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#1 Laeth

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Posted 29 January 2007 - 08:33 PM

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:

MB:
Biostar K8M800 Micro AM2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16813138038

CPU:
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?...N82E16819103732

Memory:
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

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#2 arcman

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Posted 29 January 2007 - 08:40 PM

Try resetting the CMOS, either through the jumper or pulling the battery. You can usually press [tab] to bypass the motherboard's splash screen, but that can vary based on the mobo manufacturer.
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#3 Laeth

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Posted 29 January 2007 - 08:54 PM

Thanks for the reply, unfortunately I tried both to no avail.

edit: Correction, Tab does bypass the splash screen, now to find the reason for the freeze...

Edited by Laeth, 29 January 2007 - 10:22 PM.


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Posted 30 January 2007 - 06:34 AM

When it comes to CPU support I would trust the manufacturers site above that of Newegg.
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