Ok, I finally got all the parts for my new PC, and put it together, but it has major problems.
Here is the hardware:
Asus A7V333 RAID
Athlon XP 1800+
256 MB PC2700 DDR
Samsung 40 GB ATA 100 (2)
300 W ADM approved power supply
Palit GeForce 4 Ti4200 128 MB
The first time I attempted to boot, the BIOS came up and asked me to select the Processor speed (1.1XX GHz, 1.53XX GHz, or Manual) No matter wich speed I chose, the voice system would say “System failed due to CPU overclocking.”
After reseating the processor a million times, I tried switching RAM slots. This fixed that problem, the machine was now able to boot from a WIN 98 boot disk.
I configured the RAID array, and tried to use FDISK to partition it (instructions say to do this). It repeatedly froze at anywhere from 1% to 50% while verifying drive integrity.
I decided to disconnect from the RAID and just plug one of the HDs into a regular IDE connector to see if the drive was ok. It partioned correctly, formatted 100% (on the 3rd try, it froze the first 2 times), started calcualting free space, and then I get
“Your Program has caused a divide overflow error.”
Now I get that same error when I try to do anything after booting from the boot disk. I also tried other boot disks, the other HD, always get the same error.
I tried running DocMemory, but it froze before the test was complete, no errors found.
The hardware monitor in the BIOS shows the processor temp as 104º F right after a format attempt.
Which component do I need to take back to the store? I don’t have any extra processors, RAM, or motherboards that I can use for testing (I only have old junk).
Thanks in advance.