cold boot - reset issue with NF7-S

Discussion in 'Abit' started by Larry Gagnon, Jul 10, 2004.

  1. Larry Gagnon

    Larry Gagnon Guest

    I often have a cold boot problem, when the machine is cold, like first
    thing in the morning, or on colder days generally. Press power-on switch:
    M/B LED's light up, fans go, HD spins, but machine never gets to POST or
    BIOS. If I then hit the RESET switch everything boots fine and
    machine works great. When the ambient temperature in my computer room gets
    above 25C or recently after a shutdown I do not have the cold boot problem.

    Hardware is:

    NF7-S M/B
    XP2500 overclocked to XP3200
    Abit Siluro FX-5600DT video
    Audigy 2 sound
    Kingston HyperX PC 3500 (2x512)
    Antec SmartBlue 350 watt
    WD 120GB IDE HD

    Any idea out there as to what could be a solution?

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    Larry Gagnon, Jul 10, 2004
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  2. Larry Gagnon

    Morgan Guest

    Not sure if this will help you but my Father in Laws machine did exactly as
    yours did with very similar hardware except that his video card was a ATI
    9600pro. Eventually it was the video card that was shown to be the problem.
    By swapping it over to a cheap and old video card the problem never
    happened. The card was replaced and, up to now, it has been fine.

    I assume that you have tried re-seating the card firmly etc.... But on
    writing that we had done all the usual things so many times on his machine.
    The problem for him as well was that it didn't happen every cold boot,
    making it harder to know if you have resolved it or not.

    If yours happens every boot you could try things that would show an
    immediate result, like one stick of memory only, reduce your O/C back to
    std, try the memory in another slot etc etc etc.

    Good luck


    hard drive a problem...?
    Morgan, Jul 10, 2004
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