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bad motherboard?

Discussion in 'AMD Thunderbird' started by Stuart Southerland, Jan 25, 2004.

  1. This may be an impossible question to answer (or just a stupid one), but my
    computer, while it generally runs fine, often has trouble booting. It often
    takes an unreasonably long period of time, and sometimes fails to boot at
    all. I've started keeping the side panel off so I can access the bios reset

    Is the more likely culprit the processor, memory or motherboard? The reason
    that I mention the processor is that I have *underclocked* my 2400+ to
    2200+, and while the booting issue continues, the occasional blue screen
    crashes have stopped.

    I'd rather not replace all three at the same time...

    Thanks for any thoughts on what to try first
    Stuart Southerland, Jan 25, 2004
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  2. 1) There are no stupid questions.
    2) Sounds like the board to me.
    Doug Whitesell, Jan 25, 2004
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  3. Stuart Southerland

    Blaedmon Guest

    sounds like bad ram - if able try and replace it. If still no go, I'd
    suggest a look at yer HD, perhaps reflashing your bios, a hundred other
    things, but mainly I'd check your ram.
    Blaedmon, Jan 26, 2004
  4. Stuart Southerland

    Gene Guest

    Certainly RAM is the easiest to switch & test. If you have access to
    another compatible computer, try switching RAM. If problem does not go
    away, try switching power supply. If no joy...look for motherboard. Have
    you tried updating the BIOS?
    Gene, Jan 28, 2004
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