im having problems with my crappy old computer.
Basically Its an old amd xp 2000 with a soltek 75drv5 mobo
I basically took the computer apart (parts and all) to get the mobo out in order to give it a good dusting and general maintenence (new thermal paste, removing dust etc).
Now, as im trying to reinstall windows xp, i am unable to do so.
The system hangs up at different installation times sometimes with an error message with some hex code.
Im sure the hard drive is ok as i have tested it, not too sure about the memory, BUT
As i went into bios to have a look at the temps the abs ii temp is at 80 degrees celsius while the other temperature is 44! can there really be that much difference in temperature in a space difference of a few millimeters? or is there something wrong here?
I have not mucked around with oc-ing so its not like im bumping the vcore or anything to get the temp up. (keep in mind this is the temp AFTER the thermal paste and heatsink cleaning.
Checked already that all fans are running.
Anyone have any clues? should i flash bios? (since my comp is basically unusable, i cant do anything but get into bios)
your help in advance!