i just installed fresh windows xp and when tryin to install software the computer cut off...i have a PCCHIPS M848ALU V2.1 motherboard and AMD Athlon 2600+ Processor...i set everthing in bios to default....can somebody help?
i was tryin to install my usb network adapter, when i tried to install any software (winamp, aim, etc..) it cut off. dont have any other hardware installed, just video card, everything else is onboard. i checked the temp of the cpu its like under 70C (45C - 60C). i even set the processor at lowest speed possible.
and it just straight out turns off or does it come with a blue screen of death?
so when you first came to this problem, you were installing a network adapter...
did you try unplugging that, and see if your computer works without that... and how long?
at first if your tempereatures are 50 thats fine, but if its like 60, then i think thats not good enough, if your computer starts being stressed it can easily jump 10 or 20 more C, and that would result in overheating which is why the instant shut off.
I would check the cpu cooler just in case, try to see if it is firmly in place, and spins fast enough.
now it sometime freezes when windows starts up (when loading after the windows xp screen), it just cut off no blue screen of death, i just got the mobo n processor, tryin to get it to work, i check the cpu temp in bios and its like 45c - 47c, cpu fan is spinnin n cool....thanks for ur help, do you have any instant msger, i can aim u up for more help...do you think its the bios? or the speed i set the processor on? i think it did it when i was installing windows too, it freezes when copyin files, i had to install like 3 times
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