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#1 Mortiffer

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Posted 21 February 2007 - 06:53 PM

My friend wants to upgrade his comp but does not have enough money for a new cpu so we though we could just use his old DELL P4.
We hook everything up new mainboard new graphics card .... It boots BUT after about 5 seconds it shuts off (the start up screen does show for about 1 second)

So any ideas ?


o yeah we tried the ram and graphics card out they are fine but i cant test the p4 because I'm a all AMD guy

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#2 TheTerrorist_75

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Posted 21 February 2007 - 07:09 PM

Did you clean the thermal paste off of the processor and heatsink then reapply it properly? Did you set the Bios or jumpers correctly to recognize the processor? Did you read the motherboard manual on how to set it up?
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Posted 22 February 2007 - 08:07 AM

Yup Yup Yup

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Posted 22 February 2007 - 01:34 PM

Was XP installed on the hard drive when you hooked it up? If so yu will need to do a repair or fresh install due to the conflict of the old install not recognizing the new hardware.
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