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By maynard6900 ·
I have a pc that I built. It has an AMD 2000+ Athlon, and ECS mainboard. Whenever I turn the power off for more than a few minutes, I have trouble restarting the computer. I turn the power on, all of the fans come on, but it doesn't do anything else unless I turn it off and on a few times. Sometimes it's very difficult to get it restarted. What could possibly be wrong? Thanks in advance.

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by blackwolf9999 In reply to power on problems

ATHELON 2000XP REQ. POWER SUPPLY OF AT LEAST 350W
PREFEBLY 400 W. YOUR COMPUTER PROBABLY RUNNING 300 W POWER SUPPLY AND SHUTTING IT DOWN SIMPLY PUTS TOO MUCH PRESSURE INTO YOUR POWER SULLY. UPGRADE YOUR POWER SULLY AND YOUR PROBLEM IS SOLVED

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by TheChas In reply to power on problems

While an undersized power supply can be a problem, I would expect you have other problems than just at power-up.

I have had numerous power-up problems with Socket A motherboards.
Every time, the 'fix' has been to manually set the CPU FSB and clock multiplier in BIOS settings.

This is especially true if your motherboard uses SDRAM.

Make sure that the revision of the BIOS on your motherboard supports the Athlon (XP?) 2000 CPU.
If the CPU table in the BIOS does not list your CPU, it cannot set the clock and core voltage settings properly.

Remember, the XP series of Athlon CPUs are "performance" rated. The actual clock speed is less.

Chas

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by bohicam1 In reply to power on problems

I've had this problem before using the K7S5A motherboard by ECS. If this is your case, you will need to flash the bios. You can find the necessary files here...
http://www.ecsusa.com/downloads/k7s5a.html
Please remove any spaces in the above URL.Good luck!

Mike

ps, if this is not your board, I suggest going to the site and seeing if your board has this known issue.

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by ann_m In reply to power on problems

I need more info please when booting does your monitor light stay yellow(standby) or green there is an issue with athlon cpu's and agp and mbd bios that wil cause the system to partially boot and then lock. I have seen this many times also sometimes depending on the type of hard drive you may have to change the hard disk pre delay. also try this next time it happens turn off computer unplug the computer from the power and cycle the power switch a few times wait about a minute and then plug in and try to power back up ... let me know if that works

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by sonnguyen In reply to power on problems

I am not sure the xp 2000+ chip required 350w psu . I am using this chip with the asus A7V333 board here with only 300w psu but it works fine.

I would remove everything except essential components ie cpu, memory, graphic and hdd to see if you still have problem. infact i would even leave the hdd off the board to see it it still boot to the point when it searches for operating system.

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