new pc disaster!
I tried to update my old pIII pc -
so I decided to buy new mobo, cpu and memory !
after struggling 3 weeks with defective parts, finally I have a conifguration that works - or this is what I first thought -
when I boot up the system error message appears:
bios checksum error - defaults loaded -
struggling with this 2 days, I managed to remove it by (reviewing some forums) increasing the memory voltage to 2.7 v (if not do that then the error becomes cpu unworkable or changed)
now the systme tris to boot but it crashes (just after the "windows is starting" message) and the "blue" screen stays for only 1'', so I cannot read the error message - after that it restarts (no error message this time).
I already tried to update the bios, change the cmos battery, used other memory, changed the psu - nothing!!! the same problem!
I think it might be the old video card I have; if I boot form the windows xp cd would it help?
any help is really welcome - if I keep like that with the update I will end up not only with pc, but without woman too!
AMD Athlon 2700+
Corsair 512 MB 3700
Maxtor 20G (sustem HD)