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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Strange Boot Problem

    Thanks for your help. Does this then restrict the problem to the PSU or MB? It definitely can't be the CPU or memory?

    Paul

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    Default Re: Strange Boot Problem

    No it doesn't, the problem could be both or none of them.
    Eric
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    Default Re: Strange Boot Problem

    Quote Originally Posted by praby View Post
    Thanks for your help. Does this then restrict the problem to the PSU or MB? It definitely can't be the CPU or memory?

    Paul
    You basically have 4 possible problems 1 CPU 2 Ram 3 Motherboard 4 Power Supply and without being able to switch any of them out to tests its going to basically be impossible to narrow down the problem. Now if you Return the Shuttle and get another one that will eliminate two of the possible problems and if that solves the problem then you know it was either the mother board or power supply. If the new Shuttle has the same problem then you know it is either the cpu or ram.
    Shadowtester

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    Default Re: Strange Boot Problem

    I've managed to borrow a cheap (but compatible) CPU and memory, and an ordinary ATX power supply. I'm going to test it all out tonight. Currently I can't even POST, so am I right in thinking that all I need to do is have the memory, CPU and test power supply in place to get a VGA display of POST out of the box? If that works then I can plug the disk, etc. in? Is this a good testing strategy, and should I be aware of anything else?

    Paul

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    Default Re: Strange Boot Problem

    It's working - kind of!

    I managed to test a few things out last night. Firstly I tried an ATX power supply. Still wouldn't boot - if anything slightly worse. Then I inadvertantly left it running without the fan connected to the heatsink (but still wired in). The processor warmed up - which I considered a good thing. Finally I tried OCZ memory and it booted straight away!

    I'm glad it finally booted, though it would have been great if there had been some way of the system telling me (via beeps if necessary) that it wasn't happy with something...

    Anyway, I then tried to install Vista x64 and I got a BSOD. Twice - related to USB. But that's tonight's adventure, and possibly a new thread on this forum!

    Thanks for all your help.

    Paul

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    Default Re: Strange Boot Problem

    Well I am glad you got going in the right direction so what was the problem? It did not like your original memory?
    Shadowtester

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    Mushkin Extreme Performance 2GB DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) with EPP Profile Dual Channel
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