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System Board Post Error

I am receiving a post error - 127 System Board Error when booting an IBM Aptiva (OLD!!!). The processor speed is coming up as 0 Mhz in the BIOS. The processor is a Pentium MMX - Model #2161C8E, Serial #23AD138, BIOS version BVAUS4A, BIOS date 1/19/97. Any suggestions?
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AndreDekoltaCommented:
Ick, not good...check the IBM site for post codes...they are there.  Should provide you with the direction to go.
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SteveG00000Commented:
The error you mention is listed as this,

127    Aptiva processor speed error

From previous experiance I would say that your cpu is over heating, when started from cold does it work ok?

Try a new heatsink/fan

Maybe it is nearing time to upgrade the board and cpu!
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FriarTukCommented:
did you change any jumper on the motherboard, that may have changed the settings for the cpu?

if it has been overheating for awhile, it could've fried the cpu - you might could find a replacement cpu at http://www.pricewatch.com/cpu/

being the fact that it is old, it probably just needs new thermal compound between it & the heatsink/fan

or as steveg mentioned a new heatsink/fan, but better would be an upgraded mobo/cpu

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trumbulltechAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the feedback. The pc is rarely used and is definitely not overheating.
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FriarTukCommented:
well ok
you say it isn't overheating, but it can overheat very quickly (ie <1 min) when there isn't a good conductor compound between the cpu & the heatsink/fan - the thermal paste deterioates over time so did you try adding more?

if the cpu is bad, it will need to be replaced - chck them out at pricewatch

did you change any motherboard jumper settings for the cpu or ram?
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David523Commented:
Sounds like the following might help:

http://www.powerleap.ca/Downloads/IBMGuide.htm

I saw several postings with the same recommended solution.  Upgrade the BIOS.

The following site is at IBM for Downloads:

http://www.ibm.com/products/finder/us/finders?Ne=5000000&collection=dblue&tmpl=%2Fproducts%2Ffinder%2Fus%2Fen%2Ffinders&finderN=1000100&pg=ddfinder&lc=en&collectionN=4294967280&sid=124245071149776053832&cc=us&C1=5000998

Hope this Helps!!!
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FriarTukCommented:
wrong one, this one is for help closing
http://www.experts-exchange.com/help.jsp#hs5
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trumbulltechAuthor Commented:
Did not receive a helpful reply in time and we also decided that this pc was too old and needed to be upgraded. How do I close this out?
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FriarTukCommented:
read this section on closing from EE help
http://www.experts-exchange.com/help.jsp#hs5
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SteveG00000Commented:
Good luck upgrading then.
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David523Commented:
:-)
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trumbulltechAuthor Commented:
Could the moderator please either delete or close this question? Thank you.
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trumbulltechAuthor Commented:
After looking over the given answers - David523 gave helpful info to what would have been the route to take had we decided to fix the old clunker.
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David523Commented:
Thank You!!! :-)
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