System hangs with new CPU
Posted on 2002-05-28
I have an odd little brand new computer. It came with a pentium 166 socket 7 cpu (which runs at 133 but I can't figure out the jumper settings to correct this). I upgraded to a k2-450 (which runs at 400) and now, I'm running windows 2000, and it just about gets to the ctl-atl-delete screen and then it hangs.
It's a safari premium computer. I'll be damned if I can figure out the make of the motherboard but it has SiS 530 chips on it.
My first guess is that the cpu is wonky but if that was true wouldn't it not boot at all. Also the 450 is not overheating. After it crashes I can take the fan and heatsink off and the 450 is cool enough to touch so I don't think it's a heat problem.
Thanks for your help,