Discussion in 'Hardware' started by MarkW7, 3 Dec 2008.
& May finally be buying some RDRAM!
Change of plan
My Technician has now give me a new motherboard from a dell dimension 4400 which takes DDR SDRAM which is better, cheaper, easier to get.. & the motherboard also has a built in VGA unlike other!!
One thing.. the CD drive someone give me was smashed inside and doesn't open looking for a replacement now then should all be good!
Just need a cooler for my graphics card.
Hiya - back again!
Just located the 9800 pro cooler - all good, though the push-pins are an ickle bit mangled (should still work OK)....
- looks like it will fit your card from what I can make out!
I can pack it up with some thermal grease and send it off to you in the next couple of days.
- Drop me a PM with your address mate.
Case: Dell Dimension 8200
Motherboard: Dell Dimension 4400
RAM: DDR SDRAM - 256mb, think. | - Max - 1GB, << Aiming for Takes max 512mb each slot, | 2 slots.
Processor: Pentium 4, 1.80GHz ok for now looking for a better cheapish one.
DVD-ROM Drive! - HP
Harddrives - Seagate 40gb and western digital 300gb. Both seem to be playing up going to get somebody to look at them.
Extras - Usb 2.0 card
LAN Card 10/100
Can get into POST and BIOS but i can install XP, [Boot from cd] =[
So close to victory and i'm sure it will come soon.
Anything else i need / can add.
Will be posting more updates soon!
Check the BIOS and make sure you've set it to boot from CD before the HDD.
Tried that still no.
It comes up boot from cd... i tap several keys and it doesnt do anything, then just goes onto the black screen were it says start windows normally and keeps reloading that every 30 secs.
and i cant do anything but turn comp off.
are you using a PS/2 or USB keyboard as older BIOS versions may not support USB keyboards until you get into windows.
I am using a dell usb keyboard, but it is letting me use the keyboard to select things.
TBH its been about 6 months since i had to do any PC repairs, you could try it with a PS/2 keyboard if you can borrow one from a friend.
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