-I loaded a cheep-o man bios (it’s a K7S5A)
-I over clocked it as high as it could go, and still start up... but kept a watch on the temps after running for a while, and they were fine.
-I put in new 2 new sticks of ram
-I loaded a custom XP theme pack
Now after all this it worked fir a while, then one day it would start up say system memory amount has changed, then proceeds, at the windows startup screen the progress bar goes by twice then the screen goes black…. So the first thing I did was change the CMOS battery because the computer had been sitting for quite some time. Then I tried to load Linux (slackware) (the OS I was going to switch to) everything was going fine when I was choosing installation type and everything, but when it starting loading off the CD it gives an error. I assume this error was because of the hardware not the Linux cd… and I don’t have the XP professional disk the guy I got the comp from never gave it to me… I also don’t care if I loose the info on the hard drive.
Is this a hardware problem or XP? Or how do i fix this?