|tested memory last night, win memtest 86+ and it done 9 tests and afterwards said everything was successful, so...dont know what else to try.|
New build? Why the old hardware? What video card do you have?...
been trying to build this for the last 8 months i know what you're thinking, ive changed the motherboard, and psu, and memory and it was the same then, couldnt install xp on the hdd, YES i did install sata drivers by pressing F6, i done it all, built a computer before 3ghz few years ago, went very smooth, but this 2nd build is terrible...i think its the cpu as thats the only part thats the same from the other pieces i sent back, but tested it with software diagnostics and it always say its ok...
the graphics card i got which was just temprary before you say its abit crap i know, is a galaxy geforce 8400 gs ddr2 256mb
last night had a look in direct x and as it was loading pages in it started winching about IACENC.DLL looked it up and its an audio driver but got it replaced with newer one.
running xp pro build 5.1 2600
would love to update the bios, but theres NO-WAY im doing that as it would prob (WOULD) CRASH half way through and render the mb useless...
also in safemode if im in there too long (talk about overstaying my welcome) it crashes...so im not an expert but i think overheating sounds right, i dont know!...puzzled, the cpu is 2nd hand, but software said its OK, is there anyother sureway of knowing if the cpu is ok?
i covered the whole of the cpu with VERY THIN layer of paste just to fill the mscopic holes in, so i guess thats ok.
was told to do it that way from this site ages ago, so dont hammer me for it ok.
the other memory i had was ddr2 800 memory 4ghz of it and used it on my other board and all the symptoms were the same, so when i got this board had to get 667 mem as thats what it says in the manual and crashes just the same, thats why i think its the cpu.
anyway will check this later, and thanx for your replies