I'm so glad I have found this forum, I'm sure you can help me...PLZ!! :-)
I have the following system and I am confused at to the settings I need to set in my Bios:
AMD Sempron 2800+ (1600) S754 (sda2800ai03bx) not really sure if 64bit or not?
Biostar K8NHA Grand
NVIDIA nForce3 250 GB (AGP,PCI,2xDDR)
Case with a 400w PSU
The +12v line says 15A (I think you may need to know this?)
512MB DDR400 Samsung Original
AMD Original cooler/heatsink
Radeon 9100 64mb AGP
I have 3 HDD's but have tried with just one set up to see if the prob still occures, and it does. My main drive is a Maxtor 120GB 5400 (slow I know but a better one on the way!
When I last built my PC (with a Duron 900) I just plugged it in and my mobo did the rest. After reading messages here I believe this is not the case now and I will need to set up some things in my bios for my new system?
But here's the prob's I've been having. I built the PC yesterday and after a few initial sudden shut downs (before it got to windows) it booted ok and ran for a good few hours and I even managed a quick game of Oblivion for a hour or so! The next day, turned it on, shut down after 20 seconds or so, then tried again, shut down almost immediately. I waited 30 mins, same again, shut down just as the Win XP logo appears. This continued, start, shut down, ect ect then I gave up. I've boxed it all up to go back to be checked out but after seeing this forum I think I may be at fault with my setup?
If you guys can give some advice as to my bios setting ect I would really appreciate it and hopefully I can get my new PC off the ground ready for some bank holiday weekend gaming :-)