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Old 04-11-2004, 11:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm installing a new motherboard and processor - ASUS A7V8X-X with AMP 2500 XP. I've inserted the motherboard, connected the processor/heatsink/fan, conncted drives and PCI boards. Last I connected all of the power cables and pin connectors. When I try to start the machine everything lights up but the CPU fan doesn't start, so I switched it off immediately. Any idea why the fan wouldn't work? I tested the fan in a different machine and it works fine. I also tried a good fan in the macjine but it didn't work.

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Old 04-11-2004, 11:14 AM   #2 (permalink)
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maybe the connector in the new pc on the psu is bad.
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Old 04-11-2004, 11:23 AM   #3 (permalink)
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How many watts is the power supply?
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Old 04-11-2004, 11:34 AM   #4 (permalink)
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DC output 235W
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Old 04-11-2004, 11:40 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Thats probably the problem. You would need at least 300 watts to run a computer with an XP processor. You might want to look into a little more heafty PSU, maybe 350 or 400 watts.
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Old 04-11-2004, 11:42 AM   #6 (permalink)
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oooh.. for that type of comp you are going to want at least 300W perferably 330 or 350W. I run the same MB and more power will probably solve the issue.
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Old 04-11-2004, 11:42 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks I try that. I have another PC that has a 300W PSU. I'll try swapping. Cheers.
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Back again. I just tried swapping over to the 300W, but still got the same result. Any other suggestions?
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Old 04-11-2004, 12:01 PM   #9 (permalink)
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more power? what kinda fan? u might wanna up it to a 400 watt
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Old 04-11-2004, 12:04 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I'm using a Sumvison SV2.6+
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