- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
I have found Windows 7 to be the easiest operating system to install but you need to have a minimum of usually 1 gig of ram. I have gotten it to work with less but it is slow. Just make sure you are connected to the internet with a Ethernet (network) cable so windows will find and update all your drivers. Back up and save all important information before starting, and do a clean install. I have used the Windows 7 file and transfer wizard which is easy to use. I have attached that link below.
Well it sure sounds like an overheating problem, and 77 degrees celcius is way too high, specialy if it's right after boot! try reseatting the heatsink and make sure the repair place put a thin coat of heatsink compound paste on the processor. You need to bring that number down so really pay extra attention to the heatsink.
The next thing would be a bad memory module check out http://www.cas411.com/ShowArticle.aspx?ID=66 , it talks about surprising behaviors of PCs when a memory goes bad.
Sounds very much like the capacitors are gone.
Have a close look at all the capacitors.
I think you will find some that have bulged at the top, may or may not be leaking brown liquid.
If they are, look at it as an opportunity to get a better board!