Question about Dell (E210882) Motherboard
When I power up my Dell P4 (E210882 motherboard, Rev. A01), the CPU fan comes on full speed. Windows XP starts to boot, but freezes.
Is this likely to be a motherboard problem? If I replace the motherboard, would it be smart to try to upgrade it to something more powerful?
I use my computer all the time - mostly for email and word processing, but I also do some video editing with it.
Should the cpu fan & heatsink changeout not fix things for you... my suggestion(due to increasing encounters of this kind) is to check the board for capacitors that may have bulging tops, or junk coming out from their tops... also known as bad capacitors. This seems to be a real issue these days with numerous trash china brands of capacitors on the market. Within the past month I've come across 3 motherboards, 1 power supply and 1 router where it's the fault of the bad capacitors that this thing goes(or is-going) down.
They can be replaced via a little soldering work.
Should that be your cup of tea... I will recommend you visit:
I've been scouring their forums learning all sorts of things in the past weeks.
I hope things turn out well for you & your system.
Posted on Jan 10, 2010
It is a thermal problem. Try replacing the CPU fan & make sure you use a good thermal grease when reinstalling. Hope this helps.
Posted on Jan 13, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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