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By freebird092000 ·
I just purchased a bare bones system thru Fry's which included a Pentinum III 1GHz processor. I was unable to get even as far as having the monitor to come on. Well I found that as soon as I put the processor chip in, the power supply began acting exactly like I've seen before when there was
a short in the motherboard or a component in a system. The power supply fan would spin for about 1-2 seconds and stop. When I remove the processor chip it spins forever.
Have you heard of any such problems with the Pentinum III? I realize it may not be the actual culprit and I'm proceding to troubleshoot further with the motherboard.
Thanks for your time.

Rich

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by dmiles In reply to Pentinum III known proble ...

Check TechRepublic previous question postings with similar problems which I think is not the Pentium III,but the components that make up the system which comes from different manufacturers.
1)Check all your connections to hard drive ,floppy,etc.
2)Make sure memory is seated correctly
3)Check the cards to make sure they are seated in slots properly.

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by danpiers In reply to Pentinum III known proble ...

I run a computer repair facility and have found that you can get a Pentium III (or other processor) bad out of the box. Of course, you are correct in assuming that there might be a problem with the moterboard. I've seen motherboard lemons, too! The easiest way to find the culprit is to try a different processor on your motherboard (or try your processor on another motherboard.) Of course, that assumes you have the parts on hand. (If you did, you probably wouldn't pose this question.)
I will assume that you have disconnected everything from the motherboard except for the processor and memory. To see the power supply kick in, you don't need any expansion cards (including the video adapter) installed. Remove all other power connectorsfrom the power supply (except the one to the motherboard.) Another thing is to make sure that the connections to the front panel (power switch, LEDs, reset switch, and even the speaker ar all DISCONNECTED. Use a small screwdriver to simulate the power on command. This will make sure that nothing else (other than the motherboard, processor, and power supply) can be at fault.
Look for a possible problem with the power supply voltages, then remove the processor and visually inspect the connector for flaws. At times, I have even found a loose screw lodged under the motherboard had caused a similar problem. Good luck.

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by scott In reply to Pentinum III known proble ...

I have seen alot of bad motherboards come from ( FRY'S) alot of people from the Tyler,Tx area go to Dallas and buy parts from Fry's that's 100 miles from Tyler these people invariably have to make more than one trip to get bad parts.Try the memmery and the chip in a new or different mother board but i say the mother board is bad!

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by jesselou In reply to Pentinum III known proble ...

check the power supply fan connector if it is loose.read documentation of your mobo and casing if there i any need to adjust voltage or jumpers to enable the power supply fan. inspect the hardware monitor section of your bios if there is a features like this and observe abnormal ranges it will show. if unresolve replace power supply with the same voltages that come with your mobo.

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