Karlsweldt wrote:Hmmm... I turned the computer on to start a dual boot install of xp and it said there was a cmos battery failure... I replaced it, but maybe thats why i got all the problems? Is it possible?
The BIOS/CMOS battery is only a backup for when no AC power activates the PSU.. whether it be normal operation or stand-by. A +5 volt lead is always powered from the PSU, except when the AC mains are disconnected.
This powers the USB ports, real-time clock and the BIOS/CMOS needs.
The typical life of a BIOS/CMOS battery is around 3 years, depending on use. Once the battery starts to die, the CMOS does not have sufficient voltage to retain system settings. Could be a cause. But remote.I'd probably continue to use XP on the system myself.
The Windows XP OS version is tried and true, and very stable.. on almost any setup. I will continue to run Win XP on two of my systems until the "fat frog" croaks!!
Forget everything I said... I think it is my memory. I got windows 7 64 bit to accommodate my new RAM. I constantly got the BSOD when trying to go back to xp, so I put my old memory in and its lookin good so far. I don't udnerstand what the problem is though, if it wasn't compatible it would even turn on... When I get xp up and running I want the good ram to work so I didn't waste my money.
Old Memory: 3gb (1x2, 512x2) ddr3, 800mhz,
New Memory: 8gb (4x2) ddr3, capable of 1600mhz but autoset to 1333
On the case it says "Designed for Intel 6 series Platform" is that why?
Here is the link to the ram i bought: http://www.amazon.com/Patriot-Memory-PG ... B0093CJVXI
That isnt the exact memory, i thought it was because the heat spreader is exactly the same... Mine is 1600mhz, PC-12800