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Wannabe Geek

Topic # 30817 22-Feb-2009 12:44
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HP Pavilion a335w
MB: TriGem 2002052 (Glendale)
Socket/Prcessor:mPGA478 - Intel P4
FSB: 400 MHz

Blah, blah - Blah!! - it burnt a capacitor/or relay/stringy straight line or whatever. 

Replaced it with:

Asus P4G-LA (Corolla)
Same CPU
Added 512 MB ram to 256 already had. (PC133/DDR-1-333 SDRAMM)
Chipset: 845GL

Note: Drivers from HP only work w/XP

Knowing that a new Motherboard would render the recovery CDs useless, I blindly got a refurbed from an on-line supplier - no Comps-R-Us or anything close around this boony.

So, here's the history;

- Loaded '98 with few problems. (ignore, ignore, ignore, ignore again)
- in Safe mode, added NDIS driver
- run in unSafe
- grahpics inhale
- sound is not
- no www
- add PCI NIC, Had driver on floppy
- WWW! hooray

Installed XP:; -,

- After two or days of restarts (finally hooked up a reset button) XP got loaded
- '98 still working as flawlessly as may be expected.
- Everything works, still freezes in XP- Safe works - ran msconfig
- No freeze w/ driver32 unchecked
- Too many to go through, silly me
- reformat, try again
- flash latest bios from asus
- no luck, it's last week all over
- reinstall '98, it works
- replaced toothepaste with real thermal goop, no change.
- It's not a heat bother
- Try to load Ubuntu again.  it does not. It does frezze.

Being insane

- back to a featureless '98 - works; again -

Detailed PRW and jumper pin visual

- How do I do that?

On a personal note, Sorry to hear that King Gearge is still looking over your shoulder. Long live the truth of Patrick Henrey

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Wannabe Geek

  Reply # 198481 28-Feb-2009 09:13
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win98 works just finenow, finallly after eight days.

Since i'm new to this kind of procedure, how do I terminate this post?  Or should I just leave it 'till XP is up on hpJunk?

-Any Reply is good my friend.

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Wannabe Geek

  Reply # 201532 17-Mar-2009 04:55
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Update----- My Conclusion:

This box strongly dislikes anything other than what it's suposed to be. Note: Should have simply purchase a generic slot 478 mother board -howsoever: this is more Fun!  <;(

It deals with Win98 only maybe because I know DOS.  (Honestly!).

Well now since the only Linux Colenel that virtually works id SuSE 11.X, I'm off to linux forums.

Yes, the topic shall always be hpJunk.

TNX for all your views  ----


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