Is it the Motherboard, or the processor?


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Longfangs

I recently got both a Gigabyte ga-8ik1100 motherboard and a p4 2.53gh
processor, because my old AMD system crapped out. I installed them
put the peripherals in (which I'll state later), and turned it on. M
problem starts with the moniter shutting off shortly after startu
(it's not the moniter or the video card, I'm using both right now o
my dad's old comp). Along with that, the system randomly locks up
the first time just before loading XP. I thought it might've been th
OS doing it, but I switched the hd out with one that has '98 on it
and it still happens. Any and all help is appreciated, no matter ho
obscure it might be

And now for Specs

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-8IK110

Processor: Intel Pentium 4 2.53 Gh

PSU: Powork 600 watt psu (this works, I've tested it.

Video card: nVidia Geforce fx 5200 128m

RAM: 3 chips, 2 256mb and 1 512mb (on a side note, is it possible t
have DDR SDRAM, or is it the same thing, or what? I look at Sandr
and it says one thing, and look at my system info and it say
another. wtf?

Hard drives: 10gb Quantom Fireball (this has my OS on it.
80gb Western Digita

CD: Yamaha 24x10x40 cd r/w driv

I think that's all of it. If any other information is needed, jus
ask
 
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Mxsmanic

Longfangs said:
I recently got both a Gigabyte ga-8ik1100 motherboard and a p4 2.53ghz
processor, because my old AMD system crapped out. I installed them,
put the peripherals in (which I'll state later), and turned it on. My
problem starts with the moniter shutting off shortly after startup
(it's not the moniter or the video card, I'm using both right now on
my dad's old comp). Along with that, the system randomly locks up;
the first time just before loading XP. I thought it might've been the
OS doing it, but I switched the hd out with one that has '98 on it,
and it still happens. Any and all help is appreciated, no matter how
obscure it might be.

And now for Specs!

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-8IK1100

Processor: Intel Pentium 4 2.53 Ghz

PSU: Powork 600 watt psu (this works, I've tested it.)

Video card: nVidia Geforce fx 5200 128mb

RAM: 3 chips, 2 256mb and 1 512mb (on a side note, is it possible to
have DDR SDRAM, or is it the same thing, or what? I look at Sandra
and it says one thing, and look at my system info and it says
another. wtf?)

Hard drives: 10gb Quantom Fireball (this has my OS on it.)
80gb Western Digital

CD: Yamaha 24x10x40 cd r/w drive

I think that's all of it. If any other information is needed, just
ask.
Put a fan next to the open cabinet and see if the problem goes away;
if so, the machine is overheating. And check all existing fans to
make sure they are turning while the system is running (especially the
CPU fan).
 
M

Mike T.

Longfangs said:
I recently got both a Gigabyte ga-8ik1100 motherboard and a p4 2.53ghz
processor, because my old AMD system crapped out. I installed them,
put the peripherals in (which I'll state later), and turned it on. My
problem starts with the moniter shutting off shortly after startup
(it's not the moniter or the video card, I'm using both right now on
my dad's old comp). Along with that, the system randomly locks up;
the first time just before loading XP. I thought it might've been the
OS doing it, but I switched the hd out with one that has '98 on it,
and it still happens. Any and all help is appreciated, no matter how
obscure it might be.

And now for Specs!

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-8IK1100

Processor: Intel Pentium 4 2.53 Ghz

PSU: Powork 600 watt psu (this works, I've tested it.)
Apparently not. I'd be shocked if replacing the Powork 600 with a Seasonic
380 or an Enermax Liberty doesn't solve ALL of your problems. You've got
classic symptoms of a power supply that is failing, or just too weak. That
leads me to believe that however you've tested the power supply, you have
wrongfully concluded that it is good. If it works on another system, that
doesn't mean that it's good. It just means that the other system is more
forgiving of a BAD power supply. -Dave
 
L

Larry

Had one of these boards and had the capitors next to agp board go bad

Larry
 
D

dawg

A powork 600 doesn't put out 600W and it's not a reliable PS. I'd change it
out. You'd be better off with a name brand 350W for that PC.
 
L

Longfangs

I'v tried both a 250 and 300 watt psu, with only the 10gb hd, 1 stic
of ram, the video card, and the comp still randomly locks up
 
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Chris Hill

I'v tried both a 250 and 300 watt psu, with only the 10gb hd, 1 stick
of ram, the video card, and the comp still randomly locks up.
Since you've deleted all the context I can only reply with: if that is
a modern cpu, get a real power supply, try 350w of a good brand such
as Enermax or Antec.
 

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