Originally Posted by Dom02
Well I was just taking my computer apart and when I took the processor off the motherboard I notice that one of the pins was bent!!! So I straightened the pin and put everything back together. Now it seems to be working fine, formatting my HD at the moment.
The only problem I'm having is that it doesn't seem to recognize my serialATA HD.
Is it the machine itself not recognizing it, or windows? Windows XP needs SP1 or greater to recognize SerialATA drives.
Okay here's one I need an opinion on. Back before the turn of the year I was building a machine. I first of all grounded out the motherboard and fried it, because it never occured to me to put risers on there because fit and lined up without them, which the guy nice enough to test my board for me at Computer Renissance found absolutely baffling (been meaning to hang it in my cubicle at work as my motherboard of shame), and so I had to buy another one (got the same model, a Matsonic board, model MS8147C+). This one I installed fine, and it worked fine... for a little while. I was booting to a 98 HDD, so it went along installing all the system devices, and then rebooted. But it never came back. No video (I don't think I had a speaker attached to it so I don't think it would POST before when it did work). I thought I had fried my video card or something, because othewise it would turn on and off just fine (that board doesn't have onboard video so I couldn't check that) the way a normal machine would, just nothing. But the video card works I'm using it in my machine.
The reason I care about it now is because my friend's motherboard is starting to die and he's going to be needing a new one, but it's an old Celeron 633 MhZ machine and his dad doesn't want to spend very much money on comptuer stuff (and my friend doesn't have a job). So I offered to sell them my processor and motherboard for 50$ (or with a different motherboard, but still that same price). But I'm not sure what's wrong, whether it be the motherboard or the processor. I really hope it's not the processor or I'll be losing out on this (I found a motherboard that will work that's about $30, but a 2000+ Athlon XP doesn't run less than 50$)