simple i'm thinking, CPU or mobo.
so ... got another socket 462 athlon 1400 upstairs in a perfectly fine working pc. unplug them both, take the cpus out, switch them over. and still the pc doesnt work. same as before ... so its the motherboard right? wrong. tried the other pc (now with the original processor in it) and now thats doing the exact same thing.
so i give it up take the cpus back out swap them back over to their original pcs. now theyre BOTH doing it!
could i have a faulty mobo in pc 1, which then fried the new cpu as soon as i changed it over?
i'm seriously stumped here. and with 2 pcs that ... before putting in a (brand) new lan card in one earlier today. were working fine.