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  1. Okay, thanks everyone. I think I'm just going to look for the speaker wire and yank it.
  2. So far my system has been running incident-free for about a week since I built it. Every time I fire her up I get the typical initial beep. However, it is quite loud. Is there a way to control the volume in BIOS? Also, is this beep motherboard related or case related? My case (Kingwin KT-424-BK) has a speaker on the inside bottom. Don't know if there is a volume control for it but I suppose I can check the manual that came with it, although it is crap.
  3. Skip, very interesting advice. I found this link and think it is what you're suggesting: http://labmice.techtarget.com/windowsxp/ar...es/changeID.htm
  4. Thanks, fellers. I don't mind doing a complete re-format since I hardly put anything on the hard drive anyway.
  5. Hi everyone. I just built my system this past weekend with the parts listed in my signature. Overall, it was a pretty smooth build without any major hitches. I will be removing the stock heatsink/fan once I get the backplate for the Swiftech MCX7400-V that I bought. I used Arctic Silver Ceramique but have been advised that rubbing alcohol and a cotton cloth would remove the Ceramique from the CPU heatspreader. The real issue is this: I installed what has turned out to be an unlicensed copy of Windows XP Pro that I had been running on a previous system for almost three years. Apparently, Microsoft can detect this as it will not allow me to download Service Pack 1 which I need in order to run some new games. So, I purchased a licensed copy of Windows XP Pro from Newegg. My question is how do I completely uninstall the old Windows XP from my hard drive and reinstall the new copy? Do I just keep the new CD in the drive, reboot and do a clean install? Do I have to re-format the hard drive? Thanks in advance for the help. -OS
  6. Thanks, UghMAS for the HSF advice. Good luck to you also. I'll post some overclocking results in the next few weeks after I get her up and running and stable.
  7. Got it!! The guilty culprit was an old keyboard I got from my attic. I realized it when the Caps Lock light did not come on. Good thing I had another spare laying around. Okay, I'm in BIOS now. Time to start tweaking around. Thanks for the help DS and everyone else. I'll post more results tomorrow. -OS
  8. Okay, I booted up, got the same message but then put my Windows cd into the cd drive and restarted. Then the system went right into the Windows Setup and prompted me to press F6. Did I miss the prompt to get into the BIOS? I didn't see a "press Delete" message
  9. Hi DS. No, I can't get into the BIOS. The DMI Pool message is the only thing I can get. I'm not supposed to have my Windows XP cd in the cd drive yet, am I?
  10. No. This was the very first power on of the system. Should't I have to get to the BIOS first?
  11. Okay, I've got everything installed and when I powered up for the first time I got the big Lan Party UT screen but then got the following message: "Verifying DMI Pool Data.......Update Success Boot from CD: DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER" And that's it - it stays on that message, nothing else. Anybody have any ideas? -OS
  12. Anyone else? I'm not sure why the 3400+ wouldn't be included.
  13. Does anyone know why the A64 Socket 754 3400+ Newcastle is not listed on AMD's CPU tables?: http://www.angrygames.com/AMD_CPU/AMD_A64/AMD_A64.htm Two 3400s are listed but they are Clawhammers (2200mhz). Where's the Newcastle??
  14. Rgone, I laughed reading your warning to DS. I had just been combing through some of the older threads from a few weeks ago and see that you gave him a similar warning when he wanted to take his oc'ing to the next level. He seems to be getting the hang of it and taking it in small steps. Hopefully, we will not see a new thread in the next few days by DS titled, "Think I just fried my CPU"
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