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By europanorama ·
i made a new pc with socket7 plus board va-501
1.2 gb-conner cfs1275. win98se is completely new and stable. but pc powers down and reboots unwanted. i have set off all power-options.urgent help needed.
BTW: i just changed position of videocard)nowat first after isa(3), or last/forth if counted from left. i have 1 isa-sound at second from left. i removed networkcard(for cable modem)-realtek 8029as. i will now wait 15 min. and remount if pc is ok. we will see.

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by CG IT In reply to unwanted powerdown & rebo ...

FIC VA-501 mainboard socket 7. AT style motherboard. AMD K5 133, Cyrix 6X86 200 and Intel Pentium P55C 233 compatible [highest rated cpu's without board modifications]. Boy that's an old one. Isn't even listed as an active motherboard on the FIC site . I doubt it meets Windows 98 minimum requirements including minimum memory which is probably why it shuts off.

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by europanorama In reply to unwanted powerdown & rebo ...

i have a p166, 128 mb ram(no sdram). network-pci-card is now at first slot. i installed internet. customer tried using usb-card! and network-card. he is not expert. thats why it crashed. maybe there is more than this. i changed the board because it could not recognize cd-rom. a working 2x-isa-card-cd-rom was exchanged by a 24x. i asked the question already. probably bus-driver needed, noide deleting in registry(i did not do it yet on the older socket 7-board.

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by TheChas In reply to unwanted powerdown & rebo ...

Hi Michael,

I use the following pattern for loading cards into motherboards.

The video card ALWAYS goes into the first PCI slot.
This is the slot at the top of a tower case, or at the far left when looking at the back of a desktop case.

IfI have the room, I leave the next slot open.

I try to avoid using either of the side by side PCI / ISA slots. Many times, their are conflicts when you use these slots.
Also, on many motherboards, you cannot use both slots at the same time.

If I am using an ISA sound card, I install it in the last ISA slot.
The slot closest to the edge of the motherboard.

I also try to leave an empty slot on both sides of a modem.
(This is to reduce the risk of damage when the phone line gets a lightning strike)

Chas

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by europanorama In reply to unwanted powerdown & rebo ...

same procedure if i use a network-card(cablemodem) instead of phone-modem? sorry to reject-i need points.

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by Bapster In reply to unwanted powerdown & rebo ...

Sounds like you may also have a grounding problem. If the board is not grounded properly (by using the wrong mounting screws) or if the board components are making contact with the metal on the case, this can cause intermittant re-booting/shutting down issues. Double check this.

Good Luck.

Bapster

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by europanorama In reply to unwanted powerdown & rebo ...

board was outside the case on the table with no metallic contact. problem is solved.

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