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hi everyone. here's my comp
Asus A7A266
Inno3D geforce2 MX200 64 mb
512MB DDR samsung
Sony DVD
Lite On CDRW
Maxtor 40GIG hard drive 5400rpms
3Com 56k
Realteck Ethernet card
Creative SoundBlaster Live

recently when i installed a new heatsink and fan, i booted my computer up and it would show where it would read the memory part, then it froze. i restarted and it didn't boot up anymore. i took off my heatsink and fan. took of the Athlon 1.4 Tbird and on the bottom was a sticker that was all black. i bought a new one and installed it. it did the same exact thing. I asked someone on my dorm floor what was wrong. they said it was the tape in back. but when i bought this computer 5 months ago it ran fine with the old processor's tape on back. i checked my jumpers and they're all on default. my power supply is an Antec 400W. is my motherboard fried? the motherboard's power LED comes on. i'm not sure what's wrong anymore. should i have a professional look at it? thanks!!!!
 

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when i installed the heatsink and fan did all that. laid it straight and made sure the padded parts of the heatsink and fan were touching. oh and i never turned on the comuter without a heatsink or fan. iono if this would matter but when i had my old athlon in i did changed the BIOS settings so the 1.4ghz was down to 1.0ghz. would this effect my cpu? if so how can i change the settings back without going into BIOS. i know i can change the multiplier and all that but what settings do i manually set them equal to? or is there a way i can reset all my BIOS settings without going into it because i can't bootup. thanks!!!
 
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