Abit IP35 Pro Intermittently won't boot up - setting in bios need changing?
Posted on 2008-09-29
I recently (2 months ago) purchased an Abit IP35 Pro motherboard from Scan.
I've been living with the problem (lazy) - but after spending most of this weekend playing with settings I wondered if anyone could suggest anything else I could try to fix my problem.
When I power the system up, quite often I don't get a picture & the fans in the system spin on full blast. I then remove the power from the PSU sometimes for 30 seconds, sometimes for a couple of minutes and then it usually powers up fine.
I believe it may be a setting to do with the memory in the bios that I need to change.
I have 2x 1024mb DDR2 800MHz Corsair CM2X1024-6400C4DHX which has the frequency 4-4-4-12.
I have the latest bios (Ver. 17) & have applied all the settings that Scan's helpful customer services team suggested. These settings being - I've set it in uguru for the RAM to receive 2.100 volts, and to run at the frequency 4-4-4-12.
As for the full spec of the system I have:
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.40GHz E6600 Processor
Abit IP35 Pro Motherboard
2x 1GB CM2X1024-6400C4DHX Corsair 800MHz 4-4-4-12 XMS2-6400
Zalman cnps9700 led Processor Fan
Nvidia 8800GTS 640MB Graphics Card
Nvidia 7200GS 256MB Graphics Card
2x Seagate 500GB hdds (ST3500630AS)
1x Western Digital 250GB hdd (WD2500AAKS-00SBA)
3x DVDRW drives (2x ATAPI DH20A, 1x TSST Corp TS-H)
Corsair HX 620W Power Supply
The processor is overclocked to 3.0Ghz, however I have tried resetting the bios to defaults & I still have the same issue.
I've also tried unplugging the optical drives & HDD's, but this hasn't helped either.
I have changed the setting in the bios which originally said the RAM was running at 667 (668 =S ?) Mhz - I believe I've now changed it to 800Mhz but this has made no difference. Based on something I read yesterday it looks like by changing this setting my system will 5% faster.
Your help would be much appreciated :)
Edit: Also worth mentioning that I have tried for a short period of time 2x 1GB 667Mhz Standard Samsung RAM which appeared to work fine. I unfortunately didn't test this for as long as I would have liked so can't definitely say that this solved the problem.