersupply.

Had that problem a while ago with a unit booting up from time to time and would do same thing changed out thermaltake ps and alls good til i dumped that setup so check it out check it out rubs down door board with hand yelling check it out wendy keys not going to work i pulled the wires out of the snow cap shaw.

http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/ffximage/2009/01/11/theshining_wideweb__470x312,0.jpg

bob saget
11-22-09, 02:45 AM
Is that ^ from Daddy Daycare?

nekrosoft13
11-22-09, 03:55 PM
ok, had little time to test.

and there is something wrong with 2 dimms slots.

removed the memory and tested the memory in another computer fro 24 hours not a single memtest error.

put it back in HTPC and and PC did boot, then i did a reboot and PC would not post.

after 4 hours or rebooting, moving around the memory modules, dimm 2 and 4 are the issue.

1+2 = pair
3+4 = pair