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    One of my mates here wanted me to remove his heatsink, clean it and reinstall it... So I did, I removed his HSF and his CPU, cleaned them with alcohol, reapplied AS3 and reattached the CPU...

    All went fine... But now the POST screen reports something absolutely random, his CPU is an Athlon XP 1800+ (Palomino) but the mobo is now recognizing it as a mobile Athlon 4 1800+ and instead of running a stock speed of 1.53GHz, it's doing 1.47GHz... His multipliers were set on auto and when I specified it to be 11.5X, it failed to boot up...

    Have any of you experienced something as weird as this? Before that I was positive that the mobo recognized it as an XP 1800+, I've updated the comp to the latest BIOS, but that didn't make any difference. His motherboard is a Gigabyte GA-7VRXP (Rev 2.0). Rule out a connection problem, coz I've disconnected everything and reconnected them and checked jumpers and stuff... What do you guys think?
    Athlon XP 1800+ @ 1690MHz, 512MB DDR RAM(1x Apacer 256 + 1x Kingmax 256), Thermaltake V9, Gigabyte GA-7VRX, MSI GF4Ti4200 64MB, 40GB+80GB Seagate Barracuda IV, Creative Soundblaster Live! 5.1DE, Pioneer DVR-105 DVD-RW, Liteon LTR40125S, Samsung TFT 151s, Altec Lansing 641

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    This happened to me, when I put my HSF around backword :laugh: :laugh: . Check you didn't get any AS3 on any of the bridges, and make sure you have the latest BIOS, and even manually set the multiplier if you have to.

    EDIT: I just read your post again and you do have the latest BIOS. Hrmmm I would def. Clean off the CPU once more, and then go from there... Don't forget to try to reset the CMOS!
    Box:
    [Mobo] Asus A7N8X w/ Modified 1003 Uber BIOS w/ Custom Boot logo
    [CPU] Athlon XP 2200+ Thoroughbred
    [Memory] 512 Samsung PC3200 DDR400 w/ Copper Heatsink(s)
    [Video Card] Geforce 3 ti200 128 DDR Special Gold Edition

    Cooling
    [Case] All aluminum Skyhawk case w/ custom cut blowhole
    [HSF] Volcano 11 Xaser Edition
    [Northbridge] ThermalTake Crystal Orb
    [Southbridge] Aluminum Northbridge heatsink attatched

    Operating System:
    [OS] Windows XP Pro w/ SP1

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    Well I've actually already removed the heatsink and checked it twice already... I've also resetted the CMOS before... Funny thing is before it did recognize properly, now it's just weird... the HSF is not backwards and that's for sure :)
    Athlon XP 1800+ @ 1690MHz, 512MB DDR RAM(1x Apacer 256 + 1x Kingmax 256), Thermaltake V9, Gigabyte GA-7VRX, MSI GF4Ti4200 64MB, 40GB+80GB Seagate Barracuda IV, Creative Soundblaster Live! 5.1DE, Pioneer DVR-105 DVD-RW, Liteon LTR40125S, Samsung TFT 151s, Altec Lansing 641

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