I have an Albatron K8X800 Pro II Version 1 motherboard. I purchased this new about 3 years ago. Last week it would not boot up. Voice Genie keeps saying, "Your CPU may have a problem." I began to check for problems. I removed the heatsink and fan and cleaned the thermal paste from it. I checked for any bent pins (none were found). I cleared the CMOS and put the CPU back in and it booted. It loaded the Windows XP desktop and then about 1 minute later the screen froze up. I shut down the PC and tested the power supply (all voltages were correct). I plugged the power supply back in and started the computer. Again I got, "Your CPU may have a problem." I cleared the CMOS again and tried to boot and got the same error. I then removed the heatsink and fan again and put it back in and it booted. It loaded the Windows desktop partially and then froze again. I used my other computer and downloaded the latest BIOS (R1.13). I tried booting up the computer again and got the same error. I then removed the heatsink and fan, and put it back on and it booted. I had it boot from the floppy and I updated the BIOS. After the BIOS updated I reset the computer and it booted into Windows for a couple minutes before it froze up again. Thinking that the problem was the CPU, I went and purchased a new AMD Sempron 3000+ (Socket 754). I replaced the CPU and heatsink and fan with the new one and I booted up the computer and I got, "Your CPU may have a problem" again. I do not know what else to do. I do not understand why it boots up for a minute or two if I remove and replace the heatsink and fan. I also do not understand why the "NEW" AMD Sempron 3000+ won't even boot. Any help is appreciated.
K8X800 Pro II Version 1 Motherboard
Athlon 64 3200+ original CPU, Replacement CPU: AMD Sempron 3000+
RAM 512MB DDR PC400
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 120GIG ATA
Optical Drives: MSI DVD/RW and MSI 16x DVD
3 1/2 Floppy
Video Card: ASUS V9560 128MB
Antec SL300S 300Watt Power Supply
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Re: Your CPU may have a problem
Have you removed all memory, other cards and unhooked all other drives to see if a short exists there? With a 300W PS some other component may be pulling too much that the CPU can't start so it tells you the problem is with the CPU or The CPU its refering to is on the video card?
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Have you tried removing the Cmos Battery? if not remove it and leave it outside for few minutes (5 mins) and reinstall it (do this while the Machine is off). Boot the system again. It's also important to re-seat all the components like, front panel connectors, usb connectors, audio connectors, hard disk, cd/dvd rom, processor, Ram, fan, power connector, etc... and clean whatever you can and then reconnect or reinstall them. If there's no actual cpu failure or motherboard faulty, your problem will be fixed.
Make sure you have the CMOS jumper set properly. Also, make sure you are using the correct memory. Are you certain that the video card is ok? You might want to try a different one. There are any number of things that could be going on. Please try these and get back to me..Thanks
No you don't. Find out what CPU you have and what socket is on the motherboard (it will be printed on the CPU socket). Then look at the memory to see what speed it is. Now look for a motherboard that supports both that CPU socket and that memory type/speed. Everything else just goes along for the ride. (Video card, though--do you need on-board video or do you need a socket to support the external card--check that, also)
First of all that is too old system that you are using, problems can be your CPU's golden legs are not connected well on motherboard, second your ram memory is not working good, maybe is slower or faster than that motherboard can receive.
First of all disconnect everything from motherboard ...if it does not work :
1. Remove cooler from cpu
2. remove cpu from socket, turn around CPU and look at those golden legs if they are moved aside
3. if they are moved turn them back on the line use needle or small pocket knife to do it and do it carefully
4. carefully place CPU back in socket
5. put CPU protective grease
6. put back cooler on CPU
7. remove ram memory from slots
8. look at the golden legs if there is no broken use clean cotton swabs and pure medical alchohol and clean the ram golden legs put the ram back in slot
9, do the same with your graphics card if you are using AGP slot
10. put back power cable 20 pins and 4 pins
11. Connect keyboard and monitor cable
12. Use screwdriver to shorten the power on pins
If it does not work than you should say goodbye to that motherboard and old technology that you are using and buy motherboard socket 775 or socket AM2 and new cpu and ram its cheap this days to have real dual core computer.