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    Unhappy Ga-ep45-ud3r cpu fan spins, does not post

    Hey everyone, I know there are quite a few of these threads (I've read a half dozen already) so forgive me for starting yet another one ---

    At first... My CPU FAN would not spin, and I could not post to BIOS. I have since gotten my CPU FAN to spin.

    Currently the only things connected to the PSU are the Mobo, CPU, Graphics card (radeon HD 4770, 80Watt) and a single stick of DDR2 1066 5-5-5-15 2.0V ram (which I have alternated in all dimm slots)

    My aging PSU has a ATX_12v_2x2 connector, so I purchased a 4 PIN to 8 PIN adapter.

    CPU FAN still did not spin.

    However, I plugged the CPU FAN power into SYSFAN1 and voila, CPU FAN spins!. So ATX_12v_2x4 + SYSFAN1 = CPU SPINs. I had read here that there is some kind of BIOS setting which was preventing the CPU FAN from spinning, but that by using the 3pin sysfan1 power, that setting is bypassed. apparantly that was good advice.

    Unfortunately it still does not post.

    PHASE LED Lights. 1-2 green, 3-4 yellow, 5-6 red.

    Unfortunately my case speakers do not seem to want to work with this board, though they functioned fine with my old board, so I can't diagnose by sound.

    I'm using Crucial 'Ballistix' DDR2 1066 ram, 5-5-5-15 2.0V

    I read on this forum that the GA-EP45-UD3R wants me to be using a stick of ram that is 1.9V or less? I doubt it though?

    Could my PSU be the culprit? Like I said I had to get an adapter to fill the 8pin 12V CPU power. I also had to get an adapter for the 6PIN port on my graphics card.

    Does anyone actually understand what the PHASE LED lights are trying to tell me? It seems like this is a mystery.

    I hope this post translates... I'm totally new to posting on tech forums, so guys.. im sorry if I'm coming off the wrong way or describing my problems out of order. I appreciate any advice, seriously. I'm getting a bit sad over here :(

    I've seen so many people with similar problems... and most threads seem to peter out without a resolution. I promise to post my results if we can get this fixed. I got a reply from Gigabyte's tech support email which simply asked me to make sure the ATX_12V_2x4 connection was plugged in. I replied with a truncated version of this post, basically. I'll post here when I get a reply back.

    CPU: Intel core duo, 3.0, wolfdale
    GPU: Radeon HD 4770
    RAM: Crucial 'Ballistix' DDR2 1066, 5-5-5-15 2.0V
    MOBO: GA-EP45-UD3R rev. 1.1
    PSU: I'm a little bit uncertain, unfortunately. It was bundled with an Apevia full tower case. I'm pretty sure it is 500W, but it is also about 3 years old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caaaw View Post
    Hey everyone, I know there are quite a few of these threads (I've read a half dozen already) so forgive me for starting yet another one ---

    At first... My CPU FAN would not spin, and I could not post to BIOS. I have since gotten my CPU FAN to spin.

    Currently the only things connected to the PSU are the Mobo, CPU, Graphics card (radeon HD 4770, 80Watt) and a single stick of DDR2 1066 5-5-5-15 2.0V ram (which I have alternated in all dimm slots)

    My aging PSU has a ATX_12v_2x2 connector, so I purchased a 4 PIN to 8 PIN adapter.

    CPU FAN still did not spin.

    However, I plugged the CPU FAN power into SYSFAN1 and voila, CPU FAN spins!. So ATX_12v_2x4 + SYSFAN1 = CPU SPINs. I had read here that there is some kind of BIOS setting which was preventing the CPU FAN from spinning, but that by using the 3pin sysfan1 power, that setting is bypassed. apparantly that was good advice.

    Unfortunately it still does not post.

    PHASE LED Lights. 1-2 green, 3-4 yellow, 5-6 red.

    Unfortunately my case speakers do not seem to want to work with this board, though they functioned fine with my old board, so I can't diagnose by sound.

    I'm using Crucial 'Ballistix' DDR2 1066 ram, 5-5-5-15 2.0V

    I read on this forum that the GA-EP45-UD3R wants me to be using a stick of ram that is 1.9V or less? I doubt it though?

    Could my PSU be the culprit? Like I said I had to get an adapter to fill the 8pin 12V CPU power. I also had to get an adapter for the 6PIN port on my graphics card.

    Does anyone actually understand what the PHASE LED lights are trying to tell me? It seems like this is a mystery.

    I hope this post translates... I'm totally new to posting on tech forums, so guys.. im sorry if I'm coming off the wrong way or describing my problems out of order. I appreciate any advice, seriously. I'm getting a bit sad over here :(

    I've seen so many people with similar problems... and most threads seem to peter out without a resolution. I promise to post my results if we can get this fixed. I got a reply from Gigabyte's tech support email which simply asked me to make sure the ATX_12V_2x4 connection was plugged in. I replied with a truncated version of this post, basically. I'll post here when I get a reply back.

    CPU: Intel core duo, 3.0, wolfdale
    GPU: Radeon HD 4770
    RAM: Crucial 'Ballistix' DDR2 1066, 5-5-5-15 2.0V
    MOBO: GA-EP45-UD3R rev. 1.1
    PSU: I'm a little bit uncertain, unfortunately. It was bundled with an Apevia full tower case. I'm pretty sure it is 500W, but it is also about 3 years old.
    1. Turn off the switch in the back of the PSU and disconnect the power chord from the back of the PSU.

    2. Unplug everything from MOBO. Including all power plugs going to peripherals from PSU, so that all that you still have connected is a single PS2 keyboard, a monitor, and a CPU fan. Leave the CPU in and its HSF just the way they are. (No mouse, extra fans, or network cable, or any USB cables whatsoever. Go ahead and disconnect all audio cables too. You want a bare naked system.)

    3. Have just one stick of RAM in slot one, and remove the other one.

    4. Unplug the 20/24 pin and the 4/8 pin PSU plugs from the MOBO.

    5. Plug the 20/24 pin and the 4/8 pin PSU plugs into the MOBO.

    6. Reset CMOS.

    7. Connect the power chord from the back of the PSU and turn on the switch in the back of the PSU.

    8. Press the power button on the case.

    GL

    If it doesn't work let me. Well if it does work, let me know too. ;)
    <<< LGA2011 System Summary >>>
    > Power Supply: CORSAIR AX Series AX860 860W 80 PLUS PLATINUM Haswell Ready Full Modular (NE Link)
    > Chipset : Intel X99
    > Mainboard :Gigabyte GA-X99-Ultra Gaming
    (NE Link)
    > Processor : i7-6850K (NE Link)
    > AIO: Corsair Hydro Series H100i V2 (NE Link)
    > Physical Memory : G.SKILL TridentZ Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4 3200 Model F4-3200C14Q-32GTZSW (NE Link)
    > Video Card : 2x ASUS ROG STRIX-GTX1070-O8G-GAMING (NE Link)


    <<< LGA1366 System Summary >>>
    > Power Supply:
    >>>Original PSU (2011-01) :
    Corsair 620HX (NE Link)
    >>>Upgrade PSU (2012-01) : CORSAIR AX850 (CMPSU-850AX) 850W (NE Link)
    > Chipset : Intel X58
    > Mainboard : Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R (REV.2.0) (FB BIOS)
    (NE Link MPP Link)
    > Processor : i7-950 (Revision D0) 3.0GHz @3.84GHz
    (NE Link MPP Link)
    > HSF:
    Noctua NH-D14 (NE Link MPP Link)
    > Physical Memory :
    >>>Original RAM (2011-01) : G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Model F3-12800CL9T-6GBNQ
    >>>Upgrade RAM (2012-01) : Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000) w/FrostByte Heatsink Model 998990 (NE Link MPP Link OverClockersClub Dot Com Article)
    > Video Card :
    >>>Original Vid Card (2011-01) : BFG Geforce GTX295 (
    NE Link)
    >>>Upgrade Vid Card(2012-01) : (2) EVGA 02G-P3-1568-KR GTX 560 Ti (2GB)-SLI (
    NE Link)
    >>>Upgrade Vid Card(2013-07) : (2) GTX 760-SLI Gigabyte GV-N760OC-4GB (NE Link)
    > DVD-Rom Drive : TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S203B ATA Device
    > Monitor :
    ViewSonic Pro Series VP2655wb Black 26" (
    NE Link)
    > Operating System : Windows 7 Ultimate
    > Case : COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel (
    NE Link)

    <<< LGA775 System Summary >>>
    > Power Supply: Corsair 620HX (
    NE Link)
    > Mainboard : Gigabyte P35-S3G (F2 BIOS)
    > Chipset : Intel P35
    > Processor : Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale (Revision C0) 3.0GHz @ 3950 MHz
    > HSF: Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro
    > Physical Memory : CORSAIR DOMINATOR 4GB (2 x 2GB) (
    Link)
    > Video Card : BFG Geforce GTX295
    > DVD-Rom Drive : TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S203B ATA Device
    >
    Monitor : ViewSonic Pro Series VP2655wb Black 26"
    > Operating System : Windows 7 Ultimate


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    Default Re: Ga-ep45-ud3r cpu fan spins, does not post

    [QUOTE=Caaaw;298343]Hey everyone, I know there are quite a few of these threads (I've read a half dozen already) so forgive me for starting yet another one ---

    At first... My CPU FAN would not spin, and I could not post to BIOS. I have since gotten my CPU FAN to spin.

    Currently the only things connected to the PSU are the Mobo, CPU, Graphics card (radeon HD 4770, 80Watt) and a single stick of DDR2 1066 5-5-5-15 2.0V ram (which I have alternated in all dimm slots)

    My aging PSU has a ATX_12v_2x2 connector, so I purchased a 4 PIN to 8 PIN adapter.

    CPU FAN still did not spin.

    However, I plugged the CPU FAN power into SYSFAN1 and voila, CPU FAN spins!. So ATX_12v_2x4 + SYSFAN1 = CPU SPINs. I had read here that there is some kind of BIOS setting which was preventing the CPU FAN from spinning, but that by using the 3pin sysfan1 power, that setting is bypassed. apparantly that was good advice.[QUOTE=Caaaw;298343]

    Hi Caaaw I am curious about that power supply, could you take the other side of the case off and see if there is a label with specs? Most power supplies have labels you just have to find where its hidden. Post back with the Total Watts output of the unit. Also a brand name and model number would be nice.
    EDIT:: try resetting BIOS (cmos) first!! and renter BIOS a couple of times first then load FAIL-SAFE defaults!!
    Also have you ever had this board post and if so did you note the BIOS version like F4 or F5 there is a F9 version available for this board too. The F-4 BIOS DL is a update for the CPU microcode and there are two updates for the IT8718 I/O chip which may help you (that chip monitors temps and fans speeds I think?? correct me if I am wrong). But the one thing to remember is to ALWAYS READ the STICKIES ON BIOS UPDATING at the first part of Gigabyte forum. But follow the last posters advice and reset the BIOS(or cmos). If you look at the manual from gigabyte site (you can DL and save) you can find pins to reset BIOS,then press delete to get back to bios and load " Fail-Safe Default option " this will load safe settings. Again, get back in to bios if you can. Choose your final settings and let it try to boot also note the BIOS version you have (if you can).

    Madmax out
    Last edited by MadMax2911; 05-10-2009 at 10:56 PM. Reason: add thoughts
    BUILD #2 GA-EP45-DS3R [Rev1.0] BIOS Flashed F11e, CPU=INTEL Core2 Quad Q8200 Yorkfield-4M LGA 775 with Mugen2 cooler RAM= Mushkin 996599 link 2 x 2GB, Hard drive=WD 6400AAKS, DVD=HP dvd1160i OS=Win 7 SP1 64 bit Video=BFG 8800GTS OC edition CASE=Thermaltake Tsunami Dream P.S.=Antec TP3-650

    Build #3 GA-EP45-UD3LR__rev 1.0__ BIOS F11, CPU Core2 Duo E8400 3.157GHz WMugen2 Cooler, Power Supply: Antec EA-500D 500 W, RAM: Corsair 2 GB Hard Drive: WD 160 GB OS: Win XP SP3 Video: MSI GTS450 2GB




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    Quote Originally Posted by Caaaw View Post

    Hi Caaaw I am curious about that power supply, could you take the other side of the case off and see if there is a label with specs? Most power supplies have labels you just have to find where its hidden. Post back with the Total Watts output of the unit. Also a brand name and model number would be nice.
    Also have you ever had this board post and if so did you note the BIOS version like F4 or F5 there is a F9 version available for this board too. but follow the last posters advice and reset the BIOS(or cmos). If you look at the manual from gigabyte site (you can DL and save) you can find pins to reset BIOS,then press delete to get back to bios and load " Fail-Safe Default option " this will load safe settings. Again, get back in to bios if you can. Choose your final settings and let it try to boot also note the BIOS version you have (if you can).

    Madmax out
    I bet I know which case he has. Well, maybe anyway.

    This is my guess.
    <<< LGA2011 System Summary >>>
    > Power Supply: CORSAIR AX Series AX860 860W 80 PLUS PLATINUM Haswell Ready Full Modular (NE Link)
    > Chipset : Intel X99
    > Mainboard :Gigabyte GA-X99-Ultra Gaming
    (NE Link)
    > Processor : i7-6850K (NE Link)
    > AIO: Corsair Hydro Series H100i V2 (NE Link)
    > Physical Memory : G.SKILL TridentZ Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4 3200 Model F4-3200C14Q-32GTZSW (NE Link)
    > Video Card : 2x ASUS ROG STRIX-GTX1070-O8G-GAMING (NE Link)


    <<< LGA1366 System Summary >>>
    > Power Supply:
    >>>Original PSU (2011-01) :
    Corsair 620HX (NE Link)
    >>>Upgrade PSU (2012-01) : CORSAIR AX850 (CMPSU-850AX) 850W (NE Link)
    > Chipset : Intel X58
    > Mainboard : Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R (REV.2.0) (FB BIOS)
    (NE Link MPP Link)
    > Processor : i7-950 (Revision D0) 3.0GHz @3.84GHz
    (NE Link MPP Link)
    > HSF:
    Noctua NH-D14 (NE Link MPP Link)
    > Physical Memory :
    >>>Original RAM (2011-01) : G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Model F3-12800CL9T-6GBNQ
    >>>Upgrade RAM (2012-01) : Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000) w/FrostByte Heatsink Model 998990 (NE Link MPP Link OverClockersClub Dot Com Article)
    > Video Card :
    >>>Original Vid Card (2011-01) : BFG Geforce GTX295 (
    NE Link)
    >>>Upgrade Vid Card(2012-01) : (2) EVGA 02G-P3-1568-KR GTX 560 Ti (2GB)-SLI (
    NE Link)
    >>>Upgrade Vid Card(2013-07) : (2) GTX 760-SLI Gigabyte GV-N760OC-4GB (NE Link)
    > DVD-Rom Drive : TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S203B ATA Device
    > Monitor :
    ViewSonic Pro Series VP2655wb Black 26" (
    NE Link)
    > Operating System : Windows 7 Ultimate
    > Case : COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel (
    NE Link)

    <<< LGA775 System Summary >>>
    > Power Supply: Corsair 620HX (
    NE Link)
    > Mainboard : Gigabyte P35-S3G (F2 BIOS)
    > Chipset : Intel P35
    > Processor : Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale (Revision C0) 3.0GHz @ 3950 MHz
    > HSF: Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro
    > Physical Memory : CORSAIR DOMINATOR 4GB (2 x 2GB) (
    Link)
    > Video Card : BFG Geforce GTX295
    > DVD-Rom Drive : TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S203B ATA Device
    >
    Monitor : ViewSonic Pro Series VP2655wb Black 26"
    > Operating System : Windows 7 Ultimate


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    Default Re: Ga-ep45-ud3r cpu fan spins, does not post

    Thanks for the help guys:

    The PSU is an ATX-AS500W from aspire (the case is this actually :)) Total watt output 500W.

    With the PSU going into the 20/24 and the 4/8 pin, the HD4770 graphics card, and with 1 stick of ram in ddr riser 1. (no other fans besides cpu fan, no other peripherals plugged in). Removed CMOS battery, touched the CLR_CMOS jumpers with a screwdriver for a good 20 seconds... plugged everything back in and no go. Tried this twice.

    That method should be sufficient to clear CMOS, right? So... presuming I haven't made a mistake... clearing CMOS didn't seem to be the solution.

    What can I try next!! :)

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    Default Re: Ga-ep45-ud3r cpu fan spins, does not post

    Different CPU, memory, PSU, or graphics card.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caaaw View Post
    Thanks for the help guys:

    The PSU is an ATX-AS500W from aspire (the case is this actually :)) Total watt output 500W.

    With the PSU going into the 20/24 and the 4/8 pin, the HD4770 graphics card, and with 1 stick of ram in ddr riser 1. (no other fans besides cpu fan, no other peripherals plugged in). Removed CMOS battery, touched the CLR_CMOS jumpers with a screwdriver for a good 20 seconds... plugged everything back in and no go. Tried this twice.

    That method should be sufficient to clear CMOS, right? So... presuming I haven't made a mistake... clearing CMOS didn't seem to be the solution.

    What can I try next!! :)
    Yep, touching the two pins for just a couple seconds with the CMOS battery in or out is all it takes.

    So next...

    A. Can you put this PC's PSU in a different PC to confirm its AOK?

    or

    B. Can you find another PSU to test in this PC?
    <<< LGA2011 System Summary >>>
    > Power Supply: CORSAIR AX Series AX860 860W 80 PLUS PLATINUM Haswell Ready Full Modular (NE Link)
    > Chipset : Intel X99
    > Mainboard :Gigabyte GA-X99-Ultra Gaming
    (NE Link)
    > Processor : i7-6850K (NE Link)
    > AIO: Corsair Hydro Series H100i V2 (NE Link)
    > Physical Memory : G.SKILL TridentZ Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4 3200 Model F4-3200C14Q-32GTZSW (NE Link)
    > Video Card : 2x ASUS ROG STRIX-GTX1070-O8G-GAMING (NE Link)


    <<< LGA1366 System Summary >>>
    > Power Supply:
    >>>Original PSU (2011-01) :
    Corsair 620HX (NE Link)
    >>>Upgrade PSU (2012-01) : CORSAIR AX850 (CMPSU-850AX) 850W (NE Link)
    > Chipset : Intel X58
    > Mainboard : Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R (REV.2.0) (FB BIOS)
    (NE Link MPP Link)
    > Processor : i7-950 (Revision D0) 3.0GHz @3.84GHz
    (NE Link MPP Link)
    > HSF:
    Noctua NH-D14 (NE Link MPP Link)
    > Physical Memory :
    >>>Original RAM (2011-01) : G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Model F3-12800CL9T-6GBNQ
    >>>Upgrade RAM (2012-01) : Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000) w/FrostByte Heatsink Model 998990 (NE Link MPP Link OverClockersClub Dot Com Article)
    > Video Card :
    >>>Original Vid Card (2011-01) : BFG Geforce GTX295 (
    NE Link)
    >>>Upgrade Vid Card(2012-01) : (2) EVGA 02G-P3-1568-KR GTX 560 Ti (2GB)-SLI (
    NE Link)
    >>>Upgrade Vid Card(2013-07) : (2) GTX 760-SLI Gigabyte GV-N760OC-4GB (NE Link)
    > DVD-Rom Drive : TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S203B ATA Device
    > Monitor :
    ViewSonic Pro Series VP2655wb Black 26" (
    NE Link)
    > Operating System : Windows 7 Ultimate
    > Case : COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel (
    NE Link)

    <<< LGA775 System Summary >>>
    > Power Supply: Corsair 620HX (
    NE Link)
    > Mainboard : Gigabyte P35-S3G (F2 BIOS)
    > Chipset : Intel P35
    > Processor : Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale (Revision C0) 3.0GHz @ 3950 MHz
    > HSF: Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro
    > Physical Memory : CORSAIR DOMINATOR 4GB (2 x 2GB) (
    Link)
    > Video Card : BFG Geforce GTX295
    > DVD-Rom Drive : TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S203B ATA Device
    >
    Monitor : ViewSonic Pro Series VP2655wb Black 26"
    > Operating System : Windows 7 Ultimate


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    Default Re: Ga-ep45-ud3r cpu fan spins, does not post

    Quote Originally Posted by Caaaw View Post
    Thanks for the help guys:

    The PSU is an ATX-AS500W from aspire (the case is this actually :)) Total watt output 500W.

    With the PSU going into the 20/24 and the 4/8 pin, the HD4770 graphics card, and with 1 stick of ram in ddr riser 1. (no other fans besides cpu fan, no other peripherals plugged in). Removed CMOS battery, touched the CLR_CMOS jumpers with a screwdriver for a good 20 seconds... plugged everything back in and no go. Tried this twice.

    That method should be sufficient to clear CMOS, right? So... presuming I haven't made a mistake... clearing CMOS didn't seem to be the solution.

    What can I try next!! :)
    Hi sorry I could not find the Stickies for my other post but here they are and I hope they help .
    Here is the Masters Flashing and BIOS resetting guide located here (resetting BIOS is in second post down) I reccomend looking at this guide and think about how you reset compared to how Lsdmeasap has advised.
    http://forums.tweaktown.com/f69/bios...h-guide-27576/

    He has a guide to Reset the BIOS(CMOS) with full instructions.
    Here is one that another Nickel020 wrote http://forums.tweaktown.com/f69/your...tle-faq-30507/
    Here is a similar board as yours in another thread
    http://forums.tweaktown.com/f69/rebo...v-2-1-a-29330/

    I also found Professor Jims Troublshooting guide while searching but then I lost it I will research Ok this is for Troubles with RAM but you may be able to use some info
    http://forums.tweaktown.com/295897-post5.html



    BRB
    Last edited by MadMax2911; 08-09-2009 at 10:17 AM. Reason: research
    BUILD #2 GA-EP45-DS3R [Rev1.0] BIOS Flashed F11e, CPU=INTEL Core2 Quad Q8200 Yorkfield-4M LGA 775 with Mugen2 cooler RAM= Mushkin 996599 link 2 x 2GB, Hard drive=WD 6400AAKS, DVD=HP dvd1160i OS=Win 7 SP1 64 bit Video=BFG 8800GTS OC edition CASE=Thermaltake Tsunami Dream P.S.=Antec TP3-650

    Build #3 GA-EP45-UD3LR__rev 1.0__ BIOS F11, CPU Core2 Duo E8400 3.157GHz WMugen2 Cooler, Power Supply: Antec EA-500D 500 W, RAM: Corsair 2 GB Hard Drive: WD 160 GB OS: Win XP SP3 Video: MSI GTS450 2GB




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    Default Re: Ga-ep45-ud3r cpu fan spins, does not post

    A. Can you put this PC's PSU in a different PC to confirm its AOK?

    This PSU has been working just fine with the previous setup (an AMD build, 3+ years old)

    I just read the thread MadMax2911 linked -- the OP of that thread was advised to try out different PSUs, and he took his build into a local computer repair shop. I'm going to try the same route tomorrow, I think. See if they might have a PSU they could test my build with.

    Pretty interesting stuff in the linked thread regarding 12volt rails and amps and all that, so I definitely want to try out a different PSU soon, although... glancing at the specs for my ATX-AS500W reveals that the 12v rails push 16amps and 18amps, respectively (12V1 and 12V2). A poster suggested that a minimum of 30amps were required on the 12V line. I'm assuming that the combined amps of the two 12v rails is sufficient... and that my PSU should be up to the task.

    So... I will try a different set of DDR2 1066 ram later today, and a different PSU tomorrow. I might be able to swap in a friend's CPU if he's feeling generous/lucky (he has an identical CPU).

    Nothing like a problem to help a day go by quicker... I'll post when I've had a chance to try RAM/CPU/PSU swaps, thanks again guys.

    One thing that's been bugging me, and I wanted to repeat: My case has a functioning 8ohm speaker. It's plugged into the mobo's speaker pins... yet I am not getting sound / warning beeps. Does this send up a flag for anyone? Could this indicate a bad board?

    (thanks for posting those links, MadMax2911, appreciate it)

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    Default Re: Ga-ep45-ud3r cpu fan spins, does not post

    SOLVED

    I had the opportunity to swap in different RAM and an identical CPU. Ram was fine. CPU turned out to be dead.

    With a new CPU installed, the system posts fine.

    Thanks so much for helping me troubleshoot to this point, guys! I don't know that I would have been as motivated to do the CPU swap if I hadn't been here.

    One last thing

    I'm using my previous sata HD just dropped into this sytem. Everything boots fine. When I go to install the GPU / MOBO drivers by cd-rom, however, my system shuts down instantly.

    This = power supply issue, right? I very much doubt it is a overheating problem... as the shutdown always occurs right as the DVD-ROM drive spins up to speed. EDIT: I spoke too soon. Shutdown just now while I was looking at BIOS. so... this suggests overheating, right?

    I'm just about to start removing all the external fans, the wireless ethernet card... and try installing the drivers with the slightly stripped down power requirements... I suppose the 500W PSU might have lost some of it's juice over the years?

    Anyway, thanks again guys!!
    Last edited by Caaaw; 05-12-2009 at 03:35 AM.

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