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Alois Luong

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  1. Hi, So I'm kinda new to DIY PC building. Recently, I decided to upgrade my old pc with a gpu (Gigabyte GV-N210D3-1GI Rev. 1.0). However, upon installing the hardware, my pc turns on (with the regular beep) but the monitor doesn't show anything. All the fans are on and the PC doesn't shut down. My specs are: - Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-945GCM - CPU: Intel Celeron 430 - PSU: 500W (local brand) - Memory: 2 sticks, 2GB DDR2 KINGMAX KLDE88F-B8KU5Y - Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB (with Windows XP)
  2. So the cooler I was using was an old, second-hand cooler manufactured by some local company. Probably not good enough for the Pentium. I'll try finding a better one.
  3. Hi, So I'm trying to build a 'rig' out of old/unused part I scavenged. I managed to get a working PC using this (1) motherboard (Gigabyte GA-945GCM-S2C) with this (2) pre-installed CPU (Intel Celeron Processor 430). I wanted to upgrade this rig to make it a bit faster so I added more ram (which worked fine), then I replaced the CPU with an Intel Pentium 805 SL8ZH (the same one as this (3)). However, we I use this CPU, the PC would shut down mid-boot up (sometimes even seconds after powering it on). I'm guessing my PSU is fine since it worked with the Celeron. Nonetheless, I still tried switching power outlets and PSU; disconnecting all non-essential components; cleaning all the connections; and applied new thermal paste. But still the problem remains. Does this mean that the Pentium CPU is defective or is there another issue I've overlooked? EDIT: I think that it's worth mentioning that the CPU is very hot by touch even if it was powered on for only a few seconds. Perhaps a cooling issue? (1) https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/GA-945GCM-S2C-rev-10#ov (2) https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/29735/intel-celeron-processor-430-512k-cache-1-80-ghz-800-mhz-fsb.html (3)https://www.ebay.ie/itm/Intel-Pentium-D-805-LGA-775-CPU-Processor-2-66GHz-2MB-Cache-2C-533MHz-FSB-SL8ZH-/323812818489
  4. Hi, So I am currently trying to build a PC some may refer as prehistoric. After scavenging all the necessary parts from old/discarded computers, I built one myself. Here were the specs: - Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-945GCM - CPU: Intel Celeron 430 - PSU: 500W (local brand, see pic below) - Memory: 1 stick, Transcend 2GB 800Mhz DDR2 (see pic) - Storage: 120GB Kingston SA400S37 (taken from my current pc, used as the boot up drive, contains Windows 10) After assembling the pc, everting worked fine. I was able to boot up and, after connecting a wireless PCI adapter, I could access the internet. However, it was incredibly slow! I decided to make some minor upgrades to that the PC could be a little more usable. Here were the upgrades I made: (keep in mind that all of these components were either bought as second-hand or scavenged) - Memory: 2 sticks, 2GB DDR2 KINGMAX KLDE88F-B8KU5Y - CPU: Intel Pentium 2.66GHz 2M Processor 805 (not sure if this is the right link tho because it doesn't say pentium D on my cpu, see pic of mine below) - Also added thermal paste (Arctic MX-4) After re-assembling everything, I tried booting up but the pc would shut down mid-boot up. The chain of events are as follow: 1. I press the power button 2. The fans starts spinning 3. There is the usual beep 4. Boot up, BIOS appears on the screen allowing me to choose the drive to boot up from 5. Then BAM! Shut down! (Note: sometimes it would shut down a few seconds after the power button is pressed... as I said, random) Here's everything I tried doing so far: - Switched power outlet - Changed power cords - Cleaned every components using compressed air - Quintuple checked all of the connection - Disconnected all of the non-essential components for boot up (in my case, the SSD and wireless PCI adapter) - Replaced the PSU (twice) - Re-applied new thermal paste - Shouted at my PC - Took out and put back in the RAM stick - Changed the CMOS battery - Now here's the strange part: I switched back to the Celeron and everything worked fine again. Does this mean that the Pentium CPU is faulty in anyway? Is there any compatibility issue I've overlooked? Does my cooling system need to be upgraded?