amd (oc'd) sudden startup problem
Posted on 2004-04-17
My computer specs:
athlon xp 2500+ (running at 2.15ghz with stock cooling)
stock cooling rated for a xp 2800+
asus a7n8x-x (with cpu overheating protection)
40gig seagate barracuda 4
512mb ram (kingmax)
512mb grforce 5200
NOW, lets start.
I have had the configuration for my cpu at 1.750v, 195 internal fsb, and multiplier 11, and it has been working fine for the five months I have owned my computer. It is idling at 38c, and at 51c max load...nothing too extreme. Today I turn my winxp machine on as usual...and what happens as it is loading the programs? Freeze - reboot. As I was in a hurry anyways, once the ocmputer was restarting I just turned it off from the back and left. Guess what? As I return home ... my computer will no longer boot. Fans are fully functional, lights, cdroms, action, but, the harddrive isnt doing any reading as usual (system can be booted without harddrive...tried without success) and the screen is not turning on. After numerous of attempts of looking inside of the computer, to resetting the BIOS, I have turned to this fine forum for advice. I did do research myself, but, without success, I found no helpful resources that accurately describe my situation.
the obvious lies restlessly on my mind
What is wrong, and how could I ever fix it?