Good day, a friend of mine brought his computer to me asking for help, he says that his computer periodically slows down and then turns off, so i tested it myself. The problem i was seeing is the processor (coz i already replaced it power supply and it still hangs and turns off), an Intel Celeron, because its heat sink if not sitting properly in place and two of the clips are broken so it wont sit properly in place, in addition to this, he was asking if he can still upgrade his computer to a higher state, such as pentium4, is it possible that hes motherboard, an ecs elitegroup p4vmm2 8.1 socket 478, was also affected or is it safe to just replace it with a new processor?
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Re: second opinion for ecs p4vmm2 8.1
It's ok to upgrade the processor to P4 the mother board is capable to run the pentium 4 2.0Ghz only . I said that because i'm using that type of motherboard ecs p4vmm2 with processor 2.0Ghz. But for my opinion the problem of your friend computer is not the processor is about the cooling fan heatsink because if the heatsink is not fit or properly lock the processor is over heating that's why the computer hanging and shutdown. If you can tight the two clip that was broken the problem is solved because i have also the same problem before one of my client computer. but if you friend want to upgrade to p4 it's better to buy also a new fan and heatsink for P4.
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Computer does not boot up The problem maybe the RAM, it is faulty or just needs reseating to make proper electrical contact. Reseat the RAM and then boot up your laptop. If it still does not boot up then remove the RAM module/s and take them to your friendly computer repair shop and get them to test the RAM for you. Just like you sometimes need a mechanic to repair your car, sometimes you do need a technician to diagnose and identify the fault or faults on your computer. Not only does a good service technican have the experience to deal with this type of problem, they also have the equipment that allows them to look at things the average computer user can't see, and he has a collection of replacement parts that can be used to quickly test individual components on your computer.
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I would assume that specific module would work, although it is not found on the QVL list from ECS for 1GB.. Most Kingston memory is pretty good with compatibility... However, in some cases, some motherboards will have trouble with the type of RAM you put into it. I would try to follow the spec from ECS listed HERE.
In the worst case, most retail stores will allow you to return the module and exchange it for another one if it does not work in your system.
i would check the hp/compaq website there support is second to none i have Evan put the drivers into i Thailand imported laptop a friend of mine brought whilst on business in Thai and broke it when he got back to the uk. i just went online to compaq/hp and downloaded all the drivers.
here it is my friend ..the link to the ECS official site. please download the drivers from there and instal them..easy like smile:) http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Products/ProductsDetail.aspx?detailid=507&DetailName=Driver&MenuID=1&LanID=0
you also have all the infos you need about the board there.. have a nice day man..and please rate my answer as good as you can...bye bye...
I think you're saying you've got XP installed, but the second drive isn't showing up. You need to format the drive. Right-click My Computer/Manage/Disk Management. The drive should show as unallocated. Right click and select format. It may ask you to create a partition first.