Have a ABIT KD7 mobo with a effective little AMD Athlon XP 1800+ that have been working fine for a good 2 years now.
2 days ago it got stuck in the Windows start-up and did not wanted to go further than to the windows logo screen. Rebooted the system and could not get it to activate the screen.... Stripped the system on components and used only CPU, mem, AGP video + floppy with System boot on it. Get past POST and booted up nicely to "DOS" mode. Attached Cd-rom still fine. Attached 1 HDD - no screen Attached 2nd HDD - get into BIOS and checked settings for the drives. Both was picked up by the BIOS with correct setting.
BIOS saved and boot again to get it to at least DOS, it reads from the floppy, but don't do anything else.
Disconnecting the HDD's and I got the DOS prompt again. Connected the HDD's and Swap Master/Slave setting still not prompt.
Checked the temp on the CPU and it showed 75 degrees Become a bit nervous since the BIOS shut down max level was 75 degrees.
Is the temperature level "normal" ? Have the CPU being damaged?
I'm stuck here, if any of you have some good ideas let me know.
I do have a SEMPRON 2400+ that I could change on the mobo, but I'm not sure the ABIT KD7 will support a SEMPRON.