[mythtv-users] Myth experiences with Zotac ION + ATOM mobo

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Sat Jun 6 16:19:10 UTC 2009

On Saturday 06 June 2009 09:04:46 Tom Lichti wrote:

> I've tried everything. I just returned the RAM and got another brand,
> same problem. If I don't put any RAM in, when I turn it on I get one
> long beep, with RAM installed (1 or both slots) I don't get a beep,
> but the system just comes on for about 1 second and then shuts off.
> Nothing comes up on the display (tried both VGA and DVI) and there are
> no beeps.
> The only thing that I can think might be an issue is that I don't have
> the case yet, it is on back order, could that be the problem, that
> it's not mounted? I can't see why it would make a difference?

Unless they are depending on the chassis to complete some ground paths, but 
that's extremely unlikely, and if it did turn out to be true I'd never buy 
from a vendor who did that.

My usual advice would be to make sure the DIMMs are properly seated, but I 
think you know enough to do that.

Could it be an issue with single-sided vs. double-sided RAM? It would surprise 
me if a board made so recently couldn't handle either. In any case, the usual 
problem if that's the case would be only seeing half of the RAM.

I wonder if you have a power supply issue. The added load of the RAM might be 
causing the PS to crowbar or otherwise shut down.Coming up for a second and 
then shutting down is often a PSU issue.

beww at beww.org

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