#1325 by Griffinok
Mon Apr 22, 2002 10:21 pm
I've got an ABIT KA7 with an Athlon 850 Slot A. It was my old gaming machine converted into a server. Its been running for 2 years fine. A week ago it started to do some wierd things.

The first thing I noticed was that it would randomly reboot my machine. It would be running Win 2000 server and then reboot itself.

A couple of days ago, the CMOS Checksum error appeared, and would stop after reporting the memory and HD info. It would pause like that for 1-10 secs, then reboot. After the reboot, I get nothing at all. I've unhooked all components except for Mobo, CPU, memory, video, and floppy. I've tried switching memory, replacing the CMOS battery. Everything results in the same outcome.

I'm now down to trying to figure out whats left that could be causing the problem? CPU dying? Mobo dying? or CMOS/BIOS is junk now? The components are so old now, I'm going to have a hell of a time finding a replacement part. But thats another problem I'll deal with later. How can I pinpoint now what is going on? I don't have a similar board or slot A CPU lying around that I can test to further figure out the problem.

Anyone have any ideas?