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    Exclamation Motherboard Problem!!!

    Hey i guys, i have a problem with my motherboard.


    I have a Freetech p6f135 mobo with 512 ram and a pentium 3 intel processor.


    When i first power up the motherboard, it runs but it doesn't send a signal to my monitor.
    So... I resart it and then my monitor gets a signal but the motherboard shuts off after about 1 second of loading.

    It just does that. no signal: Signal then dies: and i can never get it to load.

    I have tried 3 different powersupplys with no luck. And i have also tried different ram (the 512 it came with and a 256). with the same results.

    I hook up the powersupply and ram and monitor. i have also tried it with a hd attach.

    Can someone plz help me.

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    never mind guys i figured out the problem myself.

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    What was wrong

    So what was wrong?

    Where did you get your MoBo?

    Was it from a malltech on eBay?

    I just purchased 2 of them from the seller and they both have issues. *sigh*.

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    Yes what issues are you having? Mine works now, i just installed windows, the only thing i havent tried yet is the sound. But everything else is great.

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    Issues with MoBo

    Board 1.
    Would not post when memory was set to 133MHZ.
    Took me a while to figure it out. Worked when memory was forced to 100MHZ. it's not a memory or CPU issue. (as I've swapped both). it's a board issue. Also the sound chip was NOT DETECTED.

    Board 2.
    Posted, Ran fast and stable until I began using the USB ports. When I did a hot plug the board would loose power and become unstable.
    The sound chip was detected but I could not get sound out of the board no matter what I did. I tried Linux, Windows and even downloaded the drivers and installed them too. Nada.. keep in mind the OS's believed the sound chip was there and acted fine. I could'nt even get cdaudio out of it (with either os). Therefore I suggest you test it all out very well.

    The seller did allow me to send them back for a refund.

    Frankly if only 1 had trouble I would have kept the other.

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    Mine runs at 133mhz and it registers the sound card also, i havent tried the usb ports though, i will give them a try, as for the sound card/chip, hopefully it works. I installed windows and plugged a speaker into both ports and no sound. If theres no sound it wouldn't be a huge problem, because i plan to get an external soundcard anyway. What did you plug into the usb ports to test them?

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    USB Port problem

    I hot plugged a couple of things and it seemed as if there was a huge drain of power. The motherboard's power would dive. Sometimes it would come back and other times it would not.

    I tried with the following.

    1. A USB Key with a compact flash slot.
    2. An external floppy that also has a 8in1 card reader.
    3. A regular USB floppy.
    4. USB powered analog speakers.

    With each one, when I hot plugged it, the motherboards power dived. If I booted with them it was OK.

    The external floppy & 8in1 card reader combo would not work at all.

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    BTW, Sound card's output is line out.

    Quote Originally Posted by 95m3hotness
    I installed windows and plugged a speaker into both ports and no sound.
    It's a line out, therefore you would need amplified speakers.

    Considering I wanted to use the USB powered 'analog' speakers with the motherboard's sound chip, an outboard sound card was not an option for me. There are only a few USB ports on the board and I did not want to have the outboard sound card.

    I'll probably end up going with an ITX P4 or P4-M.
    My use was not specifically for a car, it's a tiny computer for a specialized network monitor environment.
    I happened to stumble onto this place when doing research on ITX machines and this motherboard model.

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    so the line out cannot just be hooked up to a speaker or even headphones? Cause i tried both and i got no sound. i hooked up my soundcard from my desktop computer into the pci slot and it works perfectly.

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    Sometimes you hear some sound.. Sometimes you don't...

    Quote Originally Posted by 95m3hotness
    so the line out cannot just be hooked up to a speaker or even headphones?
    Depends on the card itself, Sometimes the output is not loud enough to drive speakers. Sometimes it can do speakers or just headphones.

    On my Mobo, I did not get output with headphones (amplified or not), nor amplified speakers.

    Quote Originally Posted by 95m3hotness
    Cause i tried both and i got no sound. i hooked up my soundcard from my desktop computer into the pci slot and it works perfectly.
    This was my finding also.

    I even installed the Freetech sound drivers.
    Although it looks like a commwell board too.
    I may try and get the commwell drivers and see what happens.

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