Abit KA7-100 & Epox 8KTA3 + V3 3000 power problems
Looking for people with similar setups. Having strange power problems - does this apply to you also or is it just me.
Setup one - Abit Ka7-100 with a 700 Athlon. When it was first built, it was hooked to a surge protector that I turned off each time I shut down the computer. Had intermittent booting problems. The computer would act like it was trying to boot but just wouldn't do it. I discovered that if I pulled the video card and reinstalled it that it would boot right up. I finally discovered that if I never turned the power strip off it would always boot. It has a Voodoo3 3000 AGP card. Doesn't make sense but it hasn't failed to boot for several months now when it used to be an almost daily occurance.
Setup two - Epox 8KTA3 with a 800 Duron. Always been fine. Haven't tried shutting off the power strip to see if it has the same effect but this guy has a little different problem. If the power goes out - whether he is on or off - he will not boot until I pull the video card and put it back in. I have tried turning the power supply itself off and on again, waiting a full day before trying again, etc. Nothing works - but once I pull that video card he will fire right up. He has a Voodoo3 3000 PCI card. Strangely enough, the Athlon above has no problem with power outages. He will boot right up after an outage.
The cases for both computers are a relatively obscure case from A-Top - the AT900 with a 300W power supply. I don't really suspect the case because pulling the video card is the only way to get it to boot. Anyhow - does this sound familiar to anyone else?
That sounds exactly like my kt7 raid, would pull my video out.. voodoo 5500 pci. but the agp one i put in was the same.. I dont think i noticed the power strip,, but mine is going again too "Any else have problems with an A-Bit KT7A Raid mobo" I just explained it there..... bizarre.....
kt7 raid, DURON 750 chip, started with Voodoo 5500 card. Antec case tall mid tower with 300 watt pwr supply
[This message has been edited by surrealchereal (edited 04-28-2001).]
Up you go for the weekend.
Hmm, you still fighting this?
As you know, PnT, I have similar setups, with the exception of video cards. I've never had this problem with my Geforce/Athlon/KA7 nor my Radeon/Duron/Epox.
The Athlon is on a powerstrip and it is flipped and the CPU powered on as quickly as I can hit the button.
The Duron is on a UPS so there is no power on/off delay or lost power. It has never failed to power on unless I've tried to get it to boot at 1066 with no voltage tweaks.
I have a Voodoo 3 3000 AGP and may try it to see what happens but I've never had any trouble getting the Epox SS7 with the Voodoo to boot after power failure.
Do you get an error code on the Epox/Duron board or does completely do nothing, no fans or anything?
Yea - still fighting it.
I haven't really had power problems with the Athlon since it went on a power strip that stays on all the time. Even after a power outage.
The Duron is on a power strip that stays on all the time but it will not boot after a power failure without pulling the Voodoo3. Actually, it did it this afternoon. Had to hit reset to get it to boot.
Likewise, I never had the problem with the Epox and the K62. I did get an error code. Thought great, now I just look it up and I'll know exactly what the problem is. The particular code I was getting was, and I quote, "reserved".
Maybe I need to run a separate 20A circuit into this room to make sure I'm getting enough power. Or maybe I need to break down and get a GeForce!
20Amp? Why so small? That 2 ton air handler will need a bit more than that if you ever expect to hit the 2ghz mark.
BTW, I heard they are getting rid of some old 220V UPS's from closed plants. Need 4500 unit? Really, that should solve all of your power outage problems. Joe says they'll go cheap!
When getting strange things like this I would check the electrical wiring in the house. Get one of those inexpensive electric socket testers with the 3 lights on it and plug it into the socket you have your system plugged up to. Chances are very good that you may have an open ground or reverse polarity. Computer power supplies and MB are pretty sensitive that type of thing and can react in different ways.
Power on failure happened to me once with the new GF2Pro in the old KA7-100 board. I didn't think about it again until I saw this again. The funny thing was it only did it once and I was just about ready to put the 8KHA in anyway.
[This message has been edited by knucklebusted (edited 08-01-2001).]
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