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I posted this in the cooling forum and only got one reply. Hopefully reposting it in the power supply area will make a difference. "So I have an Abit kt7a mobo, athlon tbird 1.3GHz, 2 sticks of of 256 megs sdram (512), an 8x burner, bla bla, yeah so I need to do a system upgrade, but I am in college and can't afford it yet. My question is that I have a Thermal take volcano heatsink/fan and if I have that on the system will not boot, it just turns on then off. For some reason the Tt puts pressure on the mobo and effects it a lot apparently. That strikes me as odd, so I figured I would post that, along with that I would also like to ask about copying media off a cd on to the hard drive. When I goto the cd containing MP3s and copy them to a folder the system will just reboot. No errors, no messages, no nothing it just resets. My first thoughts were that it could be running to hot and it was reseting to protect itself which is why I installed the new heat sink. I would appreciate any input on this situation. Thanks." http://forumz.tomshardware.com/hardware/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&p=680798#680798 -> the original post/reply. AHH PLEASE HELP! lol.


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yeah, I think its the PSU as that one person who replied said. But make sure you installed the heat sink correctly, since you have an Abit you can check the temputures from the bios, if the temp of the cpu seems normal, then u prob installed the heatsink correctly. I don't see how the TT fan would put that much stress on the mobo, they're big, but from what I know it takes quite a bit of pressure to stress or bend the mobo. So if u think it is the problem, try puttin in some other heatsink/fan that is a bit smaller. If that still doesn't work, then yeah, the Power supply would seem to be the problem.
 

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I installed the heatsink correctly, the Tt snaps on and makes a lot stronger connection. The stock heatsink/fan snaps on and seems to put less physical stress on the mobo but the temp soars under load, it travels from 32c to 50c. The system seems to just reboot when I try to burn a cd or copy files from the cd drive. I have an old atx 350w laying around I will switch in later to see if that makes a difference but I am still stumped as far as why the Tt would make the system not boot. I have tried running with out plugging the fan in with plugging it in but no matter what if the Tt is on the system will power on, not post then power off immediatley.

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Have you tried connecting the fan to a molex connector instead of straight to your motherboard? The motherboard connector might not be designed to handle the power requirements of that fan.

I doubt its a heat problem.

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The fan has an adapter to be powered like everything else off the PSU. The fan or power isn't what does it, it's the actual physical part of attatching the Tt to the mobo, for some reason it messes it up.

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Ok, so I flashed the bios, updated it, and now the system can burn cd's and copy music again (for what ever reason it decided to just not). Although the heat sink is still up in the air, when I have the Thermal take on, it just powers on, doesn't post, then powers off. hmmph

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Sorry, I have never used the Tt fans. If it is recieving power directly from the PSU then why does it have to be connected to the motherboard?

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512Mb PC4000
2x120Gb 7200.7 in RAID0
Waterchill KT12-L30
Abit AI7
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