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Did I fry my chip????

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Posted on Monday, September 9, 2002 - 9:51 pm:   

This is my first attempt at building my own computer, I have a fair knowledge of hardware beforehand but I've run into a problem...

I have an AMD Athlon XP 2000+ with a FIC AD-11 motherboard. I've got all my major stuff installed and connected correctly, but I needed a video card, so my friend brought two over but he wasn't positive that either worked. One is PCI and one is AGP, I tried both, when I boot up all my fans come on, my power and floppy lights come on, my IDE light flashes once and the screen stays black. I'm currently looking for a video card that I know works, but my question is, is it possible that this is happening because I might have fried my processor?? Before I put my CPU fan on, my friend helping me plugged the power supply into the wall and let the comp run for about 5 seconds until he smelled something burning.

Any help is appreciated, thanks.
Posted on Tuesday, September 10, 2002 - 1:51 am:'s very possible. see if you can get another one on loan to try it.
Posted on Tuesday, September 10, 2002 - 4:07 am:   

Thanks man, I'll look around.
Posted on Monday, September 23, 2002 - 2:57 am:   

Most probably, you must have blown up your M/B or your RAM. Try swapping your RAMs or try using a spare one.
Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2003 - 5:16 am:   

the durons would fry if you forgot to put the fsb down to 100. but thats no problem the the athlons, they dont fry as easily. 5 seconds may not have been enough.. ten would though! Also, be sure to apply an even and thin layer of thermal compound and not to chip or crack your cpu when attaching the fan!!! also make sure its very tight. That can make a difference fo 25C!! - thermal paste you use and heatsink type - copper or aluminium. Also, unplug everything from the board if it doesnt boot up, turn off the power (leave the cpu in!!) and one dimm. then clear the bios by shorting the cmos clear jumper. then power it on, connect a speaker. If it's the graphics card thats the problem you'll hear one or three beeps. Ram is continous beeps. CPU failure just does nothing. If the fans dont power up the motherboard is bust or short!
good luck, and be patient.

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