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Thread: this install is kickin my ***....i really need help

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tidder
    Maybe you should exchange your Opus and get a new motherboard. That way you can pretty much rule out both as the cause.
    sure and it will also set my back over 250 dollars.

    Cause if i got a new mobo, i would get the m10000 whioch means i also need ddr ram for it.


    Im gonna try hooking up my dekstop computer to the opus. if it runs fine, then the problem is narrowed to

    -mobo
    -hard drive
    -bad windows install


    ill keep you updated

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    I would seriously disable Auto-reboot on system failure. This could very easily be an RAM issue also. What kind of Ram are you using now? PC133?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shrynn
    I would seriously disable Auto-reboot on system failure. This could very easily be an RAM issue also. What kind of Ram are you using now? PC133?
    Yes PC133. I actually just bought a new stick from newegg.com. The new stick is not the same physical size as the old stick. Ill go try taking one of them out and see if it stops.

    I think the OPUS is not the cause. I hooked back up my ITPS and it did the same thing. I monitoed the battery voltage and it jumps between 13.88 and 13.97. Eiter a split second before it reboots or right after it reboots, its too close to call, the volts jump to 14 and then back down to 13.88-13.97.

    At first i got happy thinking the 14spike was causing the mobo to reboot, but i read the OPUS manual and it says normal input is between 11 and 17 volts.

    Correct?

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    ok, tried each stick of ram by itself....made no difference.

    I went and disabled auto reboot in windows and when windows finally loaded, 10 seconds later, it rebooted still. Would this lead you to belive the problem is not coming from windows...but rather some other source?

    I mean if power was cut to the mobo for a split second, windows is gonna reboot and it wont even be able to show the mean the blue screen of death, right?


    I know i tried it, but tomrrow im gonna try again. Hooking both constant and remote power to my power line coming from my battery. Then im going to sit there and monitor the voltage. Cause when I have one line hooked to remote and one to constant, i can only monitor one at a time.

    Now correct me if im wrong guys, but the battery should never drop below the 11volt opus minimum only for a split second correct? I mean i know the battery when drained can get to under 11 but is there a way for the voltage directy from the battery to drop to below 11 for only a split second.

    AND MORE IMPORTANTLY, will the OPUS reconize and error (blinking green light) if the battery does drop below 11?

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    Well that fact that you didn't get a BSOD means to me that you aren't having a system failure.

    Just out of curiosity what is your power button set to do? Hibernate, stand-by, or reboot?

    If it is set to reboot, maybe the pins on the mother board are bent or something? Causing them to short, as if you are hitting the power button maybe?

    You said in a previous post that this happened when you hooked it up to an extension cord correct? If so then it can't be the Opus....

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    little update guys.

    I hooked up my OPUS remote and constant wires BOTH to my a 8 gauge wire coming straight from my battery and i monitored the voltage the ENTIRE time.

    It was always above 14. XP booted, got about 30seconds into XP and the system rebooted. The voltage stayed about 14 volts this entire time.

    I think this rules out the OPUS being bad. As well as I also tried my ITPS and power supply and the computer still rebooted.


    But what doesnt make sense is i was able to reinstall windows xp on the computer inside my house which took a good hour to do everything and not one reboot or anything.

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    What kind of solder did u use

    I know if you use the wrong kind of solder, The kind for radiators or jewlery it does not make good electrical contact. You may want to check your kind of solder, just a suggestion.

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    I'm pretty sure that it's something wrong with your operating system. As a computer tech I've seen quite a few of these problems before. Not saying it can't be something else, it just looks like it's the OS. I would format the HDD and reinstall XP. See if it's restarting on a virgin OS (don't install anything or connect any devices).

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    Quote Originally Posted by nappyjim
    little update guys.

    I hooked up my OPUS remote and constant wires BOTH to my a 8 gauge wire coming straight from my battery and i monitored the voltage the ENTIRE time.

    It was always above 14. XP booted, got about 30seconds into XP and the system rebooted. The voltage stayed about 14 volts this entire time.

    I think this rules out the OPUS being bad. As well as I also tried my ITPS and power supply and the computer still rebooted.
    How does that rule out your OPUS?? If anything it makes me think more that your OPUS is bad. If the voltage coming into the opus is constant, but you still have weird problems that you DO NOT have inside the house with all the same crap plugged into it EXCEPT the Opus, I would blame your Opus. It must be putting out glitchy power.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tidder
    How does that rule out your OPUS?? If anything it makes me think more that your OPUS is bad. If the voltage coming into the opus is constant, but you still have weird problems that you DO NOT have inside the house with all the same crap plugged into it EXCEPT the Opus, I would blame your Opus. It must be putting out glitchy power.
    Well not true. At first when hooked up in my house it was running fine, but lately when I been hooking it to AC power, it has been doing the same thing.

    As far as the OS being the culprit, i have tried booting with 2 different hard drives. First both had windows XP Pro on them. Then I formatted one and installed XP home only to get the same results.

    The only thing I havent been able to replace is the mobo. But that will soon change. I have a new mobo on the way.

    And Lord help me if it does the same thing. If it does, you guys should check the for sale section cause im selling EVERYTHING!

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