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hi i decided to do some major upgrades to an old pc of my cousins. I put in (semi new): - mboard - ram - cpu - graphics - sound ...
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    Linux Enthusiast Weedman's Avatar
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    pc from hell (with AI)


    hi

    i decided to do some major upgrades to an old pc of my cousins. I put in (semi new):
    - mboard
    - ram
    - cpu
    - graphics
    - sound card
    - more hdds

    after installing winXP and slackware, it worked for awhile. Then winxp started giving me stop errors (BSoD's) and slackware froze when i got into the gui. to make matters worse, some of the time the pc wont boot at all and gives me the bios beeps. The worst i have seen it do is make the monitor connected to it flash on and off continously. And by no fault of my own i snapped off the battery clip on the mboard which suprisingly has made the pc slightly more stable.

    my question is what the helll is going on?!?
    i think that it might be the motherboard

    please help i really want to get slackware working on this system

    weed
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    My advice is if you want to spend time on this (possibly) faulty hardware is to remove everything that is not essential , even the mouse to start with.

    Things I can think of to look into are :

    memtest86 .. make sure your not using dead memory

    hope you find this helpfull & and hope you find your fault ...

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    thanks ill try that
    unfortunatly, i have 3 assignments to do right now.
    ill get back to you if there is success or failure
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