Well I was down in Texas helping my mom with her computer and I ran into some issues. Her only complaint was her sound but as a true geek I started looking into other things I could fix. As it turned out I never did resolve the sound issue but I'll talk about that later. Her computer had the following parts:
-pcchips - p29g
-intel celeron 400
-ide hd and cdrom
-onboard everything else
-1gb pc3200 ram
So she bought it while I was busy and she made a horrible choice, but I decided to go to Frys and pick up a new cpu and better fan. I ended up getting an e5300 dual core 2.6ghz processor and a xigma tek dark knight heat sink/processor. The install went perfectly. I booted it up and it worked so much faster...then the problems started. I decided to work more on the audio and decided to flash with a new bios. That didn't work and the computer came up with the following message in the "post."
this processor is not supported on this system board...
So I looked that up and found that message to be given a lot with overclocking. My mobo, crappy as it may be, supports a 1066 fsb. I figured there was something wrong but I can't figure out what to change. I know intel chips have the multiplier locked. Using "setfsb" I was able to determine that the fsb was set at 200 because of the ram multiplier - which maxes out the ram at 400. If I try to adjust the fsb up than it locks up and shuts down. From what I understand, I can't change the fsb any higher because of the memory limitations. If that's true, then how do I ever go about fixing the error message in the post or do I just leave it?
Finally, right after the post, the blinking cursor shows up. It eventually loads windows but it takes forever. At first I thought it wasn't going to load and I had totally bricked the computer. I left the room and found out it still worked it is just taking forever now. What did I do?
The audio still doesn't work and I think that is a mobo hardware issue. I believe the onboard is broken but maybe I'm wrong on that too.
I'd welcome any help, thanks a lot, Ben