System Automatically restarts

edited January 2006 in Hardware
whenever i try to start the system it gives beep and automatically restart withing a few seconds.

after trying for lot of times i will be able to get a msg like below


" Intel recommends use of a 2x12 power connector.

multiple BIOS post attempts have failed .

Memory timings have been reset to automatic settings.

press F4 to run setup "

i'm having dual OS, XP and Linux

Note : i have taken my system to my friends room and checked their.
even a single time it has not restarted after trying several times also.

Regards :
:aol: Raghav

Comments

  • EnverexEnverex Worcester, UK
    edited January 2006
    hmm, are you using an old ATX1 PSU on an ATX2 system?
  • DonutDonut Maine
    edited January 2006
    It has or has not worked in your friends room?
  • edited January 2006
    its worked fine their.
  • edited January 2006
    i don't know about that.
    but what i can say is
    in intel pentium 4 motherboard 24 pins power connector point is their.
    but in smps 20 pins power connector is their.
    i have connected that 20 pins to the 24 pins power connector.
  • DonutDonut Maine
    edited January 2006
    Could you list your system specs, and how long you have been having this problem?
  • edited January 2006
    HI ,

    this is the specs


    Intel Pentium P4
    64 Bit Processor
    (DDR 400/333 )
    256 MB RAM
    Seagate 80gb hard disk
    samsung cd writer
    Floppy Drive
    250w SMPS
    Win XP Pro


    Now a days it is not starting at all just gives 3 or 4 beeps and nothing will happen.
    just CPU will be running .
    if i try to restart also samething happens.



    Regards
    Raghav
  • DonutDonut Maine
    edited January 2006
    raghav1981 wrote:
    after trying for lot of times i will be able to get a msg like below


    " Intel recommends use of a 2x12 power connector.

    multiple BIOS post attempts have failed ...



    Regards :
    :aol: Raghav

    Is this a pre-built machine (Compac, Dell,etc.)? Am I reading correctly your trying to use a 235w psu to power a newer machine?
    I think Enverex hit it on lthe head, your trying to use an ATX1 psu on an atx2 system.

    If you built it yourself, could you list exact what cpu, motherboard, graphics card etc. so maybe we could point you in the right dirrection.
  • edited January 2006
    You pros can correct me if i am wrong but I think 3 beeps is for a bad video card.
  • profdlpprofdlp The Holy City Of Westlake, Ohio
    edited January 2006
    You pros can correct me if i am wrong but I think 3 beeps is for a bad video card.
    It depends on the BIOS, but that is an excellent suggestion. :thumbsup:
  • DonutDonut Maine
    edited January 2006
    Good thinking, I was trying to rule out psu as I had it cause all sorts of errors.

    Prof, have you checked out these guys for beep codes?http://bioscentral.com/beepcodes/awardbeep.htm

    "Pro"? no way, school of hard knocks. Still learning as I go. (heck I'm lucky if I can navigate through Winders :D )
  • profdlpprofdlp The Holy City Of Westlake, Ohio
    edited January 2006
    Donut wrote:
    ...Prof, have you checked out these guys for beep codes?http://bioscentral.com/beepcodes/awardbeep.htm...
    Nice site! :thumbsup:
  • edited January 2006
    Donut wrote:
    Is this a pre-built machine (Compac, Dell,etc.)? Am I reading correctly your trying to use a 235w psu to power a newer machine?
    I think Enverex hit it on lthe head, your trying to use an ATX1 psu on an atx2 system.

    If you built it yourself, could you list exact what cpu, motherboard, graphics card etc. so maybe we could point you in the right dirrection.

    it is an intel p4 2.66ghz motherboard and all things are built in like sound, LAN, Video etc..
  • rykoryko new york
    edited January 2006
    try a quality 24pin psu of at least 400w...like any of these...stick to name brands. and btw, these are all atx 2.01 psus.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817104908

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817103928

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817103464
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