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    sproggy 2.6 problem

    I'm having a problem with getting my computer to boot when using the Sproggy 2.6 psu. The fans and HD power up just fine, but the computer doesn't POST and nothing comes up on the screen when I have a monitor attached. When I take the computer inside and hook up a regular ATX PSU, the computer POSTs and boots fine. I set the BIOS on the computer to boot on power loss, so I just attach the ATX power connector, turn on the ATX psu, and it boots.

    When I checked voltage levels on the Sproggy, here's what I got:
    Code:
    nominal           actual
    12V               11.76V
     5V                5.12V
     3.3V              3.38V
    All the hardware listed below is installed with the exception of the ATX Shutdown Controller and the LCD. Any ideas on where/what the problem is?

    Thanks!
    James
    overall status software: ~40% completed, hardware: ~80% completed
    computer 10GB laptop drive, 192MB RAM, Intel MU440EX Motherboard, Celeron 300, 10/100 NIC, Windows 98SE, FM brodcaster from Radio Shack (12-2051A), 1U 200w ATX power supply, Sproggy 2.6 PSU, ATX Shutdown Controller, Crystalfontz 2x20 LCD (CFAH2002A-YMI-JPV), plexiglass case
    car 1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS. 4 cylinder, 2.0 Liter, DOHC

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    Yes i think i mite know....
    try this i dont know if your are already trying this but give it a go...
    start your ignition then attach the power to the unit then see if it boots if not rev a little and then re attach the power , sometimes the battery is just not supplying enoughtpower for the Hardrives to boot up hence the unit will not post... try it out let me know

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    I already tried that. Another thing I tried was not having the HD connected at all (IDE or power cables). In the house, it posts but then says "no OS found". In the car, it doesn't post or put any message on the screen.

    Thanks for responding , just need to get other ideas to try on this.

    James
    overall status software: ~40% completed, hardware: ~80% completed
    computer 10GB laptop drive, 192MB RAM, Intel MU440EX Motherboard, Celeron 300, 10/100 NIC, Windows 98SE, FM brodcaster from Radio Shack (12-2051A), 1U 200w ATX power supply, Sproggy 2.6 PSU, ATX Shutdown Controller, Crystalfontz 2x20 LCD (CFAH2002A-YMI-JPV), plexiglass case
    car 1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS. 4 cylinder, 2.0 Liter, DOHC

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    Your problem may be that you don't have enough power to run the processor. Try to lower the operating frequency to the minimum and try to run. if it runs, then up the frequency until it stops running.
    You may need to build another power supply to give more juice to the thing.

    Personnally, I have 2 mk6, one half populated. Gives me 10 amps of 5V on one and 10 amps of 3.3V on the other.

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