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  1. #31


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    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    That would be BIOS controlled or a setting? Yes? Did you update the BIOS?
    Definitely a bug with the bios, but none of the updates ever resolved it and now, since the board is older, there haven't been any new bios updates since about 2008.

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  2. #32


    Thanks! I found someone selling the same board on eBay that won't POST for $3. It has the fan, so I may buy the dead board to get the fan and whatever else I can use from it. I'm scrounging for a 775 socket heatsink/fan and some more DDR2 RAM. This may be a good way to build a PC for our son's friend and he'll learn quite a bit during the process.
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  3. #33


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by azasadny View Post
    Thanks! I found someone selling the same board on eBay that won't POST for $3. It has the fan, so I may buy the dead board to get the fan and whatever else I can use from it. I'm scrounging for a 775 socket heatsink/fan and some more DDR2 RAM. This may be a good way to build a PC for our son's friend and he'll learn quite a bit during the process.
    Those solutions sound good to me.
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  4. #34


    Quote Originally Posted by LittleJay View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    That would be BIOS controlled or a setting? Yes? Did you update the BIOS?
    Definitely a bug with the bios, but none of the updates ever resolved it and now, since the board is older, there haven't been any new bios updates since about 2008.
    That's strange.

    I have a minor glitch in BIOS no one's been able to explain, but a few claim to have. Every now and then when it wakes from sleep, either in my 8 or 7 side, the CPU fan roars for about 5 seconds then simmers down. No big thing, but strange. Even stranger is that it does it for a few days then not at all for awhile. It's like she has her "time of month".

    And to top it all, it never did it with Vista, which came on the machine.
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  5. #35


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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by LittleJay View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    That would be BIOS controlled or a setting? Yes? Did you update the BIOS?
    Definitely a bug with the bios, but none of the updates ever resolved it and now, since the board is older, there haven't been any new bios updates since about 2008.
    That's strange.

    I have a minor glitch in BIOS no one's been able to explain, but a few claim to have. Every now and then when it wakes from sleep, either in my 8 or 7 side, the CPU fan roars for about 5 seconds then simmers down. No big thing, but strange. Even stranger is that it does it for a few days then not at all for awhile. It's like she has her "time of month".

    And to top it all, it never did it with Vista, which came on the machine.
    I could handle the problem you have, but my CPU cooler fan won't simmer down unless I keep pulling the plug on it until it does. I guess Intel figured that most computer users never unplug their machines and so decided it wasn't worth fixing.
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  6. #36


    Sorry to read of yours. That's a shame.

    I'll sleep mine during the day when not using, but shut her down for the night. I also have a switched power surge strip that I switch off because of my printer and sound system power supplies and a phone charger. I'm frugal that way.
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  7. #37


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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 bit


    I did replace that motherboard with an Asus board and haven't had any problems since. But you are right, it is a shame to have a board that otherwise works OK sitting in a box in a closet.
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  8. #38


    Bay Area
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    Windows 7 Home Premium x64


    Did you ever try booting into safe mode 1st after having it unplugged? See if it would work normally, then boot back into windows after. Just a thought. A Guy
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  9. #39


    You could send the board to me and I could try to fix it. No charge, just pay shipping... I hooked up the EVGA motherboard with a spare Q6600 CPU and 1 GB of DDR2 RAM, but it gives an "FF" error code,. so I need to figure out what that means. The owner's manual says it is "Boot", whatever that is... I just want to get into the BIOS...
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  10. #40


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Every now and then when it wakes from sleep, either in my 8 or 7 side, the CPU fan roars for about 5 seconds then simmers down. No big thing, but strange. Even stranger is that it does it for a few days then not at all for awhile. It's like she has her "time of month".

    And to top it all, it never did it with Vista, which came on the machine.
    I got one of those machines that does this all the time and is considered normal (HP BIOS).
    What I also find weird in your case it's that it does that sometimes and didn't do it at all in Vista.
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