Question about Foxconn 661MX Motherboard
Help! I got my PC repaired last December and my original mobo got replaced with a Foxconn 661MXPlus motherboard. The thing is I cannot boot into safe mode or my PC automatically shuts down when I boot-up sometimes or when I try to reinstall windows xp after setup loads. Also, windows hangs indefinitely when I load games or do my video editing.
I ran Memtest 86 and found no problems with my memory. Also used the onboard VGA instead of the AGP card and that didn't eliminate the problem. Removed any PCI cards and booted up, but the problem is still there. Tried installing Ubuntu but it won't boot, and I can't even reinstall Windows with a blank hard disk because my PC shutsdown after "Setup is starting Windows". Tried resetting the CMOS, but the problem went away about 30 seconds before hanging and then the same problems came back after resetting the computer.
My CPU fan reaches about 77 degrees Celsius and I never overclocked my PC.
What should I do? Will buying a better CPU heat sink solve the problem (maybe because of auto shutdown), or should I do something else with my PC?
Here are my specs:
Foxconn 661MXPlus motherboard
Intel Pentium 4 3.0GHz w/ HT
1GB (2X512MB) PC3200 memory
500W Power Supply
BFG GeForce 7600 GS OC 512MB AGP
Sony DRU-700A Optical Drive
40 GB Maxtor? ATA HD (Primary) and 250 GB Maxtor ATA HD (Slave)
4 slot USB 2.0 PCI card
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.
Hope this helps!
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