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I bought this computer near christmas:

Power source Topower real 520 W.
Mother Asus Crosshair
Processor Athlon X2 4000+
Video Card Geforce 7600 gt Sentey
RAM Gskill 800 2 GB
HD x2 Seagate 320 GB SATA II 16 MB NCQ
Floppy
RW-DVD Pioneer 111 D
DVD Asus 16X

A few days ago i was playing with the Kega Emulator. The system freezed. Thinking it was a

Windows crash, I switched off the pc. The next morning when I tried to power up the pc, it

switched on and then switched off after a few seconds. No video in this time. The only help

to describe the problem was the Crosshair LCD poster: "CPU INIT". So I tried the following

procedures: cleared the CMOS. Disconect all pc parts and mount them again. Changed the 7600

for a pci SIS. Inverted the order of the RAM modules. Bought a second processor (Sempron

2800+). Disconected the hard disk and the optical drives. All with the same results

described above.

Can you help me, please.
Thank you very much.
Whipon.
 

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From your list of components I would suspect that your psu went out on you. You need a good quality psu to run a rig like that and Topower is not one of them. You can try to reset the cmos again....make sure you put the jumper firmly back in the correct position when done. Otherwise, please read the link below about psu selection, in it you will also find our psu reccomendations and a guide to help you select an appropriate unit. A Antec Trio 650, PC P&C 610 or 750, Seasonic S12 650, or OCZ unit of similar wattage is what I would expect to see in a system like yours, especially if you intend to do much gaming.
 

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The same problem

Well, following the futile asus procedure, I dismount the motherboard off the case. I connected only the psu, the ram modules, the cpu, the video card and a floppy drive. Why?. Well, the asus tsd tell me to update the bios. But I can't do it, because there's no POST. System shutdowns after a few seconds, and then, updating the bios is imposible.
I cleared the CMOS, changed the video card, altered the order of the ram modules again and again (using only one), and tried to boot without the floppy. All my attempts where futile.
The psu seems to work fine. I suspect the problem is the bios of the motherboard. I remember some similar post in another site. A guy who asus will send another bios chip. But I don't believe in Santa Claus, they'll never send me a bios chip from Taiwan to Argentina.
I'm very frustrated with this motherboard. A lot of money and I only could use my pc for 2 or 3 weeks. :(
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Hi,

Do you by any chance know anyone who has a working power supply to swap out and give it a try that way with your minimal components? I suspect they will drop ship from some warehouse in Argentina, because they do that a lot at Asus. They usually send one pretty quickly when they say they will.

Are you certain the CPU bracket is still snapped clear down in the holder. Those things can come loose and cause what you are seeing. Not usual, but can happen.
 

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I'll try it tonight

I have a Vitsuba 420W PSU. Tonight I'll try with it.
Thank you very much.
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The same problem, again T____T

Well, I tested the system with a Vitsuba 450W PSU. The PC was assembled with this PSU , and I'm using it in the PC i'm using to write this message. But I had the same problem. It shutdowns after 3 or 4 seconds and CPU INIT in the LCD poster. I don't have any idea how to solve this problem. The only possible solution is to replaced the motherboard, or the BIOS chip. I must wait for the ASUS reply. Thanks a lot for your advices!!!!.
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This is what happened to me. What i found is if i dis not have a CPU installed it would stay on, but when i put a processor in it restarted. I ended up sending it in for repair. sadly i am still having issues with my RMA board, so i hope you have better luck with them than i did.
 

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The reseller gave me another one (I had to wait 3 months, he is nearly a criminal, you know). It lasted until June 2008 (same issue).
The Asus Crosshair is a piece of ****. A motherboard so expensive should last a whole life.
 
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