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

Tom Lichti redpepperracing at gmail.com
Sat Jun 6 16:30:49 UTC 2009

On Sat, Jun 6, 2009 at 12:19 PM, Brian Wood<beww at beww.org> wrote:
> 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.

This is the IONITX-C that comes with the 19VDC power brick so it's not
easy to swap out. I do have a laptop supply that I think will work, I
will try that.


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