I have just bought an athlon xp 3200 400 fsb cpu from a dealer that is supposed to be a new oem cpu. After installation the pc wont get past the boot screen befor shutting down. If I try to go into the bios I can`t get past the bios screen. I have set the mobo jumpers for 400 fsb. I am still using my pc2100 ram until the new pc3200 ddr400 ram arrives, could this be the problem..
Windows xp proffessional 768 Mhz ram Asrock K7VT6-C mobo 400 watt psu.
Thanks Diodorus Siculus. I didn`t think of that. I took one piece of ram out and it worked. I had already e-mailed Asrock (but not replied) as I was confused about the ram configuration, it appears that you can only use one Dim socket if you are using 400fsb but as I was still using the PC2100 ram I thought it would be ok. Anyone want 256 DDR400 when I get it. I`ll be keeping an eye on the temperature of the cpu as it seems to be steady at 47 / 48 degrees at the moment using Akasa 786 cooler which is supposed to be correct for athlon3200xp. Where would we be without this forum.