my computer not passing the post test and....

October 8, 2010 at 02:09:48
Specs: XP sp3, intel p4- RAM - 256 MB
hello Engineers...

My pc not passing the post test after changing CMOS and RAM, also my heatsink getting too much of heat while start the PC..

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October 8, 2010 at 08:24:56
You mentioned 3 of them is the problem.

1. you changed CMOS - what does that mean? You changed the battery? Or you entered the settings menu & changed things around? Improper CMOS settings can screw up a system.

2. you changed the RAM - are you 100% sure it's compatible? Is there more than one RAM stick installed? Did you try the new one by itself? Did you try it in different slots? Does the system work with just the old RAM installed?

3. heatsink is hot - it's supposed to get hot....that's it's job! The heat from the processor "sinks" into the metal base them flows to the fins & gets blow away by the fan. If it's TOO hot, then there's a problem. Is it dirty or dust clogged? is the fan working properly? Did you knock it loose when you were messing with the RAM?

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October 14, 2010 at 05:34:44
hi jam..

sorry for late reply..

Actually the problem i have seen was with the heat sink.. I applied the coolen past under the heat sink as per the steps which is in text boot. than also its getting too much heat than normal.

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