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  1. Max Leung

    Computer hangs after 10 minutes

    Cool you got something working! The RAM could just be incompatible with the new motherboard. Or the BIOS misidentified the RAM and used the wrong clock timings, causing it not to boot. Oh well.
  2. Max Leung

    Computer hangs after 10 minutes

    A bit too late for this, but hey it might help: Correcting System Hang at Startup
  3. Max Leung

    Computer hangs after 10 minutes

    Heh, I was part of the B.C. refugee wave back in 1999/2000. Everyone I knew back then was from BC. :) Now I see Saskatchewan plates all over the place. Man, it's amazing how different they drive. The concept of signalling is foreign to them. Guess that's what happens when your highways go...
  4. Max Leung

    Computer hangs after 10 minutes

    I should move back to Edmonton...the people are more fun, and the weather is PREDICTABLE, just like your computer. :) Good luck with your new motherboard...you might be forced to upgrade everything else if they don't sell a P3 compatible motherboard anymore.
  5. Max Leung

    Computer hangs after 10 minutes

    Hmmm, you could be running some hidden program somewhere, that XP didn't flag as being incompatible (and hence did not disable). Try booting in Safe Mode and see if the problem goes away. There could be a virus or spyware or some utility that is kicking in shortly after you hit the desktop that...
  6. Max Leung

    Computer hangs after 10 minutes

    Not sure about the HT power thing...should be easy to test though, just turn off all your HT components. :) I think power line problems is not very likely. Are you running a PC monitor program, that tells you the temperature and voltages of your motherboard and CPU? If possible, try borrowing...
  7. Max Leung

    Computer hangs after 10 minutes

    *alarm bells ringing* You have a Voodoo3 2000? Ouch. :) Try reseating the cards in your PC...removing the cards, then put them back in again. Could be that a card wasn't seated right and isn't making good contact. Also, perhaps you're having a software problem. Try disabling your screensaver...
  8. Max Leung

    Computer hangs after 10 minutes

    There is a DOS-only app called Memtest86 that is highly regarded for memory testing. Use Google to find it, as I'm at work and have limited access. Will the computer still reboot if you remove all cards except the video card? Try swapping SIMMs if you can. If you have more than one SIMM...
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