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Jan 4, 2001
Thanks for the previous help about the motherboard not booting up... well it's doing it again... but this time it's a different thing...

I got it to boot up before... and since I did, I decided to boot with a DOS disk and flash upgrade the BIOS... well, during the flashing process the screen gave me two choices... F1 to reboot and F10 to exit... so I chose to exit, then I hit ALT-CTRL-DEL to reboot the computer, and now it won't reboot... no video, I get FOUR long beeps and then the system shuts itself back down again... I discharged the CMOS data with the jumper, no difference... I held the INSERT key down while booting, no difference... I did the unplug trick 5 or 6 times, no luck...

Now what the hell is wrong?!? I'm getting sick of this crap! Don't tell my CMOS is corrupt or something...

In the flash program, it just sat there.... looking like it was waiting for me to hit F1 or F10... so I hit the F10 to exit...

So i'm pretty sure it flashed the entire BIOS over and did it successfully... but obviously it didn't...

Now what do I do!?

Oh crap! I found out what happened!!! The latest BIOS for the KT7-RAID says that you must have a FAN that is connected to the #1 FAN header on the motherboard or the computer won't boot up!! ARRRGHHH... My GlobalWin FOP38 has a 3-pin connector for the motherboard, but will the motherboard detect RPM speed of the fan?

The latest BIOS says that if the motherboard detects that the fan is running under 200 rpms or isn't connected to the #1 fan header, the computer will shut down...

Does the GlobalWin FOP38 fan have RPM info sending capabilities?!?

Yes it will, but you have a new quandry, the FOP38 bears the massive Delta 38CFM 7200 RPM fan, it tends to burn out fan headers on motherboards...if you splice the wires so that only the tach signal is connected you'll be ok, but i dont recomend just plugging it in...the A7V is the only board ive seen with the massive 4.2 watt output required for the beast...(I got crazy and tried it, seems to work ok, its been going for about 10 hours off and on without burning up anything)...if you have a 3 way splitter you can wire the power leads for the delta to you can leave just the tach wire connected to the 3 pin connector and plug it into the MB, or you could probably get away with plugging it in just long enough to get a POST and reflash the board...also you could get a case fan or something with a tach lead and plug it in instead...its a safety measure to protect your CPU <AMDs will fry in seconds without a working HSF>
There's an easy way to tell - if the fan has three wires coming from it, it has an rpm monitor - that's what the third wire is for. If there are only two, there is no monitoring capability.

According to my A7V manual (can't find the info in my KT7 manual), one long beep followed by three short ones indicates no video card, or bad video memory - unlikely in this case. The next closest match is an endless loop of long beeps, indicating no dram installed or detected. Does the computer post at all this time?
No, the computer doesn't post at all.. according to the latest BIOS that I had installed on the motherboard says that the computer WILL NOT boot up if no fan is detected or fan is running below 200 rpms on FAN header number one. I don't have anything hooked up to Fan header one, so I know this is most likely the problem... even though the bios instructions don't talk about any beeps happening during the process, only that the machine will shut down after 10 seconds... which sounds about right when powering the machine up..