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more help desparaely needed!! :(

by cjfelstein / October 29, 2005 1:50 PM PDT

ok, so I was all excited and put in the new mobo and cpu. Well, I got an error that said that CPU had changed. I went into cmos setup. everything looked ok. Right now as far as I can get is the screen in Winxp setup that wants to know what I want to do. It loads all the files, says starting Windows, then I see the next screen for a split second and then it craps out. I have to reset the cmos jumper before it will start again. I am using Chaintecch 7NJL6 with Sempron 2800. If I can get into setup, should I load the failsafe defaults? Any other settings I should make? Any and all help REALLY appreciated.

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You have to set the proper frequency of the FSB and then...
by martylk2 / October 29, 2005 2:20 PM PDT


Go into the BIOS and set the CPU FSB frequency to half of what it is spec'd. If the FSB is 400Mh set to 200Mh. It it is 533, set to 266 and so on. Then save the BIOS upon exit.

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Didn't work
by cjfelstein / October 30, 2005 12:59 AM PDT

I am using an AMD Sempron 2800+ Socket A with a Chaintech 7NJL6 motherboard. According to AMD's Website, all are 333 FSB. I set my bios to 166, but it still craps out when the text-based Windows install gets to "Starting Windows" at the bottom. I was able to press "enter" at the what do you want to do screen, but it crapped out just as I glimpsed the "F8 I agree" screen. The computer won't come on until I reseat the ram and reset the cmos jumper. I am about at my wit's end. (and, of course, it is difficult to reach the jumper pin to reset cmos and the back of my hand is bearing the brunt...)

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Your system need to be re-activated..
by jackintucson / October 30, 2005 1:26 AM PDT
In reply to: Didn't work

When you added the mobo, Windows saw that you changed your hardware profile. You'll have to contact Microsoft to get permissions for the OS. This makes sure the OS is a valid copy.

and life goes on...


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by cjfelstein / October 30, 2005 1:34 AM PDT

I have a new copy of WinXP Pro, but it won't let me get far enough to even put in the key code. This last time, I didn't even got to the screen that says "press enter to install Windows XP", let alone the F8 I agree page. I am ready to rip the mobo and cpu out and just forget about the little extra speed and go back to my Athlon Xp 2000+ processor and M7MIF mobo.

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