Intel Pentium 4 3.4Ghz CPU
2.25GB PC2700 Memory
2x 500GB SATA Hard drives
1x 160GB IDE Hard Drive
2x IDE CD/DVD Drives
Nvidia 7800 Video Card
Windows XP Professional
Windows Vista Business Dual Boot (set to XP default)
It sometimes hangs on bootup, before the Windows option menu (note it did this before I installed multiple OS on it) it hangs just after it finds both sata disks. The screen just goes blank and the computer jusat sits there doing nothing. Sometimes I have to constantly reset it, then it eventually boots up as normal. Any ideas?
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I assuming you want to install a new video card. Enter the BIOS and change from "onboard" to maybe PCI, PCI-e ,PCI 1x etc, shutdown the PC install your card. Start PC and install the software for the new GPU if windows 8 doesn't have a driver of its own.
click start right click on my computer select properties you should how much ram you have installed and how much available it looks like it is capable of 4GB of ram remember when adding more ram try to keep the same brand/type as some motherboards will only work with the one type of ram together and always place the larger ram closest to the cpu central processing unit Toshiba Mk4025gas Pm ... Shipping: FREE Total: $98.72 Memory Specifications Module Size(s): 2x4GB Type
Intel Celeron M 370 1.50GHz
Phoenix BIOS. Press F2 to enter
512MB PC2700 DDR SODIMM (2 memory slots. Max 2GB) **
40GB Toshiba MK4025GAS
Philips DVD+-RW SDVD 8441
14" TFT (Native Res.1024x768)
SiS 661FX (64MB shared)
Realtek AC'97 audio
SiS 900 integrated fast ethernet Atheros AR5BMB5 Wireless LAN *
Agere systems AC'97 modem
1x Headphone 1x Microphone 1x PC Card 4x USB 2.0 1x Modem 1x LAN 1x VGA 1x S-Video (TV-Out)
SQU-504 (11.1v 4400mAh)
33 x 314 x 258 (HxWxD in mm)
The full system specs are: CPU: AMD Sempron LV 3000+ (1.8 GHz.) RAM: 1 GB. DDR-333, Kingston Chipset: ATI Radeon Xpress 200M (RS480M/SB450) GPU: ATI Radeon Xpress 200M HDD:ToshibaMK4025GAS (40 GB., IDE, 4200 RPM) ODD: TSSTcorp Combo (DVD-ROM/CD-RW 8x24x24x24) Other: - Texas Instruments UltraMedia Card Reader PCI xx21/xx11 - Broadcom 802.11g Wireless LAN OS: Windows 7 Ultimate (32 bits, obviously
as you can see there is a contradiction in how much ram but if its a windows 7 it will need a minimum of 2 gb of ram but it could use 4gb
hope this helps
I suggest adding 2X 1GB DDR PC2700 memory sticks. Crucial also recommends it, but as long as it's only 1gb thats DDR PC2700 per stick it's compatible, so you can shop around if you like and choose the cheapest.
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Do you have any extra things plugged into the usb ports? (external hard drive,Ipod,Flash drive) anything like that can sometimes cause pc's to hang at boot they will try to boot to that device instead of your hard drive
It is telling you that the motherboard can't find the first item on the boot order where it is looking for an operating system, or a bootable disk CDR-DVR. This is usually the DVR Optical Device, or it may be the hard drive. Check your connections on DVR and Hard Drive both at the device and and at the motherboard. Pins in the hard drive and DVR are fine and easy to bend.
Well you do not need exactly the same motherboard. You need a motherboard that has the exact CPU socket, DDR slots and AGP or PCI slot.
Here are the specifications for the motherboard:
Processor - AMD Athlon/Athlon XP/AthlonXP Barton/Duron Processor - FSB 200/266/333MHz Chipset - North Bridge: NVIDIA nForce2 IGP - South Bridge: NVIDIA nForce2 MCP - I / O Chip : Winbond W83627HF Memory - 3 DDR Sockets: - DDR200 to 400 non-ECC DDR SDRAM up to 3GB (Single Channel) or up to 2GB (Dual Channel) Expansion Slots - 1 x AGP 8X/4X slot (1.5V Only) - 3 x PCI slots (PCI 2.2 compliant) IDE Connectors 2 ATA133 channels (up to 4 ATA 133 IDE Devices) Onboard I/O Connectors - 1x Floppy Connector - 2x USB 2.0/1.1 header (4 ports USB cable optional) - 1x CD_IN header - 1x COM Port header - 1x S/PDIF in/out header (S/PDIF in/out cable optional) - 1x CPU fan header with fan rotation detection function - 1x System fan headers with fan rotation detection function - 2x 5 pin system panel header (Intel spec) - 1x 3 pin Power LED header - 1x 4 pin Speaker header - 1x Front audio header (Intel spec) - 1x Case Open detection header - 1x Wake on LAN - 1x 4 pin TV-Out header So you have to buy a motherboard that has Socket A, that support DDR I memories and has an AGP slot (for the video card).
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You can install up to a max 2 GB RAM and can add a 2nd hard disk
See the following Specs for your computer.
HP Compaq Business d530 Ultra-Slim (Pentium 4 2.8GHz, 256MB RAM, 40GB HDD, XP Pro)
First things first - once you have all the components properly seated (sometimes if a RAM chip or CPU heatsink/fan isn't quite right it'll cause those problems) clear the CMOS entirely. There should be a jumper somewhere near the CMOS battery - move it from the 1-2 seating to the 2-3 (with the system powered down) and count to ten. Move it back over and then try booting up again. If the problem continues, swap the memory chips. Otherwise repost once you've tried the recommendation.