I just got a AMD 2100 XP cpu to replace my current 1200 AMD and also put in 400 watt power supply and now when I boot up it will lock up at the memory test area.
I have tried different memory and the ECS board will take up to 2100 cpu. When I put 1200 cpu back in runs fine. Could chip be bad or is bios wrong? Please HELP! Thanks Dave
P.S. It is a ECS K7S5A board and I have 512 megs of cheap ram.
I have a 400 watt power supply.
<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by mason4 on 11/01/02 11:05 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
I would try your old power supply first. It worked fine with your old cpu. The ecs board can be picky about the ps. If your new power supply is a cheaper brand, it may actually perform worse than the old one. Wattage ratings mean little. If that doesn't work, I would get a replacement board. I've had good luck with the via kt266a chipset, but the kt333 or 400 is recommended now.
I switched from AMD to p4 and what a difference!!! I have not had a single problem with my computer period. It's been on strait for 3 months. well with a shutdown and reboot sometimes because i installed a program or removed a program.