Any suggestions, please? -UPDATE - BUT NO JOY -- RESOLVED....WELL SORT OF......

Ric Moore wayward4now at
Sun Oct 17 06:55:07 UTC 2010

On Sun, 2010-10-17 at 16:49 +1100, Basil Chupin wrote:
> On 17/10/2010 16:00, Basil Chupin wrote:
> > On 19/09/2010 03:56, Ric Moore wrote:
> >    
> >> On Sat, 2010-09-18 at 08:14 -0700, Li Li wrote:
> >>
> >>      
> >>> On Sun, 2010-09-19 at 00:28 +1000, Basil Chupin wrote:
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>        
> >>>> I bought a pre-loved ASUS A7N8X Deluxe mobo and, using the existing PSU
> >>>> (which many people, including myself, thought was the culprit) and all
> >>>> the other bits, the ASUS boots.
> >>>>
> >>>> This is the good part.
> >>>>
> >>>> The bad part is that I cannot get the whole sheebang to actually work
> >>>> properly.
> >>>>
> >>>> The CPU I have, Athlon XP 3200+ which should be showing as pounding away
> >>>> at 2200MHz is showing up as a 1100MHz CPU
> >>>>
> >>>>          
> >> I have the same problem. I'd love to hear of a resolution. But, mine
> >> will boot from a CD, as I do have my CD set as the first in line to boot
> >> from. Have you checked that?? Ric
> >>
> >>      
> >
> > Cannot help out at this point (nor at any point I think :-( ) because
> > that ASUS mobo seems to have given up the ghost - or if it hasn't I am
> > not wasting any more time on it. I've been at this for some 4 weeks now
> > and I *think* I have found the problem which started all this fooling
> > around. See another post a bit later.
> >
> > BC
> >    
> When I thought about it, I concluded that I could have answered what I 
> wanted to say in the above post instead of using another one because 
> when I looked at my original post, which started this thread, and 
> subsequent ones, what I am about to state just does not compute nor seem 
> logical.
> Nevertheless, it is true......
> I've spent 4 weeks on this damn mess; I've bought a new used mobo to 
> replace the original one which I thought was "zapped" (it may be 
> afterall, dunno - just cannot face redoing everything at the moment to 
> test this....); I've changed power supplies; I've done loop de loops......
> Anyway, to cut a short answer long, (but this does not gel with my 
> opening post!) I ended up putting my slow, old, backup system into the 
> Antec case which contained by original (failed) system. I transferred it 
> yesterday with the psu, the modo, the lot...... and non of it would 
> work! The whole sheebang was DEAD!
> Spent the evening reading RED MARS, had several bottles of wine (maybe 
> more....can't recall), cried a bit on the pretzels, went to bed..... 
> Woke up in the middle of the night - and concluded that there is 
> something wrong with the *power switch* on the Antec case.
> After I got up and found the cleanest dirty shirt, I tested the switch 
> with the multimeter. No sign of life. So I sprayed the switch with CRC 
> 2-26 - and everything started to work: to whirr and spin and grind, 
> except for the video card fan[1].
> But now I have 2x 120mm and an 80mm fans spinning at full speed 'cause 
> the psu can't control them like the original (Antec 550watt) psu could - 
> it all sounds like the Red Baron is revving up for a take-off! :-) . But 
> I can get mail, I can post, I can browse.... What else is there in life?
> [1] In another thread - I think it's in the offtopic list - I mentioned 
> that I used to lubricate fans with molybdenum past. Well this one was, 
> but what I discovered is that the paste had hardened (?from heat) and 
> the fan would not spin. I had to take it apart, clean it and lubricate it.

Did a Wallaby walla-pee on it? <chuckles and snerks> Ric

My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
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