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problem after overclocking

by blueman96 / November 16, 2008 10:27 AM PST

hi, my family recently got a new desktop pc. i was given the old pc, here are the specs.
1024 mbs of ram
1.73 ghz pentim 4 prossesor
80 gb of hd
and so forth cause that isn't the point. i realized i could overclock it, so i did. i overclocked it to 1.87 ghz, then i tried to go further. and the computer stoped working. when i turned it on i just got a black screen. so i checked the cables and tried it again. same. so i tried to reset the cmos chip. and after that, still same. what should i do? did i break the computer, or can i fix it?

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What spare parts do you have?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 16, 2008 10:29 AM PST

That's an old machine so all bets are off what busted. Type THE DEAD PC at to find the usual ideas on a dead PC but tell what spares you have to work with and did you replace the CMOS battery?

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first of all.
by blueman96 / November 17, 2008 4:44 AM PST

the computer. worked fine before i9 overcloked, and yes i did replace the battery. what should i do? and it is not that old. it is only a 2001.

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My hall light worked fine last week too.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 17, 2008 6:27 AM PST
In reply to: first of all.

I know what you are saying but it's broken now. So you decide whether to begin repairs with what spares you have.

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ok then.
by blueman96 / November 17, 2008 8:24 AM PST

so i take it that i have broken the cpu, unfortunately i have not extra cpus too. but... i have had a stroke of luck, someone offered me a new computer for a price, but i will not talk about that right now. or... i can spend 70 bucks replacing the possessor on a crappy computer. but i think the cpu was burning out to begin with, and this just set it off. but oh well everything happens for a reason, good or bad. bad in my case. so i will look into that new computer, and if it is an unreasonable deal, then i will look into a new cpu.

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