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will try to keep this as simple as possible.<br />
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MY sys Specs are:<br />
Athalon X2 4200+<br />
Asus M2N-E bios 304<br />
Kingston ValueRAM DDR2-533 1GB (2 x 512MB) PC4200 (KVR533D2N4K2/1G)<br />
Enermax NoiseTakerII 420 W<br />
Asus En7600GS<br />
WD 250gig sata HD<br />
LG dvd-rw drive<br />
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Whenever i boot upt he system the system randomly hangs and when it hangs, the display on the monitor looks like a tv when you switch to a bad channel. It seems as if the image on the screen has scattered. At this point the system is unresponsive, will not reset with the reset button or power off via the power off button. I am forced to turn it off via the psu switch.<br />
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If i try to boot it up after switching the psu on, the system doesn't boot and I have to play with the atx connector on the motherboard. Then the system boots but there is no display and it hangs again. I am forced to repeat this until the system starts up. If I decide to turn the system off, when I come back after a couple hours the system will boot up again and the problem repeats.<br />
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What the prognosis doc?<br />
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I would guess your motherboard is no good, don't see why anything else would fail like that.
 
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hmmm i guess i will try to go switch the mobo again. I switched it once before but that was because I mistakenly thought a mem problem was due to the mobo.
 

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You said "mem problem due to the mobo". I'm not quite sure if that means you tried switching the memory, but if not you might want to try that. Memory can be a huge pain in the butt if it's screwy. There are two ways to check if the memory is screwed up, and I think you should do them both:<br />
1) Run each stick by itself and see if your machine will post<br />
2) Once it posts, run some memtests on each stick individually. However, if you want to save time, a memtest on all sticks will usually catch any and all errors.<br />
I'm sorry if you really did remove mem and I just didn't get it. <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />
 
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<div style="font-style:italic;">If i try to boot it up after switching the psu on, the system doesn't boot and I have to play with the atx connector on the motherboard. Then the system boots but there is no display and it hangs again. I am forced to repeat this until the system starts up. If I decide to turn the system off, when I come back after a couple hours the system will boot up again and the problem repeats.<br><br>
What the prognosis doc?<br><br>
Thanks in advance</div>
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Something is overheating. Probably the PSU.
 
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<div style="font-style:italic;">You said "mem problem due to the mobo". I'm not quite sure if that means you tried switching the memory, but if not you might want to try that. Memory can be a huge pain in the butt if it's screwy. There are two ways to check if the memory is screwed up, and I think you should do them both:<br>
1) Run each stick by itself and see if your machine will post<br>
2) Once it posts, run some memtests on each stick individually. However, if you want to save time, a memtest on all sticks will usually catch any and all errors.<br>
I'm sorry if you really did remove mem and I just didn't get it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"></div>
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Sorry I meant to say that I've already replaced the mobo once before but there was nothing wrong with the original mobo, it was infact bad memory.<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">Something is overheating. Probably the PSU.</div>
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I tried another psu in the system and same problemo.<br><br>
Anything else guys?
 

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I had a weird MB that had an issue with the main power moldex, even with three different PS...<br>
It didn't like the main power moldex pushen in all the way, I had to pull up on it to the point of the retainer firmly catching... kind of like it was incerted to far it wouldn't work, very odd. Other wise it would have boot issues.
 

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Alrite here i sa before and after pic.<br />
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I booted the system w/o a keyboard.<br />
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This is what is looks like when it boots up.<br />
<a href="http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r310/mene87/red-DSC02433.jpg" target="_blank">http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r...d-DSC02433.jpg</a><br />
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I let the system sit for a while and the comp display goes as shown below<br />
<a href="http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r310/mene87/redDSC02434.jpg" target="_blank">http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r...edDSC02434.jpg</a><br />
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What do u think?
 

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Try flashing the bios on your motherboard.
 

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Does this always happen at the same point during POST? or is this random?
 

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This will happen at random points. Sometimes when I am in the bios, loading windows, in windows, even when the computer is idle.<br><br>
I have used various bios versions. No luck. Same thing over and over again.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">hmmm i guess i will try to go switch the mobo again. I switched it once before but that was because I mistakenly thought a mem problem was due to the mobo.</div>
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Were the symptoms the same w/ the last Mobo?<br><br>
Is this a completely new build?<br><br>
Have you made certain the PSU power output is stable?
 

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I couldn't check it out with the last mobo cuz I originally thought that was problematic and exchanged it for this one. It turned out the ram was faulty and i needed new sticks.<br><br>
How do i check if the power output is stable. I have heard that power flucation can cause alot of crap.
 

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Use a quality mulimeter. Fluke's are recommended. If you do not have such a tool, see if there is one that you can borrow.<br><br>
If not a $9.99 special will do...caveat emptor...<br><br>
You will have to jump the PSU to allow power without there being any other hardware attached. Make or use a jumper (a paperclip will do) and short pins 4 & 5 (they are Green and Black). NOTE: The pin numbering MAY be different on your MoBo - Make certain you are juming the correct pins. If you are uncertain feel free to post a pic (if you can) of the 20/4 pin connector. Then: (This tutorial is a 20-pin, so the numbering is off one.)<br><br><a href="http://www.ochardware.com/articles/psuvolt/psuvolt.html" target="_blank">http://www.ochardware.com/articles/psuvolt/psuvolt.html</a><br><br>
If you need more info, post back. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"><br><br>
Good luck! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Thumb">
 
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