comp keeps crashing HELP

By existz
Nov 22, 2003
  1. ok i recently just bought my new mobo and cpu, well everytime i run IE or try to play a game the program crashes. also when ever i install xp or such i get the OOBE error, so it does'nt let me activate it or anything. ive ran mem test and everything is good, ive tried win 98, 98se, xp home and pro and server 2k3 all does the same, i have also install redhat 9 and it crashes upon install. so i know its a hardware issue but i have took everything off except video card and i have replaced it twice, still same thing, i have update bios to the 2/17/2003 verision thats the latest i could find, if anyone else finds one newer it would be greatly appricated. any ideas??

    chaintech 7aia5 mobo with via chipset
    xp 1800+ cpu
    nvidia geforce4 mx440 64mb pci
    256 pc133, actaully i have 512 but not installed
    40gig wd hd
    soundblaster live sound card
  2. Hodsocks

    Hodsocks TS Guru Posts: 389

    Are you sure the Athlon XP processors are supported by your motherboard?
  3. existz

    existz TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yeah im sure, but ive just noticed that when i ran bios agent its sayin its unknown and that my memory is 512, which i have 256 installed and that it hold up to 2048mb which it only holds 1024. any ideas?
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