when you have a problem please start your own thread
i think if you put in a quality 550w power supply your problem will disappear
check your power requirements here http://www.jscustompcs.com/power_supply/
based on a quality supply and add 30% to the result
from the purchase price of your supply approx $40 it is generic,recommend antec ,enamax ect. approx. $100 for a quality supply,you only get what you pay for with power supplies and generic ones you may just as well put a match to the cash you pay for them.
see if you can borrow one to check
like dai said, please start your own thread if you have a problem. now on to your problem. i recommend testing another spare power supply on your computer. if you dont have a spare, then just go to your local computer store and purchase a good quality power supply such as antec or enermax.
test it on your system and if your problem disappears, its the power supply. also you can try taking out all of the computer components out of the case and only reseat the power supply, motherboard, cpu, ram, and videocard. turn on your computer and see if your computer still freezes.
These are my pc specs:
AMD Athlon 64 3000+ processor
Chaintech VNF4 Ultra motherboard socket 939 with Award BIOS v6.00PG
PCI-X 128MB GeForce4 vid card
1 gig 3200 DDR RAM
AGI 400W 24pin Power Supply
Windows XP with SP2
My computer is freezing up at POST code 50. I've doubled check to make sure everything is connected tightly and correctly. I've also tested the harddrive, RAM, and powersupply succesfully. I looked up the code and saw that code 50 was "Display CPU type and speed". This makes sense since the screen that freezes up tells me the processor and speed. The next POST code that comes after 50 is 51=(Initialize EISA board). Does this mean my board is failing? What could be causing this problem?
you can try taking out the cpu and reseating it and see if that helps. also you can try clearing the cmos and taking out the motherboard battery for about 20min. then put the motherboard battery back and put the cmos jumper to its original state.
turn on the computer and see if that helps fix your problem. oh yeah, refer to your motherboard manual for the cmos jumper location.
About reseating the cpu, I've never done that before. I am aware that I need to clean it and put that heat stuff onto it before putting the cpu back in its socket, but I'm not sure how. Any tips on how to do that? Also, I put the jumpers to reset mode for the cmos and took out the battery. Do I just leave this like this with the computer turned off or should I turn on the computer and waite ~20 minutes?
I just wanted to clearify that I didn't mean to put the heat paste onto the cpu...After posting I went back to look at it and it seems like that's what I was saying. I basically need to know how to clean the heat sink thing before putting more paste on it before setting it on top of the cpu.
I tried the battery and resetting the jumper thing and that didn't help. Can anyone give me exact details on how to clean the cpu and heat sink? I have never done this before and don't want to mess up the processor.
whosdat posted a link to arctic silver's web site, it shows you how to prepare the heatsink and CPU for new thermal paste. The only thing you have to do it to remove the heatsink and have the supplies ready then follow the instructions from the web site.
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