Problems with a New CPU
Posted on 1998-09-14
I have a Tyan Tomcat IV motherboard with a P75 CPU running Windows 98. I want to "upgrade" the P75 CPU to an AMD K6 200 (which the board supports).
I installed the new CPU chaning all jumper and voltage settings as per my manual. Windows is not ahppy with this at ALL.
I started the system and confirmed that the BIOS recognized thenew chip. Windows gave me some type of error that there was a probem wiht my files and I would need to restart (don't recall the exact error). This happened a couple of times so I decided to just reinstall W98. Well Scandisk kept reporting gazillions of errors (and fixing them). The closest I ever got was just past the "copying files for setup..." and then the system locks up. I finally switched all jumpers back and put the old CPU in. W98 is very happy with this setup.
What am I doing wrong?