Hey guys, heard good things about this site and I happen to have a problem I can't figure out.
I am building a new computer with the following key pieces:
Biostar K8M800 Micro AM2 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16813138038
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?...N82E16819103732
2 x 512MB DDR2 533 http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?...N82E16820141225
When I power up, I get a single short beep, followed by a graphical screen with "Biostar" and "Press [Del] to Enter Setup". I can also hear the CD-ROM spinning up(with an XP install disc inside), but no amount Del pressing or anything else will get a response. The keyboard works, is connected via PS2, and flashes it's lights when the power comes on.
Also curious, the MB manufacturer's webpage: http://www.biostar.com.tw/products/mainboa...0%20Micro%20AM2
says it only supports Sempron CPUs despite reviews(and product description) on NewEgg saying it works with Athlon 64s.
Am I missing something or am I stuck with defective or incompatible hardware?
thanks in advance