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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The motherboard has 2 memory slots with each slot allowing up to 1GB modules of DDR PC2700, DDR PC3200, DDR2 PC2-5300 with a maximum of 1GB per slot. Do not mix RAM speeds.
As for hard drives, the board has the capacity of:
PATA (Parallel) - 2 x ATA100 4 Dev. Max SATA 1.5 Gb/s - 2
I would assume that the 500GB drive you have is a SATA drive. and the 80GB as PATA. If that is the case, then the two drives would be on different controllers and would work in the system. Typically, it is recommended that the SATA drives is the main hard drive holding your OS.
As always, you would need an open bay in your computer case as well as adequate power to the PWS to complete the installation.
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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if u can open the cpu cabinet, check on the motherboard if u have a slot as shown in the left picture.. if it has, then u can connect the sata hard disk. if not ur motherboard only has ide connectivity.
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.