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Thread: Another M2 ATX problem please help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by heddan View Post
    What mobo and CPU do you use?
    I have one mobo with a pentium M CPU there I had similair problem. My M2-ATX started but never get to the post messages. When I tried it with a normal ATX Power it worked without any problem.
    My mobo was withouth the P4-ATX power connector. When I connected a small amplifier Sony XM2020 on the P4-ATX power connector on the M2-ATX it started to boot. So the reason for my problem was my mobo and CPU didn't consume enough 12V power.

    I don't know what CPU you use, but if you have a low power CPU it might can be something similair for you?
    This is true. the CPU that you are using alone consumes 65W. Add in your HDD, and RAM, and your looking at probbaly just over 100W (depending on HDD and RAM of course)

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    Quote Originally Posted by houndazs View Post
    This is true. the CPU that you are using alone consumes 65W. Add in your HDD, and RAM, and your looking at probbaly just over 100W (depending on HDD and RAM of course)

    What kind of computer and components are you taking about here? A normal calculation for a 2.5" HDD is around 5 W (1A on th 5V rail). What CPU is consuming 65W?


    http://www.mini-box.com/site/mb/Power_MB.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by zoned019 View Post
    (I am running an Intel E5200 and 1GB of RAM, the M2 should be able to power this)
    Here are the specs...http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=37212

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    Quote Originally Posted by SNOtwistR View Post
    It really sounds like your drawing too much power
    +1

    It will help to know ALL the hardware, not just CPU, RAM & motherboard.
    What CPU cooler?
    Case fans?
    Optical drive? Slim or full sized?
    Hard drive model? 2.5" or 3.5"?
    USB devices, including USB hubs?

    The fact that the PC powers up when using an ATX PSU indicates to me that you're drawing too much for the M2 to handle.
    The M2 may be able to handle the power draw of your CPU just fine, but there is more to your PC than just the CPU.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    The M2 does this with just the CPU, RAM, and CPU fan connected.

    I see a lot of people with M2 problems.. is there another/better power supply around the same price range with shutdown control?

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